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Marco Polo

Marco Polo
Ideal for a working Roman holiday

Best for… work and play

Feel like a local in this cool townhouse-style hotel, just a few minutes walk from the main train station at Termini. Brilliantly placed for exploring Rome on foot or by train, it’s designed with digital nomads in mind: its smart working rooms are the ideal office space, with a separate living area and full connectivity. Best of all, you can be out and enjoying a spritz in the sunny square moments after you’ve closed your laptop. 

Via Magenta

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Residenza Antica Roma

Residenza Antica Roma
More velvet than the Vatican

Best for… an historic stay

One of a kind, this grand hotel is built inside a sixteenth-century monastery – and its recent and sumptuous refurbishment will make you feel divine. Elegantly designed in jewel reds and gold, with large rooms dotted with antiques, it’s a glimpse of Rome’s grand past that doesn’t feel old fashioned. Rome’s most iconic sites – including the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Piazza Barberini, as well as brilliant food and wine, are just a short walk away.  

Via del Tritone  

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Fragrance St Peter

Fragrance St Peter
A celestial place to have coffee

Best for… a holy holiday

In the shadow of St Peter’s and built inside a former convent, everything about this elegant hotel is heavenly. From the terrace that overlooks the famous Cupolone of the basilica – an unforgettable place to have breakfast – to the winter gardens, it’s in one of the best locations in the Eternal City for sightseeing. Rooms are large and modern and the Penthouse Suite, with its private terrace and views out over the Vatican, is glorious. 

Via di Monte del Gallo

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Hotel Della Conciliazione

Hotel Della Conciliazione
Steps from St Peter's

Best for... cobbled streets and cocktails

One of the most prestigious addresses in the world, this townhouse-style hotel sits on the Borgo Pio, a quintessentially Roman cobbled street steps away from the Vatican that runs parallel to the boulevard leading to St Peter’s Square. Elegantly renovated, it’s a miraculous little gem, with tranquil hidden gardens and a peaceful bar tucked away in one of the most famous districts in Rome. The best-kept secrets are its suites, with panoramic views of St Peter’s. 

Borgo Pio

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Dharma Luxury Hotel

Dharma Luxury Hotel
At the cutting edge of design and tradition

Best for… a central stay

A thoroughly luxurious boutique hotel in not just one, but two, of the most central spots in Rome. Built across two buildings close to the famous Piazza Della Repubblica, it’s a marvellous mix of dazzling modern art, jewel-coloured suites and mosaics and classic Italian style. Some suites come with their own private jacuzzis but everyone has access to the main spa, with its sumptuous saunas and Turkish baths. The lovely restaurant is also a great place for an aperitif. 

Via Torino

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Kolbe Hotel Rome

Kolbe Hotel Rome
A hotel with its very own chapel

Best for… an historic stay

Travel back in time at this extraordinary hotel, built inside an ancient convent in one of the swankiest neighbourhoods in Rome. Surrounded by orange and lemon trees and olive groves and meticulously renovated, it’s modern luxury in a medieval setting. Enjoy candlelit dinners in its private gardens after a day exploring ancient Rome – the Coliseum and Forum are on the doorstep. Find peace in its little chapel, dedicated to the Polish saint for whom the hotel is named.  

Via di San Teodoro

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Palazzo Cardinal Cesi

Palazzo Cardinal Cesi
Not a bad place for a conclave

Best for… a Papal visit

On a par with the Pope’s own postcode, this palatial hotel on the famous Via della Conciliazione – the boulevard that gives you That view of St Peter’s Square – was built in the fourteenth century, and restored by a cardinal with impeccable taste. The whole palazzo is luxurious and tranquil: its plush rooms are unique and dotted with antiques, and its cloister-style bar feels a million miles away from the bustle of the city despite being in the centre of everything. 

Via della Conciliazione

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Forum

Forum
Like Gladiator, but with more cocktails

Best for… a timeless stay

Named after its extraordinary location, this prestigious hotel is the only one in the ancient Forum, the heart of ancient Rome. A luxury hotel, its rooms are old fashioned elegant, strewn with Persian rugs and dotted with wood panelling. But the real draw is its unparalleled view of the historic centre, which makes it a favourite among celebs. Find out why at its rooftop garden restaurant, which serves up Italian fine dining with views of the Forum of Nerva and Augustus' Temple.   

Via Tor de' Conti

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The Tribune Hotel

The Tribune Hotel
A statement hotel in one of Rome's fanciest districts

Best for… a boutique break

A modern classic. This beautiful boutique is cutting-edge Italian design meets Eternal City cool: think art deco lobbies in rich purples and gold, king-sized beds and modern art, and a dazzling lounge bar designed for aperitivo. That’s if you don’t opt for the terrace cocktail bar for a sundowner overlooking the Villa Borghese, that might just turn into dinner in the rooftop restaurant. Its smart neighbourhood, near the Borghese’s manicured gardens, is home to some of the best food, wine and shopping in Rome. 

Via Campania

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Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel

Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel
Rise above it all at this luxury hotel

Best for… a bucket list break

One of the most prestigious stays in Italy, this iconic five-star hotel sits inside a marble palace on the Piazza della Repubblica, with majestic, balconied rooms that overlook the square, the fourth century Diocletian Thermal Baths, and some of Rome’s most impossibly romantic fountains. From its elegant facade to its boutique rooms, it’s a Neoclassical marvel: although the spa, fine dining restaurant, cocktail bar and rooftop plunge pool are a gloriously modern twist. 

Piazza della Repubblica

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