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“Best Hotel in Rome!!”
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Vatican View
Ranked #36 of 1,256 Hotels in Rome
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Greenville, NC
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“Best Hotel in Rome!!”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

I just left Rome and stayed at this hotel. It was literally less than 100 yards from the Vatican. Shopping was a couple blocks down the street for boutiques and a grocery store. A couple quaint cafes are nearby- I recommend going to the one across from the Vatican wall just across the street and to the left. Rooms were nice- all have a hair dryer, lots of hanging space and drawers with modern bathrooms. We stayed in Room 102 that did not have a fridge in the room but had one just outside the door with a stove and cabinets full of dishes we could use. Fabio at the front desk was very accommodating. He was able to get us a van on the last day to take us to the airport. He furnished us with a simple map and gave recommendations for shopping & dining. Clean towels, 2 waters, and croissants were provided everyday (specify still water or soda water). We did not have a/c (not a/c season yet) and had to keep the windows. It was comfortable but hard to sleep with the city noise. The upstairs terrace was wonderful and furnished with outdoor patio furniture sets. Will stay here the next time I go to Rome and recommend to all who want a great central location that is clean!!

Room Tip: End rooms are much bigger with a sofa. All rooms are modern and up to American standards!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, 8 January 2013
Dear Usatraveler,

Thank you for the review, it's very nice!
We are happy to know that your stay was great thanks to the rooms, the terrace and the staff.
Everyday we try to make our best just for your happiness, we like to see you happy! For this reason we try to give you the best informations about the restaurants and the shopping streets.

Come back soon!

Alessandra.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Superb visit. Really a suite with twin beds - bathroom and kitchen area. Spacious with excellent design features in furnishing. Very helpful staff and superb roof terrace with genuine views to St Peters Square etc. We booked early and thought 370 Euros for 3 nights to be very good value. Transport to anywhere in the city is first class.

We will return!!

Hamish Wilkie Bath UK

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, 8 January 2013
Dear Hamejane,

Thank you for the beautiful review!
We are happy to know that your stay was good and that you like the special design of our rooms.
Come back soon for another experience with us!

Regards,

Alessandra.
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

The hotel is situated in a very good location which helps you to visit Vatican, Sixteen Chapel and many other nice places.
The rooms are smaller than how they look like in presentation, but still nice and clean.
The hotel has a wonderful terrace on the roof where you can enjoy the view and the wine.....

Room Tip: Higher floors have better view of Vatican
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, 15 January 2013
Dear X3non,

Thank you for the review.
We are glad to know that you enjoyed our Hotel.
In our website you will find the pictures of all our rooms, standard and deluxe, because we want to show you just what you booked.
Anyway, I promise you a bigger room for your next time ;) don't worry!

Best Regards,
Alessandra.
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London
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

The Vatican View is, as you would expect, a stone's throw from the Vatican and in a perfect location for exploring the city. It was also well located for my business meetings in the Prati district and for the restaurants and nightlife of Trastevere. The hotel appears to be a recently refurbished apartment building and has kitchenettes on each floor and a roof terrace at the top. Our room was lovely - very spacious with plenty of storage space, and beautiful, if quirky, furnishings. It was roasting hot during our stay but the room stayed nice and cool and we had a lovely view of the bussling street life from our large, white shuttered windows. The bathroom was very small, but had modern fittings and a good shower.

The hotel does not have a restaurant or bar, the reception is in the next door building and guests are given keys to the building in which the rooms are situated. The advantage of this is that you can come and go as you please, even late at night. There is no breakfast, but the rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and mineral water, biscuits and croissants are provided free of charge. In many ways, the set up is similar to an "apart-hotel". I do think that the Vatican View could make more of this, perhaps by providing more extensive facilities for guests to prepare their own breakfasts and by installing mini-bars in the rooms. I also think that the roof terrace is something of a missed opportunity - in-room mini bars or a small roof-top bar (even an honesty bar) would be nice.

All in all, perfect for a romantic weekend break in Rome, but maybe not ideal for business travellers.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Potomac, Maryland
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

We checked into the Vatican View for a one week stay in Rome near Christmas. The location is absolutely superb. A two-minute walk from St. Peter's Square, we literally had a Vatican View when we saw the pope within our first hour in the hotel's neighborhood. The staff was excellent: friendly, kind and extremely helpful. We stayed in the quadruple room, which was a suite with two rooms, two bathrooms, a small kitchenette, a couch and two mini fridges. Each room came stocked with 2 free water bottles per day, plus juice, free tea/coffee, a coffee maker, and breakfasts treats. We found the room very spacious and comfortable for a family of four. The hotel has free wifi, which works very well! There was a problem with the phone connection a couple of times during our stay, but other than that, the Relais Vatican View was our perfect home away from home in Rome. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: We traveled as a family of four with two young-adults and two parents and we found the quadruple sui...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 7 December 2011

From my initial email exchanges with the front desk via email after I'd made the reservation (inquired re. wi-fi, etc.) to the check-out after my two-day stay, I was fully satisfied, and more. More, because of the location--Vatican View is on a very good street two minutes from Piazza San Pietro, and it's a 15 minute walk to Navona. The dining in the neighborhood is a bit pricy in some places, but good food :) My room was very spacious, modern, and had good window (actually opened) and light. Bathroom modern, clean, everything you'd expect from a great hotel. The management was extremely helpful (fluent English and Italian, of course). Highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Okotoks, Canada
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

Hotel Vatican View ... very clean, great location and friendly staff. Great value !!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Vatican View
Address: Via del Mascherino, 34, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Vatican / Borgo
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #36 of 1,256 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Vatican View 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Rome right next to the most famous basilica in the world St. Peter's and the Vatican Museums you will find this exclusive hotel which offers a modern ambiance, is refined and elegant and in total harmony is cradled by its prestigious location. Ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in this spiritual atmosphere coming from one of the most talked about squares in the world: St. Peter's square. Perfect for shopaholics: a few metres away is the famous Via Cola di Rienzo shopping district where all the important brands can be found. A short distance away is the characteristic Borgo Pio neighbourhood, a small village lost inside the metropolis, where you can taste traditional roman cuisine. From here you can also easily reach the famous Castel Sant'Angelo fortress. Guest rooms are furnished to every particular detail. From some rooms you can admire the colonnade that surrounds the piazza, take in the majesty of St. Peter's cupola and also listen to the pope while he gives his sunday blessing. St. Peter's basilica is the largest church in the world and the centre of the roman catholic faith. Its immense square always gives off an amazing aura at every religious event. A visit to the nearby Vatican Museums, Castel Sant'Angelo and the characteristic roads surrounding this area will provide your trip with the complete satisfaction you are looking for. ... more   less 
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