A stay at CasaCau in Rome isn’t exactly ‘doing as the Romans do’ because there can’t be that many Romans staying in CasaCau levels of luxury that close to the Trevi Fountain. The location here is one of the hotel’s many charms, putting you in easy distance of the art of Palazzo Barberini, the shopping of Via Condotti, and the impressive historical heft of the Pantheon. And there’s that luxury…
The six accommodations found within the 17th century building that houses CasaCau are actually apartments, each with their own unique features, including a sauna, a balcony, and a Turkish bath. And they all have a stylishly contemporary-cum-vintage aesthetic. Retro pieces from the 50s to the 70s are dotted about and drop filament bulbs illuminate large art pieces on the wall. One room might have an Escher table, the next a cement table. A wicker mirror here, a gleaming turquoise and glass one there. But they all have kitchenettes and dining areas of varying sizes; after all, a few of the apartments can accommodate a small family, whereas some just a solo traveller.
And speaking of the kitchenettes: CasaCau provides some complimentary essentials like pasta and coffee, and enough kit to happily prepare a few meals. And every morning, you’ll wake up to a breakfast care package outside your door. Feeling like this is your own little Roman apartment (with amenities galore) is part of the fun. But if you don’t feel like cooking during your stay, the folks behind CasaCau also own the Stazione di Posta restaurant in Testaccio, which recently got the Michelin nod and is well worth a visit.