This newly opened hotel, situated in the quiet courtyard, is an ideal base for exploring Rome. Hotel has a great location in the residential district of San Pietro, only a 5-minute walk from Saint Peter's Basilica and 15 minutes from the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel.
From the hotel you can easily reach Castel Sant'Angelo and continue your walk across the Tiber River to reach other popular Rome sights such as Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon or the Colosseum. If you don't feel like walking there is a bus stop close to the hotel from where you can take buses (no. 64 & no. 916) to reach main Rome sights.
If arriving to Fiumicino Airport you can easily reach hotel by taking regional train to San Pietro station (40 minutes ride) which is only a few minutes from the hotel.
From this train station you can reach Termini station in only 20 minutes and from there take metro to other parts of Rome. The area around the hotel is safe and pleasant for exploring, with numerous cafés, restaurants and pastry shops.
Note that the hotel is not easy to spot from the main street because it is not signposted. When you arrive at the address you will notice a large wooden doors with doorbell ring which you need to press so the receptionist release the doors and let you into the courtyard where the Hotel Paolo II is situated.
The hotel's rooms are large with comfortable beds and quality bed linen. Guests can choose from single, economy double and large double (or twin) rooms decorated in brown and beige tones.
Each of 15 rooms has a large wardrobe where you can store all your clothes, a table and chair, bedside tables with lamps and a flat screen TV with satellite channels. In each bedrooms you will find a comfortable sofa, a small fridge, a safety deposit box and a phone. The floors of the rooms are marble. The interior of the hotel rooms is unique as one of the walls is covered with plants.
Hotel rooms have a large en-suite bathroom equipped with a large shower, a range of towels, all the necessary toiletries, a hairdryer and even heating rail where you can hang your clothes or towels to dry. Rooms are very clean and well maintained.
Each room of the hotel is equipped with its own air-conditioner and you can adjust the temperature as you wish. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the hotel.
The Hotel Paolo II serves breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. in a small area next to the reception. The breakfast is basic and includes hot drinks, juices, fruits, butter, jams, cereals, sandwiches etc. If the breakfast is not included in the room price it will cost you €4. During the day you can have a refreshment from the small Coffee bar (espresso, american coffee, cappuccino, tea, hot chocolate, water, Fanta, Coke or beer).
Staff at the reception as well as housekeeping staff are very kind and helpful and they will do their best to make your stay at the hotel pleasant.
When you step out from the hotel on the main road, you will notice Mastro Pistacchio Gelateria & Pasticceria which is situated just across the street (Via Aurelia 28).
This cute little place is ideal for having a morning cappuccino or espresso along with traditional pastries or cakes. They have one of the best Sicilian cannoli in the whole Rome which comes in small and large size (plain ricotta and pistachio fillings). Cannoli are filled on the spot.
They also offer authentic gelato in a range of flavours (chocolate, hazelnut, stracciatella, coconut, pistachio, fruits etc) as well as Sicilian cold dessert - granite.