A wonderful hotel in the heart of Rome. Beautifully decorated with all kinds of art to explore. We were greeted with professional and friendly staff, given sparkling wine and made to feel very at home. Every little request was catered for and nothing was too much trouble from the airport limousine transfer to fulfilling our request for a balcony room. The rooms are not huge but perfectly reasonable, comfortable and well designed. The host/concierge recommended and reserved some very nice restaurants for us, provided maps and gave directions. There are 2 reasons that my review falls short of 5*. Firstly, there are no tea and coffee facilities in the room. Secondly, the rooms although lovely are paper thin. We were in one half of what must have been adjoining rooms. When the family with young children were in their room next door we could hear every word, noise and breath that they made, including very early in the morning. I'm sure that they had the exact same problem as us because one evening after dinner we were watching the tv, I might add, very quietly as we're were mindful of the family next door. We got a call from reception asking us to turn the sound down. So, just bear this in mind if you are looking for a peaceful or romantic break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five stars boutique hotel located in the historical center of Rome, a drop from the shopping streets and The Spanish Steps. The historic building dates back to the nineteenth century and has been completely renovated respecting the original architecture, redesigned with refined colors and natural materials bringing life to a modern class atmosphere. The First welcomes its guests to venture into the new concept of luxury lifestyle, with dedicated multi-lingual staff that will make your stay a memorable experience. Perfect match between culture and elegance, all 29 rooms and suites are provided with LED TV with cable sports and movie channels, minibar, iPod/iPhone docking stations, a selection of books and marble bathrooms. Each room is curated by a contemporary artist, just like a small art gallery, yours for a few days. Michelin star All'Oro restaurant offers guests and locals amazing creations by Chef Riccardo di Giacinto. On the sixth floor, enjoy the Rooftop Garden, with breath-taking views of rooftops of the Eternal city. The First is a smoke-free hotel. ... more less
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