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Hotel Raphaël

Hotel Raphaël

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Country: Italy

City: Rome

Address: Largo Febo, 2, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Phone number: +3906682831

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Reviews

#1
Friendly hotel central location
This is the second time that we have stayed in the hotel and stayed for 4 nights to watch Wales play Italy in the 6 nations.
Hotel was lovely and the staff very welcoming.
Breakfast is good and we were able to order nice omlettes cooked to order.
The room was spotless and the Bulgari toiletries in the bathroom were a nice touch.
We wanted to visit the Galleria Borghese on the second day and I discovered that you needed to order tickets. The woman at reception was able to book us tickets at a cheaper cost than I spotted on the Web for later in the day.
We would like to return for a night in April.
Review by porcullisjonty

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#2
Perfect location and rooftop
We stayed at Hotel Raphael in December 2018 for three nights and couldn't have been happier with our stay. The location was perfect and within walking distance of all major attractions (the Colosseum was the furthest - about a 30 min walk). The staff was very friendly and reached out before our stay to see if we needed anything. The rooftop is definitely a highlight of the hotel and we loved going up for a drink whenever we had the time. We will certainly stay here again next time we are in Rome.
Review by Robert A

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#3
Love the hotel, love the location
We had two rooms, #420 and #408, both completely different. #420 was the Richard Meier Executive Deluxe with Terrace, which was very nice but a bit small for my liking.
#408 was a more traditional decor room, much larger and had 2 bathrooms. Both were extremely clean with all the amenities that you would want.
The service and breakfast was exactly what you would expect from a five star hotel.
I would return and recommend to all.
The location in my opinion is the best. Central and easy walking to all the main attractions/sights.
Review by AlisaGC7

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#4
Adored our stay at the Raphael
The Hotel Raphael is tucked in a small street behind the Piazza Navona. It's a terrific location. There are also a number of very good restaurants within about five minutes' walk. The breakfast is copious and delicious. The rooms are well appointed. The service is excellent at the front desk and in the restaurant and at the front door as well. Everything runs beautifully at the Raphael and we felt quite spoiled. The only small comment is that there must be a lot of dust because my husband had quite the consistent allergic reaction to the room. There are tapestry hangings and heavy bed coverings. I'm wondering if that was the culprit. In any case, we loved the Raphael and would love to make it our center in Rome.
Review by cvwgi

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#5
A very comfortable stay in a wonderful location
I had wanted to stay at the Raphael for a long time, having noticed it attractive facade and charming setting. Taking advantage of the low-season rates, I finally checked in for 4 nights on a trip to Rome this January. It's undoubtedly a lovely hotel--located only a few steps from Piazza Navona and Santa Maria della Pace/Chiostro di Bramante--with very good service. But the less expensive rooms are quite small, and it's easy to incur extra charges--for example, by turning on the television. This last detail struck me as setting the wrong tone (though I'm not an avid television watcher): it seems odd that a hotel of this caliber would oblige guests to pay a fee to watch the local news).
Review by AliBarcherini

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#6
Excellent hotel in prime location
This was the second time I have stayed in this hotel. My first visit was about 10 years ago. I had a positive experience at that time and decided to try it again since it's location and ambience are superb.
I must say that the second time around was even better! Staff are helpful and knowledgeable. The hotel is close to major attractions and breakfast is good.
Be aware , though that the rooms are small and probably not what most Americans are used to. We found that we spent most of our time outside so it didn't matter. They are very comfortable but just not spacious. Rooftop terrace is the perfect place for a bottle of Prosecco or cocktail at the end of the day.
Review by Linda E

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#7
A hidden gem
You can't beat the location of this lovely hotel, hidden away behind Piazza Navona and you can't beat how well you're taken care of while you're there. The staff are unfailingly kind, helpful and smiling. We were very kindly upgraded to a suite (room 101), which had a lovely view out onto Largo Febo and the Santa Lucia restaurant - the only problem was that we couldn't have the window open at night (it was very warm for November), but the hotel quickly provided us with a fan. The room was very comfortable and the fruit basket was an unexpected pleasure. Although we were at the front of the hotel, there wasn't much noise (there's bound to be some in the centro storico) even from the nearby restaurants. The rooftop was amazing with wonderful views (we didn't try the restaurant). The only criticism we would have is the presentation of the breakfast and the breakfast room - the food is very fresh and tasty and the service great but it could do with looking more appealing. I had an omelette every day from the egg station and it was cooked to perfection each time. Do book the airport transfers for a painless way to get your holiday off on the right note. We will definitely be back - perhaps in the spring to enjoy the front of the hotel in bloom!
Review by qgjane

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#8
Great decor, tiny rooms
Stayed at the hotel with my companion for 2 days in the middle of October. The hotel decor, amenities and attention to detail was fabulos, the location was great too. However, although we booked a superior room, the room we were given was tiny, just enough space to walk around the bed.In contrast, the bathroom was spacious and very well done with super amenities.We paid 450/euros/night which is certainly not cheap. Another interesting twist was the fact that the breakfast was included in the room rate BUT only if you had it in the dining room. If it is delivered to your room, then you pay full price on top of an 8 euro service charge! Ryanair can take some lessons here...To be fair, we were offered to be moved to another room on the second day, but it didn't seem worth the trouble since the other room was only slightly bigger.
Review by gkiriazakos

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#9
Glorious in Rome ????
We started a two week trip to Rome in the Raphael. It is a Relais & Châteaux resort so it meets high standards to begin with and it does not disappoint. We arranged a car to pick us up from the airport through the hotel. Without that because of jet lag, the start would not be good.

