My wife and I have just returned from a one week stay in the Best Vatican B&B. We booked our room via their website which linked us to Venere for the actual booking process. My wife followed this up with several e-mails directly with the property. Each communication was responded to quickly and professionally.
We booked our own transfer from Ciampino Airport with Rome Shuttle Limousine. It was €35 and the driver had no problem finding the B&B. A girl was waiting for us on arrival and checked us with no problem. She explained everything to us in fluent English.
Handy location for the Vatican and the Metro. I'm recovering from a broken leg so we bought integrated tourist tickets for use on the Metro, buses, etc (€11 for 3 days or €16 for 7 days). I'm sure if I had been fully fit then we could have just about walked to all of the main sights without a problem.
Restaurants in the Vatican and Borgo area were not great. Better to go into the Centro Storico or Trastevere to eat.
The B&B is on the 3rd floor of a quiet (even over New Year) apartment building. The elevator is very small - a little bit of a squeeze for two of us with 2 suitcases and a day-sack. The decor is very modern and the whole place was spotlessly clean.
We had a superior double room furthest from the kitchen. The bed was very comfortable plus there was a table and two chairs at which we ate our very ample and freshly prepared breakfasts.
My wife was particularly impressed with the free Wi-Fi connection as I had bought her an iPod Touch for Christmas and she was able to play with her new toy.
The only problem we encountered was with our morning shower. Occasionally the temperature would fluctuate between tepid and hot. The B&B was pretty full so the hot water system was probably operating at its very limit. Particularly as the kitchen was in use at the same time.
Our pre-ordered breakfasts appeared on time every day. With lots of choice and plenty to eat and drink. Brilliant!
Really friendly staff. There was no hassle to pay. We just settled using a credit card with the girl doing the breakfasts on the morning we were leaving.
We would thoroughly recommend Best Vatican B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST VATICAN Bed&Breakfast is a brand-new property situated in Rome's exclusive Prati neighbourhood, within walking distance of St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican, just a stone's throw away from the Ottaviano-Città del Vaticano underground station, and right around the corner from one of the city's finest shopping streets, via Cola di Rienzo.Housed on the third floor of an elegant 19th century building, the property boasts sleek interiors and modern facilities, including complimentary high-speed Internet access and free national calls. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and functional and the service is highly professional and friendly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Vatican Hotel Rome
- Best Vatican Bed And Breakfast