Admittedly, I booked this hotel because I didn't want the generic big-city hotel experience, so I can't complain too much about the amenities or lack thereof.
Location is great, just off Piazza Navona in a very picturesque part of town with minimal traffic.
Our suite was on the top floor, so quite a hike up the stairs - no lift in a 500 year old building.
The room was good, however significantly smaller than the official photos would lead you to believe. Strange layout too, with the shower right next to the bed. The room also tended to smell like old pipes and plumbing. Not a big issue, but noticeable and unpleasant.
The authentic old beams that make up the roof of the building also impinge a lot on headroom, making the usable space in the suite much less and resulting in a bruised skull on more than one occasion.
Staff were all really friendly and we couldn't fault the service levels, although be aware that there's nobody around later in the evenings.
All in all, the experience was fine although for the suite size and amenities, it's an expensive boutique hotel. In retrospect, I'm perhaps slightly underwhelmed.
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