Babuino 181 is a wonderful small boutique hotel in the heart of Rome. Excellent location, great rooms, extremely nice reception staff and great breakfast, which is an exception in Italy! Stayed at Babuino 181 in mid April with my mother. Although the weather was not great the first couple of days we still enjoyed our stay due to the fact that we could relax in our lovely deluxe room at Babuino 181. The great location made it wonderfully easy to walk to all sights. Lots of restaurants nearby, which make for relaxed evenings. Of course the reception recommended Edy's and I must say the food was very nice, although it did feel a bit touristy due to a lot of Americans eating there. The staff was very helpful and was even able to organise a visit to the Villa Borghese museum for us, which would have been sold out otherwise.
An important tip for your stay in Rome: If you plan on visiting museums please do try to book in advance (online) to avoid lengthy queues and to actually get tickets. It takes away a bit of the spontaneity, however, it avoids disappointment!
Breakfast was great. We always took one continental and one diet breakfast and shared. This allowed us to make full advantage of the choice and there was plenty for two to enjoy. Unfortunately, there was still no breakfast room when we stayed at the hotel, which is not a big issue, however, an extra seat in the room would be great to be able to have breakfast at the table. The Nespresso machine in the room, with complimentary capsules is a very nice touch!
As there is no restaurant, bar or any communal rooms in the hotel, you never actually see other guests, which makes the place feel very private. So private that you could actually miss the entrance to the hotel as there are no signs on the outside! As we did not know the city very well, we had the transfer from the airport organised through the hotel and that was very efficient. The friendly driver even gave us a sightseeing tour of the city. As the price is fixed, it was appreciated.
Big bathroom, which is great and very comfortable mattress, although a bit on the hard side. It depends what one prefers.
Very recommendable place to stay in Rome for couples, family and friends.
- Also Known As:
- Babuino 181 Hotel Rome
- Babuino 181 Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rome’s most exclusive boutique hotel, on Rome’s most exclusive street. Babuino 181 is located in the best location in Rome, in the heart of the upscale Spanish Steps quarter. And every bit of it is as chic as its neighboring boutiques. Step between Rome’s top fashion designers, disappear through discreet glass doors… and enter another dimension of Italian boutique luxury. After a day of inspiration touring Rome’s sites, come back to your home in Rome. Sip a cocktail on the brand-new, rooftop terrace overlooking Rome’s beautiful streets. Soak in a spacious marble bath. Slide between Frette sheets. Rest in comfort—and with the confidence that, no matter what you need or what personalized service you require, Babuino 181’s professional staff can make it happen. ... more less
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