The two things that are imperative when travelling to a foreign country with a family are safety and cleanliness, sadly this apartment had neither. We booked this as an add on to a 10 night Cruise that left from Rome. We booked two nights for two families 4 adults and 6 children aged 6-16yrs. When the first family arrived the owner was cleaning the first bedroom and agreed they could leave their suitcases whilst they went to the supermarket and she cleaned the rest of the apartment. When they arrived back 20 minutes later the whole four bedroomed 3 bath apartment had been cleaned apparently? When we arrived an hour later the owner appeared immediately with a card machine for payment. Once payment was made she stated that if there was a knock at the door not to answer it but to call her immediately as previously men impersonating police officers had robbed the previous holidaymakers! This was in earshot of the children. Upon inspection of the apartment it was unhygienic with stained mattresses , pillows that had to be 10+ years old , patio door that didn't lock , glasses that contained sticky yellow residue, peeling paint to name but a few things. This apartment needs a good deep clean , redecoration and new beds and bedding . We were so unhappy we left immediately and stayed in a nearby hotel that was by stark comparison very clean and safe. Please do not book/stay here. We paid £1000 for 2 nights and the owner has withheld the money refusing to refund. Even if we had booked a basic apartment we would have expected it to be clean and safe . The plaster in the communal areas is crumbling and has wires hanging out of the walls. The lift got stuck with one of the children inside, all in all a nightmare property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The B & B Alle Porte del Vaticano is located in a building of the early 900 in the Prati / Vatican City, in Via Gregorio Vii, one of the streets that lead to the beautiful St. Peter's Basilica in which they take the Masses of the Pope. Property is located a short walk from Castel Sant'Angelo, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and the Trastevere district and is located in a strategic position that will allow you to easily reach the city's historic center, Piazza Navona, Campo de Fiori, Pizza del Popolo , Piazza Venezia etc. Etc. The area offers a wide choice of restaurants, bars, pharmacies, supermarkets, tobacconists, shops and proximity to public transportation make it easy to get around in the Eternal City. The metro line A Ottaviano is 10 minutes walk away, and right at the exit of our Bed and Breakfast will find links to the bus No. 916 And No. 881 For Piazza Venezia crossing Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, connecting the cities of ancient Rome and modern Rome, To reach us we have about 100 meters away the San Pietro station connected to the main railway stations in the capital and also a possible direct connection with the Bus No. 64 From Termini Station. B & B At the gates of the Vatican offers modern and comfortable rooms with an original design and modern thought to create a pleasant and induce relaxation. Our rooms are spacious and comfortable, equipped with wooden floors, private bathrooms and shared, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safes, courtesy kit and hairdryer. B & B At the gates of the Vatican is the perfect solution for both business and bussines ... more less
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