Hotel convenient for St Peter's and the Vatican.
Posted Oct 26, 2016
We had picked this hotel for its convenience to St. Peter's and the Vatican and for that part it was only a few minutes walk to both these attractions. However, the hotel itself was a disappointment to us. The reception staff were, in the main, very pleasant and helpful, considering our limited Italian, and spoke good English. The hotel room we had was in need of a good update. The shelf in the bathroom was not level, the brackets were put on upside down and had only one screw attaching each bracket to the wall. The toilet flush cover was on top of the shelf when we arrived. After mentioning this to reception, a new cover was put on, but it was not properly clipped into place and so fell off. We found the bed very hard and we did not get a good nights sleep for the whole week of our stay. The hotel's location seemed to be on the route to a hospital and the almost constant noise of sirens took a bit of getting used to. As there is no restaurant or breakfast facilities at this hotel , we took our own travel kettle and cups, so we could have some food and drink in the morning to take medication. There are a number of small convenience stores close by and quite a few restaurants. But it is near St Peter's and the prices and standards of these reflect that they really just cater for the tourists. We did not find a restaurant that we wanted to go back to. However, we will put our trip down to experience and our next trip to Rome we will not stay in this area.