The best hotel breakfasts in Rome. Here are 8 addresses chosen by Gambero Rosso

Feb 18 2024, 18:13
For once, instead of a quick coffee, treat yourself to some time for breakfast in a hotel. It's an experience that deserves it

For some time now, hotels have shaken off the image that portrayed them as inaccessible and exclusive places, opening their doors to external customers and becoming refined oases of hospitality and inclusion accessible to everyone (or almost everyone). This comes with the added benefit of extended times when it's a pleasure to be pampered, meet someone, or read the newspapers on your tablet in a relaxed atmosphere, or even calmly organize your work agenda. A small luxury that turns into a great benefit, especially for the good mood that will positively influence the course of the day.

Where to have breakfast in a hotel in Rome

Aleph Hotel Rome Curio Collection by Hilton

Derived from a building that once housed a well-known banking institution, it is the result of a skillful renovation that has preserved original valuable elements, combining them with modern details, giving the whole an atmosphere of contemporary luxury. In addition to refined and super comfortable and well-equipped rooms and suites, the highlight is the presence of an outdoor pool (with a bar) and another indoor pool. Breakfast is served in the spaces of the 1930 restaurant (which also serves lunch), in environments of understated elegance with a relaxed atmosphere. Here, from 7 to 10:30, you will find a rich buffet with a wide choice of sweet (cakes, brioches, leavened) and savory (cold cuts and sliced meats first and foremost), cereals, jams, yogurt, juices, drinks, and more. The price per person is 30 euros. If you prefer, you can choose à la carte, which also includes hot dishes prepared on the spot.

Aleph Hotel Roma Curio Collection by Hilton – via di San Basilio, 15 – 06 4229001 – 

Bvlgari Hotel Rome

In front of the Mausoleum of Augustus, it is the ninth hotel in chronological order in the Bulgari Hotels collection. A fairly recent opening, which sees the renowned chef Niko Romito in charge of overseeing the entire food department, starting from the fine dining restaurant on the fifth floor. On the ground floor, there is Il Caffè, with tables also outside under the monumental porticoes of the square. Open from 7 in the morning until midnight, it is the right place for a quick lunch, tea, or afternoon snack, a Sunday brunch, and last but not least, for a rich breakfast. There is the Italian one, costing 45 euros per person, which includes brioches with delicious fillings, pandolce, Niko Romito's bread, manteca butter, organic jams, honey, yogurt, and fresh fruit slices. To this – as an extra – you can add eggs (organic) in various ways, from poached eggs to Royale eggs with wild Red King Alaska salmon and hollandaise sauce. Alternatively, you can choose à la carte.

Bvlgari Hotel Roma – piazza Augusto Imperatore, 18 – 06 36080410 –

Hotel De’ Ricci

Owned by the Ricci family, it is a 4-star hotel that is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of The World, located in the characteristic Regola district. Famous above all for the amazing cellar, several times awarded by Wine Spectator, which has about 1,500 references, it has 8 suites, each with its own personality, spacious, bright, refined in furnishings and finishes, a couple with a balcony. From 7 to 11 at the Charade Bar – or outdoors in the beautiful season – you can savor the continental breakfast that includes coffee (or a choice of tea), fresh orange juice, mini croissants, bread, butter, jams, yogurt, honey, cereals, fresh fruit slices, and a small selection of cold cuts and cheeses. The cost is 25 euros per person. If you wish, there is the vegetarian variant for 30 euros, and you can add – as extras – toast, pancakes, fruit and/or vegetable juices, eggs in various ways.

