What We Love
- Killer location a block from Piazza Navona and a five-minute walk from the Pantheon
- The rooftop bar overs looks Pantheon and the church of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza
What To Know
- Opened October 6, 2014
- Free WiFi
- There’s no restaurant on-site but the bar serves light appetizers
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
A block from Piazza Navona, this Rome newcomer opened in October 2014 and provides a modern base from which to explore the city’s ancient attractions. In the 43 guestrooms you’ll find ebony flooring, burnt orange couches and stark white linens. Kick back in a thick terrycloth robe and take advantage of the fully stocked minibar and luxe bath products before heading to the roof terrace for a glass of wine. The bar, dotted with houndstooth-print chairs and chartreuse sofas, overlooks the Pantheon and the church of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, a baroque masterpiece. Plan your visit for pre-dinner drinks, when light appetizers and specialty cocktails are on offer.
In the Area
The hotel’s prime location puts you within walking distance of Rome’s seemingly endless sights, including the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Fritter away hours people-watching in Piazza Navona — arguably Rome’s most famous square — before fortifying yourself at Lo Zozzone, a typically mobbed sandwich joint that fills its focaccia with a dizzying array of cured meats, veggies and cheeses. For a more glam day, ask the hotel staff to book a Ferrari tour through Tuscany or play Roman Holiday on a Vespa tour of the Eternal City.
How to Get There
I struggle to find anything negative about the hotel at all. Great location, 2 minutes walk from Piazza Navona and Pantheon, 5 minutes to Trevi Fountain, 30 minutes walk to the Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum and 40 minutes from the Vatican. We booked a Classic Room for 3 nights. It was on the small side but perfectly designed with a fresh modern feel. We were situated on the first floor on a side street and normally I would have asked for a higher floor but as the room was so nice we really didn't mind. There was some noise in the corridor from about 7 am with guests going to breakfast and slamming doors. The reception area included a really pleasant seating area and the bar and breakfast area were very nice. There is also a rooftop bar with views across the surrounding area from which you can see the roof of the Pantheon and various surrounding churches. The buffet breakfast was included in the cost and while it wasn't an extensive choice, the quality was still very good. The staff and service were excellent. We returned from our room after breakfast each morning to find it cleaned already. The bar staff were happy to supply us with an ice bucket for our room each evening. The rooms also come with a complimentary minibar stocked with soft drinks and you only pay if you ask for it to be re-stocked. The room also comes with a smart phone which you can take out with you and use for local calls and satnav. On the down side there were paper cups in the rooms.
We chose this hotel based on star rating and location and overall it was a really good choice. The room was stylishly decorated and, whilst not large, was a reasonable size. Check in was easy and welcoming and the lobby area was inviting and well laid out. The best thing about the hotel is the location, as you can walk to everything from here and don't need public transport. Key sites like the Pantheon and Trevi fountain are just a 5-10min walk even at a gentle stroll and the Palazzo Navona is just a street away. Vatican and Colosseum are about 30min walk in different directions so it's a really great base.
Room was very clean and bed was large and super comfortable with good aircon so we slept well every night
They only negatives were some of the services in the room. The mini bar has water and soft drinks when you arrive as part of the room cost, which is really welcome when you first check in and you then have to pay to have it refilled if you want to during your stay. There were also some biscuits with the coffee tray when we got there but even they were a one off for our stay. I don't really understand the approach because if I booked 3 separate nights I would have had those facilities each time i checked in but by booking 3 nights together you only get them once - even the small coffee biscuits weren't replaced the next day which just seems mean for an otherwise good hotel. The same happened with the small vanity kit in the bathroom - i used the cotton wool pads and they weren't replaced. I could have probably asked for them but it was late and I shouldn't really need to. Just odd choices for an otherwise really great hotel. Lack of a coffee machine (just a kettle with sachets of instant coffee) was also a shame in a country known for it's great coffee.
My husband was a little disappointed too as it was part of a bigger birthday trip and whilst this was the more expensive hotel we stayed in, it was the only one who didn't acknowledge my birthday even though they had been emailed by our travel agent.
Overall it is a really good hotel and we would definitely stay there again because of the location, stylish rooms and lovely roof bar - just could be improved with a few little tweaks on room replenishment and better coffee :-)
Well located hotel, very close to the Pantheon, to nice restaurants and interesting places like Piazza Navona. Service was very good too.
Our 2 rooms were very quiet and far from the elevator, on the third floor.
Unfortunately many things were missing in the rooms for a 4 star hotel. And one of the room was really too small for EUR 500 per night.
A lot was missing too in the rooms, No bathrobes, no real cups for the tea / coffee (only paper cups and a kettle), no coffee machine, no toiletries (cotton, q-tips, toothbrush, cap, etc...), not even a cup for disposing our toothbrush.Nothing.
Also no service at night, no linen on the floor nest to the beds.
We had an Executive room and the wardrobe was opposite the main door, so if you open it, you could not open the door in the same time. very narrow bathroom too, the lavabo was in the room, and the bathtub and the toilet were separated by a glass sliding door... too small for an Executive (as they have a classic room even smaller), also missing spots to hang our towels, no bars. Hangers in the wardrobe were too high to grab and had to be inserted in a tiny space, not convenient at all.
To resume, excellent location, great staff, but no toiletries except a kleenex box, and too narrow bathroom, entrance and wardrobe.
Very slow elevator... better walk the stairs.