“A super-stylish Italian townhouse owned by the Ferragamo fashion family, crowned by a rooftop terrace that overlooks designer-shopping heaven”
Spread across 6 floors, there are 4 room types to choose from: Portrait Studio, Deluxe Studio, Via Condotti Suite and Penthouse Suite. Each is exquisite and unique, though the designs share similar elements. Beds are king or twin. Floors are oak with large dove-grey pinstripe rugs. Curtains are weighty and luxurious, again in grey, with mauve-pink or acid-yellow motifs. Freestanding full-length mirrors complement the ample wardrobe space, there are fireplaces, and Ferragamo fashion plates, designs and photographs can be found throughout. All have marble-lined bathrooms - the bigger rooms with bathtubs and all with huge shower heads - and a small kitchenette too.
Some rooms face an inner courtyard but most overlook Via Condotti or Via Bocca di Leone; sterling double glazing shuts out exterior noise. Portrait Studios are smallest, but impeccably comfortable. Next up are the Deluxe Studios - they're larger, with a seating area furnished in pretty powder grey. Ask for the one with the romantic teak-decked balcony overlooking Via Condotti and the rooftops.
There is a big Via Condotti Suite with a sitting room (double sofabed) and a small private terrace, which can host up to 4 people. The impressive duplex Penthouse Suite boasts a mini-gym, a sauna and a huge teak-decked terrace - with spectacular views - wrapped around the building's perimeter.
A sumptuous breakfast is served on the roof if the weather is good, or in your room if it’s not. It includes dried fruit, muesli, a selection of cold meats and cheeses, yoghurt, tea or coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, bread rolls and pastries, and jams and marmalades. You can also order other options (from eggs and bacon to miso soup), but they cost a little extra.
The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, but staff will order food for you from the excellent La Buvette nearby (pasta, meat or fish and great large salads) and bring it to your room. Room service for drinks and snacks is 24-hour; food is served 7am - 11pm. There’s a neat, chic little kitchenette in each room too, with a microwave, a minibar, a dishwasher and a sink, so you can even bring food in and cater for yourself. The minibar is well-stocked with everything from Jelly Babies to vodka!
The roof terrace has a lovely lounge bar with an open-air fireplace - you can serve yourself on an honesty basis or ask one of the staff if you prefer. The views from here are fabulous - perfect for a pre-supper aperitif.
If you prefer to go out, there are lots of good restaurants nearby, such as Dal Bolognese for traditional, home-cooked Italian food and Café Romano for tasty cocktails and rich pasta dishes. Vintage cafés include the famous Caffè Greco, once a haunt of Keats, Casanova and Wagner (they weren’t together) and the 19th-century Babington Tea Rooms.
Children are welcome and the hotel offers a good range of baby equipment. You're also very handily placed for sightseeing and shopping.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years)
All rooms have space for a baby cot, and Deluxe Studios and the Penthouse Suite have space for an extra bed, too. However, the best option for families is the Via Condotti Suite, which can sleep up to 4 + 1 baby as it has a double sofabed in its sitting area. Junior and Timeless Suites have a single sofabed in their living rooms so can take 3 + 1 baby
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The kitchenettes are ideal for preparing child-friendly meals and snacks
Available on request.