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La Conchiglia
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fregene
Certificate of Excellence
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A review of the Hotel Service and Surroundings.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

I am giving La Conchiglia, a 5* due to the service, though the building would be a 3*, however they are being refurbished in bits, this was the star of several Fellini Films shot I have been told, being the property of one of his Rimini childhood friends,with an Art Deco Feeling. I have booked a 2 night stay in order to be near Fiumicino and spend some time on the beach and destress. The town is a quiet rustic one. Some amazing mansions around but lacking walking pavements along the seaside. Everybody bikes around or drive. This a great town to chill. It has one great high street and a terrific seaside selection of restaurants. The hotel will borrow you a bike if you are keen to explore, there is also a fab green park nearby, with aromas of pine, eucalyptus and mimosa. I have originally booked a room with a garden, but when I arrived I have been given the choice to have a look around and choose my own room. Since one of the pros was free Wi-Fi , when I made my choice they were very open about the fact that maybe in the back -were the balcony rooms are, there wasn’t going to be great connection. So they moved me to the new phase( always ask for the ground floor rooms, they come with a little patio). The shower is a massive square head that makes you feel that you have been caught in heavy rain, the room size was vast, and it had one of the best beds I have slept on for a while, (ask for Room 51 next to reception and overlooking the car park). Breakfast varied enough for a 3 star hotel, a little bit of everything, pastries, cold cuts, yogurths, several cereal options, just do not expect a cooked breakfast. The hotel has very reputable restaurant and the seafood is very good (evenings only). Every single person working at the hotel is amazing, always putting you first. They give you a pass for free access to the Lido -a private beach club the street that has seen better times, and I do disagree with those who didn’t dare to get into the water, in the mornings between 9-11 it is like a warm still swimming pool with clear waters and you can really disconnect from everything , after mid day it becomes more agitated and it brings in some seaweed and conchs but it is fine. It is not Cerdegna , but if you have been to Barcelona city beaches, for instance, the water is cleaner and equally warm. Also if going to Fiumicino, ask them to book a ‘Navetta’ , their own driver service it will cost you 15 Euros vs. 35 of the Taxi. Another thing you need to know about Fregene: Do NOT go by train,which might seem quite tempting as it is 30 mins from Termini or 15 minutes from San Pietro there is very little public transport around and when it is it might not take you to Lungomare. My friend discovered a Bus service to and From Roma Cornelia-great connection on the Metropolitana and Buses. I am planning to come back next year. It was just what I need after a bucholic week in Rome and great way to finish my holiday. September 2013-in case you read this after 2013, will be in the low 30 C throughout, so you might make the most of it and enjoy some quiet time by the sea before returning home.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

We just stayed one night at La Conchiglia. It was such an interesting experience staying in Fregene as apparently many Romans have their summer holiday houses there.The hotel, which appeared to have come from the time of La Dolce Vita but with recent improvements, was fun. The staff tried so hard to please, with great recommendations for one of the best meals we had in Italy at a nearby restaurant Il Patio on the beach which was full of Italians enjoying themselves. Our room was very comfortable with a small patio. The hotel is across the road from the beach...but swimming was not for me as the ocean there was still, green and slimy looking. The beach goers didn't seem to mind. Overall a good hotel in an interesting area.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elenischoice
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights.

Pros:
- near all nice places available in Fregene
- amazing staff (helps with all your questions with smile)
- very interesting rooms design and very enjoyable shower (like a rain)
- to stay from Monday to Thursday (as from Friday to Sunday a lot of Rome people)
- free bicycles (conditions so so =) )
- auto spraying against mosquitoes on building

Cons:
- poor breakfast

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stoder
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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

I wasn't particularly impressed, especially given the €155 price. I think this hotel might have been grand at one point, but it was very dated.

We had a triple room, but only two of us had actual beds. One was just a chair which opened to a very uncomfortable cot. The A/C didn't really seem to be under our control, even though it had controls on the wall.

Despite claiming it was a "gastronomic" experience we never saw the restaurant open.

The best thing about the place was the shower and pleasant desk staff. I wouldn't go back.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bucks, UK
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53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

This hotel provided a perfect retreat after the hustle and bustle of 4 days in Rome. We originally booked this as a "close to airport/last night stay" but ended up a perfect stay in itself. Lovely large, bright, clean room with balcony overlooking the sea.

The wonderful reception staff simply could not have been more friendly and helpful.From arranging transfers, (we came via Maccarese station - only 20 minutes from central Rome - then a quick ride with Giovanni for 10 euros to the hotel) local directions, late checkout then transfers to FCO.(10 euros each) we even borrowed a corkscrew for our stay that came in very handy!

We ate in the restaurant that night. Good, well-priced, food and wine - the chef even rustled up 3 seperate veggie main courses "off menu" for us. Wonderful desserts too. Breakfast buffet was good too.

The private beach there was lovely too.Quiet at this time of year which was no bad thing for a sunny stroll and a paddle. Made good use of the free bikes as well for a ride around the town and along the beach.

All in all, a wonderful relaxing stay and look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tripfaller
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Rovaniemi, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

Hotel La Conchiglia was a perfect quiet place right across from the beach. The hotel is a away from all the crowds of the city, but close to the centre of Fregene. In the outdoor courtyard with garden was green lush and beautiful. We asked for rooms in advance with balcony and sea view was lovely. The rooms were quite spacious, newly decorated and good beds. The beach was also clean and wide. We stayed at the hotel from 11 to 18 May, and the whole week was about 25 + degrees and sunny. It was easy and quick access by bus and train to Rome, especially when the staff was so helpful and flexible. The staff were really lovely with kind hospitality. The only downside was occasionally noisy renovation during the day, which was credited to when we left. Nevertheless the place was perfect for a total relax!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sinj0
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

Spent 8 nights at the La Conchiglia in April 2013. This is located within 20 minutes from the FCO Airport. If you plan in advance with the hotel, there will be a shuttle to meet you (€ 20 approx).
The staff are extremely friendly and courteous.
Though this is some distance from the Rome city, you can arrange the shuttle to drop you at the Maccarese-Fregene Train Station and also you can arrange pickup from the station also.

The breakfast has a good spread of bread, jams, etc. I had Bruschetta at the restaurant for dinner.
They did not make any pizza. but there is a nice pizzeria and a restaurant just a 5 min walk from the hotel.
In case anyone wants, there is a "Simply" Super Market within about a 10 minute walk.

The rooms are very clean, cozy beds and blankets. The safe, hair dryer are standard. I loved the jumbo sized overhead shower a lot.. just like having a bath in the rain :)

I would definitelygo back.. the main reason for me are the above and the very warm friendliness of the staff.

Room Tip: Maybe the first floor rooms facing the sea are better since they get an amazing view of the golden s...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chandima G
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Additional Information about La Conchiglia

Property: La Conchiglia
Address: Lungomare di Ponente 4, 00054 Fregene, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rome > Fregene
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fregene
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — La Conchiglia 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Conchiglia” Hotel in Fregene is the perfect place for every kind of traveler thanks to its kind hospitality, gastronomic tradition and total relax.
It is situated in the centre of the resort and at the water-front of Fregene so you can enjoy a beautiful sea view.
It is only 15 minutes far by car from the international airport “Leonardo da Vinci” of Fiumicino and 20 minutes far from “Rome Exhibition”. You can easily reach The Eternal City ... more   less 
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La Conchiglia Fregene
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