The hotel and rooms are beautiful and we looked forward to returning here after each day out in the city. It really feels as though you are staying with a friend and not in a hotel. The hotel provides a map with nearby buses with routes to popular tourist attractions. We ended up walking into the city and taking the bus back each day. For us, it was easier to familiarize ourselves with the area in order to know when and where to get off the bus on the way back. Plus the walking helped ease the guilt of daily gelato treats! However, it was quite a far walk (and I am accustomed to 5 mile walks every other day).
The hotel also provides a mapped list of nearby restaurants. We ate at Pizzeria Bruto two out of the three nights we were there. It was a casual, local spot with great bruschetta, pizza and salads. (Our bill for an order of bruschetta, bottle of water, and two pizzas was 26 euro) Also has outdoor seating. Our last evening, we ate at Ristorante Emilio, and again, were amongst locals. Delicious pasta (carbonara and cacio e pepe) and dessert.
Breakfast each morning on the patio was a treat! Croissants, cookies, toast, mozzarella and tomato, and eggs made to order. There was also some gluten free treats. Again, the feeling of staying with friends and not the fuss of a formal restaurant.
Having a drink on the patio after a day of sightseeing was a great way to relax. It was fun to meet other guests and trade stories on the day and plans for the next.
I do feel that the walking distance took away from our overall experience, but then again, the location made it easy to unwind from the crowded city and the restaurants we tried were excellent. I highly recommend this hotel and feel that if it weren’t so hot, the walking into the city may have been more enjoyable and less of a negative.
We left feeling like Luisa and Daniel were two new friends!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 3 stars hotel, located in a very charming area 2 km from Spanish steps, in a liberty villa with garden, totally renovated. Design and liberty rooms. Private bathrooms, wifi, safety box, minibar, air conditioning, LCD TV, personal scale, hairdryer. Fresh pastries and high quality breakfast, wine & cocktail bar, airport pick-up, babysitter, indoor & outdoor relax area, solarium terrace and small swimmingpool, store, fitness, rooftop terrace & garden events. ... more less
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