Hotel Art

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Beneath the art vaults

What could be more normal than the religious chapel of a private school from the 19th century becoming the bar of a hotel in vaults painted midnight blue and covered with gold dust?

We are definitely in Rome, but Via Margutta, the road welcoming artists and gallerias since the 17th century, lined discreetly with studios and gardens has a relaxed manner which makes you forget the crazed busyness of the shopping street, via del Babuino, which runs parallel to it.

Opened in 2002 and conceived by the architects Gianfranco Mangiarotti and Raniero Botti, the Art Hotel is a modern homage to the Via Margutta's vocation.

Behind a discreet entrance, creative treasures are hidden which transform the harshness of the religious architecture into an invitation to dream.

Your first steps inside the Art Hotel take you into the ancient school chapel, which by chance has become the vibrant heart of the hotel. The first surprise comes from the unlikely meeting with an astonishing oval shaped silver capsule, like a small flying saucer, but which houses, in this instance, the reception. Across from the reception the hotel opens out into the vault of the chapel, underneath which is the bar/breakfast room of the hotel.

Adjacent to this chapel, you continue into the old boarding school, which has been transformed into the 46 rooms of the boutique hotel. Everything is quite similar, the rooms are at once sober, functional and not too spacious. The walls are painted in calming tones of cream and light colours, and the wood and leather style of the furniture brings a certain warmth and naturalness to the rooms.

On each floor of the hotel the corridors bear a different bright, energetic colour, as well as being dotted with poems. Like a design echo, the designer bathrooms are done in the same colours, which is a good way of insuring you wake up properly in the morning!

With art exhibitions being held here, a small art library and a little patio, the originality of this small lively hotel seeps into everything: introducing art in all its forms, but always in the style of a light-hearted quote, rather than one of deep philosophical reflection. A gymnasium with a small sauna and hammam completes the picture.

The service is traditional.

 

The clientele

The hotel attracts an international clientele, rather refined and stylish, whatever their style or age. It allows all amateurs of new-design to view Rome in a non-conventional way which is something that very few hotels in Rome dare to do.

 

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Comfort Rating
Room size 7 Rating : 7
Room amenities 8 Rating : 8
Breakfast 8 Rating : 8
Property amenities 8 Rating : 8
Global Rating 8 Global Rating : 8

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Hotel Art

Via Margutta, 56
00187

Metro station : Spagna