An Alternative to Rome Luxury Hotels - La Scelta di Goethe

Luxury has a new address in Rome - 360º Views over Rome included.

Defining luxury is often challenging. This couldn't be more true in Rome, a city blessed with some of the best luxury hotels in the world, each with their own charms and uniquenesses. Redefining luxury would be, to say the least, daring. The "sort of" hotel we present you here took the task in their hands and came with an one-of-a-kind property in Rome: La Scelta di Goethe (literally "The choice of Goethe"). We had the opportunity to learn more about this fascinating all-suites hotel while we spoke to Daniel, a passionate about Rome and the perfect Rome views enjoyed from the hotel's magnificent terraces.  

What makes La Scelta di Goethe views so perfect?

La Scelta di Goethe was born like a luminous and peaceful isle in the heart of Rome, surrounded by a unique view, where ancient history is life's soundtrack.

When (season, month, day, night) is this perfect view best enjoyed?

Our guests enjoy the breathtaking view of La Scelta di Goethe the whole year. Every season has his beautiful shades of light. Of course a romantic candle dinner on the terrace, under the moonlight with the view of eternal city is an unforgettable experience.

Could you name some of the landmarks on sight from La Scelta di Goethe?

The Suite Villa Medici one side overlooks Via del Corso(the main street of Rome) and has a spectacular view of the Basilica of SS Ambrogio and Carlo (1612) and the other side overlooks Via della Croce. On the balcony (side of Via del Corso) you can see also Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Venezia.The Suite Trinità dei Monti offers a magnificent  360° view that stretches from the Pincio to Villa Medici, from the Trinità dei Monti to Saint Peter's dome.

How should one experience La Scelta di Goethe view in a truly memorable way?

A stay at La Scelta is simply unlike anyplace else. Every finish, fabric, exquisite marbles, beautiful woods has been carefully chose. The dedicated butler and concierge stay completely out of sight until you need to ask questions about cultural highlights, hidden trattoria and more throughout this eternally wonderful city. Breakfast is the total highlight of any stay here, and is served on the rooftop terrace or in the dining room, with 360-degree views of Villa Borghese, Saint Carlo Church, and Vatican City in the distance.

Any particular room(s) or hotel division(s) you would like to highlight for its perfect views?

Every suite has his charming view. For a romantic couple Suite Trinità dei Monti is more than perfect with 2 furnished terraces overlooking Rome's roofs and the heated jacuzzi on the rooftop. Suite Villa Medici is suitable for family with kids. This impressively spacious suite covers 130 sq. mt. For a large family or a group of friends Suite Goethe's Home is the right choice.This suite is the byword for luxury living.

Where exactly is La Scelta di Goethe located?

The main entrance is located on the high street Via del Corso at number 107, a prime central location which connects two famous landmark squares: Piazza Venezia and Piazza del Popolo, and is a stone’s throw away from the Spanish steps.

For Rome visitors looking for the ultimate luxury experience, why should they choose to stay at La Scelta di Goethe instead of a traditional 5-star hotel?

La Scelta di Goethe is providing a 5 star luxury service, all in an absolute privacy. Our staff is available during the whole day to make any holiday unforgettable. If I had to choose two words for La Scelta di Goethe these would be "privacy" and "hospitality". A privacy that cannot be found in a traditional hotel. A hospitality similar to the feeling of staying at home away from home.

What is the relationship between german poet Goethe and La Scelta di Goethe?

"This place on earth where the history of the world revives, and where I count to be born a second time, to be truly risen again on the day I set foot in Rome. " J.W.Goethe. "La Scelta di Goethe" (Goethe's choice), with its comforts, the magic of its panoramas and the refinement of its decor offers the guests the feeling of being in a dream and that Rome, as Goethe used to say, turns into reality. La Scelta di Goethe is about the poet's choice to follow his dream, to visit Rome, the capital of the world. The same is true with our guests, we are offering a unique place where they can live their dreams. Goethe lived on the same street in Rome (Via del Corso), a few meters away from our boutique hotel.

Could you name 5 things to do in Rome that are usually off the tourist guides?

One needs a whole life to explore Rome with its famous monuments, landmarks and museums. The eternal city is waiting to be rediscovered, over and over again. I would suggest a few lovely restaurants in Rome such as Casa Conti for lunch or Il Convivio Troiani for dinner. For shopping lovers we recommend the famous Via Condotti. On this same road there is Antico Caffe Greco, the oldest coffee house in Rome, which dates back to 1760. On Piazza di Spagna there is Babington's Tea Room which dates back to 1893.
For all ages an exhibition dedicated to the universal genius of Leonardo Da Vinci, in the heart of Rome, a visit to the Leonardo Da Vinci’s Museum is an unforgettable experience.