A house that makes us feel at peace in our apartment, but with all the commodities of a luxury hotel, excelling in privacy and comfort!
At a mere 50 meters from Piazza di Spagna, minutes from one of the biggest attractions in Rome and surrounded by luxury stores, the Crossing Condotti was the perfect location to another visit to the Eternal City!
The last time we went to Rome was in 2011 and I must admit I was already missing it, those who accompany our blog know my love for history and there’s no better place than Rome to live history all around us!
So, this time we chose the hotel Crossing Condotti, an antique house at Via dei Condotti, recently restored and transformed into a hotel that transports us to a concept of family home, with many of the features of a true five-star hotel.
Let’s say its location charmed me right away! The Crossing Condotti is located in a cross-cut to Via dei Condotti, right in front of the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti, better known as Spanish steps.
We arrived, rang the bell and immediately were welcomed at the door of this historic two-floor building, charming and restored.
We were offered water, tea or coffee and our check-in was taken care off, without rush, formalisms, and then we were forwarded to our bedroom, on that same floor, being given not only the key to our bedroom but also to the house, making us feel owners of this little piece of Rome!
A few hours later and after some deserved resting we met the owner (the reception works only from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm) David, who shared the sympathy of the previous employer (there are only two) but who had another wonderful quality, he spoke Portuguese.
A sober decoration with the original wood ceilings, antique furniture, and paintings from the previous owners of the house. An elegant combination of elements from the past with a contemporary environment.
The bed was huge, super comfortable and the neutral tones of the curtains and the walls gave the space an unpaired elegance. In the bathroom, the L´occitane products filled the air with a soft and pleasant aroma.
In the bedroom, we had tea, coffee, water, and biscuits. The other types of bedroom even have a kitchenette with more beverage and food options, besides a fridge, coffee machine and all the commodities of an authentic house. On its turn, and because no detail is left to chance, the Junior Suite, the Master Room, and the Penthouse have Turkish bath, with music and chromotherapy, capable of assuring the most perfect relaxation moment.
As you may have realized, not being a normal concept hotel, it has no restaurant service, however, it assures a very diverse and complete selection of foods and drinks to its guests. In the kitchen, at disposal (24h a day) are biscuits, sweets, cheeses (very good!), water, juices, milk, beer, coffee, and tea.
As I’ve been telling, Crossing Condotti is like our home but with a Concierge included!
The services are in all similar to a five-star hotel, just ask at the reception.
Booking a restaurant, transfers to and from the airport, guided visits to the city or specific museums, babysitter, laundry, hairs stylist, spa booking, among many other options that vary from guest to guest.
All that is necessary to make our stay memorable, the Crossing Condotti assures!
One of the things that interested me the most was the organization of small gatherings the hotel provides at the Penthouse in which all the guests are invited to taste the divine Italian cheeses and taste wines of organic production from the Montefalco region, of the house Antonelli.
We had the chance to taste one of the wines, the MonteFalco Rosso from 2013, a wine of intense aroma and filled with wild fruits, marked in the mouth for being dry, with good structure and balanced. Super approved.
We are free to go to the kitchen grab something to drink, to sit on the living room couch and talk to the staff about Rome, or simply about life. Have some wine, talk and enjoy all the moments spent in the comfort of our space. Because Crossing Condotti is just that, our home in the city of Rome!
I could speak about David’s sympathy, of the genuine smiles and the constant care about our well being, but if during the entire text I talked about feeling at home, you know I was extremely well taken care of!
Sometimes we get tired of the constant formalities of the luxury hotel chains, the associated pretentiousness and the only thing we want is the warmth of our own space, and that is precisely what we find here, with with a plus, the luxury and comfort are a constant.
Bedrooms from 245€
Via Mario de’ Fiori, 28 – Roma
+39 06 69 29 54 69
Text: Cíntia Oliveira | Photos: Flavors & Senses
We were at Crossing Condotti by invitation, whereas that does not alter our work, being the opinion and the text of the exclusive responsibility of the author.