Stayed in the St.Regis in Rome on this last trip. It's handy for the railway station . All I have to do is walk across the forecourt and past the Baths of Diocletian and I'm there. It's probably the best hotel in Rome for comfort and service and is used by diplomats and businessmen but the location isn't the best for tourists as its ten minutes from the historical centre. The hotel was originally built in the late 1890's and has a stunning lobby - arguably the grandest of any hotel in Europe including the George V in Paris. If I was going for a relaxed weekend I'd stay in the Raphael just of the Piazza Navona - it's slap in the heart of the Centro Storico and the modern rooms although not huge are well air conditioned and comfortable and half the price of the St.Regis.
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2 years ago