Located near many of Rome’s popular historic sights
Surrounding area full of dining and shopping options
Breakfast and drinks can be costly add-ons
Some suites receive very little natural light
Some complaints that hotel is difficult to find
The First Luxury Art Hotel is a 29-room boutique in the historic center of Rome near the Spanish Steps. The property has an elegant, modern design with contemporary art and top-notch technology. Rooms and suites have ample space, iPod docks, Nespresso machines, and big marble bathrooms. The hotel's restaurant has a Michelin-starred chef and the rooftop cocktail garden has 360-degree views of Rome, but some guests note the hotel is difficult to find.
This hotel is devoted to contemporary art, displaying artwork by young Italian artists (all the art is for sale). The lobby, hallways, and common areas are decorated in white and black and are reminiscent of a modern art museum. The rooftop garden with 360-degree views of Rome is a draw, as is the hotel restaurant with a Michelin-starred chef.
On a safe, quiet side street within walking distance of the Spanish Steps
The First Luxury Art Hotel is located on the northern edge of Rome's popular tourist center, a very short walk from the Piazza del Popolo and Spanish Steps. This area is full of charming cafés, trattorias, restaurants, and shops (the epicenter for high fashion boutiques in Rome, Via Condotti, is nearby). Most popular historic sights are easily reached on foot (it's a 15-minute walk to both the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon), but there is easy access to public transportation too.
The rooms at the First Luxury Art Hotel are stylish and cozy. Thoughtful touches of technology include universal plugs, iPod docks, and Nespresso machines. Rooms have fresh white bedding with blue piping and electric blue fabric accents in the drapes and seating. The big marble bathrooms have glass walk-in showers. Couples may want to consider the Jacuzzi Suite, which has an outdoor whirlpool on a spacious balcony.
A Michelin-starred chef is in charge of the kitchen at the hotel's in-house restaurant, All'Oro, which serves gourmet Italian fare. There is also a rooftop garden with 360-degree views of Rome. Free Wi-Fi is available to all guests. The hotel provides access to a nearby fitness center, and in-room massage services are available. Babysitting can be arranged on-site, and small dogs are allowed for a fee.