J.K. Place Roma, Rome, Italy

Near the Piazza del Popolo, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Campo de’ Fiori, hotel J.K. Place Roma is an ideal base for discovering Rome’s star attractions – and a contemporary-cool retreat for a little R&R (and a decent negroni) between the sights.

there’s such a thing as the perfect launchpad to the eternal
city, J.K. Place Roma might just be it. Despite being a stone’s
throw from the Piazza del Popolo, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Campo
de’ Fiori, it’s location in a small piazza just off Via del Corso
gives you plenty of quiet for rest, relaxation and reflection.

Inside, understated contemporary design is punctuated by replica
ancient statues and antique furniture: a conscious nod to the past
of the building, which used to be Rome‘s school of architecture.


Former classrooms have been converted into 30 spacious bedrooms.
Standard rooms come in three palettes: gold and pearl; soft greys;
deep greens with vibrant burgundy – a scheme that echoes across the
hotel. Expect lots of Italian marble, gorgeous revamped fireplaces
and extremely comfortable king-size beds. For the ultimate dolce
vita feeling, opt for one of the seven suites, each with a separate
bedroom and lounge area.

What’s for breakfast?

Aside from a selection of fresh pastries, you can choose from an
extensive menu of savoury and sweet dishes, including healthy
choices, such as egg-white omelette or a plate of fresh fruit. Not
ready to get out of your bathrobe and down to the elegant dining
room? Order in at no extra cost and enjoy the same selection while
nurturing your negroni-infused hangover. When in Rome…

How about lunch and dinner?

The all-day restaurant, J.K. Café, serves traditional Roman
dishes as well as stars of international cuisine. Go for
established classics such as the club sandwich and Caesar salad or
get a taste of Rome by way of authentic suppli (filled rice
croquettes) and cacio e pepe. Food worthy of the Roman gods.

Is there a bar?

Oh boy, what a bar! After drinking our way through numerous
Roman establishments (all in the name of research), we came to the
conclusion that the best aperitivo was closest to home. Enjoy
masterfully crafted cocktails in the beautiful dining room,
accompanied by a daily changing selection of snacks and small
treats, including olives, sea-bass ceviche and the aforementioned


The room rates are not only inclusive of breakfast but also of
the daily replenished minibar stocked with water, soft drinks and a
number of sweet and savoury snacks. Additionally, around-the-clock
room service will deliver some light dishes (as well as lasagne) to
feed your midnight cravings.

Things you should know

Be mindful of the Covid safety measures: during our visit, masks
were to be worn in all communal areas of the hotel, aside from when
you sit down at your table.

Within a short walk, you’ll find…

Pretty much everything. Head to Via del Babuino for designer
shopping; climb the stairs to Pincian Hill for a run around the
Villa Borghese; embrace Rome’s bounty of culture – J.K. puts you
within easy reach of the city’s main attractions. Fun fact: the
nearby, recently restored Mausoleum of
was once so overgrown that it looked like hill rather
than a building, giving it the nickname “Mons Augustus”.

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