With its sleek, almost masculine decor, this place will appeal to both the business traveller and any interior design aficionado seeking a more modern take on Italian style. Although it’s five-star luxury, this isn’t one of those big chain hotels with a grand entrance and hundreds of rooms; you have to venture down an alleyway near one of the least known food markets just to find the front door and yet, you’re perfectly located to walk to the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and most other attractions in the historic centre.
Spanish Steps is a glamorous area made famous by its stairway, which is covered with flowers and offers a magnificent view over the city. The main streets are Via di Ripetta, Via del Corso and Via del Babuino, all of which were traditionally lined with more upmarket designer stores but now offer a mix of shopping. The buildings or “palazzi” are ornate and the laneways cobblestoned so it’s a great choice for anyone who wants a polished dolce vita experience.
Via di Monte d'Oro, 30