A privileged location, a tranquil ambience
Step back into the 1930’s Art Deco era and imagine elegant screen stars pulling up to a secluded location for a soiree of the utmost refinement. The location of this passing fantasy might have very well been the patrician villa of the gorgeous Hotel Lord Byron. A member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World, the Hotel Lord Byron is known for top notch service and elegant comfort.
Located in the exclusive Parioi district and just north of the Villa Borghese park, the hotel is convenient to the Spanish Steps, Via Veneto, Trevi Fountain, the exquisite shopping districts that connect them. A hotel shuttle also serves further points.
Entering the villa, the guest will be greeted by a white-gloved doorman and trod upon marble steps. The cozy lobby features fresh flowers and books. Continuing the Art Deco style, the elegant restaurant serves Italian dishes such as pasta rolls with trout and black truffle sauce. At Il Salotto Lounge and Wine Bar the late-night crowd can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails in a 1930s-style setting with mirrors, striped carpets, deep-red fabric chairs and dark wood furnishings. Original art from the owner’s collection decorates the bar. The hotel serves evening port and petits fours and complimentary buffet breakfast. There is also a stunning rooftop garden for guests to enjoy Rome panoramas.
The Hotel Lord Byron’s 32 climate-controlled guestrooms feature 1930s-inspired interiors, floor-length curtains and mahogany or rosewood furniture. Some rooms have balconies with garden or city views. All include satellite television, dial-up Internet ports, minibars, and complimentary bottled water. Traditional paintings decorate the vintage-marble bathrooms, which contain bathrobes and slippers.
Hotel Lord Byron
Location: Via Giuseppe de Notaris 5, Rome, Italy 00197; 45 minutes from Fiumciumo airport
Luxury style: For travelers who want to nest in a cozy spot that is away from the madding crowds, but convenient to all sights and shopping, the Hotel Lord Byron is an excellent choice. It will also please those who really hate staying in a tourist-only neighborhood, as the exclusive Parioli district is a very Roman neighborhood.
What we’ve heard: Atypically for Rome, early 20th-century works of art by Northern European artists, part of the owner’s private collection, are displayed throughout the hotel.