Via del Babuino 181, Rome, Italy
Neighborhood: Piazza del Popolo
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Just off the Piazza del Popolo is the Via del Babuino, named for a statue of Silenus that somehow found itself informally christened “the baboon.” This was an artists’ quarter which has since gentrified — a common setting for a stylish little boutique hotel, no less so for the fact that the gentrification took place a century ago. Today it’s home to Babuino 181, a stylish little pied-à-terre–style boutique hotel, yards from the Spanish Steps and surrounded by some of the best upscale shopping that Rome has to offer.
Historic Italy outside, contemporary Italy inside — this is the contrast that drives Babuino 181, and to look out over this ancient city from within a suite that’s furnished in the latest in modern Italian design. The suites are cozy, given the period floor plan, but here that’s made into a virtue: the accommodations feel more like swanky little city apartments than like typical rectangular hotel rooms.
As for services, they’re minimal — there’s probably a euphemism, something like Parisian-plan, for a hotel without a restaurant or a proper public bar. For a breath of fresh air there’s a newly opened roof terrace, the ideal spot for an al fresco breakfast or a sunset cocktail. After that, take a cue from the throngs of pedestrians on the streets outside, and get out and stretch your legs — Rome isn’t a place to lock yourself in your suite anyway.
- Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
- Complimentary bottle of Italian champagne, in room upon arrival.
- Complimentary fruit plate, in room upon arrival.
- Complimentary daily continental breakfast per guest (max 2 guests), a value of 10euros per per person per day.
- 14 Rooms
- Style: Modern Design
- Atmosphere: Lively
- 25 Guest Reviews
- Babuino 181
- Via del Babuino 181
- Rome, Italy
- Neighborhood: Piazza del Popolo
Hotel amenities and services
- 100% non-smoking hotel
- 24 hour concierge
- 24 hour front desk
- Babysitting (on request)
- Central air conditioning
- Free wi-fi
- Luggage storage
- Multi-lingual staff
- No pets allowed