As soon as I arrived at the hotel I was hit by the wow-factor. Six Senses Rome
dates to the Aristocrats, once being a former bank, and my can you tell. Everything inside feels warm but intricate, restored to a very high standard whilst keeping with the Six Senses ethos of sustainability. All the rooms are natural in décor with a touch of greenery, and the amenities are made from recycled products - you immediately feel at home amongst the iconic city.
There is so much to be in awe of at Six Senses Rome. Starting with the location, you will find the Trevi fountain no more than a 10-minute walk from the back entrance of the hotel - this is the largest Baroque fountain in the city, and famous across the globe. Not only is it a popular filming location, but it's also famous for its tourist tradition where you throw a coin over your shoulder to symbolise your future return to the city. If you walk a little further you will reach the Spanish steps, the Pantheon and so many more interesting places of interest. Out of the front of the property, just a short 3-minute walk away, is the Altare Della Patria (a large monument of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy in Rome). And beyond this you will find the famous Colosseum.
During my stay I was lucky enough to have a 4-hour private guide around the city, seeing some of the popular buildings of Rome
as well as the not so popular hidden gems like the very impressive French Embassy building. One building that I was really lucky catch a glimpse of was the Oratorio del Gonfalone, which is usually only open for guests of the opera here; an impressive church filled with utterly stunning murals.
It is incredible how well Six Senses Rome is interlinked with it's city. During the renovation of the hotel, they also restored the church next door (which is where Pope Francis prayed in front of the historical crucifix during the 2020 Pandemic) and both buildings are just stunning. They also discovered a whole Roman village underneath the hotel during its renovation, initially discovering a baptismal bath which can be seen just beyond the bar area in the main lobby area.
The restaurant is a nice open space serving delicious organic dishes and fine wine. And the new roof top bar, Notos, is an absolute dream, with incredible views across Rome and it's picturesque rooftops. In the height of summer this is going to be a great place to enjoy an aperitivo whilst taking in the sights! The hotel also boasts a beautifully inspired spa with natural materials and arched architecture. I was left super relaxed after a meditation class, and also had my first experience of Roman baths which was a really fun and sociable way of relaxing after a busy day exploring the city.
My stay was an incredible insight into the city - its history and traditions - and the relaxed luxury of Six Senses Rome
was the perfect base to discover it all from.