The selection of boutique hotels is extensive in Rome, so we’ve tried and tested a couple for you to try that are a true Italian experience!
Instead of thinking of an overpriced hotel, why not stay at the design-focused Casacau apartments in the very heart of Rome? Located steps away from the Trevi fountain, these stylish 5 apartments in an old, but very well maintained small walk-up, offer the services you can expect from a hotel – but it feels like home.
Prior to arrival, you will receive an email from Kevin, which will contain all the details of your stay. The CasaCau team are there to help with all your usual questions, such as “who will meet you at the door upon arrival?”, “who you can ask for advice or ideas” or “who will do your shopping for you, or prepare an exclusive dinner in your apartment?”. Feel free to call them anytime too – it really is concierge service.
The apartments all have dining spaces and open kitchens, supplied with a selection of cooking materials. On awakening, you will be provided with fresh supplies for your breakfast. Croissants and fresh-baked bread delivered to your door every morning – yes please!
The interiors are incredible, and the decor is impeccably styled. Smart, compact design, creates the feeling of space. A blend of modern and rustic finishes and fixtures are the perfect background for the eclectic but classic mix of vintage items from the 50’s to the 70’s. This creates a frequency of luxury and decadence, without being crass, in fact, you’ll feel so at home, may just want to stay a couple days longer.
Total opulence, comfort and style. Relax in a century-old, luxurious retreat, formerly the private Villa of the aristocratic family, though tastefully renovated around 2006.
The rooms are can be described as a balance of classicism with contemporary comfort, public areas are large and airy, which showcase antiques from the family’s collection.
There are a range of rooms available in this classic Roman Villa. The gorgeous Prestige Deluxe Double Rooms are ideal for 2 people. With a great view over the villa or Quirinal Palace gardens, these rooms will make you feel spoilt.
We were lucky enough to experience the recently refurbished apartment located in the building adjacent to Villa Spalletti Trivelli. This stunning, light filled apartment was an extension to the Villa’s collection and designed for those who wish to stay in Rome for a longer period of time and would like to have a more permanent base. Equipped with a great kitchen and dining room – you can even host dinner parties in your own space. As a New Yorker – this is a true luxury! This apartment measures 120m2 (1,290sqft!) and has a view over the villa’s private gardens.
The wellness centre is a luxury escape away from the busy Roman city, which is just a few steps away from the Villa.
The spacious wellness centre, located below the villa, is a must for the tired, travelers body. It features a tepidarium, (derived from the ancient warm bathroom of the Roman baths heated by a underfloor heating system), steam room and relaxation room. Villa Spalletti Trivelli also offers its guests a fully equipped fitness area open 24-hours a day, with a personal trainer available on request. Probably a good idea after all that good pasta and vino..