Where to stay - Italy

Palazzo Manfredi, Rome

If one has to choose only one hotel in Roma, it will surely be the Palazzo Manfredi.

Located just a few stones away from the Colosseum, this 20-room palace is a pure gem of luxury, refinement and hospitality. From the moment you walk through the little discreet door to be greeted like royalty, the Palazzo Manfredi dazzles with its glamorous décor and stunning views.

Built on the remains of the Ludus Magnus, the gymnasium of Roman gladiators, the hotel was the hunting lodge of the Guidi gardens. Did I mention the Colosseum? The world’s most famous amphitheater is so close to the room’s windows that you almost hear the lions roar. Thus, you are perfectly placed to visit the city’s main Ancient Roman sites.

I stayed in the Prestige Room which offers an idyllic base for a lover gateway. Is has a full view on the Domus Area and a side view on the Colosseum. Furnished with stylish and design decor, the room has a color palette of white and grey. The furnishings are imagined by contemporary designers such as Ingo Maurer and Ven Egmond and the luxe fabrics by Dedar and Designer. The quality materials such as velvet, leather and marble in natural tons merge faultlessly with the décor.

The staff of the hotel had carefully placed rose petals around the bath and others on the bed shaped like a heart. On the table, a bottle of champagne and some little treat were waiting to be tasted! What a delight!

My advice: Run a hot foaming bath with their Acqua di Parma products, turn on the subdued lights, connect your phone to the Bose speaker, take your champagne flute, lay down and relax…

Known to have one of the most spectacular view in the Word, the Aroma, a one star Michelin restaurant is set on the terrace of the palace. A memorable dinner or lunch prepared by the star chef Giuseppe Di Irio will make you live an unforgettable experience. At night, the lights of the Roman Forum and the candles of the terrace offer the most unique show in the world. It is breathtaking in every way.

As a guest of the hotel, you will have the chance to have a table already booked for dinner if you wish to have one at the restaurant. Don’t worry if you have already planned to eat somewhere else because Aroma is the place where you will have your breakfast.

It is magical to wake up in the morning, take the gold platter elevator and enjoy your first meal of the day on the roof of the Palazzo Manfredi. On the menu: pastries, fresh and cut fruits, smoked salmon, cheese, charcuterie and a selection of fresh fruit juices and hot beverages. You can also ask the chef to prepare you eggs as your taste and pancakes. Do you think that it is possible to start your day in Rome in a better way?

The staff of Palazzo Manfredi take care of their clients from check-in to check-out, all the necessary attention is given to ensure that your stay takes place ideally. Tired or stressed? They offer you a large range of massage on the spot in collaboration with the best health center of the city. For the more sportive one, it is possible to enjoy the service of a personal coach as well as equipment that will be installed in your room. Do not worry, I do not forget you ladies! The hotel has its own personal shopper who will guide you around and organize you private shopping cession in the most beautiful shops of the capital.

My general opinion: In the heart of the Ancient Rome, the Palazzo Manfredi enjoys an exceptional situation, real “window on the Colosseum”. An address to remember for love’s lovers.

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