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Residence Candia

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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.

This hotel is situated near "Cipro metro station" and the Vatican Museum. It has a nice roof garden and well equipped rooms. *But* the Tv channels were all Italian. we had a room adjacent to "Via Candia" and it was very noisy and you hear lots of cars and motors driving (even during the night) but not all the rooms are at the front. Also the place is very close near an Hospital so that explains the sirens you hear a lot . It is situated in a residential neighborhood with many good restaurants and supermarkets. Rooms: It had a tiny kitchen but full of equipment you need. The bathroom was very good. Everything was very clean. In my opinion the beds were good but that is for every person different. I would go there next time for sure but then a room at the back.

The outside view is less than inspiring but once inside there is good decor and free WiFi. Our room, whilst small was clean and very well equipped it also overlooked a small courtyard. Metro station close by means easy transfer to main sites of Rome city. Vatican City was in walking distance. Would use again and recommend to others

We stayed for 3 nights in a apartment which could sleep 9 there was 4 of us so plenty of room. Apartment was enormous 2 very nice bathrooms and adequate kitchen but we ate out for all meals. Close to transportation and some nice restaurant's. Reccommend this apart hotel very good value.

It's nice place close to Vatican. The appartments were clean and comfortable. We got street view location but didn't found any traffic noise disadvantages. You can walk to Vatican within 10 min, very comfortable. And please noted that my recomendation is to visit Rome on May-July only just to feel aroma of Jasmin!

This hotel is a great location from Vatican museum and metro stop cipro, which is 7 stops from termini station after getting leonardo express train for 30mins from fiumcino airport to termini. The photos of the room on indicated this was an apartment. We arrived to a small room with a double bed and a single bed in one room. Beds were not comfortable at all. As a result we slept badly and did Vatican on 3 hrs sleep, not ideal. Room is kind of depressing decor, but staff are so kind and helpful. So if you want a budget accommodation close to Vatican this is perfect, but beware that beds and pillows are not comfortable.

We rented the 1 bedroom apartment for our visit. It was perfect for our family of four. Why? It was super affordable, simple, clean, safe, and convenient. It had an adequate number of beds. Although the kitchen area had bunk beds for the kids, it worked for us. We're here to see Rome, not luxuriate in the apartment, right? The kitchen was small but efficient. The location is convenient - there's a nearby market so you can stock the fridge with essentials. There's an upstairs / rooftop patio area that is available for common use, but it's so pretty and airy. This is also walking distance from public transportation, with is very easy to navigate. It's right around the corner from Millennium Gelato - AMAZING - and fabulous italian food. Best of all, this place is RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE VATICAN!!! No need to catch a bus or a taxi. Just cross the street and walk about half a block, and you're there!!!

The place is just right if you are a trio of students crashing for a couple of months on a study trip. But we are not complaining all the features detailed were there and for a cold January day the room and adjoining bath were really warm. The Vatican and metro Cipro are within easy walking distance and the place does have a courtyard where you can park the car.

I have stayed there twice and each time was great. The staff is extremely helpful, Julian and Allan are awesome and always willing to give advice on restaurants, travel sightseeing, grocery shopping and anything else you need. The places have a kitchen and refrigerator. Great place overall and I highly recommend this spot to any traveler. Ciao!

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 Vatican, 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 404 reviews