“An impeccable treasure offering space, serenity (a rarity in Rome) and chic minimalist style, set on divinely pretty Via Margutta”
There are 6 suites, 3 upstairs and 3 down, all similar in design and layout. We stayed in one of the ground-floor Superior Suites, which are our first choice as they’re bright, airy and just the right size (not too big, not too small!). The Junior Suite is smaller, while the Studio Suite is larger. The Margutta Suite is the biggest and has slatted wooden shutters that you can pull across to divide the room, plus hot plates and a small sink hidden neatly beneath a counter, so that you can self-cater (one of the Superior Suites has a kitchenette, too). Each suite has a minibar (with complimentary soft drinks) and a Nespresso machine.
All have kingsize double/twin beds with dark brown fabric headboards, black bolsters, dark brown scatter cushions and gleaming Frette sheets. They also have a large seating area, with a singe sofabed decorated in dark brown, cream and red. Lighting is carefully thought out, with soft spotlights in the seating area, then 2 choices of bedside lamp: small spots on stalks or tall cylinders that give off a soft light.
Bathrooms are also spacious, lined in sandstone and pale wood. Each has a large, deep oval bathtub, a separate toilet and bidet cubicle, a glass-enclosed rainfall shower and Spa Ritual toiletries.
Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace of Babuino 181 (the sister hotel). It's a gorgeous buffet spread of fruits, yoghurts, cold meats and cheeses, pastries, and tea and coffee. While it was really enjoyable, and the views were wonderful, we did feel that it was a little overpriced. Alternatively you might choose the complimentary basket of croissants with fresh orange juice, delivered to your room on request from 8-11am.
Margutta Suite, as well as one of the first-floor Superior Suites, has a small kitchenette for self-catering, but all suites have a table with 4 chairs and all necessary utensils (place mats, plates, napkins, cutlery and different types of glasses). There's a room-service menu of meals from Adriana Caffè, and the butler will collect and deliver to your suite. Think risottos, pastas, beef fillet, veal escalope and various salads.
If you’re here celebrating, try the Fratelli Berlucchi champagne (from the Franciacorta region), the vineyard is owned by the owner's wife's family. Other drinks are available on request.
The area is full of inviting restaurants though, so you'll probably opt to eat out. There are 3 great choices on the same street as the hotel: theatrical, velvet-lined Osteria Margutta, with tables out on the cobbled street; designer vegetarian restaurant Margutta Ristorante, and popular, warehouse-chic Babette. We ate at Gusto, a little further away, and enjoyed rich Parma ham and creamy mozzarella followed by a fresh pasta dish.
Children are welcome, and this is a great location in the Eternal City; just away from the tourist hordes, but within walking distance of all the main sites. Kids and teens who have an interest in the Ancient Rome won't want to leave!
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
There is a single sofabed in each room, and an additional rollaway bed or a baby cot can be added on request. Each suite can be connected with another to create a 2-bedroom apartment: Superior Suite with Studio Suite, Junior Suite with Margutta Suite. Enquire for details.
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking