Though the hotel is only a short drive from Rome’s many attractions, visitors may find it hard to tear themselves away from the resort itself, with a large spa, gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and tennis court all on offer. There are plenty of activities for children, meaning that the Rome Cavalieri is entirely family friendly. With luxury sports cars available on request for those wishing to see the city under their own steam, or the possibility of a private tour arranged by the hotel, it’s not hard to see why the Rome Cavalieri has been awarded the World’s Leading Luxury City Resort every year since 2015.
The hotel is a short, 10 minute drive from the Vatican City, and only a 25 minute taxi from the very city centre, made easy by the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service.
Everyone, the Rome Cavalieri is not only family and group friendly but geared up for couples, too.
Though the hotel’s exterior is an imposing 1960s building, the interior is the epitome of stylish opulence. It houses an impressive collection of over 1,000 textiles, paintings, sculptures and pieces of antique furniture, many of which are sporadically placed around the hotel.
Rooms and Suites
The resort has 345 rooms, all of which come with a private balcony and a view either of the hotel’s grounds or the city itself. Each has a separate, comfortable sitting area, large television and free Wi-Fi and Salvatore Ferragamo amenities in the indulgent white Italian marble bathrooms. The so called ‘Imperial’ rooms entitle guests to access of the Grand Spa Club and the Imperial Club, an exclusive floor of the hotel offering 24 hour refreshment and breath-taking views of Rome.
Alternatively, guests may choose to stay in one of the hotel’s 25 suites, the most luxurious of which are the Penthouse and Planetarium suites. The former boasts four original Andy Warhol Dollar Signs, a private wine cellar and Swarovski crystal fixtures in the bathroom along with a private garden terrace and jacuzzi. The palatial Planetarium suite has a jacuzzi with a view over St. Peter’s Basilica, private dining area and integrated private camera security system.
Food and Drink Facilities
With a range of dining options, the Rome Cavalieri caters to a host of tastes and preferences:
Rome’s only three Michelin star restaurant, La Pergola is led by Heinz Beck. Diners have the choice of a set 10 or 7 courses, or the pick of the menu. Set on the top floor of the hotel, guests can enjoy a choice of 70,000 bottles of wine whilst admiring the view.
The alternative to La Pergola is located on the lower ground floor and directed by Executive Chef Fabio Boschero. L’Uliveto’s focus is on locally sourced and seasonal produce. L’Uliveto also offers an impressive breakfast service, with a hot buffet, continental breakfast, and fresh fruit all available each morning. On a Sunday, the restaurant hosts Sunday Brunch, an unmissable experience.
In addition to this, guests may take advantage of room service or enjoy a light meal on a lounger by the pool. Drinks are available at the pool bar and Tiepolo cocktail bar, and on the Imperial Club floor for guests who have access.
Guests can take advantage of the services at the large Grand Spa Club (at an additional fee for those staying in Premium and Deluxe rooms). An impressive menu of body massages, facials and a hairstylist, means that guests will undoubtedly leave feeling pampered. Two pools, one outdoor and the other indoor, a large gym with new Technogym equipment, a shaded jogging trail through the grounds and two outdoor tennis courts are also available. Moreover, guests can take advantage of a luxury sports car hire, private tour around the hotels art collection or an artisanal sandal making experience.
For children, there is a kids club with organised activities and tours, designated outdoor pool area and brunch play area. All rooms can be made interconnecting on request, and there is a designated children’s menu.
Once in Rome’s centre, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus and Roman Forum are all within walking distance. For those more interested in Rome’s more recent history and culture, there is the Borghese Gallery, Villa Farnesina and National Gallery of Modern Art.
Shuttle: The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service into the city centre.
The hotel’s concierge can organise a limousine transfer to or from any of Rome’s airports or train stations.
Rail: Termini railway station is 10km from the hotel.
Airport: Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (FCO) in 30km from the hotel, Ciampino Airport (CIA) is just under 40km from Rome Cavalieri.