If ever there was a city that offers amazing views from every corner, it’s Rome. Wandering around, it’s like a living museum so it makes perfect sense to want to have a room with a view or a rooftop space in which to take in the very best views that Rome has to offer. We have picked out just some of our favourites.
5* Hotel Eden – Dorchester Collection
One of Rome’s iconic hotels, this grand dame has been known for its elegantly luxurious service over the years in a prime position, just steps from Via Veneto and Villa Borghese. A fine dining restaurant occupies a rooftop position with spectacular views and a bar to enjoy drinks with a view.
4*Mercure Roma Centro Colosseo
Just a five-minute walk from the Colosseum, this hotel offers modern rooms with some overlooking the ancient monument. There aren’t many places you can sunbathe with a view of the Colosseum, but the stylish terrace makes this possible with the sundeck, pool and bar.
4* Hotel Mecenate Palace
Not only does the hotel face the impressive Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore with some rooms offering wonderful views of the City, but it also has a rooftop restaurant and bar in which to enjoy views of the rooftops of Rome. It’s well placed for the station and the Colusseum and the Forum.
4* Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo
This listed Art Deco hotel in the heart of the Eternal City sits on Esquilino Hill with breathtaking views of the city. The rooftop garden terrace restaurant and bar on the 10th floor is a magical spot to relax, unwind and enjoy the view. The hotel is also a short walk from the Termini train station.
3* Hotel Colosseum
This small hotel has a great location in Monti, set in a quiet street full of Italian charm. If taking in views of the Colosseum from a rooftop terrace takes your fancy, then this offers a great choice. It’s well situated for all the other main attractions Rome has to offer.
5* Hotel Splendide Royal
Italian style and sophistication await and you will be within walking distance of major attractions. The elegant fine-dining Mirabelle Restaurant has spectacular views and you can enjoy a cocktail with a 360 view of Rome in Adele Mixology Lounge.
4* Hotel Isa
A delightful boutique hotel located between Piazza di Spagna and the Vatican that embraces the modern with the old. The roof garden offers an impressive view of the rooftops over San Pietro whilst having breakfast or a drink.
5* Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
An elegant boutique hotel with a classic design and luxurious rooms; close to Villa Borghese and Villa Medici Park. The refined rooftop area with its garden-themed décor offers impressive rooftop views of St Peter’s Basilica and beyond to enjoy breakfast or a cocktail later in the day.
4* Hotel Forum
The only hotel in the Roman Forum, this former monastery offers unrivalled views across ancient Rome, so impressive it has attracted celebrities in its time. Traditional décor abounds and the rooftop restaurant and garden are a wonderful way to enjoy the views.