Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Bernini Bristol Rome

In the striking Piazza Barberini near the Via Veneto, the Hotel Bernini Bristol is a 5-star hotel with over 140 years of history. The interior is a celebration of Baroque art reinterpreted in a modern style. Choose from a range of rooms and suites. From the terrace of the Flair restaurant you have views of the dome of St Peter's.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Rome
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bernini Bristol, Rome

Hotel Bernini Bristol is an iconic 5-star hotel in an excellent central location. Delicious cuisine at the panoramic rooftop restaurant excellent spa facilities make it an ideal spot to recuperate after enjoying the cultural highlights of Rome.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location On the Piazza Barberini, about 10 minutes' walk to the Spanish Steps

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Ciampino Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 40-minutes' drive from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

Closest railway station Roma Termini Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 10-minutes' drive from Roma Termini Station

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Spa, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, Fitness, Meeting Facilities, Garage with Valet Service, 24-hour Room Service, Free WiFi in Lobby and Meeting Rooms.

Out and about nearby

The Hotel Bernini Bristol is located on the Piazza Barberini at one end of Via Veneto. The site is a ten minute drive from St Peter's Basilica and Vatican City, making it local to the major sights of Rome.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 3 nights

From about

£592

Holiday Code EXH1350

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bernini Bristol, Rome

Fronting the marvellous Piazza Barberini in Rome, The Hotel Bernini Bristol is a commanding sight, its grand facade and illuminated 'Bernini' signage hinting at the artistic feast to be discovered within. This is an utterly stylish hotel in the most alternative sense due to its eclectic fusion of design styles and artistic influences. The lobby area speaks of a bygone glamour and elegance, with art deco-style architectural features that include arched ceilings, a gleaming marble floor of geometric design and extravagant chandeliers. Beyond, public spaces combine ultra modern and antique features, including a myriad of artwork from varying eras, even making a style statement of tapestries and frescos. The 127 guestrooms and suites also draw on design styles from a variety of eras, so that guests have the opportunity to decide the environment that would be most pleasing - from contemporary to classical. Some rooms have balconies that spy on the hidden corners of Rome. The pinnacle of your experience at the Hotel Bernini Bristol is the magnificent view from L'Olimpo Roof Restaurant, which directly faces the dome of St Peter's Basilica. Amidst this elegant dining environment, indulge in romantic candlelit meals of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. With extras like a spa, fitness facilities, a Turkish bath and a Jacuzzi, the Hotel Bernini Bristol is a marvellous spot for relaxation in the heart of Rome.

Room descriptions

Hotel Bernini Bristol has 127 rooms and suites of varying styles

Classic Room
Superior Room
Deluxe Room
Junior Suite
Suite
Presidential Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 3 nights

From about

£592

Holiday Code EXH1350

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bernini Bristol, Rome

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Hotel Bernini Beistol in Rome, our clients usually either fly to Rome Fiumicino airport or arrive by train at Roma Termini railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price. If you are visiting Rome as part of a tailor-made touring holiday, we recommend returning your hire-car upon arrival in Rome, and then if you need a car to continue the itinerary, collecting another one when you leave.

Additional information

Children: Children under 12 years stay free of charge on bed and breakfast basis when sharing parent's room (not Classic room). Maximum of one child only.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room for 3 nights

From about

£592

Holiday Code EXH1350

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bernini Bristol, Rome

About Rome

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Rome is a trip to the capital city of Italy and, as the capital city of the Roman Empire, a place which was widely regarded as the birth place of western civilisation. The city has a unique atmosphere of any in Italy, due to its huge wealth of sites to see, dating back not just from the Roman era, but from mediaeval and Renaissance periods as well and you could spend a lifetime visiting all the historical and architectural sites the city has to offer. Most visitors come to Rome to see the foundations of the Roman Empire in the form of the Colosseum, The Forum Romanum and the Circus Maximus, to name but a few. However, visitors nearly always allow time for a visit to the Vatican Museum and the Basilica of St Peter, even if they choose not to visit any other non-Roman historical sites! The variety of places to visit in Rome can be over whelming and it is best to plan in advance what you wish to see within the time you have and stick to it, rather than planning whilst you are there. The historic centre is perfectly manageable on foot as it is in fact quite compact. However, there is a comprehensive metro system that runs around the historic centre, rather than through it (for obvious reasons), with its intersection at the main Rome Termini station. The two lines of the metro are easy to navigate and can be a swift and inexpensive way of reaching monuments or museums which are further away from each other.

Highlights of Rome

If the monuments, museums and historical sites become too overwhelming then Rome is also the perfect place for a spot of retail therapy, particularly shoes and clothes. The Apian way just outside the city is where a large proportion of the Roman catacombs are, as well as the baths of Caracalla. There are also numerous famous gardens in and around Rome namely the Borghese Gardens, The Gardens of Villa Doria Pamphili, Villa Torlonia, Villa Ada and the Park of Aqueducts.

Cultural highlights of Rome

The Colosseum, The Forum, The Pantheon, Circus Maximus, Domus Aurea, Trajan’s Market, The Vatican Museum, The Basilica of St Peter, The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, The Capitoline Museum, The Borghese Gallery.

Festivals in Rome

The Estate Romana is a festival which lasts throughout the summer months and encompasses many cultural activities including concerts and street performances. The Noantri Festival is at the beginning of July and has its roots in early Christianity. The statue of the Vergine del Carmine is carried through the streets of the Trastevere district of Rome and there is much feasting and merriment. There are numerous arts and antiques fairs which take place in the autumn in Rome and the city attracts a wide range of musicians and art collections throughout the year.

Gastronomy in Rome

The gastronomy of Rome is hearty but simple, based on numerous ways of cooking fresh vegetables, particularly artichokes and courgettes (zucchini), salt cod, hearty soups and meat sauces and various pasta shapes and tomato sauces, particularly using garlic and chilli. The most famous wines of the area are the Frascati wines, however the area to the south also produces excellent Cesanese wines.

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