“A cosy gem in the swish shopping district of Tridente, with intimate, antique-furnished rooms plus an apartment for 2-5”
There’s a fine mix of antiques throughout, including darkwood chests, marble-topped bedside tables, large oil portraits and unusual silver lamps. Floors are wooden parquet, and all the rooms have beamed wooden ceilings that are typical in older houses in Rome. The Superior and Deluxe Rooms are snug but not cramped, and furnished with flair. The ground-floor Junior Suite is more spacious and has the added benefit of a private entrance; it also features a tiny patio and a living area (sofabed). We're yet to view the Master Room, but it's billed as a spacious second-floor hideaway complete with Turkish bath and living area.
Comfortable beds are clothed in gleaming white, super-soft linen, and have differing headboards in pearly grey fabric or monochrome flock, while one Superior Room has a dramatic dove-grey and white canopy. Curtains are heavy, romantic drapes caught up in a rope tie, either in pale silver-grey or with ochre stripes.
Bathrooms are decorated in soft-grey tiling with a suede-like softness, and there is a lavish array of L'Occitane toiletries. Some have bathtubs and handheld rainfall showers, others have rainfall showers (no bathtubs). The Junior Suite has a really luxurious bathroom with a Turkish hammam.
Just around the corner is Crossing Corso Apartment (a 2-minute walk away), set in a separate building but is only moments from the Spanish Steps. Guests get a fully equipped 1-bed apartment with 2 showers rooms, a living-dining area (with sofabed), a kitchen and a galleried snug. And thanks to the great concierge service, you can have as much or as little assistance as you like.
There’s no breakfast served here, but there is a little communal kitchen with a Nespresso machine and a fridge full of complimentary soft drinks and snacks. The Deluxe and Master Rooms and Junior Suite have a Nespresso machine, fridge and drinks making facilities but that's about it. This encourages you to do as the Romans do and head to a local bar for breakfast - a fresh cornetto (croissant) and a perfect cappuccino. There are numerous cafés just outside the door; pick one bustling with locals!
Guests staying in the Crossing Corso Apartment have a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge-freezer, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and coffee maker. There is also a concierge service and complimentary soft drinks. You'll find a list of local shops and supermarkets so you can stock up on Italian produce.
For later in the day, this is an area with loads of excellent restaurants and cafés: try Palatium, the sleek wine bar and eatery run by the Lazio Regional Authority on Via Frattina, or the discreetly popular little café-restaurant La Buvette on Via Vittoria.
Children are welcome and Crossing Condotti can supply a cot and arrange babysitting. However, the antiques and grand furnishings mean it’s not ideal for rampaging toddlers.
Babies (0-1 years)
The Crossing Corso Apartment is the best option for families, with full self-catering facilities and space for up to 5 (1 double room, a double sofabed, and space for a rollaway bed or baby cot). The Junior Suite, Master Room and Deluxe Room each have space for an extra bed, so each can accommodate up to 3.
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking