My husband, Don Diamont and I recently spent time in Rome while he was participating in Italy’s Dancing with the Stars, Ballando con le Stelle. Rome is one of my favorites! A spectacular city filled with historical sights, amazing shopping, and plenty of cultural experiences. So you will understand that when I say one of my favorite parts of Rome was our hotel, you know that really means something! I wanted to share just how much I enjoy the elegant Hotel de Russie in Rome, my favorite luxury hotel.
Hotel de Russie
The enduringly glamorous Hotel de Russie is a captivating mix of old and new, blending modern design with classical architecture. Located on Via Del Babuino, close to the Spanish Steps, the beautiful hotel has striking views over Piazza del Popolo in the center of Rome. From renowned artists and writers to world travellers, Hotel de Russie is the escape of choice for our distinguished guests. Discover its exclusive Secret Garden and al fresco restaurant, its serene spa and elegant rooms fit for royalty.
The Hotel de Russie is a genuinely luxurious hotel, having been awarded 5 stars from Forbes Travel Guide, as well as being named to Conde Nast’s Traveller Gold List. Visitors can relax in their immaculate suite or venture out into the ground’s manicured gardens. Our room was breathtaking, featuring a decadently soft bed and carrara marble bathroom.
Because the hotel is located so near the Piazza del Popolo, the views from the hotel are stunning. This is the place to stay in Rome!
Le Jardin de Russie
Relax on the terrace and enjoy Fulvio Pierangelini’s Italian favourites. The menu is as appealing as the garden’s citrus fragrances.
The hotel’s restaurant feels nearly magical. Book a table Le Jardin de Russie in the hotel’s secret garden to experience cuisine prepared by celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini. Eating such delicious food in this beautiful setting is a truly wonderful experience.
Our award-winning oasis is a favourite Roman meeting point. Sip exotic drinks in one of the city’s most exclusive modern gathering places.
If you want to mix and mingle with an exclusive nightlife crowd, head to Stravinskij Bar. Located on one of the hotel’s piazzas, the bar features perfectly mixed signature cocktails.
Rocco Forte Spa
Rocco Forte Rituals inspire the senses: aromas abound whilst our expert therapists pamper you from head-to-toe. These signature treatments are carried out with our very own product line. Inspired by products grown at our resort in Sicily, our organic product line is rich in vitamins and backed by scientific research.
Finally, when you are ready for some rest and relaxation, the hotel’s spa is there to accommodate you. The Rocco Forte Spa specializes in facials and organic spa treatments.
I’ll be back very soon to continue to cheer on Don and Hanna as they advance to the next round of competition on Ballando de le Stelle, and I will of course be staying at my favorite hotel. Please enjoy their wonderful first performance!