With its ivy-clad exterior, stained-glass doors and rattling cage-lift, the Locarno is an art-deco classic – the kind of place Hercule Poirot might stay if he were in town. Many rooms have silk wallpaper and period furniture, and are occasionally in need of TLC, but full of charm. There’s a roof garden, a restaurant and an atmospheric bar.
In fine weather, a generous buffet breakfast is served al fresco in the furnished patio. In the afternoon and evening you can also enjoy a drink at the Locarno's bar, also open to the public.
All air conditioned, en suite rooms at the Locarno Hotel come with fine fabrics, a TV, safe and minibar. Some rooms are located in the annex building in front of the hotel.
A 4-minute walk away, Flaminio Metro Station offers direct connections to the Vatican City area and Termini Train Station. The Spanish Steps are 850 metres from the Locarno.