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“Great little Gem”
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PapavistaRelais
Ranked #144 of 3,620 Rome B&B and Inns
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Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
“Great little Gem”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

We had 4 wonderful nights in Rome; thanks to this quiet little hotel and the staff. The hotel is comfortable and clean with a great breakfast buffet. But the people there make it really special. David and Silvia will graciously help you with anything. And Grazia and Steve can arrange the best tours. We had a private tour of the Sistine Chapel with Steve early in the a.m. before the Chapel opened. We were in there for 1-1/2 hours. It was fantastic. Steve is actually from Detroit, but knows everything about Rome ! Then he took us on a "hidden gems of Rome" tour the next day which was so much fun. It was the perfect trip to Rome.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

I stayed there on a short break for my 40th birthday & I have to say it is a gem of find for anyone who isn't looking for the facilities of a large hotel but still enjoys the luxuries of a 4/5 star decor with the friendliness of a B&B.

David is, quite possibly, the most helpful, polite & cheerful person I have ever met (without ever being intrusive). He welcomed us wholeheartedly after a delayed, late flight from the UK & made us tea as we must have looked so weary.

Breakfast is good & the location is excellent for the Vatican City & access to the Metro. The hotel is not easy to find in the dark - you have to look for a little plaque on a wall. Also, don't be put off by the hotel's basement (I am told this is common in Italy); you will be pleasantly surprised when you arrive in reception.

All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

I stayed there for 2 nights in March 2012 and I would recommend the place to anyone who is looking for a very clean, quiet and lovely B&B. The staff were amazing, very courteous and helpful at all times, specially David. He is well informed, very polite and speaks fluent Spanish. The room was very nice and quiet. It was bigger than other hotel rooms I had before in several of my trips to Italy. It is also very close to the Vatican and the subway stop (Ottavio). There are plenty of restaurants around where you can eat.
It is simply an excellent place to stay in Rome and I would definitively stay there again!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

For American's the Papavista is akin to a B&B...a very good B&B. It is convenient to just about anywhere you would want to go. It is quiet at night, which is not a fact at many hotels near the Vatican. The Staff is absolutely superb. No one can find better service or attention anywhere. I stumbled across the Papavista on the Internet. I discovered how many professionals make the Papavista their home while in Rome. You will probably begin to think of making the Papavista your place to stay on every trip you might make to Rome.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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New York
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

A lovely hotel, fabulous room looking over the vatican. Staff were amazing, nothing was to much trouble all excellent but David was exceptional - what a lovely young man, had so much knowledge and a lovely way with the guests. Gave us information on all the best restaurants and places to visit.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: PapavistaRelais
Address: Via Tunisi 3, 00192 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #144 of 3,620 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price range (per night): $127 - $206
Hotel Class:3 star — PapavistaRelais 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The PapavistaRelais is an elegant guest house recently opened, and able to accommodate any kind of customer. From pilgrims visiting the Vatican City, to tourists interested in the monuments of the historic center of Rome. Six unique rooms, decorated with taste and attention to detail with an excellent position: quality, convenience and comfort guaranteed. ... more   less 
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