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Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel
Ranked #120 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
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Dawlish, Devon
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“A very pleasant stay”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

My partner and I chose this hotel after reading the good reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed as Antonio, the manager, and his staff are so helpful in giving advice on transport, restaurants etc whilst staying in Rome. The hotel is in the San Lorenzo district which is located near to the main railway station but it is a bit too far out to walk into Rome so we caught the local bus which will take your right to the heart of the Vatican and Colisseum. The bedroom and bathroom were of a good standard and the hotel has a lovely little courtyard and outside area where you can sit and have a drink and relax. The price included breakfast and this was an added bonus as there was a good variety of food on offer. Thank you for a pleasant stay, Antonio.
Sue and Harry

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Pleasant room overlooking a very nice courtyard, well kept property and building. Staff was helpful and friendly. The hotel is about a mile from the train station, a twenty five minute walk to the Spanish steps/Trevi fountain. The neighborhood is a little less than desirable, and there was not much around other than a supermarket. I would recommend staying here, as it very quiet and it was nice to sit outside and have a beer at the end of a long day.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Vashon, Washington
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were looking for a hotel not too far from the rail stations in Rome and Villa San Lorenzo met that requirement. Check in was easy and we were made to feel welcome by the staff. Antonio made some restaurant suggestions for dinner and explained the tram and bus options near the hotel. Although I was a little put off by the neighborhood at first, we found excellent restaurants and after wandering around for a couple evenings felt quite comfortable.. The hotel room was clean, quiet and we both slept well. The hotel breakfast was plentiful, fresh and good. The hotel has pleasant common areas and we spent a good deal of time drinking cappuccinos on the terrace and just enjoying ourselves in the warm environment. Antonio and company made us feel at home and well taken care of. The hotel is a good value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

From the first step into the hotel we felt very comfortable. Thanks to Antonio who greeted us warmly, made us cappuccinos and explained in detail how to get around Rome. We felt a big load had lifted off our shoulders as we were concerned as to safety in Rome. Although the surrounding area looks rough at first, we felt totally safe walking through it at all hours and found many friendly and helpful people, who we asked for directions. The restaurants around the hotel serve authentic Italian food and are not a tourist trap. We spent three nights and went away on a cruise for 9 days and booked again on our way back for one night. That really felt like we were coming home.

Room Tip: 401 or 402 are the only ones we stayed in but I am sure they are all good.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We just spent 13 very pleasant nights at the Hotel Villa San Lorenzo in Rome.I made my choice of hotel based on the many wonderful reviews I discovered on the web.I would say our experience was even better than we had expected.At first glance,the neighborhood looks rather rough,but in reality it is quite safe,even at night walking to and from the hotel for public transportation,or to one of the many good and inexpensive restaurants that are in close proximity of the hotel.
Manager,Antonio,is a skilled and attentive proprietor.His entire staff are all very friendly and helpful in every way.Antonio and Alessandro were marvelous in helping us with public transportation,the sights to see and suggestions on side trips out of the city.
The hotel is as quaint and charming as it appears on their web site.The rooms are equipped with all the necessities one needs,the free continental breakfast is well done and offers a variety of cereal,fruit.cold cuts,breads,sweet rolls,coffee,tea and juice.Renaldo is always ready to serve you a cup of coffee or tea. The bar is available 24 hrs. A day for drinks,wine and coffee.
After a long day of sightseeing,it is a pleasant relief to sit in the lobby and enjoy a coffee or a drink.
I believe the hotel offers good value for the cost,and the best part is the staff make you feel at home.I would definitely recommend them for your stay in Rome.I would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: Our room faced the front court yard & was a very pleasant view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Hotel Villa San Lorenzo e Maria
We spent two nights here in late September. Checkin was friendly and fast, and things just kept getting better. The front desk staff are relaxed yet professional, and really know the city and, in particular, the San Lorenzo area, which is near the university, so has a Bohemian vibe. (The hotel, on the other hand, is quiet and refined, in its own shady courtyard set back from the street, like a villa. There are even some wild green parrots in the trees shading the courtyard.) Our room was comfortable and elegantly decorated, with a nice bed, large armoire, and writing desk. The bathroom was large and fully equipped, and included an assortment of nice toiletries. Breakfast, which is included, was buffet-style and very satisfying. The crowning touch was when staff sent up a small bottle of prosecco with a happy birthday note - they had seen the birth date when registering our passports.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2013

this hotel is located in the most scariest areas of Rome, getting to the hotel was very difficult, and setting through the Rome attractions took so much time because we had to find our way to the subway system. the hotel itself is really basic minimum, you get a bed, a closet,not to forget of course the Italian mini TV and a very stinky bathroom, due to piping I guess not that they don't clean they do everyday so that is a plus for them. breakfast was also basic but to tell you the truth edible. all in all you will be shocked when you enter but after three days you become accustomed. the staff were friendly but I asked for my blanket to be changed because I was allergic to the wool, it wasn't that bothered me a bit cause I was really cold at night. but O can fault the hotel if all they have is wool. so, not great but kinda bad

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel
Address: Via dei Liguri 7, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > San Lorenzo
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Hotel Class:3 star — Villa San Lorenzo Maria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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