Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese Delights Guests with an Infusion of French Culture and Cuisine

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The Prestige Suite at Sofitel Roma Villa Borghese

Nestled on a quiet street in the city center of Rome, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is a former 19th century Roman palazzo set within a few minutes walk away from the Spanish Steps, and many other notable sightseeing destinations. The five-star boutique hotel delicately bonds Italian history, cuisine and art with the French way of culture, food, and presentation.

The hotel is a true oasis of French and Italian modern luxury entwined with old-world charm. Sofitel Rome, recently redesigned by French architect and interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel, welcomes guests to a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. The sophisticated and classic design opens the doors to a fully immersed getaway to the Eternal City.

Rooms & Suites

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The rooms at Sofitel Rome combine the comforts of Italian La Dolce Vita, and the French Joie de Vivre! The rooms include double and triple rooms with cheerful, bright tones and frescoed ceilings, a nod to the famous Italian art that graces the city.

For a truly luxurious and exclusive experience, book the top-floor suite for yourself and your loved ones. This suite offers a private terrace overlooking Villa Borghese.

Amenities at Sofitel Rome, include a Sofitel MyBed TM, shower, Hermes courtesy set, minibar, BOSE sound, complimentary WiFi, a flatscreen television with Italian, French, and English television stations, and some rooms offer stunning large framed mirrors.

Settimo Restaurant

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Settimo Restaurant Rooftop Terrace. Credit: Alberto Blasetti
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Settimo Restaurant

Settimo Restaurant is the gorgeous open rooftop restaurant at Sofitel Rome. Situated on the 7th floor, diners can enjoy some of the best views of the Eternal City. This is also the perfect spot for so many great photo ops.

This garden escape offers picturesque panoramic views overlooking the romantic Villa Borghese gardens and St. Peter’s Basilica. In addition to the views, guests have the pleasure of enjoying panoramic city sights of Rome paired with either breakfast, lunch, an aperitif, or dinner.

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Credit: Alberto Blasetti

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At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Giuseppe D’Alessio. Chef D’Alessio creates a marriage of elegant, contemporary Roman cuisine using locally sourced ingredients.

Notable dishes at Settimo include a Knife-cut Beef Tartare with roasted roman zucchinis, Home made Tonnarelli pasta with sheep cheese and black pepper, and Pan fried sea bream filet with sautéed spinach.

For guests of Sofitel Rome, Settimo offers a delicious breakfast that draws inspiration from traditional Italian and French cuisine. Their continental breakfast is served between 6:30am-10:30am during the week, and 7-11am on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Two favorite choices from their breakfast menus are their omelets and crepes.

Their selection of restaurant menus can be found here. Private events and business meetings are also available for booking.

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Credit: Alberto Blasetti
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Credit: Alberto Blasetti

Wellness at Sofitel Rome

Through a partnership with Archeorunning, the hotel can arrange a private run guided by a former coach of Coni (Italian National Olympic Committee) that also happens to hold a post-graduate degree in Art History.

Running routes take guests throughout the city, with casual stops at the St. Peter’s Square, Roman Forum, and the Colosseum.

Additionally, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese has developed a new Rome for Repeat Visitors Guide. The full guide can be found here. Bespoke itineraries are also available.

Nearby Points of Interest

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Below is a small selection of nearby, recommended points of interest for guests and their families:

  • Via del Corso (main shopping street in Rome)
  • Villa Medici
  • Borghese Museum
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain

Booking Information

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Images courtesy of Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

Reservations for Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese may be booked online here.

The hotel is doing set menu dinners on Christmas and New Year’s.

Settimo Restaurant is fabulous choice for dining on New Year’s Eve. Guests are easily able to see the city’s fireworks from the rooftop terrace restaurant. Click here to make your reservation at Settimo Restaurant.

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