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Palazzo Cardinal Cesi

#134 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
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Via della Conciliazione n.51 | Zona Vaticano, 00193 Rome, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Palazzo Cardinal Cesi three nights (before and after an NCL cruise). It's in a fantastic location - literally just a few steps away from the Vatican! We could actually see the Vatican from our room. (We had to lean out the window a bit to see it, but we could see it!) The rooms were clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were very pleased with our stay. The location was incredible--one block from the Vatican! The staff were incredibly helpful with providing useful and valuable information about times and techniques for visits. The hotel is quite nice--a bit pricey but the location and staff are worth it. Breakfast buffet was excellent.

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Washington, Ga.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This hotel far exceeded our expectations. Entering the front doors you enter a peaceful garden area completely removed from the noise and activity just outside. The rooms, as well, are so quiet, while we were still able to open our window and peer outside onto the busy street. Coming back from a busy sightseeing day it was so soothing to... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First off all o would like to say the reception staff are very helpful & very friendly & nothing was to much trouble noticed it was my birthday when I checked in & offered complimentary drinks which was a really nice jesture,location of hotel can not be faulted & Hotel has a unique style dripping with history.now for the negative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful hotel during Easter week 2015. We arrived on Good Friday. The hostess took the time to show us the breakfast room, elevator, and garden. She was located at her large desk in a large and elegant office rather than a front desk with low-level employees. We heard her speak several languages... More 

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kuala lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Choose this hotel to attend the Papal Audience on Wednesday. Very friendly staff. We were given tickets to attend the Audience and breakfast was provided early so that we could leave early to get seats. The staff helped us to book a guided tour of the Vatican Museums etc. The ambience of the hotel especially the interior courtyard is beautiful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

There is something very special about staying in a dignified old building steeped in history, literally on the pavements of St Peter's Square, within audible range of the bells of the Basilica and the Pope's live sermon and surrounded by quaint backstreet pizzerias and trattorias. This is a piece of real Roma and we felt incredibly privileged to stay for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The location of this hotel is fabulous. The staff is extremely helpful - we got some really good tips as where to eat and when to visit the different sights without spending half the day queeing. They will also help getting tickets for events you want to partake in.The breakfast is very good, and their small courtyard garden is an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was a pricey hotel for Rome, but the location was so close to St. Peter's, so I thought it would be worth it. Most of the staff were wonderful, one of the receptionists was a little less friendly than the rest, but overall, the staff were very helpful and friendly. The internet was not working well while we were... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Best hotel we've stay... Staff are very helpful and friendly. We did enjoyed our dinner and their continental breakfast. The room is super clean. Some people might find the room small but it was just perfect for us. Looking forward to go back and stay longer.

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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighborhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighborhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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