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“Wonderful hotel and staff right by Vatican!”
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Vatican View
Ranked #39 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 November 2013

This hotel was wonderful! We stayed there 2 nights. The staff was so friendly!! The kept our luggage since we got their before check-in, they recommended restaurants, they gave us maps and offered advice, and got us wake-up calls and cabs. Couldn't have been happier with the staff or hotel. The hotel is small so you are treated like one of the family and the location was perfect---right by the vatican, lots of restaurants and shops. The rooms are all updated and were very nice. The shower was wonderful. There is a coffee bar right next door that has the best coffee ever. Also a gift shop next door if you need some quick gifts for anybody at home. The view from the rooftop is great--can see St. Peters while you're drinking some wine at night. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2013

Thank you very much for the awesome review!!!

We are happy to know that your stay was great .
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 shopping streets and all that concerne our beautiful city.
So, next time, take a look at our official Website and come to visit us for more than 2 days.

A big hug from all of us.

Daniel - Receptionist - Relais Vatican View

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel immensely. The room was spacious, clean and well decorated. The location was perfect for our visit to the Vatican and the view from the roof terrace was genuinely good. The best thing about the hotel is the team at the front desk. They clearly enjoy their work and they were perfect hosts.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2013

Dear Dirk

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL WORDS!


We do our job with passion every day and we try to satisfy all our friends that share their time with us and we like the fact that you enjoyed your vacation.
Our hotel it is in one of the best areas in Rome, We are very close to the Vatican and also to all the sightseeing places in downtown.
Our terrace, with smooth cushions and relaxing sofas, it is one of our strong point .
So, next time that you want to visit our beautiful city, take a look at our official Website to find out all the offers available on that period or if you prefer, email us.

A big hug from all of us.

Daniel - Receptionist - Relais Vatican View

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

My wife and i stayed at the Vatican View in mid November. Following booking the hotel, we were offered airport pick up for 60euro's each way which we decided was the best way to transfer. We greeted at the airport by a friendly, well dressed driver who drove us to the hotel in a very comfortable, clean, modern car. If you are a little unsure about taxis, trains and buses from the airport to the hotel, then i cannot recommend this highly enough as it is a stress free way of getting to the hotel.
Upon arrival at Vatican View, we were greeted by Allesandra, who made check in very easy, was very friendly and helpful. We were very kindly given a complimentary upgrade to a delux double room which was a lovely surprise.
Our room (311) was very big, modern, spotlessly clean with a couch, armchair and small fridge with free bottled water which was replaced daily. The bathroom is also very modern, clean with a beautiful separate shower room, plenty of towels, a heated towel rail and complimentary shampoo and soap. There was also a hairdryer and 2 enormous mirrors.
With the windows open, we noticed a lot of street noise, however, it is silent with them shut, and the room was airconditioned so if visiting in the summer the room can be kept cool.
The location of the hotel is outstanding with St Peter's Square being less than a minute's walk from the hotel. Around and about there are many restaurants and cafe's to choose from. We asked the staff on reception for recommendations on places to eat and they were only too happy to help.
All of the Vatican View staff that we met during our stay (Alessandra, Daniel, Franscesca and Fabio) were so friendly and helpful and really made us feel so welcome. One day we plan to return and we will definitely be booking in at the Vatican View once more. As for the rest of Rome... Amazing!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Dear Dan,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

We're so happy to know that your stay was nice. As you well wrote, the Hotel has an amazing position (just few seconds from the St. Peter Square), modern rooms and a funny staff always ready to give you their best for your holiday!
The room 311 is one of our deluxe.. it's very beautiful, modern and equipped of all that you need during the stay. Inside you will find a double bed, a bathroom with shower, shampoo, bath tube, slippers, hairnets, a kit for breakfast (coffee, tea, milk, cakes, and biscuits), water, wardrobe, safe, extra pillows, extra covers, tv led and internet wifi. Just in few rooms there is also a little sofa or an armchair and in all the rooms there are the two-way mirror.. so you can sleep without noises from the street.
The deluxe room is perfect if you want have a romantic holiday or if you stay many nights.. anyway, i remember to all our lovely Friends that also the standard rooms are very nice :)

We hope to see you again! Next year come back during the holidays like Christmas.. we have many gifts during these events!

A big big big hug.

Alessandra.

PS: If you made the photo, don't forget to see it on Facebook :)

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We spent three nights last week and could not have been happier. The location is as near to the Vatican as possible, the rooms were clean and comfortable and the service was outstanding! Alexandra was so friendly and helpful; making reservations for the Vatican Museum, recommending restaurants, and calling cabs for us. We really felt welcomed and at home. The rooftop terrace with the view of the dome of St Peter's is really special. Of course the Vatican View M&Ms topped of the whole trip!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Dear Thecolonelkentucky,

Thank you so much for your beautiful review :)

We're glad to know that your stay was good thanks to... the M&Ms!!! :) :) :) ihih
Relais Vatican View is a particular Hotel.. it offers to you beautiful rooms, a panoramic terrace with the St. Peter view and a friendly and funny staff! It was a big pleasure to help you with the Vatican museum tickets, information and taxi.. it's not just my job.. I made it because I love to do my best to make you wonderful your holiday :)

I'm waiting for you next year.. don't forget us!

