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“Very nice stay”
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Il Cantico
Ranked #184 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This was one of the hotels reserved for our group during a recent tour of Italy (in July.) It is located on a quiet street (Cottolengo) parallel to a main avenue (Via Gregorio VII). If you are traveling on a tour bus, the bus will park on Via Gregorio VII and you will need to walk up (and down) a somewhat steep hill to Cottolengo. The hotel was clean and quiet with a contemporary decor. The entrance has a covered courtyard with benches and patio sofas. The rooms have modern style furniture. The floor in our room was a hard surface, not carpeted. The bathroom, though small, was adequate. The petite shower enclosure had a folding type door, tricky to close, and water would leak unto the floor if not closed properly. The floor of the enclosure could be slippery when wet. The room has a wall mounted flat screen television, and the windows had exterior shutters which closed and opened by a wall switch next to the bed. One needs to leave the room key inserted into a slot in the wall in order for the light switches to work. It seems to be an energy-saving measure also observed in other hotels. The breakfast buffet was very nice with a lovely variety of food. The bar/cafe area off the dining room served wonderful coffee and pastries. In the hallways one finds water dispensers for chilled or room temperature water, as well as sparkling water. The stairs to the upper floors are wide and open, and the elevators are located next to the stairs. The elevators are small. Il Cantico is within walking distance of the Vatican, and the hotel has very nice roof terrace that offers a beautiful view, especially at night when the Vatican is lighted. I would return to this hotel for a future stay in Rome.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

My family and I travel to Rome in July and we stayed at one of the most exciting Hotels ever. We were able to see the Vatican from the top floor, the food was prepared fresh everyday from their personal garden. We were in walking distance of the Vatican the staff was great and I do mean great.

Room Tip: The second floor has the best view
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank Tina D
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Our room was tiny, but it had a large outdoor balcony (almost a patio) that overlooked a small street. We were puzzled at first by the key card which had to be inserted into a slot to operate the lights. If the card is not in the slot then the lights don't come on. (We got used to this type of card as we stayed at other hotels on our tour, but Rome was our first stop.) We loved the full-sized bar of soap here and we took it with us and used it on our stays at other hotels. Il Cantico had helpful staff who directed us on a map for a walk to the Vatican. The breakfast buffet consisted of the usual eggs, bacon, cold cuts, cereal and pastries, but there was a lot of choice. There is a bar that sells good gelato, and I was told that the wine is produced by the hotel. I don't drink wine, but my traveling companions thought the red was very good. I loved that free water, both still and fizzy, was available in dispensers at each level.

Room Tip: Our room faced a street that was not busy, so the noise level was quite low.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank Beader88
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The room was very modern, well equiped and clean.
Nice breakfast with excellent chocolate cake :)
Good restaurant for dinner. Friendly staff.
5 - 10 minutes from Vatican / 30 - 40 minutes from ancient Rome by foot.
Friendly staff.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Hermes_briard
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Rooms very modern but compact as standard for European hotels, breakfast was good, buffet had variety . Lack of WIFI in room could only use computer in the foyer. We had to leave our bags as the room wasn't ready when we arrived, when we returned we had to take our luggage to the room ourselves, would have expected them to have already been delivered when the room was ready.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank GeorgyLynn
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The hotel is just around the corner from the Vatican. Okay, it's a ten minute walk and the hotel is at the top of a steep hill but it's about as close as you're gonna get. The room is quite small, one very small desk with no drawers, anywhere. Flat screen TV on the wall 'cause there's nowhere else to put it. Small bathroom but large shower with dual folding doors that are hard to keep from leaking water out to the floor. They have free WiFi which is nice for us USA travelers to keep in touch with family back in the states. If you came to see the Vatican, and want repeat visits, this is go good place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I was there for a conference in June 2014 and had a wonderful experience. The place is ideally located to the Vatican and it has all the amenities you need for a conference. Rooms are modern and beautiful (though small as all rooms in Italian hotels) and the decor is inspired by St. Francis' song (hence the name: il cantico, the song)
They have a great roof terrace for events with a spectacular view of St. Peter's.
The bar is wonderful, with gelato and great drinks. really perfect.
the foos is good, not spectacular, but good.
pricing is very reasonable for the location and quality.
And the staff is super friendly and helpful - they give the Franciscan family a great name!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the back are quieter, but noise is not really an issue.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Address: Via del Cottolengo, 50, Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #184 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: £49 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Cantico 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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