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Residenza Scipioni Luxury B&B
Ranked #531 of 3,722 Rome B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 November 2014

My wife and I stayed here at the beginning of October 2014. The B&B is very close to the Vatican, slightly further to some of the main sights in Rome - however, there is a metro station nearby that we used without any difficulty, or a pleasant 20 minute walk, crossing over the Tiber, will take you into the centre. There are shops and restaurants nearby (La Griglietta on Via Germanico and the bread shop on the corner of Scipioni and Via Fabio Massimo were particularly good), and we felt fine walking around the neighbourhood at night.

The room we were in was comfortable and clean, with a view of the dome of the Basilica. There was no noise from neighbours. Breakfast was fine. We mainly saw Federica, who was very helpful in arranging a pick up from the airport, suggesting restaurants etc. Thanks also to her two colleagues for looking after us when we arrived and at breakfast. No problems finding our way there, or getting in, and there was someone waiting to meet us.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay near the Vatican, or would just prefer to base yourself somewhere a bit quieter and less touristy, I would recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

First the good: terrific location in a quiet non-touristy area. Charming building..classy old apartment. Great inexpensive restaurants nearby. The bad: horrible mattress,cheap bedding and towels(these were 10% of 400 count cotton), NOBODY ever greeted us!! We still don't know who the owners are!! POOR service..we won't be back to this B&B but will definetly stay in the Prati district again.

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

This B&B is located in the Prati neighborhood, near the Vatican. It is a quiet, residential neighborhood with lots of places to eat and shop. Also, it is walking distance to Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza del Popolo in Rome. Actually, if you like to walk as we do, it is walking distance to everything. Or you can take the nearby subway. The staff were very nice, however communication was a problem sometimes. It is a quiet property. We never heard noise from another room. The room was an average european sized room with a very small bathroom with a door that didn't like to stay closed. I love that the neighborhood is quiet enough that you can leave the windows open at night for fresh air-oh except for the new recycling trucks! Breakfast was basic cold buffet, nice but nothing to write home about. We only wished there was a coffee maker in the room.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MrsMcCool
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

I've never written a review in my life but as we chose Residenza Scipioni in the first place for the amazing reviews (helpful owners, great service, cleansing and good value for money) i decided to do this cause we were actually very disappointed with our experience! we found a nice B&B, well located near the vatican, but nothing more then that. Our room was very small and not as clean (we even found hair in the shower!). Moreover there was always a disgusting sewage smell around the toilette and the wifi didn't work.
When we arrived we only found the cleaning lady to give us the keys, she couldn't speak english and no one gave us any information or help... the reception closes at 4 pm so if we needed something after that time we had to wait until the next day! The safety box broke at 7 pm and we couldn't open it for over 15 hours - and no answer if you call the emergency number!! With so many places in Rome I'm sure it would be easy to find a better place to stay...

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sarah m
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

The Residenza Scipione is a nice little hotel with modern rooms. It is well located in the Prati, and a short walk from the Vatican. However, it has been sold recently and the service standards it was known for have not been sustained. The desk is staffed from 8am-4pm which means you have no support outside those hours. Let the door shut with your keys on the bed? You're stuck calling the always answered 24h number. The same number we called a dozen times without an answer. Check in late? You'll be waiting on the sidewalk until someone answers that phone. Guests will listen to the buzzer answer forlornly for several minutes.

We were checking out prior to 8am so we tried to pay the day before. Unfortunately the main lady who handles the desk was away and the lady who handles the breakfast was on the desk. She couldn't process a credit card nor speak English. I called the 24h line when I returned to the room just after 4pm but no answer. The backup lady appeared around 5pm and had now had the requisite training to process their payment.

The most amusing thing was watching the fruit in the breakfast room rot a bit more every day our time there. The staff didn't seem to notice!

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank cbc_1952
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Additional Information about Residenza Scipioni Luxury B&B

Address: Via Degli Scipioni 153, 00192 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #531 of 3,722 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range: ₹ 7,748 - ₹ 11,353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Residenza Scipioni Luxury B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residenza Scipioni Luxury B&B is located on the top floor of an historic building inside the elegant Prati district of Rome, a few steps from the Basilica of St. Pietro, the Vatican Museums and Castel St. Angelo. All rooms are elegantly furnished and have a beautiful view of the dome of St. Pietro and the rooftops of the Eternal City.All rooms are equipped with bathroom with shower, hairdryer, TV LED 22, 32 or 42 inches, Sky channel, Wireless Internet, heating, independent air conditioning, safe and minibar.Metro: Line A, at Ottaviano - S. Pietro stop (200 m) ... more   less 
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