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Casa Per Ferie San Emilia De Vialar (LAR118)

Vatican Rome Lazio
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House of the Suore di San Giuseppe dell' Apparizione

Casa Per Ferie San Emilia De Vialar offers stunning views over the Vatican, a peaceful garden and well appointed facilities while maintaining it's tradition for history. A fantastic Roman experience in a beautifully presented location.

Well located to all the sites of central Rome, from the Vatican to Castel Sant'Angelo.
 
Rated 4.7 out of 5
My family and I had the most enjoyable stay. The sisters were most welcoming and we all felt a part of their family. The rooms and breakfast were great. The location was superb in that it allowed us easy access to the Vatican as well as transportation locations for ease of travel around the city. We will definitely look at choosing San Emilia De Vialar the next time we have the occasion to visit this grand city.
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Services

This convent is operated by the Suore di San Giuseppe dell' Apparizione.

A grand villa presenting imposing spaces, original architectural features blended with beautifully presented and spacious rooms and guest facilities.

Breakfast is included in the price. There are many dining options within walking distance of the venue.

Property Services

Breakfast
Internet
Ironing facilities
Parking Onsite
Public Phone
Dining Room N/A
Tea and Coffee facilities
Tourism Advice
Vending Machine

Room Services

Air Conditioning
Linen Cleaned
Crib available
Hairdryer
Heating
Internet
Towels
Refrigerator
Telephone
Television
Toiletries

Local Services within 500m

Cash Machine
Cafe
Forex Services
Hospital
Laundromat
Grocer/Market
Dining Options

Features

With breathtaking views of the city, guests can enjoy the tranquility of the gardens and the large open spaces.

Property Features

Chapel
Children's Area
Conference Room
Elevator
Fire Detectors
Gardens
Roof Terrace
Common Room
Wheelchair Access

Room Features

Private Bathroom
Chair and Desk
Fire Detector
Disabled Rooms
Windows

Getting Around

The historic center of Rome. City with easy access. Bus, train and metro stops for local and surrounding locations.
General Transport
Bus
Airport
 
 

Customer Reviews

My family and I had the most enjoyable stay. The sisters were most welcoming and we all felt a part of their family. The rooms and breakfast were great. The location was superb in that it allowed us easy access to the Vatican as well as transportation locations for ease of travel around the city. We will definitely look at choosing San Emilia De Vialar the next time we have the occasion to visit this grand city.
- NC, United States (November 2018)
Amazing location with views from a lovely garden.The accommodation were clean private rooms away from noise and the crowds. Breakfast was fresh and had many choices including some gluten free. The sisters are helpful and speak Italian and English. We would come back again.
- SC, United States (July 2018)
We had a lovely 3-night stay and Casa Per Ferie San Emilia De Vialar. It is in a very good location - close to the Vatican (can see St. Peter's dome from the property), beautiful gardens and an easy walk to restaurants. It is austere and my only warning is not to expect much from the breakfast as it is very, very simple. Not a problem for us as we were out the However, it was very, very clean and the sisters were extremely welcoming. A good value!
- TX, United States (June 2018)
It was a really good place, good view, calmness,cleanness, good meal and hospitality. I will stay again when I come to Rome.
- Seoul, South Korea (June 2018)
We stayed a night at the convent and wished we had been able to stay longer -- we had an airbnb booked, and to be honest, the bathroom of the convent was nicer than the bathroom of the apartment we stayed at! The rooms are simply furnished but very clean-- it's a little puzzling reading some of the negative comments in the reviews who seem to have been expecting a 5-star hotel experience. I mean, it is a convent after all. The grounds/gardens are lovely and it was really nice waking up in the morning to the sounds of singing from mass. Some quick comments that may help make your stay proceed more smoothly: The sisters were friendly and welcoming and many of them spoke proficient/fluent English. The convent is located on a hill. This is both a good and bad thing—on one hand, it means that the convent has a beautiful view of St Peter’s Basilica and the surrounding area and you can see the mountains in the distance. On the other hand, it means that you are going to be walking up that hill if you take metro—(the closest stop is Valle Aurelia). It’s about a 15-20 minute walk and it’s not a leisurely stroll (especially if you have luggage)-- as others noted, the sidewalk is narrow, bumpy, and runs along a busy street). Would not recommend walking up that hill late at night without a flashlight from your phone. If you want to avoid this walk, there is a bus stop (for the 46 and 49 buses) that stops on the street outside the convent, which is a much more convenient option. If you’re coming back late at night (before curfew, of course), the gate to the convent will probably be closed. Walk to the left of the gate where there will be a door in the wall and press the small black button in the door (don’t press for too long because it makes a loud obnoxious sound at the convent) and the sisters will let you in. The door will close behind you automatically. Also, you can call their front office and ask where that button is, since there are cameras at the door. There is a bathroom for every two beds (if the room has two beds, then there is an en-suite bathroom attached.) There are shared hair-dryers available in the kitchenette area. Be sure to request a room with a view of St. Peter’s when you are booking the room through monasterystays! It doesn’t hurt to ask—I didn’t see many guests during our stay, so it seems that you will have a good chance of getting one of these rooms.
- NY, United States (June 2018)
The convent has simple, clean and spacious accommodation. The single beds are on the narrow side but we adjusted to the size after the first day. There is good wifi but you need to download tv or radio programmes if that is what you need (You tube and Google are accessible) It is a very peaceful and restful place. It has cool marble floors and good air conditioning. There is a lovely view over the city and the gardens are shaded. It was nice to have somewhere outside to sit. The staff are very helpful and helped up with any questions we had. If you don't always want to eat out there is a small kitchen with kettle and microwave. The lunch and evening meals at Casa Bonus Pastor across the road are very popular and should be tried at least once. There is also a small bar for an evening drink. Although the convent is near the Vatican you need to take a bus to get there as there is a lack of pavements. To get into the centre we used the 46 bus from outside the convent and the metro from Aurelia which is a 15 min walk, some of the walk is along a dual carriage way with little pavement. This route is okay for adults but not for families with pushchairs or buggies. The metro is easy to use but the bus goes nearer the historic centre and the Travestere area. The staff ordered taxis for us when we needed them. We ordered one to the airport for 35 euros. There is lots of information on the internet about how the metro and bus work in Rome. At the end of our 4 night say we had a great time in Rome and felt well looked after. Thank you.
- Norfolk, United Kingdom (May 2018)

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Casa Per Ferie San Emilia De Vialar (LAR118)
Open Year round, except August.
Checkin 11:59am-9:00pm
Checkout 6:00am-10:00am
Curfew 11:00pm
(11:30pm from 1 Jun to 31 Sept)
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  •  Private Bathrooms
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