Get an overview of this hotelRomantic Rome hotel facing Villa Borghese park

Near Spanish Steps

Just off Rome's exclusive Via Veneto, this small, opulent hotel occupies a 19th-century building facing Villa Borghese park; the Spanish Steps are 500 metres away.

Gourmet restaurant

Mirabelle, the hotel's highly regarded restaurant, offers splendid views of the parklands and city from its rooftop perch.

Wireless Internet

The 68 guestrooms of the Hotel Spendide Royal are 17th-century villa style with sculpted ceilings, bathrooms of Carrara marble, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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4.6 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
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Nice birthday surprise :)

5 out of 5
by from Alaska
Posted Jan 11, 2017
We were upgraded to a Jr Suite for my birthday... it was amazing!
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Think hotel Budapest Rome style!

5 out of 5
by from Manchester
Posted Jan 8, 2017
The staff were lovely and gracious, made us feel incredibly welcome and we're always warm and accommodating. The décor was classic Italian, stylish bold but tasteful. The hotel is a short walk from the Trevi fountain and is right next to the biggest central park in Rome. This means the views from the roof terrace and dining areas are exceptional. We were given free access to the spa and baths at the hotel's sister hotel, which is just a short walk through the beautiful park. All in all a lovely stay and would definitely recommend!
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Brilliantly situated - Highly recommended

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing
Location: Brilliant location, very close to Spanish Steps and about 20 minutes taxi ride from both the Vatican and Coliseum. (Take Roma City taxis only)
A warm welcome, lovely traditional hotel, excellent restaurant with wonderful views and exquisite food. (This is a Michelin Starred restaurant, so quite pricey, but well worth every Euro!) Staff were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble - we will definitely use this as a base again. Cannot praise enough!!
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Excellent location and great service

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Pros: Location, breakfast & service
We had a great experience. The hotel location and facilities are outstanding.
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Nice hotel centrally located.

5 out of 5
by from New York,
Posted Dec 12, 2016
I enjoyed staying at this boutique hotel very much. The location is great, the staff are excellent and the room I had (a superior room) was very comfortable and had the standard suite of amenities required. The breakfast, which I purchased with the room, was very well done. It's a fancy sort of place and treats guest well. I definitely recommend it.
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Great hotel near Spanish Steps

5 out of 5
by from Boulder, Colorado
Posted Dec 10, 2016
Pros: See above.
Cons: No major complaints
Location: See above
The Splendide staff and hotel made our stay in Rome an outstanding one. I would say the three top things about the hotel were the location, the comfortable beds and the great restaurant (both for breakfast and dinner). The location was directly across the street from the Borghese Gardens and it was also a short walk from the Spanish steps. We walked all over Rome with this as our base. If you don't choose to walk, most venues are a short cab ride away. Although we did not have a view from our room, the view from the restaurant provided a spectacular view of the city skyline. The rooms were large and although the ornate baroque decor took some getting used to, it was fine overall. The bathroom was large and shower was modern and the water pressure great (which sometimes can be is a problem at older hotels). The staff was very helpful and friendly throughout our stay. It was a very memorable trip and the Splendide was a big part of it.
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Great hotel. Close to all major places of interest

4 out of 5
by from Charlotte, NC
Posted Nov 30, 2016
Free breakfast buffet was the best I have ever seen. Food excellent but very pricey. $50 room service hamburger was a surprise. Service was very friendly and all spoke English. Great views from breakfast on 6th floor.
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A nice small high quality hotel

5 out of 5
by from Atlanta
Posted Nov 27, 2016
Pros: Their breakfast in the morning, their very attentive staff, their lobby
Cons: The WiFi was a challenge from time to time. For a five star hotel, it was a little disappointed that I had to go to the Lobby to get connected.
Location: Great restaurants all around the hotel, a nice walk to the Colosseum (we are good walkers) but a taxi will get you there as well.
This is a five star hotel with five star service. This means that when you arrive by taxi (strongly recommended if you come from Fiumicino ... 50 Euros for the cab), staff will make sure everything will go well. They will pick up your luggage and they will find their way to your room. Their basic room is fairly small comparing to American standard but nicely decorated. Their bathroom is NOT your typical italian bathroom (large, well lit, etc.). Two services a day (expected in five star hotel). Breakfast is included (and if you have to pay for it, PAY for it), the view of their breakfast room is as great as the food served. A wide variety of items from hot to cold. You'll get the traditional eggs, ham/bacon, sausage, but you will also find smoked salmon, Prosecco and many other things more or less Italian. I also recommend their Cappuccino and double espresso... The location is perfect to walk anywhere, you don't need to buy a public transportation pass unless you don't like to walk.
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Beautiful old world charm.

5 out of 5
by from Michigan
Posted Nov 20, 2016
Beautiful hotel with old world charm. Walking distance to almost all the sites, shopping and restaurants. Yet tucked on a quiet street. Hotel staff was very attentive and helpful. And the restaurant attached to hotel was wonderful. The view from restaurant terrace was unparalleled.
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Delightful weekend break

5 out of 5
by from Reigate
Posted Oct 18, 2016
Location: Fab location, right by the Spanish steps, Villa Borghese, easily walkable to the main centre and ten minutes taxi to Coliseum and Vatican.
Great staff, really helpful with where to eat, organising taxis, also a light switch failed and was mended super quickly. Wonderful breakfast and drinks at the Mirabelle bar with the splendid view just delightful. Thank you for a great stay.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Spendide Royal features a rooftop haute-cuisine restaurant frequented by Italian politicians and celebrities. The hotel serves a a complimentary breakfast daily. A fitness room is on the fourth floor, and complimentary shuttle service is available Tuesday through Saturday. Designer shops such as Armani, Prada, Valentino, and Versace are within a 10-minute walk. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. The hotel also offers onsite parking (surcharge).

  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Conference space 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 68 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • One meeting room 
  • Business center 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 1890 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Jetted bathtub 
  • Bidet 
  • Slippers 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free newspaper 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Mirabelle - Located on the seventh floor, this haute-cuisine restaurant opens onto a terrace during summer, with striking views of the Villa Borghese. White-and-lemon table linens and fresh flowers set the scene, and the room is candlelit at night. The menu includes Terrine di Foie Gras, regional pasta dishes, and the signature chocolate dessert Settimo Cielo (Seventh Heaven). Mirabelle is popular with Italian politicians. It is open for lunch and dinner daily. Reservations are necessary, and jackets are required.

La Limonaia - Serving breakfast (from 7:00 to 10:30), lunch, and private dinner (upon request).

Breakfast - Served daily (complimentary).


Start your morning with a free breakfast, available each day from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. You can order a meal from room service during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel has a well-equipped fitness room. Villa Borghese, a Renaissance villa with gardens and extensive parkland, is across the street--a lovely place for strolling, jogging, bicycling, and horse riding. Bicycles are available for rent at Villa Borghese, and on special request they can be brought directly to the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 3 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 150 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 7 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 83 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 42.50 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 150 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Royal Splendide
  • Hotel Splendide
  • Hotel Splendide Royal
  • Hotel Splendide Royal Rome
  • Splendide Royal
  • Splendide Royal Hotel
  • Splendide Royal Rome
  • Splendide Royal Hotel Rome

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. One child 3 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.