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Babuino 181
Ranked #30 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

This was the perfect and ideal location for our stay in Rome . The room was spacious and well appointed. The staff especially Giorgio and Theodora were extremely helpful without being over the top . Room was clean with new linen everyday .. And the location was ideal . There are so many good trattoria around we only had one meal at the hotel in a 6 day stay ( breakfast). All the sites are nearby and within walking distance . The only let down was the rooftop bar where there really isn't a view.

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Babuino181, Direttore at Babuino 181, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Wow, getting a "perfect" rating for our staff is so gratifying. Giorgio and Theodora will be very happy to hear that they made your stay so enjoyable. My thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review.

Kind regards,

Alberto Moncada,
Director

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

My family and I enjoyed a two night stay at Babuino 181. The staff were very accommodating and more than happy to assit us with recommendations and any questions we had. The room was spacious and suited our family of six. Would highly recommend Babuino 181 and would not hesitate in staying there again on our next visit.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We recently spent 5 nights in Rome with our teenage kids and my mother. The fantastic rooms at Babuino 181 were spacious, clean and very well done. We have seldom enjoyed so much space in the heart of a large city. The quality and appointments in the rooms were equal to any 5 star hotel we have stayed in throughout the world. The hotel's location near the Spanish Steps is convenient to all of the best attractions in Rome. The staff were fantastic and always going out of their way to help with whatever need we had. The rooftop lounge was the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring the city. We would recommend Babuino 181 to anyone looking for a wonderful boutique hotel in the heart of Rome.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed a few nights in the Moncada Suite at Babuino 181 at the end of June and would like to affirm all the glowing praise bestowed upon this haven of cool comfort in the Eternal City. The thoughtful touches, such as ample storage, desk space, bed reading lights, soothing interior colors, free Wi-Fi, robust air conditioning, soundproofed windows, blackout shutters and a delightfully useful travelers’ guidebook make this an oasis of rejuvenation after each day’s excursions in the summer heat.

The Moncada Suite is located across the street from the main hotel, reception and rooftop breakfast and bar lounge. The twelve rooms and suites in this annex are accessed by elevator off of a private, secure entry. Although not an enormous room, the high ceilings and loft of the Moncada Suite deliver a sense of graciousness and drama. The loft couch was modified before our arrival with a comfortable mattress to become a bed for our teen-aged daughter, who enjoyed her own television, desk and easy chair. Street noise was not an issue for us, even though this fourth-floor room overlooked Via del Babuino, a narrow but principal one-way street connecting the Piazza di Spagna with the Piazza del Popolo.

One of the great pleasures of this neighborhood is its central location to many of the City’s popular historic sites and shopping areas. There are countless restaurants offering a variety of menus in the immediate area. Their outside tables share the narrow alleys and streets with both pedestrians and the occasional plodding taxi or dashing Vespa providing entertaining venues for people watching on classically Roman summer evenings.

One street removed from the hotel, running parallel to Via del Babuino and bordering the hillside that marks one edge of the Borghese Gardens, is the Via Margutta, home to a sister property hidden away in a private courtyard. This quiet, charming backstreet with numerous art galleries, a couple of good restaurants and verdant terraced apartments was home to the fictional Joe Bradley in the movie Roman Holiday, as well as Federico Fellini and other artists who collectively called this corner of the metropolis home.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Babuino181, General Manager at Babuino 181, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Dear Guest,

My sincere thanks for taking the time to write such an incredibly thoughtful review – I feel so fortunate you found our hotel to be an “oasis of rejuvenation” during your stay. The Moncada suite is a personal favorite of mine – with the high ceilings and the loft, it is a perfect place for a family vacation. I hope to welcome you and your family on your next visit to Rome.

Kind regards,
Alberto Moncada,
Director

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Great Location, super helpful staff, hotel is beautiful. Can't say enough. We stayed in a Classic Suite which was fabulous, it was very spacious, it was my husband and I and our 3 1/2 year old, there was a bed for her that worked perfectly and still gave us more than enough room.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed at Babuino 181 for 4 nights and it truly felt longer.
We booked a Classic Suite (202) and were so glad we did. The room was spacious, well furnished and the air-conditioning was a welcome respite from the heat.
The staff were amazing in helping us with restaurant bookings and advice on Rome's sights.
The roof top terrace was incredible. Breakfast was fantastic having hot and cold selections...and the coffee (espresso) was out of this world. Sunset Aperol Spritz's on the terrace was a beautiful way to enjoy Rome's atmosphere.
Would highly recommend Babuino 181...we will certainly be back!!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Babuino181, General Manager at Babuino 181, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Dear Guest,

I am pleased you took advantage of breakfast and cocktails on our rooftop terrace – it’s one of my favorite places to begin and end the day in all of Rome! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Kind regards,
Alberto Moncada,
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We have stayed in a variety of hotels in Rome, but Babuino 181 is by far the best. It is a small boutique hotel, with contemporary, minimalist furnishings and a wonderful roof top bar and breakfast area. The staff were most attentive, providing recommendations for dinner, making reservations and arranging taxis when needed.

When you check in you receive a "Roman Notebook" which has been prepared by the owner, outlining places to shop, eat and visit in the area. This notebook was invaluable in helping us select where we wanted to eat each night.

Located near the Spanish Steps, the hotel is very central and in a fun part of the city.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via del Babuino 181, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Campo Marzio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Rome
#10 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#16 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#26 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £149 - £401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Babuino 181 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rome’s most exclusive boutique hotel, on Rome’s most exclusive street. Babuino 181 is located in the best location in Rome, in the heart of the upscale Spanish Steps quarter. And every bit of it is as chic as its neighboring boutiques. Step between Rome’s top fashion designers, disappear through discreet glass doors… and enter another dimension of Italian boutique luxury. After a day of inspiration touring Rome’s sites, come back to your home in Rome. Sip a cocktail on the brand-new, rooftop terrace overlooking Rome’s beautiful streets. Soak in a spacious marble bath. Slide between Frette sheets. Rest in comfort—and with the confidence that, no matter what you need or what personalized service you require, Babuino 181’s professional staff can make it happen. ... more   less 
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