High Fashion Rome meets Chic Contemporary Gallery at this hotel that sits on Via Margutta. The smart furnishings and fixtures throughout this converted chapel pay tribute to the many art galleries on this street. Hallways are painted in monochrome colors, and you'll feel like you're gliding through the all-white, all-blue, all-orange or all-green spaces. Color-coordinated guest rooms have been done in a standard contemporary style that are chic and comfortable.
If you're interested in shopping, this is the hotel to book, as you'll be steps away from Rome's most high-fashion street.
Rooms are also sleek with big windows, funky lighting fixtures, smooth wood headboards, white Florentine furniture, satellite TV and high-speed Internet. Rooms are on the small side, but are full of great amenities like parquet floors, designer fabrics, and artwork unique to each room.
YOU SHOULD KNOW While the decor stands out, rooms are far from spacious, and tend to very dark.
Bathrooms are also done in bold monochrome colors, with a large assortment of toiletries included, as well as bathrobes. They're also on the small side, but are well-designed to maximize space.
Try to get a room with a bathtub, as the showers can be an especially tight space.
The wide-open lobby retains many of the characteristics of the former chapel space, with its high domed ceiling, mosaic floors and marble walls. There's plenty of comfortable seating in the latest designer furniture,
There's also a basement relaxation suite with a small sauna, Turkish bath, and possibility of booking massages.
A small one-room gym has basic cardio equipment, although you're better off getting your steps in walking around the neighborhood or going for a run in nearby Villa Borghese.
Breakfast is American style, meaning endless options that will suit a wide variety of diets. There's an abundant assortment of fresh-baked pastries served from nearby bakeries.
The real gem of the hotel is the Crystal Bar, with its stuccoed pillars and arches and gilded panels under a glittering chandelier. Stop by anytime for a tea infusion and snacks, or head to one of the themed happy hours each evening. There's also a lovely courtyard with lighted tables and modern deck chairs.
The hotel is centrally located next to the Spanish Steps, with Metro Station Spagna right around the corner. Many top hotspots like Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona are a short and scenic walk away.
Ad Hoc (6-minute walk) is a wonderful fine dining experience for a romantic dinner with perfect wine pairings. Sloppy Sam's (25-minute walk) is one of the few places in Campo de' Fiori that's not overpriced, and the chef is top-notch.
Shari Vari (18-minute walk) is a popular after-hours nightclub for lively dancing. Il Vinaietto is a local wine bar with a welcoming staff and great prices.
WHY WE LIKE IT
In one of Rome's best areas, the hotel is just a street away from the Spanish Steps. You'll be just steps from the city's luxury shopping, art galleries and more, while a quick walk in any direction will take you to the best attractions of ancient Rome. This hotel feels ultra-modern in design, yet blends in seamlessly with its historic surroundings. The staff is incredible in making sure you have everything you need throughout your stay.
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