24 Hours at the Hotel Lord Byron, Rome
Situated in a quiet residential area of Rome, Hotel Lord Byron is one of the less ideally located five star hotels in the Eternal City. Staying there means staying at a private maison of an Art-Deco-Lover. The complete furniture are true Art Deco pieces and look very elegant with the heavy carpets. Upon arriving by our Limousine at the main entrance, we were already greeted and the paperwork has been done. A few minutes later we arrived in our lovely yet romantic Junior Suite on the fourth floor.
Beside a spacious entree with make-up table there was a walk-in wardrobe, a light-filled bathroom as well as a bedroom with sofa, chairs and a comfortable double bed. Again everything was of high quality: the sheets and pillows by Rivolta Carmignani, a heavenly mattress, elegant furniture as well as luxurious Lorenzo Villoresi toiletries. The bathroom, which is completely outfitted with white marble from Carrara was equipped with a single vanity, toilet, bidet and shower-tub combo but this time with a rainfall shower which has been much appreciated. Although the bathroom has a window, nobody could spot inside due to a light white curtain. Our Junior Suite was also offering a balcony with wonderful views over a roman garden. During the night it was so silent that we could have also slept with open windows, which would have been nice in spring or fall but not during the hot summer.
After we were settled in the room, we have been ivited to enjoy true Roman aperitivo in the Il Salotto Lounge. So we had to Bellinis and got a whole plate of nuts and a plate with oeurs d'heuvres including a mini tramezzino with truffle cream. From my point of view the service is true old school Italian, being it two experienced head waiters who perfectly fit with the elegant and royal atmosphere of the hotel. Having splept for 10 hours we were really fit and willing to explore Rome - by Private Limousine of course ;-). Therefore we hurried up to have a small breakfast downstairs at Il Salotto Restaurant. I really liked the style of the restaurant. As expected we found an Italian Breakfast Buffet with good and warm brioches, good coffee as well as Italian Prosciutto. Furthermore the cakes were really good, however we recommend not to expect that much from Italian Five Star Hotels. There are so many affordable options for having lunch in Italy and even more in its capital - Rome. So the best is to always have typical pasta or Pizza in between the exhausting sightseeing.
We really liked our short stay at Lord Byron Hotel and I feel it is perfectly fitting into the Small Luxury Hotels Collection. If you are looking for a tranquil place in Rome, make sure to head to this place.
We were guests of the Lord Byron Hotel Roma and our above written review expresses our own opinion.