Here’s a perfect example of the adage, great things come in small packages. This is the entrance to InTown Luxury House in Rome, a guest house hotel which Roomie & I stayed at on our last night in Italy.

Although the entrance is a little underwhelming, Intown’s proximity to Via Condotti, the Spanish Steps,  and all the major designer stores is the perfect reason why you should never underestimate the power of a small package. Hello, Marni. About 20 steps from the entrance is Chloe, Hermes and all the big names. Perfect for shopaholics who don’t want to lug around all those shopping bags around town. The proximity of the hotel makes it perfect for random drop-offs mid-shopping.

The elevator is actually so small that we preferred to just climb up the stairs to get to the Lobby. It was more like a luggage lift. Not a problem, we are young and agile women.

Stairs, here we go

The lobby is nothing great, with a couple of chairs. More of a seating area, it faces the small counter which serves as the front desk. I was happy because the Front Desk Officer on duty was Richard, who happened to be Filipino. Again, I didn’t need a lavish lobby, I needed a comfortable room, and wifi, both of which were provided.

As we were about to check-in, I was informed that we were given an upgrade to a Junior Suite. Grazie mille!

The Living Room

The interiors is a mix of classical Italian design with early 20th century chic, modern comfort and hints of romantic, Art Deco, Japanese influences, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema paintings and lots of wood, from Zebrano to Wengue.

Queen Sized Bed

“Each habitation comes fully equipped with air conditioning, LCD television including Sky satellite television channels, free high speed internet connection, sound proof walls, heating, high-secure safe, minibar and direct line telephone. The accommodation also includes free in-room internet connection.”

The bedroom was decorated in the contemporary manner, with a flat screen TV in the bedroom as well as the living room.

The bathroom hallway was a bit odd, as there was a glass wall which exposed the luggage room. Chants & I had to make sure to close the door, or stay fully clothed, whenever we went to the bathroom.

The bathroom was spacious and perfect for two ladies with lots of toiletries.

Instead of a shower, a bathtub complete with jacuzzi jets was present, making me realize that this suite is probably more for couples canoodling than roommates who don’t really take couples showers.

We were happy that our final hotel was spacious and had comfortable beddings. The duvet was TDF.

And after a holiday of shopping, luggage accumulation and walking around town, it was a nice reprieve for us roomies to relax with our own personal space without feeling like our elbows touch every time. I picked the bedroom while Chants took to the living room. The sofa reminds me that a group of friends could stay in the suite, not just two people.In the morning, breakfast was set up in a small room with a couple of chairs. I love how, no matter how small the hotel may be, it still provides proper breakfast for its guests. Very important for travelers and nomads such as myself.

The Spread

Similar to the breakfast we had at Rome Boutique Hotel which was served in our room, the breakfast buffet at InTown Luxury House had the addition of Prosciutto Crudo (uncooked) and Cotto (cooked), as well as some cheese.

Alongside fresh juices and pastries, the breakfast spread included muesli, coffee and tea, which you are free to help yourself with. Just my type of breakfast, just my type of hotel. Who needs a big lobby when you get all the luxuries of a full-fledged hotel in a pretty little package right next to the best location in Rome?

Intown Luxury House

Via Bocca di Leone 7, Rome 00187

  P.Iva : 00917581001

+39 06 69380200

 Fax : +39 06 9200077