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Hotel Palazzo Cardinal Cesi - Rome

4 star Hotel Rome

Via Conciliazione 51 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 229 .50
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Palazzo Cardinal Cesi offers 4-star central Rome hotel accommodation in the Vatican - Prati area, under 200 meters from St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza San Pietro.

Location of Palazzo Cardinal Cesi

In addition to being near the metro/underground and near the train station, Santo Spirito Hospital, Auditorium Conciliazione, Apostolic Palace and Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith are not far. Other points of interest include Sistine Chapel, Castel Sant'Angelo, Vatican Museums and Paul VI Audience Hall.

Internet & Business

Guests can make use of the free Wi-Fi. Business amenities include small meeting rooms.

Amenities

The front desk at Palazzo Cardinal Cesi is open 24 hours. Other amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, an elevator (lift), a garden and laundry facilities.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 74 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The room and common areas are absolutely spotless. This hotel is a really special...

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Breakfast at Hotel Palazzo Cardinal Cesi

A free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Hotel Facilities at Palazzo Cardinal Cesi

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Conference room
  • Meeting Room
  • City tour
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or 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.

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.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15 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 2 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 11 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.

9.4

Clean

10

Location

8.4

Quiet

7.3

Spacious

9.1

Service

Palazzo Cardinal Cesi Hotel reviews

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

My wife and I had a wonderful stay, the hotel has a great atmosphere. The breakfast was fantastic and the service is very efficient and friendly. I would certainly go there again.

7.6 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Greece

The hotel building is a real old "palazzo". Excellent place for a Vatican visitor, but if you want night life, go and stay somewhere else. Absolutely quiet place. I found the room small, but very clean and nicely decorated. The breakfast was typical. After 19:00 every kind of shop is closed around the hotel, so you will have to walk 800m to the underground station, or take a taxi. Overall it was very pleasant experience.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The facility and staff were wonderful, and the location was perfect to be close to the Vatican. The price was a bit higher, but the location made it worth the price.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Wonderful hotel in excellent location right next to st peters square. Perfect base for seeing main attractions in Rome which are all walking distance from hotel. Buffet style breakfast not really my thing hence the overall rating. Bar prices not cheap but no different to price of drinks we were paying in rest of Rome. Would stay at same hotel again and recommend the hotel to others.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

absolut perfect

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A beautiful and quiet place that allowed our visit to St. Peter's to be rewarding both as a tourist and a spiritual experience.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We LOVED this hotel! With the Vatican and Sistine Chapel steps away from the doorstep you couldnt ask for a more central location. The lobby and reception are beautiful as the hotel is set in an old monastry and is so clean and inspiring. The rooms were small but well appointed with luxurious bedding and towels. The breakfast was lovely with a full range and the staff very kind and helpful.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

What a location, to walk out on the street and be confronted by one of the world's most recognisable landmarks, St Pietro's Basilica, is just so impressive. The Hotel Palazzo Cardinal Cesi proved to be one of the best surprises of our trip to Europe. The quality of the hotel itself, the modern and well appointed room exceeded our expectations in every respect. The shower was on the small side however this did not really matter to us. Breakfast was plentiful and offered much variety and the staff were very helpful. The highlight to us was the location and the proximity to the area surrounding the Vatican.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

I booked two rooms for my husband and me and my parents during our 3-night stay in Rome. We were VERY pleased with the Hotel Palazzo Cardinal Cesi- it was our favorite out of all of our Italy hotels! The hotel location was very close to the Vatican - I do not think it was possible to be any closer. The rooms were European small, but not tiny. The rooms were also very clean. The courtyard was an excellent place for us to meet in the evening for drinks and relaxing. The breakfast was a typical European breakfast and included in the room rate. The staff was helpful, and helped us with taxis, locations, and restaurants. I will definitely recommend this hotel to my friends.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel courtyard, lobby, breakfast room, and room were beautiful. The room was very comfortable for 3 people, although we did hear traffic (fast-moving cars) throughout the night. The price isn't low, but the location and facility are great. The staff was very gracious - I wish we could have lingered longer in the morning, rather than rush to catch a plane. Even though we needed to leave just before breakfast officially started, the staff welcomed and encouraged us to have breakfast early.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Chile

It is very special hotel, nice, quiet, with warm and kind personnel. The atmosphere of the old palazzo, is great, some mystic, religius. It was nice to receive the "evangelio" of Sunday in the room. It was really a very great experience to stay there, and when you go out inmediately you can see the Cathedral.

7.7 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Have been to Rome many times. My room was a single room very small like a cell but beautiful.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Excellent location, friendly staff, rooms are not very large but very clean, well furnished and equipped. Very good breakfast. Situación excelente, personal muy agradable, habitaciones no muy grandes pero muy limpias, bien amuebladas y equipadas. El desayuno era muy bueno.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Absolutely loved the hotel and the staff were extremely helpful and lovely! Perfect location too! Thank you!

