L’Hotel Due Torri è pubblicato su molte prestigiose guide turistiche: KAREN BROWN, CHARMING SMALL HOTEL, RICK STEVE, DOVE, MICHELIN E GAMBERO ROSSO.
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Dalla RIVISTA “WHS”
L’HOTEL DUE TORRI sorge all’interno di un edificio che già nel lontano 1518 ospitava viaggiatori con il nome di locanda “DELLA CAMPANA”. Un’antica protome leonina sull’angolo del palazzo evoca il piccolo vicolo ma anche il nome di alcuni cardinali divenuti poi pontefici che qui risiedevano nei secoli scorsi. L’albergo conta poche camere e offre ambienti di grande fascino e raffinatezza. Mobili di buon antiquariato (fra cui uno splendido secretaire all’ingresso), stucchi dipinti, appliques dorate e acquarelli con vedute di Roma. Le camere all’ultimo piano hanno ciascuna un caratteristico terrazzo. La proprietà è la stessa del Fontanella Borghese.
The Due Torri was constructed inside a building that, as early as 1580, hosted travelers under the name “LOCANDA DELLA CAMPANA. An old sculpture of a lion’s head on the corner of the building evokes the name of this tiny alleyway, but also that of some cardinals who later became popes, and who lived here in past centuries. The hotel has only a few rooms and a refined and charming atmosphere. Good antiques furniture (including a splendid secretaire in the entrance), painted stuccos, gilded appliqués and water-colour view of Rome, Some rooms at the very top floor have a small terrace.
Eccoci nel cuore di Roma siamo a pochi passi da Piazza Navona, Via del Corso, Piazza di Spagna, il Pantheon, il Vaticano ed il Parlamento insomma siamo nel cuore politico, religioso e artistico della Città Eterna. In uno dei caratteristici vicoli si trova la struttura dell’Hotel Due Torri, appena entriamo l’atmosfera che si percepisce è quella di antiche residenze di porporati e non è un caso se anche gli arredi ed i colori (il rosso porpora) confermano che qui hanno risieduto vescovi e cardinali. Già agli inizi del Cinquecento qui aveva sede la locanda “della Campana” a conferma che il luogo è sempre stato deputato all’accoglienza. Le camere sobrie e ristrutturate nel rispetto del suo passato, mantengono tradizione e confort. Una bella sala colazioni dove prendere la giusta caria al risveglio magari facendoci raccontare dal personale la leggenda legata alla vicina Torre della Scimmia sulla quale svetta sempre illuminata la statua di una Madonna.
Da “DOVE” (2000)
La posizione è davvero spettacolare; nel cuore della città, 5 minuti a piedi dal Pantheon e da piazza Navona, 10 minuti da piazza di Spagna. Il Due Torri è un piccolo albergo ospitato in un palazzotto ottocentesco dalla facciata rosso pompeiano, residenza di vescovi e cardinali, che si affaccia su una stretta via immersa nel silenzio. Solo i residenti della zona si avventurano nel labirinto di antiche stradine dove non si può parcheggiare. L’hotel è stato ristrutturato con grande gusto; le parti comuni e le camere sono accoglienti, con parquet, arredate con mobili dell’Ottocento e tessuti italiani dai toni caldi. Le stanze più belle, come la 503 e 4, hanno un terrazzo privato ombreggiato da rampicanti con vista a 180 gradi sui tetti di Roma. La colazione, a base di cereali, succhi di frutta, yogurt, è servita nella sala a pianterreno. Gli ospiti possono utilizzare il garage, a pochi metri, a pagamento.
Dalla guida “CHARMING SMALL HOTEL”
This stylish little hotel in a quiet, cobbled lane just north of Piazza Navona is a real discovery. The newly painted façade offers a foretaste of the neat interior where the spacious area leads into a series of comfortable public rooms. Marble floors gleam and provide a suitable setting for some lovely antiques while chairs and sofas are upholstered in red velvet or smart red and beige, a colour scheme which is continued throughout the house. There are some fine antique mirrors (including a huge one on each landing), old lamps and attractive prints, all of which are offset by cool, cream walks.
The bedrooms (each with its own brass doorknocker) are arranged on five floors and reached by an elegant marble staircase with fin de siècle iron banister (or there’s a lift). None of them are very large (one or two are, in fact, quite small), but all are pretty and comfortable. Bedheads valances, curtains and bedcovers are all in co-ordinated read and beige; attractive but never fussy. Some rooms have great views over rooftops and terraces, excellent for an inside glimpse of Roman domestic life. Four - including a single – have a terraces equipped with tables and chairs.
