Both ‘branches’ of the guesthouse are close to each other, within easy walking distance of the [node:169860], the [node:168815] and Rome’s main fashion shopping streets. Via Sistina is closer to Piazza Barberini and its metro station, while Capo Le Case is a short walk from the San Silvestro bus terminus and Spagna metro stop.
Each one is different – and the neat thing about this place, which other b&bs would do well to emulate, is that you book a specific room rather than a category. In Capo Le Case, my favourite is the White Room, which comes with a rich silk toile de jouy canopy over the baldaquin bed – though it’s one of three rooms at this location that has an outside bathroom. At Via Sistina, where all bathrooms are en suite, I love the Zebra room – though some may find that all those stripes make them dizzy. All rooms in both locations are air-conditioned, and have tea and coffee making facilities.
Capo Le Case has no communal space to speak of, but Via Sistina has a small and very stylish entrance lounge.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast, should you want it, is served in your room. It costs 10 euros extra – not unreasonable, as it’s a gourmet continental spread with freshly squeezed orange juice, good Italian coffee, croissants and cakes, and bread with jam and honey from the owners’ Tuscan farm.
There’s a Turkish hammam (steam bath) at Capo Le Case which can be booked for 25 euros a session, and a larger hammam in Via Sistina which costs 50 euros a session.
Housekeepers Cristy (at Capo Le Case) and Edgar (at Via Sistina) are helpful and charming, and can deal with most requests and emergencies.
Who stays there
Quite a high-end crowd, considering that this is basically a b&b.
Some great rates are available for bookings made at least 60 days in advance, but there are a range of other offers available too.
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Choose the room you like – and book it
- The housekeepers are charming
- Free WiFi
- You can come and go as you please in this stylish, central home in Rome
- Quite a hefty charge for use of the Turkish hammams
- Outside bathrooms in three of the Capo Le Case rooms