Leon's Place Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- A glamorous, romantic, 4-star boutique hotel in a great central location
- The hotel overlooks Porta Pia & Via Settembre, & is near attractions such as the Borghese Gallery & Teatro dell'Opera
- Rooms & suites are spacious & include a sumptuous complimentary breakfast buffet & free Wi-Fi
- There's an on-site café/bar lounge & restaurant, a fitness centre, a sauna & a steam room
Leon's Place Hotel is a glamorous, seductive 4-star boutique hotel in a renovated historic building in the central Roman district of Sallustiano, overlooking Via Settembre and Porta Pia (Michelangelo Gate). It is within easy reach of popular sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Piazza di Spagna, Via dei Condotti and Via Veneto via the Repubbllcca and Castro Pretorio subway stations, both within an 8-minute walk.
The hotel's proximity to two of the city's major cultural highlights is a boon for art and opera lovers. The famous Teatro dell'Opera is within a 20-minute walk, as is the Galleria Borghese, which tops Time magazine's list as a "gem worth visiting" for its superb collection of antiquities, Renaissance and early Baroque art housed in a magnificent 17th-century villa offering "a compact course in the Italian aesthetic". You do have to book ahead, but make sure you don't miss the fabulous Bernini sculptures.
Set within a renovated 19th-century building, the stylish hotel lobby features quirky touches such as a crystal chandelier stuffed with black feathers. The spacious rooms and suites have an air of seductive glamour, featuring bathrooms with Carrara marble touches, a gourmet mini bar, LCD TVs with Sky and international channels, free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. Some rooms have a private balcony overlooking Via Settembre and Pia Porto; you can also opt for one of four airy Skylight Rooms, filled with natural light and containing a welcome kit and bath slippers.
The hotel's on-site restaurant is set inside a vaulted chamber, and serves a sumptuous breakfast buffet. The on-site Visonnaire Café bar/lounge, with glittering multi-colour mosaic tiles and stunning crystal-bead décor, offers light meals and snacks with a glass of wine, champagne or prosecco, and cocktails with a seductive ambience. There is also a fitness suite and wellness centre comprising a workout room, a SPA zone, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a Jacuzzi. Massages and other treatments are available (for a fee).