Need to know
Nine individually decorated ensuite rooms, plus a Junior Suite.
11am (but flexible, depending on arrivals). You must check in before 6.30pm (unadvised late check-ins incur a €50 call-out fee).
Double rooms from $244.75 (€218), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €3.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates exclude breakfast.
The hotel doesn’t offer breakfast, so if you really can’t bear to drag yourselves out to one of the dozens of nearby cafés for a Roman cappuccino and jam-filled croissant, buy something to nibble on with your Nespresso coffee. If you’re staying in the Master room or Junior suite, take advantage of a private, in-room wine tasting session with a member of the Antonelli family, who’ll tell you all about the vintages and the family’s four-generation wine-making history. Opt for the ‘Superior Taste’ version – which gets you four tipples plus light snacks for €70 – or push the boat out with the ‘Top Experience’, a five-wine fiesta at €100.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, library, coffee machine and complimentary honesty bar, laundry, desk concierge (8.30am–6.30pm). In rooms, flatscreen satellite TV, iPad Air, iPod docks, local guides, L’Occitane toiletries, tea tray, slippers, high-threadcount bedlinen. The Master Room, Junior Suite and Deluxe Room have kitchenettes with Nespresso machines, a kettle and a selection of teas, biscuits, cakes and a fridge packed with free soft drinks and Peroni.
Our favourite rooms
Each of the elegantly renovated rooms has been individually styled with heirloom paintings and Sicilian antiques; but all have wood floors, queen-size beds, sleek bathrooms and iPad Airs for on-the-go browsing. Superior Rooms are cosy, but cleverly furnished; most have beamed ceilings and generous welcome trays. We like Spagna’s romantic canopied bed and stone-lined bath tub; Carozze has a modern-Renaissance feel, with a flock-fabric headboard and sleek mushroom-hued bathroom with tub and shower; and Frattina is a slightly larger corner room with a walk-in rain shower. Condotti has side-by-side twin beds with shower, bath and separate toilet. With its own entrance and private courtyard, steam shower and inviting living room, the Junior Suite makes a seductive stay. Master Rooms come with a swanky chromotherapy walk-in shower, with speakers for an extra soothing soak. There's one in the Deluxe Room too, a refined space overlooking Mario de' Fiori, where period details converse pleasantly with modern fittings.
A heaving wallet, if you want to buy anything in the array of designer shops around the corner (Gucci, Versace, D&G…). And pick up a bottle of bubbly for your room from the airport if you’re celebrating something special.
Small dogs and cats can stay in most room types for free, but notify the hotel when you book. They're allowed in all public areas of the hotel too. See more pet-friendly hotels in Rome.
Welcome. Under-threes stay free, and cots and extra beds can be added to some rooms, but as it’s filled with antiques and objets d’art, and has lots of steps, this is not the ideal place for wee ones or prams. Babysitting can be arranged in advance.