The 5* La Griffe Roma by Sofitel in Rome has a
palatial 19th century exterior
- painted in a shade of buttercup yellow with wrought iron Juliet balconies and white columns flanking the windows - you can't fail to notice its grandeur.
Interiors are elegant, stylish and modern - think sleek red leather sofas, glossy reflective surfaces, contemporary artwork.A highlight of the hotel has to be the 9th floor restaurant and roof garden
. It offers incredible views over the city in a chic setting and serves creative Mediterranean cuisine, cooked by award-winning chefs.On the 10th floor there's an additional roof terrace with two hot tubs and a solarium
. You don't have to sacrifice style for location here either - Le Griffe is located on the Via Nazionale - between Piazza Venezia and Piazza della Republica, just 10 minute walk from Termini railway station and 1 minute from Roma Metro station.
It's a perfect setting for sightseeing (and those rooftop views) as the Trevi Fountain is only a 10-minute walk away, the Spanish Steps 15 minutes and the Colosseum 20 minutes.
And, in a city this beautiful and packed full of ancient ruins and amazing architecture - walking around it is an absolute pleasure.