Rome is filled with low-rise boutique hotels and Aleph Rome Hotel, now part of Hilton’s Curio collection is just one such boutique hotel delivering luxury to the Eternal City.
Just a short ten-minute walk from the front door of the hotel will take you to the Spanish Steps, just fifteen minutes from Trevi fountain and steps away from Barbarini, the hotel is well-positioned for sights on foot as well as by metro.
Address: Via di S. Basilio, 15, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Phone: +39 06 422 9001
Spotless white stone and bright white lights gave us a clean feeling of modern Italian design. The room was spacious, and while not a two room suite, it featured a sitting area with a table and a pull-out couch. They offered to make the bed for Lucy and we agreed appreciative.
The bathroom was very long and slender with an odd design quirk. There were double showers. One appeared to have been a tub originally but there was no longer a spout, only a sprayer and it had been glassed in. Having a tub might have been better for Lucy but we would have been happy with the single shower as well. The bathroom also featured a separate bidet which did the trick but doesn’t compare to a heated bidet toilet seat.
The hotel is equipped with two pools, one on the roof outside and another in the basement spa. The site was a former bank so the gym is actually built into a vault complete with a six-inch steel vault door.
The staff and their level of service were excellent. The hotel was accommodating to our schedule and very helpful. We got a recommendation for a restaurant from my sister-in-law but I failed to make a reservation in advance. I tried to make a reservation but on my first attempt failed. The concierge was able to get us a spot and when we arrived at 10:15 pm there was still a line out the door. Lucy’s ravioli from Flavio al Velavevodetto was probably the best thing we ate in Italy.
Just off the lobby, the breakfast is held in a side room. The buffet was nicely appointed and offered a menu for a la carte options as well. I found the buffet to be a step above other hotels in the same category, especially in Europe. For example, for quick service eggs on the buffet, instead of a chafing tray of scrambled eggs, folded omelettes were ready instead.
The food was fantastic but due to my love for Italian food and our late-night meals we were only able to make it downstairs one of the four days of our stay.
Rome hotels are expensive. It’s hard to find luxury properties in the city from larger brands. The cash cost for our stay was about €215/nt though we travelled during a slow week. The hotel usually charges more, between €280-375/night. Using Hilton Honors points the cost of redemption is 70,000 points/night. Because we were there during a week in which we could pay such a discounted rate we opted to pay cash instead of points. That said, for 70,000 points at normal rates, the hotel delivers on value.
Have you stayed at Aleph Rome Hotel before? Do you have another preferred Roman property when you visit?