Pros: Very helpful and friendly staff with excellent English skills; clean and sizable room; near the Coliseum and some excellent restaurants.
Cons: Long walk to a lot of popular areas but the hotel is very close to a metro stop, bus stops, and is happy to call a taxi which always arrived for us within 2-3 minutes.
To start with, we had the hotel send a car to pick us up at the airport. I e-mailed Capo the day we were set to arrive because we had to take a later flight. They responded quickly and changed our pick up time for us. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a bell hop who took our luggage. The desk clerk checked us in and provided us with a map of the area. This map was our lifeline in all of the walking we did in the city. It was much better than the ones in our guide book we brought with us. The bellman escorted us to our room and showed us where everything was including the mini-bar, safe, closets etc and how everything worked. We only got one key, but that was never really a problem since my wife and I never really separated on the trip. The bed was extremely comfortable. The closet and drawer space was nice and the in room safe was nice to have. Our in room view wasn't great, but the breakfast room/roof views were amazing! Can see a bit of the Colosseum from the terrace. Breakfast was good, with cold and hot selections. Plus tea, coffee, or cappuccino included. The fresh fruit was wonderful! Every staff person we interacted with was extremely kind and helpful. They brought us extra towels, prompt room service, recommended restaurants and made reservations, gave directions and suggestions, and secured our bags on the last day we were there since check out was at noon and we didn't leave for the airport until 5 or so. Also, the terrace bar has a great selection with a very nice area to relax and enjoy the sun and the views. We looked at the exercise room, but didn't end up needing to use it because of all the long walking tours we went on. It looked nice though.
I posted some pictures below. I can't find two of them. One was of a chair and small table, the other of the TV over the minibar with desk in the corner.
- 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