This stylish little hotel in a quiet, cobbled lane just north of Piazza Navona is a real discovery. The newly painted façade offers a foretaste of the neat interior where the spacious area leads into a series of comfortable public rooms. Marble floors gleam and provide a suitable setting for some lovely antiques while chairs and sofas are upholstered in red velvet or smart red and beige, a colour scheme which is continued throughout the house. There are some fine antique mirrors (including a huge one on each landing), old lamps and attractive prints, all of which are offset by cool, cream walks.
The bedrooms (each with its own brass doorknocker) are arranged on five floors and reached by an elegant marble staircase with fin de siècle iron banister (or there’s a lift). None of them are very large (one or two are, in fact, quite small), but all are pretty and comfortable. Bedheads valances, curtains and bedcovers are all in co-ordinated read and beige; attractive but never fussy. Some rooms have great views over rooftops and terraces, excellent for an inside glimpse of Roman domestic life. Four - including a single – have a terraces equipped with tables and chairs