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“They were accommodating & very nice! But, shy from perfect.”
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Antica Colonia
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Frascati
Reviewed 30 July 2009

First, I made a mistake by calling the hotel & asking for a pick-up at the train station. I was not at the Frascati station, but at the Ciampino station. They do not pick-up at the Ciampino train station. The driver was waiting for me for 1/2 an hour. Opps! I felt like dork, but the driver just shrugged it off my error.
The room was nice with a Bidet & water closet that made a funny noise when flushed. The TV in our room was micro small like in the picture. The TV was too small for being at the top of the ceiling on the far wall opposite my bed-not good for the nearsighted. The breakfast was dry cereal, a danish & any Italian coffee drink variation I could think of the lady made one for us-her English was not existent, but the cappuccino she mixed up was heavenly.
They said they have free Wi-Fi, but we didn't have laptop, so we used the guest desktop PC in the lobby - I even down loaded Skpe on it & made phone calls from my account.

This was my second trip to Frascati & felt it is a bit of a walk to the center of town. My first stay was at the Hotel Flora (center of town); they were all booked & got more expensive w/ the addition of a 4th rating star. The price was right at this place.
My only problem was that what I asked the best English speaker about the Castel Romano factory outlet stores. She recommended the Valmontone Fashion District outlet-said to take the train. She said there was a shuttle to take us to the outlet stores at the train station in Valmontone. There was none! A nice local man we met on the train tried to find us a cab & could not find one. So, we walked into town & found an employee at a travel club store to help. They called the Valmontone Fashion District & the representative called a cab to take us the outlet stores. The cab was about 5 or 10 Euros, funny & tried to give the driver a tip, but he gave me back all my change. So, when he picked us back up at 9 PM I gave him 10 Euros & hid a 5 euro bill underneath the 10. Am I an ugly American? When we got back I told the lady at the hotel there was no shuttle & she agreed & may have regretted telling us there was or it just an error in what a shuttle means. I don’t know. The nice/accommodating part of our stay was on our last day in Italy when the shuttle was not available; one of the employees used her own vehicle to take us to the Frascati station. She moved her kid's booster chair to the trunk & luckily we fit our entire luggage in her tiny 4-door Smart car. Bella donna!

  • Stayed: March 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2008

This was the first accommodation we stayed in when we arrived in Italy. We did arrive late at night and it was somewhat difficult to find. Nevertheless, it was clean and quiet and the receptionists were very friendly and helpful both upon arrival and the next morning when we left. Continental breakfast has lots of selection. Our only real displeasure with the place were its thin, linen towels - which of course we had never seen in North America but we soon discovered were common to Italy.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2007

I stayed at this hotel work a week in July 2006 to attend a meeting in the area. The hotel was very comfortable and clean and had nice views (although not of rome as far as I could tell). The wireless internet worked well and was reasoanbly fast. The cafe/restaurant downstairs provided a good place to grab a bite to eat, and the center of Frascati is within easy walking distance. The hotel staff were polite and helpful, providing shuttle services to and from the meeting etc.

Note that central Rome is under an hour away by rail, which has its advantages and disadvantages, but if you are staying in Frascati, this would certainly be a reasonable choice.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 May 2006

It's a Lovely hotel, veryl clean, recently renewed, and very quit, especially in the period that we where there. A litte bit on its own, but not far from Frascati center, in a residential area. Often visited by professors I think, because near to the university . Breakfast is nost so bath, especially the'croissants' are aways fresh. Very nice rooms, although no view on Rome.
For us this was a little diaspointing because it was mentioned on the web-site and the hotel was quasi empty. No parking problems. Very friendly staff, always smiling and ready to help. Frascati is only 1km away, however you need some climbing to get there
We loved it because yo can digest a little when returning from some fantastic restaurants which are there(very good price/quality) Once returned you enter a fresh and peacefull area, where it is good to stay and sleep. IAnd gooing to Rome ? Great !! Take the Train and arrive in Roma Termini within 30minutes..... a totally other world........Or do you want to go to Ostia, The Castelli, ?
Conclusion : We had a fantastic time here, and we will go back next year..........
We were there the week before eastern, nice temperature , the sun, the beautiful town of Fracati........unforgettable !!
PS For those who really love Italy/Rome : do not hesitate ! This is a lovely place to be !!!

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Stayed: October 2017
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Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Antica Colonia

Address: Via Costanzo Montani 5, 00044 Frascati, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rome > Frascati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Frascati
Price Range: £75 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Antica Colonia 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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