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Casa Santa Maria alle Fornaci
Ranked #629 of 1,259 Hotels in Rome
Solomon, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place to Stay on A Budget”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

After an initial bit of difficulty finding this hotel, we discovered it was a short distance to Saint Peter's Square and the Vatican. The rooms were a bit worn and small, but the cost was so affordable, it was fine. The shower and bathroom are small, but I am not tiny and fit fine. The wifi was sometimes a bit hinky, but only during the time many people were using it. The breakfast was decent and the older lady that worked it was so nice and friendly. As others have said, there was a bit of noise when the neighbors were a bit rowdy. If you plan on lazing around your room, this is probably not the place you want. If you plan on being out in Rome sightseeing, this is a great base.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Great option for visiting Rome. Simple rooms, and few amenities, but great location and reasonable price. Excellent breakfast as well. Recommend if you will be out all day visiting the sights. I don't recommend if you want to spend a lot of time relaxing in your room.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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London
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Simply furnished but clean, comfortable, helpful staff, excellent breakfast and great location when visiting the Vatican. Prices are very affordable and nearby there are plenty of restaurants and shops. Would be being picky to find fault and only slight criticism is that sound proofing between rooms could be better but only a minor niggle.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed 24 November 2013

It's a good hotel for stay in Rome, a very great location to Vatican as just few minutes walk. Also staff are helpful to solve the problem. The room is clean and with basic needs which with air conditioner, private bathrooms, free wifi which the connection is good. Hotel serves a simple breakfast with good taste coffee, juice, cold cut, cheese, bread, corn flakes, fruit etc. But no lunch and dinner which will be a bit disadvantage. However there are few restaurants nearby the hotel. Recommended to the hotel especially for those who go to Vatican.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Haily C
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Basel, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
363 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

It's a place in poor state and feels somehow cold. The furniture and the overall impression are very poor if not shabby. Breakfast was terrible. Everywhere are religious paraphernalia. The room was very, very tiny and the bathroom even more so. Staff was grumpy and not friendly at all. It's not a good place to stay when in Rome and I don't recommend it and it's not worth your money.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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trinitatis, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Casa Santa Maria alle Fornaci, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Premettiamo che la persona che ha scritto questa recensione non ci risulta aver mai soggiornato presso la nostra struttura. Le cose che dice sono in tale palese contrasto con le altre opinioni di nostri ospiti che non merita neppure risposta. L'unico motivo per cui scriviamo questa replica è perchè non sembri che chiunque possa scrivere falsità a suo piacimento ed infangare il lavoro di tante persone.
Putting beforehand that the person who wrote this review appears to have never stayed in our structure. The things he says are in such stark contrast to the other opinions of our guests that do not even deserve response. The only reason we write this reply is because it does not seem that anyone can write falsehoods at will and tarnish the work of so many people.
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NJ
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

This is about my 4th stay Casa Santa Maria. Always look forward to my stay here. The service is always top notch. The location is unbeatable. The value is out of this world. If your goal is to see Rome and have a great locale at a great price then this is the place for you. Clean, quiet, affordadle and only 300 yards from the Vatican and all forms of public transportation!!!

The staff can help you with all types of services...ie...tours, private cars, trips outside of Rome.

When in Rome,be a Roman.....

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Mississauga
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This place served as our base for 5 days in Rome. Great location. We saved some money by taking the train behind the building (Roma-S. Pietro) to Termini-1 euro each. Great way to get to the Colosseum. Just check the schedule for times. Also, just down the street, on Via delle Fornaci, is a Carrafour Food store. They have everything a large grocery store should have-3 checkout counters-. We came back and used the common room to eat our buffet of purchased goods.Rooms were clean and simple. Of course we were outside all day anyway!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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6 Thank dechem
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Additional Information about Casa Santa Maria alle Fornaci

Property: Casa Santa Maria alle Fornaci
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Alle Fornaci 27, 00165 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #629 of 1,259 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Santa Maria alle Fornaci 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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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