Via Veneto, the Forum and Piazza Venezia are all within easy walking distance, and the station so close that you should save on the taxi fare and walk, unless you have a huge pile of luggage. Via Nazionale, the long thoroughfare that runs parallel to via Modena, is well served by buses for the [node:168805], the centro storico and the [node:168807].
The bedrooms are exercises in elegant contemporary minimalism, with warm parquet floors, crisp white linen sheets and bedspreads, and bathrooms with designer fittings and dark slate walls.
These are pretty minimal; beyond the tiny reception area, a corridor – dominated by a huge panel that provides a quick intro to the history of Rome – leads to a small but light-filled breakfast room.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is a fairly standard continental affair, but perfectly adequate. A communal Nespresso machine and a kettle with a selection of teabags is there when you need a pick-me-up, and guests also get free mineral water and ice.
It’s a one-man or one-woman show at the reception desk; but staff are mostly enthusiastic and helpful. You get the best service of all when manager Pierfrancesco is manning the desk – he’s knowledgeable about sights and restaurants, and genuinely keen to help guests get the best out of Rome.
Who stays there
Budget-conscious independent leisure travellers, a large proportion drawn by this urban locanda’s consistently high Trip Advisor rating.
If you book a couple of weeks in advance you can usually secure a better rate.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Good value considering all the free extras
- Stylish minimalist design
- Spotlessly clean
- The surrounding streets are a bit dead at night