Right in the heart of historical Rome, located amongst some of the city's most celebrated sights, stands the Grand Hotel de la Minerve, a luxury hotel set in a magnificent 17th century mansion. Due to its beauty, and prime location, close to both the Pantheon and the Parliament buildings, the hotel has always enjoyed a succession of elite visitors, from Stendhal to Satre as well as plenty of royal figures.
Guests enter the hotel through the breathtaking grand hall, formerly the Winter Garden, dominated by a statue of Minerva that rises from the central niche. The hall is framed by ancient Roman columns, and its glazed ceiling allows guests to enjoy the natural sunlight, making it a wonderful place to enjoy afternoon tea.The hotel’s superbly-appointed rooms lavishly pamper their guests and include features such as high-speed internet connections, double glazing and individual air conditioning.
Popular amongst both Roman and international jetsetters, the Minerva Roof Garden is considered one of the best places in town year round. Proudly possessing one of the most beautiful terraces in Rome, the five-star Grand Hotel gives its guests marvellous 360 degree views of the ancient city, with the 17th-century dome of St. Ivo’s church and the roof terrace of the Quirinale providing a wonderful foreground. Here a delicious dinner is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the day's last light and to delight in one of the spectacular sunsets that only the Roof Garden can offer. The restaurant serves Italian and international cuisine.
The Le Cupole bar, designed by the architect Paolo Portoghesi, is housed in the stately hall, once winter garden of the palace. It serves snacks and national and international cocktails. During the summer months it is open in the Roof Garden where you can enjoy a unique view of the wonders of Rome.