Located just northeast of Italy’s famed ‘Eternal City’, this exceptional 4.5* Hotwire Hot Rate hotel is the perfect choice for both executive business guests and city breakers seeking a premium trip to Rome. In addition to offering complimentary continental buffet breakfast and free high speed Wi-Fi internet, each of this luxury hotel’s spacious, traditionally furnished double en-suite guest rooms are equipped with the latest amenities to ensure maximum comfort and convenience. Hotel guests are free to indulge in authentic Italian cuisine and locally sourced wine in the hotel’s highly regarded restaurant or stay in shape by working out in the onsite fitness centre.
The Parioli neighbourhood of Rome is charmingly named after the abundance of pear orchards which populated the surrounding hills. Today, the area is characterised by wide, tree-lined avenues, lavish embassy properties and upmarket bistros and bars; making it one of the capital’s most prestigious postcodes. As well as being only a stone’s throw from some of Rome’s most iconic sites of historical interest, the district is also adjacent to one of the city’s most picturesque public parks, the Villa Ada. Boasting 450 acres of pristine greenery and gardens, the Ada is the second largest park in Rome and is popular for its public swimming pool, boating lake, bicycle hire and horse riding. Visitors are also invited to scale the park’s highest point, the Monte Antenne, which at 220 ft also interestingly serves as an ancient archaeological site.
This excellent Hot Rate hotel is also within close proximity to one of Rome’s premium destinations, the Villa Borghese mansions, museum and gardens. The Galleria Borghese is today housed in the former Borghese Villa, an opulent stately home located on the Pincian Hill. The museum’s famed art collection is home to masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio, Titian and Rubens, amongst a host of other celebrated Renaissance artists. After marvelling at the collected works, visitors are encouraged to explore the surrounding gardens, which are littered with picturesque lakes, 19th century temples, historic monuments and perfect shady spots in which to relax in during the hot summer months.
Rome’s famed Spanish Steps lie to the south of the Villa Borghese Gardens and are also on the list of the city’s must-see attractions. Ascending from the Piazza di Spagna to the Piazza Trinità dei Monti, the ‘Scalinata’ is also the widest staircase in Europe. Named in honour of the nearby Spanish Embassy, the steps have prominently featured in such iconic films as Roman Holiday and in Bob Dylan’s hit ‘When I Paint My Masterpiece’, making the fixture extremely popular with tourists.