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Grand Hotel de la Minerve
Rome, Italy
Perfect for city breaks • Central location • Within walking distance of main attractions
Dating all the way back to 1620, this marvellous manor has enough aristocratic clout to attract all sorts of historical figures, including Pope Pius IX himself. And despite modern renovations, the grand edifice still retains all the opulence and affluence of its heyday, thus providing luxury travellers with a truly exquisite place to stay in central Rome.


Located just metres from the Pantheon and a quick walk from the most intriguing historical sites in Rome, the Grand Hotel de la Minerve is about as central as it gets. Give Rome’s notoriously hectic traffic a wide berth and opt to explore the Italian capital on foot from this exceptional lodging.

Guests can arrive from the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in about 35 minutes.

Rooms & Suites

The hotel has undergone renovations to comply with 21st-century demands, yet manages to retain its former noble aesthetics in its new contemporary interior design.

Each of the 132 luxurious guestrooms still boasts a distinct aristocratic flair and comes packed full of palatial furnishings and lush fittings that evoke all the grandeur of the era.

Choose from four different room types that span anywhere between 18 to 35 sqm for example. Each comes with modern amenities and features a plush en-suite travertine marble bathroom. The more prestigious rooms even overlook the bustling Minerva Plaza below.

Alternatively, up your luxury game by staying in an expansive suite. Each of these opulent quarters features a lavish living space that has impressed esteemed personalities such as Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick. Opt for the 80 sqm Stendhal Suite (named after another renowned writer who slept here), and you’ll get to soak in a plush marble Jacuzzi as you gaze upon masterful frescos on the ceiling above.


With world famous sites such as the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain at your fingertips, it would seem silly to spend too much time inside the hotel. Nevertheless, a well-equipped fitness centre is on hand if you’re craving a workout. And for the religious types, there's even a saintly in-house chapel that was specially constructed to welcome Pope Pius IX.

Food & Drink

For a mouth-watering fine dining experience with unbeatable views of the ancient city, make your way to the leafy Rooftop Garden. Open from breakfast through dinner, the exquisite in-house restaurant serves an array of seafood, pasta, rice, and beef dishes to tempt even the most demanding palette.

Soups and tasty cheese platters are ideal if you’re just after a quick snack, while a gourmet tasting menu is on offer to elevate your fine dining game.

All this comes courtesy of the talented and highly trained head chef Antonio Falco, who practices strict principles of simplicity in his culinary undertakings to intensify the flavours of his homeland.

Unsure what to order? Try his ‘Golden Mozzarella with sausage and “friarielli,”’ which reached celebrity status in Italy after appearing on the popular “Eat Parade” TV show.

If you’re feeling more inclined to indulge in a drink or two, then make your where downstairs to the elegant Le Cupole Bar in the majestic hotel lobby. A live pianist creates the perfect musical score to mingle for you to mingle with its high-class international clientele.

Special Info

From first communions to cocktail parties, weddings, and banquets, the hotel’s business and events centre is the ideal place to host your next function. The varied and elegant meeting spaces host anywhere between 25 and 120 guests in utmost comfort and style.

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    Perfect for city breaks / Central location / Within walking distance of main attractions

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    Excellent service / Fine dining / Stylish bar / Rooftop terrace

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