Opened in May 2004 the Teatro Pace is a sublime 3 star hotel that in the period of Pope Re, was the official residence of one of the Vatican's most important Cardinals.
Buid in the early part of the 17th century, the building is a fine example of Baroque architecture.
As a listed building is part of the national heritage and protected by the arts council it is also part of the Roman Patrimony.
Located in a quiet side street behind Corso Vittorio Hotel Teatro Pace blends in well with the surrounding buildings, its' facade is coloured in traditional orange and red colours mirroring the Roman sunset.
The hotel entrance is small and understated, so much so, that it could easily be mistaken for a private residence... directly opposite the entrance you can find the Teatro Pace a 17th century building from which the present day hotel derives its' name, The Theatre of Peace featured open-air productions by famous playwrights like Goldoni and was the stage for drama, satire, opera and comedy.
The surrounding streets are bustling with life and at the end of the street a small market takes place every day (except Sunday) the surrounding shops and boutiques are a mixture of artisans, craftsmen and small shopkeepers.
Only in this area of Rome can you find such a wonderful blend of tourists mingling freely with both rich and normal Romans.
Tecnical description :
Upon entering the bed and breakfast Teatro Pace one finds themselves in a minuscule hallway at the foot of an inspiring spiral stone staircase clearly from the Bernini school of architecture.
Our reception staffs are suitably convivial and there's an understated sophistication suited to a hotel of this status.
Climbing the wide staircase (who could possibly have sacrificed such a work of art for the modern convenience of an elevator) you arrive at the rooms.... 23 bed chambers, high ceilings and pleasantly decorated in classic style and almost all containing their original hardwood rafters on the ceiling with parquet flooring underfoot.
From the bedrooms one can admire the views of rooftop Rome, adjacent houses with immaculately maintained balconies and terraces covered with flowers and greenery... look up and enjoy the site of Borromini's church alternatively peer down at animated narrow streets bustling with life... you are in Rome so live it!
Our hotel's signature room is surely the Junior Suite which is located on the top floor the Junior Suite contains a Bedroom, Lounge and a 12 square metre Terrace with a view directly on to Borromini's Church Saint Agnes in Agony.
Wood predominates the rooms with all the beds, floors, tables, chairs and ceilings being derived principally from a variety of different woods.
The bedrooms feature a variety of different colour schemes including blue and yellow bedspreads and similarly coloured curtains which feature a floral pattern that is also used again on the seating.
Painting prints of works by Piranesi decorate the walls.
All rooms contain their own private bathroom made principally in yellow marble from Siena.
All rooms are equipped with the most modern of comforts including air conditioning, telephone, Satellite TV, mini bar, safety deposit box, internet connection (via laptop) and a coffee tea making facilities to enjoy a cup in the privacy of your own room .
Continental Breakfast is served in your own room i.e. room service at no extra supplement meaning that you can enjoy a traditional cappuccino and fresh croissant before starting your day's sightseeing of Rom