This summer I had the pleasure of visiting Hotel Splendide Royal. Situated in the heart of Rome the hotel offers an overwhelming antique decor, panoramic views, gourmet dinners and much more.
Arriving at the hotel directly from the airport, my partner and I were welcomed by the kind staff who assisted us with our check-in and luggage. An always nice gesture when being tired from a long travel.
When entering the doors of this 19th century palace, I was instantly impressed by it’s Baroque architecture and lavish interior. An original glass chandelier from Luchino Visconti’s 1963 classic The Leopard hangs in the gold-hued lobby, which is decked out with marble busts, porcelain vases and oil paintings.
Our afternoon and evening were spent at the Splendide Royal’s crown jewel: the seventh-floor restaurant, Mirabelle. We first enjoyed an afternoon tea while taking in the splendid views over the Eternal city’s wonders. The Pinciano, Villa Medici, Trinità Dei Monti, Saint Peter’s and I could go on. We stayed at the restaurant to enjoy a 7 course dinner while watching the sun set.
The glamours interior was continued in our high-ceilinged room with low lighting, ornate plaster cornices, gold silk damask wallpaper, burgundy deep pile carpets and oversize white wooden beds. Bathroom was in black marble, with rainforest showers and Etro toiletries.
We enjoyed the delicious breakfast from a booming buffet in the hotel’s Crystal Lounge on sixth floor. Smoked salmon, fresh fruit, deliciuos cakes and even prosecco if you felt like starting the day early. Again with the luxury of stunning views over the historic centre of Rome.
I am astonished by our experience at The Royal Splendide Rome and we felt treated like kings and queens from the second we walked into this glamours palace. We can not wait to be back to spend more time here.
Yours sincerely, Mathias le Fèvre