First the bad news. High season (May-October) 2007 room rates were E400 or $570 a night for
deluxe rooms. Even with advanced booking Expedia discount, our rate was $435. Standard
rooms are less, but standard rooms are smaller. Our Deluxe room was quite large, even by
Forgetting the price, we have never stayed in a better hotel. The decor is a bit odd, sort of an
austere designer modern, but Capo d’Africa was one of the quietest hotels we have ever stayed in.
Four sets of curtains over the windows darkened the room very well for sleeping. The room was
so dark at night that the designer thoughtfully provided two night lights, one in the vestibule and
one by the bathroom light switch, so we could see our way around if we got up in the night. For
the final touch, the night lights had two brightness settings.
There was some fluxuation in water temperature in the shower, but not as bad as is often found.
The kleenex box provided very skimpy tissues, hardly enough for a good blow, and the box was
not replaced after we emptied it at the end of day one of three days.
Turning on the TV was an adventure.
The A/C did an excellent job of maintaining a constant temperature, something not often found in
The beds used the preferred triple sheet system, with an obvious tear in one top sheet one day,
but it was changed the next day.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Capo d Africa Hotel
- Capo d Africa Rome