This hotel is on one of the streets behind the Piazza di Spagna. If you like to shop, this is the ideal hotel: all the main shopping streets and brand-name stores are nearby. The only fault I can find with this hotel is that there is a bit of noise from the street.
The hotel is wonderfully luxurious and the rooms are the kind that you don't easily forget. I remember coming back from a day exploring Rome, opening up the door to my room and thinking "now THIS is the life!" The service, as you can imagine, is outstanding and what you'd expect from a hotel of this category (and price). It's not ideal for every kind of vacation, but if you have the money and it's a special occasion (I'm thinking honeymoon), then it's the best place in Rome.
Trivia 1: the palace across the street belongs to the Lequio family.
Triva 2 (much more interesting): there is a plaque at the hotel entrance in honor of the Polish Nobel laureate who lived in the hotel. Sienkiewicz, if I remember correctly.
The experience was great! It was Christmas and decor plus a choir (like in the movies) singing carols once you enter leaves you amazed. Great breakfasts, great facilities...I still remember the divine panettone. In short, you should go.
Russie Hotel is one of the most exclusive in the city of Rome, with an excellent location between the famous Plaza de Spain and Piazza del Popolo. The hotel has 33 suites that offer services like complimentary packing and unpacking of luggage, complimentary trouser press, breakfast buffet, and free wifi. The price per night is around 2500 €. A cheaper option to enjoy the Hotel Russie is coming for brunch at the restaurant "Le Jardin de Russie". The brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays, and costs 48 € per person (drinks not included).
When in Rome, it doesn't matter if you're a bit short on cash and you're staying in a Bed and Breakfast or in a hostel...... It's always good and rewarding walk around the "expensive places" that you may never go to stay, but just going for a walk around their lobby or perhaps, as I did, a little sit in a chair to rest my feet ..... See how you feel in those places. So when you walk down Via Veneto, which incidentally, is a very short walk, only two or three blocks, the feeling you get when you enter the Hotel Excelsior, even for a little while is unforgettable.