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Capo d'Africa Hotel
Ranked #63 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Evrehailles, Belgium
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148 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very pleasant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

This hotel is relatively new, nicely done, with spacious rooms, fast wifi, and a nice location. It is very near the Colosseum of course, but don't miss the lovely little Parco Celio at the top of the hill, full of children playing, elderly strollers, young lovers, and gorgeous trees. The breakfast buffet is good, with very nice fresh fruit and real scrambled eggs, albeit somewhat limited in variety, but the rooftop terrace is lovely. The gym is one of the most spacious I've seen, and deserted, with good equipment, but again, a bit limited. The staff is very good and on hand 24 hours/day. As others have noted there are many restaurants tucked away on nearby streets. I have only one very minor complaint, which was the shower/bath was a bit dark and a little cramped. But I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Christopher G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

This is a clean, comfortable hotel, with a relatively large room by European standards. The bathroom was clean and modern. The bed was comfortable and on the firm side. Excellent blackout curtains. One downside on the rooms is the lack of a do not disturb sign. They use an electronic indicator, triggered by a light switch. But if you leave it on after you leave for the day, the hotel staff assumes you did so by accident and services the room anyway.

The staff is extremely friendly and responsive, and the speak English relatively well down to the bell hops.

The breakfasts that everyone raves about in these reviews was, in fact, a very nice continental breakfast. It is also not included in the room charge and there is no sign up telling you that. So enjoy the lovely rooftop, outdoor dinning, but keep in mind it will show up on your bill. For us, it was certainly worth it and was a very pleasant way to start the day.

The hotel is situated on a quiet side street near the colosseum. While not a pretty neighborhood, it's a safe area, free of tourists. We walked almost everywhere from this central location, although there is a subway stop about 15 minutes away.

We unexpectedly discovered that the hotel is near several gay bars (a few blocks away). This may be an added value for a same sex couple.

We would certainly stay at the hotel again.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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AngBat, Manager at Capo d'Africa Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind words about our property, especially the ones regarding our staff. We work hard everyday on making every single guest feel at home and cared for and it is highly rewarding for all of us to read such enthusiastic comments.
In order to inform all the people that will read this post i wish to clarify that the buffet breakfast that is served on our lovely panoramic terrace is always included in the room charge, only for room service will be applied a supplement as in all hotels worldwide.
Hope to welcome back again in Capo d'Africa.
Best regards
Angelo Battistini
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Longnor UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Stylish with helpfully staff Local restaurants which were recommended were reasonable authentic and good quality. Good location for ancient city but in a quiet street.

  • Stayed February 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

The hotel is in a great location right near the Colosseum and two metro line stops are in easy walking distance. There are lots of nice restaurants near by too. The rooms are simple, clean and have to amenities you would expect from a 4* hotel. It was great that the housekeeping staff came twice a day while we were there, morning and evening. Breakfast is also great, wide selection and something for most people. The terrace is also a really nice spot in the evenings. Staff were really helpful and recommended places to eat and offered really good directions. Would recommend to friends!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JBennett29
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Ah, where do I begin? We pulled up to the hotel and saw a beautiful building on a very quiet street. The location was close enough to walk to several points of interest (the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps etc) yet nestled in a quiet street. We were there for our honeymoon and were graciously welcomed with a bottle of Prosecco along with a note with best wishes. The room was spacious and had everything we needed. The bathroom had a great tub =) . The daily breakfast buffet was wonderful and the service was delightful. I would recommend this hotel to all types of travelers.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Capo d'Africa Hotel

Property: Capo d'Africa Hotel
Address: Via Capo d'Africa 54, 00184 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#46 Family Hotel in Rome
#63 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#75 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
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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