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.
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