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“Great rooms, location and service”
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PapavistaRelais
Ranked #146 of 3,621 Rome B&B and Inns
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London
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3 reviews
“Great rooms, location and service”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

I booked this hotel for my mother and I and received thoughtful and efficient service from the moment I made the booking, asking whether I wanted a twin or double and arranging our taxi pick up from the airport. The excellent service continued throughout our 2 night stay. The room and bathroom were a good size and furnished to a high standard. The location was perfect for those wishing to visit the Vatican ( literally on the doorstep) and close enough to the metro to easily travel into the main sightseeing areas in the city centre. David, Pamela and Stefania elevate this from being a good place to stay to a fantastic establishment. I will definitely return there and recommend it to anyone visiting Rome.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I and my wife visited Rome for the first time five days in april. It was very intensitive days and then it was a great asset to have a "home" at PapavistaRelais. Perfect room,good breakfast and a wonderful staff who really cared.We felt that we almost had a family there.In short-it could not be better.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

My sister and I stayed 3 nights recently. Bedroom & bathroom decent size and were spotless. Fresh towels provided daily. The greatest asset Papavista has is its staff. From the lady who served breakfast to David and colleagues at reception, all provided an excellent service. They were genuinely interested in making our stay in Rome a pleasant one - providing directions making suggestions on where to eat and visit to arranging taxis. I would definitely stay there again if I return to Rome.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Booked this at the beginning of 2013 to see Vatican City with my mother for her birthday. Coincidentally a new Pope was selected as we stood in St. Peter's Square. The perfection of the holiday could have been let down by a number of factors but PapaVista Relais simply enhanced it and made it unforgettable. The staff's attitude and helpfulness was second to none. And we did pick their brains about Rome and our activities a lot.
The location was perfect for Vatican City with the entrance to the Vatican Museums visible from our rooms and less than 50 yards from the hotel.
Explore the very local area and you will find facilities and places to eat great food to suit all tastes and wallets.
The rooms are fabulous and well equipped including WIFI that is simple and is actually really fast. There are several niggles that you would find in other hotels that are eliminated at PapaVista.
At the next given opportunity, I will be staying again.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We would rate this for its' excellent staff who did everything they could to help us out during our stay. Being temporarily on crutches and with a wheelchair during my visit could have been tricky to say the least but the staff were most attentive and could not do enough to help and make the weekend go smoothly.
They organised all sorts of things for us, phoning and printing out information which was particularly helpful with a negotiation that was necessary due to my wheelchair situation. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt genuinely welcomed.
Breakfast was good even though the eating area is small.
An excellent position from which to visit the sights.
We have been to Rome 3 times and not found as good a place to stay. We shall definitely return!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

My partner and I traveled from the US in mid February to visit a friend in Rome. We had a great time. We arrived on Saturday and stayed till next Saturday.

Papavista was centrally located and was easy to get around via subway and bus. There were a lot of sites to see right around the immediate area, including the Vatican. You can easily walk to everything in Rome, and from Papavista.

We felt the area was safe and Papavista was safe. There's a combination lock to get into the building from the street, and then another combination lock to get into Papavista after-hours.

David and Pamela, who help run Papavista, were very nice and helpful. They pointed us in the right direction to find restaurants and sites. And it was geared more towards local joints, so it wasn't as touristy. They were super helpful in terms of setting up a cab for leaving Rome, booking tickets to Florence, giving us directions to museums and restaurants, and booking tickets to museums in the area. They also spoke great English so it was easy to communicate.

Unlike other parts of Rome or other tourist locations, we never felt we were being taken advantage of or felt uncomfortable. I would definitely recommend coming to Papavista again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Great hotel, huge rooms, great bathroom and friendly staff.

Eating area for breakfast is very small and breakfast is average, but considering the size of the place its fine.
Position makes up for everything.
It has a lift but there are about 5 steps to maneuver before you get to the lift.
The staff are extremely helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: PapavistaRelais
Address: Via Tunisi 3, 00192 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #146 of 3,621 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — PapavistaRelais 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The PapavistaRelais is an elegant guest house recently opened, and able to accommodate any kind of customer. From pilgrims visiting the Vatican City, to tourists interested in the monuments of the historic center of Rome. Six unique rooms, decorated with taste and attention to detail with an excellent position: quality, convenience and comfort guaranteed. ... more   less 
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