One of the most spectacular cities in the world, Rome is like a living museum, with fountains just around the corner and piazza full of cafes from the pavement to watch the world go by. There are little better romantic experiences than strolling through these amazing streets or sharing a bottle of wine as the night falls over the Tiber River. Here are the best places to stay for that special weekend for two – the most romantic luxury hotels in Rome.
1. Hotel Locarno, Piazza del Popolo
On the doorstep of the city's best tourist attractions, this boutique hideaway is a firm favorite in many luxury Rome hotels, especially with artists and actors. It's easy to see why – Hotel Locarno still boasts a unique elevator in bird cages and a fabulous 1920s bar complete with original features, summer cocktails and comfortable winter coffees.
Although the rooms themselves have been refurbished, no darling of Italian charm from public spaces has been lost, and the hand-painted art deco backgrounds and original lights are more than attractive. Old-school Roman glamor drips from every giant tub and frescoed ceiling, making this the perfect choice for a seductive party.
2. Aldrovandi Palace, Parioli
In a prestigious historic area close to Villa Borghese, this hotel is a romantic dream. A quiet and elegant resort, away from the hustle and bustle of modern Rome, laundry and noise. However, it is still close to those classic landmarks like the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto suitable for walking hand in hand in the dark.
From the outside, the hotel has a private park, an outdoor pool and a great dining area – not even for a Michelin star restaurant – that offer the kind of relaxation and refinement that couples dream of. All rooms have views of the park and spacious King size beds.
3. Hassler Roma Hotel, Spanish Steps
Old-fashioned and phenomenal, the Hassler Roma Hotel has long been popular with some of the most beloved icons in the world, from Audrei Hepburn to Princess Diana. This service is one of the highlights of this hotel as each staff member strives to make guests feel at home in their own palace.
The hotel has won more awards than most years, and the Hassler-Medci private courtyard lined with ivy and a sumptuous Michelin-starred rooftop restaurant (with unparalleled rooftop views) keep it at the top of the game when it comes to both romance and legend.