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Vatican View
Ranked #47 of 1,284 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Cannot get a better location near the Vatican. The room and bathroom are well appointed and of good size. Service at the reception good and satisfied all our requests. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again next time in Rome.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Viewpointvilla
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vaticanview, receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Dear Friend,

How things are going? we hope everything is going perfectly :)
we want thank You for Your wonderful review.
We are very happy to know that You enjoyed a lot Your stay in our Hotel and that You have found our rooms to Your liking. Our Staff is happy that was friendly and helpful with Your request and it is very important for us. Our Location is well appreciated by all our guests, just a minute from the Vatican and is well conndected by the buses in Risorgimento square and by the subway.
We want to invite You to stay up to date through our website and social networks pages for any prices, discounts and events in Rome.
A Special regards from Gualtiero and all the staff
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ich have been in Rome several times and this is by far the best hotel you could possibly think of. You are in wonderful location. It is just two steps away from St. Peter's Square. You are so close to the Vatican that you can almost here the Pope snore. Plus, the view from the terrace is breathtaking. On the one side you have Castel Sant'Angelo and on the other Michenlangelo's Cupola. We stayed in a suite for four people. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The staff is very friendly and do their best for you to have a nice stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank mcr_aachen
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vaticanview, receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Dear Friend,

It was a pleasure to have You as guest in our hotel and we want to thank you for you wonderful words in Your review :)
Well as You could have seen, our location is wonderful and is well appreciated by all our guests, just few minutes from the Vatican and is also well connected by underground and buses with the other important museums. we recommend to our Clients/Friends to go up on our terrace during the evening to have a rest and a good drink with an amazing view. we appreciate that You have found our room to your liking. we are also happy to know that You have found all the staff friendly and helpful and we always try to do our best to answer to all your request.
we would like to invite You, if You want, to see our website or social networks pages to stay in touch with our prices, discounts and events in Rome.
we hope to see You again during your next trip in Italy.
Best Regards,
Gualtiero - Receptionist
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We just returned from our July stay at the Vatican View hotel and wanted to share our thoughts. First, the location for our purposes was excellent. Although the hotel name is a bit misleading - because no room at the hotel has a view of the Vatican- the close proximity more than makes up for it.

Our first day in Rome, we took a short walk to see St. Peter's square lit up at night and were stunned to discover it was only a 3-4 minute stroll from the hotel.

Secondly, the customer service and bright smiles from Fabio and Francesca made the stay a joy. When we asked for an early check-in and late check-out, they happily complied. We really got a sense that they wanted us to have a memorable and enjoyable stay. We were not just a number or figure in their ledger books.

Third, the rooms and beds were terrific, as were the bathrooms. We had a toilet, bidet and nice sized tub / shower combo. The water temperature and pressure were great.

You will not find a complimentary breakfast or happy hour at this hotel but there are a couple of options for an Italian breakfast (coffee, pastries) nearby . There is also a gem of a restaurant just a short 4 minute walk (American time) at the end of the block called La Soffita. You can check my review of that place as well.

I have already recommended this hotel to friends and family and would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank John E
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vaticanview, receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear John E,

It is a big pleasure for us to know that You enjoyed a lot your stay in Rome in our Hotel.
we want to thank You for your wonderful words in your review :)
Well as You could have seen, the Hotel is located in Via Del Mascherino, just few minutes from the Vatican and is also well connected by the underground ( nearest station is Ottaviano) and by the buses in Piazza Risorgimento, so You can reach the other important monument in few minutes.
We are glad that You appreciate our room, all with the comfort that You need for a nice stay.
For the breakfast we offer a small kit with tea, coffee, biscuits and croissants just to start the day, and is free and recharged everyday; but if you want or prefer a continental breakfast we can recommend You some places that prepare that.
we are very happy that You have found our staff friendly and helpful with your request and it is very important for us . We are also happy to receive any kind of suggestion from our Clients/Friends.
we are also very happy that You enjoyed our recommendation of nice restaurants.
we will invite you , if You want to stay up to date, to visit our web site or social networks pages to see our prices, discounts and events maybe for your next trip in Rome.
Warm Regards,
Gualtiero - Receptionist
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Excellent location within walking distance to the Vatican. Rooms are small but very nicely furnished with a unique modern feel to them (our room had gorgeous exposed beams on the ceiling!). Room and bathroom was also quite clean which is always a concern for me. The hotel is located in the city so expect normal city noise but overall an extremely pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank DarbysMama
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vaticanview, receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Friend,

