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Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via dei Liguri 7, 00185 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #45 of 1,263 Hotels in Rome
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The best hotel I have ever stayed in!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Just came back from Rome, after I have spent a week there...I walk-up this morning and I thought I was still in my hotel room in Villa San Lorenzo Maria, in Rome...The hotel has the best service ever, the staff was very friendly and happy to help at all times, the hotel looks inside and outside, like in a fairy tale, the rooms are lovely, warm colours, old fashion furniture, and the perfect ambient made by the people who work at Villa San Lorenzo Maria. The food was perfect, fresh and best quality italian food. All the staff were lovely, two receptionists which were more than helpful, Antonio and Gianfranco, as I can only remember their names, but also, and old gentleman which I forgot his name and another receptionist with bold hair, they all made me feel like at home, along with the housekeeping team, where they used to make the room every day to look like it was just like when I have checked in, and the two asian guys from the breakfast they gave me the best espresso ever. I would recommend this hotel to everyone...as I have stayed in many hotels in Rome, where I have paid more...but I can say that there is no such a hotel in Rome like Villa San Lorenzo Maria!!!!! Looking forward to come back!!! Thank you, to the whole staff at via San Lorenzo Maria. From George, with love, from Inghilterra (United Kingdom-London)!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Le suite angolari sono spaziose e soleggiate!!! Everything is fantasticcccccccccccccc only at Villa...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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FamigliaPiroli, Proprietario at Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear George,

We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at the hotel and it is particularly rewarding for us to receive such positive feedback.
We will certainly share your comments with the team. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.


Best regards
Famiglia Piroli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

If you're ever in Rome this is the best, and best value, hotel for miles. Goodness, was it a find. An old aristocratic villa [lots of space] with a comfortable bed, good pillows, excellent hot water [free shower stuff, shampoo and soap], quiet [no street noise and no noise from guests, either] pleasant shaded area to sit outside [as in picture], a continental breakfast with as much as you want of fruit, juices, cold meat and cheese, croissants, bread, cake, jam, coffee, more coffee . . . and really friendly staff who speak good English. So helpful - I'd mislaid my toothbrush at the airport and they presented me with a new one in minutes. AND there's a little supermarket two doors down with everything you might want for lunch or to take out for the day. AND it's close to Termini Station [older visitors like myself might like to take a cab]. It doesn't get much better than that. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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FamigliaPiroli, Proprietario at Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback and having taken the time to share your experience. We appreciate the compliments on the level of service provided by our hotel staff. We strive to provide the best possible service and experience and it is always great to hear from our guests on how we are doing.
Looking forward to welcoming you back to your new Rome home, we send you our warmest regards.

Famiglia Piroli

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Famiglia Piroli
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed here because we were swayed by the positive reviews on Tripadvisor, but this is one of the few times when our experience did not match the reviews. What a disappointment coming from the lovely Residenza del Duca in Amalfi to this hotel.

We stayed 2 nights in April. We walked from Termini to the hotel (a 25 minute walk through pleasant surroundings). The person at the desk was unwelcoming. We did not like the decor of our room (gloomy and dark), although this could be to someone else's taste. The bathroom was old and needing refurbishment.

Breakfast was ok, but staff rushed about frantically to replenish the food, and we did not experience the kind of friendly service we had at other hotels (such as Residenza del Duca in Amalfi and Hotel Milano in Verona).

The location was the worst thing about this hotel. Sure there is a tram 5 minutes walk away, but there were long waiting times and they were packed to the brim whenever we wanted to use them (great conditions for pick pockets to operate). Who wants to spend their precious holiday time in Rome waiting for public transport?

Because the surrounding areas outside the hotel were unpleasant, we disliked going out at night in search of something to eat or drink, and we disliked walking home in the dark. Unfortunately there was no coffee/tea making facilities in the room.

We previously stayed at the Filippo Hotel, Arena Guest House, and the Beehive, these are all walking distance to the major sights of Rome. Save yourself time and transport money and stay in one of these better options.

