On a quiet lane full of villagey shops just off busy Piazza Barberini, the hotel is an oasis of calm amidst a network of busy streets. Barberini metro station is just down the road, while Via Veneto, the [node:169860], the [node:168815] and the fashion shopping district are all a short walk away.
There are 23 in all, plus two apartments that are ideal for families – the one that opens onto the garden courtyard is a delight. Rooms are clean and comfortably decorated in a fairly traditional style, enlivened by the Modigliani copies and by a series of framed artworks created by guests themselves. All have recently renewed orthopaedic mattresses. Rooms in the ‘02’ column (302, 402 etc) have little balconies, and the top one, 602 – sold as the ‘Little Honeymoon’ room – has an amazing view over the rooftops of Rome.
There’s a comfy lounge downstairs from the lobby, but the best communal space is the little plant-edged courtyard garden out back.
Eating and drinking
Recently renovated, the downstairs breakfast room doubles as a daytime café with street entrance. The breakfast buffet is continental in style, but with frills – like some delicious homemade crostatas (jam tarts).
The desk staff provide a level of concierge service and advice that is more like a five-star than a three star.
Who stays there
A very international crowd, with tourists far outnumbering business clients.
Check the booking conditions carefully, as the hotel is not particularly flexible on refunds for missed nights.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Great location – secluded yet central
- Pretty garden courtyard
- Free WiFi in the lobby
- Friendly service
- Rooms can be small, and some bathrooms have cramped shower stalls