City Centre, Rome, Italy
Conde Nast Traveller (UK), May 2009
"The best of a recent bunch of small guesthouses to open in Rome, five-room Casa Montani packs contemporary-classic style and attention to detail into a third-floor family apartment."
Conde Nast Traveller (UK)
"A five-room bed-and-breakfast with the soul of a much bigger design hotel, Casa Montani has become a solid word-of-mouth success since its November 2007 opening. Located just outside Piazza del Popolo, a ten-minute walk from the Spanish Steps, the third-floor guest house was once a typical Roman apartment, but it was given a stylish makeover by architect Liliana Sciacca. While no expense has been spared, it's not the Designers Guild fabrics, Shantung silk curtains, nor bathrooms in Ligurian slate or local travertine that seal the deal so much as the sheer urban elegance of the place... Casa Montani's intimate interiors make this a good place for cocooning after a hard day's sightseeing (the Flaminio metro stop is just outside), and the fact that breakfast is served in your room contributes to the cozy atmosphere."
Travel + Leisure
"The five-room property is a blissful hideaway, thanks to a state-of-the-art soundproofing system that hushes the noise from the Piazza del Popolo. Inside, beds are fitted with towels by Frette, furniture was designed by architect Liliana Sciacca, and breakfast (fresh cornetti with organic jams) is served on fine porcelain. Although room service isn’t available for after-hours cravings, owners Giuseppe and Charlotte Montani give out their cell phone numbers for late-night restaurant queries."
Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.
“We had a perfect stay and the staff were very helpful and pleasant in recommending restaurants etc. Perfect location, most sites in Rome are within walking distance. The only low was the noise in the courtyard in the early morning due to construction work on another building.”
Aimee, Netherlands (23.03.13)
“The most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in!!”
Tracy, Ireland (01.11.12)
“We particularly liked the detailed touristic information, customer service and conversation provided by Guiseppi, the manager/concierge and his assistant. They went out of their way to be helpful, even to the extent of calling us in the middle of the night to make sure we were awake for our 4 am taxi to the airport.
I also appreciated the décor of the room which was well-appointed but not overwhelming and the location. This was my second time booking a great property through i-escape. I appreciate your service!”
Meg, United States (27.09.12)
“Really nice spacious room, although the location was a bit out of the way.”
catherine, United Kingdom (20.08.12)
“Casa Montani in Rome is excellent value in great location with very friendly staff. Our room was stylish, comfortable, clean. As i-escape's thorough description states, not a full-service hotel, but a room & bathroom in a luxury townhouse. A unique way to stay in Rome. The fresh, simple breakfast was perfect for us. Great place for self-sufficient travelers who want simplicity and privacy.”
KIRSTEN, United States (23.06.12)
“Was nice that you had complete privacy, but the small communal area was right at front desk, and unlikely you'd want to spend time sitting next to the receptionist. However, breakfast in the room was a nice touch, which came promptly on request. We were provided with a list of recommended restaurants nearby which was useful. We tried several of the suggestions and found them to be very good. This was also part of our honeymoon trip, which we'd made them aware of before we arrived, but no mention of it at all at any point, which was rather disappointing. Overall it was nice, but expensive for what it was and the amenities available. Get the metro from Termini if arriving by train- the station entrance is right outside the front door and Rome taxi drivers like to take the scenic route from A to B....costing us almost €20! Takes 4 mins by Metro...”
Clare, United Kingdom (03.06.12)
“Friendly and helpful staff; we felt like we were visiting friends! Great location (walking distance to all the major sites in Rome), the list of restaurants provided by the hotel was great and the airport transfer arranged by the hotel worked perfectly.”
Luiza, Netherlands (29.05.12)
“Liked: design, artwork, location, helpful advice, arrangement of transfers and trips, feeling of security. Disliked: breakfast lacked imagination (same sliced oranges and kiwi fruits each day, with tasteless white bread). Car service arranged from airport was quick and painless. All restaurant suggestions by owner were very good, as were the tours by Roman Candle.”
Stephen, United Kingdom (23.04.12)
“Great room with huge comfy bed and lovely shower. Loved the old fashioned lift to get up.”
JULIA, United Kingdom (19.02.12)
“Overall very happy with the experience.”
Darren, United Kingdom (20.11.11)
“Delightful place. Service is discreet and attentive and the owner/manager is charming and very helpful. We have stayed in two rooms (3 and 5). Both are in well appointed and in good taste. Recommended as a very private and well located base in Rome if you do not want to stay in a hotel.”
Nicholas, United Kingdom (14.10.11)
“Very comfortable bed and fabulous breakfast served in the room. Bathroom on the small side and very difficult bath plug to close.
Visit the Colleseum on a Sunday as all the roads around that area are closed so you can walk in the centre of the road leading up to the magnificent site.”
Felicity, United Kingdom (05.07.11)
“The hotel is in the perfect location for enjoying Rome and totally ticked the box in terms of what we wanted and needed for our 3 day trip. We would recommend it to anyone.”
Liz, United Kingdom (03.07.11)