At the vanguard of the new breed of unpretentious boutique B&Bs in Rome, Daphne Inn has two very central locations – you can get from one to the other in the time it takes to eat a gelato around Piazza Barberini. Guests can come and go as they please, which makes this ideal for those who want a more discreet, understated experience with none of the gilt and pomp of some of Rome’s five-star hotels. Crisp linens and Simmons mattresses are comple- mented by cream and earthy tones in the bedrooms, and an abundant breakfast buffet is served in the cosy breakfast lounge. Young couple Elyssa and Alessandro pride themselves on a personalised service and provide mobile phones for guests to contact them for round-the-clock assistance. All rooms at Daphne Veneto have en-suite bathrooms, while at Daphne Trevi some are shared, so make sure you specify when making a reservation.