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Capo d'Africa Hotel
Ranked #75 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 8, 2006

We spent 3 days in Rome at the Capo before catching a Carnival cruise. Like all the other reviews here, we had a great time at the Capo. We were in a room right next door to the dining area upstairs and had no trouble with any noise from there. The room was very clean and very large. The staff were very helpful. Breakfast in the morning on the terrace, started things right. The only problem we had was not with the Capo but with a tour booked through them with VASTOURS. The Vatican tour was terrible.
Standing in line for 1.5 hours in the heat and into the Vatican with a tour guide that was barely understandable. Next time I think we would tour the Vatican with a private car company. On our cruise ship we heard several couples tell about bypassing the line with their private car company. We booked our transport in Rome through Rome Cab[------] and were very pleased with the service. The rates were 45 euros from the airport to the hotel and 115 euros from the hotel to Civitavechia and from Civitavechia to the airport (all in air-confitioned Mercedes vehicles).

  • Stayed: June 2006
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Reviewed July 6, 2006

I’ll add my 2 cents to these reviews and say that Hotel Capo d’Africa was the best hotel we stayed in during our 5 week trip to France, Spain, and Italy in September and October 2004. This was our first trip to Europe, and we couldn’t have dreamed up a better hotel than this for our last week in Europe. We picked it mostly because of the favorable Tripadvisor reviews. The location is ideal for visiting the Colosseum, the Forum, Capitoline Museum, Piazza Campidoglio, Domus Aurea, Trajan’s Market, and San Pietro in Vincola.

Our room, a standard double, was comparable to a room in any luxury hotel in Manhattan or San Francisco and included thick robes and slippers. The bathroom had an American sized tub, copious marble throughout, a bidet, and high quality fixtures (Grohe). The only English channels on TV were CNN and BBC, but we did get current updates of the Red Sox’ first World Series championship since 1918 (not being able to watch any of the post season games being my only regret of this trip). The breakfast room has a rooftop terrace, and sitting on the terrace while looking at the Colosseum, sipping a sublime hot chocolate, and sampling from a huge assortment of breakfast goodies, including croissants and various sweet pastries, eggs, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, cereals, juices, and breads is an experience not to be missed.

As far as facilities, there’s an outstanding workout room in the basement, and the lobby level bar is a great place to chill out with a martini before dinner. There are several ristorantes, trattorias, and pizzerias in the neighborhood, and we enjoyed Isidoro in particular. The hotel’s bartender, Adolfo, made reservations for us at a seafood ristorante a few blocks away, which was superb. Also, Trattoria di Naumachie, about a block away, was very good. There’s an internet café about a block and half away, a grocery store about the same distance, and a terrific gelateria a half block from the internet café. As far as transportation beyond walking distance, there are bus and trolley stops on via Celio Vibenna. Bus and trolley maps are available in the newsstands on the same street, which make it really easy to figure out how to get where you want to go. There’s also a Metro stop across from the Colosseum on via dei Fori Imperiali.

If room rates hadn’t gone up so much since 2004, we’d probably stay here again. But at current prices we can find other hotels closer to the center of town (ie closer to Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Campo dei Fiori, Spanish Steps, and Vatican City). So that’s what we’ve done. We’ll be back in Rome this coming October/November, and we’ll be staying between Piazza Venezia and Piazza Campo dei Fiori. We’ll post a review after our visit.

  • Stayed: October 2004
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Reviewed July 5, 2006

Ten trips to Rome over the past couple of years and ten different hotels – finally I’ve found the one for me.

  • Stayed: July 2006
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Reviewed July 2, 2006

Stayed here for 3 nights. We had booked a double room and were allocated a twin on arrival but were moved to a different room straightaway with no problems. Rooms were very clean and comfortable but quite small. The staff were very friendly. The only down side to this hotel is the location. Although it is right by the colleseum, when I booked I wasn't aware of how far the colleseum was from most of the other attraction in Rome! It's quite a walk especially if you are doing it a several times a day! If you want to use public transport everywhere you'll not have a problem as it's a short walk to the colleseum metro station.

  • Stayed: October 2004
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Reviewed July 2, 2006

Just come back from a 4 day trip to Rome and stayed at the Hotel Capo D'Africa and had a wonderful time.

We found that the staff could not do enough for us, booking restaurants, taxis giving directions etc. Although the rooms are smallish they are very nice, remember it is a boutique hotel. Nice continental breakfast on the top floor eating either inside or outside.

The hotel is located next to the colleseum and only 10-15 minutes taxi ride from the main attractions.

The only down side to the trip was the heat. We had to queue for nearly 2 hours at 30c plus to get into the Vatican, but well worth it.

Would highly recommend not only Rome but also highly recommend the hotel!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want further info.

  • Stayed: July 2006
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Reviewed July 1, 2006

We stayed in this hotel to kick off our honeymoon tour of Italy. It is in a great location for the colliseum however it may not be as central as other hotels. When you get there you will not worry about it as transport for tourists in Rome is plentiful and quite cheap. The hotel is very chic and the decor is a joy. The staff are helpful and the barman, Adolfo is very friendly and provides great drinks and advice on restaurants nearby. Take his advice, it is unbiased and we had some of the best food of our holiday there. I cannot recommend this hotel enough! FANTASTICO!

  • Stayed: May 2005
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Reviewed June 29, 2006

We stayed in this hotel during the second week of our honeymoon. It was an absolute pleasure to stay there. From the moment we set foot in the hotel, we had a wonderful visit to Rome. The staff are friendly, polite, professional and courteous. They cannot do enough to help you. The rooms are large, tastefully decorated and very clean. The breakfast is extremely good, a large range of food and excellent service. We genuinely could not find fault with the hotel, we were very sorry to leave! We cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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Additional Information about Capo d'Africa Hotel

Address: Via Capo d'Africa 54, 00184 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Family Hotel in Rome
#48 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#63 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#75 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range: $158 - $501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Capo d'Africa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Capo d'Africa Hotel is an elegant and welcoming Boutique Hotel, located next to the Colosseum , with a breathtaking view from our roof garden. On the top floor, the Hotel's 2014 new service: L'Attico bistrot. Situated on the panoramic room with a double facade overlooking the two terraces, the restaurant offers a Roman cuisine reinterpreted in modern key. During Spring and Summer time the guests are welcome to enjoy a relaxing drink or a delicacy in the magic atmosphere of "La Terrazza" bar, situated on the roof garden. In the Hall, besides the reception, there is a Centrum Bar and a cosy lounge. When you enter the hotel, you can immediately admire the hotel's symbol: a wall of rubber roses ("Il cespuglio") created by the artist Paolo Canevari. The 65 rooms, arranged on three floors, are immersed in the warm shades of ochre, sand and yellow saffron . Capo d'Africa has three multi-functional and day-light conferences rooms able to seat up to 60 people and a gym provided with modern exercise equipments. L' Attico bistrot is open from 7.00 Pm to 11.00 Pm, from Monday to Saturday. The Chef prepares appetizing dishes from the Roman and Italian cuisine reinterpreted in a modern key, all strictly home-made express and creative, in line with the fresh and modern style of the Hotel Capo d'Africa. Selected ingredients and high quality products are the basis of our menu. The service is provided on the panoramic room with a double facade overlooking the two terraces. ... more   less 
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