I've been meaning to rave about my stay at Suite Dreams for a while now. To set the scene: we've been in Siena, tripping around Tuscany for about five days (don't hate me), and we're now planning to head down to hub out of Rome, stopping briefly on the way to visit Assisi. Our fabulous hotel in Siena has a sister in Rome, but TripAdvisor says not so much (Computer says no). So we've got to leave now, got a long drive ahead and nowhere to stay. What do you program into TomTom? Whatever's number one on TripAdvisor: Suite Dreams.
Rocking up after dark, we take poor Pierfrancesco completely by surprise. We've tried to call, but to no avail, so we're complete drop-ins. Hoping like hell that they'll have some available rooms, and nice one's at that. Fortunately we're entirely in luck.
A is for Alice?? Yes please! - Image
Pierfrancesco and his co-owner Frederico were so welcoming and their place is gorgeous. Sleek, minimalist, modern design and so well located (just around the corner from Repubblica Metro station). But, more importantly, owners are total cinephiles! Within minutes I'd learned that Pierfrancesco is a writer/director, and Frederico's brother is a film journalist. Film posters feature on most walls, including this little in-joke:
The pièce de résistance, however, is the gigantic Simpsons poster on the dining room wall. That's when I knew I'd found some true kindred spirits.
So if you're like me and take your travel with a side of cinema, then definitely stop in on the guys at Suite Dreams.