Best Hotels Rome September 2019, food & leisure experiences

Hotel Eden

Salad Bar

Every day, except Sundays, from 12:30 to 03.00 pm, at Il Giardino Ristorante, buffet returns with a wide selection of healthy and tasty salads and light dishes created by Executive Chef Fabio Ciervo. Perfect for a light lunch or a business lunch.

Sunday Brunch

From Sunday September 22nd (every Sunday, from 12:30 to 03:00 pm), Sunday Brunch will be available at Il Giardino Ristorante: a rich buffet by Executive Chef Fabio Ciervo with hot and cold dishes based on seasonal ingredients (in the opening picture). A varied sweet and savory offer where you will not miss the recipes of Chef’s Region, Campania, such as savory “sfogliatelle”, neapolitan sandwiches, as well as focaccia, bruschetta, stuffed croissants and the typical anglo-saxon desserts such as pancakes, waffles, muffins and cupcakes.

130 Years of Eden Experiences

Hotel Eden, 5-star luxury hotel of the Dorchester Collection, is preparing to celebrate an important anniversary: ​​130 years have passed since the hotel opened its doors in 1889. To celebrate it and share it with its guests, Hotel Eden has created a series of initiatives available until the end of the year, a cocktail, a dish and a Spa ritual created ad hoc.

Royal Eden

Silvio Favot, historic ex bar manager of the Hotel Eden, created a new recipe for Constantine II of Greece many years ago and the drink immediately became the favorite of the queen mother Federica. For a long time the ingredients remained secret, but today Il Giardino Bar offers this celebratory cocktail with the original recipe based on: vodka, dry vermouth, Campari, tonic water and drops of orange bitter.

Octopus and Celery

It is a dish that belongs to the tradition of Hotel Eden. The Executive Chef Fabio Ciervo has found the recipe in the historic menus of the hotel, and today he interprets the dish in a contemporary version at the starred restaurant La Terrazza.

The Garden of Eden

In 1889, the year when the Hotel was opened, the Italian writer Gabriele D’Annunzio, who stayed at the hotel, published “Il Piacere”, dedicated to the pleasure of the senses. To celebrate this masterpiece, The Eden Spa has created a ritual in collaboration with Mei: a 130-minute sensory journey with fig fragrance and rose and jasmine essential oils, for a sinuous body and radiant facial skin.

Via Ludovisi 49. Tel +3906478121





Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Sunday Brunch

L’Uliveto Restaurant stages Sunday brunch between venetian masters and the royal blue pool. Fourteen corners, from antipasto to desserts, with fresh local produces and “live stations” for hot italian traditional dishes. Brunch is also enriched with asian and japanese, as sushi and noodles woked. At the Sunday Brunch of L’Uliveto children and teens have their own space. A kinder garden with games and entertainment (inflatables, make-up, drawing, video games) welcomes children together with activities for teenagers. The food is designed, prepared and served in a way that appeals to younger people with a buffet dedicated to them. (85€ p.p. drinks not included , 35€ children that have their own event corner with supervisors).

Island Hopping around the Italian Pontine Islands

Far from the overcrowded hotspots along the west coast of Italy lies a group of islands,between Naples and Rome,called the Italian Pontine Islands where many A-list celebrities have been known to take respite over the years including Jay Z, Beyoncé and Rhianna. The islands of Ponza, Palmarola, Zanone and Ventotene boast some of the most breath-taking beaches and crystal-clear waters in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Guests will be driven to Urbe Heliport in a Rolls Royce before boarding a helicopter for a tour of the islands to get a dramatic bird’s-eye view. Upon landing on Ponza, a yatch will take guests to some of the most secluded areas of the islands for snorkelling and sunbathing followed by an unforgettable meal prepared by the skipper using local ingredients and seafood.

Zip Around Rome on a Vespa Tour

Forget crowded walking tours, the best way to take in Rome’s sights is from the back of a Vespa. The driver will navigate guests around the city pointing out hidden gems and iconic sites including the cobbled streets of Trastevere, the tree-lined cloisters of Aventine Hill and the optical illusion of St. Peter’s dome fromVia Niccolò Piccolomini. Guests will then return to their rooms to find a Rome Cavalieri Vespa memento waiting for the in their room.

Private Tour of the Vatican Gardens

The Vatican Gardens are an oasis of tranquillity in the centre of Rome that have been used for centuries by Popes looking for a moment of contemplation surrounded by peace and quiet. Filled with nooks and crannies waiting to be discovered, a Vatican appointed guide will take guests on a private tour of the sprawling gardens whilst providing anecdotes and stories surrounding the history of the papacy in Rome. Spread across 57 acres, guests will stroll among sacred monuments, sculpture fountains, and rare botanical treasures.

