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Palazzo Cardinal Cesi

#140 of 1,274 Hotels in Rome
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Via della Conciliazione n.51 | Zona Vaticano, 00193 Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I doubt that you could stay in any hotel that is closer to St Peter's Basilica. The rooms are very quiet and definitely adequate in size so that my husband and I had a very comfortable stay. The complimentary breakfast buffet that was served had a very nice selection. I would describe this hotel as 'serene' and 'tranquil".

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This hotel earns 5 stars on location alone. There is one building between it and St. Peter's square. Lovely to get Mass within a few mins walk of our bedroom. And so convenient for queing for Wednesday's Papal audience where we received a blessing from Pope Francis as a newly married couple. The hotel is partially wheelchair friendly and for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Beautiful surroundings and gorgeous hotel set in an amazing place. Inside offers amazing tranquillity and an excellent service. Buffet breakfast was mouth watering and plentiful. will definitely stay here again next time we are in Rome.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Location is perfect minutes away from Vatican Square We had a low room and the only way for privacy as looked out onto street was to shut the metal ind on the outside of the window The Aircon was broke do informed reception who sent a guy who couldn't fix it There were no other rooms so we slept and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Just returned from staying 6 nights in this lovely hotel. Our trip was focused mainly on visiting the Vatican, so its location could not have been more perfect. We had a very nice, clean room with a rather large bathroom for Europe. The Staff was so nice helping us with all the plans we were unable to sort out before... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

The location of the hotel could not be better for those wishing to visit St Peter's basilica. The square is literally steps from the hotel. Our room was small but well fitted and clean. Staff are warm and welcoming. Private airport transfers were arranged for us and proved valuable in terms of saving precious time and avoiding the stress of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

If you want an American-style hotel, stay in America. That being said, if you want an enchanting, 600 year old European-style hotel, located ideally near the Vatican, with an outstanding staff, this is your place! My husband and I recently spent 10 days at the Cesi while seeing everything possible at the Vatican. How great it was to have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Yes, the rooms tend to be small and the showers a tight fit as often is the case with historic properties. But the charm of this hotel and the friendly staff make it worthwhile. I arrived at Reception in late morning expecting to have to wait several hours before check in, but my room was ready and I was allowed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

No one argues it's location advantage, being the closest hotel to St. Peter's Square, but few would think of a monastery as romantic. You are more likely to find visitors commenting on room size and advice not to pay for the superior room. Wrong! There is one room, an unnumbered two level suite, that breaks the mold. It stands alone... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This hotel is lovely. The rooms are small but very comfortable and very clean. The wifi in the room was good. There is a small seating area in the courtyard of the hotel for guests to dine or have a drink. I had dinner here the one night and the food and service were excellent. Breakfast in the morning was... More 

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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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