So a great hotel with excellent staff and easily the best indoor pool/spa complex I have ever been to. You must try that out and yes you have to pay 5 euros for a swim hat but is that really that much of an expense and certainly 'normal' in a spa environment in Europe.
Decor a bit 'old fashioned' as my teenage children mentioned but rooms large enough and beds super comfy. We had two rooms overlooking the pool and park and certainly worth it. Try and get a higher floor to see over the trees if possible.Never used the outdoor pool as only here a few days so walked into town to explore. We did park our hire car in the garage for 3 nights but expected the cost so that was ok. We were on a tour of Italy so needed the car.
Its a pleasant 20 minute stroll through the park into the tourist trail and was a welcome reprieve to do it after a days sightseeing. We bought a city tour bus ticket for 48 hours to use to get to the major sights and this was adequate so never used taxis. Had a private tour of St Peters Basilica Dome and got some great shots and history tour of the Vatican from up there, well recommended.
In all a great hotel, decent location and friendly staff. They recommended a couple of nearby restaurants to try whilst we were there in the evening and one of the two was fantastic in terms of food and atmosphere and the other (although pricey) served perhaps the best steak we had ever eaten.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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- Grand Parco Dei Principi