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I visited Rome, Italy at the end of last summer. I stayed at a quaint hotel called Relais Giulia (see, Hotel Review: Relais Giulia, Rome, Italy). The hotel is located on a charming cobblestoned street, Via Giulia . The street is very pretty and very quiet, but it is close to everything.
The Hotel Indigo is also on Via Giulia – almost across the street from our hotel.
The hotel manager gave me a tour of the hotel. I saw everything except an actual hotel room as the hotel was at full occupancy. I loved the hotel’s decor, vibes and ambiance. I saw enough to know that I want to return someday and stay there. This is the front desk.
Throughout the lobby area, there are many seating areas and decorations mixing modern and Roman antiquities in a way that made me smile.
Actually, there was a lot going on on the first floor without seeming at all cramped.
To the right of the lobby, is the somewhat formal restaurant iSofa.
The name iSofa means the sofa, and was named that because of the sofa-looking stone outside of the hotel.
Behind the iSofa restaurant is a cocktail bar area.
The drink prices are not cheap – probably comparable with those of any nice hotel in any nice city.
The restaurant and outdoor terrace was right behind that. I was there while Sunday Brunch was happening. The meal looked phenomenal. I felt a pang of sorrow that I was not at a hotel with a meal like this. At the same time, I knew that, if I was there, I would not have been able to keep to my diet! Everything looked delicious!
We then proceeded to the roof of the hotel where there is a restaurant and a bar. This was exquisite – even if you are not staying at the hotel, I’d recommend a visit to the rooftop for a drink and a view!
Finally, I went to see the hotel fitness center.
Talk about the Gods watching over you! It was compact, but very nice and filled with modern equipment.
There was also a small pool.
The locker room, sauna and steam room.
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