REVIEW

Hotel Paba

A modest seven-room hotel with a central location near the Forum and the Colosseum.

By Katie Parla, Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010, 5:09 PM

Hotel Paba

About this Hotel

Price From $111

'Hood On via Cavour, the major avenue that skirts Monti, a trendy area of restaurants, wine bars, and shops. The hotel is a five-minute walk from the Forum and the Colosseum.

The Vibe A small hotel whose owner, Alberta Castelli, gives guests an outsize welcome. She's eager to answer questions, provide trip-planning advice, and dish out restaurant recommendations. Breakfast and coffee are delivered to your door each morning, and the lobby is filled with freshly cut flowers that add to the homey ambience.

Rooms All on the second floor, rooms are simple, comfy, and spotlessly clean. There's a mix of singles, doubles, and triples, all outfitted with basic wooden furniture, mini fridges, framed vintage posters, and sea-green and yellow bedspreads. Rooms come with a desk and a table with two chairs. Room number 6 has a balcony overlooking via Cavour.

Plus The location is great for a night out. Paba is one block down the street from Enoteca Cavour 313 (via Cavour 313), a rustic wine bar that serves excellent cheese, cured meats, and carpaccio.

Minus Rooms near reception are within earshot of the noisy entranceway.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes.

Credit Cards Accepted MC, Visa.

Details Singles (with a double bed) from $88, doubles from $111, triples from $126, suites from $151; rates include breakfast.

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