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Babuino 181

Via del Babuino 181, Rome, Italy
Neighborhood: Piazza del Popolo


  • Rooms : 19.0
  • Service : 18.5
  • Public Spaces : 17.0

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From €293 (approx. $405)
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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.

  • 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
  • Shopping area nearby

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