Gregorio VII Luxury Suites0.0 out of 5.0
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We stayed in the Luxury Suites for 2 nights when we arrived our room wasn't ready and were told to come back for 3pm. So we went to Vatican City for some touring and ice cream. When we arrived back at the suites we were shown to our room which was a little bit small but had the more comfortable bed and the best Jacuzzi at the foot of the bed, the bathroom was very clean and we had a balcony to sit out on after a long day of touring. The only problem with this suite was when we came back after a long day of exploring there was a smell of damp in the room which wasn't very pleasant, the water pressure for the shower wasn't very strong and took forever to heat up so having a hot shower wasn't possible. Other than that, the staff were friendly and the best night sleep I've had in a long while, great location as it's in the middle of everything and a lovey coffee shop on the corner of the road.
I recently visited Rome with my boyfriend for a short break. When you approach the building it is very discreet, the apartments are on the second floor of a larger apartment building. The gentleman that greeted us was very polite - however, there was no 'staff' there throughout our stay other than to check us in and out. In regards to location we done A LOT of walking - there are very few restaurants close to the hotel (apart from McDonald's, which is across the road) there is a beautiful market square full of restaurants/bars but we walked approx 40 mins to find it. The Vatican was about half hour walk and the colosseum was probably a good hour - we chose to walk as the gentleman that was driving us to our hotel pointed out that taxi's can be expensive. you can get the tube which we found easy to understand and it's only €1,50 for 100 minutes of tube travel. The room wasn't actually ready when we arrived, which was mildly irritating after a 3:30am start! However it was lovely, modern in style and very clean. According to my boyfriend, the bed was the most comfortable he had ever slept in! We didn't actually spend a lot of time in there but it was more than adequate to sleep, shower etc.
We arrived on an evening flight to Fiumicino Airport, we had booked a coach transfer but were a bit concerned when the driver stopped and told us our hotel was 'somewhere around here' and showed us the location on google maps and pointed to McDonalds across the road telling us to cross over - this wasn't correct as we found when we got off the bus. We had already looked on Google Maps where we were staying so knew what to expect. However, it was dark and late at night and it was a bit disconcerting to be walking down the street with our suitcases disorientated! We found the main entrance to the apartment block but either through tiredness or frustration, didn't see the buzzer for the apartments (we did see this the next day) - we were let it by a resident of the apartments and again, only due to google and Trip advisor did we know to go upstairs. The stairwell was dark and dingy, and really made me panic that we were staying somewhere awful. However, we then entered the apartments and Rony was behind the desk, we explained what happened with our transfer and he said they don't normally have those problems as the drivers can find the apartments fine usually. He showed us to our room, a superior suite, I was surprised that it wasn't as big as expected from the photos but that's my perception and not a reflection on the apartments. We settled in but upon entering the bathroom, we were overwhelmed by the smell of stale tobacco, and I mean it was such a strong smell that I couldn't bare to be in there! These apartments are clearly none smoking but when my partner went onto the balcony, there was a large ashtray right outside the bathroom window. Further to this, whilst my partner was in the bathroom, there was cigarette smoke coming in the bathroom window, so I'm not sure if the balcony was shared by other apartments? We settled down for the evening and found the guests in the other rooms to be extremely noisy with music blaring into the early hours - we now know one couple were honeymooning but the walls are very thin and you can literally hear every single word. There was no one on reception when my partner went out to see what the noise was so we popped the ear plugs in and tried to sleep regardless. The bed was extremely comfortable so despite the noise, we slept well. We didn't know there was a communal kitchen so went across to McDonalds for a cup of tea and breakfast. We got back to the hotel and I went for a shower, the water pressure was non existent if anyone else was running water at the same time so really frustrating. The apartments are a reasonable distance from Vatican City and we then went on the sight seeing bus for the day and had a great time. Upon our return, we found the bathroom stinking of tobacco again. But the room was immaculately cleaned. We also had more considerate neighbours the second night which aided a much needed sleep! We had to check out at 11am but were able to leave our bags until our transfer at 6.25pm. We did this and went out for the day but upon our return, we had no keys as we had handed them over earlier so this caused a slight panic as despite ringing the number on the business card provided, this just gave an automated Italian message. We ended up ringing the cell number on the buzzer and got through to Rony who had been planning to meet us but we were early. He was very hospitable and allowed us to wait in the kitchen/gym and made us a cup of tea which was much appreciated whilst we waited. All in all, we had a decent stay and our trip to Rome was memorable. The suites are lovely and decorated beautifully but the tobacco smell ruined it for me along with poor water pressure. However, for a couple of days - it was adequate.
