My friends and I spent 9 nights at the Villa San Pio and used it as a base to explore Rome and surrounding areas. The reviews were correct about this hotel. It is a peaceful refuge from a busy city, but only a short walk to the colosseum and two metro stops. It is also a short distance from the train to Ostia Antica, the Roman ruins that we were impressed with. We also walked to the Ostiense train station to take the new private high speed train Italo to Florence. There are quite a few good restaurants in the area and it is close to Eataly, which is an amazing Italian food, drink, and eating place that is partially owned by Mario Battali. So the location was perfect for us. There was a grocery store a few minutes towards the colosseum that we used several times.
Our rooms were all nice and quite different from each other. The beds were firm and comfortable. My room was large and had a large tub and no shower curtain, which is common in Europe. It was no problem for me, but you if it bothers you then ask for a room with a shower (my friend's rooms had showers). They had CNN and FOX TV stations along with many Italian stations. The wifi was good, although it sometimes was a little slow, but not too bad.
The breakfast was very good with many selections, both hot and cold. We did not sit outside since the weather was cold, but the area was very nice and would be good in warmer weather. At night they serve drinks with potato chips and peanuts for snacks. We ended many of the days there with a glass of wine and the snacks. The staff were very friendly and provided excellent service. The man who normally served us wine knew our names and our room numbers after the first evening. We also used their car service to and from the airport and it worked well and was cost effective for 3 of us.
So overall we had an excellent stay and would very much recommend San Pio to others. I hope to return.
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