Best Hotels Rome November 2019, food & leisure experinces

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

Five star hotel Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese has re-opened following a complete redesign by French architect and interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. Situated in a former 19th century Roman palazzo, Nuel has taken inspiration from the building’s original architecture as well as the landscaped gardens of the adjacent Villa Borghese to bring a fresh look with a nature-inspired color palette for the city retreat. The 78-room hotel lies on a quaint street in the center of the city, just moments from iconic landmarks including the Villa Medici, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Guests can also benefit from personalized wellness and fitness therapies with the SofitelFITNESS Wellness Program in the hotel’s fitness center.

Settimo Restaurant

The crown jewel of the hotel, situated on the seventh floor and offering panoramic views of The Eternal City, is Settimo: an elegant rooftop lounge and restaurant with bold interiors and both indoor (in the picture) and outdoor seating. Settimo serves contemporary Roman cuisine using locally sourced ingredients and Executive Chef, Giuseppe D’Alessio, incorporates traditional Roman culinary styles into all the signature dishes. Cocktail enthusiasts can enjoy sundowners with a view, with one of Settimo’s signature drinks which come with specially paired finger food.

19th Century Experience

A new experience available exclusively to Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese’s guests showcases the Eternal City’s most beloved monuments and historical sites from the 19th century. In partnership with one of Italy’s leading Virtuoso agencies Imago Artis Travel, the walking tour unveils Rome’s grandeur in the XIX century through the eyes of the period’s most prominent figures. The private tour consists of visits to Romantic era artists’ homes.  Poetic works from both John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley are on display at the Keats Shelley House, and Casa di Goethe, exhibits German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s written works as well as his personal art collection. The final stop of the tour ends at Canova Tadolini, where guests can enjoy a prosecco or traditional coffee while being surrounded by classical Roman statues created by the scholars of the great Italian sculptors of the 1800s.

Via Lombardia47, Tel +3906478021



Palazzo Montemartini Rome, A Radisson Collection Hotel

Built in the heart of the eternal city of Rome back in 1881, the iconic Palazzo Montemartini Rome, A Radisson Collection Hotel welcomes guests to a truly exceptional experience. With a perfect mix of contemporary design and authentic touches from a rich history, this hotel is the ultimate getaway for all occasions. All 82 rooms and suites boast a minimalistic design with a touch of elegance and welcome guests with a soothing ambiance perfectly mirroring Rome’s unique feel. This historic building also houses the delicious Senses Restaurant and Lounge Bar, the tranquil Montemartini SPA by Caschera, and spacious event halls full of natural light—all designed for memorable moments. Palazzo Montemartini Rome, A Radisson Collection Hotel, is next to the Baths of Diocletian and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and offers also rooms for meetings and events and the panoramic Terrace Montemartini.

“All Day Long” by Senses Restaurant

Senses Restaurant at Palazzo Montemartini Rome, A Radisson Collection Hotel has a magical and evocative atmosphere, with a large central fountain with a waterfall and a privileged view of the Baths of Diocletian and the ancient Servian Wall. Perfect for satisfying the requirements of everyone, guests and externals, from breakfast to after dinner, the Restaurant combines the best traditional Italian recipes with international dishes, focusing on high quality ingredients, linked to the territory’s best produce.This month it opens a new autumn menu by the Executive Chef Simone Strano with proposals for all tastes. “All Day Long” menu is punctuated by the various moments of the day: “Bakery moment”, with proposals ranging from the selection of mignon to the classic English breakfast; “Snack moment”, with traditional Italian dishes such as the Sicilian salad and burrata with basil pesto and dishes with an international touch, such as the club sandwich or the Fassona hambuger; then we move on to the “Aperitif moment”: from tempura shrimp with sweet and sour sauce to mini iris to “amatriciana”; highlight is “Aperitif with the chef” from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. For “la Carte Moment” you can enjoy appetizers such as: the anchovy arancino with Sicilian caponata and sweet and sour onion, cod in black tempura, chicory and raspberry mayonnaise, beef tartare with quail egg, ricotta curl and creamy salad; then move on tuna carbonara with Monograno Felicetti spaghettone (in the picture), calmarata with Octopus all’Amatriciana, fresh pasta with three tomatoes and burrata, orecchiette with turnip greens, veal meatballs with herbs and taralli. For fish lovers, note the grilled sea bass with sour pumpkin and creamy water, while among the meat dishes the veal cheek with stewed Tropea onion and mashed potatoes; to end, a dessert like the “Ardente Fondente” with salted chocolate crumble and zabaione ice cream. To accompany each dish, the expert hands of the bartenders of the Senses Restaurant & Lounge Bar, led by the award-winning Riccardo Di Dio Masa, offer guests the chance to be involved in a journey of completely personalized taste, with combinations and creations sometimes very bold, such as the “Daiquité” with white rum, lemongrass, fresh lime, basil, angostura bitter and ginger combined with cuttlefish in tempura with cuttlefish black or for crispy sushi in sweet and sour sauce; “Butterscotch Martini”, with butterscotch liqueur, bitter tooth of lion, vodka, drops of EVO oil flavored with orange and vaporization of essence in a bread crust. Senses Restaurant is also an exclusive Lounge Bar, an elegant and contemporary for an after dinner drink. Moreover, since early morning guests can now enjoy breakfast dishes in the magnificent hall with marble columns.

