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A trip to Rome is, for many couples, the trip of a lifetime. As such, you owe it to yourselves to stay in one of the city's most romantic hotels. At these grand Rome hotels, you can expect beautiful surroundings (many are quite historic), top service, and memories to last a lifetime.
Baglioni Hotel Regina
Baglioni Hotel Regina sits on Via Veneto, La Grand Bellezza, where meticulously groomed men strut in exquisite suits. Even old ladies tote their Prada bags with bravado. Just walk and walk....and soak in the Rome you imagined from the movies. Rooms range from your average suite (no rooms, only suites) to the Roman Penthouse (where Matthey McConaughey once slept). A junior suite is the size of a large studio apartment. It features a sitting/reading area with two velvety club chairs and an office desk, a comfortable king-size bed and a bathroom with a tub and dressing area, plus a balcony.
Considered one of the world's finest hotels, the legendary Hotel Hassler stands atop Rome's famed Spanish Steps, which affords guests panoramic views of the city. Just about every famous visitor to Rome in the past century has passed through the doors of this five-star hotel. The 87 rooms and suites are individually designed in a refined Italian style. Highlights include the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, Imàgo, and the neighboring, Il Palazzetto, a four-room 16-century palazzo containing a restaurant, wine bar with panoramic terraces, and the International Wine Academy of Roma, which offers wine-tasting classes.
The Ferragamo family is as adept at fashioning hotels as it is designing beautiful shoes and handbags. And that's made Portrait Roma one of TripAdvisor's top hotels in Rome. This lap of luxury epitomizes modern luxury with the personal touch. As guests, you'll receive a Shopping Card good for a 10 percent discount at specified boutiques plus exclusive benefits at Ferragamo stores.
A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, this luxurious 50-room hotel opened in 1963. It is steps from the Pantheon as well as the lively Piazza Navona. Antique furnishings, Carrera marble-clad bathrooms with Bulgari amenities, and a lobby hanging original works by Miró and Picasso proclaim its opulence. The multi-level terrace and restaurant provide wonderful views of the romantic city's rooftops.
Hotel Majestic Roma
The first hotel on the Via Veneto — Rome's stylish shopping street immortalized in Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" — Hotel Majestic opened in 1889. Opulent design and furnishings, genuine antiques in the rooms, and a frescoed main hall convey the trappings of the good life. With an excellent location near the Spanish Steps, Hotel Majestic is also just a block from the Metro station.
Hotel Lord Byron
Once a private villa, the five-story, 28-room Hotel Lord Byron is tucked away in a quiet Rome neighborhood near diplomatic embassies in the Parioli Quarter. After checking in at the book-lined reception area, guests enter their handsomely restored 1930s Art-Deco style quarters. No two rooms look quite the same. Those with balconies are particularly in demand.
Grand Hotel de La Minerve Roma
Known for its romantic terrace from which guests can view the dome of the Pantheon, the dome of St. Ivo’s church, and the roof terrace of the Quirinale, Grand Hotel de La Minerve Roma was built in 1620 and has operated as a hotel since the 18th century. Its Stendhal suite, with an elaborately frescoed ceiling, is particularly enchanting and named after the writer who stayed here. The plaza in front of the hotel is home to Bernini's statue “Pulcin della Minerva."
Hotel de Russie
Built in 1816 and considered one of the very top romantic hotels in Rome, the sophisticated Rocco Forte de Russie began life as a magnificent private palazzo. In the day, it was considered an essential stop on the Grand Tour of Europe; even the last Russian Tsar visited with his family. Today the setting offers tradition with a modern Italian twist. Its exquisite terraced gardens, which contain a sheltered outdoor restaurant, provide a fragrant respite from hectic Rome. The hotel's spa contains a hydrotherapy pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, and gym.
The St. Regis Rome
A first-class luxury hotel, the opulent St. Regis is a Rome landmark. Murano-glass chandeliers, statues of cherubs, 24-hour butler service, Europe's first Asian-style urban spa, and hand-painted frescoes behind the headboards have made this a favorite spot for honeymoon couples and other romantics on vacation. The only drawback is the location; it's across from the somewhat scuzzy Stazione Termini. But don't let that stop you (it hasn't inhibited the VIPs and diplomats who stay here). Le Grand Bar was named the best in Rome by Newsweek and the private wine cellar is the place for an intoxicating meal.