Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Rome, Italy

At a Glance

  • Fantastic location between the Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish steps

  • Stunning terraced gardens

  • Boasts one of Rome's best spas with a hydro pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym

  • Alfresco dining

  • The Nijinsky Suite has a magnificent private terrace

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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

Be sure that we reserve your table for dinner in Le Jardin as it is one of the hottest spots in the city!

If you have time be sure to relax in the calming spa, complete with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room - pure bliss after a busy day exploring the city!

A Bellini in the Stravinsky bar is essential to try at this iconic hotel.

Children will love the two resident cats - Mona and Lisa - who can be found lounging in the garden

Make sure you sample their signature Stravinskij Spritz made with their home-made Aperol!

Take a dip in the salt water hydro massage pool located in the wonderful spa. 

The garden terraces and restaurants are still one of the top places in Rome to see and be seen!

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The Hotel de Russie is the place to be seen in Rome. In the heart of the hotel is a beautiful piazza, a secret garden, where many Romans come to enjoy an aperitivo. This gives the hotel a wonderful cosmopolitan and buzzing atmosphere.

Ideally located between the Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish steps, Hotel de Russie has a to-die-for location coupled with an inimitable style. This allows it to appeal to both couples looking for a romantic weekend hideaway and families charmed by its central location and pretty gardens.

French poet Jean Cocteau described the hotel as “paradise on earth" and it's easy to see why. Transformed by Sir Rocco Forte into one of the city's most stylish hotels, the 18th century terraced gardens are still in evidence but are now coupled with a contemporary chic design.

The two-Michelin-star chef in residence at Le Jardin de Russie, Fulvio Pierangelini, creates Mediterranean dishes and is a popular place for both residents and locals alike. Afternoon tea is served in the garden while a fantastic cocktail list makes the bar a particularly tempting option for evening drinks. A house speciality is the De Russie Martini served with caviar - a nod to the hotel’s 19th-century clientele who would escape cold Russian winters for Rome’s warmer climate.

As with all of the Rocco Forte properties, the rooms are tastefully designed with muted tones and splashes of bright accessories. Some bedrooms have a beautiful view of the square and the Rome skyline. The Vatican City, with St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, is just a ten-minute walk away while Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain are also within easy access.

The hotel also has an extensive health club and spa with a hydropool, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish steam bath, beauty treatments and gym.

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The hotel boasts 86 room and suites. The guest rooms are individual in their design, varying from a classic to a contemporary look. They have a pastel coloured paint scheme to create a restful atmosphere. The bathrooms too vary in design but they are all marble or marble mosaic, so very luxurious and stylish. The suites have gorgeous terraces with views of the Eternal City and a comfortable living area.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Hotel de Russie. The hotel offers a babysitting service upon request and there are children's menus available in the restaurant and bar.


De Russie Wellness Zone and Fitness, fully equipped gym with Personal Trainer available, Finnish sauna, steam bath, saltwater whirlpool bath (36°), beauty treatments.

The hotel’s restaurant, Le Jardin de Russie, is situated in the hotel’s gardens and with the al fresco dining this is a wonderful place to relax and escape the bustle of the city. The restaurant offers fine Italian cuisine.



Gwen Nicol (Staff)

Hotel de Russie is a classic luxury hotel located in the heart of Rome, situated just off of Piazza del Popolo. The hotel has 120 rooms and suites and many different interconnecting options. This hotel is great for couples of all ages and families looking for spacious accommodation. The star of Hotel de Russie is Le Jardin, the courtyard fine dining restaurant that is loved by locals and hotel guests alike. The atmosphere is perfect for a Roman evening and you will feel miles away from the  busy streets of this bustling city. Hotel de Russie is a full service hotel offering a spa, gym and even a hair salon. All in all, this hotel is a great option for anyone looking for fantastic service, luxurious accommodation and the perfect location.


Ria Santamaria (Staff)

Hotel de Russie is minutes away from the Spanish steps, boutiques and art galleries. It's 122 rooms, including 33 suites varies from classic to the contemporary look. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. Where most luxury hotels tend to be stuffy, the atmosphere here is vibrant and has the warmest and sincerest staff whose full aim is to please guests. To have a cocktail in the famous Stravinsky Bar is a must. But if you move on for a meal at Le Jardin de Russie simply means a perfect night!


Claire Medlock (Staff)

When you arrive at the hotel de russie, you immediately feel like youre in the best hands. From the doormen who whisk your luggage to your room to the barmen who keep the delicious aperitifs coming,  you cant help but feel special here. I loved my time here, enjoying the close proximity to all the best shops and restaurants as well as must see sights such as the Spanish steps and Piazza del Popolo.


Faye Compton (Staff)

A bright and airy spacious hotel with fabulous gardens in an ideal central location so close to the Spanish Steps


Milly Walker (Staff)

A beautiful hotel with brilliant colour scheme throughout. I loved the open terrace and gardens, a rare treat in Rome!

The rooms are spacious with lovely marble bathrooms in each and many with views across the gardens.


Anne White (Staff)

I loved the atmosphere in this hotel. The terrace and gardens are just buzzing at Aperitivo time.

I found the rooms to be comfortable, spacious and elegantly designed. The spa area was a nice addition and is quite unique in Rome.

The location of the Hotel de Russie is perfect if you like to be right in the heart of the action!


Hotel de Russie, Rome - Low, Mid and High Season Offers

Enjoy up to 25% off your booking for stays between specified dates at the Hotel De Russie in Rome.
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Hotel de Russie, Rome - Early Bird Offer

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    from £4100 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

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Location & directions

Rome, Italy

Located in the heart of Rome between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Rome's key attractions, fashion houses and Via Condotti. The Vatican City, with St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, is just a ten-minute walk from the Hotel de Russie while Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain are also within easy access.

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 Russie is a 1-hour transfer from the airport.

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