In a leafy and understated area just north of the city, this four star hotel has a metro stop just 100 metres from the door as well as a bus stop outside, both of which whisk you directly to the heart of the city centre and its wonderful sights or the main station. Modern yet quiet, this hotel is a functional and comfortable place to stay with multilingual staff that go that extra mile to help you get the most out of your stay. The 24 hour reception and valet service are second to none, and the general hotel facilities make this hotel a convenient choice for any traveller.
All the rooms are well furnished and appointed with air conditioning, cable TV, complementary toiletries in the en suite bathroom, free internet access, a work station with lamp, a mini bar and flat screen TV.
Our top picks close to this hotel
The Explora Museum (Museo dei Bambini di Roma or MDBR for short) is the only museum in Rome made especially for kids. With pint sized and hands-on exhibits including a ‘test kitchen’ and construction sites, this interactive museum is a must do while in Rome, especially if your little darlings need to let off some steam on a rainy day!
For hopeless romantics, a trip to the dreamy Tivoli’s Villa D’Este (around half hour from the city centre), is really, really worth the effort. Its seductive garden and amazing array of over 500 fountains is the perfect setting to put you in the mood for romance.
Rome is the city that has nurtured many great masters over the years including the art of the great Michelangelo. Housed in two buildings on opposite sides of his piazza del Campidoglio are the Capitoline Museums. They are the oldest public galleries in the world, having opened to the public in the 1700’s. Once inside, you can admire works by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and Caravaggio.
Arsenale is a hippy chic, boho lover’s paradise. Often frequented by well heeled Roman ladies and gentlemen, this boutique shop is also given to its quite staggering window displays which are eccentric and beautiful in equal measures.
For eating out
Hostaria Costanza is good, old fashioned Roman dining at its very best. Located in an atmospheric basement in the Pompeys’s theatre, this dining room serves creamy risottos, perfect pastas and melt in the mouth steak and beef dishes. With friendly waiters and very quaffable house wines at reasonable prices, it is always best to book ahead here to make sure you actually get a table.
Enocentrico is a happy place to spend some time with good friends and make new ones. Friendly and atmospheric this wine and cocktail bar allegedly serves the best Mojito in Rome and it is well worth sampling a few, just to make sure of course.