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Borgo al Vaticano Bed & Breakfast - Rome

Via Angelo Emo 97 - Rome

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Price starting from 110 .00
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The gorgeous Borgo al Vaticano Bed & Breakfast is situated in an exclusive position in the center of Rome, just minutes from the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Castel Sant'Angelo fortress. The property is also not far from the Cipro-Musei Vaticani underground station and a number of principal bus lines, providing guests with quick and easy access to all of the city's most important sights and monuments including the Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna, and the Colosseum. In addition, guests can easily reach Via Cola di Rienzo, one of the best known shopping venues in Rome, with plenty of shops, bars, cafés, and restaurants.

The welcoming property is housed in a typical old Roman borgo or village. Being an independent apartment, the property provides full access to a private kitchen complete with cooking facilities and refrigerator. Additional amenities at this Rome bed and breakfast include multilingual staff, tours/ticket assistance, and a lovely fireplace in the common areas making it ideal for a romantic night in the historical center of Rome. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 59 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Borgo al Vaticano Bed & Breakfast

A free full breakfast is available between 3:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Bed and Breakfast Facilities at Borgo al Vaticano

  • Baby sitter
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Garden

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between noon and 8:00 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee for check-in after 8 PM (amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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8.0

Location

8.3

Quiet

7.8

Spacious

7.6

Service

Borgo al Vaticano B&B reviews

4.0 Ordinary
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • GB

We arranged to meet the owner at 3pm to collect the key. We were less than half an hour late due to an accident on the road from the airport. We found a written message asking us to come back four hours later! We had been traveling with three children from 5.30AM but we were expected to stand on the street with three children and luggage for four hours. The description on the Venere website exaggerates this properties charm. I would't use the words gorgeous to describe this apartment- and it is not in an exclusive part of the city as it claims. 'Simple and 'tiny' would be more honest. Cooking facilities = one very tiny pan. Sorry, if you want a 'romantic night in the historic centre of Rome', you'd have to go out for it. Good budget spot for a couple perhaps.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Portugal

It was our first stay at the Borgo. We received a very warm late check in. Frederica was very friendly. Later she answered our questions immediately via mobile phone. The familyroom was as big enough for us four, we missed a bit the facilities to put our clothes somewhere or the wet towels. The bath was rather small, but had everything useful including a hairdryer. Breakfast was Italian based, Sweets and coffee, there was even a beer in the fridge on the first eve.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This apartment was a great place to stay for our visit to Rome. The local neighborhood felt very safe and had many restaurants, a grocery store and a Metro station. The Vatican Museums were within 10 minutes walk. The apartment was comfortable and the rooftop terrace was a great place to eat and relax. The place was clean and the items provided for breakfast were perfect. The bathroom is on the small side, especially for 4 girls, but it wasn't a problem. Check-in and out were very easy and Federyca was a very pleasant host. She was very informative about what to see and how to get there. Would definitely recommend Borgo Al Vaticano and will stay again if we are back in Rome.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

This apartement is a really good option, if you are looking for a well priced stay near the center. It's 10 min walk to the Vatican and the metro station is not even 5 min walking. There is a nice restaurant and a supermarket 2 min away. The center is a bit further, but still within walking distance. We had a warm welcome from hostess Federyca and she was very hepful. Not unimportant, the apartment was clean and tidy and there were towels and bed sheets in the room. The only thing we missed was a place to sit outside, but on the other hand, it was no problem because we only had breakfast in our room and the rest of the day we were outside. There is a kitchen and a table, so it is possible to cook and eat in the apartment. Definitely a comfortable, well priced apartment, not in the middle of the center, but still a good location, if you want to see Rome in a few days!

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

It was a quiet place near the Vatican. There is a busstop and the metrro within a few minutes. Frederica is a very friendly person, with a warm welcome. The breakfast is typical italian; we bought our own bread and cheese in the nearby supermarket (dutch breakfast). We would like to come back!

