Piazzale Flaminio, 9, Rome, Italy, 00196
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Singles, Nightlife, Romance, Shopping
Expert review of Casa Montani
A b&b styled like a design hotel, Casa Montani was a complete novelty for Rome when it opened in November 2007. With an almost maniacal attention to detail, owners Giuseppe and Charlotte Montani have turned six rooms of what was once a family apartment into exqusitely stylish refuges from the strains of sightseeing.
Just the other side of the city walls from Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps (Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti), the hotel overlooks the busy transport hub of Piazzale Flaminio, but the sound-proofing really works. The nearby Flaminio metro stop means that Termini station and the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are both 10 minutes away.
Once the gorgeous shantung curtains are pulled your room becomes a designer cocoon complete with Tebro quilts, Frette sheets, strikingly upholstered Empire-style chairs and Ligurian slate bathroom surfaces. It’s like living in a coffee-table interiors book. Though rooms are divided into three categories, all are stylish and comfortable. The suite and junior suite both offer a small extra room with a divan that can be converted into a single bed. There’s free WiFi throughout, and you can ask for a newspaper of your choice to be delivered with breakfast.
There's a small but charming lounge area, well-stocked with newspapers and magazines.
There’s no space for a restaurant, bar, or even a breakfast room – but in line with this designer b&b’s pampering approach, continental breakfast is brought direct to your room.
This is a luxe b&b, not a hotel. But the owner or an assistant is always on hand from 7am to 8pm, and I’ve found their recommendations to be spot-on.
Independent travellers with initiative, the majority of whom have booked direct through the hotel’s website. The hotel’s classy decor also attracts quite a few architects, interior designers and art world types.
More information on Casa Montani:
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- Bed & Breakfast
- Piazzale Flaminio, 9, Rome, Italy, 00196
- High-Speed Internet, Room Service
- Piazza del Popolo