What We Love
- Stellar location just off Via Condotti, a couple of blocks from the Spanish Steps
- An intimate retreat with just nine rooms
- Rooms have kitchen facilities (Superior's are shared, Deluxe's are private) and a Nespresso machine
- Superior Rooms have a welcome hot drinks tray
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Staff is available only between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- There’s no elevator, although most rooms are located on the first floor
- A $4 city tax per night will be collected at the property
- Free WiFi
A couple of blocks from the Spanish Steps, Crossing Condotti is a discreet nine-room boutique in a restored 18th-century townhouse. The apartment-style rooms feature parquet floors and beam ceilings and are decorated with antiques from the owner’s private collection. Handy extras like Nespresso machines, kitchenettes and fridges with free soft drinks make for a homey stay. Splurge on a Deluxe Room for a walk-in shower with funky lights, and the use of an iPad. There’s no restaurant or breakfast room at the property, but the heart-of-the-action location puts you within striking distance of innumerable cafés and restaurants, not to mention designer heavyweights including Prada, Bulgari and Gucci.
In the Area
There’s hardly anything that isn’t in the area, so centrally located is the property. Most notably, you’ll have the eponymous piazza and adjacent Spanish Steps as your front yard, and access to the high-end shopping mecca that is Via Condotti, as well as the more local boutiques of Via del Babuino and Via Margutta. Just past those is the Piazza del Popolo and the Villa Borghese, the largest park in central Rome, which also houses several museums. The Pantheon is a 10- to 15-minute walk away, with the Piazza Navona a bit farther on. And though they’re not so far that you couldn’t walk to them — and Rome really is a walking city — the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Forum can be reached in no time via the metro.
How to Get There
My wife and I started our honeymoon staying at Crossing Condotti in Rome and the incredible experience we had in this hotel will stay with us for the rest of our lives. The location of the hotel was perfect, right by the Spanish Steps. We felt as if we had our own private apartment in Rome. The hotel was clean and the kitchen was always stocked with water, beer, and espresso free of charge to the guests. However, the most memorable part of our stay was definitely the service provided by Francesco and Davide. I have never felt so welcomed while staying at a hotel in my life. My wife and I hope to one day return to Rome, and if we do we will be staying at Crossing Condotti.
We did not know our agent had booked this hotel or that there would not be 24-hr service in the reception area, nevertheless, the customer service and helpful advice of the staff while on duty was outstanding and food items were available 24 hrs. Plan to find a restaurant for breakfast if you want more than packaged sweets. We bought cold breakfast food for the days we were there so we could linger with coffee in the room. Yes, I'd stay here again if I were looking for but modern minimalism and convenience.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit at CC with our 3 kids in August. The rooms were beautiful, quiet, and incredibly comfortable. The location is fantastic for seeing sites, eating, shopping etc. Although there is no hotel staff available after 6:30, Davide is extremely helpful and welcoming. His motto is to "make yourself at home" and ask for anything that you need. Davide offered great suggestions on places to eat, easiest walking routes, and best times to see various sites. We would definitely stay at CC again.
The hotel itself wonderfully combines classic Rome with modern touches. It is clean, refined and comfortable. Beyond that, Davide is the most exceptional Concierge that we ever encountered. It was because of him that our experience was so fantastic. Enjoy your stay, it is very close to the Spanish Steps and very close to good restaurants to enjoy a taste of Italy. Also, the toiletries provided are from L'Occitane which is a fabulous touch!
We stayed here as a family in August 2018 during the heatwave - Rome was 42 degrees but felt like more. We were hot and tired when we arrived but immediately made to feel cool, calm and welcomed. Davide, our host, provided us with lots of recommendations - all of which were spot on...it feels like he can help with any problem. The rooms are so quiet, despite being so central. The area is predominantly a shopping-district so in the evenings is very quiet when the shops are closed. The nearby restaurants are fairly chilled affairs so no rowdy tourists.
The room was absolutely amazing - we were upgraded to the Master Suite on arrival - the kids had a bed each in the living room and we had our own room with en-suite shower/Turkish Bath. Facilities-wise everything is catered for - AC, large curtains, plentiful toiletries and fully-stocked complimentary fridge, Nespresso machine etc. Breakfast provided is basic DIY (coffee and muffins) but there is a great place just round the corner (La Buvette) which does a range of set breakfasts - all of which were perfect.
The hotel was great for kids (Davide had both of the kids chatting within seconds and the room was full of games on arrival), but would definitely like to return as a couple.