COMMENTS FROM THE PRESS
A real find
National Geographic Traveller
"The Trevi is split into two locations, both close to the famous fountain on quiet side streets. Itâ€™s run by friendly staff who know how to make a great latte; the hands-on owners are Italian-American. Expect wi-fi and air con in the simple and tasteful rooms, as well as guidebooks and a library in the sitting room. "
"The Daphne is run by people who love Rome and will do their best to make sure you love it, too. This boutique hotel offers an intimate lodging experience, elegantly designed rooms, and a priceless introduction to Rome."
"In the heart of Rome, this is a top-notch B&B, just minutes from the Trevi Fountain."
Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2010
"Staff is welcoming and congenial at the Daphne Inn."
RyanAir in-flight magazine, May/June 2010
"Friendly staff, affordable rates...an ideal base for exploring the city."
The Independent, Rachel Spence, February 2009
"Stylish, budget sleepover, offering superb service."
"This boutique hotel offers an intimate lodging experience, elegantly designed rooms, comfortable beds...and a priceless introduction to Rome by lovers of Rome."
Sunday Times of London January 24, 2009
"When the thrill of the Eternal City gets too much, retreat to the understated Daphne Veneto."
"Guests consistently rave about the staff who make recommendations on restaurants and walking tours, and then make the reservations for you. For the price, the service and accommodations are nearly unparalleled."
Daily Telegraph, April 2008
"One of Rome's most professional b&b set-ups. The high-quality bedrooms are decorated in understated earth tones and come equipped with tea/coffee-making facilities, fridges and smart, often mosaic-tiled bathrooms."
Budget Travel, Arthur Frommer, March 2008
"A rare blend of personalized service, contemporary flair, and relative affordability."
Sunday Times, Travel Magazine, November 2007
"The kind of service even a five-star can fail to deliver. Whichever location you choose...rooms wow with ethnic artworks, striking bed linen and silk curtains."
Cupcake.fr, June 2009
"Un B&B de charme en plein coeur de Rome"
SimonSeeks, Fred Mawer
"High-quality, well-run...you get a lot for your money. Breakfasts are top notch."
Australian Gourmet Traveller, Grant Thatcher, May 2007
"Daphne really scores in the fabulously helpful and attentive attitude...from start to finish, the personalised hands-on service makes a huge difference."
A Hedonist's Guide to Rome, 2007
"At the vanguard of a new breed of unpretentious boutique B&B's...a discreet understated experience."
Michelin Guide - Italie du Sud/Rome, 2007
"Ce très bel hôtel à la déco zen propose des chambres douillettes. Bon petit-déjeuner. Une addresse de charme."
Viva Magazine, Alexandra Shakespeare, September 2006
"Opened in 2001 with (Elyssa's) Italian husband Alessandro, it was their mission to extend top insider city tips to each and every guest, starting with an itinerary for first-time visitors."
Daily Telegraph, Fred Mawer, May 27, 2006
"High-quality, good-value b&b. First-rate hospitality from the Italo-American owners. Smart and modern."
Wallpaper City Guide, quoted in the Guardian, 2007
"Daphne Inn has comfortable, contemporary rooms, close to where Fellini shot La Dolce Vita. Calling on their encyclopaedic knowledge of the city, the owners can offer guests insider tips and will even loan them a mobile phone."
About.com, James Martin
"If you've never been to Rome, the Daphne's services will make your too-short vacation into a meaningful one."
Lonely Planet, 2006
"A real find, the Daphne not only has stylish rooms - think oriental-inspired minimalist furnishings and brick walls - but also a superhelpful English-speaking management. Staff will organise everything for you and even provide mobile phones so you can call for help at any time."
Viaggi e Sapori, July/Luglio 2006
"Un B&B con camere rifinite nei dettagli; accoglienza attenta e professionale."
Lonely Planet On-line, 2006
"If it were just for its fashionable, well-appointed rooms this would be a good place to stay. With the personal attention the Italo-American owners pay their guests it becomes a great place to stay."
Great Sleeps Italy, Sandra Gustafson, 2005
"Daphne Inn offers sleek rooms and hand-holding customer care by a young, enthusiastic staff."
Rough Guides Italy, 2005
"Wonderfully welcoming pensione. Bright, beautifully renovated rooms in a great location, and as much advice as you need"
Travel & Leisure, Valerie Waterhouse, September 2005
"The chic guesthouse has 15 rooms in two palazzi near the Via Veneto. Details include Bisazza mosaics on the walls and offbeat artworks hanging above the beds. Each room comes with a cell phone for calling the staff with questions."
Conde Nast Traveller UK, March 2005
"The Daphne has three important things going for it: a central location, a responsiveness to guests' needs that is rare in Rome, and low, low prices."
Time Out Rome, 2005
"Daphne Inn is a good-value boutique hotel run by an ebullient couple. The emphasis here is on itinerary planning and personalised service, starting with the first encounter over the phone or via e-mail."
Follow the Reader San Francisco Chronicle, Sharon Oldham, 21 Nov 2004
"For us, there is no other place to stay in Rome, mainly because the staff was so helpful and considerate."
The Washington Post, July 4, 2004
"A perfect mix of Old World and new. The guest rooms are furnished with the most comfortable beds I found in Rome, complete with fluffy comforters."
Lonely Planet, 2004
"This cozy, clean, convenient and well-equipped place has been described as a 'home-sweet-home' by a number of travellers. Guests have enthused over the warm, kind, informative and helpful owners."
Chicago Sun Times, Maureen Jenkins, August 10, 2003
"For those who prefer a personal touch, to stay in a bed and breakfast where the owners actually know your name and remember it even after you've gone, Rome's Daphne Inn fits like a well-made Italian glove?.(The owners) provide a level of friendly personal service that's hard to find in even the priciest hotels."
Eve Magazine, February 2003
"We love Hotel Daphne."
Let's Go, 2003, 2004, 2005
"Receives rave reviews from guests."
For online guest comment, please see www.tripadvisor.com
for reviews of Daphne Trevi and Daphne Veneto