Hotel Villa San Pio

Address: Via S Melania 19, Rome, Lazio, 00153, Italy | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Trastevere/Aventine area of Rome, is near Vatican Museum, Porta Portese, Municipal Rose Garden (Roseto Comunale), and Testaccio.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa San Pio Rome

Tranquil Retreat

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We spent three nights here based on the reviews on this website. At ?140 a night, it was very reasonablefor the quality (for Rome). And the breakfast was wonderful and served in a lovely conservatory.The rooms had all modern specs including a king-size bed and a very large and clean bathroom. Almost a five-star experience.But I'm rating it four-stars for the following reasons. First, while in a lovely neighborhood, it's a bit out of the action and a steep, up-hill walk from the metro. Second, the bathtub only had a hand-held nozzle and no curtain, so you can't take a shower.That said, we had a lovely stay. But next time I'd rather be in the heart of things in Rome.

Wonderful...

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We stayed here during the heat wave of 2003. It was a wonderful oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of Rome. As others have stated, there are great local restaurants within a couple of blocks, a lovely courtyard where breakfast is served while a pianist plays, and the rooms are spacious and newly renovated. All in all, a wonderful hotel.

Shouldn't be doing this....

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Perhaps I shouldn't be writing this review as it will no doubt encourage more people to try to stay at Villa San Pio which will, in turn, (according to the basic laws of economics) increase the tariff.

Anyway, Villa San Pio is a 3-star with a great Italian ambience. It is decorated and furnished expensively but not in an 'over-the-top' way - very discerning and not at all flash. There's a great courtyard / garden / conservatory setting for breakfast (which is adequate rather than lavish, but then it it a 3-star), and a bar-service.

The hotel catered surprisingly well for families, both in terms of attitude and the triple room it provided. The particular room we had was on the first floor (no. 503, I think), and was extremely spacious but the best bit was its absolutely huge terrace (at least the floor area of the room itself). Even if you're only a couple, it's worth pushing the boat out and paying the extra for it.

I recently tried booking a suitable room for May 2004, but availability is very limited due to a sister hotel being refurbished. So, 2005 it will have to be!

The best hotel in all of Rome

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I spent the most fabulous 5 days ever at the Villa San Pio. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff, especially Maria who made my reservations. The place is a jewel box of a hotel! The location is perfect, as the Aventino is Rome's Beverly Hills -- an area of palatial Italian villas and leafy streets with total peace and quiet! The hotel was spotlessly clean; and my very spacious room with marble bath and palatial size terrace was unbelievable! The people who work at this wonderful little hotel address you by your name, not a number which was the case in so many large commercial hotels. In the evening, I had several dinners outside on the terrace, all candlelit. The ambiance, food, service, etc. was unforgettable! I have stayed at many of the so-called "finest" in Rome; but I would never stay anywhere except the Villa San Pio. There is no hotel in the entire world (and I have been to the best of the best in 40 countries to date) that I ever stayed in that afforded me such a wonderful, unforgettable stay! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this hotel; and I certainly will be a yearly visitor. My only regret there was that I could not have stayed forever!!!!!!!!!!!

Great, except for...

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Very good hotel, very good/peaceful location..15minutes walk to the colleseum.. very good service by hotel staff - except for a couple of Philipino waiters/bell boys...who are quite curt/impolite..other than that..no other complains.. There is a very good pasta restuarant called Perelli just down the hill...a favourite with locals.

Terrific Place to Stay

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My wife and I just returned from a 17 day trip to Italy that included stays in 5 separate cities. Our first stop was in Rome where we stayed at the Villa San Pio, which turned out to be the best hotel we stayed at on our trip. It was clean, modern, in a quiet neighborhood, with lovely gardens, convient to nearby transportation, and had a very cheerful, helpful, and attentive staff. Not only was it the best hotel property, but with the weekend special they were running, it turned out to be the best priced hotel we stayed at during our trip. If you are looking for a hotel in Rome that is a brief 15 minute bus ride from all the major sites but located in a quiet clean residential neighborhood, I would strongly recommed this property. You can spend the day at the tourist sites with the crowds, jump on the bus, and within a few minutes be in a quiet, tranquil world. We intend to return to Rome in the near future and I would go out of my way to stay at the Villa San Pio again.

A wonderful peaceful oasis in Rome

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I'm going back to Rome next year and I'll try to stay again at the Villa San Pio. I stayed there in 2001 and loved it. It's on the top of the Aventine Hill, about 15 minutes easy walk from the Circus Maximus, perhaps 20 to the Forum . . . with gorgeous orange trees everywhere, blooming shrubs and wisteria, and the peace and quiet you don't get in downtown Rome. The slight walking distance was worth it for the beauty of the grounds and the peace of the hotel. We had breakfast daily in a glass-walled conservatory restaurant (or in the garden, in good weather) and thoroughly enjoyed our 5-day stay. Walk down the hill and you find a street full of nice local restaurants, shops, and the Metro.

The price is medium range and you can google the hotel and get current rates. Highly recommended if you want your stay in Rome to be pleasant.

Highly Recommend!

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I have stayed at this hotel several times and would not consider staying anywhere else. This hotel is hidden in a very nice residential district. If you enjoy walking, you can walk down the hill to the tourist attractions then have a cab drive you back if you wear yourself out. There are wonderful restaurants where the locals eat. They have a beautiful garden area where they serve breakfast - I have fond memories of starting my days there. Luigi and Michael are the best concierges!

Throughly recommended

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My wife and I had a lovely weekend break at the Villa San Pio. It lived up to all the good reviews we read about the hotel. I travel around a lot on business and this was a pleasure to stay at.

Its a small, friendly hotel with nice facilities. It is in a quiet residential area of Rome probably about 1 mile from the Coleseum. I would stay here again. The only downside is that it doesn't have a pool and Rome can get very hot so if staying for longer than 2-3 days you should bear this in mind.

Rome is thoroughly fantastic and so full of history. Can't wait to go back some day.

Quiet Haven in Rome

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Stayed at this property shortly after 9/11 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful updated room with fine architectural detail and lovely marble bath overlooking the courtyard, where breakfast was served each morning and guests (mostly German when we were there) congregated for after-dinner drinks. Hotel was a longish walk from Central Rome (20 min.) but many neighborhood trattorias nearby for dinner and cheap cab ride when the legs gave out. Fine front desk service, immaculately clean, and in a very quiet, toney neighborhood. Highly recommended for great value in Rome!

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