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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Dream of Italy Rome Review: Locanda Cairoli

This is from Dream of Italy's July/August 2004 issue:

Cozy Cairoli Offers Roman Hideaway

Rome’s Locanda Cairoli can be a bit hard to find, but that’s part of its charm. Only a small brass sign in front of a huge wooden door, notes the location of this small 4-star hotel at the back of an old palazzo on Piazza Cairoli just blocks from the the Vittoria Emmanuele Monument.

With a warm décor and equally warm service, this 13-room gem feels like a country inn in the middle of the city. Cairoli’s beautiful wood furniture is complemented by a blue and white color scheme. The owner is clearly an art collector as paintings and sculptures are on generous display in the common rooms and guest rooms alike. The palazzo’s high ceilings add to the airy, relaxing atmosphere.

Each guest room has a television with VCR, CD player, hair dryer and coffeemaker, as well as an eclectic mix of guides to Rome. In the hotel’s sitting room, a gigantic wood farm table provides the perfect setting for the daily buffet breakfast. Cairoli’s staff members are friendly and helpful, yet discreet. And best of all, a stay here comes with an affordable price tag. The rate for a double room is 240 € per night including breakfast. For more information, call (39) 06 6880 9278.


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