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Double deluxe

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Chile

The hotel was a delight, we were just unlucky with some noisy people in the room above us.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This is actually Geri's daughter Jamie, i'm writing w/ her input. Beautiful courtyard, charming staff, st peter's square right across the way. Not so close to the other sites, about a half hour by bus.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Fabulous location (very close to Piazza San Pietro) made it very easy to access all of Rome since taxis and buses stopped very near to the hotel. There were only two drawbacks with the hotel and that was (1) there is a considerable amount of street noise at night along the street intersecting the Via della Conciliazione and (2) there were no room darkening shades in the room and the drapes do not close all the way, which made it necessary for me to paper clip the drapes shut at night! The hotel staff could not have been friendlier -- Franz and Mimmo were particularly helpful and very nice. I truly enjoyed my stay at the Palazzo Cardinal Cesi and would definitely stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

Delightful holtel with very friendly employees. Our rooms were ready on arrival. I had asked for one beside my son and was disappointed this could not be accommodated. However, the hotel is small with a really secure feeling so as it turned out it was fine. Its lacks a bit of comfort in the open areas (no nice plump seating), there is no restaurant (but plenty around the area). There is a limited bar service. Our rooms were spotless. Bed linen and towel changes daily. Shower unit tiny. Otherwise functional and comfortable.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

A hidden gem. I knew I was in the right location on the street, but couldn't find the hotel entrance. It turned out I was standing in front of it; two large, beautiful wooden doors, which was an entrance shared by Church offices, I believe. As you walk in, you pass through a beautiful, quiet courtyard. The staff was very inviting and helpful. The room, although small (but I was only there to sleep and shower), was very clean and well designed. It was also very quiet and away from the street traffic, so I slept like a baby. I will definitely stay here again.

3.5
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Rooms very, very tiny. Showers so small, that it was difficult to lift arms up to wash my hair! Breakfast adequate, not wonderful. We needed to stay in one of our two rooms 3 hours extra, due to a tour, and we were only allowed to do so if we agreed to pay an extra 60 Euros. I thought that was unfortunate, especially considering the high price of the two rooms that we'd rented, and the fact that they were not full, for those nights. Location was good, and the central courtyard was lovely. Staff was nice, not warm. Would not return here.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

I took my partner as a birthday surprise and this hotel couldn't have been better. The staff were wonderful and the hotel stunning. It is expensive but for Rome, the rooms were spacious and the location was practically in the Pope's front garden. Basically, it was everything I could have wished for, wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and I would love to go back. No scope for evening meal but like to explore so this didn't bother me. Probably not ideal for families but not in a bad way. Go on - treat yourselves.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very close to the Vatican. Parking right outside but in busy area. Hard to find late at night but once you learn the numbers on the walls, you can find it. Excellent breakfast. Pricey but for the location, not bad.

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Finland

Unbeatable location for Vatican and also the area of Piazza Navona and Pantheon Well maintained historic property. Twin/double rooms on the small side. Bathroom very small. Impeccably clean rooms.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Singapore

The hotel staff were immensely helpful throughout our stay.

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

You cannot get a better hotel, if Vatican is your first priority. The rooms are small, but I was told that's how the monks lived there, as it is a 400 year old monastery converted to a very modern hotel that retains all the charm and serenity of a monastery. Its location is everything, as all the tour buses start or end there. Service is excellent and breakfast is sumptous. One word of caution, the toilet can be bit restrictive for fat people. They should check out the deluxe rooms. On the whole, it is full value for money. I would love to go back to this hotel, anytime.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great little hotel, beautiful rooms and setting, i/2 block from St Peters, you can see the dome from some fo the rooms.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Poland

Absolutely superb Hotel in the best location in Rome (100 meters from San Pietro)with extremely nice and competent people at all levels. If you are coming to Rome with intention to be in the center of Christianity (Vatican) as well as just normal tourist sightseeing it is the place to stay. This time it was our fourth time, and for sure not the last one.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Korea