Via Alberto Cadlolo 101. Tel +390635091



Elisabeth Unique Hotel

Bar Bacharach & Bistrot

The Bar Bacharach & Bistrot invokes the versatile nature of places conceived to be shared. The name is a deliberate tribute to Burt Bacharach, the famous composer and pianist who sublimely interpreted the lively and magical atmosphere of the second half of the twentieth century in America. In the morning, you can linger over freshly baked brioches, muffins and tarts, spiced teas and perfectly balanced infusions, the clear reinvigorating flavours of seasonal fruit, and superb compositions of soft and velvety eggs. Elizabeth’s breakfast is an à la carte brunch that reveals the gracefulness and discretion of noble english breakfasts. The Restaurant offer continues with a collection of creative menus inspired by the traditions of Italian gastronomy and enriched with international suggestions. Each dish is an unprecedented combination of flavours which come together in every dish. The Bar menu is a tribute to Italy and offers a collection of signature cocktails dedicated to its regions and a selection of only the finest Italian wines exclusively selected by Luca Maroni, an illustrious name in Italian oenology. The aperitivo is a generous creative introduction to the poetry of a Roman dinner. Drinks and glasses of wine are served with delicious sets of homemade finger food. Many ingredients come from the family estates, from the olive grove to the dairy farms that produces homemade mozzarella and thus guarantee excellent genuine local products.


The Elizabeth Unique Hotel, true to its philosophy, provides the opportunity to organize unique cultural experiences. Each day can be studied and articulated based on the guests’ preference, so that everyone can find their own personal vision of the city.







Grand Hotel Plaza

Terrazza Trinità dei Monti Restaurant

On the sixth floor of the historic Grand Hotel Plaza, has opened the new “Terrazza Trinità dei Monti Restaurant”. The hotel is in the heart of Rome, in Via del Corso, and the Restaurant is on the splendid terrace that overlooks a view that stretches from Villa Medici to Trinità dei Monti, from the Quirinale Hill to the Vittoriano. Chef Umberto Vezzoli offers a varied reinterpretation of traditional Roman cuisine, even with combinations of unique dishes created for each day of the week.

Via del Corso 126. Tel +390669921111




Palazzo Manfredi

The Court

On the Ludus Magnus, the ancient gladiator gym, and with the Colosseum in the background, The Court is Palazzo Manfredi’s new lounge; the space develops between the counter worked in travertine with seats on one side, the living room on the other and a walkway that separates them. The cocktails are signed by Matteo Zed, an eclectic and daring bartender with international experiences between Japan and America. The drink list is structured on three chapters: in addition to the classic aperitifs, you can choose between the signatures and the seasonal and a selection of “Forgotten Classics & Unforgettable”, all those forgotten and timeless cocktails that have made the history of mixology. Of all, the Martini cocktail in the Roman style version deserves a mention. In addition to a good beverage, The Court offers the gourmet experience signed by Aroma Executive Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio (1 Michelin Star). From the first light of sunset to after midnight, The Court welcomes its guests in a fancy and elegant atmosphere.

Via Labicana 125. Tel +390677591380







D.O.M. Hotel

Verve Restaurant

Verve is the name of the new restaurant of the Hotel with a London atmosphere. Velvets, soft lighting and timeless elegance, among contemporary art, welcome guests to let them experience a journey of emotions among the flavors of a roman cuisine with a modern approach. Created by Renzo Valeriani, already owner of “Madre”, the restaurant is led by Chef Adriano Magnoli, Antonella Mascolo is the pastry Chef. In the terrace, between the rosemary parfum and Via Giulia’s roofs from april to october or between design furnitures and Andy Wharol works in winter, Paolo Carrara is always the man in charge of being the head waiter, also suggesting the best wine pairing. Here the report by Gugsto.

Via Giulia 131. Tel +390631076828



Palazzo Montemartini Rome, A Radisson Collection Hotel

Montemartini Terrace

You can enjoy on the panoramic terrace with view on Baths of Diocletian and on the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, designed by Michelangelo, or in the lounge bar’s dehor with the evocative experience of ancient Servian Wall. This locations are good also to celebrate special events or business happenings.

Aperitif with Chef “on sight”

Every evening, from 06.00 to 08.00 pm, the Executive Chef Simone Strano will be the protagonist of a special show cooking during which he will create a “view” dish with a particular selection of finger food. A special moment that allows guests to see the work and meet the Chef, thus overcoming the concept of a classic aperitif. The barman Riccardo Di Dio Masa amazes guests with its cocktails of tradition and innovation.

Largo G. Montemartini 20. Tel +390645661






Hotel De La Ville

Rocco Forte Hotels has unveiled their second hotel in Rome, Hotel de la Ville, following an extraordinary renovation to the historical 18-Century building. Located in the heart of Rome, atop the Spanish Steps with sweeping views of the Eternal City, the hotel’s enviable setting is a destination in itself. The 104 well-appointed rooms and suites are among the most elegant and spacious in Rome, while the signature suites offer unrivalled panoramic views of the city from their large terraces. The magnificent Suite de la Ville located on the 8th floor, and accessible by a private elevator, is the hotel’s crown jewel, furnished with a curated collection of contemporary and antique furniture and its own collection of art; it boasts two panoramic terraces, perfect for entertaining. At the centre of the hotel is the enchanting courtyard, a hidden retreat away from the bustling city that embodies the life and spirit of Italy.

