Set above the city, with magnificent views the Rome Cavalieri is a beautiful hotel. I love it because there are not many hotels in Rome with a pool and certainly not in a setting like this. With two pools and a kids pool and fifteen acres of lush gardens, it’s divine and spacious and not what you’d expect in Rome.
The hotel is located about five minutes by taxi from the Vatican City and about 15 minutes from the Trevi Fountain, but the odd taxi ride is worth it as it’s an absolute haven away from the crowds in the summer heat. The hotel also has a complimentary shuttle bus that goes into the city multiple times a day.
Everything about the hotel is polished. The rooms and suites are spacious and beautifully appointed with the most luxurious bed I have ever slept in. They all have balconies, large enough to sit out on overlooking the city and the gardens.
The reception area is very spacious too with the walls adorned in art. The art collection is exceptional including works of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, the greatest Venetian and European painter of his period.
As well as the stunning poolside set up, the service is faultless. Small buzzers are located next to each loungers so food and drinks are easily accessible. We ate the poolside restaurant and aside from being a little pricy, the food is excellent as was the breakfast.
There are local restaurants within walking distance of the hotel a well as many in the city, but the Trastevere district is our favourite area to eat in. Catch a taxi to the St Maria in Trastevere and wander around and enjoy a drink on the side-walk before finding somewhere to eat. One of our favourites restaurants is Taverna Trilussa Trastevere, but you must book. Eating out of the pans is a nice twist on rustic Italian fare.
If you are a looking for a relaxing hotel environment, with a magnificent pool to hang in after a day sight-seeing, the Rome Cavalieri is hard to beat. I’ll be back.