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Palazzo Cardinal Cesi

850 reviews
+39 06 6819 3222

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Child Care
Bar or Lounge

Palazzo Cardinal Cesi: Traditional Style Steps from the Vatican

What Do the Rooms Include?

Each room at the Palazzo Cardinal Cesi is a private retreat, where you can rest in comfort after long days of sightseeing in Rome. The rooms are climate controlled and feature private ensuite bathrooms and satellite television. Standard equipment includes a desk, free dial-up internet, an in-room safe, a mini bar, and a hair dryer. The hotel provides toiletries and blackout drapes, and can bring you an ironing board or roll away bed upon request. Room service is available during limited hours.

What Amenities does the Palazzo Cardinal Cesi Offer?

The hotel’s classic elegance reflects its history; the Palazzo was built in the year 1400 and later refurbished into an art museum by Cardinal Pierdonato Cesi. Start your day with a complimentary breakfast and in the evenings you’ll enjoy sharing a cocktail in the hotel lounge. High-speed Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The Palazzo offers tour assistance, a concierge, laundry service, and child care. The hotel’s garden offers a peaceful respite from the city.

What are the Room Rates at Palazzo Cardinal Cesi?

Hotels in Rome are often seasonally priced. Regular rates at the Palazzo start at $318, but you can find rates as low as $150 during winter months.

What’s There to Do Nearby?

The Palazzo is just steps from the Vatican, in the heart of Rome’s historical district. St. Peter’s Basilica and Castel Sant’Angelo are within a 10-minute walk.

What’s the Bottom Line?

The Palazzo Cardinal Cesi is an elegant Roman hotel in a building with a rich history. 


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Via Della Conciliazione 51
Rome, 00193
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User Highlights
"Clean rooms" "Room was clean"
94% said rooms were clean.
100% thought it was clean.
"Next to St Peters" "Right next to the Vatican"
92% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 67%.
"Staff exceeded our expectation" "Staff is excellent"
98% found the staff to be very friendly.
87% thought the service was very professional.
"Breakfast choice reasonable" "Good breakfasts"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Ensuite elegant" "Made us feel very welcome"
93% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
For 87%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
"Beautiful inner garden" "Lovely property"
66% thought the building was acceptable.
98% found the grounds to be nice.
Value for money
"Reasonable price" "Free bar"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Internet didn't work" "Wifi reception patchy"
77% said the wifi quality was bad.
"AC did not work" "No iron in room"
89% said rooms were small.
85% complained about the bathroom.
Bar and Beverages
"No bar"
"AC did not work" "Pillows uncomfortable"
89% said rooms were small.
For only 57%, the noise level was all right.

Good to know...

Bathroom could be bigger
Friendly atmosphere
Wonderful sightseeing
Pleasant hotel grounds
Expert Reviews
DK Eyewitness
The palace is an absolute gem, decorated in warm crimson and sienna with parquet flooring. Rooms have modern facilities.
The 30-room Palazzo Cardinal Cesi is a mid-range hotel located right by the Vatican City and within walking distance of several top sights
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Local Tax: EUR 3.50 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
  • Crib (Infant Bed) Fee: EUR 15 per night
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible