Panoramic views and fantastic martinis on the roof terrace
Melt-in-your-mouth caramel panacotta at Vicolo 88
Nearby Triangolo della Pace: a favorite hangout for Roman hipsters
What To Know
A tourist tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
Bring your Prada sunglasses—the well-heeled Roman clientele will expect you to look the part
Rooms can be small, and the minimalist bare brick and concrete walls will not be to everyone’s taste
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Bold design, stark décor, and a gourmet restaurant combine at this hipster hangout in Rome’s historic heart
Rumor has it this 17th-century townhouse was once a holding facility for the enemies of the Catholic church. But all that dark and dusty history has been well and truly zapped thanks to the hotel’s bold design, stark décor, and hip hangouts. Thankfully, all this no-frills minimalism perfectly balances the dip and sway of the ancient cobbled streets around picture-perfect Piazza Navona. In guest rooms, distressed concrete and bare brick walls are complemented by rich, dark wood paneling, timber flooring, and ingenious recessed lighting. Details such as zebra-skin easy chairs and spot reading lamps reinforce the relaxed elegance, while the views across the Tiber to Ponte Umberto scream pure Roman romance. Stark white walls, black leather benches, and red velvet curtains are the order of the day at Vicolo 88, the hotel’s small but perfectly formed restaurant whose menu includes several nods to the continent (coq au vin; Catalan salmon carpaccio) and is uniformly excellent, but the real showstoppers are the homemade desserts—the caramel panacotta knocks the proverbial socks off. After dinner, take a glass-fronted elevator to the roof terrace, where local hipsters sip eclectic cocktails and drink in the panoramic views of the city.