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“Great location next to St. Peter's Square!”
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Residenza Paolo VI
Ranked #123 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We were thrilled to find out just how close the Residenza Paolo VI was to St. Peter's Square: as in, when you walk out the door you are looking at the columns surrounding the square, and there is a terrace where guests can sit out and look at St. Peter's Basilica (and the statues of the saints). So beautiful and impressive.

The room itself is small (and the shower felt like pretty tight quarters), but very neat and adequate when you plan on spending every minute possible out exploring! Our room overlooked the courtyard and looked up into the trees on the hill, which was very relaxing. We used credit card points to book this hotel because it was a bit more than we would typically spend, but we would stay here again on a future trip.

Note: as with many places in Italy, there was an elevator but it was pretty slow and used mostly for luggage. We walked many, many stairs, but really enjoyed the fact that we were getting a great workout to allow us to eat plenty of gelato…!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Stayed for 11 nights because we were in town for Easter and for the Canonizations of John Paul II and John XXIII. Staff were excellent and helpful from the time I contacted first contacted them via e-mail and then via phone to make reservations. It was perfect for us to be able to easily attend masses and the general audience. When we needed to leave early to make day trips or to get in line for the various events, boxed breakfasts were provided. Though not fancy, the family room was a great size for our family of 3. View of St. Peter's Basilica from the terrace was awesome.

We chose to walk to the places we wanted to explore, although the bus stop is right around the corner. Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo and Spanish Steps are 20-30 minute walks away, the Colosseum about 40 minutes.

Loved the location and service the best. Room 206 where we stayed is not totally immune from police/ambulance sirens, but generally quiet. Could sometimes hear bar staff.

Loved the daily mass readings they slid under your door every morning. Great way for me to start the day. Breakfast was good for a buffet. Not fancy, but filling.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank paulasmom
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We stayed at the paolo vi for 3 days,it is just across the road from St. Peter's square I really mean across the road we walked across St. Peter's square every day ideal location for visiting colliseum,Vatican ,and the Trevi fountain.the hotel was first class nice rooms good food and service would recommend.

Room Tip: Try and book front of hotel to see St. Peter's
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank maureen w
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This little gem is directly across from the Vatican, and the view from the verandah is breathtaking. All the staff were quite helpful and most spoke good English. They helped secure a private guide for my family to tour the Vatican, it was an excellent choice! The breakfast is the typical European fare and is very good. We loved sitting on the verandah at night for a glass of wine and lovely views. The rooms were clean and tidy, excellent hotel!

Room Tip: If you need a guide, the staff here can set up an excellent guide to fit your needs!
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I was fortunate enough to spend 4 nights in Residenza Paolo VI while in Rome on business. It is always so comforting, when I travel alone, to feel both extremely safe and remarkably well cared for. This gem of a boutique hotel manages to strike the perfect balance - and the location is, as other reviewers have noted - simply unbeatable. One of the real advantages for me was the fact that there is a small dining room where they not only serve a very substantial breakfast, but a modest (and modestly priced) dinner between 4 and 8 p.m. It is almost unheard of to have dinner available in Rome at that early hour, and it is a blessing after either a long day of trans-Atlantic travel or a long day in tiring meetings. The hotel staff is fabulous. There isn't anything they can't do for you. I would agree that this is my only hotel of choice in Rome for the foreseeable future!

Room Tip: The rooms on the main floor are small, but well appointed. The rooms on the upper floor are larger i...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank VTWindyrise
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Nice and clean hotel. Super terrace with a nice view of St. Peters Dome. The Breakfast was a 5 in my book very fancy. The room we had , had a view of the dome also. The hotel is across the street from St. Peters Square. On Sundays they sit on the terrace when the Pope speaks. They will allow you to leave your luggage if yiu get there early or want to stay late.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank firebreak2
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

This has got to be the best kept secret in Rome. A small hotel 10 steps (literally) from St. Peter's Square. For those going to the Vatican this is absolutely the best place to stay. The staff are wonderful. They bend over backwards to meet your needs. The price is amazing. We paid 124€ for the night. The room was clean, well decorated & ample for our needs (myself & my husband). There is a small terrace from where you can see St Peter's & close enough to participate in the Sunday Angelus from there. Breakfast was included and offered a wide variety - meats, cheeses, cereals, croissants, juices, fruit, scrambled eggs & bacon, breads ... the list goes on. There is a bar on the same floor of the terrace that is open from 4pm to midnight. I know a lot of people complained about the size of the room but I really feel they exaggerated. You don't go to Rome to stay in the hotel all day. We were not cramped at all. Really, if you want a great place to stay, go to Residenza Paolo!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Lillyput918
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Address: Via Paolo VI 29 | Vaticano-Piazza San Pietro, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Vatican / Borgo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Rome
#46 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#74 Family Hotel in Rome
#76 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £95 - £407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Residenza Paolo VI 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residenza Paolo VI, established on the premises of an Augustinian Monastery, was inaugurated at the beginning of the Holy Year 2000. The genius loci and the charm of tradition, still alive in its ancient walls, make this property your "private" haven in Rome, far away from chaos, in the pulsing heart of the Eternal City. Rome has many hotels, but only one of them is located directly on St. Peter's Square (Vatican): Residenza Paolo VI, the ideal place for those wishing to stay in the heart of Christendom, close to St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Grottoes, the Necropolis, St Peter's and Saint John Paul II's tombs, the Vatican Gardens and St. Angel's Castle. Walking along the Vatican Wall, it's easy to reach the Vatican Museums and visit the famous Sistine Chapel. Furthermore, some of our rooms offer special view of the Holy Office or of the internal courtyard of the ancient monastery or even of St. Peter's Dome. From our magnificent Terrace it is possible to admire up close St. Peter's Basilica and the Apostolic Palace, exactly where the Holy Father Pope Francis appears to bless the faithful and to recite the Sunday Angelus. ... more   less 
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