Hugs and Kisses,

Alessandra.

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Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

Firstly I would like to thank Alessandra for such an amazing service and making our trip very very special. Thank you!!!.

We booked a standard double room in November and as soon as walked into the reception area were greeted by very friendly staff who were very helpful into giving us all the required info for Rome, together with maps and other printed materials.

Lucky for us we got upgraded to a Deluxe room right away (free of charge / complimentary) , which I can clearly say that it was one of the best rooms we have stayed while abroad. Stylish interior, cosy, loved the wooden ceiling, very nice design touches , clean , quiet and very comfortable bed. Amazing!

As per location, this is literally less than a minute walk to St Peter's Square, superb location and close to shops, restaurants, public transport and all.

Hotel staff booked the Vatican museum tickets for us and gave us great advice on places to visit, eat and places to avoid. What made us feel very special was the attention given to us by the staff - VIP service.

You don't need a huge reception to
Impress!! All you need is amazing people working for you and money invested in the heart of the business and where it matters most to the guests!!!! We are very impressed!

We are regular travellers , but none of us had an account on trip advisor to comment or rate anything in the past. We are so impressed that we have opened an account just to write a review about this particular hotel that totally deserves 10 out of 10 Stars!!!

I will recommend this hotel to friends and family , but also to businesses that we work with here in the UK and most certainly will be back again!

Guys, thank you so much for the birthday present, it made the day extra special. Thank you for everything :).

Whenever in London get in touch and we will do 'la guida' !! :)

Ermal / Judita

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Dear Ermal and Judita,

Thank you so much for the amazing review!!

I'm very happy that your holiday and your birthday were good thanks also to us :) this is very important!
As I wrote many times, We advise you one of our beautiful deluxe rooms if you want celebrate your special events or if you stay many nights.. we can help you with the choice of the room to became wonderful your stay in Rome.
Relais Vatican View is a modern, particular and friendly Hotel where you will always find people who love their job and their clients/Friends :) For us it's a pleasure to give you all the information about restaurants, tickets and tourist traps. We want that all our Friends leave the Hotel with the tears because they won't back home!
I hope that you had this sensation when you left us.. :)

Anyway, I'm waiting for you next year! We must celebrate another birthday.. ihih

Thank you again to opened a Tripadvisor account just for us.. it was a pleasure to meet you!

Hugs and Kisses,

Alessandra.

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

First of all the location is second to none for visiting the Vatican, just steps away from St Peter's Square. Second, we were three adults so we had a suite consisting of two rooms, two bathrooms and a kitchenette. This was just perfect for our needs, making it a very comfortable stay. Don't miss the roof-top terrasse.
Last but most importantly, after we left, my mother realized she had forgotten her gold chain and medal in the room. I immediately contacted Vatican View and the team quickly found the jewelry and returned it.
Thanks a million to all of you at Vatican View, for having made our stay in Rome so enjoyable and memorable. We will be back!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2013

Dear Thetravelduck228,

Thank you both for the wonderful review and for the letter that you sent us (the little envelope was delivered to Patrizia as requested). We were very happy and surprised when the postman gave us the envelope :) At the Vatican View working people who take care you like family because they love their work and to meet people from all over the world. When you called for the jewel, we have done everything possible to find it and let it get to get back. It 'been a pleasure :)
Come back soon, it will be great to spend more days with you :) :) :)

A big hug.

Alessandra.

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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

A great surprise. Little 12 foot square room with modern bathroom and tons of storage space. One of the best teams of staff we have encountered. Super friendly and accommodating. We checked in very late but they had our key waiting. There is no real lobby they are in a business at street level next door. Spiral staircase and elevator to get you up your floor. The location is truly amazing. We walked over to St Peters square, caught mass with the Pope and walked back to our room 5 minutes after mass - crazy easy access

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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Dear Delphenis

Thank you so much for the review.
As you wrote, we are so close to the Vatican that you can hear the mass from your room's window.
In our hotel there are only 15 rooms but we created many categories: double, double deluxe and also suite.
The room that you had was a standard double room and since that ours is a historic building, we need to keep some standards.
So, next time, come to visit us and take a look at our official website to discover all the offers available on our deluxe room in such a way that next review will be of 5 points :D

Regards

Daniel - Receptionist - Relais Vatican View.

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Address: Via del Mascherino, 34, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Vatican / Borgo
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Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #39 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: £77 - £306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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