Bound by history (the only hotel in Rome crossed by the ancient Servian Wall) but also gracefully minimalist and dazzlingly high-tech, Palazzo Montemartini is an exclusive boutique hotel tucked away behind the Baths of Diocletian. It’s in a prime position across the street from the Termini station, which means you can get to every major site by public transport. And of course, going anywhere on foot is a pleasure in Rome, and the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain are both just a 20-minute walk away. You may be close to the hub of trains and taxis, yet once you enter the hotel you’ll feel a million miles away from the crowds. Service here is phenomenal, as are your surrounds – an interior designed by KingRoselli pays homage to Ancient Rome and the original architecture while bringing fresh stonework and a stunning ceiling fountain into the mix. Come here for luxury personified. A small hotel like this needs only one restaurant, and delivers with ‘Senses’, an Italian culinary experience with a Sicilian twist in sleek surrounds. The restaurant extends into a chic bar, home to elegant chaises and signature cocktails. In the summer months guest can head up to the Penthouse for balmy nights on the open terrace.
Being so close to the imposing ancient thermal Baths of Diocletian, the spa, of course, takes inspiration from this outstanding piece of Roman history. You’ll be privy to hydrotherapy pools, a hydrotonic indoor pool, Jacuzzi with bubble beds, cervical waterfalls, salt room, chromotherapy therapy showers, a Turkish bath and Thalassotherapy treatments.
Each room is individually designed in contemporary style. All feature a Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary Manet mobile phone with local phone card and stone bath or rainforest shower. Superior and Deluxe Rooms are chic and elegant.