A hotel with virtually no frontage or presence and yet inside is luxury and peace. My wife found this through Trip Advisor after I spend ages getting confused about where to stay in Rome.
The hotel sits almost equally between the historic sites of the forum and the Vatican (25 minutes on foot). Its close to the Spanish steps, Trevi fountain and Pantheon (10 minutes). Good if you decide to walk around as we did.
The rooms are recently refurbished and have wi-fi and flat screen TVs with sky and movies in English if you press the right buttons. The beds are large and very comfortable.
I like a good nights sleep and get disturbed by street noise, so we asked for a quiet room and were given 103, which also is used for disabled visitors. This room has no view, being into a courtyard, but is a peaceful haven in a city full of noise. There is still, as in all hotels nowadays, a background of air condition hum but nothing to what you can experience of street noise. The streets in the area seemed (relatively) quiet at night so street facing rooms may be OK as well.
The staff were always polite and helpful, the airport transfer they arranged was excellent and well worth the money for a door to door service in such a busy city.
The only down side is the cold breakfasts which whilst good value (10 Euro for some cold meats, cheese, bread, orange juice and coffee seemed quite a fair price in Rome) were served either in your room or in a lobby area as the hotel has no restaurant. We were told they are adding a roof top area for breakfasts which may remove this criticism and add hot dishes to the menu.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Babuino 181 Hotel Rome