Casa Montani

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Address: Piazzale Flaminio, 9, Rome, 00196, Italy

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.6

Cocoon in style at this six-room design retreat a short hop from Piazza del Popolo.

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.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Bedrooms
4.9
90%
Public areas
n/a
90%

Location

Just the other side of the city walls from Piazza del Popolo and the [node:169860], 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 [node:168816] are both 10 minutes away.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

There's a small but charming lounge area, well-stocked with newspapers and magazines.

Eating and drinking

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.

Service

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.

Who stays there

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.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Romance
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Free WiFi
  • One of Rome's most stylish small guesthouses
  • Good value out of season
  • It overlooks a busy intersection
  • Not easy to find - it's on the third floor of an apartment block
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