We stayed here mid March for a long weekend. I booked the Honeymoon Suite as it was my birthday weekend and loved the idea of the jacuzzi bath! The apartments are the easiest for taxi drivers to find, so it seems, so writing down the whole address on a piece of paper is a good idea so you can show the taxi drivers! We were greeted upon arrival and shown around our room.. explained how the jacuzzi works etc. We had a mini bar which was actually quite reasonably priced (although there is a convenience store across the road which we used instead). The room is very modern. A comfy round bed! The bathroom is lovely and modern. Only issue is that twice we encountered cold showers. Not sure if this was coincidence that people in the other rooms were showering too or maybe the water was being used to clean the bathrooms? The location is fine, albeit a little noisy from the other rooms and also the road outside. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to Vatican City. Then follow the river for a nice scenic walk to get to the Colosseum. We walked everywhere except for a final taxi home at night, so I would definitely recommend to take a comfy pair of trainers if you want to see the most of Rome. The one tip I would suggest if you're booking the jacuzzi room, is to run about an inch of water and run the jacuzzi.. the holes have "black bits" that settle in them (this is normal) so running it first then emptying it before filling the bath right up means you don't end up sitting in a jacuzzi with black bits floating around next to you!! We were unfortunate enough to have inconsiderate guests staying at the same time as us.. three hours someone was banging on the door to be let in as they had forgotten their key... unfortunately we couldn't get in contact with anyone from the apartment despite emailing and calling the numbers left. Not their fault but we were left in a position where we didn't know what to do and didn't know who it was banging on the door.. so our first night was ruined as every noise then woke us up. Hopefully an isolated incident that wouldn't put me off recommending this apartment to others.
The only problem i can see with this place is that you can hear other people walking in and out outside, thin walls. Staff are lovely but not much to do in the area. €5 taxi to Vatican and can walk to center of Rome from there
We were surprised on arrival to find the rooms located in a residential apartment block, the room itself was of a nice standard, but I wouldn't necessarily call it luxury. The décor is modern and the room was very clean (and was cleaned everyday) but there is a bit of wear and tear that could be improved. Facilities wise I think things could be improved, it would be nice to have basic tea/coffee making facilities in the room itself. I went to make a coffee one morning in the communal kitchen and unfortunately the milk in the fridge was significantly out of date, and as we don't drink it black we had to go out to get one, not a major inconvenience but just not what I would expect. Location is ok, a little bit out of the centre but it's fine if you don't mind a walk, or failing that there is a bus stop pretty much right outside the door. The owner/manager was very friendly and helpful, as was the member of staff that cleaned the rooms. The minibar was well stocked and reasonably priced. I would consider staying here again, if you want a fairly basic room for a few days then it is perfect, however if you are wanting a luxury stay then I am not sure this fits the bill. I must add that we were in a standard room, from reading the other reviews it seems the honeymoon suites are more luxurious and spacious, so may be better to pay the extra money to stay in one of them.
Good location, easily accessing the centre by bus. They run late too so you don't need to cut your night short. Amazing honeymoon suite room. Jacuzzi in the main bedroom. Great touch. Lovely lady on the reception.
Let's talk about the location of the hotel itself. I've read through some of the bad reviews, and most of them are about the fact that the hotel is in an apartment block. Yes. It is in an apartment block. But there is definitely more that meets the eye from the street. The hotel is on the second floor of the block, but me and my partner already knew that prior to our arrival. We looked it up on GoogleMaps - so there's nothing deceiving about it, people. Apart from that, the hotel itself is across the road from a McDonalds, that runs until 2am, as well as an exquisite 5* fish restaurant. There's a Minimarket across the road, too, a supermarket, only 5 minutes walk away and a coffee shop right next door to the apartment building itself. If you're keen on sightseeing, there's easy access to public transport right outside the building in the form of a bus stop. By bus, it's only 10 minutes to the Vatican and 30 to the Colosseum. Absolutely perfect and easy. As I went with my partner, for our anniversary trip, we chose the Honeymoon Suite - equipped with the Jacuzzi. We were met by a staff member at the gate of the block, who was extremely helpful and even carried our bags up to the suite. Having sorted through the check-in paperwork, he guided us to the suite, explained how the safe and jacuzzi functioned and then wished us a pleasant stay. In the morning, he offered and made me a coffee and asked if we required any help getting around. The room was cleaned to the highest standard every time we got back from our days out. All in all, the standard of the hotel was outstanding - much more than I expected considering the price. I could not have asked for a better experience! It really made my experience of Rome so much better.
We stayed in the honeymoon suite ! Lovely jacuzzi bath with a big smart television ! Staff were very friendly and helpful ! Lovely balcony . Bus stop straight outside the hotel were the buses will run every 20 minutes or so . The train station is about 15 minutes walk . Not the best for location would have preferred to stay more central but the hotel definitely made up for it . Recommend it .
Lovely entrance to the building but was a bit confusing as was no reception desk on ground floor. We found the Gregorio VII Suites on the first floor and was greeted by manager/owner who was very helpful and friendly. He showed us to our room which was lovely. Our room looked out to the front with big round bed, jacuzzi and nice shower/wc room too. Decor was high spec and very clean and tidy. We stayed for 3 nights and room was cleaned everyday whilst we were out. Bus stop directly outside which were very frequent and easy to navigate. Located just 10 mins on the bus from the Vatican and 20 mins from the Colosseum. Although first impressions were a little worrying don't let the fact that it's an apartment building put you off as i would definitely stay there again and would definitely recommend the suites. Also can highly recommend a little gem of a restaurant in the street behind the building called 'La Forchetta'.
- Close to St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Fitness center
- Airport shuttle (fees apply)
Located in Aurelio, Gregorio VII Luxury Suites is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel. This 5-room townhouse welcomes guests with in-room amenities like balconies, sitting areas, and LED TVs. Vatican Museums and Castel Sant'Angelo are also nearby.
The 5 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 55-inch LED TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Memory foam beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer free toiletries.
Guests of Gregorio VII Luxury Suites enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. There's free offsite parking, as well as an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets.
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89% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 82 reviews