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Inside a Veneto Suite at the Westin Excelsior Rome

 Veneto Suite at Night

Veneto Suite at Night

On my recent trip to Rome, picking a hotel was easy. Having had such a great experience at the St. Regis Punta Mita in July (you can read those posts here), I knew I wanted to stay at a Starwood Property in Rome. My husband is a Starwood SPG Platinum member, which often means upgrades. We are both huge fans of upgrades.

We’ve had luck at the Westin Excelsior in the past and it has an excellent location on the Via Veneto, so we decided to stay there.

Maria Rita, who checked us in and showed us to our Veneto Suite

Maria Rita, Who Checked Us In and Showed Us to Our Veneto Suite

During Check in, Maria Rita smiled at us and told us “You have a very special room… you’re going to like it.” She then escorted us to room 308, one of the three Veneto Suites in the hotel.

 Architectural Detail at The Excelsior

Architectural Detail on the Exterior of The Excelsior

 Excelsior Signage

Excelsior Signage on the Via Veneto

The concierge desk at the Westin Excelsior in RomeThe concierge desk at the Westin Excelsior in Rome

Left: The Concierge Desk at the Westin Excelsior in Rome Right: The Green Dot on the Floor Plan is 308

 Excelsior Classic Luxury in the Lobby

The Excelsior Exudes Classic Luxury in the Lobby

While grand classic luxury hotels aren’t usually my style, there is something about the ancient history of Rome that makes me enjoy rolling like Carmella Soprano. In my humble opinon, I think that the Excelsior is in a better location than than the St. Regis Rome (although I’ve had great stays there as well).

“Sweet” is exactly what the Veneto Suite was. Suite 308 came with 4 balconies, a grand living room so large we decided to have a party in it (more on that in a future post), several paintings, a separate spacious bedroom with a heavenly bed, and a bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub and a shower that didn’t soak the entire room, which is always such a plus in Europe!

 Marble Bathroom

Marble in the elegant Bathroom at the Excelsior

Fluffy TowelsDual Headed Shower

Fluffy Towels and Dual Headed Shower

Robes and Towels


Toilet and Bidet

Veneto Suites Bathroom, with a Bidet of Course!

 Jacuzzi Tub

Jacuzzi Tub


Here are some pictures of Veneto Suite 308 at the Westin Excelsior in Rome.

 Dramatic Livingroom

Behold: the Dramatic Living room! Very “Sopranos Chic”

VanityHallway Between the Livingroom and Bedroom

Left: The vanity area in the bedroom Right: the Hallway Between the Living Room and Bedroom

Green ChairFruit and Painting

Left: A Chair Just Outside Suite 308 Right: a Basket of Fruit (always a nice amenity) and One of the Suite’s Many Paintings

 Veneto Suite Clock

Veneto Suite Clock, Devoid of Hands But Who Cares? That What My iPhone is For!

 Desk Detail

Desk Detail

Details on the Drapes at Veneto Suite

Colosseum Painting in Veneto Suite

Left: Details on the Drapes Right: and a View of the Colosseum…Well, Actually… Another Painting in Veneto Suite 308

 Dessert Amenity

This Tasty Dessert Amenity Greeted Us When We Got Back From Our Roman Escapades

 Room Service Bread Basket

Room Service Breakfast Did Not Skimp on Carbs: Behold the Bread Basket!

 Heavenly bed at The Westin Excelsior

Heavenly bed at The Westin Excelsior

Panorama of Veneto Suite 308

a Mobile photography Panorama of  the Living Room of Veneto Suite 308