Planning a trip to Italy? Unless you're lucky enough to have family, you'll have to find accomodations. This series of articles focuses on Rome luxury hotels. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos of both a tourist attraction and the reviewed luxury hotels. Each hotel mentioned has a live link (we test them just prior to posting) to its English-language website. Keep coming back, we are adding new destinations all the time. Let's find a Quirnal, Rome luxury hotel.
The Quirinal hill in central Rome is the highest and largest of the Rome’s seven hills. This area is home to the Quirinal Palace, which was formerly the old papal palace, and later became the residence of the kings. It is now the residence of the President of the Italian Republic. There is a daily changing of the guard. The Scuderie del Quirinale, the former papal stables, has been remodeled and serves as a venue for touring art exhibitions. The hill is full of lovely palaces built by noble families in days gone by. Of course there are beautiful churches worth visiting. You’ll also want to see and perhaps hear the Teatro dell’Opera (the Roman Opera House) that was once among the most prestigious opera houses of Europe. Take a look at the calendar of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Exhibition Palace). They might be running something of interest. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.
The four star Hotel Artemide is located quite close to the Presidential Palace if you feel the need to stop by and chat with the residents. It is situated in an elegant Art Deco building that is well equipped for business travelers, for example the 24 hour Business Center is outfitted with large monitors and webcams. You’ll enjoy the roof garden in the summer, the restaurant and cafe, and the fitness center with sauna year round. And the mini-bar is free except in the “No-Frills” rooms. The address is Via Nazionale, 22 - 00184 – Rome. The Hotel Artemide website is www.hotelartemide.it
La Griffe Luxury Hotel.
The La Griffe Luxury Hotel boasts five stars. It has 10 floors and is equipped for access by the disabled. Among its many services are translators and interpreters, a personal trainer, hairdresser, and manicurist/pedicurist. This is a non-smoking property with a restaurant, piano bar, and several meeting rooms plus a panoramic terrace. Did we mention the two-level fitness suite? There are 85 doubles and 41 suites. The address is Via Nazionale, 13 - 00184 – Rome The La Griffe Luxury Hotel website is http://www.hotelgrifferome.comAnd wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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