Gregorio VII Luxury Suites0.0 out of 5.0
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Stayed for 2 nights upgraded to honeymoon suite for €35 more per night simply for the hottub/ spa bath in the room. Big round bed was cool too :) . Location is close to vatican city. Would stay again.
We had a 5 night break in the Gregorio VII Luxury Suites for our first anniversary. Upon first arrival, we were concerned about the fact it was part of a converted apartment complex; but after being in Rome for only an hour we discovered this was VERY common - but that not all are as well kept as here. The staff there were fantastic, from recommending restaurants and tourist attractions to ordering us transfers and taxis for us, to generally just being friendly and courteous they were great. Had an issue with my safe (nobodies fault (possibly mine)) and day or night the staff were happy to come up to my room and assist me. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. We had clean towels every day and the mini bar/wine rack was refilled every day; the prices for which were very reasonable. Located around 15-20 mins walk to Vatican City. Also, around 10 minutes walk to the Metro (Believe it was Baglo de Ubaldi). Which allows easy travel around rome and is VERY cheap (24 Hour unlimited travel was €7). All in all, would visit again.
So...me and my boyfriend are currently still here at the Gregorio vii luxury suites but I feel the need to publish what we think before actually finishing our trip. Good points- - Room is clean and tidy - Honeymoon suite has lovely jacuzzi (after having to rinse it out) which works - The bed is comfortable Bad points - First night was in the 'superior suite' which at 10.30pm when we decided it was bedtime and to draw the curtain the whole curtain pole decided to kamakazy to the floor after a gentle tug, resulting to having to call out the receptionist on my mobile to come and fix it, he couldn't fix it so we had to have the shutters down and no curtains. - It appears the advertised 'air conditioned rooms' is actually a lie and the air conditioning unit isn't controlled by yourself, you actually have to ask the receptionist to turn it on manually which is delightful when we went out (in the day at 30 degrees and turned the air con to what we assumed was on to come back to a nice cool room) and returned only to walk into a sauna...which wasn't advertised in the facilities. . After paying €94 to upgrade for the next two nights in the 'honeymoon suite' which was the 'best suite' and it appeared the air conditioning worked (yay) yet we were mislead once again after waking up at 3am absolutely boiling and it appeared the air con had once again kamakazyed...like the curtain and was as we can only assume 'turned off'. We later that day asked the receptionist why and he said it gets turned off at nighttime, so we had to ask again for it to be left on overnight in hope that night #3 would be ok to sleep in. - The man on reception, yes he was very sweet and helpful with regards to our curtain situation- he was not my favourite person when on night #2 when he decided to knock continually on the door at 11.30/12.00 PM to ask for the 'cash for city tax' which he had already been told we would give him in the morning once we had been to a cash point, we weren't planning to flee without giving him his €21 we just hadn't been to the cashpoint, I still feel that door knocking at that time of night on hotel guests is mildly uneccessary. We had also offered him card payment previously yet he said had to be cash, which was odd as there was a card machine for payments which we paid for minibar etc. -Also, the 'hotel' isn't actually a hotel, it's apartments converted into suites- so just don't come along expecting a hotel with reception access etc.
Ok let me just state firstly the room and facilities were amazing close to the city ..great comfortable bed and air conditioning cannot be slated..my problem was that after arriving delays all day with flights and transfers upon arrival to the hotel no one was there i was locked out couldn't get to my room .. phone was dead but thankfully charged a powerbank slightly so managed to make a call to the owner ..the owner came to my rescue or so i thought until he said i owed a €50 fine for being late even though the problems were out of my control..i paid it and went to my room because i had such an emotional day and wanted to get straight to bed and afterwards i had a wonderful week in Rome
I had a 5 night break with my daughter staying in the luxury suites. It's in a large apartment building across from McDonald's. On the second floor up the stairs then straight ahead! The staff were so friendly and helpful. The room was not as small as I thought it would be from reading other reviews. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom clean and modern. The cleaning service daily was brilliant. Good mini bar at reasonable prices but we didn't use (we used the little shop over the road) We could hear everything in the room next door but wasn't too bad as we were so tired from sight seeing we had mostly early nights! Thank you son much for our comfortable stay ☺️ Good bus routes right into the centre of Rome via the 916 bus which was regular. Stop straight outside the apartments and bus back is exactly where you get dropped off! The bus gets very cramped I recommend taking a fan as can get very hot and getting a seat is not always possible! Beautiful restaurant on street behind McDonald's where we had the best pizza ever and a gelato shop bang next door to that! Rome is lovely full of police and army so felt safe but there are some alleys with looky looky men and homeless people I would avoid. We used google maps to find our way around! Last day we had a rest day and went to Santa Marinella beach which was beautiful. Getting there was easy! 247 bus from road behind McDonald's (other side of road so looking at McDonald's) then off at Roma Aurelia train station and fl5 train to santa Marinella which is the stop before Civitavecchia. Then a five min walk straight down the road and right to the beach! Took about and hour and half in all travel and was so worth it after being on our feet for 3 days solid!
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
- Close to St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Health club
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 a coffee shop/café and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Vatican Museums and Castel Sant'Angelo are also nearby.
Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
The 5 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 55-inch LED TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer free toiletries, and memory foam beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Minibars and safes are other standard amenities.
Guests of Gregorio VII Luxury Suites enjoy features like a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 50 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This townhouse accommodation also has laundry facilities.
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89% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 88 reviews