We just returned from a visit to Italy. We spent three nights in Rome and stayed at the Vatican View. If you are headed to Rome to see St. Peter's square, St. Peter's Basillica, the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel this is the place to stay. The walk to St. Peter's square was mere seconds. In fact it was so convenient that in our 3 days in Rome we went in and out of St. Peter's Basillica three times, seeing many different things each time. The location allowed us the abililty to get into St. Peter's square for Pope Francis' first Angelus blessing!!!! The proximity to the vatican was fabulous and yet it was also close to all of the other major venues in Rome. It was a short taxi ride to the Colosseum and Forum and after visiting those venues we walked to the Trevi fountain, spanish steps and the Pantheon. When we arrived the first afternoon we were greeted warmly and brought up to our rooms (we were a group of four so we had two rooms). We then went up to the rooftop terrace, snapped a quick picture of the vatican and sent it back to the states using the free wi-fi. The breakfast kit was enough to get us going each day. The only downside I have to mention is that the "kitchen" area in the room was not very clean. The counters seemed dirty and there was a very dirty sponge under the sink. Other than that I found the remainder of the room clean and housekeeping did a good job each day. When I head back to Rome I will definitely stay at the Relais Vatican View.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Rome right next to the most famous basilica in the world St. Peter’s and the Vatican Museums you will find this exclusive hotel which offers a modern ambiance, is refined and elegant and in total harmony is cradled by its prestigious location.Ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in this spiritual atmosphere coming from one of the most talked about squares in the world: St. Peter’s square.Perfect for shopaholics: a few metres away is the famous Via Cola di Rienzo shopping district where all the important brands can be found.A short distance away is the characteristic Borgo Pio neighbourhood, a small village lost inside the metropolis, where you can taste traditional roman cuisine. From here you can also easily reach the famous Castel Sant’Angelo fortress.Guest rooms are furnished to every particular detail. From some rooms you can admire the colonnade that surrounds the piazza, take in the majesty of St. Peter’s cupola and also listen to the pope while he gives his sunday blessing.St. Peter’s basilica is the largest church in the world and the centre of the roman catholic faith. Its immense square always gives off an amazing aura at every religious event.A visit to the nearby Vatican Museums, Castel Sant’Angelo and the characteristic roads surrounding this area will provide your trip with the complete satisfaction you are looking for. ... more less
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