We stayed at the Hotel Capo d'Africa from November 26-30, 2008 and were quite impressed! We chose it after reading favorable reviews in travel books such as Frommers and on websites such as this. It is truly only a 5 min. walk to the Colloseum and Ancient Rome.
The hotel itself is very modern and contemporary... especially the lobby. The front desk staff were very helpful and obliging. They recommended several excellent restaurants to us in the immediate area such as "Three" and "Crab." Both VERY good! Check-in / Check-out was a breeze as was booking on the hotel website. The custodial staff were very good in keeping our room and bathroom clean and tidy each day. The rooms were a bit small but from what I've heard this is not uncommon in Europe. But the room easily accomodated the 3 of us! Our only complaint was that the room did not have air conditioning. It had heat, but no A/C. We were told to open the window to cool the room down and it did in a hurry with the 50 degree night air outside. The rooms had many amenities such as high-speed internet (a tad on the slow side though), pay per view movies, and a fully stocke mini-bar. Also, the lights were interesting to operate. You had to place your room key in a slot for the lights to work! But overall it was a very nice room.
The area where the hotel is located is in a sort of residential one that it not too touristy. TONS of restaurants/bars/cafes within walking distances. Don't forget to try the Gelato and one of the many gelateria's in the area. The hotel itself had a very nice breakfast buffet. Many people have commented that it was very basic but we found it to be a gracious plenty. You could have all the ham, cheese, pastries, and fruit you wanted!
Overall this was an EXCELLENT hotel! I plan to return to Rome in the future and will definitely stay at Hotel Capo d'Africa.
- 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