The Empire Palace Hotel is a refined 4-star superior property offering elegant accommodation in the heart of Rome. It boasts classic-contemporary interiors embellished with works of art and is just a few steps from the famous Via Veneto. The hotel is located on Via Aureliana, just north of the city centre. Nearby places of interest include the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Villa Borghese. Guests can find a wealth of stylish shops on Via Condotti, Via Frattina and Via Sistina. There is also a metro station in the vicinity, providing fast and easy access to other top Rome destinations. The hotel is housed in an impressive building built in 1870 for the aristocratic Venetian Mocenigo family. The neo-gothic style of the exterior, with its pointed arches and double lancet windows, is reminiscent of the buildings along the Grand Canal. Onsite facilities include a small gym, plus there is Wi-Fi (chargeable) throughout the premises for convenience. The Aureliano restaurant offers gourmet cuisine, while the Blue Bar features a 'Courtyard under the Stars' for outside dining and drinks. Classic guestrooms are comfortable, decorated with light cherry wood furniture and hand-coloured prints. Amenities include air-conditioning, an LCD TV with satellite channels, mini-bar, safe and desk. Valet parking is possible onsite.