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Hotel Castel Gandolfo
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Castel Gandolfo
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Rome, Italy
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930 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
“A treat.”
Reviewed 17 December 2012

If you decide to have a quit & pleasant weekend or short vacation in the Castelli Romani area, you must spend at least a night in this very nice hidden hotel in the Pope's summer town. It is prefectly run by Federico, Gianluca and Tatiana, with an efficient and friendly manner; a bit hard to find nowdays. The hotel is smalland causy, similar to a small"Relais". The breakfast is very good with everything home made or very fresh. If possible try to get a lake view room as the view is stunning.
All rooms are small but fully equipped and very cleran. A real treat.

Room Tip: Get room n. 101 - the best.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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California
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70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

This place looks out over the lake and has awesome views. And the staff is great and friendly. We opted for the better room to get the view. Well worth it and not a bad price for Italy. Just below is a restaurant recommended by the hotel. Not to be missed. Amazing food, and awesome views. Some of the best food we ever had in Italy. The hotel is quite small and very hard to find. Most of the streets in Gandolfo are 1-way and very narrow. GPS helps but be sure to get directions from the hotel before arriving. We would go out of our way to stay here, but only for a short visit since the town is really small , and you can see it all in less than an hour. This is a great place to stop in if you fly in/out of Rome.

Room Tip: Go for the view rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank OnlyRosso
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Cold Spring, New York
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Right off of the main piazza in Castel Gandolfo, within a minute's walk of the Pope's summer residence, is this very nicely appointed boutique hotel. It's small frontage makes it easy to miss and it is horrendously difficult to get to/park by car, but it is worth it.
The staff is VERY helpful and gracious and completely English-fluent. The lobby is clubby. The rooms are nicely sized, especially compared with the Italian norm. Our room, on the first floor had a nice sized balcony with seats and table and the view from on high - out over the lake was spectacular. One can sit and just watch the light change and the activities on the lake for hours.
Only drawback is the pigeons that fly around at close proximity, and their mess.

The town is a nice sized place, very pretty with a good piazza and church, but the real sight is the Pope's residence, with its coming and going activities. And the town gives access to the lake activities. Go on a weekday, as I've hears that the weekends are thronged with Romans escaping the city.

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony - ask for #101
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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FRANCE
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

very good level and location in the center of Castel Gandolfo . Excellent service and welcome by the family . Room with balcony facing the lake was exceptional . Rates quite high but justified. We²would be pleased to come here again.

Room Tip: do not hesitate to come here if you are fond of authentic places
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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2 Thank GERARDFrance
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Cheshire
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161 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2012

Following the drive from Rome's Fiumicino International Airport the locating of the hotel was a very interesting way of experiencing Italian drivers reactions to other motorists.
Acting to the letter the Navigation system instructions we found the hotel having driven up a long one way street only to find we were the ones going in the wrong direction !!!
The amazing thing was that the locals did not react in any way and even the manager said that guests were doing it all the time.
The hotel itself is a joy and the welcome from the manager was excellent. It is a great place to stay as Castel Gondolfo is such an interesting place.
Step outside the front door and you are straight away into history of the Pope's summer residence.
Had a room with a wonderful view of the lake. In the morning it was completely covered in mist. An hour or two revealed that we were perched at the side of the mouth of a volcano. Very impressive.
Nice continental breakfast with excellent customer service.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake side view. You will not regret it.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Musselburgh
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2012

A really lovely hotel in the centre of the village, lovely, friendly and efficient staff. Rooms are spotlessly clean, great bathrooms and comfortable beds, fabulous views over the lake.
Excellent breakfast, simple fresh food and great coffee.
The food in the restaurant below the hotel is wonderful and again, those views - can't wait to return.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank Conways70
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Nauru
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2011

Excellent Small Family Run Hotel in lovely Castel Gandolfo village. A good escape from hectic Rome at a fair price.

To get to Rome from here is still takes at least 1 1/2 hour. There is a bus or a train. Either way there is a steep climb from the lake side road or train station to get to the village. Definitely not for the elderly or bad weather days.

The Hotel Castel Gandolfo offers small but excellent rooms with a nice bathroom and comfortable beds. Views from the room on the lake are offered at slightly higher prices.

Breakfast is very good with a wide selection of breads, fruits and cold cuts.

The Staff is very very helpful and always ready to assist.

The Ciampino airport is fairly close to the hotel and a 30Euro taxi ride away.

This hotel is recommended for those who want to stay near Rome but do not wish to commuter to Downtown Rome every day because that is just to much work. If you want to stay a couple of days; you want to go down to Rome once or twice and otherwise relax is a lovely old Italian village; this is the place for you.

My only small suggestion would be to add coffee & Tea making facilities to the room.

Be warned do not take the first corner room next to the elevator as it is noisy.

Do not hesitate to stay here, it is lovely, excellent service for those liking small family run hotels.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Castel Gandolfo
Address: Via Dei Zecchini 27, 00073 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rome > Castel Gandolfo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Castel Gandolfo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Castel Gandolfo 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Castelli Romani area (Roman castels), on the shores of the Lake Albano, the Hotel Castelgandolfo enjoys a privileged location in the historic centre of Castel Gandolfo a few meters from the historic summer residence of the Pope, the Papal Palace in Piazza Centrale. The hotel, recently renovated, provides elegant and comfortable rooms equipped with every comfort for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Excellent is the breakfast buffet, full of traditional sweets prepared at home with natural products of their tradition. Castel Gandolfo offers the possibility to practice different types of outdoor sports, from sailing, to canoeing, to windsurfing on the lake; for golf lovers nearby clubs affiliated with the hotel are available. Organizing a scenic walk along the trails surrounding the lake, you will relax in the shade of chestnut and oak trees and a unique panorama. The hotel's strategic position will allow you to easily reach all places of historical and naturalistic interest, from the picturesque villages of the Castelli Romani for a journey to discover the local traditions between nature, food and wine, to the historic Capital in order to grasp its artistic beauty. At guests disposal to make your holiday more comfortable: • Elevator • Transfer to and from airports and stations, on demand, with fee • Car, bike and pedal rental • Free wi-fi • Free Internet access point • Reservations for guided tours nearby • Full breakfast buffet served from 7:30 to 10:00 • Laundry and ironing service on request • Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, American Express, Carta Si • Agreements with golf clubs at reduced rates. • Pets welcome All rooms of the hotel are equipped with the greatest comforts: • Shower with vertical turbo massage and Jacuzzi Bath • Air Conditioning • Telephone • Minibar • Safe Deposit Box • LCD TV • Sky and Pay TV • Wi-Fi • Daily change of linen ... more   less 
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