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What to expect at the Aleph Rome hotel
A boutique modern property with just over 80 rooms, the Aleph Rome is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection of hotels with independent flair. Located in a historic former bank, the hotel fuses traditional features (think marble details and even the bank vault) with modern local artwork. Guests enjoy many luxurious features at this 5 star Rome hotel found just a stone’s throw from some of the city’s major attractions – the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Villa Borghese.
Despite being in the very heart of the city, rooms at the Aleph Hotel Rome are completely soundproof. A good night’s sleep when travelling cannot be taken for granted and the Aleph Hotel offers the best experience for this. The heavenly king sized beds are fitted with 400 thread count sheets and a pillow menu is offered.
Guest comfort was clearly front of mind in the room design. Rooms offer two comfortable lounge chairs to relax in. There is also a 58 inch HDTV, complimentary mini bar, Nespresso machine and kettle, hair dryer, and safe. Should you need to stay connected, fast and reliable WiFi is available in your room and throughout the hotel.
Another beautiful feature is the large bathroom with ‘his & hers’ sinks, rain shower and luxurious Acqua di Parma bathroom amenities. The minibar includes Acqua Panna and sparkling San Pellegrino water, juice and soft drinks, and tea lovers will appreciate the choice of various tea from renowned Florentine brand La Via Del Tè.
We stayed in the King Prestige Room which was spacious, comfortable and very secure. While this room did not include a balcony, they are offered in several rooms with furnished terraces. Regardless, we enjoyed the scene over the rooftops of Rome.
After a long day seeing the sights of Rome, what could be more enticing than relaxing at the hotel’s wellness center, Le Caveau created from the former bank’s vault. Here you can enjoy a heavenly massage, in particular try the Hot Stone Massage, facials, body wraps, a Finnish sauna, spa or the beautiful Hammam. The hotel also boasts an indoor pool, and, should you be visiting in summer, the rooftop outdoor pool is a welcome place to cool off.
Bars and Restaurants
Try the Onyx Bar at reception level for aperitivo hour and get one of the friendly bartenders to create a cocktail for you based on your favourite flavours. If you like a nightcap, the Aleph’s Cognac Lounge is like stepping back in time – this cosy room has a fireplace where you can enjoy spirits and cigars. In the summertime, guests can make use of the rooftop pool with a spectacular view of Rome and the Sky Blu Terrace where you can enjoy cocktails and finger food.
Breakfast is offered on the ground floor of the hotel at the 1930s themed bar. The buffet breakfast is a great option to fuel up for a big day of sightseeing. Fans of sweet breakfasts will enjoy the croissants, cakes, Italian doughnuts, muffins and more on offer. There are also healthier options available with fresh fruit slices, if you manage to pass up a delicious pastry. Savoury fans will also enjoy the fresh cheeses, ham and salami on offer as well as focaccia slices. In particular, the coffee is exceptional here!
Head to the rooftop and the Sky Blu Restaurant for dinner. Styled like a rustic trattoria, the menu includes classic Roman dishes such as carbonara but international guests will also appreciate fresh modern dishes like tuna tartare if the carbs are starting to get a little heavy. You can also taste dishes from other regions of Italy like luxurious lobster pasta if you are looking to add some variation into your meals. The food at the restaurant is great, however, the location lacks the rustic atmosphere that you find at the city’s local trattorias.
Service and staff
Staff at the Aleph Hotel are courteous and helpful as you would expect at a 5 star hotel. The reception staff are easily accessed from the telephone in the rooms and respond quickly to any queries. Restaurant and bar staff are friendly and responsive to helping understand what food and beverages will work best for you, whilst the beauty therapists at the spa offer a calming and relaxing presence. The Aleph offers a flexible cleaning service where you can organise to have the room cleaned whenever is most convenient for you.
Our verdict – The Aleph Hotel Rome
Perfect for travellers who love traditional five star experiences and want to be in the heart of the action (without the noise), The Aleph provides modern comfort and luxury amenities and consistency that you expect from Hilton properties in the heart of Rome. Rooms at the Aleph start from around €300,
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