After having a surprisingly hard time selecting accomodations for our four days in Rome, I came across Casa Sotgiu. We were seeking comfort in a quiet, yet convenient neighborhood with Metro access. After reviewing the solid reviews of Casa Sotgiu, I was sold.
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Service: 5 of 5 Stars
Location: 5 of 5 Stars
Comfort: 5 of 5 Stars
Cleanliness: 5 of 5 Stars
It’s a bed and breakfast property located on the 4th floor of a mid-rise building in Rome’s trendy Prati neighborhood. Right after booking, I began receiving communication from Massimiliano, the owner, to prepare for our arrival. He wanted to ensure he or the manager could receive us on arrival and that we were set with transport plans. About a day out, he re-confirmed with us and to make sure we were all set with arrangements. I thought this very nice as some travelers may not be as confident navigating a new city.
We arrived at Casa Sotgiu around 7:30 PM on a Thursday after our interesting Blu Express flight from Santorini. The train and metro ride from Fiumicino Airport took about 45 minutes including a transfer at Termini station. Once exiting from the Lepanto metro station, it’s just a short two block walk to Casa Sotgiu. As other residences are located in this building, the lobby attendant directed us to take the stairs or lift to the 4th level. We opened the very large (and lovely) door to Casa Sotgiu and Massimiliano was there to greet us.
We spent a good while chatting in the lobby with Massimiliano, he gave us a tour of the common areas and then showed us our room, The Arturo. One of the things I loved so much about Casa Sotgiu was the rich family history behind the property. The rooms are named for family members and the Arturo room is named for Massimiliano’s father. If you book your room directly on Casa Sotgiu’s website, Expedia, or Hotels.com, you have the convenient option of selecting the room of your choice at time of booking.
The rooms are a lovely blend of historic and new design. Each room is very tastefully designed and impeccably clean. The Arturo Room was well appointed with a mini-bar fridge, nice storage space, and even USB outlets in the walls.The furnishings were very high-end, a blend of antiques and modern decor. I absolutely loved the bathroom which was long, but spacious with a walk-in glass shower, bidet, and nice shelves to store your toiletries above the sink.
Breakfast is served in the dining room each morning for all guests and starts at 9 AM. We had a very early start the first morning of our trip so we were’t able to enjoy breakfast until the second day of our stay. Breakfast included homemade pastries and croissants, coffee, cappuccinos, cereal, yogurt, and cheeses. All very delicious and served with hospitality.
We got a chance to catch up with Massimiliano sporadically throughout our stay and he was always a pleasure to visit with. He is so incredibly passionate about Casa Sotgiu and how it relates to his family’s history. We enjoyed hearing his stories he had to share. After four days in Rome, we were sad to say goodbye.
I can confidently recommend staying at the Casa Sotgiu Guest House. Every box was checked on my expectations and the hospitality was unmatched. Many thanks to Massimiliano and his staff for making our stay so wonderful.