Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Rome

Abitart
Abitart is a little removed from the centre of town (behind the Pyramid on the Via Ostiense), but for those who have already seen the sights and want to explore a cool part of town, it might be an interesting choice.
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.
Arco dei Tolomei
Guesthouse Arco de'Tolomei offers a homely country house-style atmosphere.
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.
Boscolo Aleph
A temple to city-slick, decadent design, architect Adam Tihany's creation for the Boscolo chain won the prize for Best Hotel Interior Design in Europe in 2004.
Boscolo Exedra
Harking back to days of the Roman empire's lavish excess, the Exedra is the most bombastic of Rome's Boscolo hotels.
Boscolo Palace
There's comfort in old-world style, which is exactly what Rome Palace offers.
Bramante
Though you won't be raving about its surroundings, The Bramante is the best option here.
Buonanotte Garibaldi
Individually designed rooms open out onto large courtyards terraces full of cushions and places to doze off under trees.
Capo d’Africa
This friendly hotel mixes sharp service with contemporary styling and well-placed objects of contemporary art.
Casa Howard
This eclectically-styled townhouse has two locations and a loyal following with the international press.
Casa Manni
A posh penthouse apartment in Centro Storico, Casa Manni would have even the most discerning guest feeling right at home.
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.
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.
Crossing Condotti
Not so much a hotel in the classic sense of the word as an elegantly furnished, superbly located townhouse apartment.
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.
Fortyseven
This is a particularly handsome choice of hotel near the Ghetto and the dreamy Taverna degli Amici.
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.
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.
Grand Hotel de la Minerve
This grand palace has seen better days but boasts an unrivalled location with stunning views.
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.
Hotel Adriano
A family business for over 40 years, and recently revamped by arbiter of style Barbara Ricci, the Hotel Adriano is certainly worthy of more stellar accolades than it has received.
Hotel Art
This appropriately named hotel lurks on the lovely Via Margutta, a street that was stuffed to the gills with artists' studios back in the 1600s.
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.
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.
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.
Hotel Eden
The lovely Hotel Eden is a paradise lost amid the city's other more brazen design hotels.
Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George
On the quieter end of the peaceful and beautiful cobblestoned Via Giulia lies this comfortable, minimal hotel, the ideal spot to explore the vivacious Piazza Na
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.
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
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.
Il Palazzetto
Il Palazzetto combines chic and luxuriant styling with wine courses and a secret lounge bar and library.
Inn at the Roman Forum
The Inn looks out over the ruins of Trajan's market yet still feels decidedly off the beaten track.
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.
Intown Luxury House
These six minimalist suites have brought fresh blood to the glamorous Tridente area.
Italian style at Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome
It's no secret that the Italians have style, and nowhere is it more evident than at Rome's Art Deco-inspired Regina Hotel Baglioni.
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...
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.
Leon’s Place
Theatrical and opulent, this new hotel is Rome's most exciting addition - Leon's Place. 

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