I stayed there for 2 nights (but not in a row) in April and May 2014. It is literally 5 min away from the Vatican and very convenient for anyone who is planning to visit the Vatican and Rome. If you walk to the end of the street you'll find the terminal station of San Pietro and the bus 64 can take you straight to Roma Termini if you want to take a train to another city in Italy, or anything else. About the hotel, the rooms are more than enough for 1 person, the shower is small but that wasn't a problem since i only stayed for 2 nights. Breakfast is simple, and the ladies serving it were very friendly and smiling all the time, as was the cleaning lady. Makes you feel welcome and peaceful! I had booked through monastery.com and it was very easy to book a late checkout on my last night there since my plane was leaving rather late (10 pm). Many good pizzerias and restaurants around, just ask them at the reception. The only thing I didn't like was how thin the walls are, I could clearly hear what my next door neighbors were saying, not to mention being woken by their voices in the morning. However, it wasn't such a big problem since this only lasted a little time: I was out of the room most of the time to enjoy Rome! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone, especially pilgrims.
- 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