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Hotel Splendide Royal
Ranked #55 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
NYC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hotel Fantastic Staff Easy Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

Arrived to the Hotel with my fiance December 26th, 2011 and stayed through the New Years. Didn't know exactly what to expect as this was not only the first time staying at this hotel but also our first time in Rome. I searched and searched all possible web sites for choices of hotels with their reviews for weeks before choosing Splendide. Going through the many reviews and photos of all that was available in the 5 Star Range as well as the minimum feedback by a customer being 4.25 or 4.5 out of 5. I was torn by going with a hotel that I have used before in other travels, like the St Regis, but I'm very much happy with my choosing of this boutique hotel, Hotel Splendide Royal.
The Staff are amazing. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by a fantastic young lady, Anastasia at the front desk. She greeted us with great warmth and quickness to get us into our room. She also gave us great detailed information on how to approach our sightseeing and entertainment with a full map, circling areas of interest, and travel time by foot or taxi.
As soon as we walked into the room, we were greeted by the cheerful bellhop who brought our luggage in and placed them carefully spread through the room as we had a few heavy suitcases with us. He too was attempting to be quite informative with anything that we needed or would need to make our stay more enjoyable and impactful.
As soon as we started to unpack, a bottle of champagne was sent to our room by the front desk just because they became aware of my fiance and I's recent engagement when we checked in. The rest of the staff, many that we came across during our stay, were too all as gracious and hospitable making sure everything was perfect for us. The front desk staff are all very informative and willing to help. One gentleman, forget his name, behind the front desk, walked away from his duties to quickly help take pictures of us in front of the hotel and in the lobby without us even asking him to.
The room was nice, nothing to say "oh my god", but we stayed in the biggest superior room. Clearly our intentions for being in Rome wasn't to spend all of our money and time in a luxury suite since we knew that the most time in the room will be spent while we were sleeping at night. But if funds is not an issue, then you should definitely get a suite just to have more room and a better view. Our room had no view, but was extremely quite and private. Room size was fit for a king bed, plenty of room to walk around by two people with suitcases all over, a great sized bathroom with tub, and a walk in closet with a safe. The bed, pillows, and sheets were comfortable. And the maids did their best to keep the room clean every time you went in and out or as you wished.
The breakfast on the 6th floor, TERRACE LA LIMONAIA, is a must. Make sure you get it included with you room. It was such a treat to start the day with amazing eggs, assorted cheeses, the ricotta is unbelievable, fresh fruits and juices, and caffe with a spectacular view including the Vatican. This is the best way to start off a long day of walking and sightseeing.
The restaurant on the 7th floor, MIRABELLE, is too a great restaurant with fantastic views. A quiet romantic restaurant. But if you are looking for a crowd and scene, its not that kind of a place. The terrace at Mirabelle for drinks and Cigars is perfect for the view before going to dinner someplace else if you want a livelier scene. We had breakfast every morning at the hotel, but had lunch and dinner at other places in Rome.
The Location of the hotel was great for us. Close to the Spanish steps, about a 10 minute casual walk. We actually walked everywhere from the hotel as that is what being in Rome is all about. So be prepared according to season and comfort. To the Colosseum took about a 30 minute walk, but you see so much along your walks that the time doesn't matter.The only time we took taxis is at night when we went out to formal dinners dressed accordingly, or when it rained, as the streets get quite slippery to walk on. We had a car service/ driver to and from the airport which I recommend.
I highly recommend Hotel Splendide Royal as I will stay there again when im next back in Rome. Its is not a lower "cheaper" rate hotel, but for the rate that you spend at this hotel, it is the best in comparioson.
Rome is not cheap by any means, so be prepared to spend money. And for the tours, we used a personal guide and not a group guide. Again, not cheap but the ideal way to see Rome and its attractions as you learn and know what Rome was.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

My husband and I stayed here for three nights in January 2012. We had a wonderful time. The staff were incredibly attentive from organizing a private transfer, unpacking our bags when we arrived and giving us excellent information and advice on things to visit to welcoming us back kindly every time we returned. The hotel is in a fantastic location close to the Spanish steps and you can walk everywhere from here. Some said the Vatican and Colloseum were too far to walk but we thought it was fine and there’s plenty to see and do on the way. Our room was small but lovely and the turndown service made us feel very cosy at night. Bathroom was big and had everything you’d expect from a 5 star hotel. The robes were lovely. We had dinner in the Michelin starred restaurant on the seventh floor one night and although expensive the food was absolutely delicious with impeccable service. Even if you do not eat here, I would recommend having a drink on the terrace of the restaurant in order to enjoy the beautiful view over the whole city. Breathtaking. We never had breakfast as it seemed quite expensive and we preferred to eat out nearby but if it was as good as our evening meal, I’m sure it was delicious. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Suse R
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

