Want history? The Iron Gate has it in spades. The original building dates from the 14th century, and the architectural details prove it (ask to see a room with painted ceiling beams.) During the 16th century it underwent a major renovation, adding balconies and terraces. In 2003 it was restored yet again, exposing the original frescoes that had been hidden for years. The sleigh beds, tasteful antique touches, and fluffy terry bathrobes are nice details, but the prime location and a peaceful courtyard don't come cheap.