“Stunningly lavish suites exuding old-world opulence, in the heart of Rome's most fashionable quarter”
The Napoleon Suite displays late baroque opulence at its best, from the marquetry of the furniture to the parquetry of the floors. Step in from the dazzling Lazio sun to the cool sombre tones of a suite vast enough to house 6 huge oils and a sumptuously canopied bed. What's more, one of the oil paintings opens to reveal an exquisite, if bijou, marble bathroom with a huge tub. Another leads to a walk-in powder room, or dressing room. You also have a small kitchenette and a pair of magnificent reception rooms, the Green Room and the Yellow Room, at your disposal. The Napoleon Suite is a ripe contender for the most majestic hotel suite in the world!
You can also book the Napoleon Suite with the adjoining Blue Room (a double bedroom), located at the top of the wooden stairs in the Yellow Room. It's charming, cosy and named 'blue' after its lovely Chinese vases.
There's also the Roof Garden Suite, a split-level penthouse apartment reached via a steep spiral stair. An airy sitting room overlooks the terrace; a stair descends to a small but super-cosy double room, with a low ceiling and an alcove bed (not recommended for the less than sprightly). There's a super-modern bathroom with a vast soaking tub, too. Compared to the Napoleon Suite it seems comparatively modest, but its multi-level decking - furnished with smart loungers and pots of lavender, overlooking the Spanish Steps - is spectacular, by day and by night. If the Napoleon Suite is booked - or it's just a teensy bit too pricey - this makes a very respectable alternative.
Guests are served a continental breakfast of pastries, jellies, yoghurts, fruit and breads in their suite. The smooth, unobtrusive efficiency of your personal butler's service will be hard to beat, as will the elegant presentation on white china and period silver.
For lunch and dinner, guests are left to their own devices. The Napoleon Suite has a kitchenette (fridge/freezer, oven), and staff can recommend and secure tables at seemingly impenetrable restaurants nearby. We'd recommend Dal Bolognese for traditional, home-cooked Italian food, and Café Romano for tasty cocktails and rich pasta dishes. Vintage cafés include the famous Caffè Greco, once a haunt of Keats, Casanova and Wagner (they weren’t together), and the 19th-century Babington Tea Rooms.
Children are welcome - cots and an extra bed are available.
A family should book the Napoleon Suite and Blue Room together, which creates a 2-bedroom apartment; it has a single sofabed and can fit an extra bed and baby cot.
Babysitting is available on request.