“An avant-garde art hotel on Piazza di Spagna, with a colourful history and 6 gorgeous rooms”
Stefania has transformed the third floor of this 15th-century palazzo into a cutting-edge art gallery hotel, showcasing an ever-changing collection of installations, sculptures and artwork by up-and-coming young artists. It's as special as that would suggest: polished white walls are a canvas for vibrant paintings and original modern pieces; every object has been carefully chosen to delight and engage the guest - even the keys to the 6 bedrooms are attached to a slice of art. And if you really like something, you can take it - every piece is for sale. A very special find.
- High ceilings and tall windows flood the 6 romantic bedrooms with natural light
- The location, on Rome’s most famous square and surrounded by designer shops, cafés and bars, with the Spanish Steps around the corner
- Warm and helpful staff make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable
- We loved the serene lounge with its views over Piazza di Spagna - the perfect spot for sunset aperitifs
- A small spa with a Turkish steam tub and tempting treatments, including a ‘jet-lag’ massage
- It's not cheap, but it's utterly unique
- The bathroom in The 9 Junior Suite lacks privacy due to glass slats in the sliding doors
- No on-site restaurant, though that's hardly a problem
- Not ideal for children - this is an intimate place best suited to adults, and all beds are doubles
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Our top tips
- Boutique Hotel
- Breakfast only (restaurants nearby)
- Welcome but not ideal
- Open all year
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
The 6 spacious rooms hide behind towering gold doors, each utterly unique in artwork and décor, though they share a colour palette of white, browns and grey. Queensize beds (no twins) are covered in Society blankets, while curtains and cushions are made from linens by high-end Italian fashion houses. The overall effect is cool minimalism warmed by quirky details.
We stayed in The 9 (a Junior Suite), which featured striking metallic accents: textured gold strips on the wall, copper side tables, iron-framed chairs, and whimsical bronze lightbulb lamps that we wanted to take home with us.
The 9 and Breath (another Junior Suite) and Aria (Deluxe Room) have small step-out balconies with steel Guerraz fire cages that are lit at night. Joy (Junior Suite) opens onto a small terrace, while Sunrise (Junior Suite with Landmark View) has glorious views over Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps.
Indulgent bathrooms feature huge glass-walled rainfall showers and are stocked with fluffy robes, slippers and lovely L'Occitane toiletries.
- Air conditioning
- Coffee / tea making
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Safe box
- Satellite TV
Breakfast is taken in the monochrome lounge area overlooking the Piazza di Spagna. Small glass tables and round leather chairs are dotted around the light-filled room and large white shuttered windows open onto the square. The Continental buffet is a cut above most Italian hotel breakfasts: yummy flaky pastries, cakes and biscotti in pretty glass jars, along with a selection of breads, fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurts, salami, cheeses and juices. Staff are friendly and helpful, cheerily bringing us extra coffees as we spent a luxurious long breakfast plotting our day’s adventures.
In the evenings, aperitivi are served in the lounge along with delicious Italian stuzzichini (finger food). It’s a heavenly way to spend an hour as you relax in an oasis of calm above the bustling life below, and staff can advise on restaurants for dinner.
- Coffee / tea making
- Restaurants nearby
- Room service
- The hotel offers great guided tours, including art tours, 'Underground Rome' (the ancient catacombs) and 'Rome by Night' (exploring illuminated scenes of Rome's most famous monuments)
- Sign up for a 'Food Tasting & Cooking Class': you'll visit local markets, find out about Roman cuisine, chow down on fresh cannelloni then learn to make it yourself
- Take a spin on a Vespa: rent one independently or sign up for a trip with a guide and explore the city on 2 zippy wheels, as the Italians do
- Book the small spa exclusively to soak à deux in the Turkish steam tub or indulge in treatments or facials
- See our top tips for Rome
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Cooking classes
- Historical sites
- Language courses
- Museums / galleries
- Private guided tours
- Shopping / markets
- Well being
Children are welcome but there are no baby cots/extra beds and the quiet ambiance and expensive furnishings mean it is best suited to adults. No twin rooms or baths, either.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Family friendly accommodation:
The Junior Suites can fit a baby cot but you will need to supply your own. Breath and Whisper can interconnect to create a 2-bedroom suite.
The hotel is in the heart of central Rome overlooking Piazza di Spagna.
You've got a choice of 2 airports: Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino (34km) and Ciampino/G.B.Pastine (30km). Click on the links below for more information.
From the Airport
Ask for a transfer, hop in a taxi, or take the airport train from Fiumicino into the centre of Rome and then walk. From Ciampino you can catch the airport bus and then the metro. The nearest metro station to the hotel is Barberini.
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.
More on getting to Italy and getting around
- Rome Ciampino 30.0 km CIA
- Rome Fiumicino 34.0 km FUM
- Beach 27.0 km
- Shops 0.1 km
- Restaurant 0.1 km