We loved the old-world, family-owned nature of the Splendide Royal. Our suite was very comfortable, private and silent with a large terrace. The front desk and housekeeping staffs are outstanding, very responsive. The food and service from Room Service were so delicious and prompt it was almost as though they were standing outside our door. We had dinner twice at Mirabelle -- it is elegant, dressy and sparkling. The food is superb and the view of St. Peter's and the City at night is like a fairy tale.

Until the Four Seasons opens a hotel in Rome, we will call the Splendide Royal home.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank MDKELLOGG
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Netherlands
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

When going to Rome you need a comfortable place to stay. The Splendide is an old fashioned hotel just a few steps away from the Spanish steps.The room was okay, only the bathroom was a little outdated and small. The breakfast room was nothing special but the food was allright.
Very friendly and attentive staff.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JosephineNetherlands
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Lovely old fashioned hotel on the quiet side street but still only few minuts walk from the Spanish steps. Staff at the front desk was very helpful and new everything we asked.We got some good recommendations for eating out. The first night we went to the hotel restaurant Mirabelle. What a great experience, very expensive though. Their "White truffel menu" was simply fantastic and the wines recommended by sommelier also excellent. The view over the roofs to St Peter's Basilica was stunning. We had drinks on the balkony looking over the Villa Borghese gardens, very nice.

Our spacious room was on the 1st floor but still very quiet, bed comfortable and the bathroom guite big with enough amenities. The bidé was not very succesfully placed, you couldn't open the door completely.

The only minus comes for the concierge when we were asking some opera tickets quite a long time in advance. First we didn't get any answer for the e-mail, then when asking again she said that they don't have the schedule until the end of the month, which was less than 2 weeks before our arrival. Well, the opera has the schedule for the whole year I suppose and by that time everything was of course sold out. Never the mind we got the tickets for a opera concert which was also nice.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Simone_7
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SG
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

Hotel is located slightly away from the action but I didn't mind as I stayed there during a busy touristy period and am happy to be away from the crowd at the end of the day. Everywhere is within walking distance though; about 10-15 minutes from most places. Rome is a walking city anyway.

Room size is fine for a city. I travelled with 4 luggages and didn't feel squeezy at all. Toilet was new, spacious and clean despite the older room interior so that was nice. Staff helped with what I wanted.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jgnhols
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Milan Italy
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107 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

How can I forget the Royal Splendid in Rome, once I was there there was the earthquake in L'Aquila, I remember we woke up , thinking we were sleeping in a water massage bed....... We stayed there twice. Sometimes you can find affordable prices for the quality and standard offered, it is at the top of Via Veneto, near the park of Villa Borghese, it is a ten minute walk from the tube.. it is not in via Veneto , so it is quieter especially at night because it is in the back. The furniture are very accurate, although rooms are not always so spacious unless you upgrade to a superior or better a suite or junior suite.. The staff is very kind and professional, our waitress was really taking care of our needs and we also remarked this when we left our final comments on the hotel... I would surely recommend this hotel for the quality/price offered, you can find good prices... but often breakfast is not included and is quite expensive... The location is central , close to Via Veneto and the wonderful park of Villa Borghese, we visited some very intesting exhibits there... Of course if you want to stay more central, you can opt for similar hotels near Piazza di Spagna or (my favourite) Hotel Raphael which is near Navona... which in my opinion are in the heart of Rome... Splendid Royal is not a very big hotel, it is smaller than other 5 stars hotel in Via Veneto but has a very nice atmosphere...

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Splendide Royal
Address: Via di Porta Pinciana 14, 00187 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#42 Business Hotel in Rome
#69 Family Hotel in Rome
#78 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Splendide Royal 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A jewel of elegance in the heart of the city, recently restored from a palace dating from 1890 and walking distance from the Spanish Steps and the Via Veneto area. ... more   less 
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