Ratings based on 188 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Fantastic hotel, if you like great food, culture aPosted Nov 28, 2013
Beds and Bath are traditional European. So don't expect a plush mattress and large tub.
for Everyoneby in 40s from R
Better then the picturePosted Oct 27, 2013
Wow!!! That was my wifes first word after regained composure. You dtive into a tree lined road and you enter into a place where you just spend hours enjoying everything this villa has to offer. I have seen 4 people enyer all with same results as us. Jaw drops curiousity speechless and amazed at the beauty of the villa and the breath taking view esp at night. The staff encourages you to ealk out to one of the many city view balconies and enjoy. So relaxing so welcoming wofe and I forgot its not our house. You will love it
for Everyoneby Terry from Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Great setting and servicePosted Aug 27, 2013
Cons: Would like the shuttle to run later, although the train station is only a 10-15 minute walk, it is uphill all the way.
Location: Lots of restaurants, shops, cafes and a great night life. Wander through the streets and enjoy the views of Rome and the local architecture.
Gorgeous park like setting, beuatiful grounds and pool area. The hotel is a remodelled monastery built in the 14 century. Staff were very accomodating and friendly. All spoke english so the language was not a problem. A shuttle is provided to take you to and from the train station from the hotel at no charge. The train ride was about 25 minutes and took you to the terminal in Rome. Once in Rome the metro (subway) was the easist way to get around. 7 day tickets are available, these tickets are good for any public transportation in the city of Rome. The cost was around 30 euros for a week. The last pickup from the shuttle was 8:25 pm trains ran until 11:00. The hotel was about a 10-15 minute walk from the staion for those who wanted to stay out later. Villiage of Frascati was where the train staion was located, nice village with lots of shops, restaurants and night life. Very safe area, wandered the streets at night never felt uneasy. Highly recommend if you want to be away from the noise of the city and relax.
for Couplesby MrsB from London
A luxurious hideaway, far from the madding crowdPosted Aug 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Grazioli. All the staff were beautifully helpful and friendly with perfect English (but very polite about our attempts at Italian!) and the place itself is beyond stunning. Breakfast was perfect and the restaurant, although on the pricey side, is worth every penny - the food was divine. Everything was clean and tidy, the location was wonderfully hidden away and peaceful and we loved the pool with its little bar cafe. Highly recommended!
for Familiesby Cal from Hertfordshire, Uk
Exceeded our expectations & very helpful staffPosted Aug 23, 2013
Pros: The building & grounds, pool, rooms, helpfulness of staff, shuttle service, breakfast, views.
Cons: Some less formal food available at lunch time.
Location: Frascati has some good restaurants & is the end of a train line into Rome. The location was perfect for a family trip to Rome as it has space.
We have just spent 5 nights at the hotel. We had two rooms opposite each other so that our teenage daughter and her friend could be near to my husband and I plus our 2 year old son. Our room also had an ante room which was great for our son and Us! All the rooms were big by Italian standards and nicely furnished. The villa itself is stunning with great views of Rome and the surrounding countryside. We spent a couple of days in Rome itself and another couple chilling by the pool. The hotel are really making the effort to make this location work for getting in to Rome by offering a free shuttle to and from the station in Frascati. From here it's about 30 minutes to Roma Termini. The pool area is a little way from the villa up the road but stunning, warm water & enough loungers as well as shady options. Could do with more food available down here or at the villa as the only option for lunch is to go into Frascati. Breakfast had a good selection. We ate at the hotel on the terrace on the night we arrived as we'd had a long drive cross country but it is fine dining so you're unlikely to do it more than once in the stay and our teenagers preferred the room service offerings instead! We ate in Frascati on the other nights and were given some good recommendations. The staff were very helpful throughout our stay but special mention must go to reception & the bellboy who ran around getting jump leads for us when our hire car battery died as we were leaving for the airport!
for Everyoneby sarah from London, UK
Peaceful base just outside Rome.Posted Aug 15, 2013
Pros: Location near Frascati and the great views
Cons: the coffee! stewed and undrinkable.
