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Relais Villa d'Assio
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Rieti
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Paarl, South Africa
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“Comforatable Business Retreat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

This is a very comforatable, well appointed business hotel. Located outside of Rieti it provided a comfortable and efficient base for our annual Sales Conference. The catering was above average - although not the best coffee, wifi also a little less relaible. Rooms were comfrtable if spartan but we did not spend much time in them.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2008

Stayed here one night in September 2008.

The area around the hotel and the grounds of the hotels is very nice and beautiful. The buildings, pool area and restaurant is very classy done.

Staff friendly.
Good selection at beakfast.

Room was very disapponting and not a 4 star at all.
It seemed new but at the same time so new that it wasn't finished yet.

Nothing on the walls, paint on the panels and a lot of minor details like this.
Very vey small tv stuffed in a strange box in the cornor (why not put a flat screen on the wall?) which is not suitable for a 4 start hotel.
In the barhroom paints was already coming of due to bad airconditioning. The table holding the zink was blocking the door so it couldn't open fully.

The view from the room was nice - guess it is even more nice fro the rooms on higher levels.
But it was only this one small window which made the room very dark.

Disapponting room and certainly not a 4 star.
Come in summertime when you can use the pool and explore the area so you spend as little time as possible in the room.

  • Liked — The pool area and view
  • Disliked — The room
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2006

Villa D’Assai is a three-star resort-style hotel located near the breathtaking nature reserve of Laghi Lungo e Ripasottile, where you will find placid lakes, murmuring rivers and endless stretches of farmland.

It’s also very quiet. In fact for the three days that we were there we saw no more than four fellow guests. This was great because we practically had the large pool to ourselves. Dinner on our first night at the hotel’s Tempe restaurant was no different: only one other couple was there.

The restaurant, which borders the pool, serves a small menu of local specialties, including delicious pasta dishes with Umbrian black truffles and freshwater crayfish. The wine list is decent but not well-stocked, so you may draw a couple of blanks before finding a wine on the menu that is actually available.

Our room was nicely appointed. The furnishings have a YMCA hostel feel to them, and there is no bathtub (in our room anyway; we can’t say for the others). Only Italian channels are available on the 17” TV, but the minibar underneath is decently stocked. Given the surroundings you don’t expect to stay in your room for much, so the spartan style didn’t bother us.

The bulky room key is attached to a thick chunky slab of clear plastic. I should say room keys, as there are three keys on the chain, one for the door, one to turn the power on, and one for the safe.

Exploring the countryside:

Colli sul Vellino, the village next to the hotel, is charming and quiet. Bordering Umbria, this location has the rolling greenness and hill towns you see everywhere in neighboring Tuscany, but without the tourists and fuss. The northern Lazio countryside has Tuscan-style villas, endless fields of sunflower, corn, olive and grape, terraced trattoria and ristorante overlooking scenic lakes and rivers, but none of the crowds. Mountain biking, hiking, or simply rambling in a rented car are great things to do here.

An excursion worthy of your time is the Castata delle Marmore, a waterfall fed by the Vellino river that is 15 minutes away by car. After a rainy day the cascade is magnificent and worth the steep descent to the foot of the falls.

Spoletto, a pretty hill town in Umbria, is one hour’s drive away, and the famous Assisi (where St. Francis’ famous church is) is another hour farther.

  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Relais Villa d'Assio

Property: Relais Villa d'Assio
Address: SS 79 Riserva dei laghi | Colli sul Velino, 02100, Rieti, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rieti > Rieti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Rieti
#4 Luxury Hotel in Rieti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Villa d'Assio 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Relais Villa d'Assio is the result of meticulous renovation of the enchanting nineteenth-century village where farmers lived on the estate agrarian Prince Ludovico Spada Veralli Potenziani. Enjoys a quiet location in the beautiful, soft and Rosea's countryside, nestled in the Natural Reserve of lakes and along Ripasottile. The Relais takes its name from the ruins of the ancient and majestic Roman villa of the first century BC, the property of the console and Roman senator Quinto Assio, whose ruins are visible inside the park of Relais just below the three Suites that are within walking distance from the village center. Do not need many words to describe the reality of the Relais Villa d'Assio: better to come here and enjoy the contact with nature, tranquility and relaxation it offers. They are part of the village, in addition to the rooms and suites in the annexe which rises above the remains of the Roman villa, the restaurant "Tempe", the Convention Center and another restaurant and banquet hall, located across from the pool that overlooks a park of about 100 acres, with hills, forests, waterways and the farm from which most of the raw materials used in the restaurants of the Relais. The Tempe restaurant is named after the Vale of Tempe in the Greek region of Thessaly, in which Cicero, during his stay in the beautiful villa of the Roman senator Quinto Assio, compared to the beauty and harmony of the landscape, the country that still surrounds the Relais. Respect for nature and tradition, the door to the use of many raw materials from the farm of Relais, for the preparation of various dishes on the menu that is always in harmony with the seasons Intimate, warm and cozy, the restaurant Tempe is joined to a greater receptivity and diversification of events and receptions, a second structure that overlooks the transparency of its large windows on the pool of Relais, hosting up to 200 people, in the beautiful season, can double thanks to the use of outer space by the pool. Bright, spacious, open to the outside the restaurant located by the pool, is the perfect location for unforgettable events. It can accommodate 200 people inside and, in summer, using the outer space, it can accommodate 400. ... more   less 
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