Hotel dei Borgia
It’s all about the location at Hotel dei Borgia: the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps are all within a 15-minute walk – you couldn’t be better placed for exploring Italy’s capital. You only have to meander through the surrounding streets to stumble across the white-marble Vittoriano (Altar of the Fatherland), the sculpture-dotted Piazza del Quirinale (a great spot to catch a Roman sunset), and the boutique-lined Via del Corso – duck down side streets to discover artisanal shops. You’re also on the fringes of the boho-cool Monti district, where a knot of cobblestone lanes shelters buzzy pavement cafés, gourmet street food stalls and fashion stores.
Behind its blue-bordered shuttered windows, this charming hotel brims with understated elegance – a soothing colour palette of creams and pastels accented with monochrome tiled floors, oversized floor plants and wall-hung portraits. A small spa and wellness centre is filled with all the essentials for downtime – a Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, mosaic-tiled pool, emotional showers and a relaxation area set beneath a canopy of twinkling lights. There’s also a treatment room for massage therapies.
Spread across five floors, the hotel’s 80 rooms are decked out in a classic, refined style, from richly textured furnishings in jewel tones, to bursts of damask wallpaper and wall lamps flanking statement headboards.