Hotel De’ Ricci – via della Barchetta, 14 – 06 6874775 –

Hotel Eden

We are in one of the historical hotels of the city, whose opening dates back to the distant 1889, still today among the most famous and prestigious internationally. In an excellent position, a few steps from Via Veneto and Villa Borghese, it has common areas of charm and atmosphere, personalized rooms and suites, a wellness area, the fine dining La Terrazza, and the bar restaurant Il Giardino, both on the sixth floor of the building, from which you can enjoy a magnificent view that ranges over the roofs and monuments of the center of Rome. And it is right here that from 7 to 10:30 breakfast is served, choosing between continental (30 euros per person), Eden (45 euros), and à la carte. The continental one includes various breads, brioches, croissants, butter, jams, honey, fresh juices, coffee (espresso and American), tea, or cappuccino. Among the various à la carte options, the classic Benedictine eggs and salmon stand out, and the wrap with scrambled eggs, avocado, and red onion.
Hotel Eden – via Ludovisi, 49 – 06 47812752 –

Hotel J.K. Place Rome

Easily accessible by metro, given its proximity to Piazza di Spagna, the J.K. Place Rome is a 5-star hotel that stands out for its discreet luxury and the atmosphere of "a home away from home." Each of the spacious 30 rooms (including suites) has been designed and customized by architect Michele Bonan with tailor-made furnishings created by prestigious Italian craftsmen. Served at the J.K.Cafe Bar, in a muffled and relaxing atmosphere, the continental breakfast costs 50 euros per person and includes – in addition to a choice of leavened products, bread, butter, jams, orange juice, coffee (or tea or cappuccino) – a surprise course, both savory and sweet. In any case, you can choose extras, from eggs (for example, J.K. Breakfast with fried eggs, cheddar, crispy bacon, potato rösti, BBQ sauce, and toast) to specials like avocado toast, pancakes, waffles, and crepes.

Hotel J.K. Place Roma – via di Monte d’Oro, 30 – 06 982634 –

Hotel St. Regis

A few meters from Termini Station, it is a 5-star luxury hotel of international fame and great prestige where you can breathe an elegant and discreet atmosphere. Constantly renovated to adapt to the times, it offers rooms and suites that are the epitome of comfort, with special mention for the fabulous 300-square-meter Royal suite. On the ground floor, there is the Lumen Cocktail & Cuisine, open from morning until midnight, an environment of charm and atmosphere. And it is here that from 7 to 11 breakfast is served, both in the classic continental formula (43 euros per person) and in the richer buffet proposal (65 euros per person) that includes – among other things – eggs in various ways, pancakes, French toast, all kinds of leavened products, very fresh pastries, salads, side dishes, smoked fish, Parma ham and other cold cuts, cheeses and buffalo mozzarella, fresh juices, and so on.

Hotel St. Regis – via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 3 – 06 47092740 –


Breakfast is served in the elegant spaces of the Anima restaurant (also open to external customers) located on the ground floor of the hotel, which sees the eclectic Roman chef Paola Colucci at the helm. Known to gourmets for her previous adventure at the Pianostrada restaurant, she takes care of the hotel's food department. From 7 to 11 in the morning, the "chef's breakfast" is on stage at 40 euros per person, an all-inclusive formula with unlimited quantities of things like homemade granola and yogurt, maison sweets according to the day, certified hams, Parmigiano 36 months, buffalo mozzarella, fresh cut fruit, porridge (with oats, cinnamon, almonds, blueberries, and milk of your choice), eggs (in omelet, fried with crispy bacon, roasted potatoes, scrambled, "royal" with citrus-marinated salmon, hollandaise sauce, fresh tomato, basil, and chives), avocado toast, pancakes, toast, juices, tea, infusions, coffee, hot chocolate, and more.

The Rome EDITION – salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 14 – 06 45249009 – 

Hotel Vilòn

A lovely boutique hotel inside Palazzo Borghese, in a small street in the heart of the Campo Marzio district. A jewel of only 13 rooms and 4 suites, each different from the other, furnished with exquisite taste and equipped with all the necessary comforts. Common areas of rare charm, with frescoes, stuccoes, and works of art. The rich buffet for breakfast is set up in the Adelaide restaurant room and includes sweet and savory delicacies, fresh and dried fruit, croissants, muffins, cookies, cakes, cheeses, cold cuts, drinks, tea, cappuccinos, coffee, extracts, juices... Egg enthusiasts can order them in any way, from scrambled to omelette and Vilòn Benedict, rare to find elsewhere, with poached egg, bread crouton, hollandaise sauce, avocado, and smoked salmon. The price is 45 euros per person, the hours are from 7 to 11.

Hotel Vilòn – via dell’Arancio, 69 – 06 878187 –   

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