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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Best time to Visit

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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

One would never guess that such a beautiful garden existed so close to the center of this chaotic capital! The Hotel de Russie is an ideal place to rest after a hard day's sightseeing in the Eternal 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.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Rome

Description

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 specialty 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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Accommodation

The hotel boasts 122 room including 33 suites. The guest rooms are individual in their design, varying from a classic to a contemporary look. They have a pastel colored 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.

Junior Suite

Classic contemporary style Suites offering king or twin beds, living area, generous closet and charming views on the Secret Garden or on the “vicoli”of Rome. Equipped with interactive satellite TV and WI-FI. Italian marble and mosaic bathroom featuring European soaking tub with shower. Can be connected to a Superior Deluxe. Size: 55 sqm (594 sq ft), occupancy is maximum of 2 adults and 2 kids.

Junior Suite deluxe

The new Junior Deluxe Suites are designed in a classic yet contemporary style. Ideal for sharing, they have a king-sized or twin bed, a large wardrobe, a work desk and a lounge area with a sofa and a comfortable armchair. Some can be interconnected with a Superior Deluxe Room.

Classic Room

Classic contemporary design bedrooms offering queen size or twin beds. These rooms overlook the Secret Garden or the “vicoli” of Rome. All feature satellite television and WI-FI and en suite marble and mosaic bathroom featuring European soaking tub with shower. Size: 30sqm (324 sft), occupancy is maximum of 2 adults.

Executive Room

Classic contemporary design bedrooms feauturing queen size or twin beds. These rooms overlook the “vicoli” of the historical center. All feature satellite television and WI-FI and en suite marble and mosaic bathroom featuring European soaking tub with shower. Size: 35 sqm (378 sq ft) occupancy is maximum of 2 adults.

Deluxe Room

Classic contemporary style rooms with king or twin beds, overlooking the Secret Garden or the “vicoli” of the historical center. Equipped with interactive satellite television and WI-FI. The en suite bathroom features a European soaking tub with shower. Also available with connecting room. Size: 40 sqm (432 sq ft) occupancy is maximum of 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior Deluxe Room

Classic contemporary style rooms offering king or twin beds, a living area and a view on Via del Babuino. Equipped with interactive satellite television and WI-FI. They offer a stylish marble and mosaic bathroom featuring European soaking tub with shower. Can be connected to a Junior Suite. Size: 45 sqm (486 sq ft), occupancy is maximum of 2 adults and 1 child.

Classic Suite

Classic contemporary style Suites offering bedroom with king or twin beds, living room, generous closet and views on Rome’s historical center or on the Secret Garden. Equipped with interactive satellite television and WI-FI. Italian marble and mosaic bathroom featuring European soaking tub with shower. Size: 60-65 sqm (700 sq ft), occupancy is maximum of 2 adutls and 1 child.

Executive Suite

Classic contemporary style Suites with king size bed or twin beds. Includes living room, studio area, generous closet and view on the Secret Garden. Equipped with interactive satellite television and WI-FI. Marble and mosaic bathroom featuring European soaking tub with shower. It can be connected to a Classic Double Size: 65-70 sqm (753 sft) occupancy is maximum of 2 adults and 1 child.

Popolo Suite

Signature Suite located on the top floor with a private terrace overlooking Piazza del Popolo. Offers bedroom with king size bed, living room with sitting area, big closet and Carrara marble bathroom. Equipped with interactive satellite television and WI-FI. Can be connected to a Junior Suite. Size: 50 sqm (540 sq ft), terrace 35 sqm (378 sq ft) occupancy is maximum of 2 adults and 1 child.

Picasso Suite

Classic contemporary style Suite located on the top floor with a private terrace overlooking the Secret Garden. Includes bedroom with king or twins beds, living space, studio area with a wooden desk, generous closet and Carrara marble bathroom. Equipped with interactive satellite television and WI-FI. Size: 80 sqm (864 sq ft), terrace 25 sqm (270 sq ft), occupancy is max of 2 adult and 1 child.

