Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Rome, Italy

At a Glance

  • Hotel de la Ville boasts a fantastic location at the top of the Spanish Steps

  • Olga Polizzi's signature style permeates the 104 elegant rooms and suites

  • De La Ville Spa offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city

  • The Rooftop Bar offers fantastic views across Rome
  • Delicious Italian cuisine is overseen by Michelin-starred chef Fulvio Pierangelini

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Rome enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate. Summers (from June to September) are hot and dry with temperatures often soaring to 37°C. High humidity is also common, particularly in July and August. Winter tends to be moderate, at least by northern European standards, with temperatures averaging around 10°C to 15°C between December and February. Spring (March to June) and early autumn (September and October) are the best times to visit Rome, with lovely blue skies and mild temperatures. November and December are the two wettest months.

Starting in mid-June, the summer rush really picks up, and from July to mid-September the Rome teems with visitors. August is the worst month: Not only does it get uncomfortably hot, muggy, and crowded, but the entire country goes on vacation at least from August 15 to the end of the month (many Italians take off the entire month). Many hotels, restaurants, and shops are closed.

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Insider's View

Taste the delicious Medi Signature Cocktail in the cosy and stylish Julep bar.

Hotel de Ville is centrally located just above the Spanish steps and has very stylish, bold décor that sets it apart from its more muted sister hotel, the Hotel de Russie. Fantastic bars and restaurants and a great up-to-date spa.

The Cielo Bar on the rooftop of Hotel de la Ville offers one of the best views in the city. This is the perfect place to enjoy your pre-dinner aperitif!

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Description

Nestled above the Spanish Steps, Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel, is a true retreat at the heart of Rome. Boasting a contemporary design and an elegant flair, Hotel de la Ville is the ideal choice for a luxurious stay in the Eternal City.

Hotel de la Ville is located in the historical heart of Rome, overlooking the Spanish Steps and the rooftops of the city. Behind the elegant 18th-century façade, contemporary style has been beautifully combined with details inspired by the Grand Tour to create a sumptuous and sophisticated design. 

The 104 rooms and suites, designed by Olga Polizzi and Tommaso Ziffer, boast a bright colour palette, traditional wooden floors and marble bathrooms. Luxurious fabrics and unique features transport guests back in time to the era of the Grand Tour, while modern furnishings ensure the Hotel de la Ville feels bright and contemporary.

Boasting a selection of bars and restaurants, the cuisine at Hotel de la Ville is overseen by celebrated Michelin-starred chef Fulvio Piernagelini. At the main restaurant, overlooking the charming courtyard, guests can enjoy a delicious Mediterranean menu, while the Lobby Lounge & Bistro serves a rustic yet contemporary menu incorporating local produce and biodynamic wine. On the rooftop, guests will find a creative cocktail menu at the bar, complete with incredible views across Rome.

Thanks to its location, Hotel de la Ville is within easy reach of many of Rome's key sights. After a day spent exploring the city, the De La Ville Spa offers a welcome retreat, offering a range of revitalising treatments and luxurious Irene Forte Skincare amenities. Unwind in the Mediterranean Salt Inhalation room or even recharge in the well-equipped gym.

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Accommodation

Hotel de la Ville boasts 104 elegant rooms and suites offering views of Via Sistina or the hotel courtyard. Many of the rooms have private balconies, while each bathroom has a walk-in shower complete with state-of-the-art speakers and Irene Forte Skincare amenities.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Hotel de la Ville, however there are no specific childcare facilities.

Facilities

The culinary offering at Hotel de la Ville is overseen by Michelin-starred chef Fulvio Pierangelini, who has created a delicious Mediterranean menu at the main restaurant, overlooking the hotel's elegant courtyard. In the Lobby Lounge & Bistro, traditional Italian fare is on offer, while at the Rooftop Bar guests can enjoy inventive cocktails alongside the incredible views.

