Hotel Alimandi Vaticano

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Viale Vaticano 99, Rome, Lazio, 00165, Italy

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  • Karlie85's Profile Photo

    Nice hotel near Vatican

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    The four star Hotel Alimandi Vaticano is one of three hotels in Rome run by the Alimandi family. Opened in 2002, it is located right across the street from the Vatican Museum. It's not really near any other of the main tourist attractions, but there are two metro stations a couple blocks away, Cipro "Musei vaticani" and Ottaviano "San Pietro".

    Each of the front desk staff were truly helpful and willing to give suggestions and directions. When we checked in, they offered to help with our bags and asked if we needed any suggestions for anything. We checked in around 2pm, and the girl told us that was a really good time to go to the Vatican Museum since there was a barely any line, so we went. Every morning there were lines all the way around the block. They also gave as their card and told us to call them if we needed anything at all while we were out.

    The room was average size and the bathroom was fairly big. The rooms have a mini bar, safe, free DSL internet, direct dial phone and a desk. One major problem we had was that the rooms were not sound proof at all, and the hallways were not carpeted. We were unfortunately on the same floor as a family (or two families traveling together) that had at least three other rooms on the floor and just had to walk (loudly!) from room to room, talking (loudly!) at all hours of early morning and as late as midnight! I know this is not the fault of the hotel (and I did ask these people numerous times to quiet down, and they didn't), but if you are light sleeper I strongly suggest earplugs.

    There was a huge selection at breakfast. It was the biggest one I saw anywhere in Italy. There was all of the traditional pastries, fruit, meat and cheeses and bread, but then there was also bacon and eggs, sausages, and even scalloped potatoes. The breakfast staff were also pleasant.

    The elevator is big by European standards, but there are not too many stairs between floors.

    We paid 200 Euro a night.

    Unique Quality: There is a nice rooftop patio.

    Directions: From Fiumicino Airport: take the Leonardo Express to Termini Railway Station. Then take the metro 'A' Line (red) to Cipro or Ottaviano.

    From anywhere: Take the metro 'A" line to Cipro or Ottaviano.

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    Warm, friendly and luxurious

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    From the minute you walk in the front door, located by the way opposite the old Roman walls of the Vatican and it's museum, the staff and surroundings are second to none.
    There is a small bar area (with internet access) on ground floor, and a roof terrace with the most spectacular views accessible only by elevator.
    The bedrooms are all beautifully furnished and decorated. Bathrobes and slippers await you when you open the door, and with the marble floors, they're welcomed. There is plenty of wardrobe space, a self programming safe and flat screen tv/dvd combi with ethernet internet connection in each room. The ensuite bathrooms had everything from toothbrushes to razors, piping hot water and lots and lots of fluffy towels.
    Breakfast was buffet style ranging from traditional pastry fare to somewhat unusual King prawns that appeared on our last morning there.. but all top quality.
    Reception and bar staff were friendly, helpful and very chatty. They had plenty of tips on sightseeing and museum times to visit and our last day co-inciding with a Roman holiday, the owner himself drove us to the airport in his van, insisting on less than quarter of the regular taxi fare.
    The location is opposite the vatican museum and about 10 minutes walk from St Peter's and restaurants and Gelateria are all in abundance close by.

    Unique Quality: The location of this hotel is one of it's outstanding characteristics being so close to the walled city but for me the staff and ambiance would be it's most endearing features.

    Directions: Directly opposite the Vatican Museum entrance.

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Hotel Alimandi was friendly and comfortable

by A TripAdvisor Member

The newer hotel, 4 *'s, was very nice - modern and very comfortable. The owners were friendly and helpful. The location, right across from the Vatican Museum, was very convenient.

Excellent location

by A TripAdvisor Member

We only had 1 night at this hotel at the end of a holiday in Umbria. The hotel was so comfortable, wish we could have stayed longer. Hotel Alimandi Vaticano is right opposite the Vatican Museum entrance, on the perimeter of the walls of Vatican City. We crammed a lot into the last day of our holiday, visiting the Vatican for Sunday mass, then lunch followed by a bus ride to more wonderful sites, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain etc. Although Rome was hot, the hotel had easily controllable air conditioning. We had 2 rooms for our family, one was noisy due to traffic. th other was on the other side of the building and was quiet. The breakfast was delicious, a great choice that all the family enjoyed- even the fussy ones! The hotel is quite small, very elegant. The receptionists were extremely helpful. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to any visitors to Rome, especially if you plan to see the Vatican.

Excellent choice

by TripAdvisor Member mawillow

We have just returned from Hotel Alimandi Vaticano.
What a wonderful experience from the start when the shuttle bus picked us up from the Airport to our return journey back home.
The staff were very helpful, polite and spoke English very well.
The room was big, very clean, and with excellent air condition, which was much needed after a long day out.
The breakfast had many choices and had everything you could possible want to start the day off with.
The Hotel in very near the local attractions, The Vatican, St Peter's Square, the bus stops for the open bus tours.
On our return journey the receptionist even printed our boarding passes, which we really appreciated.
Overall this Hotel in one of the best ones we have stayed in on our holidays and would certainly stay here again.

