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“Home from home in Rome” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vatican Vista
Ranked #330 of 3,736 Rome B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home from home in Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

We had a fantastic four night stay at Vatican Vista as part of our recent summer trip touring Rome,Naples and Sorrento.
This b and b is an apartment on the 4th floor (with lift) in a lovely old building right on the Piazza Risorgimento and with wonderful views of the Vatican close-by. You have a room in the apartment and hosts David and Rossana, who live in the apartment directly above, come and prepare a continental- style breakfast in the mornings.
When we stayed there were no other guests so we had the place to ourselves. It felt like we had our own apartment in Rome! It is very conveniently located within walking distance of many major sites and if you didn't want to walk there is a taxi rank and a bus terminus in the square in front of the building. The Ottaviano Metro station is only a short walk away too.
The apartment and its rooms are clean, traditionally decorated and very homely. There are lots of books to read and dvds to watch if you wish. You can come and go as you please and we really appreciated this relaxed style as it gave us a sense of what it might be like to live in Rome as well as providing a great, tranquil place to chill out in away from the noise and heat of the day in the city.It was very hot when we visited and the air con was wonderfully welcome. You could also buy drinks etc. to put in the fridge or make tea and coffee (provided) to save a bit of money in the expensive cafes. Rossana also left water, juice, fruit, cheese, croissants etc. left from breakfast for us to use during the day. One day we were even treated with a lovely Italian cake!
Rossana and David are kind, wonderful hosts who really go the extra mile to make the most of your time in Rome. They are both retired tour guides so they gave us great background information before we went on our visits. They got our Colosseum tickets online for us so we wouldn't have to queue in the heat. They organised us a tour of the Vatican museums and got us a discounted rate. They were always on hand for advice about public transport, restaurants and local information. They made our stay very special and we were sad to leave. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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vvRoma, Owner at Vatican Vista, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thanks for your excellent and detailed review. Renting the whole apartment is a great option for those staying more than a few days and for more more than two people. You get to see what life in Rome is really like.
We also take some pride in being able to help with your visit by providing information and advice. We hope you can return to Rome some day and visit us! Arrivederci!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

Vatican Vista is the best place to stay around the Vatican. David & Rossana were sincerely warm, loving, caring & extremely helpful. They'll give excellent pieces of advice on anything that made our stay more memorable. We will be sharing our great experience at Vatican Vista with our friends & relatives so they can also feel how good it is to stay with David & Rossana. To add, we had an excellent view of the city & most importantly, the Pope's Palace & the St. Peter's Basilica Dome from our bedroom's window. For sure we will be staying there again the next time we visit Rome & the Vatican.

  • Stayed August 2013
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vvRoma, Owner at Vatican Vista, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope you can come visit with us again and see some more of this great city. Arrivederci!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

I highly recommend staying at Vatican Vista Bed and Breakfast. The location is ideal, the accommodations were comfortable and clean, the breakfasts every morning were more than we could eat, the owners became our friends. What more can you ask for? Rossana and David went out of their way to make sure we saw everything we could in the 4 days we were in Rome. I hope to return one day to Italy and I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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vvRoma, Owner at Vatican Vista, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
I love it when we develop friendships with our visitors! Yes, please, come visit us again and we'll show you more of this multi layered city and spoil you some more.
Grazie e arrivederci!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We could see Saint Peters from our window, breakfast was great, room was clean and bed was decent. The owners are former tour guides at the Vatican and gave us some great pointers. There was a little common area where we shared a bottle of wine with the couple from the room next door. All in all it was a nice place to stay in Rome.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Just finished having 5 nights with 2 wonderful people, Rosanna and David. They were the most helpful people we have met. Being previous tour guides, their knowledge ensured that our visits to the tourist sights were sensational. The accommodation was really comfortable with a large bedroom, and the location is brilliant. literally 2 minutes walk to St Peters square. There was nothing they wouldn't do for us. They made our stay in Rome such a fantastic time. I recommend a stay anytime.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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vvRoma, Owner at Vatican Vista, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
Thanks for the nice words; we do the best we can to serve you in every way with a great continental breakfast, clean rooms and our ideal location. Then we offer what we can to facilitate your activities and ambitions for your stay. It was great having yo stay with us and we ope you can return some day!
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

The Vatican Vista Bed and Breakfast is Rome's best kept secret! Our stay there with friends in June was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Europe. The reviews written here clearly summarize how we felt about our stay - it was like staying with best friends in a foreign country who just happen to be tour guides! We have already recommended this B&B to others travelling to Rome and if you are looking for the perfect place to stay, look no further, you've found it!
Arlene and Dan
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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vvRoma, Owner at Vatican Vista, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
We adore our Canadian visitors -- you guys are sooo nice! We do everything we can to make your visit to Rome a rich experience. Thank you for the wonderful review and arrivederci!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Vatican Vista June 3-5 and the experience is much like staying with good friends. The room was clean and comfortable with a private bath, great bed and wonderful welcome basket. They provided free wireless internet and access to a computer. We also had access to a kitchen 24 hours a day and our hosts Rossana and David provided a hearty breakfast each day and arranged for our transportation to the airport on our final morning. Rossana and David also have deep knowledge of Rome (Rossana is a licensed tour guide) and provided us with great information on what to see. Rossana even drew out walking tour routes on a city map for us. All of this at a very reasonable price. And as you can see, the view of St. Peter's from Vatican Vista is spectacular! Vatican Vista is located in a residential building right next to Vatican City. We highly recommend Vatican Vista!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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vvRoma, Owner at Vatican Vista, responded to this review, 15 August 2013
It was our pleasure to serve you! We hope yo can return to Roma again to experience the city more in the future. We can also advise you about excursions outside the city to the wonderful towns and special places. Until we meet again! Arrivederci!
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Property: Vatican Vista
Address: Piazza del Risorgimento 36, 00192 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #330 of 3,736 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Vatican Vista 1.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming Apartment overlooking St. Peter's Basilica, Papal Palace, Vatican City, near the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy. Apartment in elegant building, accommodation with 3 bright, clean and spacious bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom with shower, one with private shower/tub outside room. Access to kitchen. Each room has air conditioning, free WiFi with computer in hall. Near tourist attractions, transportation, dining, shopping. We can arrange for a driver from/to airports and cruise ships at reasonable rates. ... more   less 
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