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Monday, May 2, 2016

An Elegant Stay at Hotel Lord Byron, Rome

Located only moments from the beautiful Villa Borghese Gardens is Hotel Lord Byron, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World and beautiful Art Deco styled hotel in Rome. Hotel Lord Byron is located in one of the most chic residential neighbourhoods in Rome and boasts a vast collection of impressive original Art Deco masterpieces, paintings and sculptures. The hotel offers its guests a glamorous, luxurious and unforgettable stay in the Eternal City. 



"I love to go and I love to have been, but, best of all, 
I love the intervals between arrivals and departures" Noel Coward - 1937

This quote met us in the lobby of Hotel Lord Byron and being lovers of all things travel we knew we were in for a treat at the luxurious, elegant private villa located only steps away from the majestic Villa Borghese Gardens in Rome. Stepping inside Hotel Lord Byron felt as if we'd stepped into the elegant home of a chic art collector as we were met by a relaxing, beautiful atmosphere, Art Decor styling and surrounded by an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures and artworks. Hotel Lord Byron has also been a very proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World since 2013, a brand which boasts a collection of over 500 of the most sophisticated and distinctive privately owned luxury hotels in the world!







Hotel Lord Byron has 28 luxurious rooms and suites styled in beautiful Art Decor design with designs and original works inspired by the glamorous 1930s luminary Emile-Jacques Ruhlman. Our room had a charming, warm colour palatte and was styled with gorgeous mahogany and rosewood furniture, glamorous mirrors and unique, original works of art. Our room contained a queen bed, lounge and desk along with modern conveniences such as complimentary high speed wi-fi, a flastscreen TV and minibar. Our room was stylish, warm and comfortable with plenty of storage space as well.







Our sixth floor location meant we were spoilt by beautiful views and we loved the gorgeous views from our window!



The highlight of our room for me was our sumptuous Carrara marble bathroom which featured a gorgeous marble bathtub with shower and which was equipped with indulgent Lorenzo Villoresi toiletries, plush robes and soft, fluffy towels.




Sapori del Lord Byron is a world-reputed gourmet restaurant that it famous for both its haute cuisine and incredible Italian specialities and is open for lunch and dinner. It is an intimate, romantic restaurant that is known for its meticulous service and its professional sommelier. Sapori del Lord Byron offers its guests a combination of irresistible charm, beautiful Art Deco decor, impeccable service and most importantly, delicious cuisine. Chef Jean Luc Fruneau has created dishes using the finest selection of fresh, seasonable ingredients and are paired perfectly with the impressive collection of local and international wines.

Hotel Lord Byron also has beautiful, Il Salotto Lounge & Wine Bar which is decorated with magnificent, beautiful paintings by Northern-European artists which depicts the faces of various women creating a wonderful unique and elegant atmosphere that is perfect to relax and enjoy a drink.

Breakfast is also served in the beautiful restaurant and is a delicious buffet breakfast with enough tantalising options to please even the fussiest of eaters! The plentiful buffet included freshly baked croissants, pastries, cakes and breads, organic cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon and other hot breakfast items along with freshly squeezed juices and tea and coffee. Our Hotel Lord Byron breakfast was very satisfying and was the perfect start to our day in the Eternal City.





We found the staff to be all extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay but there was a few minor details we felt could be improved from our check in experience. We arrived 30 minutes prior to check in at 1:30pm and as our room was not ready we were offered a welcome drink in the garden which we gratefully accepted. By 2pm our arrival drink had not arrived and so we went back inside to see if our room was ready and were advised that it should only be a few moments and so took a seat in the lounge. At 2:30, 30 minutes after check in time we were taken to our room where we found that the attention to detail was a little lacking for a five star hotel as the bed was not neatly made and the pillows seemed to have been haphazardly thrown on the bed. Other than our slight issues at check in, the staff were incredibly friendly and the rest of our stay was lovely.

Hotel Lord Byron is about a 15 minute walk from Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps area of Rome which makes it both a lovely walk into the city as well as an inexpensive taxi ride. The hotel is located only moments from beautiful Villa Borghese which despite three previous visits to Rome I'd never managed to visit and is without doubt one of the most beautiful places in Rome and was a highlight of our time in Rome. We loved the location as we could easily walk into the busy city centre but also were blessed by the tranquil, relaxing neighbourhood where the hotel is located. The hotel also has bicycles available for guests to borrow to explore the many attractions in the area!



Hotel Lord Byron is a very elegant and beautiful Art Deco hotel located in a very quiet and tranquil neighbourhood in Rome that is far enough away from the crowds to be a relaxing oasis yet close enough to still enjoy all of the city's sites and everything Rome has to offer. Despite the few little details from our arrival we still thoroughly enjoyed our time at Hotel Lord Byron which is a beautiful hotel and certainly deserves its membership of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection. If you're looking for a classic, elegant Art Deco style hotel in a beautiful, peaceful location then Hotel Lord Byron is the without a doubt the luxurious hotel for you in Rome.



Hotel Lord Byron
Via Giuseppe de Notaris
5, 00197 Roma Italy
+39 06 322 0404
www.lordbyronhotel.com

The Aussie Flashpacker was welcomed to Hotel Lord Byron as a guest.
Our opinions are as always, our own.

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