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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Velletri, Province of Rome, Lazio

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Jim R
Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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“The ideal quiet retreat for a family holiday, providing ideal location for day trips to Rome”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

I can not recommend this highly enough and have no hesitation with a 5 star review.

Firstly the accommodation was very comfortable, with lots of space and air conditioning. It was what I would describe as very traditionally Mediterranean, with some very nice personal touches and was spotlessly clean. When we arrived there was a generous stock of common items such as coffee, sugar, etc. Also a small but very adequate kitchen with washing machine and modern fridge freezer (which we used for beer mainly!) and a cooker (used exclusively for morning coffee!)

There was only 4 of us; myself, wife and kids (15 & 8 years old) so we had plenty of room, although it is describe as being suitable for larger parties, I would think this would be equally perfect for many more people staying.

For us the real talking point of the holiday was being outside - which I am sure would be top of most peoples list. The pool area is lovely and again spotlessly clean and well maintained. There was also a games area for the kids with ping pong/table football etc and a large trampoline - which my 8 year old loved.

There is also a natural gazebo with grape vines providing shade, really beautiful and a relaxing area for outside dining. The large BBQ was also used almost every night with wood provided or store bought charcoal and with a large supermarket within 2 km it was easy to by good quality food locally.

One of the key reasons for choosing this location was that we wanted to visit the historical sites in Rome (Such as the Coliseum, Vatican etc.), the local train station is a couple of minute drive from the Villa and trains run every hour, it was very cheap to get into the city and as the journey was about half an hour each way we could enjoy a full day of site seeing without a long journey.

In regards to our hosts Paolo & Paul, you could not meet a nicer or more helpful couple. They made us feel so at home, also it was great to have some local advise about places to visit as well as local restaurants etc.

Regarding the local town of Villetri this is just a couple of minutes drive in the car and is a small town but with lots of local services, shops, cafes and restaurants. It is certainly not a tourist area, but we had no problem as everyone seems to speak English and understand us.

For our family Chez Raz provided everything, great accommodation, child/family activities on site, great pool area and in a traditional/rural Italian location. There are great local services and less than an hour from Rome (probably the most beautiful city in the world!).

We are booking to go back in 2015!

Thanks Paolo and Paul for everything!

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Liked best: A great location, excellent accomodation and exceptional value for money
Liked least: Having to go home :-(
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JM0ses
Dallas, Texas
1 review
“Excellent Stay”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

I was looking for a convenient location outside of Rome. Found exactly what I was looking for in Chez Raz. It was 55 minutes by train straight to the Rome Termini train station (3 euros each way). If you want to get away from Rome proper but still have access to the city, this is a great place to stay. Paola was extremely helpful with everything I needed. Her and her husband provided maps and driving directions for several of the locations that I wanted to visit. The apartment had a nice view of the surrounding country side from the upstairs balcony and the pool was still open for swimming this late in the season. It provided a refrigerator, gas stove for cooking and a washing machine for doing your clothes. One block away there was a pizzeria, a drugstore and a bar/tabacco shop. For Americans coming to Rome, Chez Raz is a excellent alternative to staying in the city because you can still venture back into Rome or you can spend the lounging by the pool. Their internet connection was also one of the best that I have experienced while in Italy. I was able to stream American football games over the internet without any issues.

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Liked best: Helpfulness of Paola and her husband
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Animals and pool
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: Owners/Food/Pool - whole thing
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Tom M
Western Ireland, Ireland
1 review
“Fantastic two weeks under blue skies south of Rome”
Reviewed 15 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Just back from two weeks in Chez Raz, ideal house for family with beautiful pool looking at mountains behind and coast in the distance. Paola, Paul and family were very welcoming, always willing to provide help and advice. Our teenagers loved having spacious king size bedrooms, snoopy and puppy the dogs, the two donkeys and of course the pet hedgehog! The air conditioning in the rooms was very welcome as the temperature hit mid 30's. We really enjoyed the BBQ that Paola and Paul prepared and the wonderful company over dinner.
Velletri was ideal for visiting Rome, train was great value and just took an hour. We took bus tour of the city but wouldn't recommend it as was very crowded and no organisation with queuing. We also visited Pompeii, took approx 2.5 hours to get there but very interesting. Other highlights were the beach at Sabaudia ( approx 1 hr) and Sermonata, a medieval village on mountain tip. Best visited in evening as very quiet during the day. We also visited the war cemetery at Nettuno.
We will have wonderful memories of our holiday at Chez Raz,

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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RoelHoogv...
Mensdorf
1 review
“perfect!”
Reviewed 13 August 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We liked our stay at Paola's farm very much. The place is perfect for a family. There is so much space around and so many little things to do. We stayed at the swimming pool and went for little walks in the neighbourhood and ate some excellent homemade food prepared by Paola. In fact we mostly left the premises in the early evening, as the vineyards, garden and donkeys were so relaxing and we just enjoyed being very lazy.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: the pool
Liked least: the donkeys
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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