Need to know
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $172.82 (€147), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include a buffet breakfast of muesli, fruit, home-made jams, cakes and pastries. Eggy dishes can be ordered for an extra charge.
The meeting room hasn’t a whiff of corporate stuffiness; and those that are here for pleasure rather than business will get just as much use as the stiffs in suits from the comfortable, 1950s chairs and the pull-down projector screen (great for watching films).
The hotel is closed from 1 January to 31 March every year.
At the hotel
Spa; free WiFi throughout; laundry service; free parking on-site. In rooms: TV; Argan bath products; minibar.
Our favourite rooms
Antonello Colonna’s rooms are as contemporary and ingenuous as its namesake's cuisine. Each has stark-white walls and polished-wood furniture for a mid-century feel. We’re particularly fond of the suites, which are slightly larger. However, all rooms have direct access onto the hotel’s private parkland (floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the views). Half the rooms face west, and the other half face east – so choose accordingly, depending on whether you’re an early bird or a night owl.
The outdoor infinity pool has views of the garden and surrounding corn fields; beside the pool, the concrete seating area is dotted with wooden sunloungers. When it’s too chilly to swim alfresco, the heated indoor pool is as modern as the rest of the hotel, made welcoming with candles and soft lighting; an adjacent marble seating spot has comfortable loungers.
The slick spa is almost as impressive as the restaurant: there’s a sauna; aromatherapy and chromotherapy showers; a Turkish bath; a frigidarium; a massage hammam and a relaxation room with a fireplace. The all-natural treatments (which take place in three private rooms) are split into traditional Western or Eastern options, and include herbal massages, anti-ageing facials and seaweed body wraps.
A modern and arty look will go down well in this temple to minimalism; pack starched white linens for when the mercury rises, and black cashmere for chilly winter nights.
In-room spa and beauty treatments – from massages to manicures – are available on request.
Four-legged friends are welcome at no extra cost, as long as you let the hotel know in advance. See more pet-friendly hotels in Lazio.
Over-10s are welcome, but it’s definitely more of a couples’ retreat.
Most of the fruit and vegetables used in the restaurant are seasonal and grown on site. The hotel also composts as much as possible and uses green cleaning products.