It took us a short while and continual pressing of the doorbell before we realised that the hotel reception was actually a "souvenir shop" beside the entrance. The rooms were spacious, well furnished with adequate amenities (e.g. a sink, cutlery, microwave oven shared by 2 rooms) for a comfortable stay. Breakfast muffins and instant coffee were provided, but that is no problem as guests can easily find food in numerous bars, osterie and restaurants nearby to fill their tummies. It is a big plus point for people who want to spend more time in the vatican city; you can get inside the basilica from the hotel by walking in about 5min or less. Most of the other attractions in Rome can be accessed via metro, bus or taxi or simply taking a stroll. For example, taking a stroll from the colosseum to the hotel took us about 1hour. We got the Rome Pass which proved useful for visiting certain museums and getting around in public transport. The staff were very friendly, jovial and gave excellent recommendations on what to do and where to eat during our 3 night stay. Overall it was a good experience, and i would recommend it if you are not too strapped for time for visiting places in Rome.
- 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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