How things are going? we hope everything is going well :)
we would like to thank You for your stay in our Hotel and thank You for your wonderful words in the review.
Well our Hotel is situated in Via Del Mascherino, just few minutes from the Vatican and is well connected with the other attractions of Rome by the subway ( nearest stop is Ottaviano) and in Piazza Risorgimento You can find other buses that takes You in the centre.
We appreciate that You have found our room to your liking, all with the comfort for a nice stay and they are cleaned everyday. During the day You can hear some noise for the traffic and the tourists but during the night You can sleep well.
We want to invite You to see our web site or social networks pages, if You want to stay in toch with us and see our prices, discounts and events.

We hope to see You again, maybe for your net trip in Rome
A special regard from Gualtiero and all the staff.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent location and access to the Vatican. Great staff. Quality room and clean rooms.

Few blocks from the Metro and bus stops to the airport. A real pleasant stay.

Negative side: rooms are small; but still confortable.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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vaticanview, receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Ramon G,

How was Your stay in Rome? We hope everything was perfect :)
We are very happy to know that You have found our Hotel to your liking and we want to thank You for your wonderful words in the review. As You could have seen we are well located, just few minutes from the Vatican and well connected with the other attractions of Rome through the Subway ( nearest stop is Ottaviano) and the buses in Risorgimento square, also to reach the airport.
We appreciate that You have found our room, small, but with all the comfort for a nice stay in Rome.
We would like to invite You, maybe for your next trip in Rome, to see our website or social networks pages to stay up to date with our prices, discounts and events in Rome.
We hope to see You again,
Warm Regards from Rome,
Gualtiero - Receptionist
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky to find this hotel! Room and shower were great! Staff was extremely helpful and friendly! PLUS you are literally 200 steps from the Vatican! Restaurants in area were not great but you are within walking distance of great food! This is a hotel that I will return to!!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jim M
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Dear Jim,

Thank you for your nice review :)

We're very happy to know that your stay here at the Vatican View Hotel was great! It's very important for us because we want just happy Friends :D :D
All our rooms are very modern, clean and, in my opinion, wonderful! Ihih.. For the restaurants don't worry! We're always ready to advise you good italian/roman places where we normally go! We prefer that you try an italian experience, nothing tourist!

We're waiting for your nex time!
Keep in touch through our Facebook page ;)

Kisses,

Alessandra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Relais Vatican View for 3 nights while on a two week holiday in Italy. The location of this hotel cannot be beaten! It is right near the Vatican, so if you intend spending some time at the Vatican, which we did, you can't find anything better located.

The service was also great - friendly and accommodating. Thanks to both Daniele and Alessandra. The rest of the staff were also very friendly too.

The only small drawback is the size of the room - we were travelling as a family, with two children. Although we had 2 rooms, the one we were in with a queen bed was quite small.

Despite that, our stay was fantastic!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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vaticanview, Receptionist at Vatican View, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Dear Archie,

Thank you for the nice review :)

It was a big pleasure to meet you and to help you with info/advices about Rome.. we want that all our clients make an originally Italian experience.
I'm little sad that you don't like our suite room.. we have two kind of suites, one is a room with two double beds, the other one is composed by two double rooms.

Please, come back again at the Vatican View where I will give you the other suite if you prefer it.. I want all my clients happy to stay here :)

Hugs!

Alessandra
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Property: Vatican View
Address: Via del Mascherino, 34, 00193 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Vatican / Borgo
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #47 of 1,284 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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