First Roma Dolce Offers Luxury And Convenience In The Heart Of Rome

The latest opening from The First line of hotels sits so close to the heart of Ancient Rome, you can almost hear the history outside.

By Jack Phillips 02/07/2019

If you like decadent pastries and fancy yourself a modern-day Don Draper then you’ll love the latest offering from The First Hotel Group in Rome. As the second property, the first being The First Roma Arte, the five-star Dolce maintains the brand’s focus on boutique luxury with 23 rooms stacked neatly atop each other just a stone’s throw from the luxury shopping outlets that draw tourist spenders from far and wide.

Noticeable from the road only by the well-appointed doorman that attends (rather than guards) its glass double doors and the Romanesque burgundy flag that flutters silently above the heads of passers-by, you’d be forgiven for walking past on your first visit. We did.

Design by famed Italian architect Giuseppe Valadier and set across multiple floors, The Dolce is a stay filled with sugar-coated decadence, drawing its interior décor inspiration from both modern Italian styling and 1950’s New York. The patisserie next to the main breakfast and dining room does much to draw your eye. Layers and layers of cream-filled, custard-pumped fancies glisten in their glass cases whilst local artisanal honey pots nestle beside them. There are over 10 varieties to choose from.

Small, intimate but with the feel of a full-service hotel, resplendent with white glove-wearing breakfast staff, the Dolce offers a taste of luxury in the middle of bustling Rome. Wondering about the strange looking contraptions coming out of the wall? Local artist Licia Galizia was commissioned to craft special wall art for the halls and bedrooms, drawing their cue from the artists’ perception of ‘what sound looks like’.


Sitting on the Via del Corso, The Dolce is easily accessible by taxi with private underground parking is available on request. Thanks to Rome’s winding alleys and somewhat shaky foundations, metro stops are few and far between, however Spagna Metro in close proximity to the Spanish steps is just a leisurely 10-minute walk away. Local buses and trains also swing close enough if public transport is a cultural drawcard for your travelling party.


The Dolce offers a comprehensive number of amenities for a location of its size with a well-equipped and attentive concierge ready and waiting to fulfil any wish be them restaurant reservation, ticket bookings or something more retail focused. The Dolce is also a smart hotel. Air Con, TVs, lighting systems and radios are LED and wave or single touch controlled. All rooms have well-sized bathrooms with some boasting falling water shower heads, steam rooms and LED lighting panels. The Double suites also have Jacuzzi bath tubs should the frizzante water take your fancy. Products come car of Aqua di Parma.


The Dolce has 12 suites and 11 standard rooms to choose from.
With just 23 suites and guest rooms in the hotel, occupancy during high season can be hard to come by unless you book in advance, however mid-week rooms often arise if you’re looking to take advantage of the Dolce lesser known status amongst other well-known hotel in the area.


Prices start from 350.00 euros per night for a Prestige room. Suites start from 575.00 euros per night.


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