An Art Déco Dream: Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo in Rome

Hotel Mediterraneo Ligea Lounge Renovated Terrace

A passion for art and hospitality continues to thrive in this family-run hotel chain. Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo is located in the heart of Rome, Italy minutes away from Roma Termini. Bettoja Hotels is known for their passion for Italian history, art, and culture while showcasing the utmost care with their refined accommodations.

Hotel Mediterraneo recently reopened this past summer with new renovations including an upgraded rooftop terrace and new Ligea Lounge cocktail bar.

Easily spend the evenings and early nights relaxing and admiring the views of Rome. The terrace and lounge are located on the tenth floor with breathtaking views of the Eternal City. Hotel guests and visitors alike may visit the rooftop terrace for an aperitivo or nightcap.

The Roof Garden boasts a 360-degree view of the capital, and one is of the tallest buildings in Rome.

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Ligea Lounge

Art Déco at Hotel Mediterraneo

The rich art history that encompasses the Eternal City has seeped into Hotel Mediterraneo with awe-inspiring mosaics, original paintings, hand-carved sirens, and even a striking marble staircase. The Hotel Mediterraneo is in fact among the best examples of Art Déco in Italy’s capital.

The hotel classic example of 1940s architecture, the interiors are dominated by wood and marble and the recurring sea theme, from which the hotel takes its name.

The Bettoja flagship property, Hotel Mediterraneo, was designed in 1938 by the architect Loreti. The handsome and striking downstairs bar featuring an alabaster countertop, the sea green tiles on the floor of the restaurant, 1940’s lamps, and record player are some of the many restored Art Deco interior design pieces.

Guests and visitors may discover many of these furnishings in the Ligea Lounge Bar on the tenth floor that provides a 180-degree view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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The Lounge Menu

Visit the lounge before or after an Italian dinner for some of the best city views in Rome. Start with a glass of wine, signature cocktail, or coffee. Examples of signature cocktails, including after dinner cocktails, are:

  • Moscow Mint: Vodka, Ginger Beer, Peppermint, Lime
  • Mediterraneo: Bitter Campari, Rhubarb Sugar, Fresh Orange Juice
  • Vesuvian Coffee: Coffee, Sambuca, Fresh Cream
  • Alexander: Brandy, White Cacao Liqueur, Fresh Cream

Snacks are served with cocktails, wine or beer. These include potato chips, olives, and nuts. Additional snacks for ordering are sandwiches, salads, Italian cheeses and cold cuts, and an assortment of cookies, fruit, and ice cream.

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The Rooms

Surrounded by the breathtaking historic city center, Hotel Mediterraneo is home to 242 guestrooms. Rooms available are: Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Friends & Family, and Suites on the new premium floors.

The rooms feature dark wooden floors, classical furniture, and high ceilings with large, airy windows. Each guestroom evokes its own style with original Art Déco details. Each room is equipped with a safety box, mini bar, marble bathrooms, and generous wardrobe space. Suites are located on the 10th floor and offer a furnished private terrace with panoramic views.

Breakfast at Hotel Mediterraneo

The Sala Polene on the ground floor hosts a full American breakfast. The breakfast room encompasses two separate dining areas. It is self-service and includes a wide selection of pastries, cereal, fruit, yogurt, cheeses, meats, and much more.

The scrambled eggs are light and fluffy, and the cheeses, for example, are very fresh. A self-serve coffee machine creates everything from American coffee, espresso, and cappuccino.

A table of gluten-free breakfast items and snacks are available for guests.

What’s Nearby Hotel Mediterraneo

Nearby notable points of interest that are within a reasonable walking distance of Hotel Mediterraneo in Rome are:

  • Amedeo (a highly recommend authentic Italian restaurant)
  • Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

  • Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

  • Galleria Colonna Museo e Pinacoteca

  • Roma Termini (train station)

Additional Information

Hotel Mediterraneo of Bettoja Hotels is located on Via Cavour on top of the Esquilino Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome. The nearest metro stop is Termini, adjacent to the train station that has a direct train from the airport, Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in Fiumicino (FCO).

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