La Scelta di poet Suites puts the L in luxury.
This is the ‘la dolce vita’ side of town, the Campo Marzo district, where everyone and everything exudes elegance. The Spanish Steps, via Babuino and via Condotti are all three blocks away. The Borghese park is a 10-minute walk away. You can also walk three minutes to via Margutta, where most of the Roman Holiday was filmed.
Be sure to check out the legendary Art Deco bar Rosati at Piazza del Popolo (one-minute away), plus both the nearby Goethe and the John Keats and Shelley museums.
Old worldly class, brown leather chesterfields, 17th-century art in gilded frames, antiques and a working fireplace set the mood.
There is an inviting library, with a delightful mix of Italian architecture books and works by Goethe and Dante, as well as a writing bureau by the window, evoking the days of the Grand Tour. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by manager Daniel who makes you feel immediately at home, with a bottle of wine or bubbly.
You will be spoiled by the impeccable English-speaking staff who are on call to offer their expertise. There is a 24-hour butler service at your fingertips to arrange wine tasting, beauty treatments, and tailor-made tours. The only downside is that you will never want to explore the city when your hotel is this good. Facilities include parking, laundry service, and a 24-hour reception.
This is what a luxury stay should feel like: silk bedspreads handmade in Florence, bathrobes by Frette, fresh flowers in every room, and organic soaps, bath products and room sprays by the legendary Florentine store Antica Farmacia Santa Maria Novella.
The Villa Medici Suite incorporates a personal feeding area, while the Trinità dei Monti Suite has a terrace and rooftop hot tub with a backdrop of the Villa Medici and
Trinita Dei Monti church.
Both have walk-in chromatherapy showers that double up as Turkish baths.
Both also come with Sky TV, a minibar and iPads.
Wake up to the sounds of church bells and the smell of freshly brewed coffee, before heading down to breakfast, which is more of a banquet: expect organic yogurts, jams and honey, freshly made croissants, cheese and prosciutto platters, eggs, freshly squeezed orange juice and carrot juice and homemade cakes.
Whilst there is no formal restaurant in the hotel, the 24-hour concierge can arrange to have a personal chef make dinner for you.