Hotel Capo d'Africa
AddressVia Capo d'Africa, 54 RomeSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
A short walk up from the Colosseum, this is a chic but refreshingly unpretentious hotel. The look is modern - an eye-catching ensemble of neutral backgrounds, colourful furniture and bold artwork - and rooms are spacious and sunny. There's a charming terrace, a small gym, disabled access and attentive staff.
It's a little way off the beaten tourist track, but the Capo d'Africa is well worth tracking down. It must be one of the capital's best-looking hotels. The entrance, guarded by two towering palm trees, is set in a formal 19th-century façade, and inside, the lobby is a salad of sunlight, purples, browns and maroons. Rooms are stylish, featuring blanched wood decor and crimson leather armchairs and sofas. They vary in size - in a former life they were all classrooms - but by Roman standards are big. Throughout, great care has been taken to incorporate comfort into the grand design, so while beds have polished-wood headpieces they are firm with top quality linen. Bathrooms sport grey marble sinks and soft, fluffy towels. Service is top-notch and the location is quiet. The 2nd floor is completely non-smoking.
Our independent authors have visited Hotel Capo d'Africa and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Celio Hill & Lateran.
Description provided by property
Surrounded traditional trattorias and wine bars, the luxurious Capo D’Africa is just 5 minutes' walk from the Coliseum. Breakfast, drinks and snacks are served up on its rooftop terrace.
Featuring Italian contemporary art and modern décor, rooms here are all air conditioned. They also come with a minibar and a TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels.
Guests have a gym and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is buffet style served on the roof-top terrace, cocktails and wines are available from the Centrum Bar. The L'Attico restaurant offers an à la carte menu of traditional Roman and national cuisine.
Hotel Capo D’Africa provides free city maps and excellent service. Colosseo Metro Station is 5 minutes' away on foot and there are also great bus links around Rome. In the surrounding narrow streets you have a great variety of ice cream parlours, pizzerias and restaurants.
Please note that the restaurant is closed on Monday. The Centrum Bar is closed in summer.
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