The building, which dates from the middle of the 16th century, was originally the guesthouse of the Palace of the Torlonia Princes, across the way. The piazza was used as a parking area for carriages, which were washed with the water of the fountain. An authentic feel of history is present, thus making the hotel the ideal stopping place for travelers. The atmosphere of a private aristocratic residence has always appealed to intellectuals, artists and celebrities the world over. The care applied to every detail and the delightful private collection of paintings and antique prints ensure each guest a unique experience. The hotel boasts 98 elegant and spacious rooms equipped with air conditioning, heating, bathroom, hair dryer, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, and safe deposit box. Guests are provided with a bar, restaurant, laundry service, ironing, lounge bar, money exchange, fax, massage room, meeting rooms. The hotel accepts major credit cards.