Hotel Majestic Roma

A whimsical slice of Rome
Though it’s situated mere minutes from Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and Piazza Barberini, Hotel Majestic Roma doesn’t draw a world of head turns from pedestrians. A modest neoclassical-style building erected in 1889, Hotel Majestic Roma would rather wait until you’re inside its whimsical walls to mesmerize you — only then will you notice all the intrigue that the property has. The lobby’s generous use of marble, hand-carved woods and pops of color on the carpet hint at a place that’s full of energy and has a playful side that its understated exterior hides so well.
Our Inspector's Highlights
•The Rome hotel’s approach to the customer is simple yet sublime, and it’s noticed from the moment you enter the building.

•Not to be overshadowed by the service is this property’s style. Marble bathrooms, white-lacquered furniture and white crown moulding work together to show that the space has great taste.

•Onsite eatery Majestic Ristorante Bistrot is the sort of establishment that sets a tone before the maître d’ has even had a chance to sit you at a table. With a dining room bathing in natural light, gold-trimmed chairs and even more mirrors, you’ll want to dress to impress at lunch or dinner. (Things are a bit more informal during the breakfast buffet, of course.)
Things to Know
•Famed architect Gaetano Koch designed Hotel Majestic Roma to resemble a piano from a distance

•Hotel Majestic Roma was the first hotel ever on Via Veneto.
The Rooms
•The 98 rooms are decked out in traditional whites and royal golds that harmonize splendidly with contemporary elements like flat-screen TVs and reliable Wi-Fi.

•Another design chord you’ll see consistently struck through the property is one of red tapestries, traditional crown molding and lots of mirror. The latter avoids playing a tacky tune, though, because it’s balanced with classic crown molding and rich textures.
The Restaurants
•Majestic Ristorante Bistrot’s menu is a thorough, well-designed one that excels at pastas (tortellini with porcini mushrooms, spaghetti with lobster and four-tomato sauce) and isn’t afraid to declare its seafood entrées (fried curled octopus, salt-crusted sea bass) as some of the finest in the city.

•Choose to dine on the terrace to get a full dose of passersby clamoring below and to see tiles that give the slight illusion of piano keys.

•If you’re longing for a drink between meals, you can find plenty of them at the R Cocktail Bar, a lounge serving juices, wines and classic libations.
Getting There
Via Vittorio Veneto, 50 00187 Rome, Italy
FCO (30-45 min)  
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