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This is another Rome hotel rich in history and celebrity guests, starting life in 1839 as a Roman tavern. It was a key location in the foundation of a left wing political party in 1919, and has attracted writers from Sartre to Banana Yoshimoto. The rooms are relatively plain, small, and rather old-fashioned, but are clean and comfy, with wall-mounted TVs and thick green carpets. The staff is generally friendly and helpful, but not all speak English well. However, the location is perfect, since you can walk virtually anywhere in the city center from here.