The Luxury, Art-Déco 5-Star Hotel Lord Byron – Rome, Italy
Baby boomers traveling to Rome have seemingly countless numbers of luxury hotels from which to choose. Most of the world’s most respected luxury brands are represented, and trying to make a wonderful choice many times simply boils down to a monetary and location decision.
For our return trip to Rome, we decided to focus on luxury boutique hotels with no less than a 5-Star rating with something decidedly unique to offer its guests.
Carol spent a dizzying amount of time in research, but we finally settled on the Hotel Lord Byron.
Located away from the hustle and bustle of the typical Roman tourist, the Hotel Lord Byron is set in a tree-lined residential neighborhood, with what appeared to be a foreign embassy across the street, and the Villa Borghese Park and National Gallery of Modern Art within an easy five-minute walk.
Speaking of art galleries, the Hotel Lord Byron is a living art gallery in itself as you will find original sculptures, oil paintings, and the artistic impression of this luxury boutique hotel all built around the eclectic 1930s Art-Déco style.
Further, you are certain to be impressed with the world famous Il Sapori del Lord Byron Restaurant. Once again, the Art-Déco design rules the atmosphere and will add to your delight as you enjoy locally sourced Mediterranean and Italian favorites.
The hotel’s comprehensive wine cellar also boasts a Wine Spectator Magazine’s “Award of Excellence” with its selection of the most famous Italian wines, small local producers, as well as wines from around the world.
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Impressions of the 5-Star Hotel Lord Byron – Rome, Italy
- We’re fans of Art-Déco design and we found the eclectic atmosphere to be fun, stunningly beautiful, and a delightful step back in time.
- As you would expect from a 5-Star hotel, the staff was impeccable. We arrived in Rome with lost luggage and the staff quickly jumped to our rescue.
- We loved the residential setting. Evening walks found us mingling with the locals.
- The Il Salotto Lounge was a delightful respite after a long day of sightseeing. Further, the bartender quickly became a friend and we found other patrons around the lounge sharing how the Hotel Lord Byron has become their home away from home.
- We were quite taken back by the quality of the cuisine coming from the kitchen of this boutique hotel. As it turns out, the locals feel the same way and have rewarded the Il Sapori del Lord Byron Restaurant with their continued patronage. In fact, the food was so good, we would recommend that you seek out this restaurant even if you weren’t staying in the hotel.
- A mere five-minute walk down a tree-lined residential street will put you atop the Villa Borghese Park. It’s an absolutely delightful park to take a morning or evening stroll.
- Our hotel room was spacious, beautifully appointed, and had all of the luxury conveniences we would expect from a 5-Star hotel. We really loved the burled-wood doors.
If you’ve been around The Roaming Boomers website for a while, you will soon learn that we greatly enjoy a wide variety of lodging options.
Whether its a yurt overlooking California’s Big Sur, a Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora, or a highly unique, hide-away Art-Déco luxury boutique hotel in Rome, in all cases we’re looking for unique luxury experiences and the Hotel Lord Byron delivered that in spades!
When visiting Rome, we heartily recommend that you look up the Hotel Lord Byron.
Link: Hotel Lord Byron
Disclosure: our wonderful experience was provided by the kind folks at Hotel Lord Byron. Thanks!