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

The appartment was small but clean. Federica was very nice, welcoming and punctual. Arranged for transport to airport (given the prices of train fare from Fiumicino to Rome Termini, this might be an interesting option) Excellent base for Rome Sight seeing, 10 minutes from Metro station. The only issue we had was the humidity in the appartment. This might have been due to the time of year(october)

5.4 Ordinary
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Frederica was very pleasant and tried to be helpful when we first arrived. Her main way of communicating with you is by phone but we were unable to charge our phone because our adapter did not work. We were unable to find another adopter for three days due to the shops being closed on Easter weekend. Most hotels/pensioni have converters or able to tell you where to find one. We had no way of communciating with anyone for that period of time. There was no internet connection that I am aware of. The room was not serviced daily and the bathrooms did not appear very clean. The location was great, breakfast was very good, space was great. Stairs leading to the apartment very tight, difficult to carry up luggage. I would not classify this as a bed and breakfast but more like an apartment. Bed & Breakfasts typically have staff present and offer services.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We took a Ryanair flight from Luton and within two hours were in Rome. We caught the terravision from the airport to the termini then the Metro to Cipro which was only a couple of minutes walk from the apartment. We found travelling in Rome extremely easy.Il Borgo al Vaticano is only a short walk from the Vatican, and with its close proximity to the Metro and numerous bus stops, is ideally situated. Leading to the apartment were steps, but not many. The apartment was like a spacious bedsit and was very clean (including toilet and shower) with no bugs! My son (aged 14) and daughter (aged 11) shared a very big bed settee and slept very well. They did insist, however, on using the bolster cushion to separate themselves! Same son thought the whole concept of the bidet in the bathroom hilarious! Frederica left the fridge well stocked and the continental breakfast lasted us the whole time we were there. One day we walked so far and got drenched in the rain, that by the time we got home (well that's what the apartment felt to us after a while), we were too tired to eat out. We were able to walk a few minutes down the road and brought back take-away Pizzas which were very different to the ones we get in England. These went down well with the cheap bottle of wine we bought from the local shop! The restaurants along the road were good and so was the ice cream parlour! One of the really good things about Il Borgo al Vaticano was that it was hidden behind a gate and surrounded by apartments occupied by Italians. In the immediate vicinity of the apartment we never came across other tourists which was a real bonus! It made us feel as if we were experiencing Rome as a local and not as a tourist. We only met Frederica the once, when we arrived. She pointed out where she lived, which was in the next building and told us to see her if we needed anything. After going on a bit, to sum up our visit - Fantastico - we can't wait to return!

3.7
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

As tourists all we needed was a clean place to rest/sleep at the end of a sight-seeing day. What we experienced at Il Borgo al Vaticano was bugs in the kitchen and bathroom. The bathroom was dirty and the floor throughout were dirty. Sheets had stains. For the price I would have expected much more since it was cash up front. Next time I will pay more for a hotel room.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We stayed here during a weekend break to Rome in January and loved it. We were travelling with our two children aged 7 and 9. Borgo al Vaticano is a well maintained, comfortable and spacious studio apartment rather than a B&B. The delightful owner, Federica, provided a selection of provisions for breakfast and there’s a supermarket nearby if you need anything else. Federica kindly arranged a taxi for us from Campino airport as we arrived late in the evening. The apartment has a degree of charm and homeliness that you couldn’t ever get staying at a hotel, and that’s why we liked it so much. The nearby La Fornace restaurant offers great tasting, excellent value food and a similarly charming experience. We loved both.

7.4 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

This is a little tiny HOUSE not an apartment. It looked like someone had built over an old porch. Because it was seperate from any other building it was very quite and nice. The house was about 20 steps from the wall of the vatican and a 4 block walk to the nearest metro stop. The kitchen had a small fridge a range and a sink. There was no breakfast. When we arrived there was a basket of packaged sweets and milk in the fridge and coffee on a shelf. Be prepared to buy your own ´real´breakfast. The beds were very soft and comfy with great pillows. The only really bad thing about Il Borgo was the bathroom. The shower curtain had mold growing on it and there was a big wad of mildew/mold in the corner. Basically, the whole place could use a good professional cleaning. Overall, we had a lovely stay and were able to overlook the grime for the great prices and fabulous location.

