Eighteenth -century grandeur meets sustainable modern luxury at Six Senses’ first urban hotel in Italy. The cacophony of the Eternal City is left at the door as you drift into a meticulously designed world of leather furnishings, greenery, travertine surfaces and, most indulgent of all, the spa’s updated take on a Roman-style bathhouse. 

Where is Six Senses Rome?

In the heart of the fashionable Via Del Corso and a 15 -minute cab ride from Rome’s Termini train station, it would be difficult to find a more central spot to base your stay in the Italian capital..

What’s near Six Senses Rome?

The famous “wedding cake” monument, Il Vittoriano, at the Piazza Venezia is just footsteps away and the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon a few steps more. But you don’t even need to travel that far to discover remarkable Roman history – next door is the 17th-century San Marcello al Corso church, which is filled with dramatic frescos. Book a private tour of the church with the Six Senses team and they’ll show you a hidden masterwork that few know is there.

Room types

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Because so many of the heritage features of the hotel’s building have been retained, the rooms are shaped to suit their environs and there are 12 different categories. Each one, from the entry-level Classic rooms to the two-bedroom Mellini Suite, is decorated with sustainable Roman cocciopesto wall treatments and travertine, artworks from local emerging artists and has zero-plastic amenities and minibar snacks. Corner Suite 102 hides a spectacular surprise: its very own original fresco on the entryway ceiling.

Restaurants and bars

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All-day restaurant Bivium on the ground floor is designed to be a place of easy enjoyment, the way Romans treat all their eating and drinking experiences. Take your time over a macchiato and cornetto at breakfast or settle in for the full antipasti-primi-secondi-dolci at lunch or dinner. The menu is 50 per cent plant-based and proteins are cooked over fire in a Josper grill, plus there is, of course, a woodfired pizza oven. At the rooftop bar, Notos, sit among the pomegranate and olive trees with a spritz and watch the sun sink over the rooftops.


Six Senses worldwide is proud that its environmental initiatives do much more than just tick a box and this property is no different. The group’s first sustainability project in Rome has been to clean and revive the façade of the San Marcello al Corso church next door, with other restoration plans in the pipeline. Internally, the hotel runs entirely on green power with no gas used anywhere, and lights are set on sensors to reduce power wastage. The Earth Lab gathering space runs regular workshops where guests can learn to make beeswax wraps and bath salts from leftover coffee grounds.

Travel for work

There are no specific working spaces at Six Senses Rome – you’re here for a good time not a hard time – but the Earth Lab is regularly used by business travellers as a place to plug in the laptop and take care of emails.

Spa and pool

The star of the spa space has been designed to mimic a classic Roman bathhouse, with three variously heated pools, saunas and misted showers. There are also several gadgets available for guest use, including an LED face mask and torso compression belt. The signature treatment is the Sound Journey, which uses bells and other instruments to lead you through an aural meditation.

What you need to know

Peer through the sheer pane in the floor just outside the Earth Lab and you’ll see the ruins of a 1700-year-old baptismal bath. The concierge can lead you downstairs for a tour.

Best for: Design-lovers
Design: Heritage meets modern  
Ambience: Convivial
Number of rooms: 96 rooms and suites
Rates: From EUR1500 per night, including breakfast
Wi-fi: Free and fast
Address: Piazza di San Marcello, 00187 Rome 
Telephone: +39 06 8681 4000

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