“An avant-garde art hotel on Piazza di Spagna, with a colourful history and 6 gorgeous rooms”
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.
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.
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)
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.