We stopped at the Hotel Splendide for our 25th Wedding anniversary, and pushed the boat out and booked the Villa Borghese Suite. The hotel and suite were magnificent and actually exceeded expectations.
The staff were all attentive and very helpful as it was also our first time to Rome, and they made it very easy.
I would like to start by making a special mention however about Ivan the concierge. I had been in touch by e-mail on a regular basis leading up to our holiday, regarding arrangements to pick up from the airport ,to booking restuarants. All which he did and his attention to detail was second to none. Ivan also arranged for us to renew our wedding vows at a very special chapel adjacent to the hotel which was just magical and highly recommend Ivan!
The suite itself was just beautiful, the rooms were highly decorated, had a jacuzzi bath which we all made great use of after walking round Rome!. Luxury was a given here, and to compliment the rooms was a magnificent terrace over looking the Villa Borghese Park. It was outstanding and was certainly the highlight of our suite, every room including the bathroom had a door leading onto the terrace. It was quite private, had luxury rattan loungers, settee and table, as well as our own parasol table and chairs. The terrace was covered in Jasmine and wonderful plants which made it wonderful to sit out on an evening and watch the sun go down over the spanish steps!
We stopped on a bed and breakfast basis, and the breakfast was ample enough to suit everyones taste and choices, I even heard a guest being asked how many minutes she would like her egg boiled for! Again the staff and service was deserving of the hotels status and excellence.
We did dine at the hotel Mirabelle restuarant on the 7th floor for our 25th anniversary meal, which was really spectacular. We had an excellent table on the balcony over looking St Peters and its something we shall remember for a long time. The food was well deserving of its michelin star and was a truly memorable experience.
The hotel is only five minutes away from the spanish steps and is quite central, with some great bars and restuarants around it. Although if in doubt, just ask Ivan, and he will point you in the direction of some excellent restaurants as he did for us.
It was our first trip to Rome and hopefully the first of many to come. If you want a truly special experience, build your relationship with the hotel via Ivan, ask for all those details you want confirming so that when you finally get there is just pure pleasure.
Just before I forget, when we got to our room, the hotel delievered to us complimentary champagne, cake and nibbles with their compliments for 2 nights leading up to our anniversary which also gave it that extra special touch.
I would highly recommend this hotel to stop at for a special occassion or to just have that pure bit of indulgence we all deserve sometimes!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Splendide Royal Hotel Rome
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