This hotel is three star, and is centrally located block and half from the Vatican, a nice little walk to St. Peters Square and tour bus locations. As well near main shopping drag, and just around the block or so, there is a lot of shops, bars, restaurants, outdoor cafe's and vendors at practically every corner.
It's conveniently located via Germanico (one-way), and Octivianno on the corner and across a street that has the best italian food, such as different pizza slices, meat, potatoes, and pasta. As well wine and very nice staff particularly Davido, who is quite the charmer. Thanks Davido :)
If you take away food, it is much cheaper than eating in. If you buy Chianti wine it's 8:50 euro and sit in is between 12-15 euros. But just beside Amalia there's a corner convenience store with lots of inexpensive wine (3 euros), cheeses, spices, pasta, and kitchen wares...
The continental breakfast is included and very satisfying, nice coffee, cappuccino, juices (try blood organge juice - yum), milk, there's sweets, croissants, toast/cheese sandwich and cereal. Staff is very nice and space is compact but it's fun as everyone participates in discussions of their travels and great deals. You feel safe, and comfortable it reminded me of a dorm atmosphere. There's a courtyard in the middle and there are other people who live there as well.
Gabriella, Rudolpho, and Leonardo, Marcea, and others are very nice and accommodating. These are the regular staff that tend to you while there. The hotel is a bit dated but no big deal, it's quaint and a place you call home while there. The beds are so firm and comfortable, have safe in room, and standard little toilet, the rooms are spacious. Next to the hotel is a restaurant that staff are very pretentious and a bit rude. Oh they won't serve you if you sit to have a drink at their table....looks like they only serve rich people or the mafia...it seems.
There's a sister hotel dei Consoli and that's more upscale and also have rooms at Amalia. Consoli is on the main shopping drag and has a very nice roof terrace. I'd like to try that place next time I go there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Amalia Vaticano, situated in a late 19th century "Palazzo" is only few steps from the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel an the metro station " Ottaviano S.Pietro. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, LCD TV. Telephone, hair-dryer, safe, air-confitionig.Wifi free for Superior rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amalia Hotel Rome