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Empire Palace Hotel

Via Aureliana 39, Rome, Italy
Classic Preferred Hotel

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Empire Palace Hotel

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

The hotel is 400 meters from the bottom of Rome’s famous Via Veneto. The street--featured in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita--is lined with boutiques and pavement cafés as it winds up to the park Villa Borghese, the home of several of the city’s most popular museums.

Hotel Overview

Near Villa Borghese
Situated in Rome’s shopping and business district, 400 meters from Via Veneto and near the Acqua Felice Fountain, this converted Venetian palazzo is a half-mile from the Villa Borghese.
Hotel restaurant
Complimentary breakfast is provided; in the central courtyard, with gentle fountain, guests can order cocktails or wine from the adjacent Blue Bar and eat in the Aureliano restaurant.
Internet access
The 113 air-conditioned guestrooms of the Empire Palace Hotel offer wireless high-speed Internet access, in-room safes, minibars, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

Amenity highlights:

The hotel’s Aureliano restaurant, with a Mediterranean menu focusing on fish, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Blue Bar features live music every evening from April to October. Downstairs are a fitness center with three resistance and four cardiovascular machines and a meeting room for up to 45 people. Valet parking in an offsite garage is available.

What to expect:

This privately owned hotel attracts a mixture of business and leisure guests looking for a quiet oasis in downtown Rome’s shopping and business district. The converted 1870 townhouse, built by Venetian nobles, surrounds a central courtyard and fountain. In the lounge, soft-brown Moroccan leather chairs and African wooden ornaments rest on the original, delicate marble floors beneath vaulted ceilings.

Location

Via Aureliana 39, Rome, Italy

Airport:

FCO - Rome Fiumicino Airport

ROOMS

Overview

The Empire Palace Hotel, Rome, hotel has 113 guestrooms, all with high speed wireless Internet (surcharge). The rooms are decorated in a light yellow, with rich maroon or deep-blue patterned carpet and milky-blue or soft-yellow walls. Curtains and bed covers feature delicate patterns in matching color tones, with cord trim. All have desks and chairs in cherry wood. Rooms feature hand-colored prints of Wedgwood porcelain and Etruscan vases. Because the hotel is housed in a converted palazzo, room sizes and layout vary slightly. Bathrooms have off-white marble, hairdryers, and built-in radios.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Bidet
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Makeup mirror
  • Minibar
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Slippers
  • Smoking rooms
  • Television
  • Trouser press
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

DETAILS

Property Amenities

The Aureliano restaurant at the Empire Palace Hotel serves Mediterranean cuisine, with a seasonally changing menu, specializing in fish. The Blue Bar serves drinks and light snacks throughout the day, with live music every evening between April and October. In the central courtyard featuring a fountain made from 1500-year-old Carrara marble, guests can relax or enjoy drinks or a meal. The fitness center has seven machines, free weights, and a stretch bar. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel, including the courtyard (surcharge).

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar/lounge

Number of floors: 5

Number of rooms: 113

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges. Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Dining

A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided each morning.
Restaurant Aureliano
Decorated with green and terracotta pastels, light-wood paneling, and Murano blown-glass light fixtures in blue and red. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, opening to non-guests after breakfast, with its own separate street entrance. The Mediterranean menu changes seasonally, with fish a specialty, and a coordinated wine and champagne list.
The Blue Bar
Set in what once were stables, the bar faces one side of the courtyard, where guests can also enjoy their drinks. Original exposed-brick ceilings, distressed cobalt-blue paintwork, and Philippe Starck-designed, high-backed linen sofas and low, oversized, deep-red velvet stools. A wide range of cocktails, wines, and light snacks such as club sandwiches are available. Live music every evening April-October.

Recreation

The hotel’s fitness center has seven resistance and cardio machines, free weights, and a stretch bar. The Villa Borghese, one km north of the hotel, features a boating lake and a series of ornamental ponds. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
  • Aerobics
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Running track/path
  • Scooter/Moped Rentals