Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Villa Laetitia
An aristocratic private residence on the banks of the Tiber, Villa Laetitia is a fully-restored, utterly-luxurious hotel from the Fendi family.
Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
An elegant hotel in the upscale Pinciano neighbourhood, Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is an oasis in the Eternal City, with a Michelin-starred restaurant and must-visit spa.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
A luxurious hotel overlooking the gardens of the Quirinale Palace, the Villa Spalletti Trivelli is well-placed for sightseeing, as well as simply staying put and enjoying the decadence.
G-Rough
A sumptuous place to stay in the Centro Storico, the G-Rough suites epitomise rough luxury, with everything from stripped back walls to walls gleaming with golden brickwork.
CasaCau
A six-apartment boutique hotel near the Trevi Fountain, CasaCau is a luxurious, well-positioned starting point from which to explore the Eternal City.
Hotel Splendide Royal
A luxurious hotel overlooking the gardens of the Villa Borghese, the Hotel Splendide Royal offers accommodations that are decidedly regal in appearance and ambience.
Hotel Campo de’ Fiori
The Hotel Campo de’ Fiori is an antiques-strewn hotel, with its own al fresco terrace looking out over the rooftops of the Roman capital.
Residenza Torre Colonna
Residenza Torre Colonna is a boutique hotel housed within a renovated medieval watch tower in the heart of Rome.
Hotel Carmel
Unpretentious and full of colour, the Hotel Carmel is a budget hotel in the trendy Trastevere neighbourhood with its own sun-drenched outdoor terrace.
Hotel de Monti
Found in Monti, one of Rome’s oldest residential districts, the Hotel de Monti is a seven-bedroom hotel practically on the doorstep of the Colosseum.
Colors Hotel
A cheerful, colourful hotel in the centre of Rome, Colors Hotel is an affordable option for those looking to experience the Eternal City on a small budget.
Michelangelo Hotel
Part of Starhotels’ stylish stable of hotels, the Michelangelo Hotel is a classically elegant place to stay in the Italian capital mere minutes from the Vatican City.
Gran Melià Rome
An oasis in the bustle of the Italian capital, the Gran Melià Rome is a luxurious, five-star urban resort with sprawling grounds and its own Clarins spa.
JK Place Roma
Sightseeing and style go hand-in-hand at JK Place Roma, a much-feted boutique hotel that is perfect for a spoil-yourself-rotten weekend away...
Hotel San Francesco
In the backstreets of Trastevere is the affordably hip Hotel San Francesco, the perfect base to explore the independent bars, art galleries and restaurants
Grand Hotel de la Minerve
This grand palace has seen better days but boasts an unrivalled location with stunning views.
Capo d’Africa
This friendly hotel mixes sharp service with contemporary styling and well-placed objects of contemporary art.
Il Palazzetto
Il Palazzetto combines chic and luxuriant styling with wine courses and a secret lounge bar and library.
Visconti Palace
There's a slightly corporate feel to this huge hotel, but things are slowly changing.
Majestic Roma
One of the most extravagant hotels in the city, the Hotel Majestic has a history of attracting the rich and famous.
Radisson Blu es
When it first opened in 2002, this huge Schrager-esque monolith behind Termini station caused ripples through Rome's fashion set.
Intown Luxury House
These six minimalist suites have brought fresh blood to the glamorous Tridente area.
Ripa Roma
Those with a penchant for Schrageresque styling will enjoy this hotel.
Leon’s Place
Theatrical and opulent, this new hotel is Rome's most exciting addition - Leon's Place. 
Hotel de Russie
When filmstars are in town they make a beeline for the Hotel de Russie, so expect a constant herd of paparazzi waiting to pounce as the limousines roll by.
Navona Palace
These über-chic residences are the latest example of Rome's newest trend of luxurious apartments in the heart of the city.
Babuino 181
Located in a three-story 18th-century building in the heart of Rome, Babuino 181's luxury bedrooms are a pleasant and tasteful retreat on the historic Via del Babuino.
Fortyseven
This is a particularly handsome choice of hotel near the Ghetto and the dreamy Taverna degli Amici.
Casa Howard
This eclectically-styled townhouse has two locations and a loyal following with the international press.
Crossing Condotti
Not so much a hotel in the classic sense of the word as an elegantly furnished, superbly located townhouse apartment.
Buonanotte Garibaldi
Individually designed rooms open out onto large courtyards terraces full of cushions and places to doze off under trees.
View at the Spanish Steps
Small but perfectly formed rooms made for hedonistic high jinx.
Portrait Roma
This brand new venture from the swish Lungarno hotel group in Florence is set to be a fashionista magnet.
Inn at the Spanish Steps
Slap bang in the middle of 'Bling Street', this popular residence couldn't be in a more suitable location for shopaholics.
Le Real de Luxe
Ideal for those in town on a flying visit, this hotel offers a base that doesn't fall short on style and service either.
Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel
If you're looking for a luxurious and sumptuous oasis away from the heavily trodden paths of downtown Rome, then this is the place you're looking for.
Hotel Ponte Sisto
Hotel Ponte Sisto sits neatly on the edge of the river, just by the eponymous bridge, in a delectable restored Renaissance palazzo.
Daphne Inn
Daphne Inn is part of a new breed of boutique hotels in Rome that offer stylish surroundings but a relaxed attitude to service.
Boscolo Exedra
Harking back to days of the Roman empire's lavish excess, the Exedra is the most bombastic of Rome's Boscolo hotels.
Hassler Roma
This fifth-generation Swiss hotel, which was requisitioned by the US air force to serve as their HQ during World War II, crowns the top of the Spanish Steps.

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