The hotel is located in an old manor house transformed into a hotel a few hundred meters from the center of Frascati. The hotel is convenient to the train station with direct connections to Termini train station in Rome. There is generally one train/hr (Monday - Saturday) but much fewer on Sunday. The hotel was clean and comfortable in a small relatively quiet town. The staff was very welcoming. The continental breakfast (fruit, pastries, bread/rolls, cereal) was copious and adequate. Being a light sleeper, I found that the room, in the annex, was quiet with two small exceptions -- one could hear people returning to the annex late at night -- and inexplicably street cleaners decided to vacuum up the fallen leaves between 11 PM and midnight. The room is equipped with a safe - which is very helpful (It is inadvisable to take credit cards, and critical identity documents like a passport into Rome). The quality of the wireless left a bit to be desired -
it worked O.K. on the Sunday -- but during the week when more people showed up it was too slow to be usable.
Warnings: (1) The traffic in Frascati during the morning and evening "rush" hour is unbelievable. Don't try to go anywhere by car at those hours; (2) The return train from Rome/Termini leaves sometimes from platform 18 - which is not immediately visible but situated 400 meters up the
platform between platforms 17 and 19. It seemed a little bit like looking for platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross .... ;-) (3) Travel time by taxi or automobile to FCO airport can take as much as 1 to 1.5 hrs, during the rush hour.
In summary the hotel was "praktisch" und "angenehm", and I would definitely return.
A Restaurant suggestion: (1) Pinocchio Ristorante - well priced, good food,
with a pleasant atmosphere at a decent price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Flora Hotel offers to its guests a charming warmth and welcoming atmosphere with its unique style and good cared services.The Hotel Flora is situated just in the centre of Frascati, the most famous hill thanks to the charm of its Villas and to its good quality wine. It is very near to Rome and inside its own green gardens, representing one of the most known tourist hotel in the history of the Roman Castles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Flora Hotel Frascati
- Hotel Flora Frascati, Italy - Rome