This urban B&B is run by people who love Rome and want to make sure you do, too—the staff will happily act as your personal travel planners, helping you map out destinations, plan day trips, choose restaurants, and organize transportation. The intimate lodging experience features contemporary, minimalist-designed (and surprisingly spacious) rooms with pretty art details, comfortable beds, and fresh fruit and pastries with your morning coffee on the terrace. There's a lovely reading room, with a lending library and computer for guest use. A mobile phone is even provided for you to use during your stay in Rome (though you have to pay for the calls).
The rooms here are spread over 3 floors of a residential building, and all have a contemporary and comfortable feel about them. Rooms are decorated in modern fabrics and peaceful tones of beige, bronze and cream. All include a fridge, WiFi, safe and tea/coffee kit. With parquet flooring rooms are great for those with allergies. Larger suites have more seating options for lounging about.
Ask for a room with a balcony.
Bathrooms are bright and modern, kept impeccably clean. All come with a hairdryer and a Marie Danielle shampoo and shower gel. Some of the showers are quite compact so check ahead if you're tall.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Families can rent out the entire 2nd floor apartment, which consists of three rooms, two of which share a bathroom down the hall.
Enter into the hotel from the cobbled street outside where you'll see a modern entrance and a large comfortable reading area. There's nothing over-the-top, but everything feels fresh and crisp thanks to the recent remodeling. The gem here is the concierge desk, which will help with any needs you might have.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The front desk is not open 24 hours, so plan accordingly.
Location in the prime center of Rome, the city's top main attractions are reachable on foot. Cabs can be hailed quickly at Piazza Barberini, just a 2-minute walk away, where you'll also find the Barberini Metro stop. Termini Station is only a 19-minute walk away or a 7-minute cab ride away.
Colline Emiliane is next door (1-minute walk away) to the Trevi. Open since 1931, they were a regular celebrity haunt in the '60s during the days of Dolce Vita. Try the pasta, all handmade on the premises. Armando al Pantheon (14-minute walk) is behind the Pantheon and specializes in seasonal dishes that are full of flavor. Order the puntarella if it's available. Despite being in prime tourist territory, prices are very reasonable.
The Albert (2-minute walk) is a popular bar thanks to the super-friendly staff and cold brews. The Highlander Pub (13-minute walk) is a cozy Scottish pub that fills up quickly when big sports games are airing.
WHY WE LIKE IT
With a focus on customer service over fancy decor, the Daphne is a subtle and welcoming boutique hotel right in the heart of Rome, but on a quiet street. Perfect if you're not sure how to plan your days, the staff goes above and beyond to help you maximize your time. With a recent remodeling, furnishings are like new. Extra comfortable beds and thoughtful amenities like mobile phones make this and easy choice for budget travelers.