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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
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“Excellent Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this great hotel at the end of August after a Mediterranean Cruise. Excellent location and friendly staff. Alessandra and Fabio were more than gracious in assisting us with restaurants, luggage and more! The rooms were modern Italian with an old world touch, the high ceilings were impressive. Rooms have a luxury apartment feel. We highly recommend this hotel to everyone. We hope to return soon!
Craig & Igna

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, November 5, 2013
Dear Craig & Igna,

Thank you for your fantastic review :)

We are very happy to know that your stay was enjoyable .. We care about every customer and we always try to give you an unforgettable holiday, but most importantly, we hope that you will always remember us.
The Vatican View is a small Hotel but it's very comfortable, warm, modern design. In Italy we have a proverb "In small packages there is only the good wine". Well, we call ourselves a bit like that!
In addition, the hotel enjoys a beautiful and romantic rooftop terrace and a friendly and welcoming multilingual staff.
These are our ingredients for the success of a perfect holiday! We are pleased to have succeeded with you too.

Come back soon!

A big big big hug!

Alessandra.
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

A very nice hotel near the Vatican. Spacious attractive room, good bathroom. Very friendly and helpfull service. Good restaurants in the neighbourhood. Nice terras with a splendid vieuw on top of the building. Enough breakfeast possibilities nearby.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear DeJongW,

Thank you for the nice review.

We are glad to know that your holiday with us was good.
Relais Vatican View is a special Hotel where you will always find modern and clean rooms, a panoramic terrace and a funny and polite staff. Everything you like, it's available just here with us.
For this reason you must come back for your next holiday ;) ;) ;) Don't forget to check our special offers on our official website.

Best Regards,

Alessandra.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My partner and I had a fabulous stay at this hotel, situated right by the Vatican City. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The rooms were beautiful, modern and extrememly well maintained and cleaned. There is a beautiful roof terrace with plenty of comfortable chairs and sofas to relax on with a lovely view of St Peters Basilica dome (wonderfully lit up at night) Was a romantic place of peace in the evening with a bottle of wine, perfect way to wind down after walking the city all day. Could not recommend this place enough.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, November 5, 2013
Dear Anthony

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and sorry for our late reply.
We are happy to know that you liked our Hotel.. Tha staff is part of our success, we love to cuddle all of our guests from the start to the end of their journey. We love the work that we do here at the Vatican View and we truly want to show and share it with all of you.
In addition, the terrace is a fundamental part of our hotel, as you wrote in the review, at night in dim lights, on a comfortable sofa, is very nice to admire the dome of St. Peter.
So, for next time that you plan a trip to our beautiful city, please, take a look at our official website to find out all the offers valid at that period so, in this way, we can offer the best stay available.

A big hug.

Daniel - Relais Vatican View- Receptionist
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned home from
A wonderful 3 night stay.
Vatican view can not be beaten for location.. We came to be near the basilica and we couldn't have been any nearer to Vatican City if we tried!!
I booked vatican view for a surprise birthday trip for my boyfriend and ordered the airport collection service as well as balloons and champagne and this was all organised effortlessly by the staff team- great email communication throughout so thank you :-D
We were given a room upgrade and I couldn't be more greatful- such a wonderful surprise for me but for my boyfriend also...
Rooms were beautiful and we even had a walk in wardrobe and kitchen!! ( room 104 - pictures to follow this review)
The rooftop is a hidden oasis and such a lovely sun trap, we sat up here most days and its surprising how quiet everything seems when around the corner there is so many visitors to st.peters!!
Even though the hotel is a stones throw away from st.peters the hotel has double glazing and our room over looked the street above reception and I'm a very light sleeper and didn't hear a thing all night.. Rooms also have air conditioning , great on hot nights!
Thank you for all your helpful advice and tips during our stay and for such a wonderful place to call home during our stay :) we have friends who intend to come to rome and they will be booking with you in the near future as we can't stop talking about how amazing the hotel and staff are.
Thank you vatican view :)

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you thank you thank you ckendall42!

Thank you so much for the beautiful words. As you wrote in the review, we are very very close to the Basilica San Pietro and Also to the Vatican Museum and 10/15 minutes far from the others attractions
We are so happy that you enjoed the "Vatican View Experience" (your room na the beautiful terrace also :D :D)
Your room in particular was a Double DELUXE room, the deluxe room it is a perfect mix between space and comfort, the perfect oasi well air-conditioned!
So, if you plan to come back to visit our beautiful city, take a look at our official website to find out all the offers available.

A big hug from all of us.

Daniel - Relais Vatican View - Rome
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

First trip to Rome and picked this hotel because of the other positive reviews and glad we did. Great location and service. If you are looking for more of a boutique hotel experience you won’t go wrong here. I travel quite often on business and the Vatican View has more of an apartment feel than a hotel. Not sure what all the other rooms are like but ours was a corner unit, quite large with a high ceiling , and very nicely appointed. Although it has no restaurant there are many right outside the front door and never felt we had a lack of services available. Fabio was very helpful and easy to talk with and made us feel right at home. Highly recommend.

  • 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, November 26, 2013
Dear Ricbur,

Thank you for the nice review.

We're glad to know that your stay was good.
Your room was a deluxe, so it's bigger than a standard, but all the rooms are very modern, design, clean and equipped of all! We have the perfect room for all your needs :) We haven't the restaurant but we have an amazing panoramic terrace and an helpful, funny and crazy staff! Anyway, we can advise you many good restaurants located in all the city.
This was your fist time in Rome and at the Vatican View, so we're waiting for you for your second time.. I wish it during the holidays like Christmas, St. Valentine's day or Easter where we will give to all our lovely Friends a little gift :) :) :) don't miss it!

A big hug!!

Alessandra.
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed at the hotel at the end of a Mediterranean Cruise and it was the perfect way to end a vacation. Alessandra handled our check in and allowed us to store luggage that was to be shipped out by UPS. The hotel itself was a balance of old world charm with modern appointments. Our standard room was small but very clean and the bathroom was amazing. The rain forrest shower was a treat. Everyone we came into contact with was friendly and helpful. Great recommendations on dining and shopping. Our stay was too short but we will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Dear Daab7

Thank you for your nice review on TripAdvisor.
Let me start with the point that all standard rooms are of the right size, ain't easy find a huge and "simple" standard room in downtown, there are a lot of old buidings and that's why we created a Deluxe category. That category it's for all the people that want a little bit of extra space with all the comfort of a standard double room.
However, we are so happy that you enjoyed the " Vatican View Experience" and we hope to see you again in the future,

A big hug from all of us,
Daniel.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Daniel checked us in and I must stay its his hospitality and welcome that made our stay just a little bit extra special. He gave us a map and the must dos and donts in Rome that we found very useful. The location is perfect - just steps away from the Vatican City. We stayed in a deluxe suite and it was spacious and clean. You wouldn't go wrong choosing this hotel considering where it's sutiated.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, September 25, 2013
Dear AngelR82

Thank you for this wonderful review on TripAdvisor, and sorry for my late reply.
Like you wrote into the review, the location is perfect for people that are looking for a nice and clean place close to the Vatican and also to all the main attractions (just a few minutes from here) of the city.
The deluxe room it's a perfect mix of good size and comfort and we're so happy that you enjoyed the room.
By the way, we feel so lucky to do this job and we want to share with all of you our love for this hotel and the city in general .
We hope to see you again in the future.
A big hug,
Daniel.
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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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