Albergo Del Senato
Piazza Della Rotonda 73, Rome, Italy, 00186
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Singles, Romance, Shopping
Expert review of Albergo Del Senato
Views don’t come much more romantically Roman than this. From the front-facing windows of this historic centro storico hotel you look onto the weathered dome and huge granite columns of the Pantheon, and the bustling streetlife of the café-lined piazza that fronts it. Inside, the décor is reassuringly classic, but with an attention to detail that really impresses. It would be easy to rest on one’s laurels in a setting like this, but the Del Senato makes that extra effort with its professional multilingual reception staff, generous breakfast buffet and free WiFi. And I love the flower-decked rooftop terrace: it feels like you could reach across and touch the Pantheon from here.
In the picturesque heart of Rome, the Del Senato stands just to the side of Rome’s most intact ancient temple, the Pantheon, overlooking a pretty square lined with pavement cafés.
The 57 pristine rooms are elegantly old-fashioned with their polished parquet floors, silk brocade wall-coverings and antique writing desks. For the best views, book a superior double – or splash out on one of the top-floor Penthouse Suites, each of which has a small terrace overlooking the piazza.
Suffused with antique grace, the Del Senato’s lounge, bar and breakfast room feel like something out of Room With a View: perfect letter-writing or (if you must) postcard-writing venues for present-day Grand Tourists.
A filling buffet breakfast is served in the elegant downstairs breakfast room. In summer, guests can order drinks on the roof terrace – one of the best in Rome, and believe me, I’ve seen plenty.
Friendly and helpful even at the busiest times.
Tourists who want to be at the heart of the centro storico action, plus a few clued-in, value-oriented business travellers.
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- Piazza Della Rotonda 73, Rome, Italy, 00186
- High-Speed Internet, Room Service