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Hotel De Russie, Rome – our Luxury Stay Review during our Honeymoon Trip @HotelDeRussie

By Kach Umandap October 17th, 2016 Posted in Best Luxury Hotels, Europe Travel Blog, Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog 8 Comments

When we were in Rome, we stayed the whole day outside exploring the city. Least to say, I was pretty much ‘drained’ and exhausted. Good thing that we stayed at the Hotel de Russie because such accommodation was what I exactly needed to recharge and regain the lost energy. Even if I was so tired with all the walks and tours we did for the day, I was still excited to show our massive room! Hence, my pitchy voice in the live video. 🙂

You can watch my Live video Tour here:

Speaking of voice, some people even thought I was drunk while I did the live video. But friends, I was not. I just had few drinks of expensive prosecco and boy, I love every sip of it! It’s funny though because few years ago, I am fine with a beer that will cost me a dollar. Safe to say, this is Kach – levelling up her lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong though, I still love simple things. I can still ride in trains and do odd jobs to survive. But if something fancy comes along (and for free) who am I to decline, right?Hotel du Russie, Rome - our Luxury Stay Review during our Honeymoon Trip

And since we are talking about fancy, the Hotel de Russie is considered one of the most elegant and most expensive hotels in Rome. If you want top class, I suggest you choose to book in their property.Hotel du Russie, Rome - our Luxury Stay Review during our Honeymoon Trip

This five – star hotel is located between the Spanish Steps and the Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino. You know that you can do so much within the area because the streets are still busy even at night time. That’s actually good because that means you can maximize your stay in Rome.

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The Rooms and Suites at Hotel De Russie

It’s not hard to fall in love with Hotel de Russie even if you are a young traveler or a ‘seasoned’ one. It’s because the hotel features the perfect balance of modern and traditional designs. Your stay will be definitely worth it – regardless of the room you choose.

Classic Single from 23 square meters

Traveling on your own? The Classic Single is recommended where you can relax in your French bed and can work on your desk. See the view of the streets and try to feel the Roman vibe.

Classic Room from 30 square meters

Enjoy the contemporary Italian style rooms which are ideal for your business or leisure travel needs. This can house up to 2 adults.

Executive Room from 30 to 35 square meters

A nice room with a living space and a work desk, perfect for travelers who always have a deadline.

Deluxe Room from 40 square metersLuxury Hotel Review of Hotel du Russie, Rome

You have your king – sized bed, armchair and a work desk. Some of the deluxe rooms can interconnect with each other. This is ideal for families traveling together.

Superior Deluxe Room from 40 – 45 square meters

Luxury Hotel Review of Hotel du Russie, RomeIf you want to get a chance to see the Via del Babuino or Secret Garden, book the superior deluxe room. It can fit 2 adults and 1 child and some rooms can be interconnected with a junior suite.

Junior Suites from 45 square meters

Get to relax at your own lounge area with a sofa and an armchair. This can house 2 adults and a kid.

Junior Deluxe Suite from 55 square meters

Do you love seeing classic yet modern designs? See that from the junior deluxe suites. It also has a large wardrobe perfect for those who are staying a bit longer in Rome.


  • Television
  • Wi-Fi access for up to 5 devices
  • In Room Safe

Facilities that are Upon Request

  • In-room tea & coffee facilities
  • iPod/ iPhone docking station
  • In Room Bar, or Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar

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The bathrooms in all of the aforementioned rooms are spacious and have Roman – style mosaics. You can even have a relaxing bath in the tub and enjoy the Lorenzo Villoresi bathroom amenities.

Classic Suite from 60 to 65 square meters

Guests can enjoy the view of the city or the Secret Garden when they book the classic suites. It also has a separate sitting room and a dining table – just in case you want to set up a romantic date.

Executive Suite from 65 – 70 square meters

Some of the executive suites have a study area, a guest cloakroom and own powder room. These can be interconnected with a classic double room if you wish to have more space. In here, it is possible to have a view of the landscaped slopes of the Pincio.
Special Suite Guests can have the following:

  • One-way Mercedes S-Class airport transfer
  • In-suite check-in
  • Personalized Concierge services
  • Welcome bottle of Italian wine
  • In Room Bar with non-alcoholic beverages and beer, or Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar upon request
  • Unpacking and packing service
  • Pressing of up to 4 garments
  • Continental buffet breakfast in your suite or in Le Jardin de Russie
  • High-speed Wi-Fi access
  • In-house movies


The bathrooms in all of the aforementioned rooms are spacious and the guests can enjoy the Lorenzo Villoresi bathroom amenities

Vaselli Suite from 53 square meters + 18-square-meterterrace

Do you love a spacious wardrobe? If you do, book the Vaselli suite and have a great view of the Secret Garden too. You can even form a 2 – bedroom suite when interconnected.