Our check-in was standard and our room glorious. In particular, our bed was quite comfortable and we enjoyed a great terrace. Even as a non-smoker, we enjoyed the latter, but smokers would also enjoy it.

The hotel is well located near the Place Navona and walking distance to the pantheon, Spanish steps, Trevi fountain and great shopping. It is also surrounded by good restaurants in safe areas but you can quietly retreat to your room for rest.

The rooftop restaurant is Michelin starred, but vegetarian. We tried it the first night and were quite pleased to my surprise. The views are spectacular as well. Breakfast is on the ground floor.

The next two nights we tried other restaurants suggested by the hotel, within walking distance, since they know not everyone eats vegetarian. We were pleased with our choice from many suggestions from the hotel. Since this area is a maze of streets, google map helps.

Be prepared for crowds of tour groups, but this is a great base for exploring Rome. We also had Raphael arrange for Vatican tickets, which made that visit easy.

This is the area to stay, just take a cab to see the coliseum and forum. Enjoy!
Review by Joe W

Source: www.tripadvisor.com

#10
Stunning panoramic views
We were recommended this hotel for the stunning rooftop views and the food. We visited first in the day for a bottle of Prosecco which was a very reasonable 36 euro ( when you consider the view ) and you get a little complimentary nibbles.
We asked if we could book a table for that evening and we were told that wasn’t a problem.

We ate from the tasting menu and honestly it didn’t disappoint! The food kept coming. Patrick our waiter was excellent! He explained what each course was and also explained the different wine with each course. He also bought me a little blanket as he could see that I was getting cold.

We also visited the next day for a drink and it was raining but Mario helped us put the parasol up and we sat underneath.

I cannot stress enough if you are in Rome then please visit this stunning rooftop restaurant as the whole experience was very enjoyable.

Thank you again to Patrick and Mario for a lovely experience.
Review by Karl F

Source: www.tripadvisor.com

Description

Location
Feeling at home surrounded by original works of art in the very heart of the “most wonderful Rome”, a pleasure exclusively reserved for the most refined travelers who choose 5-star Deluxe Raphaël Hotel with its charm and discreet luxury.
Our Maison is located right in the historic center of Rome, a few steps away from Piazza Navona and some of the most admired monuments in the world – Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican, Fontana di Trevi, Spanish Steps and the Colosseum.

You can feel the atmosphere even before entering the hotel, by looking at the cascade of Virginia creeper and Bougainvillea covering our façade – a natural curtain welcoming you into the fascinating world of hospitality.

Rooms
This hotel made the bold choice of tapping Richard Meier to rework two floors of its 51 rooms and suites, and his trademark blond wood, clean lines and deft use of natural light is a refreshing departure from the traditional style of many of Rome’s top-shelf hotels. Meier’s corner and private terrace suites are particularly awash with light, and all of his rooms have comfortable split-king adjustable beds.

If you lean towards old-school luxe, opt for the classically fitted-out rooms and suites, with their burgundy-and-gold velvet and fine antiques. Both categories have spacious bathrooms, top-of-the-line natural bath products, soundproof doors and windows, and a minibar stocked with organic treats.

Food & drink
Vegetarians, vegans and even carnivores who appreciate haute yet healthy cuisine should rejoice at the most exciting thing happening at Hotel Raphael: the rooftop Mater Terrae restaurant, run by Sicilian chef Ettore Moliteo. Moliteo is a protégé of Pietro Leeman, founder of the first vegetarian restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star, and together they developed a menu that presents organic, biodynamic and gluten-free dishes with fine-dining precision and finesse.

Though Moliteo is still getting his sea legs – a few selections decidedly outshine others – with the support of an impeccable staff and the passion of sommelier Gianmarco Boscolo Camiletto, who has created a wine list that highlights below-the-radar organic and biodynamic labels, the ship is sure to steady. Highlights included pumpkin ravioli, wild mushroom terrine, and vegan Sicilian cannoli. In addition to the restaurant, the rooftop bar is open from 11am to 11pm.

The full buffet breakfast is also focused on organic fare, though there is bacon, sausages and charcuterie along with an egg station, juice station, assorted baked goods and coffee made to order.

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