For me, Italy will always have a special place in my heart. I dreamed about visiting when I was young, and it was the place my wife and I chose for our honeymoon. I think the best part of traveling though the country was the amazing people met along the way.
Hotel Raphael is one of the best places to stay while exploring Rome.
The rooms at Hotel Raphael vary in size to accommodate both budget and number of guests. This gives you the option of choosing between something like a classic room or a suite with a Terrace. All rooms are equipped with a mini bar, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and a classic modern style.
The first grouping of room options are the classic and deluxe rooms.
Classic rooms: offer a king or twin beds and are a perfect choice for couples, as they are smaller accommodations.
Deluxe rooms: offer a little bit more space but the same classic style. You'll be able to chose between a king or twin beds. If you want some outdoor space, you can upgrade to a deluxe room with a terrace.
For these lower priced rooms, the view will be of the nearby building, so that should be considered when booking.
Deluxe Suite: This upgrade provides more space to breathe and a good option for families. Here you can choose between a king bed or twin beds and there's enough space for a third or fourth bed.
Richard Meier Executive Deluxe: A modern option, this suite provides space for a couple to really stretch out and enjoy luxury in Rome. The room has wood floors, stunning bathrooms and wonderful decor.
Richard Meier Executive Deluxe with Terrace: This option has the same modern style as the room above but includes a private Terrace. During your stay in Rome what better way to enjoy your stay in room than sitting on your terrace enjoying a cup of coffee to start the day, or a glass of wine in the evening.
Richard Meier Executive Suite: Another wonderful option for a traveling couple. The room, which has a king bed, features a contemporary design, wood floors and an amazing bathroom.
Richard Meier Executive Suite with Terrace: One of the most amazing options on property thanks to an intimate private terrace. This room would be great for small families as it's suitable for a third bed.
Richard Meier Duplex: The Duplex includes two floors of space, and also has a private balcony. From this outdoor space you can look at some of the buildings in the surrounding area and enjoy the old-world charm of your surroundings. This room has a king bed.
Exclusive Suite: By far the most stunning places you can stay at Hotel Raphael. You're treated to a classic style with a king or twin beds, enough room for a 3rd and 4th bed and a living room area. The views you'll get from this option are spectacular, something that you will never forget.
The hotel's restaurant is the Mater Terrae, and it offers a vegetarian and vegan menu. I love the menu here because it allows you to truly enjoy the fresh Italian produce. It's such a treat to start your day (or end it) with a healthy option right at your doorstep. In addition to the wonderful food, the views from the rooftop restaurant (whether inside the restaurant or on the terrace) are spectacular. Some of the meals offered for dinner include home-made tagliolini pasta with porcini mushrooms and Umbrian white truffle, or a pumpkin risotto.
As I mentioned in the opening Hotel Raphael is ideally located in the heart of the tourist attractions of Rome. Within a few minutes you can be at Trevi Fountain on your way to the Spanish Steps. By walking a short distance South you can be at the Coliseum after passing the Magnus building. A short walk is the pantheon as well as the neova Piazza. And by going north just across the river is the Vatican. Everything is truly within walking distance and you have easy access to the city.
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All photos courtesy of the Relais & Châteaux, and Hotel Raphael.