Be among the privileged few to enjoy unrestricted views of Palazzo Borghese’s “secret gardens”. Image by Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Opened in March 2018, Hotel Vilòn is the newest addition to the ancient heart of Rome.

Formerly a convent in the 16th century before becoming the residence of the influential Borghese family, the historic mansion is now given a new lease of life as a luxury boutique hotel.

Italian interior designer Paolo Bonfini, who also has an illustrious career in Italian cinema as an award-winning production designer, has spruced up the 18 guest rooms and suites with elegant velvet furnishings that are both Art Deco and contemporary in style. You also get exclusive views of the private gardens of Palazzo Borghese from the comfort of your room or private terrace.

The hotel’s convenient location in the historic quarter of Rome means you are just a few minutes’ walk away from the River Tiber, the shopping district, and famous attractions such as the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon.

Hotel Vilon Guest Room with Terrace

The guest rooms and suites of Hotel Vilòn are the handiwork of Italian designer Paolo Bonfini. Image by Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

True to old-fashioned Italian hospitality, the concierge is always on hand to arrange tailor-made sightseeing trips and private transport for you to explore Rome comfortably and conveniently. Pets are also welcomed if you decide to bring your furry friends along.

After a fulfilling day out at museums and Roman ruins, you can retreat to the tranquil oasis of Hotel Vilòn for a refreshing cocktail at the private hotel courtyard, or bask in the afternoon sun while tucking in to Mediterranean classics on the patio of the hotel’s chic retro bistro.

Room tariffs begin from €407 (S$656) per night.

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