As sparkling as a crate of prosecco that has been carried by a three-legged donkey along the entire length of the Appian Way.
In many ways, great if you can look beyond sex toys and porn. (Which you can’t.) There are 19 family rooms and no less than 116 connecting rooms. Additional beds are available in 68 rooms. The bambini are well groomed with gifts and treats; groups of them can be specially catered for in restaurants. The biliardino tables, arcade games and pinball machines, as well as petanque courtyard in the summer garden, are likely to be irresistible – but not just for children.
There are plants and solar panels on the roof, and a high-tech carbon monitoring system to optimize energy consumption. The toiletries come from the organic Mama Skin range, developed in partnership with the French brand Absolution.
Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
All the common areas of building A are accessible to people with reduced mobility and there are 17 accessible rooms. Building B and the swimming pool are not accessible to wheelchair users.
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The management of Mama Shelter has struck a deal with two of the most charming and quirky local guides you could hope to meet, who just might transform your perception of the city even if you thought you knew it well already. Ask for them by name. Isabella Calidonna (archeorunning.com) is an art historian and triathlete who has brilliantly merged her interests and now offers guided tours of Rome’s historic hotspots. Reduce your waistline while widening your mind? Genius! Rodolfo Pegan (scooterino.it) does something similar, only on vintage Vespas. Hang in there, enjoy that famous wasp motor note and worry about your waistline later.
Address of the hotel: Mama Shelter Roma Hotel, Via Luigi Rizzo 20, 00136 Rome, Italy
Phone number: +39 06 94 53 89 00
Price from: From £ 109 per night