Not much to add to the previous review (Anmich's). This hotel is a gem. We spent ten days there ánd everything went beautifully. We were in room 326, a large corner unit with a view both on the street (very quiet, although steps away from the Colosseum) and on a church. Spotless clean. Very efficient air-conditioning. Well equipped bathroom. Very comfortable kingsize bed. Ample closet space. Clever use of the space.
We would have breakfast on the terrace. Excellent capuccino. Scrambled eggs, pastry, diet stuff available, etc. etc. And, above all, a charming staff, attentive, friendly, capable. From Giuliana to Josef, Luigi and Fabrizio, what a bunch of nice people you wish you could make regular friends of ! All of them speak great English - and French. It came to a point where we were deeply saddened when la Squadra Azzura lost in the finals of the European Soccer Cup (even though the French side's defeat to the Matterazzi's bunch years before has been very, very hard to swallow at the time !)
What else ? The rooftop restaurant - very affordable - has a specialty of pasta. All of them are tasty. An occasional "bold" recipe, like spaghetti with lavender - very convincing !
The people at the reception were just as charming. Chiara spoke excellent French and English.
The hotel is located steps away from the Colosseum subway station. Very handy, but we did a lot of walking, for example to the Terme di Caracalla where we enjoyed a remarkable outdoors performance of the Ballets of Rome ("Giselle"). The only bad experience came with our first visit of the Vatican Museums, as we reported it on this site: a last minute closure of the Sistine Chapel
on the day and time we had reserved long before ...
The Capo d'Africa hotel really made our trip. We absolutely recommend it. As far as we are concerned, it is in the same league as the Duca di Venezia in Venice, the Lenox in Boston, the
Appia in Prague, the Maria-Isabel in Mexico City. Just to give you an idea of what we're after...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Capo d'Africa Hotel is an elegant and welcoming Boutique Hotel, located next to the Colosseum , with a breathtaking view from our roof garden. On the top floor, the Hotel's 2014 new service: L'Attico bistrot. Situated on the panoramic room with a double facade overlooking the two terraces, the restaurant offers a Roman cuisine reinterpreted in modern key. During Spring and Summer time the guests are welcome to enjoy a relaxing drink or a delicacy in the magic atmosphere of "La Terrazza" bar, situated on the roof garden. In the Hall, besides the reception, there is a Centrum Bar and a cosy lounge. When you enter the hotel, you can immediately admire the hotel's symbol: a wall of rubber roses ("Il cespuglio") created by the artist Paolo Canevari. The 65 rooms, arranged on three floors, are immersed in the warm shades of ochre, sand and yellow saffron . Capo d'Africa has three multi-functional and day-light conferences rooms able to seat up to 60 people and a gym provided with modern exercise equipments. L' Attico bistrot is open from 7.00 Pm to 11.00 Pm, from Monday to Saturday. The Chef prepares appetizing dishes from the Roman and Italian cuisine reinterpreted in a modern key, all strictly home-made express and creative, in line with the fresh and modern style of the Hotel Capo d'Africa. Selected ingredients and high quality products are the basis of our menu. The service is provided on the panoramic room with a double facade overlooking the two terraces. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Capo d Africa Hotel
- Capo d Africa Rome