A Roman hotel named after Russia? When it opened, between 1816 and 1819, the hotel was popular among Russian clients. They liked the mild Roman winters. The Romans called it L’Albergo di Russia. The name became Hotel de Russie when French took off among the aristocracy.


Flanked by the Spanish Steps and the Piazza del Popolo, the Hotel de Russie is in an integral part of Rome. It surely lives up to its surroundings. The hotel has a softly lit secret garden where you can clink glasses with the cognoscenti.

The hotel was designed in the early 19th century by the great architect Giuseppe Valadier, who remodeled the neighboring Piazza del Popolo. Throughout its eventful history, this building has played many parts. At one point in time, it was the head office for the most important Italian television channel.

After a stay at this hotel in 1917, the French poet Jean Cocteau described it as being “paradise on earth. Believe it or not, nowadays it’s even better!

The Rooms

Classic yet contemporary, each of the 89 rooms of the hotel has been individually designed by Olga Polizzi in collaboration with architect Tommaso Ziffer. Carefully selected artwork and fabrics blend with pastel hues, creating a soothing ambience.

The hotel offers also 33 spacious suites which are comfortable and elegant. Booking a suite comes with additional services too.

The Restaurant

Located within the Hotel’s Secret Garden, “Le Jardin de Russie” is one of the finest restaurants in Rome. Enjoy the classic Italian cuisine of the celebrity Chef Fulvio Pierangelini.

Octopus and cuttlefish “Cacciucco”, tagliolini with white truffle, calamari, langoustines and prawns from the Himalayan Pink Salt Grill, here are just a few of the specialties on the list of options.

On weekends, the special brunch provides a gourmet experience as the chefs are conjuring up pasta dishes right in front of you.

The Bar

The private piazza at the Stravinskij Bar draws an eclectic crowd, perfectly mixed as the assortment of signature cocktails.

Watch the master bartenders conjure up these contemporary creations, along a variety of healthy drinks and homemade ice tea.

Light Mediterranean dishes are served for lunch: cotoletta alla Milanese, seared prawns with spinach, lobster salad with orange sauce.

The Spa

De Russie Wellness Zone is now the only spa in the Italian capital to offer Swiss Perfection Cellular Skin Care to its hotel residents and day spa guests.

Based on state of the art anti-aging technologies, Swiss Perfection has developed an exclusive anti-aging line which confers immediate luminosity and radiance to the skin.

You simply have to try the signature facials by Carita Paris (a pioneer in anti-ageing techniques), the nourishing treatments by Skin Ceuticals (global experts in advanced antioxidant skincare) and the natural purifying rituals by Cinq Mondes, total beauty for face and body.

Travel for Senses TIPS

SEE… The Secret Garden, designed designed in the early 19th century by the great architect Giuseppe Valadier, who redeveloped the neighbouring Piazza del Popolo. The Secret Garden has 2,800 square metres of terraced gardens, full of palm trees, yews and white climbing roses.

HEAR… the bells from the Churches in the neighbouring Piazza del Popolo on Sunday morning.

TASTE… the Octopus and cuttlefish “Cacciucco” at the Le Jardin de Russie Restaurant;

TOUCH… let yourself be pampered with Signature facial treatments by Carita Paris at De Russie Wellness Zone;

SMELL… the orange trees blossoming in springtime;

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WI-FI is provided free of charge in all the rooms and all public areas.
Very oftel Hotel de Russie offers special packages for special ocassions. Be sure to check their website frequently in order to take advantage of the fine rates for the rooms.