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“Convenient hotel to Fiumicino and The Vatican” 4 of 5 stars
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The Church Palace
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Aurelia 481, 00165 Rome, Italy (Formerly Grand Hotel Palazzo Carpegna)   |  
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Ranked #608 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
New York City, New York
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Convenient hotel to Fiumicino and The Vatican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We decided to stay at this hotel the night before our flight back to USA. It is within 20-25 minutes drive from Rome's Fiumicino major airport and it is connected to it by major highways. The hotel is used by regular clients as well as by conventions. It looks that it might have been own by a clerical or nun organization (Holy See) (some of of the conference rooms bear the names of some of the Popes. There is even a small chapel in the hotel. The hotel is big and it might have been built in the early XX century. The concierge was very nice during the check in as kindly requested to the kitchen a boxed breakfast to take out since our flight was earlier than the hotel regular breakfast time.
The room was clean and decorated sparingly. The bed was very comfortable. There was no noise in the environment.
Wi-Fi was available for a fee in our room and it was free in the reception area. Our laptop and our iPhone5 could not get the signal in the reception area, but our iphone4 got the wifi signal without any problem.
Parking was complimentary.
This hotel is a nice place to stay and it is a good value. The staff was very helpful and courteous.
We certainly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

What a great find in a very central part of rome . Owned by the vatican - wonderful chapel - and very close to the vatican . small rooms but great breakfast included .
the restaurant in the hotel is a bit limited but very nice . There are a few eateries nearby that are good. There is also a few small grocery shops to get essentials from .
there are always lots of priest and nuns staying there from overseas . Some in large groups .

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Hove, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

this former Palazzo is a very nice Hotel with good sized rooms and decent facilities. Although it's basically in the outer suburbs there is a Metro station 3 mins. walk away,with excellent connections to most of Rome's historical sites. Would come back for sure!

Room Tip: Hotel is in quiet area so there shouldn't be any noise issues.Rooms seem to be very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Really lovely hotel in a peaceful setting
Ideal for those who don't want to be in the hustle and bustle of city life i believe the hotel was an old monastery and it was very relaxing just outside the hotel grounds there was many amenities such as large supermarkets clothes shops resturants takeaways bars shops the metro station that connects straight to the Vatican and all other tour attractions is only 2 min walk from hotel and it only takes approx 10 min on train hope you all enjoy should you choose to go .

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Lovely hotel, couldn't complain with regards to the cleanliness of the hotel and service of the staff however the location is a little suspicious to say the least. In theory it's great for hopping onto the Metro (only a 5 minutes walk away) but the walk to the Metro sometimes filled us with dread having to barge our way through the youths and scallies hanging around on the street corners... as with any city watch your bags & pockets and when it comes to late night returns pay the 15-20EUROs taxi fare and save yourself any late night horrors.

Again, lovely hotel and very nice people...even though the breakfast is a little odd - in which country do they serve chips as part of the breakfast!!?

Also - don't be afraid to ask for a room change if you're not happy - we changed rooms after being lumbered with a room that had NO DAY LIGHT due to the outside building the room faced.

Room Tip: Don't accept room 106 or the surrounding evenly numbered rooms as your daylight will be blocked...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

It's far away from city center but subway station and bus connection are around 200 meters. I had a double room single use .Room was very small as for the cabinet. room floor was not clean at all, a lot of dust, bathroom was ok. I had in room breakfst and was not really good, poor croissant quality, tost very cold, little selection of jam. Price for one night including breakfast 76,50 Euro.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

this hotel is well kept well priced and situated only a five minute walk to the subway our room was spotless an had no problems here . i liked the location of this hotel as its out in the suburbs of rome which was great to see other than the usuall tourist rome central sights which are fab but food and drink is a quarter the price in the small cafes and bars around this hotel its not much off a tourist location around the hotel which i liked blend in with the locals and that all in all give it a go

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Church Palace

Address: Via Aurelia 481, 00165 Rome, Italy (Formerly Grand Hotel Palazzo Carpegna)
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#124 Best Value Hotel in Rome
#246 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Church Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Church Palace is a charming 4 star Superior hotel housed in a magnificent historic building of Renaissance inspiration. The hotel has been completely renovated to meet the needs of an international clientele, but has maintained its noble and elegant lines and refined and welcoming atmosphere. Set in a private park,the hotel blends with the historic park of Villa Carpegna. Only 500 m from Cornelia Metro Station (line A - three stops from the Vatican Museums) and 3 km from the Vatican City, the hotel with its 200 comfortable rooms offers its guests a special selection of fine dining with three restaurants and a coffee lounge. The conference centre is set up with a large auditorium and ten meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology and advanced audio-visual media. Behind the beautiful cloister, right in the heart of the hotel is an unexpected and grandiose church, which is open for big concerts and prestigious events, in addition to its natural religious function. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna Hotel Rome
Grand Hotel Rome
Grand Palazzo Carpegna
Grand Hotel Palazzo Carpegna
Palazzo Carpegna

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