TRAVEL: Crossing Condotti Off my Rome Bucket List
Although there is much to see, do and eat in Rome, it’s also important to find a great place to rest your head at night. On my recent trip to Italy, I stopped briefly in Rome before making my way south to the Amalfi Coast. While in the Eternal City, I decided to forgo the usual hotel route and opt for a more intimate option, we found ourselves at Crossing Condotti.
In a nondescript historical building, the past blends seamlessly into the present at Crossing Condotti. This charming residence offers five exclusive rooms, all finished with original wood ceilings, parquet floors, beautiful prints, paintings and furniture from the owners’ private collection.
The second you walk into your room, you immediately feel at-home and relaxed. The rooms are quite spacious and the decor is a harmonious mix of antique and contemporary. Each room is equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, high speed internet access, LCD satellite TV and L’Occitane toiletry amenities.
Although the property doesn’t offer breakfast, every room is equipped with a courtesy tray, which offers biscuits and brioches, as well as the tools to make coffee, tea, cappuccino and hot chocolate. But if you really need a pick me up, just outside of the room, you can find a kitchenette complete with a Nespresso coffee machine, ice-machine and refrigerator offering free soft drinks throughout the day.
Whether you want to shop or sightsee (or better yet, both), Crossing Condotti is conveniently located. The metro is less than five minutes away and around the corner you’ll spot Piazza di Spagna in one direction (in the photo below, it’s directly behind me) and all of the luxury shops in the other (think Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, you get the idea). All of the major sights (including the Colosseum, Vatican and Trevi Fountain) are less than 20 minutes away by metro.
As we mentioned earlier, Crossing Condotti is located in a quiet private residence but once you step outside, you can eat and drink to your heart’s content. There are restaurants, bars, patios and cafés lining the surrounding streets. Since there were so many options, I didn’t know where to even begin. Marco, the Room Division Manager at the Front Desk, gave us a few recommendations depending on what type of cuisine and atmosphere we wanted, and they did not disappoint.
If you’re looking for accommodations that are less commercial yet still luxurious, this charming residence is ideal for you. It’s hard to surpass the staff, location, atmosphere and accommodations at Crossing Condotti.
Prices from $320 During Off Season, $440 During Peak Season
Via Mario Dè Fiori, 28, 00187 Roma, Italy
+39 06 6992 0633
– Chenessa Lam
Disclaimer: Our media visit was hosted by the hotel, however
the opinions expressed in this post remain our own.