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Residence Candia

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First of all the Location is very good. It's behind the Vatican. So if you wanna see Vatican Museum you will be there in only 5 Minutes. The staff is very friendly and give us a map to easier explore Rome. The Room was big enough for us 2. But I have no idea how it should be fit for 4 adults. We had without breakfast. Many little Restaurant and supermarket are around. The kitchen is small but with all equipped that you need. When we come back to Rome we will stay again here

Me and my husband stayed here for three nights at this hotel .Up on arriving at the hotel the front desk staff were not really nice and seemed to be put out when we asked them anything. Location wise was spot on, near the Vatican and close to the main attractions.Room was quiet for sleeping on a night, air con worked ,fridge ,microwave etc in room .Room cleaned daily ,if you call it cleaning ,bin emptied and bed made .No towel change the whole time we were there,(good job i like to take my own) .When checking out on the morning of departure, the front desk staff said we had not paid but we had (clearly a scam),luckily we had prove with us.All in all I would not stay here again or recommend it to others .

My family shared a superior studio and were very pleasantly surprised. We were greeted by extremely friendly reception staff, who bent over to help us with any queries we had. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and lovely and cool despite the extreme heat outside. Good location: very close to The Vatican, the metro, numerous restaurants and an amazing gelateri.

Arrived back after stopping three nights at this hotel. Its well located and quiet for sleep quality, the aircon works well, that's about it. The lady on the front desk was rather abrupt and always seemed to be a rush , there was no towel change in our room for the three days we were there, on checkout , the guy behind the desk told us we hadn't paid when quite clearly we had and this was pointed out to him with record's that I carried. I would not stop here again and certainly would not recommend it to anybody else.

Free parking. Fast check in process. Very helpful staff providing lots of information on things to do and the best way to do them. Clean rooms with all amenities, Lots of supermarkets (Carrefour), restaurants, gelato, & fast food (Mc Donalds, Burger King) within walking distance from the hotel. Very safe area with people walking very late at night. Very close to Vatican Museum and Vatican City. Metro station is 5 minutes walk. Bizarre shower providing very hot water for 2 minutes and changes to very cold water for 5 minutes and back again to very hot water for 2 minutes....

I stayed for three days in Rome at Residence Candia and in my personal opinion I could've found a better place for the same price. The hotel looks old and the rooms are too small and dark. The personnel at the front desk weren't so kind. Even though they answered to some of my questions about how to move around, their attitude wasn't pleasant and they didn't satisfy my needs. The location is good if you are interested in visiting the Vatican but is too far from any other touristic visit in Rome. To sum up, even though it wasn't terrible, I don't think I'll ever stay there again.

Great location near the Vatican and Metro stops. Great restaurants nearby. Laundry helps so we did not have to bring a lot of clothes. Our oldest son was in the Temple University summer in Rome program and we were able to join him in this hotel. There are nice meeting areas in the hotel. The hotel employees were very helpful in printing out train schedules for us and giving us other advise and help. They showed us great locations to visit on a map that they provided.

Excellent location, clean, close to everything, love it Grocery store near by, Vatican near by, Transit ,everything is perfect, wish I could move there and make a new life here, maybe it will be my second home one day.

This was a pensione, NOT a hotel. Don't stay here if you need help with luggage. No one offered to help us with our bags. Luckily, they had 2 small elevators, an elevator accommodating one adult with one large or medium bag. Our room for two was so tiny that one of us had to sit still in one corner so the other could move around. Two sides of the bed were against mirrors so I had to crawl out when I used the facilities at night. On our first and second days, we told the guy at the front desk (between 10 AM- 11 AM) that our safe was locked upon arrival. He made excuses and seemed irritated we bothered him. As a result, we just stayed out of the way of this unfriendly host the rest of our stay. The front desk was open 24 hours but did not change currency. Our room air conditioner seemed to work since it was humming but our tiny room never got colder than 25C with the window closed. At night especially (we were sightseeing during the day) we opened the window and the mosquitoes came buzzing around. Fortunately, I brought mosquito repellent wipes which I placed around our bed so we were not feasted on. We had a small kitchen, pots and pans, dishes and a two-burner stove. The towels were changed every 4 days and the bed linens, weekly. An extra change was €5 per person. The room was cleaned daily, the trash emptied. I rated it 2 stars because of the great location and proximity to the Vatican and the cleanliness of our tiny room. The room was also quiet. The pensione is accessible to 2 Metro stations- Cipro and Ottaviano. Several Italian restaurants and a couple of supermercattos were within 5 min. walk. Free parking was available to those with vehicles. I have prepaid them through but when we were about to leave, the night clerk said we owed them around €6-€7 per night tax. Fine, we paid it and he called us a taxi which arrived in 5 minutes. I would not recommend this pensione for those used to staying in hotels.

I'm hesitant to write this review as I feel like I found a gem of a hotel and don't want it spoiled. The Residence Candia is in a fantastic location just a few blocks walk from Cipro Metro station, so VERY easy to get it. It's also only a few blocks away from the entrance to the Vatican Museums. The room we had for for 6 of us (2 Adults 4 kids 18,16,14 and 11) and had TONS of room. It was all VERY nice and spacious and that made everyone very happy. For a room that size to sleep 6, it was a very good rate and honestly I would love to stay there again. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. I speak fluent Italian but it appeared they spoke good English too. Nearby is my favorite gelateria in Roma, Millennium Gelateria which is just a block to the west and you pass it as you walk to the hotel from the Cipro Metro fact we stopped there with our bags before we even checked in! Also great is the Carrefour Supermercato a block in the opposite direction from the hotel from the Cipro metro station. Good food at great prices to help with pain of paying tourist prices for basics. Long story short, will stay here again.

Via Candia 135/B Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Vatican Museums
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Rome City Centre, Residence Candia is adjacent to Vatican Museums and within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights like St. Peter's Basilica. This 100-room residence welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a rooftop terrace. Located centrally in Rome, it's also close to Castel Sant'Angelo and Sistine Chapel.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 100 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens and 2 bathrooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with satellite TV. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Private yards, espresso makers, and free bottled water are also standard.

Property features

At Residence Candia, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out and a picnic area.

Room options

Superior Studio

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Apartment (for 4 people)

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Apartment (for 6 people)

Full 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 6


Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 415 reviews