i have stayed at hotel de russie a couple of times, and i have to say, its one of the most special places ive ever been. not only are the rooms absolutely beautiful, the hotel has something no other city hotel has. in the back of the hotel, are the most unbelievable gardens. right in the middle of rome. can you imagine? you are feet away from the spanish steps, you overlook the piazza del popolo, what more could you ask for? this place is my heaven.