Dal “TELEGRAPH “ ( 2008)
An excellent centro storico choice is the DUE TORRI, a charming traditional hotel on a quiet lane. The higher your room, the better; fourth floor rooms have balconies, fifth floor roms have terraces.
Dal “THE MAIL ON SUNDAY“ (articolo di DAVID NOBBS)
My wife and I stayed in the small three-star HOTEL DUE TORRI, on the corner of two tiny old streets between the Tiber and the Piazza Navona. It was friendly and quiet, had lots of good umbrellas and served breakfast till 11.It has once been a home for bishops and cardinals. Our room had a view over a narrow cobbled lane to a roof garden festooned with washing. What more could one want?
Da “OLIVE GUIDE”
A hidden gem situated at the western end of Via dei Condotti, with 26 rooms decorated in claret and yellow. The furniture is all antique and rooms at the top have magnificent views. The best feature however is the proprietor the glamorous, attentive Cinzia, who goes out of her way to ensure that guest enjoy both her hotel and her city.
Dal “THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE”
Tucked in a lane between the Piazza Navona and the Tiber, the Hotel Due Torri has 26 small but air-conditioned rooms. Those on the top floor are smaller still, sacrificing square footage to enchanting terraces built for two – an attractive bargain. Given the central location, this well-tended hotel is surprisingly quiet-. If only one could raise one’s elbows in the shower.
Dal “THE NEW YORK TIMES” (november 1998)
Around the corner from the monkey tower on the Via dei Portoghesi, this 26 room hotel provides a good buffet breakfast, plenty of help with reservations and directions, and plain airconditioned rooms with well-stocked mini-bars and large bathrooms (including hair-dryer). Near the Piazza Navona and the Tiber.
Ecco alcune recensioni dei nostri gentili ospiti, tratte da Tripadvisor:
Reviewed 26 December 2013
We stayed here for three days and loved the personal service and friendly advice. Wonderful location on a quiet side street and it's only a short distance to walk to the Piazza Navona, Pantheon, or any number of attractions. This is an ideal place to stay while in Rome, whether for business or pleasure. We'll be back!
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile
We had 4 nights in Rome in October. We had decided to stay in the Centro Storico so that we could walk virtually everywhere and this proved to be a perfect choice. All the main sites are in easy walking distance, then you can come home at the end of the day, rest and freshen up then stroll around this fascinating area to shop, eat, drink or just people-watch.
At first sight the room seemed very small and we did ask about a move - the staff said they would be happy to arrange this the next day when one became available, but by the we had decided that we were very happy where were - the bed was comfortable, the shower excellent, everything worked and there were no noise problems either from outside or inside. There is also a very comfortable lounge area if you have do have an hour or so to spare and want to read or chat. As has been pointed out elsewhere on this site, if you choose to stay in a medieval building, in a characterful area, you have to recognise that the rooms may not be massive!
Everything else that has been said by others about the helpfulness of the staff and the plentiful breakfast (available till 11.00 for lie-a beds) is absolutely true.
Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
Reviewed 30 October 2013
We visited twice, before and after a cruise, and found the location and amenities just what we wanted. Don't expect Hampton Inn style rooms in Rome in this price range but both our rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were much better than we expected and the staff very helpful, willing to bring coffee up if one of your party is lagging behind getting ready for the days adventures. The front desk staff is very knowledgeable, making suggestions and reservations for us that really worked out well. Perhaps the best feature of all is the location, we walked to Galleria Borghese, Piazza Del Popolo, Vatican, Forum/Colosseo, Campo Dei Fiori and all points in between with no problems plus this area of Rome is delight to just wander & explore...
Room Tip: The balcony rooms are nice but how much time will you spend in the room? Consider the time of year a...
Reviewed 27 October 2013
A charming hotel in a terrific location. Cinzia and her staff were friendly and very helpful from the minute we arrived to the time of our departure. We had to leave very early and Cinzia made sure we had fruit and yogurt in our room so we did not need to go hours without food. Our room was very clean and extremely comfortable. We had a lovely little terrace where we were able to enjoy a lovely bottle of champagne while we gazed upon the rooftops of Rome. Rome has an overwhelming number of attractions and to be able to walk out the door and be right in the middle of things was very helpful. As the weather was still very warm, it was a treat to be able to return to hotel in minutes and clean up before heading for the evening. The air conditioning was also much appreciated.
Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
Reviewed 20 October 2013
The location is good. Short walk to the Vatican. Bus route nearby and a 15 minute walk to the Spanish Steps to catch the metro. Five nights in Rome and we rode the metro, bus, tram and walked and walked. Plenty of nice places to eat nearby. Our room was on second floor, with open window overlooking the street, but no loud street noises. There is a small lift. The double room itself was small, very tight fit with two twin beds. Bathroom practical sized and clean. The hotel is an older establishment, but I found it comfortable. I did not notice AC. Guest's lounge area roomy and with several separated nice seating areas. One night, I noticed five women sharing a bottle of wine and quiet travel conversations after their long day. The provided breakfast was great, no hot servings but all the coffee, rolls, pastry, juices. fruit and hard boiled eggs you could want? Breakfast room was not crowded. What is very outstanding is the service staff. Professional, friendly, informative, and eager to assist. In our case they even phoned Florence to make a museum reservation for us. Hotel has free Wifi in all rooms. We took advantage of the hotel's web site recommendation for an airport pickup and transfer by an off-site operator. This worked out great, as I think the hotel might be difficult to locate for first time or limited travel experienced visitors. Carlos? was on time, and gave a pleasant, informative, safe ride into the city. Price was 50 Euros, competitive with taxi rates. On leaving the hotel they called us a cab for the ride to Termini train station, 13 Euro. Rick Steve's review says the rooms might be slightly overpriced? This may or may not be true, and it was the most we paid per night in our three week Italy journey. But, I will return to the Due Torri, with my wife, for my next visit to Rome. She would approve of the hotel choice.
Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
Reviewed 9 October 2013
We were so glad to stay at a hotel tucked into a small street, convenient, yet away from the busy-ness of the city. Just about everything we wanted to see was either within walking distance or an easy taxi ride and, in 5 days, we investigated most of the historic areas of the city. We didn't need or want to use the metro or the bus lines. The room was small and clean with a good shower, but we didn't spend that much time in it anyway. If you need to spread out more, there is a nice living room with a TV off the lobby. Most of the rooms we stayed in around Italy were just as small so that wasn't a problem. The woman who owns the hotel outfitted the bathrooms with a good hairdryer (unlike some), a makeup mirror, and an under-the-sink shelf that was handy. The breakfast was delicious and so was the coffee. Sunday breakfast wasn't quite as good as the rest but I suspect they will improve that soon. All the staff were very helpful and friendly, always asking if we had a good day and interested in what we did, when we came in all bedraggled but excited. They were very helpful in getting us Borghese and Colosseum reservations, giving us directions, suggesting some wonderful non-touristy restaurants, and getting us taxis right at the door. I highly recommend this small hotel.
Reviewed 8 October 2013
From the first moment we walked through the door the Front Desk man, Giuseppe, was friendly, professional and helped us with a couple of small extra requests. He continued through our stay to recommend wonderful restaurants and shopping areas that would fit our budget without ever embarrassing us. He never made a bad recommendation. And now for the Super Multi-Tasker, Laura. She works in a small space behind the desk and we don't think she ever stopped moving. She completed all of our pick-ups, directions and tours without a single mistake. And she did this with a great sense of humor and a professionalism that was exceptional. We want everyone to know what a benefit she is to this hotel. They should be proud to have her!
Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
Reviewed 5 September 2013
Back again after visits in 2009 and 2011. The location is fantastic - walking distance to everywhere, quick access to taxis when needed. Room for four is perfect, considering how limited quads can be in Europe, with a master bedroom and a separate two-bed room for two children. Great breakfast room, friendly, helpful staff on all shifts and a very friendly owner who was there with her little dog - cozy charm in the middle of busy Rome..
Reviewed 3 September 2013
We found this Hotel through Rick Steves Italy guide. Nestled in a wonderfully convenient location close to the Pantheon is the Hotel Due Torri. Charming hotel with comfortable accommodations and an outstanding location. Service's at the hotel were excellent, and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. They make you feel like family. We will stay here again on our next trip to Rome.
The Lake Family
Reviewed 1 September 2013
We found this hotel after a very lengthy search and were happy to finally find something that ticked our requirements boxes. And the hotel certainly did not disappoint.
The air conditioning was fantastic, the bed was firm and we had a nice little outside space on the terrace. The lounge and breakfast areas were very comfortable and felt very authentic.
The owner came around to meet us personally at breakfast after our first night and was very warm and hospitable. All of the staff were very helpful and did all they could to make our stay comfortable, including recommending a local restaurant where we ate all three nights that we stayed in Rome.
The reservation process was smooth, as were all of our dealings with reception, through to final payment. They helped us book a transfer on the morning of our departure that went completely smoothly.
We cannot recommend this place highly enough and would definitely stay here again if we are fortunate enough to return to Rome.
Room Tip: Room 504 was very quiet, facing away from the road (which was a quiet road anyway) and it had a love...