Unfortunately we regretted staying in this hotel, and would not choose it again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I must first say, we arrived late in Rome after a delayed plane, slow train and pouring rain. We were soaked and had an hour to make it to our 1st tour. We were warmly greeted by Antonio, the hotel manager. In a rush, we asked him the quickest location to grab a bite to eat and the quickest route to our tour. He told us not to worry about lunch and that he would make it for us. We went up and changed, came back down and our lunch was prepared at no charge. He called us a cab and we were on our way.
I was blown away.

Antonio was able to offer the best advice about Rome and where to eat. His locations proved to truly be the best. He would also show you how to get there and the best routes to take.

The Hotel is just outside of the tourist district and only a few minutes trip into the middle of it all. It is located in a college district. I have read where others spoke of graffiti in the area but after my Italy travels, I have come to realize it is everywhere in Italy. While you may associate this with a bad area if from the US, I found that not to be the cases. At no point where we ever uncomfortable, night or day. The area was very safe and just appeared different than what we recognized as the norm.

I must also mention that the food in this area was far better than any of the tourist areas.

Room Tip: There are rooms located in a small courtyard. I can not advise of the price of these rooms are any...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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FamigliaPiroli, Proprietario at Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your lovely comments on our Hotel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and you found our staff helpful during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future!

Best regards
Famiglia Piroli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

My wife and I spent 10 days in Italy to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, and the staff at Villa San Lorenzo were the cherry on the top of the cake! The hotel itself is classic and charming, and everything we were looking for. Antonio (the gem of the hotel) would make us daily cappuccinnos and provide us with any directions or other assistance we needed. Actually, the entire hotel staff was extreamely helpful and made the experience rich and welcoming...we were always greated with a warm "Buon Giorno" or "Buona Sera". The hotel is located extreamely close to the tram line and all the bus lines, and is within walking distance to the Termini train station and Metro lines. Additonally, there is a laundrymat and a store right next door, which came in very handy. Since it is in the University district, you can find many reasonably priced restraunts around the area (we'd recommend Porca Vaca). The breakfast was nice with a variety of fresh fruits, juices, pastries, or breads, meats and cheeses (which is traditional fair). And don't forget the daily cappucinos, made by their very own hands :) . You will have your socks knocked off by the hospitality and charm of this hotel, and we highly recommend it to anyone considering a stay in Rome...off the tourist path

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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FamigliaPiroli, Proprietario at Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent 20th anniversary celebration in our Hotel.
We are thrilled to be recognised as one of the best hotels there is and that everything during your stay was perfect. Our Concierge team are second to none in Rome and are brilliant at recommending the best Rome has to offer as well as little gems that aren’t so well known.I have passed on your comments to them and they are thrilled to pieces to have received special mentions in your review.
Thank you very much again we are all blown away by your review and hope that you and your family will be back to celebrate your next anniversary if not before.

With warm wishes,
Famiglia Piroli
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

we thoroughly enjoyed our three nights here . . . it's not right near Termini station, nor the Vatican or major sights, so it may be a bit out of the way for some people. . . but it's just a short cab ride from/to Termini and you can conveniently walk/tram/bus all over . . . . Antonio and his staff are welcoming,pleasant and helpful when you need advice; the room is clean, cute and comfy; and the breakfast is varied and excellent.....we'd be happy to return

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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FamigliaPiroli, Proprietario at Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your fabulous review of your recent family visit to the Villa San Lorenzo Maria.

It is always lovely to read that our guests have felt relaxed and at home during their stay with us. Our team pride themselves on always being on hand to help our guests and they are thrilled that this has been recognised.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another special occasion and hope that it is before too long.

With warm wishes,
Famiglia Piroli
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in May 2013 for 2 days. Overall the stay was pleasant. The staff was indeed very helpful. One thing that you must know is that you are far away from it all. Although we did find areas to eat around walking distance, you are not stepping out into "Rome" Rome. If you want that you are better off renting a hotel, literally, on the other side of the tracks. The colosseum is however quickly reached by tram (no 3). Te room was large an clean, there was however no safe in the room, they said since we were staying at a new addition to the hotel, which almost looked like a small villa away from the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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FamigliaPiroli, Proprietario at Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your nice review of your recent stay with us.

We are thrilled that you spent your holiday with us and felt that the hotel was beautiful and rich in history.

Also thank you very much for your recommendation and we do hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

With best wishes,
Famiglia Piroli
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Address: Via dei Liguri 7, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
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Hotel Class:3 star — Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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