In ancient Rome, just a few metres from where the superb Palazzo Manfredi boutique hotel now stands, were four barracks, accommodations and a training school for gladiators fighting in the Colosseum. In 1937, the remains of the largest gladiatorial school were discovered, the Ludus Magnus, located at the foot of our hotel. Twenty years later, an archaeological dig was started, finishing in 1961.
Guest Rooms and Suites:
Palazzo Manfredi offers 20 rooms & suites including 6 Grand View Colosseum suites/apartments.
Prestige Room: 25 sqm wrapped in the quiet courtyard
Executive Room: 27 sqm with a view of Colle Oppio
Master Room: 25 sqm overlooking the Coliseum
Family Suite: 50 sqm, two connected rooms overlooking the Colosseum
Ludus Magnus Suite: 50 square meters, consisting of a sleeping area with king size bed, a large living room and a sumptuous salle de bain, inspired by the tradition of the famous Roman baths, where guests can admire the spectacle of Rome, in absolute privacy.
Colosseum Suite: a real apartment of 120 square meters on two levels that reveals a privileged view of the Ludus Magnus and Colosseum. The intimate, luxurious elegance style and exclusivity is reflected in the minimal interior design of the building. A wide living area with a large floor-to-ceiling window, an intimate relaxation area with a whirlpool bath has an exclusive view of the Colosseum and a large walk-in shower. The bedroom, on the upper level, guarantees privacy and comfort and is flanked by a large bathroom.
Grand View Suite: this suite has a panoramic terrace with stunning view of the Ludus Magnus and Colosseum. This large and bright suite is embellished with an interior design that includes furniture and furnishings designed by famous international architects and small artisans. The space is characterized by a neutral and elegant envelope where each brand can show its identity and communicate with the elements of light design. Open spaces without visual obstacles cast their gaze outwards, giving wonderful glimpses that contribute to making the experience in the magical Eternal City even more exclusive.
Grand View Gallery Suite: Situated on the third floor, this elegant and bright space of 80 square meters consists of a onebedroom, a living room and a bathroom also in fine travertine with large walk-in shower. Decorator Giorgia Dennerlein chose a sophisticated take on rationalist architecture when designing the space. The suite features prestigious Italian brands, including Utrecht chairs by Cassina, sofas by Baxter and glamorous wallpaper by Glamora. Guests will unwind in stylish surroundings and be mesmerized by the unforgettable views of the Ludus Magnus and the Colosseum. A panoramic balcony with breathtaking view of the Ludus Magnus and Colosseum enhanced the Grand View Gallery Suite and enrich the unique and exclusive lifestyle experience in the Eternal City.
Grand View Colosseum J Suites: Fluid spaces, modern layout and rich in light characterize this charming suite with great views of the ruins of ancient Rome. This large and bright suite is embellished with an interior design that includes furniture and furnishings designed by famous international architects and designers and small artisans. The suite extends over an area of 50 square meters and consists of a bedroom, a living room – living area, a large walk-in closet and a bathroom also in fine travertine with large walk-in shower. In particular, the bedroom overlooks the Ludus Magnus and Colosseum, admirable through the large sliding glass door. The elegant interiors, the refinement of details, the use of furniture and ornaments created by famous Italian designers give life to a unique and refined style.
Restaurants and Bar:
AROMA received its first Michelin star and offers a romantic setting with its open-air dining on a magnificent terrace overlooking the Coliseum. The restaurant also serves as a spectacular setting for wedding ceremonies and marriage proposals. Guests can choose from a set menu and the ring is delivered on a tray with a small silver cloche, plus roses and champagne, all while overlooking stunning views of the Coliseum. Aroma features dishes with ancient Italian and Mediterranean flavors, including fresh seafood. homemade pasta; and six different kinds of homemade breads baked fresh daily.
At AROMA Bistrò, guests can enjoy a more informal take on the experience offered at the property’s Michelin-starred AROMA Restaurant, at the hands of the same chef. Dinners at AROMA Bistro can expect a faster, more laid-back meal, as dishes are less complex and therefore take less time to prepare, making AROMA Bistro an easy stop to work into an itinerary even on busy days.
The Court Bar offers a wide range of innovative drinks with revolutionary techniques by some of the most famous Italian mixologists, right in front of the “Ludus Magnus”, the largest Gladiator training camp in the Antique Rome now dubbed the “most exclusive location for innovative mixology”, where the bartender almost becomes an alchemist. Behind the counter, this new project is led by world-famous Matteo Zed who is now in Rome after international experiences between Japan and New York City. Eclectic, daring, bold and obsessed with Bitters, Matteo is now ready to surprise you.
For a gentle start or relaxing end to the day, the hotel offers a wide selection of massages from the best western and eastern traditions, in partnership with Rome’s most famous wellness centers.
Furthermore, the hotel provides a selection of pillows, from tradition real down to anti-allergy, from ortho-cervical memory foam to innovative latex contour pillows, in order to achieve the best sleeping experience.
There is a mini-gym in Colosseum suite with Technogym equipment.