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Villa del Cardinale
Ranked #1 of 13 Rocca di Papa B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 September 2013

The reason we stay there is because the hotel was quite near the airport and we had an early flight to catch. We didn't have a pleasant stay because:
1) The rooms were very old and it they were situated very far from the main reception building. We arrived with tons of luggages, but the receptionist didn't offer to send us our luggage to our room even though there seem to be a buggy service. We had to carry our luggage and head to the next building which was down the road.
2) The receptionist took our passports and forgot to return them to us. We only realised that late after we have checked-in and had to walk back to the reception building to ask for it. The lady knew that we had an early flight to catch the next morning and we might have left without the passports, but she didn't bother to deliver them to our room or even call us to inform us to collect them from the reception desk.
3) Sound proofing was really bad. There was a dinner function going on the same night we checked-in, and we can hear people heading back to their rooms from the venue. After our neighbour got back, we were able hear her very clearly, laughing and talking loudly with the TV turned on. It was very annoying especially when we were trying to sleep as we had an early flight to catch.
Don't think we'll be staying at that hotel again.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Great hotel for the price - very clean and pretty quiet, too. Breakfast was adequate, but the coffee was truly dreadful! Tasted powdered, which was a disappointment. I was also surprised that there was a daily charge of €5 for wifi in the rooms, although it was free in the public areas.

Room Tip: ASk for a room at the back if yo want a quiet one, and at the front if you want a cool room (no airc...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

It's amazing to find such a hotel in such a place. You feel as if you were part of the Colonna familly back in the 17th century.
The hotel is located in an ancient villa : architecture remains as it was in the past and the rooms have very different patterns from one to another depending of their location in the buidings. From a large suite to a small "under the roof" room. All are comfortable with no useless luxury. Lobby, dining room, staircases, wall paintings..., all remind you that you are in an ancient italian aristocratic house.
The terrace, garden, with swiming pool, the nature all around where the Collonna went hunting many decades ago, and the breathtaking view over the lake and Rome is what you will prefer.
Good food, efficient staff, far from the touristic sites, will give you the unique occasion of an exceptionnal and complete rest for a few days stay.

Room Tip: You ought to take a room or suite facing the lake! Ask for it.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
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Stayed: December 2017
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Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa del Cardinale

Address: Via Dei Laghi km 11, 00040 Rocca di Papa, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rome > Rocca di Papa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Rocca di Papa
Price Range: £60 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa del Cardinale 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villa above all, is a place rich in art and archaeology and ecological itinerary in a strip of nature that is almost uncontaminated. It is the ideal place for all types of cultural events and ideal for wedding in Italy. In addition to being provided with every comfort, the rooms make You re-live, thanks to magic atmosphere, those stays enjoyed by the illustrious guests of the Villa in the course of centuries, it may be considered the perfect location for receptions in Italy. The Villa offers perfects locations and places where planning your Italian wedding parties becomes easy and comfortable due to the proximity of the Rome airport. Built in the year 1629, by Caridinal Gerolamo Colonna on the land donated by Pope Urbano VIII Barberini, the newly renovated Villa is a faithful reproduction of the original palace, the work of the architect Antonio Del grande who was also commissioned by the same Cardinal Colonna to build the Duomo di Rocca di Papa and the church of S.Barnaba in Marino. Already in the past two thousand years, in this place there was a small house that was used a resting place by the Counsels and Pontiffs when they came to celebrate the 'Feriae Latinae' in the Temple of Giove Laziale. ... more   less 
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