Rome’s Area Sacra is home to four Roman temples, and several famous Roman theatres, including the Teatro di Pompeo and the Teatro Argentina, this hotel’s namesake. If this is not enough to satisfy ancient historians, the fact that Julius Caesar was famously assassinated close to the hotel’s entrance adds a certain something.
Once a regal palace, the entire hotel has now been beautifully renovated in the style of a vintage palazzo, with lofty ceilings, luxurious dark walls and flowing drapes in the public rooms. Dark and intricate antique furniture adds a traditional touch, particularly in the bedrooms, which are similar in style but vary in colour. The palazzo theme works well and the rooms are tasteful rather than over the top.
Breakfast is standard, continental only, but there are plenty of restaurants and cafés nearby if you are in search of something different.
Guests comment that the hotel’s closeness to the sights of Rome is its greatest asset – it is ideal as a base from which to explore the city, but it also has old-fashioned charm, even charisma.