Hotel Alimandi Vaticano, Rome
Reviews - Hotel Alimandi Vaticano
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young & Single
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Hotel Alimandi is an excellent choice!from kimtunes
Directly across from Vatican-Convenient!from A TripAdvisor Member
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Excellent Friendly Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel Alimandi- 4Starfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel was very clean and the service was good. There was also complimentary breakfast each morning. The room we had was very small-- You can book a bigger double, but I think they charge you more for it. We had gone to Florence after Rome and then returned to the Hotel Alimandi for our last night in Italy, and when we came back, we were upgraded (without asking, and without a charge) to a huge room with two king beds (even though we only needed one) and a very big bathroom.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone whose stay in Rome would not revolve around a big nightlife. Because the hotel is situated right outside the Vatican, a lot of the stores and carts that are open at the crack of dawn close up at the same time as the museum, and the two restaurants right next door to the hotel close, as well. There are still many restaurants/gelaterias/pharmacy-like stores that stay open, but if you wanted to go back to the Trevi Fountain or Spanish Steps, you would have to take a cab. Most days we were up early and were done with dinner and gelato and back at the hotel by 10:pm or 11:pm so this hotel worked for us.
For the price and location we thought this was a good choice and would definitely stay there again.
Hotel Alimandi and its staff of family was our oasis of calm while we were visifrom A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent Hotel!!!!!!!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Overall the hotel is excellent.
PERFECTfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The staff here are so friendly and speak perfect English if you haven't got much Italian.
The only thing I would warn others of are the restaurants recommended by the hotel. We found these not necessarily the best. Stick to your Guide Book recommendations.
Overall, highly recommended. (And Ireland stuffed Italy in the Six Nations!)
Immaculate and Convenient to the Vaticanfrom ateletagirl
The Warmest Welcome at Alimandi!from A TripAdvisor Member
My stay at Hotel Alimandi Vaticano provided me with an oasis of peace in the midst of the hub of a busy city. The decor is calm and tranquil throughout, the paintings on the walls beautifully chosen to depict various Roman scenic spots. The lobby is cosy and welcoming, the breakfast room airy and spacious, and the bar a place where one can truly relax.
My bedroom was elegantly furnished but with a tranquil simolicity, there were ADSL and Internet connections in the room and there is even an answering machine connected to the Direct Dial telephone!
The full Buffet Breakfast was copious and delicious, and the hotel also provided a shuttle service tp the Airport aand back so there was no hassle with having to make my own way into the city.
I have no hesitation in recommending Hotel Alimandi Vaticano as a truly great place to stay in and certainly fantasic value for money. I certainly will be staying there on my next visit!
Be sure of what you are bookingfrom PinballPenny
Would have given it 4 stars, but for 2 reasons. We requested a third floor room, as we were going to rome for my birthday, and the third floor rooms have views of the vatican. We were e-mailed back and told that we could have a suit for 30 euros extra a day. We accepted. When we arrived at the hotel we were given a room 207 on the second floor, and when we got in it, it was just a room not a suite. My husband went back down to reception and was told it was an Italian suite! This hotel has three grades of room, standard, superior and suite. We were charged for a suite, and led to believe it would be on the third floor with a view. What we had was a large bedroom and a bathroom, which if we were not expecting a suite we would have been very happy with. It was very clean and comfortable, with a mini bar, Tv and DVD player. The DVD player did not have a channel on the TV however and the reception told us it was not able to be used. The bathroom door also didn't lock and despite my request for them to fix it, it never was. Now, I would not have paid the extra 90 euros in total for this room, because at best it was possibly just larger than a standard room. We were really looking forward to having a suite, and as such started off disappointed. Which was a shame.
The second disappointment was the breakfast. It looked very nice, if a bit odd, with carrots and other vegetables. Unfortunately every single morning it was cold. They had the food under a heat lamp but the food was cold and so we didn't eat it, as it is not safe to put meat and stuff under a heat lamp for hours. It was also fairly oily. The coffee was excellent though, and there was a toaster to make your own toast and plenty of jam and fruit.
To sum up, make sure you know what you are being charged for, it was very disappointing to expect and pay for a suite and end up with just a bedroom, and that did put a damper on things to start with. This hotel is very clean indeed and that stands for a lot. If the breakfast had been hot, and we had been given the room we were lead to expect I would have rated it higher after all cleanliness is next to godliness and this hotel is very close to the vatican!
Not all the fault was with the Hotel, as one or two things were misunderstood on your behalf, so I felt must write to put them right for you and for other readers of the reviews.
All the third floor rooms are on the other side of the Hotel, not overlooking the Vatican, except a large deluxe room (or Suite so called owing to the dimension of the room) for 4 persons and that overlooks the Vatican only from the terrace.
I do admit that the name "suite" could lead to imagening the american style 2 room suite, but the name is given to a room of a certain size, plus certain extras avoid any other misunderstandings in the future.
You did in fact have a deluxe room (or suite).
The breakfast starts off hot at 07.30 a.m. depending on what time you come down to eat the heat is always a little less but if you wanted varius foods heated, you only had to ask.
The heating of the food in NOT done by lamps but by heated water under the containers, all within the regulations of the health requirements.
The lights are only for better viewing of the food displayed.
As all our guests come from many different parts of the world, We caters for a variety of tastes especially at breakfast of which all guests are invited to partake.
As for the DVD it was checked and was found to be in working order.
It works when a DVD disc is insert into the machine. This you hire or you can being your own. The finding of the channel on the TV is automatic once AV has been inserted.
All private bathroom doors in Hotels do not lock, it is a safety precaution in case of fire that all Hotels must follow. Only bathrooms used by the public have locks.
I hope I have been able to clear things for you and for other review readers.
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- Address: 99 Viale Vaticano - Rome - 00165 - Italy
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