RELAIS 6 - ROME
Relais 6 is a refined and exclusive Hotel located in one of elegant area in Rome. The rooms also interconnecting, the suites and apartments with two rooms meet the needs of all customers. An ideal combination for journeys to the Eternal City and business travel. Each room has been designed and equipped with all facilities at the highest levels of quality and confort. This stylish little apartment block dating back to the late 1930s and nestling amid the greenery has been fully renovated into a charming hotel. The use of original materials, period furnishings, the renovation of the original flooring uncovered during the restoration work, the installation of a lift in the main stairwell, built in glass and iron in order to preserve the natural continuity of the marble typical of the period: all of this has helped to conserve the authentic nature of an architecture that typified the historical era that originally witnessed it.
The large terrace, which offers stunning views as well as two sunrooms, one facing east and the other west, also hosts a heated area, covered and opened in the summer, where guests can exercise in the gym.
At the rear of the building is an area in which a little square has been restored back to its original appearance, with characteristic Roman stone paving, a 1930s-style service station and a fountain.
In the middle of the square, in the shade of a century-old fig tree, guests can enjoy breakfast in summer, and receptions and events may also be organised in this splendid setting.
Guests will receive a warm welcome the moment they step through the door, and will be able to relax by the cosy fire-place of the reception hall. The original kitchen, with its furnishings and equipment typical of the period, can be found in the cellar of the building, where Mediterranean cooking courses will be held, as well as tasting sessions during which guests will have the opportunity to sample wines and food products from the surrounding region.
The building was a wartime hideaway before becoming the headquarters of the Allied Intelligence, and the passionate interest in WWII history – supported by the imprimatur of the British Crown – led the owners to create an exhibition area inside dedicated to "The Allied Forces in Italy" during the Second World War. Here visitors can admire a range of objects – some of them belonging to the family themselves – as well as the results of painstaking restoration work, and the aim of the exhibition is to illustrate a chapter in Europe's history which is still very much valid today. The reception and the reading rooms, the splendid furnishings that are the signal feature of both the common areas and the bedrooms make this hotel very much one of a kind: a superb Relais, a veritable home-from-home in the heart of the Eternal City.