Activities

Thanks to its fantastic location, Hotel de la Ville is just a short walk from many of Rome's main landmarks, including the Trevi Fountain, the Borghese Gardens and the Spanish Steps. After a day spent exploring the city, guests can unwind in the De La Ville Spa, where a range of relaxing treatments are on offer alongside the sauna, steam room and Mediterranean Salt Inhalation Room.

Reviews

5

Gwen Nicol (Staff)

Hotel de la Ville is a stylish hotel perfectly placed in the heart of beautiful Roma. Situated at the top of the Spanish Steps, Hotel de la Ville offers 104 rooms and suites and its the atmosphere feels like the perfect home from home. Our Junior Suite was spacious with a sitting area and a large bathroom. The rooms feel fresh and comfortable and each offers all of the amenities that you would expect from a five star hotel. Breakfast was plentiful and efficient and you can choose to sit inside the stylish art deco dining room or outside in the courtyard. The rooftop bar is a highlight in this property and I imagine that in the summer, it is busy and the atmosphere is lively and fun. The hotel offers multiple options for dining; traditional Italian in the main dining room, regional tapas in the courtyard and light bites in the first floor bar. The spacious spa offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city and it features Irene Forte Skincare. The hotel offers many different inter-connecting options and this hotel is good for couples, families and even multi-generational groups.

Offers

Hotel de la Ville, Rome - Up to 20% discount

Book your stay at Hotel de la Ville in Rome and receive up to 20% discount.

Subject to availability and terms and conditions.  Please contact our specialists for more information.

Book from 25 January 2019 to 28 December 2020
Travel from 01 January 2020 to 28 December 2020
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Hotel de la Ville, Rome - Early booking offer

Book your stay at Hotel de la Ville in Rome in advance and receive a 10% discount on your booking.

Minimum stay applies. Blackout dates apply. Subject to availability and terms and conditions.  Please contact our specialists for more information.

Book from 25 January 2019 to 28 December 2020
Travel from 01 November 2019 to 31 December 2020
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Experiences

  • Baroque Rome with an art historian

    Explore the historic Baroque centre of Rome with your private guide, an expert in art history and this fascinating period of the city. Admire some of Rome's most iconic sights, from the Spanish Steps to the Pantheon.

  • Borghese Gallery and bike ride with picnic

    Visit the famed Borghese Gallery, one of the best known museums in Italy, before exploring its beautiful gardens by e-bike, then stop to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch.

  • Early morning visit to the Vatican

    Discover the wonders of the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica in the early morning, before the doors are opened to the general public. Admire artistic masterpieces and the iconic Sistine Chapel, then explore the monumental St Peter's Basilica.

  • Italian aperitivo in Trastevere

    The aperitivo is a huge tradition in Italy and, with a professional sommelier in Trastevere, you'll discover the history behind this custom.

  • Leonardo da Vinci treasure hunt

    Leonardo da Vinci's projects have been hidden around Rome and it's your job to find all of the pieces! Work your way around the city, finding clues and solving riddles, before ending at the Da Vinci Museum.

  • Roman mosaic workshop

    Learn the ancient art of mosaic making in a Roman family-owned workshop. You'll discover the history of the mosaics, learn the special techniques needed to make these beautiful pieces of art and try creating your very own mosaic.

  • Roman street food in Testaccio

    One of Rome's most authentic neighbourhoods, Testaccio is renowned for its culinary scene and home to some of the city's best places to eat. Discover the delicious street food in this up-and-coming area of Rome.

  • Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa & Villa d'Este

    Venture out of the city and into the Italian countryside. Located in the historic town of Tivoli, the beautiful Villa d'Este and the Roman emperor Hadrian's Villa showcase the ingenuity of Italian architecture throughout the ages.

Location & directions

Rome, Italy

Hotel de la Ville is located at the top of the Spanish Steps, overlooking the rooftops of Rome.

How to get there

Direct flights from London to Rome take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. British Airways, Easyjet and Alitalia all run regular schedules throughout the year. Hotel de la Ville is approximately a 45-minute drive from the airport.

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