Tansy Kaschak

Hotel Vilòn

  • Where:
  • Why:Doing as the Romans do
  • When:June 2019
  • Who:Io ed il mio fidanzato
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Hotel Vilòn Locate at Via dell’Arancio, in the heart of Rome, Hotel Vilòn is set in a 16th Century building that used to belong to the powerful Borghese family.

Locate at Via dell’Arancio, in the heart of Rome, Hotel Vilòn is set in a 16th Century building that used to belong to the powerful Borghese family.

Hotel Vilòn The front desk reflects the refinement of the hotel’s service: elegant and discreet yet attentive and warm.

The front desk reflects the refinement of the hotel’s service: elegant and discreet yet attentive and warm.

Hotel Vilòn Brass lamps, layers and layers of velvet, mahogany furniture and colorful contemporary art playfully living alongside original features that were recovered in a 3.5-year restoration process.

Brass lamps, layers and layers of velvet, mahogany furniture and colorful contemporary art playfully living alongside original features that were recovered in a 3.5-year restoration process.

Hotel Vilòn High ceilings, tons of natural light and a marvellously comfortable bed in the Vilòn Charming Room.

High ceilings, tons of natural light and a marvellously comfortable bed in the Vilòn Charming Room.

Hotel Vilòn Some of the rooms have views to the neighboring Palazzo Borghese... As if you were inside Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza.

Some of the rooms have views to the neighboring Palazzo Borghese... As if you were inside Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza.

Hotel Vilòn Beautiful marble bathroom with double sink, luxurious towels and a great high-pressure shower.

Beautiful marble bathroom with double sink, luxurious towels and a great high-pressure shower.

Hotel Vilòn The charming courtyard garden.

The charming courtyard garden.

Hotel Vilòn Breakfast al fresco!

Breakfast al fresco!

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Hotel Vilòn Top floor terrace.

Top floor terrace.

Hotel Vilòn Chic turndown service with true velvet slippers, water in glass bottles and crystal glasses.

Chic turndown service with true velvet slippers, water in glass bottles and crystal glasses.

Hotel Vilòn A gracious gift: Hotel Vilòn ambient fragrance so we could take a little of its spirit home.

A gracious gift: Hotel Vilòn ambient fragrance so we could take a little of its spirit home.

Hotel Vilòn Guess who already booked the next stay?

Guess who already booked the next stay?

Hotel Vilòn Roman ways.

Roman ways.

Hotel Vilòn Another angle of the atmospheric lobby envisioned by cinema set designer Paolo Bonfini.

Another angle of the atmospheric lobby envisioned by cinema set designer Paolo Bonfini.

Hotel Vilòn Ciao!

Ciao!

Highs & Lows

  • The location. It is like having your own secret address in Rome.

  • The service. Discreet and extremely polite and efficient.

  • The attention to detail: from lavish velvet slippers to curtains’ bottoms perfectly folded like the finest origami.

  • Amenities are offered in refillable containers and there are no plastic bottles at the restaurant or mini bar.

  • To complete the heavenly scenario, we would love to see some beautiful greenery or fresh flowers in the room.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Small luxury hotel

  • Vibe

    Sophisticated Roman bohemian

  • Location

    Central, a few steps away from all Roman highlights

  • Rooms

    18

  • Music

    Italilounge

  • Year Opened

    2018

  • Designed By

    Paolo Bonfini

  • Health & Wellness

    No

  • Restaurant

    Yes, Adelaide serving breakfast and modern Roman and Neapolitan classics at dinner.

  • Bar

    Yes

  • Minibar

    Complimentary and plastic free!

  • Children

    Leave them at home

  • Price

    Reassuringly expensive

  • Website

    Visit website

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