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.
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.
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.
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.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
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