Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte hotel

Rome, Italy

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    An oasis in the heart of Rome

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    An oasis in the heart of Rome

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    An oasis in the heart of Rome

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    An oasis in the heart of Rome

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    An oasis in the heart of Rome

Why we choose Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte hotel

Prepare for an elegant escape in the heart of Rome

  • Ensconced in gardens, Hotel de Russie is your tranquil retreat in a hot, busy city
  • Le Jardin de Russie’s weekend brunch focuses on a live cooking experience
  • Try “Art training”—running with a trainer through the city’s celebrated sights

Among the best reasons to choose the Hotel de Russie: the gardens, a rare sight in the city center. What it offers is more than a botanical lift; the gardens get you outside, where the city is waiting to be explored. Whether you’re here on business or pleasure, you can’t go home until you’ve seen at least a small fraction of Rome’s splendors, and the hotel will help you do that with its VIP itineraries. The people who know the city inside and out have created half- and full-day guides that will show you some of its secrets—from excavated ancient sites to Roman Empire artifacts to the amazing artistic heritage.

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Choose a king bedroom with a garden view to get the most out of the de Russie’s beautiful setting.

What you need to know about the hotel

Unique, terraced gardens and one of the city’s best health clubs are among the highlights

  • The De Russie Wellness Zone offers a marine hydropool, Turkish steam bath, sauna, gym and spa treatments
  • The Secret Garden, hidden behind the hotel, is a tranquil spot in the bustling city with from soft, atmospheric lighting
  • The Nijinsky Suite is an upscale apartment with interconnecting rooms and a plush bathroom reminiscent of a Roman thermal bath

Planned by Giuseppe Valadier in 1814, Hotel de Russie got its name thanks to its many early Russian guests, including members of the Imperial House and illustrious painters. The contemporary-styled hotel offers 122 rooms and suites overlooking the garden or city rooftops, but if you want an even better vantage point, the Nijinsky, Picasso, Popolo and Vaselli suites have delightful private terraces with equally delightful views.

In addition to the famed Secret Garden, Hotel de Russie has a long list of interesting facilities. The Wellness Zone, for example, is less a formal spa and more a retreat where you can exercise, sip a cool drink, get a massage and slip into the Finnish sauna or saltwater whirlpool bath. Le Jardin de Russie restaurant offers upscale Italian cuisine that can be enjoyed in the Secret Garden during the summer. And the Stravinskij Bar is one of the top spots in the city for a a classical Italian aperitivo, attracting even in-the-know locals for light bites and cocktails.

Where is it and what's nearby

It’s all about location: this hotel is as central as it gets

  • The hotel can arrange private tours of the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Gardens when they’re closed to the public
  • Take a full immersion Italian cooking class with a local chef, who will teach you how to make breads, homemade pasta and pizzas
  • The Roman countryside is home to some of Italy’s most remarkable Renaissance villas and gardens, most fairly close to the hotel

Rome offers the best of both worlds—literally—when it comes to old and new. Millennia-old treasures mingle with the ultra-contemporary flavor of a modern European capital. Rome’s stunning architecture, unforgettable museums, soaring churches and jaw-dropping artistic gems are all trademarks of the Eternal City, and Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie connects you to many of them easily. Located between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, its central setting lets you walk to the Colosseum and Vatican City, which includes St. Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel. You’ll never go wrong with the classics, whether you’re in Rome for the first time or the hundredth.

How to enjoy Rome

Drenched in history and studded with jewels from the world of art and architecture, Rome is a city to lift the spirits

  • No lines or entry fees make the Pantheon, one of Rome’s best-known architectural gems, a good place to begin your sightseeing
  • Via Condotti is the destination for high-end shopping, packing all the best brands into this narrow but charming little street
  • Rather than wait in endless lines to tour the perennially-popular Sistine Chapel, ask your concierge to pre-arrange an appointment

When it comes to Rome, most visitors go one of two ways: make a list as long as your arm of “must see” attractions and dash from one to the next; or blend into the city to get a feel for what life is like for modern Romans. The third way is to harness modern skills to accomplish both at once.

You can see many of Rome's architectural and historical masterpieces on a tailored tour organized through your concierge. Zip around on a Segway or take a private limo to pre-booked sessions at the big sights. Then dress in your finest Italian chic and take in the elegant boulevards or enjoy the greenery of Villa Borghese. Pause to reflect on the Spanish Steps (people have been doing it in style since the heady days of La Dolce Vita), shop the boutiques of historic Via Veneto—and while you're there, eat at some of Italy's very best restaurants. Wander the narrow streets away from the crowds to come across hidden gems (there's a fountain around every corner) before you head back to your hotel for dinner feeling, perhaps, less like a tourist and more like a local.

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    When to visit Rome

    Winter can get seriously cold, and summer is hot and crowded. Make the most of the weather and relatively small crowds by planning a trip to Rome in the spring or fall.

  • You need to know

    Hotel de Russie is in a limited traffic area, so you need authorization to access it by car. The concierge will arrange everything, but let them know in advance.

  • Gourmet guide

    The hotel’s Secret Garden is one of our favourite places to dine in Rome. An elegant, tranquil—and romantic—choice. If you’re in Trastevere at lunchtime our top tip is local specialty pasta cacio e pepe in the Osteria La Gensola.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte hotel, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests in restaurant
  • EUR €85 food & beverage credit to be utilized during stay

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