What it is
Once owned by Rome’s noble Borghese family, this 16th century estate is now a destination for the glitterati, thanks to unflappable service.
What it isn't
Enormous. This is a boutique hotel in the truest sense of the word, with 18 art-stocked rooms and suites.
What we think
It’s hard to leave the Hotel Vilòn—and not merely because it’s beautiful. Staffers treat each and every guest like a member of the Borgheses family itself, with services that include chauffeured rides in private cars, guided private walking and bike tours, 24-hour room service and even that all too-rare thrill: evening turn-down. The airy guestrooms are no less pampering, thanks to walk-in marble-lined rain showers, toiletries hewn from minerals from the Dead Sea, and flat-screens equipped with Netflix.
You're here because
The Borgheses used to rent this place out to visiting royals. What’s good enough for them is excellent for you.
No meal of your trip—to a city of envy-inducing meals—can compare to what you had tonight at Adelaide’s, the hotel’s extremely luxe restaurant. When you think back on Rome, it’s not the ancient sights you’ll remember, but these dishes—the cauliflower fondue with broccoli and goat cheese, the sea urchin gragnano linguine with pezzogna carpaccio and candied lemon, the risotto cooked in hay, smoked better and duck speck. When you dream of Rome, you’ll dream of this.
Restaurants & Bars
Adelaide - Mediterranean cuisine, which changes according to the seasons, with classics of the Roman tradition with fresh modern twists
On a cobblestoned street a block from the Tiber River, adjacent to the circa 1500s Borghese Palace and three blocks from Piazza del Popolo, home to the city’s oldest obelisk.