What a wonderful surprise! Such a lovely hotel close to the Spanish Steps, Borghese Gardens and Via Veneto. The staff was very helpful and the room was comfortable and roomy. Very ornate decor makes you feel like you are in an old Italian manor. I would definitely book this hotel again.
We stayed for three nights at the top floor. It has a nice patio and couch and a lot of plants. We sat there after dinner. It was cool and comfortable. The hotel looks old but our room is recently renovated. It was clean. The neighborhood is quiet without many businesses and tourists. The breakfast was good. It was the only hotel that offers warm dishes at breakfast.
Made famous by 'La Dolce Vita' film in 1960, the Via Veneto is going through a glamorous renaissance. Bars, restaurants, chic hotels and boutiques all vie for attention in the street which coined the expression 'paparazzo' – the surname of the photojournalist in the film. Nearby, the Spanish Steps are the place for lovers' trysts, shopping, and honing the Italian art of 'dolce far niente' – idling and people-watching.