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“Great expectations greatly disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
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Mocenigo Vatican Suites
Via Mocenigo 16, 00192 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #268 of 2,676 Rome B&B and Inns
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“Great expectations greatly disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

Where to start? This is no bed and breakfast - it is actually a serviced flat with 5 rooms in an apartment building. The place was converted from one apartment and all the rooms open onto a central corridor. Sound isolation is really poor. There are no carpets anywhere so the sound carries. There is a hell of lot of noise coming from the corridor (especially in the mornings) - everyone could hear everything going on in the place, leaving us with a sense of having no privacy whatsoever. We never really felt comfortable in the place even for a few minutes. Each morning we were woken up early by the staff making breakfast, receiving phone calls and talking and just shuffling about. This was no holiday for us. Despite complaining and asking them to try to be more quiet, the guy never managed - he was just unable to be quiet or gentle when managing his business. You could hear every spoon etc. being put on every breakfast tray from 7:30 or so, lots of banging and bumping. We never got a good night's sleep and returned home more tired than when we arrived. The breakfasts were awful - almost nothing and very poor quality. In the end we went to a nearby supermarket and got lovely things for breakfast for only a few Euros, so we wondered why they couldn't manage something like this themselves. The rooms were far smaller and less nice than we had anticipated from the pictures on the site, although they were comfortable in a basic sort of way. The only things to note on the more positive side were the location next to the Vatican, which was good and that there were lots of local shops in the neighbourhood. It was also relatively close to the metro and other public transport Overall, we paid way too much for this place - from the point of view of value for money, this place is a big loser.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

Great location, just down the road and around the corner and there's Vatican City.....along the way lots of shops to browse, restaurants to stuff yourself and lots of photo ops. A 2 minute walk to Cipro Metro Station to get you to Central Terminal and anywhere you want to go from there. If you're used to breakfast being a hearty meal to start your day you'll be disappointed but the staff friendly and helpful and room serviced daily. Rooms are small but only used it to sleep in and then too busy exploring so no issues there.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2011

Stayed in Mocenigo Vatican Suites (Rome) for 3 nights, it's located just outside Vatican museum with distance of 5 mins walk. just like it's name: Mocenigo Vatican Suites, it's not as accomodation with typical hteol but something like suites. the total room is 5 only, but with clean (Re-furnished) and comfortable room. especially the staff is helpful on everything such as a recommodation list of restauranst, pubs nearby, Map of Rome, morning call by guest's request, and taxi call with fixed rate.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

Was excellent location for everything we wanted to visit especilly vatican. Rooms were small but very clean! Staff were helpful especially when I returned home and my wife had left her rings in the room. Staff were great and happy to say she has got her rings back safe and sound. Would definitely visit these suites again!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Örebro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

The room where excellent and location was good, close to the metro. Miryam, she was outstanding!!! Service minded, happy, a big SMILE!!! The young fellow how met us when we arrived and bring us breakfast every morning, where absolutely perfect and we are very satisfied with everything!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

Nice Room, clean and quite. Nice bed, big toilete.
The only bad thing was the key of the front door of flat was damaged and we couldn't get out the first night that we arrived and we lost some hours from the city of Rome.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

We stayed at Mocenigo Vatican Suites for 4 nights in the height of summer. The suites are located in an apartment building, which if you take the address with you, the local taxi drivers will find ok. On check in, the staff were friendly and helpful. We were a little shocked how small the rooms were but found this to be no problem. They are modern, well air conditioned, clean and had a fridge with free mineral water. The breakfast was served in the room, the 'Italian' breakfast was the best out of the two options for us as the 'English' choice was cold meats and cheese.
The location was fantastic. You literally walk out of the block and can see the Vatican. Plenty of places to eat but please avoid S.Anna (located just opposite the Vatican where the men in uniform are stood), they were a rip off and very sly. This is the only place we were ripped off.
Recommendations for food: Di Rienzo (outside the Pantheon).
Recommendations of places to visit: The Vatican (of course!)

As someone very fussy who reads far too many reviews before booking a hotel I would definately recommend the Mocenigo Vatican Suites as a superb base for sightseeing!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Mocenigo 16, 00192 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
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Ranked #268 of 2,676 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When visiting Rome, the cradle of Western Civilisation and home to the Vatican City, choose a comfortable, relaxing guest house retreat that offers style, prestige and luxury whilst complementing the unique holy ambience found in the Eternal City. At the Mocenigo Vatican Suites Rome guests enjoy high-quality services and modern amenities located close to the most sought after monuments and a guest house in Rome boasting a multitude of sophisticated characteristics that other hotels in Rome are unable to match. The Mocenigo Vatican Suites Rome is your home away from home. ... more   less 
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