Location: Near the centre of Rome, Hadrian's villa at Tivoli and Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer residence. An easy drive to Ciampino or Fiumicino airports.
A great hotel to stay for a couple of days, the nearby town of Frascati with its numerous restaurants, bars and shops makes an interesting short-break. Great view from the top of the town. Hadrian's villa at Tivoli and Castel Gandolfo are very accessible by car. The pool is clean but there was a shortage of sun beds for the number of guests. The pool bar served a small selection of drinks and snacks and towels were provided. Breaksfast was ok but the coffee was disappointment which is unusual in Italy. The hotel provided a useful free shuttle bus to the nearby town of Frascati which was a great bonus; although the distance to town is walkable in about 15-20 minutes the road is pretty dark at night. The centre of Rome is easily accessible from Frascati station in about 30 minutes.
for Everyoneby Emily from Manchester, UK
great for couplesPosted Aug 3, 2013
Pros: pool. stunning rooms. local food. staff. shuttle bus.
Cons: not much to do after the last shuttle around 10:30(ish)
Location: up in the hills. great view from hotel rooms.
beautiful hotel around 30mins from rome. beautiful setting. shuttle bus runs frequently into local town. pool was lovely. staff great/very healpful. even arranged a local wine tasting afternoon!
for Everyoneby Carolyn, India, from London, UK
retreat, revitalise, reflect, rechargePosted Jul 26, 2013
Pros: the spiral staircase
Cons: the spiral staircase !
Location: fabulous Frascati
Overall I/we thoroughly enjoyed the stay in Villa Grazioli. All the good points that you can see like the views and the splendid art and architecture are just as you imagine. It feels like a time transport into a little bit of history. The walk into Frascati is easy despite the uneven pavements, it is a good bit of exercise but I wouldn't tackle it going back at night. We did hire a car but it wasn't really that necessary unless you want to drive yourself and explore the area, for instance Lake Albano is fabulous, Marino looked worth investigating and we did drive to the McArthur Glen Outlet at Castel Romano, a super roller coaster is under construction so we may return. Couple of down points for us was that I chose to share a room with my two children and actually they could have shared and I could have got some earlier nights ... they were playing with i gadgets on the wifi ! For them the TV didn't have enough English language channels available and for 3 persons the room was a little small. I wouldn't include breakfast again but only because it is easy enough to wander into Frascati, or I would pay by the day rather than book in advance. The waiter and chef teased us a little with the local version of carbonara ... it's not on the menu but ask and see what arrives, tell them India and George said so ... If you do take teenagers the bar at the end of the drive was pretty lively on Friday night. And do eat at the Belvedere overlooking Rome, or the adjacent restaurants
for Couplesby Emily from Denver
Think Again...Posted Jul 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
This place is falsely marketed in these photos - they MUST be either photo shopped or very old.... I was so excited to wrap up our Amalfi Coast honeymoon with a couple nights outside of Rome. Villa Graziola looked absolutely phenomenal from the photographs, although I was slightly hesitant about how affordable the rooms were. I should have listened to my gut feeling - this hotel is NOT luxurious, it does NOT have phenomenal views of Rome, the rooms are NOT updated. Such a farce of luxury, and it becomes apparent immediately. Our shampoo/soap bottles had been refilled with water, the AC didn't work, the fridge didn't work, the room was dirty (used towels on the floor) and the customer service was really sub-par. The restaurant was overpriced for what you get, and the wine list is a complete rip off! We ordered a bottle of wine with dinner for €25 that we found at the local grocery store for €4. When I mentioned this in a joking manner to the front desk woman, she exclaimed - "we do not allow outside food or drink here!" What?! If romance, luxury and relaxation are what you are looking for - think again.
Recommendedby K from Canada
Amazing place!Posted Jul 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
Feels like in a Renesainse palace.