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Alle Porte del Vaticano B&B
Ranked #3,256 of 3,767 Rome B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

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.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

So we checked in this place might of which we spent all of 30 mins in the apartment before deciding to find somewhere else to stay.

We booked through booking.com and the picture of the room we stayed in was completely different to the one showed on the website (you will see in the pictures). We discovered the window was smashed, tv was hanging of the wall and plug sockets didn't work. The whole place was an accident waiting to happen.

We couldn't get onto the decked area as described. Put it this way it was an expensive hostel!!!

The owner.......well we messaged asking to meet us at 9am this morning so we could drop the keys off and it was a no share. She didn't adhere to the cancellation policy that was on booking.com.

Very very very disappointed as the pictures were not the reality!!!!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Check in was tough as there is no one on site and we got lost and missed our check in time by an hour and had to wait on the street. Stayed 3 nights and breakfast was prepared only once, although we were informed to help ourselves on the other 2 times. The rooms are nice but the showers are very small, our shower was blocked for the whole time we were there. We informed management on the first night who said they would try to sort it out but it did not get sorted by the time we left.

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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

It was our first time in Rome and we really liked this apartment! I recommend this place because it looks nice, the hostess is kind and although it's not in the city centre we could get there in 10-15 minutes by bus.
The breakfast could be a bit more varied but we were fine with it. :)
Thanks for everything! :)

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Booked three (3) nights in August .
The facility is situated in a residential building very close to the Vatican on the first level.
Stephanie and her partner have transformed the facility into a very comfortable / modern / clean 4 apartment B&B, and are fantastic hosts.
The facility suits families as some apartments have extra beds and or bunks.
It's close to a bus stop and only about 3 minutes to the Vatican and 7 minutes to the city centre.
Breakfast is good.
Request a room facing the court yard if possible.
Highly recommended, and run by a lovely family with a serious "care factor"
Thanks for making our stay so comfortable.
Highly recommended

Stayed: August 2015
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Additional Information about Alle Porte del Vaticano B&B

Address: Via Gregorio VII 80 | Prati Citta Del Vaticano, 00165 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Ranked #3,256 of 3,767 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range: €39 - €83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alle Porte del Vaticano B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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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