7.2 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Rome is beautiful, the location well suited to explore the city, Federica is friendly and overall we enjoyed our stay very much! But there are two things we didn't appreciate at all: Without any explanation by Federica we had to stay at the "Veranda al Vaticano", not the "Borgo al Vaticano". The Veranda is just a few minutes away from Borgo in a quite street. The point is, that this appartment isn't described on Venere.com at all. If you make a booking, be sure where you will stay! The veranda is quiet a lovely place with, surprise!, a veranda on the roof, which must be great in spring or summer! It seems to be smaller then the Borgo and has one big problem: In the bathroom we found a lot of mold, especially in the showercubicle. I guess, nobody likes mold, so, I hope that Federica will take care of the problem in the future. Make sure to ask her about it before you confirm your booking!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Federica was very welcoming and friendly. She made us feel as if we were old friends and took care of all of our needs. She went over and beyond of what I had expected. The apartment was very convenient to the Vatican and Federica even gave us some inside tips that really made a difference to our stay especially since we went to Rome at the height of summer (July). I do not think anyone would be disappointed if they choose to stay with her but bear in mind that there are steps that they would need to climb. Thanks so much for making our holiday a memorable one!

6.5 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

They need a door or privacy curtain between the eating area and bedroom, in this apartment.

6.2 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at Il borgo al Vaticano with our three children for a week during half-term. It is small but situated in a part of Rome which allowed us to easily visit all the places that we wished too. It is really a studio apartment in a block of apartments where Italian families live and is therefore a busy city area with the facilities that you would expect of same. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed but it is small for a family of five. The family were very welcoming indeed and helpful when we had questions. The owner spoke good English which helped us a lot with the little Italian we knew. The apartment has reasonable cooking facilities and so you can cook basic meals if you get fed up eating out! Good and reasonably well priced supermarket near by and some of the local reasturants offer good service and reasonable prices - we found the prices of the resturants close to the Vatican expensive. Rome is a wonderful City and we had a great time there. Will most certaintly return again and would be happy to stay at this apartment once again. One difficulty for us was the difficulty with disabled access, there are a lot of stairs and pavements around the area of Rome - indeed most of Rome - were not made for wheelchair users! Access to the tube is impossible but local buses do have access which is reasonable, however we found Romans not always sympathic to our chid's needs! The apartment however did allow us much more freedom than a hotel and we enjoyed that. Would recommend it to others - infact have done already - but probably some families of five might find the space a wee bit restricted! Enjoy your holiday.

7.1 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Location handy to Vatican, bus, train, grocery store, restaurants (Don't miss La Fornace at Via Angelo Emo 75 just down the street.) Breakfast was not as advertised. Reserved three nights with breakfast. A basket of cookies and bread and fridge with juice was there day one. Don't count on breakfast.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We had a great stay while in Rome. Federica was very sweet and was always available to help us. She made sure to remind us of the change in time and to put our clocks ahead one hour as we were leaving the next morning for the airport. We were well stocked in our room for breakfast and enjoyed being able to eat at our leasure. The only negative was the fact that we had to walk up a lot of steps to the apartment. It was at a different location from her other B&B's, but we left in the morning and most days did not return until the evening. I would definitely recommned this B&B.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Our stay at Il Borgo al Vaticano was perfect in every way. The location was convenient and quiet. The apartment was comfortable and very clean. Our hostess went out of her way to make us feel welcome. We would recommend this fully equiped apartment as a very inexpensive and practical alternative to a hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This was our family's first trip to Rome. It was AMAZING! Our entire family loved the Il Borgo Vaticano. Frederica at the Il Borgo Vaticano was fantastic!! She was very sweet, spoke very good english, and was very helpful. She took the time to sit down with us and explain where all the main sites were, marked them down on a map, showed us how to get to them, and what the cabs SHOULD cost to get there. She also gave us an idea of which order we should go see it all in. We only had 3 days in Rome, and got to see most everything, thanks to her help. The room was beautiful, the kitchen well stocked with a very italian cuisine for breakfast. It was great because there were items in the kitchen that I would not have tried without them being there, and on our way out of the country we stopped at the Supermercate and purchsed more for the trip home! The location is amazing. We were able to walk to see the Vatican, the Basillica, and all the surrounding sites. The colosseum and the forum area required a cab ride, but the cost was minimal. If I ever return to Rome again, (which I plan to do someday) I definitely would stay at the Il Borgo again. The only thing that I would suggest for people who are considering this property, is that you should keep in mind that this is a Bed and Breakfast in Italy, and it is very italian. In regards to the breakfasts, again, the kitchen is stocked with italian style breakfast items, which usually consist of bread, cookies, and danishes. (The italians usually don't eat eggs, waffles, etc for breakfast.) If you are looking for that type of breakfast, either plan to shop on your own, or stay in a more "american" style hotel, because even the local restaurants won't serve that type of breakfast either. If you are looking for a place with a more "american" flare, this is not the place for you. If you want to really see Italy, and all that Italy really is... stay at the Il Borgo Vaticano. I assure you, you will enjoy