De La Ville Spa

Bringing a piece of Sicily to Rome, the 550 square metre De La Ville Spa is the most technically advanced in the capital offering relaxing and indulgent treatments carried out by an expert team of therapists using Irene Forte Skincare products. The Spa is an all-encompassing healthy retreat for physical and spiritual wellness.

Restaurants & Bar

With creative, fresh Roman cuisine as envisioned by the Michelin-starred Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, Director of Food for Rocco Forte Hotels, and an elegant drinks programme, the six new food and drinks offerings at the Hotel de la Ville will deliver authentic Roman gastronomic experiences. The offering ranges from all day dining at Da Sistina, serving authentic trattoria style food with modern touches, to Mosaico, the hotel’s main restaurant serving Mediterranean gourmet cuisine that overlooks the courtyard. The bold Julep bar offers all varieties of cocktails whilst the rooftop terrace bar, aptly named Cielo, will be entertaining guests with creatively crafted drinks, a fusion of “aperitivi” and memorable views of the Roman skyline.

Six Alternative Sightseeing Tours of Rome

Witness a different side to the Eternal City by exploring its sights and splendours, both on the ground and in the air: by Vespa, Fiat 500,  Segway, Bicycle, Ferrari and Helicopter. Six of the best alternatives to sightseeing on foot in Rome.

A Luxury Shopping Guide to Rome

Start your shopping trip with a cappuccino on Hotel de la Ville’s stylish rooftop terrace, then head out to the Spanish Steps right on our doorstep. Follow them down to discover two of Rome’s most exclusive shopping streets, Via Borgognona and Via Condotti, with the promise of more brands and beauty beyond.

Via Sistina 69. Tel +390632888880





The First Luxury Art Hotel

AcquaRoof Molinari Terrace and “Sea Lounge” experience

Restyling for the AcquaRoof terrace which, thanks to the new roof, can be experienced even in the coldest months and at all hours, from morning to breakfast until late night for an after dinner. New proposal contains several souls: kitchen, cafè and cocktail bar. Three aspects mixed together to offer guests a transversal taste experience, in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere that can be summed up in the “Sea Lounge” description.
AcquaRoof Terrazza Molinari reconfirms a simple and essential kitchen, mainly by the sea. Spontaneous and refined, cuisine it is shaped by the character of the Chef Angelo Troiani (1 Michelin Star), assisted by Chef Claudia Ceppaluni; that stands out for its original format: le Gocce, small distilled taste to taste à la carte or within specific tasting routes; small gastronomic delights that arise from the encounter between Italian cuisine, the Roman culinary tradition and that of the Mediterranean.
Peculiarity of the Terrace is the essential relationship between kitchen and bar, with new proposals that combine food and drink, using the typical ingredients of cocktails in the preparation of dishes and the other way around. AcquaRoof Molinari Terrace is opened also for breakfast and for lunch (from 07,30 to 11,00 am and from 12,00 to 03,30 pm).

New Acquolina’s Executive Chef

Daniele Lippi is the new Executive Chef of Acquolina. Born in 1990, Lippi grew up at the Troiani brothers’ school – working for nine years at the Convivio Troiani (1 Michelin Star), where he was Head Chef of the last three – but he perfected his style with various “incursions” at the top of the international starry scene: from Yannick Alléno, to Pavillion Ledoyen of Paris, to Enrico Crippa, Piazza Duomo of Alba, to Grant Achat, at Alinea Restaurant in Chicago, and again in Spain with Paolo Casagrande at Martin Bersategui’s Lasarte. Lippi plays between reality and appearance, mixing the cards on the table and challenging the public to see beyond what’s on the plate.

Via del Vantaggio 14. Tel +390645617070




Hotel Vilòn

This Small Luxury (only 18 rooms) is the newest in the centre of Rome. It occupies the annex of the mid-16th century Palazzo Borghese that once housed the School for Maidens. Paolo Bonfini, a roman scenographer, and Giampiero Panepinto, a milanese architect, brought eclectic and contemporary design into this centuries-old space. Many rooms overlook the Borghese Gardens, which is dotted with the classical statuary, a little jewel closed to strangers to the palace. The bar-lounge is colorful and confortable, among pieces of modern art and contemporary works. The adjacent atrium terrace is open for both drinks and meals and a rooftop bar is also planned. This modern hotel prides itself on personalised service, grounded in old-fashioned Italian hospitality. The concierge can even arrange tailor-made sightseeing trips and exclusive transport around Rome.

Adelaide Restaurant

Gabriele Muro, the Executive Chef of Adelaide, Hotel Vilòn’s intimate restaurant, has designed a menu that celebrates some of Rome’s favorite dishes, such as pasta carbonara and amatriciana. You can enjoy also mediterranean seafood-based cuisine. Adelaide is open to both hotel guests and the public.

Via dell’Arancio 69. Tel +3906878187

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