Located in the immediate center of Rome (a short walk from the famous Piazza Navona), the exclusive and prestigious 5 star Hotel Raphael – Relais & Chateaux is an ideal place to stay. More than any other hotel in the city, the Raphael embodies a mixture of styles, combining the design of a modern building (designed by Richard Meier, the famous American architect) with the quiet elegance and luxurious Renaissance interior decorations and its tasteful, ivy covered facade.
Rome Hotel Raphael – Relais & Chateaux
The entire hotel is a feast for the eye, with ceramics by Picasso himself and a number of antique pieces of furniture in the lobby (and all over the other common areas of the property).
Obviously staff provides an impeccable service and an added attraction is formed by the Roof Garden Bramante restaurant, which is situated on the hotel’s multi-level roof garden, from which the Pantheon, the Church of Santa Maria della Pace and more famous attractions can be admired.
The 65 rooms of the hotel include classic and deluxe single and double rooms as well as suites, with parquet flooring and private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer. The amenities include individually-controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, safe, direct dial telephone, ADSL-cable or wireless Internet access. Some of the suites have a private terrace and there are rooms for non smokers at the hotel.
The third floor of the hotel was designed by Richard Meier and all its rooms are made of oak and elegantly furnished, equipped with air-conditioning, flat screen TV, Digital Sound System, CD and DVD. All bathrooms feature a private double shower and are made of exquisite Carrara statuary marble and an exclusive courtesy set by Bulgari.