Ideally located within easy walking distance of the Colosseum and Forum, the 47Hotel is a stylish and contemporary option within the historical heart of the city.
This chic, boutique hotel is located above the Salvatore Ferragamo store, also under the same ownership, and the whole property is expertly styled and based on the fashion of the 1950s and 1960s, with glamorous black and white photographs of that era lining the walls. As you enter the hotel, the staff welcome you into what they like to describe as your ‘home away from home’ and provide you with your own miniPad for your stay. Here, you’ll find lots of extra information about the hotel as well as restaurant recommendations and skype so that you can call the hotel if ever you get lost or need advice whilst you are out and about exploring the city.
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Starlets from the 1950s and 1960s line the walls of the rooms and corridors at Portrait Roma. There is even a framed receipt that Marilyn Monroe signed when purchasing a pair of Ferragamo shoes on the staircase. The space is sophisticated with classic Italian furniture, reinvigorated with luxurious fabrics and a modern twist. Everything is polished and well-thought out; the suites have foldaway kitchenettes, complete with a mini bar and coffee machine, that retract into what looks like a stylish leather coated wardrobe. Some of the suites boast fantastic balconies or terraces, but these are in high demand so must be booked well in advance.
Located just a few minutes’ walk from the Spanish Steps, off Via Condotti, Portrait Roma could not be better situated to explore. All the main historical sites, such as the Pantheon or Trevi Fountain, are about a fifteen minute walk away, with the exception of the Colosseum which is approximately 30 minutes’ walk or a quick taxi journey.
Food and drink
Although Portrait Roma does not have its own restaurant for lunch or dinner, it does have a fantastic rooftop terrace which offers panoramic views of Rome and the Spanish Steps. You can choose to have your breakfast up here, where there is an a la carte or buffet option. The rooftop terrace is also ideal for an aperitivo in the evening.
Facilities and activities
If cycling is your preferred way to explore a new city, then there are two bikes available to all hotel guests. Guests are also loaned a miniPad, which is preloaded with all the information about the hotel as well as skype so that, if you are out and about and need directions or advice, you can call reception to ask.
An ultra-stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Rome, the Portrait Roma is ideal for those looking for an intimate and exclusive retreat. The staff here are some of the most dedicated we’ve seen and really go out of their way to ensure you have everything you need during your stay.
Rome tour ideas
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
This small boutique property is located in one of Rome’s most sought after areas. On a side street just off the famous Via dei Condotti, this hotel is a short walk to Piazza di Spagne and Piazza del Popolo.
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Located in the Via Veneto area, just south of Villa Borghese and only a ten minute walk from the Spanish Steps, the Rose Garden Palace offers a friendly, stylish base from which to explore Rome.
Just steps from the Piazza del Popolo, Palazzo Dama is a luxurious boutique hotel set within a converted aristocratic palace. Inside, the opulently decorated interior features plenty of modern design touches and the highlight is the terrace which offers a wonderful oasis in the heart of Rome.
Boasting a Michelin starred restaurant and overlooking the Colosseum, the Palazzo Manfredi is an excellent boutique option with its own unique character and chic interior design.
The Marriott Grand Hotel Flora boasts a stylish location at the top of the Via Veneto. Housed in a historical building, it now offers all the comfort and facilities one would expect from such an international brand.
Set on the edge of the Villa Borghese gardens, the Sofitel Rome is an excellent option, right in the heart of Rome. The stunning roof terrace offers panoramic views over the city and is a wonderful place to enjoy a drink.
Located in a series of private annexes in the area around the Spanish Steps, The Inn at the Spanish Steps is a charmingly intimate boutique option in the heart of Rome.
The historic residence of the aristocratic Spalletti Trivelli family, the Villa Spalletti Trivelli has been converted to offer a wonderful selection of rooms and suites, and yet still retains the atmosphere and elegance of a private stately home.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
On this tour you will explore the ancient heart of Rome with your private guide, visiting two of the city’s most famous sites: the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
See Rome from the back of a Vespa motorbike, passing some of the main sites as well as venturing further out into more residential areas.
With the benefit of a private guide to bring these key sites to life, you will explore the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.