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“Gracious service, stunning design, perfect location” 5 of 5 stars
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Vatican View
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via del Mascherino, 34, 00193 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #29 of 1,263 Hotels in Rome
New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Gracious service, stunning design, perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We booked on Hotels.com because it was so conveniently located to the Vatican. This turned out to be the best decision we ever made. We were greeted by Daniel. I listened to him explain the hotel and the area to the couple in front of us and was impressed with his enthusiasm for the property. When it was my turn, he was just as enthusiastic. He spelled the right places to eat and we had a great dinner after our long train ride from Paris.

The next day we spoke to the equally charming Alexandra. We needed help booking our onward journey and she took the time to do it all for us.

We were mostly impressed with the design qualities of our room. The rooms are small, but decorating in a style that opens up the space.

We could not have been happier with our stay. It was definitely the best property experience in Europe. And because of its location, it makes for easy walks to and from the sights as well as being able to figure out your place at night.

Room Tip: Our room on the third floor was outstanding
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Rick626,

Thank you so much for the review.. it's amazing!

We are happy to know that you liked the Vatican View .. although it is not a big hotel, in a small manages, it surprises everyone with its design, its terrace and its staff who, quite naturally, shows how much love they feel for this work.
It 'been a pleasure to know you and to help you during this special trip in Rome.

Come back soon!
A big hug from all of us.

Alessandra.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had an absolutely fantastic experience staying at this hotel. We were concerned with finding the hotel so we booked the airport transfer. We were greeted at the airport and driven to the hotel in a Mercedes limo - well worth it €10 more than a taxi! We were checked in by the wonderful smiling Allessandra, she made us feel like family! The deluxe room 204 was absolutely fantastic, it has a boutique feel, spacious and a really great bathroom with separate large shower and seperate bath, a small kitchenette and great bed. Everything worked and we made comment to each other that out of all the hotel options in Rome we were so happy to have made this choice. St Peters Basilica is 80 metres away and the Vatican Museum a short walk, as was the metro. We visited every major tourist attraction in Rome with ease from this base. The area has mini-marts, numerous good quality restaurant options in Pio street next door and in the vicinity. We will definitely stay here next time and recommend this to all our friends. Well done to all the staff! It made Rome all the more enjoyable.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear MagellanSingapore,

By all, but particularly by me, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
A beautiful review where you describe perfectly one of our beautiful, modern and spacious deluxe double rooms..
What can I say? Thanks again and come back soon! It will be a pleasure to be part, once again, of your holiday.

A big hug.

Alessandra.

Ps: Keep following us on facebook ;)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We arrived and were greeted by Fabio. We were celebrating our 1st anniversary and all the staff made it a beautiful day for us. From leaving us a complimentary bottle of wine to making our reservations for the meal. Thank you for a such a fantastic visit.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Dkenth,

Thank you for the nice review.

We are so glad to know that your stay was good. Everyday we take care to all your events because we try to give you a special moment and a special holiday in Rome :)
We will wait for your next anniversary.. at the Vatican View, of course!

Kisses,

Alessandra.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The hotel is in an ideal location just a very short walk to Vatican City & St Peter's Basilica. There are plenty of good restaurants in walking distance, and the Metro is an relatively easy 5 to 10 minutes away. The room was awesome, the beds comfortable, and there is a cozy rooftop patio with a decent (but probably oversold) view of St Pete's. The biggest plus of this hotel was the incredibly friendly and professional staff, the best I've ever experienced.

There were a few negatives that kept us from giving this 5 stars. the biggest is probably the value. Perhaps we booked it too late to get a decent price, but we actually liked our 2nd hotel a little more at 1/2 the cost (Giulia TownHouse, which we also booked late, about two weeks out). A minor issue was the fairly weak showerhead in what was otherwise awesome bathroom (the Giulia TownHouse had the same showerhead but better pressure). Finally, there really is no hotel lobby (more like an office) if you like that sort of thing.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear FredW,

Thank you for spending two minutes of your time to write this nice review. We are really happy to know that our hotel was good thanks to our beautiful rooms and our smiling staff. Nevertheless, we have an open bet with you :) so you must return here because we want to change your thinking about the convenience .. unfortunately our prices change from day to day, but, by calling or sending an e-mail directly, we can make many discounts. And that is what I will do with you when you will come back.. a discount and another beautiful room ;)
Regarding the reception .. Well, just we try to be different from the others :) :) :)

Thank you again!

XOXO.

Alessandra.
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Hobart, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We would like to thank the wonderful staff member who welcomed us to our room and also helped us out at a difficult time. He deserved a gold star!!!
The rooms are beautiful and clean and would recommend this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear RobynG61,

Thank you for the beautiful review!
Our motto is "arrive client and leave friend," but, in fact, you often become like members of our family .. to be beside you in difficult times comes naturally to us. Also we want that, out of your house, you may have someone to rely on. We are happy to have succeeded in this.

A big hug and come back soon!

Alessandra.
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I stayed for a week at the Vatican View with my three children and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The location was great and safe, even later in the evenings. There are plenty of restaurants and a mini-market nearby. The service was great. Each member of the staff was cheerful, helpful and attentive to our needs. They really made us feel comfortable and at home, each day of our stay. We got great dining recommendations. We felt like their neighbors and not just temporary room guests. Regarding the accommodations, our room was very modern and had great, up-to date fixtures because it was recently renovated. For example, the showers were excellent and the room was nicely decorated. After a long day of exploring Rome, we looked forward to relaxing at our hotel room, which truly felt like another home.

Room Tip: A room with a kitchenette is advisable, especially when with young children.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear family NA,

Thank youuuu :) :) :) it's a wonderful review!

It was a big pleasure to stay with you during your holidays. We love our clients, especially our little clients ;) For this reason it's very normal for us to be cheerful and helpful everyday.. you stay with us eight hours per day six days a week, so you are like our family.

Come back again! We miss you.

A big hug to you all.

Regards,

Alessandra.
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Allen, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My 13-year old daughter and I stayed here for two nights and we were very impressed with the staff-they were gracious, kind, informative and made us feel at home. Daniel assisted me with a collect call to the US when my credit card didn't work and he also helped me with dining options! The location was fabulous and I felt very safe in this neighborhood-just steps away from the Vatican! The hop on-hop off bus was very close so we were able to tour the city easily! The building is amazing! It is like having your own apartment! The rooftop deck is lovely and you actually have a Vatican View! The spiral staircase was great! I would climb that while my daughter watched me from the elevator! The room was beautiful! Loved the modern design and clean, spacious bathroom. It also had the most amazing shower! Loved the decor-the windows that opened and everything about this place! Highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear Travelinglizzyh,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review.

We are happy to know that we are able to make your stay more enjoyable with your daughter. When customers write to us and inform us of their events, special moments and their type of holiday, we put to work immediately in order to make special every little detail .. All this is helped by our beautiful rooms and our terrace where you can see the dome of St. Peter's lit.

Come back soon! It will be a pleasure to see you again.

A big hug from all of us.

Alessandra.
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Address: Via del Mascherino, 34, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #29 of 1,263 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Vatican View 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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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