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Residenza Madri Pie
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

I first stayed here in 2004 andI have stayed here many times since - the latest being June 2013 for eight nights. I highly recommend it because of its location, price, cleanliness, and convenience to bus stops, taxi stand, restaurants, and, of course St. Peter's Basilica. You get a basic room (with good air conditioning) and a private bathroom. Unless you are looking for more, you won't go wrong by staying here.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank WashburnGrad
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

we stayed here for a total of nine nights in june on a class trip from a catholic university. madri pie is run by nuns and can be a little startling to see them everywhere if you are a southern baptist like me lol but every single one of the staff and desk clerks were so friendly and courteous and it is in such a great location! a 5 minute walk to st peters and very close to a central bus stop. the shops and delis around it are fabulous! the rooms are very plain and very simple and no tv's but there is a lovely breakfast in the mornings and its all that we needed and we were very happy with our visit.

Room Tip: ask for a high floor and a garden view. we had a street view on the second floor and found out very quickly that the garbage truck comes by every. single. morning at 2am lol
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

The first strong point of this convent/hotel (it is really neither) is its location: St.Peter's square is less than 5 minutes walk away (see unretouched photo taken from our room's window); the bus stop to downtown Roma is 45 seconds walk from the hotel front door; a city bus hub with several lines to multiple destinations is 2 minutes away. The second is the thickness of the outside walls and the quality of the finishes: with the windows closed the noise from the nighttime traffic is effectively eliminated (not a small feat in Roma).
Drawbacks include the flimsiness of the inside doors, which allow all kind of noise from the hallways to enter your room and the smallness of our 4-bed minisuit (really two 2-bed rooms (see photos), a shared entryway and a bathroom).
Breakfast was functional and apt to sustain the tourist well into the afternoon; an american might bemoan the lack of eggs and sausages, but the availability of baked items more than offset that small defect. Coffee in the foyer bar was real espresso (a plus). Good selection of local tourbooks for perusal in the 'library'. The 'garden' is mostly paved over for a parking lot, so not real space for kids to run (but the Gianicolo is a short walk away).
Price in the off-season was competitive with other similar lodging in the greater 'south of Vatican' area. For a family it might be cheaper to find an apartment, especially if staying multiple days. Was miffed when asked to pay the lodging tax at the beginning of our stay (by law it should be charged when the guest(s) leave the premises).
English-speaking personnel were few and far between during our stay, but not a hindrance.
Would I stay there again? probably yes in the off-season; probably not in the summer, as the place is likely to get noisy when at full capacity, and am not sure how reliable the A/C will be.

Room Tip: Upper floor, away from the elevators and stairs should be the quietest, and the most scenic. North side of building faces the 'garden' and the Vatican, South side will be noisier as it faces a (relatively) main throughfare.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank gpcd
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

Well situated near the Vatican, friendly service by Peruvian nuns, basic but adequate breakfast, basic but adequate rooms (with separated beds, and bathroom with shower and bidet), information about city/neighbourhood available at reception desk. Luggage room available. Temperature in upper corridors were tropical in March, because " we have winter now, the heating is turned on, the air-conditioning does not function yet". Fortunately, the room heating could be switched off.

Room Tip: Try to get a room at the back (garden) side of the hotel for avoiding street noise.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Wajo
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Our family of four had a lovely stay at the Residenza Madri Pie. After arriving from Spain, we took the city bus as close as we could and pulled our suitcases through the city streets to find the residence. Along the way we ended up walking up the street to St. Peter's at dusk. The crowds were gone, and it was a lovely moment to first approach the square in this way.

Madri Pie is a short walk from St. Peter's square. One morning, I got up early and went and wandered around St. Peter's by myself as the early morning services were in session. There were no crowds and the opportunity to just wander and enjoy was stunning.

Just around the corner from the residence is a city bus that takes you all over Rome. We used it for everything without a problem.

The rooms were fine. Bare. Simple, but fine. We had two rooms with a shared bathroom between them. At night, we opened the windows and had a beautiful view of St. Peter's. Our rooms were very quiet, and we only heard gentle city noises at night. Good for sleeping.

Breakfast was rather plain. Nothing very exciting. We would have liked to find a bakery nearby to supplement. We ate most evenings in the area. There are several small restaurants around the corner with street-side seating. The food was good and the prices were excellent for Rome. Just across the street were a couple of places the locals go for gelati, and it was fun to join them.

The gentleman at the front desk was brusque, but helpful. He was aware of our plans to take the train out of Rome and alerted us to an upcoming train strike, so we were able to make plans to rent a car. The Madri Pie would have let us stay until the strike was over, but our next destination was unchangeable, so our relaxing train ride became a wild, but fascinating, car ride along the coast. We missed the turnoff that would have taken us on a safer road and ended up on hairpin turns on barely renovated, recently washed-out roads. But, what views we saw! We wouldn't have changed a thing.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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