- Style Elegant neo-Baroque apartment
- Setting Chic Condotti side-street
Enter Rome’s Crossing Condotti hotel and find that elusive Pax Romana. Ideally located behind the Piazza di Spagna – a gladiator’s throw from some of Rome’s top sights – this refined getaway ensures you’ll have all the privacy you need from camera-carrying crowds. Indoors, relax amid sumptuous style that seats well-designed modern furniture beside a carefully curated selection of oil paintings.
Need to know
- Rooms Five individually decorated ensuite rooms, plus a Junior Suite.
- Rates Double rooms from $263.18 (€191), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.00 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates exclude breakfast.
- Facilities Free WiFi throughout, library, coffee machine and complimentary honesty bar, laundry, desk concierge (8.30am–6.30pm). In rooms, flatscreen satellite TV, iPod docks, L’Occitane toiletries, tea tray, slippers, high-threadcount bedlinen.
- Check–out 11am (but flexible, depending on arrivals). You must check in before 6.30pm (unadvised late check-ins incur a €50 call-out fee).
Children 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.
- Also Crossing Condotti is a private, non-smoking property. Pets unfortunately cannot be accommodated.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Each of the cleverly renovated, beamed rooms has been individually styled, but all have wood floors, queen-size beds and sleek bathrooms. They are on the cosy side, but cleverly furnished. We like Spagna’s romantic canopied bed and stone-lined bathtub; 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.
- Packing tips 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.
- Also 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.
Food and drink at Crossing Condotti
- Hotel restaurant There’s no restaurant, but your fantastic central location means there’s plenty to choose from locally: the concierge can help you make reservations before they leave at 6.30pm.
- Dress code Black linen, cream silk.
- Top table Settle yourselves into one of the pretty, puffed-up sofas in the library-lounge and admire the aristocratic portraiture.
- Room service None – but there is a tray of tea-making kit and devilish tasty snacks in your room.
- Hotel bar Help yourselves to complimentary soft drinks and beer from the house fridge or make yourself a coffee from the Nespresso machine. If you like stronger stuff, stroll out to a bar or bring back a bottle of something for after-dinner drinks.