Vaselli Suite

One-bedroom Suite located on the 5th floor with a view on the Secret Garden. Offers bedroom with King or twin beds, living room with sitting area, generous closet, Carrara marble bathroom and a private terrace. Equipped with interactive satellite television and WI-FI. Can be connected to a Classic Double. Size: 53 sqm(572 sq ft) terrace 18 sqm (194 sq ft) occupancy is maximum of 2 adults and 1 child.

Nijinsky Suite

Situated on the top floor, has a view over Secret Garden and Villa Borghese. Offers bedroom with king bed, dressing room, mosaic bathroom with bathtub and shower, guest bathroom, Turkish bath, living area with TV, library, kitchen, bar, dining room and private terrace. It can be connected to a Double Deluxe. Size: 172 sqm (1851 sq ft) terrace 239 sqm (2572 sq m) Occupancy is max of 2 adults and 1 child.

Childcare

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.

Facilities

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.

Reviews

4

Faye Compton (Staff)

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

4

Milly Walker (Staff)

A beautiful hotel with brilliant color 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.

4

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!

Offers

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

Enjoy up to 25% off contracted rates for stays between specified dates at the Hotel De Russie in Rome.
  • Actual saving dependent on time of year
  • Minimum stay applies

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

Book from 22 October 2018 to 26 December 2019
Travel from 01 January 2019 to 26 December 2019
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Hotel de Russie, Rome - Early Bird Offer

Book your stay early at the Hotel De Russie in Rome to save 10% of contracted rates when you stay for at least two nights.

High Season

  • 10% off contracted rates for bookings made up to 60 days prior to arrival, applicable to all room and suite categories

Mid Season

  • 10% off contracted rates for bookings made up to 30 days prior to arrival, applicable to all room and suite categories

Low Season

  • 10% off contracted rates for bookings made up to 21 days prior to arrival, applicable to all room and suite categories

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

Book from 22 October 2018 to 26 December 2019
Travel from 01 January 2019 to 26 December 2019
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Experiences

  • Baroque Rome

    Discover the elaborate Baroque architecture of Rome on a walking tour of its piazzas. See the fountains of Piazza Navona, relax on the steps at Piazza di Spagni, and marvel at the Trevi Fountain and remarkable architecture of the Pantheon.

  • Cook like an Ancient Roman

    Discover the art of Roman cuisine and learn to cook like an ancient Roman. With your expert chef, you'll have an in-depth lesson exploring ancient Roman history and the dishes that were made at the time, following recipe books from the past.

  • Explore Ancient Rome

    Take a step back into Rome's incredible past with a visit to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, still one of the most iconic sights of the city. Once the center of Rome, here you'll discover the history and lifestyle of the ancient city.

  • Follow the Obelisks

    For a fun and fascinating tour of Rome, follow the trail of obelisks that are scattered across the city. Starting at the Piazza del Popolo, and passing by many of the city's highlights, you'll discover the intriguing history and architecture of Rome.

  • Fresco or mosaic making masterclass

    Discover the art techniques of Rome throughout the ages with a fresco or mosaic making masterclass. Perfect for children, this workshop will have our youngest guests following in the footsteps of the great Italian artists of the past.

  • Gelato making workshop

    Discover the traditional art of gelato making with a workshop in one of Florence's gelaterias. Get creative as you combine fresh ingredients to make your favorite ice cream, with guidance from the experts!

  • Optical Illusions in Rome

    Discover the intriguing and mysterious optical illusions of Rome with your expert private guide. Start at Sant'Ignazia Church where you can marvel at its 'dome', before continuing on to the iconic Pantheon and Galleria Spada.

  • Private half day tour of Rome

    Journey through ancient Rome on a walking tour of the city, from the Roman Forum, one of the world’s best collections of Roman ruins, to the spectacular Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built.

  • Private photography experience

    Create lasting memories of your vacation with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family vacation or honeymoon.

  • The Gladiator School

    Learn the art of Gladiatorial combat at the legendary Gladiator School, located at the Appian Way. Each session also includes a tour of the Museum of the Roman Invincible Army.

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

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

  • Visit the Vatican without the crowds

    Head to the Vatican in the early morning and marvel at the collection of masterpieces which are housed within its variety of museums. Afterwards, visit the iconic Sistine Chapel before making your way to St Peter's Basilica.

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.

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