The [node:168805] may be right at the end of the road, but the Celio district is a mostly residential enclave, and therefore quieter at night than many other areas of the centre; however, its neighbourhood bars and local trattorias mean you won’t feel like you’re stuck in the suburbs.
For a hotel in central Rome, the 64 bedrooms are mostly pretty spacious. The contemporary décor is pleasant, though it takes few risks, and the beds are large and comfortable, with firm mattresses. The studio suite on the top floor has its own private terrace.
The public areas are spacious and pleasant – and then there’s that roof terrace.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast and light meals are served on a spectacular, sunny rooftop terrace with views over surrounding Medieval buildings.
There’s a well-equipped gym and a solarium, and kids are well looked after with colouring books, mini-bathrobes and other thoughtful touches.
From the waiters at breakfast to the receptionists, the service here in my experience is exceptionally helpful and professional.
Who stays there
A mix of tourists and business travellers – the latter drawn by the hotel’s easy taxi/metro access, efficient internet service (charged at 15 euros for 24 hours), and workout room.
Capo d’Africa rack rates are pricey even for Rome. However internet discounts and special offers bring that down substantially in all but the busiest periods.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Attractive roof terrace
- Good location
- Decor is contemporary but lacks atmosphere
- Expensive rack rates