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

the place is very quiet and just 15 minutes walking from musei vaticani. Just a problem with the video. I think that the price/quality ratio is very good

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

We would like to make/by our own breakfast and got a redused price

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location, short walk to the Vatican, friendly staff who kept in touch during our stay

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

This is a really fantastic deal ....... for the same price that others charge for a room in someone's apartment, this "Borgo al Vaticano" provides a self-contained studio flat. Spacious, comfortable, everything one could need, and the location is extremely convenient for almost anything central. Excellent trattoria just 30 yards away that became our "canteen" for the duration .... great welcome ... just like our own home. I'd go back again .... as long as YOU haven't booked it first!

6.4 Fair
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Czech Republic

The apartment had not very well equipped kitchen, it had uncomfortable beds ( very soft mattresses ), the bathroom is very small and not very cleaned and all day and night rumbled the furnace, so we had to turn it off for nights and then in the morning there was cold and we did not have any warm water. For the price I was expecting also better breakfast offer and not in the check-in time to get just toast bread, marmelade, Butter, milk, one bottle of water and some biscuits and candys for all stay for two adults.

7.6 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Netherlands

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

7.0 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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0.0
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

4.8 Ordinary
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Mexico

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

3.2
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Belgium

7.5 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

4.1 Ordinary
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

7.1 Good
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Borgo al Vaticano Bed & Breakfast has 3 guest rooms, all with fireplaces and climate control. Rooms open onto balconies. Televisions with DVD players in each room provide entertainment and relaxation at the end of a busy day.

Guest rooms are individually furnished, making each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in Select Comfort mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers. Minibars and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • DVD player

How to reach Borgo al Vaticano Bed & Breakfast

By car
The complex is easily reachable from the G.R.A. - Grande Raccordo Anulare ring-road which is connected to all the main highways: from the Raccordo, exit at Civitavecchia-Aurelio-Roma and follow the indications towards the Vaticano.

By train
From the Roma Termini railway station, take the underground line A towards Battistini and get off at the Cipro-Musei Vaticani stop. Exit the station at via Angelo Emo, where the B&B is situated.

By airplane
The Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino airport is about 30 km from the city-centre and is well connected by highway and express train service.

Distances from Bed and Breakfast Borgo al Vaticano

Vatican Gardens - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palace of the Governorate of Vatican City State - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casina Pio IV - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palace of Justice - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Vatican Library - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Sistine Chapel - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Vatican Museums - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Paul VI Audience Hall - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
San Carlo di Nancy Hospital - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Apostolic Palace - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
St. Peter's Basilica - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Piazza San Pietro - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Catherine - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Santo Spirito Hospital - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
The closest major airports to Borgo al Vaticano Bed & Breakfast are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 16.8 km / 10.4 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 20.1 km / 12.5 mi

The preferred airport for Borgo al Vaticano Bed & Breakfast is Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Borgo al Vaticano Bed & Breakfast

  • Shuttle service