Family Friendly and a Luxury Hotel all in one!

by A TripAdvisor Member

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to visit Rome. It is in a great location and has a wonderful, friendly staff that does their absolute best to meet all your needs. The breakfast is incredible and is a meal that can last you most of the day!
We stayed at the hotel with my parents and 2 year old son. We had reserved a suite thinking we would need the extra room for our son's crib but found that the room's are very large for a European hotel. The building was clean, well lit, and nicely decorated. The rooms were cleaned daily and had regular showers. The staff was very accomodating for us as well as our son.
This was my parents first visit to Europe and the Hotel Alimandi insured that their stay in Rome was very comfortable and enjoyable. We will definitely recommend this hotel to all of our family and friends who visit Rome.

Great Hotel, Great Location

by TripAdvisor Member Paul Craig

We stayed at the Hotel Alimandi for 3 nights before a cruise at the end of May, and 1 night after the cruise in the middle of June. I booked this hotel after reading the reviews on line. I was a little nervous at first but all the reviews gave this hotel excellent ratings and they were not wrong at all. We stayed at the 4 star the difference between the 3 star we were told were the size of the rooms. The hotel was spottless which for us was a major concern. The rooms were larger than we expected but they were absolutely immaculate and very new looking. The bathrooms were super clean and the air conditioning was perfect.

The hotel is right accross from the vatican museum and the hotel arranged the tour for us thus avoidining the long line ups. I'm sure this was more expensive but well worth it when time is a factor. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle which comes in real handy when you don't know how to get around. If you are a walker and when in Rome that is what you should do to see the city the hotel is not really that far from all the sights.

The hotel staff are very helpful to every request that you make of them. They helped arrange transfer to and from the port for us as well saving us a bit of money in the end as there were others going there as well, otherwise it would have been very expensive. The only drawback is there are not many places to eat around the hotel once the vatican museum closes. All in all this was a great place to stay and would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone especially friends or family. For a sure thing in clean modern and convenient accomadations the Alimandi is a great choice.

Read this review to stop the confusion- great value, great hotel

by TripAdvisor Member melcalbear2000

I booked this hotel last minute when we extended our stay in Rome and I didn't want to move. There are in fact two Alimendi Vaticano's. They are owned and run by the same management. One is a 3 star, which is on Tunisi road, the other is on Viale Vaticano which is 4 stars and directly across the street from the vatican museum. The 3 star is down a flight of stairs from the 4 star. I stayed in the 4 star and upgraded to the deluxe room for 200 euros. It was an amazing room. Clean, luxurious, a beautiful modern bathroom, which was large. The room was large even by american standards. The breakfast was huge. After being in positano the fact they served fruit not to mention cheese, eggs, sausage, potatoes, a whole room of goodies was unbelievable. They also have a shuttle to and from the airport, which is super handy. The location is great to see not just the vatican, but all of rome since the metro is nearby, which is pretty cheap and gets you anywhere you want to go. The only argument is that at night, there weren't that many places to eat around the hotel that were great, but to get a similar quality hotel near the really touristy spots would cost you at least twice as much. Great place!

Do not stay here -- not worth it

by TripAdvisor Member busterbuster

I stayed here in Sept 2005, and i just checked out today. I decided on this place since it was "Fodors Choice"...it was really a bad experience. I have stayed in many hotels, both as a budget traveler and for business, and this was just a poor experience all around. The staff are inconsiderate and rude, and there is an air of exploitation. For instance, even with a Do Not Disturb Sign posted on your door, staff will still knock and wake you when they feel like it (happened two days in a row). The other reviews raved about the breakfast - the guy who supervises it was rude when i asked him for fried eggs as the one left in the buffet was old and cut up...(just not worth it) -- in the end, he took my plate and just put that one egg on it. The rooms are small and extremely cheap feeling as well. The location is slightly dodgy as well, but not far from a metro station. I am sure you can get much more for your money elsewhere. Given everything, i would recommend you not stay here. Perhaps the level of service has deteriorated over time...

Would return....

by TripAdvisor Member malcadam

It is strange that I stayed at this hotel at the same time a previous reviewers. I was here on vacation, and yet I inspect hotels for my company. I was at the 4* hotel on Viale Vaticano and not the 3* on Via Tunisi. This hotel is a strange dichotomy.The staff are friendly and helpful, and yet there is not the"'bend over to help you at any price" of the top US chains. The food at breakfast is copious, but the dining room service abrupt. No other food is offered and the top floor roof area is not currently used for normal guest purposes. Location is good. You can pick up the bus tour from the St. Peter's Sq. stop, and the Metro is 8 mins. walk. Well furnished and clean and a reasonable price point. Bastioni's at the bottom of the hill is good for closeby reasonable food and wine. My biggest complaint was lack of response to several pre-arrival emails.

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Vatican tours

by 166721

What time and day of the week do you have to be in Rome to have a Papal audience and what is the best value for money hotel nearest to Vatican and how far is it from the railways

RE: Vatican tours

by Lacristina

Santa Susanna, the American church in Rome, has a very good page explaining the Papal Audiences held on Wednesday mornings, and how to get tickets.

http://www.santasusanna.org/popeVatican/tickets.html

Any hotel near the Vatican will be about 2 miles or 3 kilometers from the main train station, Roma Termini.

A good place to check for hotels is www.venere.com - once you select Rome and your dates, you can limit your selection to the area near the Vatican.

Cristina

RE: RE: Vatican tours

by 166721

Thank you so very much for your kind reply.

RE: Vatican tours

by deanjb

Hi: I can recommend the hotel Alimandi Vaticano. It's 4 stars and is directly across the street from the Vatican Musuem. My wife and I stayed there in November and it was extremely nice. Very reasonable for Rome too! Check their reviews for Rome hotels. Dean

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Address: Viale Vaticano 99, Rome, Lazio, 00165, Italy