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Angela's Garden
Ranked #3 of 16 Bracciano B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We visited Bracciano shortly after Christmas because we wanted to see Rome on new years eve. The Villa is located a bit outside of Bracciano, it's a 5 minutes drive. The garden is really nice and I can imagine in spring there are blooming flowers and roses everywhere. The apartment itself was clean, spacious and came with everything we needed. There is Wifi in the house and also TV with international channels, on the other hand it's a great place just for relaxing and reading a book. The owners - a German / Italian couple - diligently lead their family business with the B&B / apartment rental. They are always trying the best, I can remember we were given helpful information regarding the train connection and where to find a supermarket. On the other hand we were not bothered during our holiday - the place is big - there were also other guests (a family with children), but we barely heard or saw them. Afterwards we moved to the city center in a 4* star hotel... what a lousy, dark and loud place, don't go there. It's so easy to take the train from Bracciano. You'll have more space, modern furniture, a cosy bathroom and a much better guest experience!
It was great to relax and Angela and Lutz created a real gem in Bracciano. We will come back in 2014!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We visited Angela's Garden for the New Year period and stayed for about a week. Getting there was relatively straight forward, though on arrival it was not clear exactly where it was as there was no signs or indications of the guest house' presence. This was exacerbated by the fact that the guest house is hidden from the road by a high hedge. We ended up having to give the owner a call on the phone to let them know we were outside and ask exactly where we had to go. Once in, the place itself is quite nice. Basically it's a converted villa with half the building consisting of a number of guest rooms and the other half being where the owners reside. It has a pleasant location with country views and is only 5 minutes drive from Bracciano. The owners have a couple of somewhat overly friendly dogs. While this, for us, was not an issue, it is something to keep in mind if you're not a dog lover. Overall the room was clean and decently equipped having free internet access via WIFI. While the overall package is attractive, I do find it difficult to recommend Angela's Garden as there were a number of things which spoiled the overall experience. First of all I feel that this is not a place to consider for the winter. The room was equipped with air-conditioning which we used to heat the room, however it was somewhat poor and only managed to warm up the area were the bed was located. The room had two logical sections in an open plan layout and the area where the TV was located did not receive any heat and remained cold. We are early risers and prefer to head back to our hotel early so this was a bit of a problem for us. The bathroom was also quite small and cold with no heating at all and remained damp and uninviting. The shower curtain also had some mold on it. I also found it irritating that I had to specifically ask for fresh towels each day - they would not be replaced otherwise. Our biggest misadventure was quite astonishing however. After having spent a day out we returned to the guest house. My wife was first to the room and to her surprise found a key in the lock. On trying the door she found it open and to her even greater surprise found one of the owner's dogs trapped inside. Needless to say we were shocked but fortunately nothing was missing or damaged, although the dog had chewed my wife's suitcase slightly. We immediately tried to contact the owner to no avail and I had to leave a message on their answering machine instead. A few hours later the owner came along and was very apologetic. Apparently she had to attend to an urgent matter in Rome and forgot to lock our room or ensure her dog was safely out. While I can understand that she may have been in a rush, this does not justify what we found when we returned to our room. There were other little problems like forgetting to put coffee in the coffee pot and giving us a pot of boiled water instead. Unfortunately, while in general, these issues may have been minor ones, when taken collectively they did sour our experience. It is with this in mind that I can't really recommend Angela's Garden till they improve their product. There is great potential there and I suspect that it would be much more pleasant in spring or summer. The owners are also friendly and do make an honest and sincere attempt to provide a good service, however it is an amateur operation with too many issues. The end result is that I cannot recommend Angela's Garden as a place to stay while visiting Bracciano.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Ther's nothing better than a relaxing place to spend your holidays in Bracciano like Angela's Garden B&B.
First of all for its warm atmosphere: the owners Angela and Lutz are very friendly and available to fulfill all your requests (they perfectly speak Italian, German, Spanish, Franch etc.)
Angela is a specialist of home made cooking: your tongues will be happy and satisfied...
Secondly, it is very close to Bracciano and its lake, to the Italian Air Force Museum, and to the railway station, useful to reach in 50 minutes the centre of Rome without the risk of being jammed in the traffic.
It is only a little bit difficult to find, so be sure to have your navigator and the Angela's phone number...

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Last year (July 2012) we stayed at Angela's Garden for two such amazing weeks, that we didn't hesitate a second choosing where to spend our next vacation, it was Angela's Garden again. I must say that it is absolutely unique place. From the first minutes of staying there we've been in raptures over charming villa surrounded by magnificent garden where our children loved to play. The apartment was very nice and cosy and the most delicious thing there was our spacious terrace with stunning view of the garden where we used to have meals and from where children could go directly to the garden.
But what makes Angela's Garden exceptionally special are its hosts - Angela and Lutz. We were captivated by their warm hospitality and cordiality. They really care of their guests. We felt ourselves like one and only dear guests. Whatever we needed Angela and Lutz always helped us. I strongly doubt that someone could find better Rome and Bracciano guides then Angela and Lutz. But I'm absolutely sure that noone can resist the temptation of Angela's cooking: pizza, cakes, marmelade, zucchini flowers filled with mozarella and anchovies (the mere name is mouth-watering!) are pieces of art.
Besides, Angela's Garden is situated 10 minutes (by car) from the picturesque Bracciano Lake which is ideal for children because it is very clean and calm and, as contrasted to the sea in high season, not overcrowded, and on the other hand it's 5 min (by car) from the station from where we could easily get to Rome.
With all mentioned together we had terrific vacations!
Thank you Angela's Garden! And we are happy that we've found you!
Grazie Angela e Lutz! Siete fantastici!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Natalia S
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Date of stay 19 June - 30th June 2013.
It's almost 2 weeks since we returned from our holiday stay in Bracciano. The accommodation surpassed our expectations. From the moment we arrived we felt extremely welcome and comfortable. Angela and Lutz were the perfect hosts and provided great advice on trips. During our stay we took advantage of Angela's cooking and enjoyed her authentic Italian dishes immensely, in particular her pasta and tiramisu (I will be e-mailing her privately for the recipes). We will return again and recommend this property to anyone wishing to relax, but also within easy reach of Rome, the beach, the lake...it has it all! Thanks to you both, also your two beautiful dogs, which were a delight.xx Andrew, Christine, Edwin, Madelaine, Michael and Harriet

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We turned up here with no notice due to unforeseen changes in our travel plans and very bad weather. We found the b&b on the internet, but at the time their phone didn't work and we didn't have time to email. Anyway, despite this, Angela looked after us with great hospitality and warmth and we very much appreciated this. The entrance is not signposted for privacy. There are a selection of very nice looking self-contained rooms. It would be a great base for exploring Bracciano, Cerveteri and Tarquinia.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank fitzrovians
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
Thank Ale D
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Address: Via Dell'Omo Morto 20a, 00062, Bracciano, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rome > Bracciano
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Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Bracciano
Price Range: £51 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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