Residenza Napoleone III
Ultimate Luxury Suites – Spanish Steps, Rome Italy

Palazzo Ruspoli Via della Fontanella di Borghese, 56 00187 Roma Italy

IAT Special offers

Italian Allure Travel clients will receive a complimentary bottle of red Chianti wine in the suite on arrival. Plus be welcomed with a tray of cleansing water, fresh orange juice, berries or chocolates!

Overview & highlights

The elegant Palazzo Ruspoli was built in the second half of the 16th century for a wealthy Florentine family and was later acquired by the Ruspoli family in the second half of the 17th century who still reside in it today.  From the beginning, the palace has hosted ambassadors, becoming a high society meeting place, a venue for diplomatic negotiations and the place “to see and be seen.”

Amongst some of the residents here were Emperor Napoleon III who lived here in 1830 with his mother, Hortense Beauharnais, the former Queen of Holland. Today, on the north side of the palace La Residenza Napoleone III has three magnificent rooms (about 150sq. meters) each more impressive than the other with antique furniture, massive old oil paintings, XVI century tapestries and parquets floors. 

A stay in these luxurious quarters gives some idea of how history, art and taste all intertwine together. Guests enter the Palazzo through massive wooden doors and pass along an elegant arcade of Doric columns. A grand marble staircase, lined with antique marble busts of Roman Emperors and leads up to the entrance of the apartments. This is the ultimate in regal luxury amongst a warm and tranquil environment in the heart of Rome. 


Located in the heart of ancient Rome on the legendary Via dei Condotti, the city’s most upscale shopping street lined with Italy’s famous designers such as: Valentino, Bulgari, Max Mara, Armani, Gucci, Ferragamo, Fendi, Tod’s and Prada. Walking distance to restaurants, café’s, parks, shops and major historical sites 30 km from Fiumicino Airport 32 km from Ciampino Airport 3 km from Rome’s Central Station

How to arrive

Private Car or Air Transfers from anywhere in Italy –

Rooms & Suites

The Residenza Napoleone III consists of two apartment options: The Napoleone Suite which has an optional extra bedroom called the Blue Room and the Roof Garden Suite.

  • Continental breakfast is served in the suite on Bulgari silver
  • In the evening the butler and maid prepare the rooms for the night leaving a small tray close to the bed with flowers, chocolates, a little candle and some softly lit candles in the room.

Residenza Napoleone Suite The Napoleone Suite consists of three magnificent rooms, with antique furnishings, large oil paintings, XVI century tapestries, parquet floors and hand-stenciled walls. The master bedroom has a large canopied bed (1,80mt x 2,00mt) draped with beautiful fabrics and silks. One of the six huge oil paintings in the bedroom forms the headboard while another painting opens to reveal an exquisite marble bathroom. The Napoleone Suite offers two magnificent reception rooms, the Green Room and the Yellow Room plus a small kitchen. Each guest is welcomed into an atmosphere of warmth and full respect for complete privacy and comfort in this exquisite private apartment. The Napoleone Suite and Blue Room combined are perfect for a family; it creates a 2-bedroom apartment.

Napoleone Suite with Blue Room The Blue Room is only available when booked as an interconnecting addition to the Napoleone Suite at an additional cost. Recently restored, the Blue room has been added at the Residenza Napoleone III, and is an optional addition to the Napoleone Suite. Accessed via an adjoining wooden staircase (16 stairs) located in the Napoleone Suite’s Yellow Room, the Blue Room is a charming double bedroom measuring 20 sqm.  It has one double bed (165 cm x 200cm) and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath, a cabinet closet and a small balcony.

Roof Garden Suite Situated on the upper floor of the XVI century Palazzo Ruspoli, this apartment has one of the most beautiful roof gardens overlooking the city, with a multi-level decked terrace of over 600 sq ft. The terrace is furnished with terracotta pots of lavender and enjoys stunning views across one of the world’s most beautiful cities making it a sublime setting for long leisurely breakfasts, sunbathing, or simply to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Spanish Steps.  Enjoy incredible sunsets over the ancient city of Rome by candlelight. To enter the suite you climb a spiral staircase reaching a charming sitting room over looking the terrace.

The newly renovated Roof Garden Suite is now composed of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a living room and a terrace. One of the bedrooms is an intimate, low-ceiling bedroom with an alcove bed and an en-suite bathroom.  Approx. 70 sq mt.

Room Facilities

  • Bulgari toiletries
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite plasma TV – multi-language
  • Video projector
  • DVD player
  • Bose iPod player
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Room safe
  • Maid service
  • Telephone
  • Slippers
  • Fridge
  • Baby cots available on request
  • Extra beds available on request at an extra cost

Additional services available on request

  • Beauty treatments
  • Laundry services
  • Private tour guides
  • Chauffer driven cars
  • In-room massages
  • Restaurant bookings
  • A personal butler is available on request (for an additional fee)

Dine & Drink

Continental breakfast is served in the suite on Bulgari silver.  There are many restaurants in the area and reservations can be arranged on request.

Recreational Facilities

There are several fitness centres nearby with saunas, steam baths, swimming pools and a running track. There is the beautiful Villa Borghese park nearby perfect for family outings.

Meeting rooms

The two reception rooms offer the possibility for guests to arrange small business meetings if they wish.

General Information

  • Check-in time: Check in 2pm, earlier upon availability
  • Check-out time: Check out 11am, later upon availability
  • Credit cards: Major Credit cards are accepted
  • Laundry service and dry cleaning: Available on request
  • Pets are welcome, please advise
  • Children are welcome

Rates & Policies

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