Rome’s city center luxury retreat
122 Rooms / 33 Suites
The Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel is Rome’s hidden oasis in the midst of the chaotic historic center. Once the go-to spot for international luminaries such as Pablo Picasso, composer Igor Stravinsky and poet Jean Cocteau, the early 19th century de Russie unveiled a new look in 2000 that uprooted the Eternal City's traditional atmosphere with a chic, contemporary vibe and quickly propelled the de Russie to the top of Rome's luxury hotel scene.
What we love about Hotel de Russie is that it’s discreet, stylish and fabulous. Like all good hideaways, the de Russie's modest façade cloaks an incredible palazzo and garden where glitterati from around the world love to take refuge. And since tranquility and discretion are paramount to the de Russie service, guests will experience the best in a peaceful and private getaway.
The Hotel de Russie palazzo itself is an enclave to that luxurious classic contempo interior design while its 30,000 square feet of cascading, terraced garden, Le Jardin de Russie, is one of the most romantic spots in the city. The pulse of the de Russie is in the garden where elegantly dressed guests hide out in anonymity and visitors enjoy the game of see and be seen.
Subdued modernity permeates the ambience at Hotel de Russie, Expect to see a palette of pastels, rich grays and dark woods. Robert Mapplethorpe flower prints, plush furniture, resplendent marble and mosaic tiles accent each of the de Russie’s 98 rooms and 24 suites. Consider booking an interior room, which comes with a terrace overlooking the luxury hotel’s garden. Rome with a view? The Nijinsky Suite is what you’ll want to reserve when you stay at the de Russie. This top floor, luxury apartment has a nearly 2,600 square foot private terrace, perfect for your personal party.
The Food and Drinks
Chef Fulvio Pierangelini is the tour-de-force behind Le Jardin de Russie, the hotel’s secret garden restaurant. His Sunday brunches overflow with delicious Italian cuisine and that’s why hotel guests and others throughout the city come to experience the culinary delight. Pierangelini’s signature dishes include octopus and cuttlefish “cacciucco,” tagliolini pasta with white truffle and a lovely seafood platter of calamari, langoustines and prawns.
The Stravinskij Bar boasts some of Rome’s best cocktails. Expert mixologists have conjured a magical menu of signature drinks including the French mojito with champagne and strawberries as well as an equally inspiring menu of healthy nonalcoholic drinks. In warmer months, the popular de Russie courtyard will be where you want to spend time mixing and mingling with other guests.
The De Russie Wellness Zone is Hotel de Russie’s best-kept secret. The tranquil spa has an amazing variety of treatments including massages, body scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair removal. The spa also features a well-equipped gym, marine hydro-pool, sauna, Turkish steam bath and Jacuzzi.
Power walkers will love the tootsie-focused Ancient Roman Ritual, which includes a warm footbath with volcanic stones, essential oils and flower petals. This relaxing bath is followed by a foot massage and an application of an aromatic moisturizing cream.
Hotel de Russie is located in Rome's very posh Tridente neighborhood, a triangular area from Piazza del Popolo to Piazza Augusto Imperatore and Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps). Though a quiet neighborhood in the evenings, the area is busy during the day thanks to its reputation as a high-end shopping area. Haute couture favorites like Valentino, Hermès, Azzedine Alaïa, Céline, Gucci and Prada all have gorgeous shops in this area.
The Hotel de Russie is in perfect walking distance (about 10 minutes) to Rome’s main squares and monuments such as Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Campo de’ Fiori. The hotel is nestled below the city’s favorite park, Villa Borghese, and within five minutes, you can head there to do some exercise. Or, you can take in some exhibits at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Galleria Borghese for Renaissance and Baroque art, Museo Carlo Bilotti for modern and contemporary art, National Etruscan Museum, and Museo Pietro Canonica for an early modern collection. Piazza del Popolo is also conveniently located to one end point of the Tram 2, which connects visitors to Parco della Musica, the Maxxi and even the Olympic Stadium.