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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Palazzo Cardinal Cesi Rome
Great hotel - only improve breakfast
Very nice hotel, small clean rooms. Greatly located. Nice tranquil patio. Very nice and helpful receptionists who speak German and English.
The only thing which does not fit in the picture is the breakfast. I recommend the following to the management: Ask the staff to proactively offer Cappucino or other Italian coffees to pamper your guests a little. Simply buy tasty cheese and salami, plus some prosciutto and this will be adequate with the rest of the hotel. (The offered cuts and cheses were tastless, very disappointing).
A Gem in the Heart of Roma
Stayed for 2 nights at the Cardinal Cesi and absolutely loved every minute of it. Had the hotel arrange for a car transfer from the airport. Despite being delayed 4 hrs from New York the driver was waiting patiently for us at the arrivals lounge. Took us directly to the hotel - where we were greeted by a very courteous clerk. Rooms are a bit small, but newly renovated, and has lots of character. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. The price of 130 Euro was a bargain considering height of season, and location (just outside St.Peter's gates). The ambience of the hotel is just lovely with a beautiful courtyard prior to entering the hotel. We can't wait to go back!
Although somewhat expensive for what you get, this hotel is great if you are planning to spend a lot of time at the Vatican. The hotel is set behind a quiet courtyard off the busy street that leads up to St. Peters. Our family stayed here two nights prior to a cruise and we we're at the Vatican every day. (The previous year we were in Rome and the Pope died. We could not get near the Vatican that trip!) I would recommend this hotel. The only glitch was the fact that they could not find our reservation when we arrived, despite the fact I had reserved months in advance and confirmed one week prior. They did have the rooms I requested so it worked out fine. The other fact to consider is that there is quite a bit of street noise during the day. Night time is quiet. The rooms and baths are typical size for a European hotel, although I thought with a "deluxe" room they might be larger than they were. Breakfast was fabulous.
Man bezahlt hier wahrscheinlich fuer die Lage - richtig am Petersplatz, naeher geht es nicht. Gute Busverbindungen vorhanden, auch Taxis - die naechste U-Bahnstation ist allerdings etwas weiter weg. Tolle Einkaufsstrassen in der Naehe (u.A. Cola di Rienzo, fuehrt direkt zu Via del Corso). Unser Zimmer war klein, das Badezimmer wirklich winzig, das Wasser nicht so sehr heiss, aber alles sehr sauber und nett eingerichtet - allerdings Bettwaesche mit vielen Loechern - nicht gerade was man unter 4 Sterne versteht. Fruehstueck war adequat, 0815 so zu sagen, Speck (gut), Eier, Brot, Kaese und Schinken (beide ohne Geschmack), viel zu viel in Plastik verpackt, wieder nicht was man unter 4-Sterne erwartet, und am Wochenende fehlte Einiges am Fruehstuckstisch oder kam eben sehr spaet - ich musste einmal nach eine Teekanne fragen, z. B., und an einem Tage fehlte die Milch. Einige italiensiche Gaeste bekamen Espresso oder Capuccino zum Fruehstueck angeboten und auch bessere Service, wir Auslaender nicht. Personal sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich, fast alle sprachen gut deutsch. Internetverbindung neben Fruehstucksraum, alles umsonst, das war sehr angenehm. Kein Abendessen, aber Kuchen und mini-Snacks bekam man abends.
We only spent a night at the Palazzo Cardinal Cesi, as they were fully booked the other 2 nights we stayed in Rome. First the location is great for visiting the Vatican/St. Peters. You just step out the entrance of the hotel, and there is a breathtaking view of St. Peter's Basilica. It was about a 10-15 min walk from the nearest Metro stop (Ottaviano).
We stayed with my 79 year old mother-in-law at the Palazzo Cardinal Cesi hotel in Rome, Italy from March 11, 2006 through March 18th and loved the lodging. It is steps from St. Peter's Square and the Vatican, but is also within easy walking distance of Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and other city center sites. For those who aren't able to walk long distances, there is a taxi stand right across the street.
If your are visiting Saint Peter's stay at the Hotel Palazzo Cardinal Cesi
St. Peter's square and the Vatican are at the Hotel Palazzo Cardinal Cesi doorstep. The staff were lovely people who treated us with such kindness and warmth. It was a great place to celebrate our fortieth wedding anniversary.
When we return to Rome we will definitely stay at the Palazzo Cardinal Cesi again.
Lou & Nancy
My husband and I stayed at this hotel at the end of May. It is really more like a guesthouse, as part of the building is a monastery. The center of the building has a gorgeous courtyard, where you can enjoy drinks or snacks. At night it is lit by candles and is just spectacular!
Absolutely Wonderful Hotel
The Palazzo Cardinal Cesi was absolutely wonderful. The staff was incredibly helpful, friendly and spoke English very well. The location was perfect, right next to St Peter's. There is a bus stop right across the street, and a cash machine (very important for us) up the street (on the same side). Breakfast was excellent, included in the price, with plenty of choices. We chose to upgrade to a deluxe room, and it was worth it, with beautiful marble floors and a king size bed. This is truly an excellent hotel, we have no complaints and would recommend it to anyone.
An absolute gem!
Beautiful, charming, historical, clean, area is safe day & night, step outside the door and there is St. Peter's! Helpful staff, our party of six (one 82 year old grandpa, three teens & two parents) all thought it was amazing. Close to nice family restaurants & about a 15 minute walk to historical Rome. Would consider going back to Rome just to stay there again! It made an wonderful trip even better.