I think the clientele are people that want to stay at a place that is luxurious, cozy, convenient, comfortable with quality services. I personal like that place because it was not a big chain hotel and had a personal touch. This was my first time I stayed here.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Since we had so little time in Rome, I chose this hotel for the convenience to the Vatican area. It is literally steps from St. Peter's square. After spending most of our vacation in a car and walking up and down hills and steps in the Tuscany area, we were more than ready to have the convenience of being right in the heart of Rome--mainly the Vatican area. Since it is an older hotel--which shares part of the building with another private residence- the rooms were rather small. We had two rooms-the triple for my 3 teens was just slightly bigger than the double and was tight for an extra bed. But since we were there only one night, we did not mind that. A longer stay would have been uncomfortable. They had a breakfast room( we did not have as we left early AM), a small room with free internet access and an area in the lobby for afternoon drinks. The building had a really lovely courtyard-like area. Beside walking out the door and to the Vatican and St. Peter's, we easily walked over one of the many foot bridges to Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, the Spanish steps and the Trevi fountain. Though on a map it may seem like the Vatican area and the Colloseum area are far apart, they really are not and can be walked to and from in one morning or afternoon--with many nice shops and restaurants along the way to visit. Get a good street map and you'll be fine. The staff recommended a restaurant close by and happily made reservations for us. La Barca (sp?). It was great but pricey. We splurged our last night in Italy, but there are lots of other's to choose from. Do some research beforehand.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

Very nice hotel with amazingly peaceful atmosphere just 20 meters from Piazza San Pietro. Excellent location to enjoy Vatican. Very friendly personnel. Excellent value for money!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

A great little place next door to Heaven

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Best personel I have seen in Italian hotels for many many years: very friendly, helpful and accomodating. Will definitely stay there again. The peaceful atmosphere once one walks through the main gate is so relaxing, the daily reading from the Gospel one gets under his door every morning and the whole surrounding inside the hotel prepares you for the very short walk to the Vatican and is the start of the pilgrimage to the Vatican. The best for anyone who wants to visit the Vatican and live the relationship with God.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

We have much enjoyed to be in Palazzo Cardinal Cesi and we would like to return there

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The staff is amazingly friendly and knowledgeable. My 7 days at this fine establishment - so near the Vatican - was a true delight. Not a single complaint....

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

The hotel Palazzo Cardinal Cesi is right next to the Vatican; however using the Metro Linea A or the bus system you can reach all destinations in the historic quarter easily. Our room facing a backstreet was as quiet as you can expect in Rome. The beds are on the smallish side - as was the bathroom - but very comfortable. The room was immaculately clean and tastefully decorated. The personnel was friendly and offered an overall good and personalized service. The breakfast was o.k., however we missed the croissants the hotel is referring to on its website. All in all, we would return to the Palazzo Cardinal Cesi for our next stay in Rome.

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

We had an excellent stay at Palazzo Cardinal Cesi. Location was superb. Rooms were comfortable and superclean. Service personnel was very frienly and helpful.We found everything we needed and expected. We would like to come back again.

2.0
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

My friend and I had to cancel this hotel room the day of the reservation because we were both injured the day before and had to go to the doctor. We cancelled because we had to cut a few days of sight seeing out of the trip because we needed to stay where we were and rest. I checked the website, and it said there would be a fee for late cancellation - makes sense. I called, and they said they were going to charge me for the entire price of my hotel stay. I asked to speak to a manager and they told me to call back at 1pm. When I did, no one answered the phone. I called 4 times that day, and no one answered. One time it went to the answering machine. I emailed venere.com for help, and they did nothing. I don't recommend staying here, the people were very rude! The customer service of this website wasn't much help either.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The room and location where great. The only problem we found was that instead of a double bed we were given two twin beds instead. You can walk outside and literally throw a large stone into the St. Peter's Square. Breakfast was tasty.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Poland

If someone wants to be in the Vatican right next to St. Peter Square it would be hard to imagine better place. On top of the location service and welcome would be hard to find in any other hotel - it was absolutely superb stay.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Portugal

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

7.9 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

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8.8 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

3.5
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

7.8 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Palazzo Cardinal Cesi, offering 30 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free dial-up internet as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Vatican - Prati visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, slippers, bidets and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Dial-up Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Palazzo Cardinal Cesi Hotel

By car From any point of the Grande Raccordo Anulare ring road, connected to all the main incoming highways, take exit no. 1 Aurelia centro-S.Pietro. By train From the Roma-Termini railway station, take the underground line A and get off at Ottaviano. By airplane From the Rome Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci airport, about 25 km away, the hotel can be reached by taking the train Leonardo Express, leaving every 30 minutes to the Roma-Termini main rail station. From there, follow as described above.

Distances from Hotel Palazzo Cardinal Cesi

St. Peter's Basilica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza San Pietro - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Santo Spirito Hospital - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Auditorium Conciliazione - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Apostolic Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Paul VI Audience Hall - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Sistine Chapel - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Castel Sant'Angelo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Ponte Sant'Angelo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Vatican Library - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Bambino Gesu Hospital - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Casina Pio IV - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palace of Justice - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palace of the Governorate of Vatican City State - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Palazzo Cardinal Cesi are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 15.8 km / 9.8 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 21 km / 13 mi

The preferred airport for Palazzo Cardinal Cesi 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 kilometre.