Just up the road from the [node:168805] in the quietly funky Celio district, this is an address that is both close to the centro storico action and part of a real neighbourhood that has some good cafés, wine bars and trattorias.
Decorated with oriental rugs and elegant antique furniture, rooms are bright, airy, and often surprisingly large; some have little balconies, while the sixth-floor Wedding Suite has a good-sized, flower-decked terrace with [node:168805] views. Two ground-floor rooms are specially equipped for disabled visitors.
There’s a comfortable lounge, a cute little bar and a vine-shaded patio which is a great place for an al fresco glass of wine after a long day’s sightseeing.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast and dinner are served in the old-fashioned dining room, famous for its large round tables which encourage guests to sit together and socialise (though should you want a romantic tête-à-tête, they can arrange that too). There’s no obligation to eat here in the evening, but it’s good to know that a decent traditional Italian three-course meal is there if you can’t be bothered to go out again – for a reasonable 25 euros a head, wine included.
They keep some board games here for guests’ use; ask reception or the barman. Should you need a workout, you can use the gym of the more upmarket Capo d’Africa hotel, just across the road, for 10 euros a day.
Is simply excellent – friendly, informed and efficient. If you don’t believe me, check out this place’s Trip Advisor reviews.
Who stays there
Families, older travellers, honeymooners – it’s a refreshingly mixed crowd, with a preponderance of US guests.
This is one of those places where bookings can only be made by email or phone. As a result, be prepared to negotiate.
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Free WiFi
- Friendly, attentive service
- Great location
- Bathrooms can be on the small side