Largo Giovanni Montemartini, Tel +390645661





Hotel NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali

NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali is the new boutique 5-star hotel of the NH Hotel Group that leads straight to the heart of Rome. Located among some of the most fascinating and true districts of the city like Rione Monti, Pigna and Trevi and very close to some of the most visited historical monuments in the world (Colosseum, Pantheon, Circus Massimo, Trevi Fountain, Mouth of Truth), NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali offers its guests an unforgettable experience to discover authentic and iconic Rome. Built in an elegant building dating back to the 19th century, NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali offers a journey through time that begins from the hotel entrance, through photographs selected which
tell the “behind the scenes” of some of the most iconic films in the history of cinema linked to Rome, and culminate at the panoramic terrace on the sixth floor with an exceptional view over the Fori Romani, the Vittoriano and the Trajan column. The services and comforts typical of the NH Collection brand distinguish the 42 rooms of the structure, of which well 9 suites, some of which offer the opportunity to look out on one of the most majestic archaeological areas. Imperial Fori Suite is also ideal for those who want to spend moments romantics with their partner getting lost in the incredible view of the Roman Forums and the Complex of the Vittoriano. The NH Collection also offers guests the figure of the Guest Relation to make the hotel experience and stay in the Eternal City even more unforgettable: in structure it is possible to book a visit to some of the most fascinating museums and art galleries in the city beyond than to attend theatrical performances.

Oro Bistrot and Secret View – Rooftop & Cocktail Bar

Open to guests and outsiders, the NH Collection Roma Fori Imperiali’s enogastronomic offer is characterized by the typicality of the Italian territory. On this journey of taste, Hotel has decided to be accompanied by the chef Natale Giunta, already a consultant for two other Group structures (NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi and NH Collection Taormina) and here in Rome brings its Sicilian origins and its culinary knowledge. His “Oro Bistrot” is a complete offer: a marriage of flavors and typically Italian flavors that start from à la carte breakfast to lunch, up to dinner, an extraordinary encounter between the city of Rome and Sicily. At the “Secret View – Rooftop & Cocktail Bar”, instead, guests can enjoy some of the cocktail proposals signed by the chef Natale Giunta, relaxing at the view of the Imperial Forums on the terrace on the sixth floor. It’s an ideal place also for organizing events and private parties. During the spring and summer period, the gastronomic offer of Oro Bistrot moves to the rooftop to guarantee guests a truly unforgettable experience.

Via di Santa Eufemia 19, Tel +3906697689911




Margutta 19 Luxury Hotel

Just like its name suggests, this 5-star boutique hotel is tucked away on charming Via Margutta. Once home to artists as prestigious as Picasso, these newly updated suites and studios combine contemporary Italian design with serene elegance. This makes Margutta 19 the perfect haven for days spent exploring the neighborhood’s boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries – not to mention all the splendors of Rome.

EMME Restaurant

EMME Restaurant is the garden terrace restaurant of Margutta 19. It serves up authentic Italian cuisine with a sophisticated, creative twist. Its menu, by Chef Daniele Ladaga, takes regional Italian dishes to a higher level using seasonal local ingredients and unique fresh flavors. And each course can be perfectly paired with our thoughtful selection of wines and freshly made cocktails. Via Margutta is one of Rome’s loveliest backstreets, and EMME has become the neighborhood hub – a place to meet, have a coffee or an aperitif, and dine.

Via Margutta 19, Tel +390697797979





Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

The autumn menu of the Uliveto restaurant

On Monday 28 October the autumn menu signed by Executive Chef Fabio Boschero for the Uliveto restaurant will officially enter into force. Following the seasonality and selecting the best raw materials of the territory, the menu proposes, among other things, the “raw red prawns with chickpea aio, oio & pepperoncino” crumble, the “Risotto al Suppli al telefono ‘”, the “Gnocchi cacio e pepe con curcuma ”and the “Coccio con Polpo verace on cannellini beans”. Don’t miss the desserts of Dario Nuti, first of all the “Sweet saffron and almond risotto with prickly pear sorbet”: born from the gustatory suggestions of his childhood, the traditional sweet rice of poor Italian cuisine is combined with typically Sicilian ingredients.

Five O’clock Tea and Cocktails at Tiepolo Bar

The cold season invites afternoons and evenings spent lingering with a good cocktail or an invigorating five o’clock tea (in the picture). Pastry Chef Dario Nuti has designed a specific tea for the Tiepolo Bar: next to a superlative selection of the best infusions we find a parade of biscuits, sweets and snacks. For the winter aperitifs the Rome Cavalieri Mixologist Angelo Severini suggests the CH-estnut, based on Vodka Gray Goose Poire with white cocoa cream served with chestnut whipped cream; alcohol at the right point and invigorating in the winter cold.

Sunday Brunch

L’Uliveto Restaurant stages Sunday brunch by Executive Chef Fabio Boschero 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).

“Forest Bathing” of Cavalieri Grand Spa Club

Inspired by the Japanese practice (shinrin-yoku) of diving in the woods, the Forest Bathing teaches how to benefit from apparently simple activities, like a walk in the woods, breathing the essences of trees and plants, time to time invigorating or relaxing. The position of Rome Cavalieri and its Spa allow the realization of a complete and articulated Forest Therapy program. The hotel is immersed in a Mediterranean park and borders one of the most authentic and vast natural parks in the city: the Monte Mario nature reserve, which for its environmental characteristics is a true mosaic of biological diversity now rare in a city. At the Cavalieri Grand Spa Club it is therefore possible to enjoy a real immersion in the woods followed by an effective wellness treatment. After the walk in the hotel park, you return to the Spa and relax with a hydromassage, eliminate toxins with a sauna or a Turkish bath and then rely on the skilled hands of the Forest Bathing Treatment therapists.

Via Alberto Cadlolo 101. Tel +390635091




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

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 celebrating 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



*In the opening picture “Ravioli” by Chef Daniele Ladaga of EMME, Margutta 19 Luxury Hotel’s Restaurant

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