We stayed here for three nights. The location is great for the vatican. It is also good for the Jewish ghetto and trastevere (20 min walk down the river)!. There are a few small restaurants nearby if you aren't looking to go far, they hit he spot. There is a bus station right behind the hotel so it is pretty easy to get a bus anywhere in town, or even the local train. It's not near a metro station though, but there is a bus that takes you directly to Termini Station (64 I think it was). We took a 15 dollar (each) private shuttle from the airport here, which was only 2-3 dollars more than the train (Leonardo express) to termini and eliminated a bus rode so its well worth it. Just ask at the info booth at the airport train staton.
The beds in the room were dated, but clean. As was the rest of the room. There was a small desk and wardrobe to hang cloths. We had to keep our bags at the side of the bed and tucked in the corner but we expected a smaller room. The bathroom was clean with a really small shower. But the water was hot with good pressure so there was no problem. I would stay here again because I prefer a nicer area over the down town traffic. I'd give it a 3.5
The breakfast had really great juice and fresh buns. After that the options were limited to sliced meat and cheese but it hit the spot and was worth staying in for if you want to save a few bucks. We ate there all three days, and it was typically busy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The building is at 300 meters from Vatican with rooms all equipped of ensuite hygienic services, conditioned air and internet wi-fi, and receive those who, singularly or in groups, want to stay "in the shadow of the big dome". Approximately 10.000 hosts coming from all over the world, every year, demonstrate to appreciate the total absence of architectural feature that provides access to handicapped, the breakfast-room, the tv-room ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Santa Maria Alle Fornaci Hotel Rome