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Residence Palazzo Al Velabro
Ranked #91 of 1,268 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here last June for 4 nights while in Rome. Long story short: it was PERFECT for us! Location was ideal, we ended up walking everywhere (literally, everywhere) from the Vatican, Galleria Borghese, Spanish Steps, etc. The only time we took transportation was on a bus from the train station to get to this neighborhood.

We also liked to have a fridge. We bought a few bottles of wine, cheese, and meat as soon as we got there from a small market around the corner. Ended up relaxing in the room for a bit before heading out to dinner most nights, playing cards and sipping wine before another amazing Italian meal. The picture shows our balcony overlooking a beautiful little courtyard.

Breakfast was included which was great, we usually grabbed a few things and walked straight out the door as we were eager to explore.

Very clean, friendly staff, great location. Honestly would book the exact same place again if (when) we go back to Rome!!

Room Tip: I'm not sure if all rooms have a balcony, but I would suggest asking for one if you can... we lo...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Very nice staff and it was nice having a separate bedroom. Free breakfast and coffee. Cons- a bit out of the way of major attractions in central Rome and the room was a bit wore out. Also not many food options in short walking distance. We have 2 young kids and took advantage of the little market that is around the corner to prepare a few meals in the room. All in all a 4 star experience in a 3 star hotel. Very much like a European style Residence or Hampton Inns.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Very clean, very comfortable and stylish. Staff are wonderful. Breakfast basic but good. Wonderful location overlooking Piazza della Bocca della Verita. Cafe and restaurants around the corner along with weekend fresh market.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
2  Thank EB502014
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We stayed here for a week while seeing the fabulous sights of Rome. There were 5 of us in 2 rooms. Very comfortable suites with lots of room. The location is a bit out of the way but it is within walking distance to lots of tourist sights and places of interest. You will have to pay for Wi-Fi - very disappointing as the teenagers were not happy. Breakfast was great and the staff very helpful.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
4  Thank Angela M
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libonatim, Direttore at Residence Palazzo Al Velabro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2015

Dear Angela,
first of all, thank you for you nice words, we appreciate you took the time to share your thoughts.
Even if you stayed in our venue some time ago, we want to inform you that we changed the internet distribution system and are now keen to offer the connection to our customer free of charge.
I hope we will have the pleasure to host you again in the future.
Best Regards
Marina

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Palazzo Al Velabro is an apartment that offers space that would cost a fortune in a regular hotel. It is at the base of the Palatine Hill and, our room afforded a fantastic view of the legendary founding place of Rome. We had a terrace that looked out over a beautiful garden (see photo). The apartment was clean and well maintained as was the entire building. They serve a charming breakfast of pastries, fruit, cheese, yogurt, juices and cappuccino or espresso which is included.

My wife thought it was conveniently located while I thought it was slightly off the beaten track, but we did not want to be near the evening noise and crowds of the Spanish Steps or popular bars. We're in our 50s and prefer a nice quiet sleep which Palazzo Al Velabro provided. It is also a very safe area. It was about a 3 mile walk to the Vatican, a very scenic walk - a taxi cost under 10 Euros. Note: In Rome the custom is to tip by rounding up to the next whole Euro.

Other than breakfast there really aren't additional amenities outside the suite which provides a spacious bedroom and kitchenette room with a door between so those who want to stay up later don't disturb the early-to-bedders. The kitchen provides a cooktop, sink, small refrigerator, pots, plates and utensils.

There is someone at the front dest 24/7 and they were all very nice particularly Walter. Their English is not the best, but very accommodating and, we felt, dedicated to making sure we had a good experience. There are also no nearly stores to run out to for a snack, beverage or toiletries so plan ahead.

Elevators seemed like a big problem in many of the places we looked at on Tripadvisor before we chose Palazzo Al Velabro. Both their elevators are fully functional with plenty of room. In-room Wi-Fi is 9 Euros a day.

We strongly recommend this establishment. It offered most of what we could have gotten in a luxury hotel, and more in many ways, at half the price.

Thanks to Tripadvisor for being such a useful service.

Room Tip: We asked for a room with a terrace and it was beautiful. Not sure of the room #, but it overlooked...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

After many many visits in Rome where only upmarket hotels were really satisfactory, the Residence Palazzo Al Velabro provides for half their cost at a central location, with very nice views in many rooms, actually suites.You really do not get an army of staff which anyhow you may not need, and the breakfast is average. No restaurant on the premises is probably an advantge: you can explore and find a nice trattoria nearby.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I booked and stayed in 2 rooms in this hotel back in July 2013, for my family. This was our final destination during our 14 day European vacation and though we stayed in quite a few nice hotels the Palazzo al Velabro was by far the Very Best of ALL! Phenomenal Staff, very Spacious, Clean rooms, and the location was Perfect for walking everywhere we wanted to go. If our site seeing destinationit was a bit further out, the hotel staff called us a taxi which the rates were extremely reasonable. We spent 4 nights here and I can't wait for the opportunity to return to Rome, as I will DEFINITELY stay at the Palazzo al Velabro!!

Room Tip: We had 2 rooms on either side of the Hotel and they were both quiet and the A/C was Excellent.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Residence Palazzo Al Velabro

Address: Via del Velabro 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Aventine , Ripa / Aventino
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#60 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#71 Family Hotel in Rome
#100 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £94 - £229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Residence Palazzo Al Velabro 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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