Casa Per Ferie Santa Maria alle Fornaci
Piazza S. Maria alle Fornaci, 27, Rome, Italy
Doubles from: $134
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Once a spiritual retreat and working convent, the Casa per Ferie Santa Maria alla Fornaci B&B is still a place where you can enjoy some rest and respite—literally under the shadow of St. Peter’s Dome. In fact, in the time it takes to say the hotel’s name, you can just about reach the Vatican by foot. (It’s just at the end of the street.)
The 54 rooms at Casa Per Ferie are fairly sparten in their décor and have a ‘70s feel. Simple crucifixes or religious paintings hang on the walls and there is a tendency toward green, both for bedspreads and for the “leatherette” settees in the reception and TV lounge.
Rooms are equipped with a telephone, alarm clock and air conditioning. Bathrooms are small, but all are private and boast toiletries and a hair dryer.
The Casa per Ferie Santa Maria alla Fornaci is clean and comfortable, and considering the B&B’s central Vatican location, the rates are well below average.
A two-minute walk takes you to San Pietro Station, the terminal for the famous 64 bus which runs right through the city center to Termini Station, stopping at just about every tourist attraction along the way. Or you can pop on the Civitavecchia regional train and in just three stops (around 15 minutes) be at the beach in the seaside resort town of Cervetri.
Breakfast is included in the room rate and Wi-Fi is available for an additional charge. This is also one of the few hotels we visited in Rome that has a specially constructed ramp for wheelchair access.
Reviewed by: Samantha Collins, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Concierge/Booking Services
- Fax Machine
- Free Newspapers
- Hair Dryer – at reception
- Luggage Storage
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Pet Friendly
- Reception: 24-Hour
- TV Lounge
- Vending Machines
- Wake-Up Service
- Air conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Bathroom: Private
- Handicap accessible rooms
- Internet Access
- Soundproofed Windows
Piazza S. Maria alle Fornaci, 27
Vatican & Prati, Rome, Italy
About the Casa Per Ferie Santa Maria alle Fornaci neighborhood
Located across the Tiber River, the Vatican and Prati are unquestionably majestic. St. Peter's Basilica is the focal point of the Vatican, which is the world's only neighborhood that's also a nation. The Vatican and Prati area is pleasant, with tree-lined streets, wide boulevards, and newer buildings. This is a great area to stay, as hotel rates are often lower, hotel rooms bigger, and nights quieter than in other Roman neighborhoods. The area is two stops on the subway from Piazza di Spagna.