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A trip to Rome usually means lots of exploring on foot, with so many incredible ancient landmarks, fantastic hidden restaurants to discover and so much more. There’s arguably no better way to end a day exploring the Eternal City than to come back to a comfortable hotel room with a balcony where you can relax and enjoy the view, perhaps with a fine glass of Italian wine. These fabulous options will allow you to do just that.
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Set along fashionable Via Veneto less than a 5-minute walk from the Spanish Steps, Grand Hotel Palace offers Deluxe Executive Rooms with a travertine balcony for watching the comings and goings on the busy street below. Set in an opulent 1920s building with both original features and modern touches, all of its beautiful rooms come with flat-screen TVs, minibars and marble bathrooms with a wide range of upscale toiletries. The elegant ABC Restaurant and Lounge offers terrace seating in the summer and guests can also take advantage of the on-site spa offering Asian-inspired treatments.
While Portrait Roma sits along the popular shopping avenue of Via Condotti, only a stone’s throw from Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, it feels like a secluded oasis, providing plenty of privacy. A boutique hotel, guest rooms are more like upscale residences with plenty of space, even in the basic suites. Guests can expect personalized yet not intrusive service, with just 14 rooms, all boasting balconies that overlook the action on the street below. Many also come with separate soaking tubs and some even have private saunas. The hotel’s rooftop lounge is a highlight too, for sipping cocktails by the fireplace while taking in spectacular views of the Spanish Steps.
One of the top hotels in Rome, the luxury Hotel Hassler Roma sits atop the Spanish Steps next to Trinita dei Monte church, providing legendary views of the Eternal City. Room 501 is considered one of the best rooms in Rome for a view, a double that directly overlooks the church towers and features a balcony with a view of St. Peter’s and Janiculum Hill. There are a number of other good options too, like 608 which has a balcony that overlooks the Spanish Steps. The 6th floor panoramic Michelin-starred restaurant also offers a breathtaking view over the city while dining on exceptional Italian cuisine, and guests can take advantage of the onsite spa too, indulging in massage and beauty treatments as well as soaking in the sauna or the steam bath.
Hotel Raffaello sits within a 19th-century building in the trendy historic Monti district which is filled with bars, restaurants, and art galleries. It’s one of the best value options for those on a budget making it easier to splurge on an upgrade for one of the top floor rooms that come with a wonderful private terrace. It’s also conveniently close to the Colosseum and the Teatro dell’Opera, while being only a 10-minute walk from the Stazione Termini. Guests can look forward to one of the best breakfast buffets in the city too, including scrambled eggs and a selection of cold meats, fruits, croissants, cereals, cheeses, bread, yogurts and more.
The Boutique Hotel Campo De’ Fiori sits just around the corner from the piazza of the same name in one of Rome’s most historic areas. It has an interesting and scandalous history as a former bordello for priests through the 18th century and comes with the tallest rooftop terrace for some of the most gorgeous views of Rome. Some rooms enjoy a similar view with balconies that look out to St. Peter’s Basilica. All are classically styled with Old World details while offering modern amenities like minibars, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and air-conditioning.
Premium Rooms at Rome Cavalieri all come with private balconies and a view of Rome, including the Vatican City. Its Deluxe Rooms also feature private balconies and can be reserved with either a Residential or Private Park View. While it’s a bit off the beaten path, it offers some of the best amenities in the city, with four swimming pools, a massive spa and tennis courts. There’s also a fitness center that hosts yoga and Pilates classes, two restaurants open for all-day dining, an art gallery and gardens spread throughout the grounds.
Located near the Roman Forum and Colosseum, across the Tiber from Trastevere, 47 Boutique Hotel offers views from many vantage points, including its rooftop garden restaurant. Many of its spacious rooms come with balconies that have great city views from the upper floors, but for an extra-special experience, book “The Highest” package where you’ll get a room on the 5th floor that comes with a terrace. Booking any one of the Deluxe rooms or Suites on the last floor, you’ll not only be able to admire the beauty of Rome from the privacy of your room but also enjoy VIP service. That includes free transfer service to and from the airport, a welcome bottle of prosecco and free minibar service throughout your stay.