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“SPA OASIS IN ROME”

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Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA
Ranked #165 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada
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“SPA OASIS IN ROME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

A change of plane schedule on a long awaited trip into Tuscany left us with two days to recover from jet lag at high season prices in Rome, while awaiting the arrival of friends. We wanted to find a luxurious, tranquil spot to recover from Jet Lag, sleep, eat great food, and enjoy time by a wonderful outdoor pool. The Parco del Principi Grand Hotel & Spa did not disappoint. It served as a serene Oasis as we alternated between restful sleeps in our "Double Deluxe" room, and time in the garden lounging beside the enormous pool. A private car transfer arranged by the hotel provided a splendid start to a highly pampering experience. We would not choose this hotel if we wanted to be more in the heart of everything but as a luxury retreat it was splendid. The summer special rate was very good value for money. PS Breakfast is splendid - not to be missed - arrange for it at the time of booking if your room does not include it.

Room Tip: The Double Deluxe room with view of pool or park is very nice - be sure to specify this in your book...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

The word I would use to describe this hotel would be "fine". Nothing stands out about it other than the view if you have a room high enough to see over the park and the swimming pool area is nice, otherwise it's pretty standard. Service is average and at times (namely front desk) a bit aggressive. With extra charges for shower caps that they make you use in the indoor pool area (if you require us to wear one, then PROVIDE IT!) extra chatges for WIFI and by far the most uncomfortable sheets I've ever slept on, this is definitely not proper 5 star.

  • Stayed September 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Hotels in the centre of Rome do not have a decent outdoor pool and gym so this lovely hotel meets that need but the downside is it is a bit too far from the centre. We used the bus and tram, both close to the hotel, but the service in the evenings is infrequent and you have to have bought a travel pass before as none are available to buy at the hotel. Taxis are readily available which we tended to use but of course bump up your costs.
The restaurant and bar are expensive so we ate out on each of evening of a 5 night stay. However the price we paid for an excellent 5 star hotel was great value and included a very good breakfast.
The gym was awesome and there is a lovely outdoor pool and garden.

Room Tip: Don't have a room over looking the busy road as noisy and poor view
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Hotel itself is beautiful. Bed is super comfortable and our room was nice. They need to fix shower so water doesn't spray on the floor by removing partial glass door and putting in shower curtain. Hotel is outside of downtown Rome so it is not in a convenient location if you are a tourist. Also 6 euro for a coca cola and 14 euro for a gin and tonic is absurd! Also I went to check in for my flight and used one of the computers the front desk pointed to. I couldn't get the website for the flight up and went to front desk after about two minutes to see if they could help. It ended up costing me 9 euro for two minutes on the computer. Ridiculous! Most hotels I have stayed at allow you to check into your flight for free. I felt ripped off at this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Stayed here with my husband and children for 4 nights in early June. Beautiful hotel overlooking the Borghese Park. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Beautifully decorated and lovely gardens. The outside pool area was fantastic, unfortunately weather wasn't great. The indoor spa was spacious and amazing, the children loved it. The main attractions were a 15 or 20 minute walk away through the park so slightly out of it though the park and walk was lovely. Only issue was it was a very residential area and really lacked in shops and cafes/restaurants in the evening but not a huge issue. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

We choose this hotel because of its location. After a day of touring and walking this incredible busy city it is a pleasure to spend some quiet time in this hotel . Walking thru the parc and still close enough to Via Veneto is a plus. The staff was extrely helpfull and the room perfect.
We had one problem and it was fixed immediately .
We are not big breakfast eater so we choose a friendly cafe two blocks away.
We had dinner at the hotel and it was excellent .

  • Stayed September 2013
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights while visiting Rome, the hotel and service was excellent in every sense. This is a five star hotel and you do pay for it, but the service and staff where outstanding. It is not located near the city center so be prepared to take the tram or taxi.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA
Address: Via G Frescobaldi 5, 00198 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Rome
#66 Business Hotel in Rome
#97 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#198 Family Hotel in Rome
#233 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA 5*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel Parco dei Principiis superbly located on the border of the historic Borghese Gardens. The hotel has been painstakingly refurbished, recreating the opulence and richness of the patrician villas owned by Rome's nobility in the late 17th century. Beautiful wood paneling in the lobby, precious stuccoes and fabrics, valuable furniture pieces and classic artwork combine to make this a fabulous Roman hotel. The delighful guestrooms offer spelendid views over the city and Borghese Gardens. ... more   less 
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Grand Hotel Rome
Grand Parco Dei Principi

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