Ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Mexico

Nice Hotel near The Vatican

Posted 01-Sep-2014
Pros: You can get by train at a low cost with no need of using taxi or other transport to the airport, the cruise terminal or the central rail station.
Cons: Their wifi connection. Although you have it all around the hotel, the signal comes in and out with certain frequency.
Location: A 5 minute walk to Vatican entrance and well communicated to the rest of Rome by bus or intercity train, a minute walk to bus stop or train station.
This a nice, small and kind of new hotel near The Vatican on the south side. The staff is very friendly and helped us with all the issues and information needed. The rooms are small, the same as most of rooms in Europe, but nice, clean and with a modern look. The other amenities like TV and Breakfast are ok and the bar at the top of the building has a nice view of that part of the city.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Scotland

Great hotel, friendly staff, excellent location.

Posted 04-Aug-2014
Pros: All the staff were friendly & helpful, especially Fabrizio & Osama who provided excellent service throughout our stay. Roof garden was spectacular.
Cons: Hotel was very comfortable, rooms clean & tidy, modern decor but it could just do with a little bit of attention, paintwork a bit scuffed in places.
Location: Great location, 15 minute walk to Vatican. Plenty place to eat near hotel that were good value. 916 bus took you within walking distance of all sights
We had booked a junior suite for our stay but on arrival found that the hotel was double booked and were given a double room instead. Osama at reception was very nice, apologised for error and explained this would only be for 1 night and we were moved to our suite the next day without delay. Everyone who worked there was very friendly and helpful, service was great. Rooms were very clean, spacious and comfortable, our suite had a small balcony to front and a large terrace at side which was excellent. Breakfast was plentiful with good selection of cereals, cold cuts, fresh fruit & pastries. Roof garden was fantastic, great place to relax at end of busy day with a drink and amazing views. Hotel was in a good location, plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Hotel was within walking distance to Vatican, from there you had access to metro and buses for other places of interest. 916 bus service from hotel took you into city centre and within walking distance of all major attractions if you didn't mind walking. Really enjoyed our stay in Hotel Gravia San Pietro and would most definitely stay there again.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Rochester, New York

Avoid this Hotel

Posted 28-Jul-2014
Pros: 15 minute walk to St. Peters square.
Cons: Attitude of the staff, Cleanliness and up keep of the room. Misleading hotel website advertisments.
Booked a "Vatican View" room and instead we were given a room with a view of a brick wall. The shower head and shower door was broken and their was hair on the floor. When we expressed our concerns to the gentelman at the front desk he could careless. Also "Buffett breakfast" is actually just cakes and juice. Last thing to mention is when you check out they will try and charge you an extra "City Tax" which for some strange reason can only be paid in cash. Our impression was that the "Ctiy Tax" goes right into their pocket.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by RPM from Midlands

Great Location

Posted 20-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel Gravina San Pietro is very well placed for the Vatican and from there access to other tourist attractions in Rome. Central Rome is within walking distance but bus stops and a train station are also minutes away. The hotel is run efficiently and the roof top terrace overlooking St. Peter's provides is wonderful place to relax on an evening prior to retiring to bed. Although the surrounding area is not salubrious the restaurants close to the hotel are well worth visiting as they offer excellent menus.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Sal from New Jersey

Hotel Built for Short Stays

Posted 18-Jun-2014
Pros: Bed
Cons: Shower Drawer Space
Location: Near the Vatican and decent row of restaurants
We picked this hotel at random based on the picture that portrayed this hotel as more modern. The picture was a little deceiving. From the outside, like most hotels in Italy, it's old. The inside of the hotel is a little more modern and rooms appear to be renovated. However, the rooms are very small. We had a king size bed and that basically took up the entire room. There were two 8x11(approximate) size drawers, so you really couldn't unpack anything. The walk in shower had a large overhead spray but it did not work well or produce good water pressure. There was also a hand held spray that worked a little better and we ended up using that the entire time. There were NO places in the shower to put anything, like soap or shampoo. We had to put everything on the toilet lid and reach over every time we need something, which was very frustrating. That is why I recommend this hotel for a short term visit but not long term. Also, its in a very quiet part of Rome. If you want a little excitement, I would recommend another part of Rome closer to the center, like the area near the Spanish Steps. Finally, the AC did not work based on the in-room controls, we had to call downstairs and they had to manually turn it on. Once they did, it was flowing very nicely. The free breakfast was decent but nothing to rave about.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by michael from england

Pleasant hotel, close to centre.

Posted 17-Jun-2014
Pros: Every thing, clean, tidy, welcoming staff.
Cons: More variety of breakfast foods.
Location: As confirmed, ( see above ).
Enjoyed our stay at the hotel, if we visit Rome again we would attempt to book this hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Lisa from Uk

Posted 08-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
Nice hotel basic but clean we requested and payed extra for a city view but none of rooms have a view from what I could see. Staff were very helpful.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by PA from usa

Nice hotel, :-)

Posted 20-May-2014
Great location, nice rooms Good breakfast although I wish they would have more option for coffee (capuccino, expresso perhaps)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by John H from Hawaii

Excellent Value & Location

Posted 31-Mar-2014 on Hotels.com
Just finished a 5 day stay here & was impressed with everything. If value for money is important to U then this is the place. Very friendly reception staff always more than willing to help. Continental Breakfast well presented & ample - waitress could be a bit more friendly before 10am (when they close). I'd recommend this to anyone business or family ... I'll stay here again....
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by B from chicago

Just your average Joe from america

Posted 14-Mar-2014
Pros: Modern, clean, and quite.
Cons: Do what is either asked off or what has been told you will do, like removing the fold away bed. Tell me about fees for check out early.
Location: Nice 5 min walk from Vatican and the bus and public transit is easy to figure out.
Over all this place was nice, however I received several charges during my stay. One was from my girlfriend to stay that was an extra 30 EU a day and the other was as we where trying to leave quickly for the airport they stopped us to tell us that we needed to pay the city tax... UH ok anyways over all the staff were nice and spoke clear English which was helpful and the only other problem was there was a fold up bed in our room that didn't need to be there and they said they would take it out and they never did.