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Amalia Vaticano Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is old and musty, but clean. The bathroom was of a good size except for the small shower stall. What makes this a worthwhile stay is its location, windows facing the streets of Rome below, the daily breakfast with mortadella and the bigger than expected size of the room. We were two blocks from the walls of the Vatican and very near good (and cheap) restaurants that provided us a lot of dining options: from takeaway pasta, a roman trattoria, an excellent Chinese restaurant. I had a great time eating my carbonara from Pastasciutta while looking out at the stretch of Via Ottaviano, looking at people and their dogs, and waiting for the sun to set. Every morning we had breakfast upstairs and while simple, the mortadella was good and satisfying. The staff were friendly and very helpful.

We booked this hotel after reading the good(??) reviews online. Our experience was so terrible. Please don't get fooled by the property photos online. The hotel is very shady and the rooms are dark. The guy at the reception is rude and does not know English. We barely stayed there for 10 minutes although after paying the full amount online. The staff did not have the courtesy to ask why we are just leaving after checking in. One Positive is the location. Otherwise a big NO to this property.

I was travelling to Rome to show my Kids the ancient buildings, the vivid City and the outstanding history displayed in many places. We stayed 4 Nights at the Amalia Vaticano Hotel and I have to say it was the right choice. The Hotel seems to be a little one, contained in a bigger Building. When we checked in very early at 10:30, the reception was very kind and they gave us one of the two rooms we had reserved already. The rooms were clean and roomy enough to accommodate the 4 of us comfortably. The beds were fine, however my kids complaint about the hardness of the mattress, however my was fine. The bathroom was clean and did provide anything you may ask for in a 3 star House. We did not take the breakfast there as there are plenty of nice cafes around the area. The biggest Asset of the Hotel is defintely the location, around 600 m to St. Peter's Square and it is surrounded by splendid Restaurants. I'd like to mention as well the very friendly staff and the great recommendations for dinner. This is definitely a "come back" Hotel and will recommend for sure.

The location is excellent, there are restaurants and shops on the street and it’s just a 5 minute walk to the Vatican museums and less than 10 minutes walk to the basilica. It’s a very safe area. The hotel is clean, the room is small with big windows and it’s very clean and it was cleaned daily. Shower was lovely and warm. Bathroom was small but it was just fine. It’s a lovely old building with air conditioning in the room. Staff were very helpful and friendly There were no tea and coffee making facilities in the room. We really missed this especially first thing in the morning or after a long day of sight seeing. It would have been nice.

The Amalia Hotel is perfectly located just 3 blocks from Vaticano. 2 blocks from the Ottaviano metro station. There are nice restaurants close for lunch and dinner. And some blocks away from really nice shops. The room was big enough with security box with a key (not a combination), frigobar, hairdryer. The mattress was a little hard. The only bad thing is that it can be noisy if you don’t have respectful hotel guests in the same floor. The staff was friendly and they all spoke English, and they let us extend the check out a couple of hours.

I was a little nervous about staying at a hotel that I had no affiliation with (i.e. Hilton, Marriott), but the Amalia was a welcomed change of pace. The staff made for certain our driver was at the airport to bring us to the hotel. From the moment we arrived, the staff made sure we were taken care of. Additionally, I was surprised at the location of the hotel, and the fact that everything we wanted to see, as it relates to The Vatican, was within easy walking distance. Try this hotel, you will love it.

Although I only had one night to spend in Rome, I'm glad I spent it at the Amalia. I would definitely consider staying here again next time I am in Rome. The location is great-- walking distance to the Vatican and St. Peters and very close to a Metro station. There are interesting shops and restaurants nearby-- be sure to check out the legendary specialty food store downstairs! Our double room was plenty big for the two of us and we had a great view of St. Peters and lots of natural light coming in through the window. The bathroom was definitely the most spacious one I've ever had in Italy! The room was clean, although it could have used a small tune-up (peeling wallpaper, some outlets that didn't work). Staff was friendly, helpful, and on the ball. Price was very reasonable all things considered. Thanks, Amalia!

Good value stay not far from the Vatican. In fact the location is very good - lots of restaurants, bars etc in the vicinity. Staff very helpful and friendly. Rooms large and clean. The only think that I thought could be improved was the breakfast which was very basic. That said plenty of good place to eat nearby

On our arrival at the hotel after an interesting trip from the airport. We were greeted by the hotel receptionist who was friendly and helpful. Our room was upgraded to a suite much to our delight.Reception were friendly and helpful with directions,and well supplied with maps of Rome and a fridge, where you could purchase ice cold soft drinks,at a Euro,which was cheep for Rome. Our room was on the 5th floor. We got into a liftmlift was straight out of Agatha Chistie,but modern. On our arrival at the 5th floor,we had to be buzzed into the corridor where the room is via cctv and intercom. This plus,you have to pass a 24hour manned reception,gave a feeling of security. Down the corridor we found our room. We entered in our living room,which had a sofa bed, tv, desk, chair and wardrobe,with safe and telephone,and window,and a bag rack. On the left was the large bathroom,with toilet,bedet bath with two shower fittings and sink with large mirror and hair dryer. All fitting in, with the style of the building. On the right was a large bedroom,with large bed, dressing table, chair ,draws and another an aircon machine. Which in the unexpected heat of September was bliss. The whole suite was well decorated, and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was served on the 4th floor. Although the room was not big, the breakfast was good,and what I have come to expect in Italy. Fresh cakes, and pastries,which were delicious. Fresh bread rolls, cheese,cooked meats. cereals, ham, a selection of teas and coffees. The young lady was friendly and again the everything was spotless and fresh. Even on our last day when we were due to leave,and she let us have breakfast early she was still friendly. The night reception,phoned ahead,and arranged it. We used the hotel shuttle service.we were thrown by the what seemed hundreds of drivers withname cards. It took us a while to find our driver,then we had to wait,whilst he found the vehicle. It was really busy. Our journey to the hotel was a typical mad Italian drive,in a mini bus. I have to say our return journey was much more sedate,and very luxurious,in a nice black Mercedes,driven by a friendly and quiet driver. The hotel is tucked round a corner down a side street. At one end is the Vatican museum entrance, at the other its just a short walk round the corner to the underground. the other way is a 10 min walk to St Peters. The area is full of shops and places to eat and a wonderful bakers is just up the road. We loved this's like its in anotger era,but totally up to date.

We stayed 4 nights and found the staff very friendly, the hotel was like walking into some 1930s movie. Very quaint, and the room was very spacious and air conditioned. It was also very close to both St. Peters and the Vatican.

Via Germanico 66 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Amalia Vaticano Hotel places you in Prati, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums. This 11-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. In the historical district, it's also near Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.


Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 11 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Amalia Vaticano Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 52 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 430 reviews