You’re headed to Rome for Alta Roma Fashion Week and while we’d love to advise you on whether to pack Fendi or Givenchy, we have to admit that’s not quite our specialty. Finding you a hotel or Airbnb that’s as stylish as you is a little more in our strike zone. We know this matters to the fashionistas of the world in the sense that attending Rome Fashion Week while staying in a generic chain hotel just doesn’t make sense. You need something just a little more, well, fashionable. So without further ado, here’s our list of Alta Roma Fashion Week Hotels and Airbnbs that pay attention to the details almost as much as you.
Hotel Indigo Rome, St. George
A five-star hotel located not far from Vatican City, Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George is chic — and that’s probably an understatement. This hotel puts it all together nicely — from the rooftop dining area (the panoramic views of the surrounding area are excellent), the sauna, jacuzzi area, and painstakingly decorated rooms (the paintings are constant reminders that you’re in Rome). The surrounding neighborhood and its cobblestone streets have to be explored. This is the kind of place that will match the very best of your wardrobe and put you in a great position to catch the shows.
Relais Trevi 95 Boutique Hotel
You shop at boutiques, so you may as well stay at one too. Relais Trevi is a small hotel located in the heart of Rome’s historical center — an excellent starting point for exploring the city. Rooms start at about $100 less than those at Hotel Indigo, but you still get a beautiful rooftop area with lounge chairs and views of the surrounding neighborhood. The rooms are sharply decorated and the extreme comfort of the mattresses is one of the dominant subjects of the reviews. For the stylish Roma Fashion Week attendee looking to do some city exploring before they grab their seat by the runaway, this hotel fits the bill.
Mok’house Bed and Breakfast
We’ll keep the rooftop theme going with this Airbnb in the city’s Monti neighborhood. If the chess table, bean bags, lounge cushions, and reading tables don’t make you feel comfortable enough, the hosts would be happy to bring you a cup of coffee. The staff (the room itself is rented through Airbnb but the hosts run a bed and breakfast) center their business on the concepts of hospitality, travel and Italian excellence. That sounds pretty good to us. The room itself is tastefully decorated and the small terrace overlooking the street below is an excellent bonus.
We know we talked up Hotel Indigo quite a bit, but Crossing Condotti is tough competition. The rooms in this five-star hotel feel more like the master bedroom in someone’s luxury penthouse than a hotel room. The nearly all-white decor gives it a spotless feel and the paintings almost feel out of place in a hotel room because of their quality. Located right next to the Piazza di Spagna, you’re in the perfect place to get out and explore the streets. Previous guests rave about pretty much everything.
Rione Ponte Apartment
This two-bedroom apartment along the River Tiber in the Rione Ponte neighborhood wins the prize for design creativity. From the multi-colored stone floors to the almost hidden tucked away smaller rooms to the stone staircase and its barred window looking out on the neighborhood, this apartment will stick in your memory. It might even inspire a little creativity for your own style. Oh, and a walk along the nearby river is an excellent way to explore and see the city. Sound perfect? It’s pretty damn close.