Popolo Suite from 100 square meters + 45-square-meter terrace

You will never go wrong with this suite and you can have a fantastic view of Piazza del Popolo. The intricate furnishings will definitely match your elegant taste.

Picasso Suite from 80 square meters + 25-square-meter terrace

A century ago, Pablo Picasso stayed in the hotel and the room is now known as the Picasso Suite. It has been renovated to suit the modern taste of today’s travelers. You get to see the Secret Garden and the slopes of Pincio.

Nijinsky Suite from 172 square meters + 239-square-meter terrace

Enjoy the view of Villa Borghese gardens, Secret Garden, the Pincio and the Eternal City. It has its own library, guest powder room, sitting room, and guess what – You also have a kitchen, a bar area, and a dining room! I don’t think it can get better than this.

Forte Suite guests can have the following:

  • One-way Mercedes S-Class airport transfer
  • In-suite check-in
  • Personalized Concierge services
  • Welcome bottle of Franciacorta and seasonal fruits
  • Full In Room Bar or Rocco Forte Nourish healthy In Room Bar upon request
  • Full English breakfast in your suite or in Le Jardin de Russie
  • Unpacking and packing service
  • Pressing of up to 4 garments
  • High-speed Wi-Fi access
  • In-house movies

The large marble bathrooms are decorated with Bisazza mosaics. As a guest, you get to experience the Lorenzo Villoresi bathroom amenities.

In addition, a personalized experience is waiting for you if you are a Forte Suite guest. Do you want to request flowers or scents? That’s not a problem here.

Monkey DividersThe Breakfast

It doesn’t matter if you want a Continental, an American or a Buffet breakfast. You can have it all from Hotel du Russie. At least you can be sure that your day will start right with the awesome breakfast selection.

There are also other dining options if you like Mediterranean cuisine. Or maybe, try to stay in the hotel for an afternoon tea.

Monkey DividersOther Facilities

Spa (The De Russie Wellness Zone)

Hotel du Russie, Rome - our Luxury Stay Review during our Honeymoon TripApart from having spectacular spa facility, what I like about this is that the wi – fi will not work in the zone. Well, I understand that I am a digital nomad and I should be disappointed. I WAS NOT! Sometimes, we need to detach from the cyber world. The Hotel Russie’s spa will let you experience that.

Fitness center

Do you still want to be in shape even while you travel? The property has a dedicated facility for it.

Business center

And even if you are traveling for business, this is a great choice with its own business center.

Secret Garden

hotel-du-russie-romeEnjoy a lovely afternoon with a cup of tea or a glass of wine within the hotel’s secret garden.

Hotel du Russie, Rome - our Luxury Stay Review during our Honeymoon Triphotel-du-russie-rome-3Valet parking

Parking should be a breeze. In fact, you don’t have to worry about it because you can always have the valet parking services.

Laundry service

You can be sure to have fresh clothes every day with the hotel’s laundry service.


Since the property is at the heart of Rome, you can visit a number of famous attractions and you don’t even have to spend hours to go there. Here are some of the most iconic sights you can visit.

  • Spanish Steps
  • Villa Borghese
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Roman Forum
  • Peter’s Basilica
  • Colosseum
  • Vatican City

Summary and Tips

What more do you need from Hotel De Russie? Nothing! They have the best location, wonderful staff, and rooms to die for. All you need is just to relax and see what the city has in store for you.Amazing Hotels where we stayed on our European Honeymoon Trip

If you want to visit a lot of museums, I suggest that you get a Roma card. That’s going to be more cost efficient.

Our Rome trip marked the 24th day of our honeymoon adventure and it was divine. I got a bit scared considering that an earthquake was reported hours before we checked in. But then again, who can resist the Hotel Russie? Not even a catastrophe can stop us.Rome - Hotel du Russie, Rome - our Luxury Stay Review during our Honeymoon Trip

Monkey DividersNote: We stayed as guests at Hotel De Russie in Rome. All words and opinions are my own.

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8 thoughts on “Hotel De Russie, Rome – our Luxury Stay Review during our Honeymoon Trip @HotelDeRussie

  1. What a stunning hotel! I definitely think this is the kind of place you can retreat to after a day full of sightseeing. x

  2. What a beautiful hotel. I think this is owed by the family of Alex Polizzi the hotel inspector. Looks like you had an amazing time, I would love to stay here. The spa looks gorgeous

  3. Wow…. it looks absolutely incredible. I really want to go to Rome! I was in Italy earlier this year and only made it to Bologna, Rimini and Milan. Was still an amazing experience though x

  4. I have only flown over Rome en route to Naples once years ago. I would so love to visit one day. The hotel looks awesome. Kaz x

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.