Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews
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4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Dallas, Texas
Beautiful country place outside Rome!Posted Sep 20, 2013
Pros: We loved the location, staff, rooms and overall atmosphere!
Cons: People should know ahead of their stay what they charge for taking you to the train station if it is outside their "free" time. I
Location: It is only 30 minutes outside Rome! You get off at the Campeleone station. There are several vineyards/wineries and a great restaurant nearby.
Only a 30 minute train ride from Rome! Had a beautiful Tuscan feel to it. Besides one other guest we were the only ones there. A beautiful large country estate, with large bedrooms and bathrooms! Largest we had while in Italy. The staff was very sweet and tried to be as helpful as they could, seeing we don't speak Italian! They grow their own vegetables, fruits, olives, and grapes for wine. Their grapes and olives are processed for bottling elsewhere, so it is not technically a vineyard, but still so fun. We wandered all over the property, exploring the grounds and old buildings. Great fun! There is also another estate near by that has a restaurant they took us to which was great. Tip: they do provide free shuttle service to and from the train station between 9a.m. and I believe 9:00 p.m. but if you need a lift any other time they charge 10,00 euros each time. It was very nice of them to provide, but a little pricey because we didn't have a car and it was our only way to the train. The train is literally 5 minutes from the house. We ended up spending 50,00 euros in shuttle service. Overall, though it was one of the nicest places we stayed and now that I have been there and know how it works I would just be prepared and plan accordingly! Would definitely go back, in fact I wish we could've stayed longer!
for Everyoneby christine from Hertfordshire
peaceful and utterly charmingPosted Jul 23, 2013
The hotel and gardens were beautiful, peaceful and charming. The staff were lovely and so helpful. The pool was fine, not deep but perfect for cooling off and a little swim. Perfect place for a honeymoon, couples, family with older children who want access to Rome but also who want a peaceful retreat.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from UK
A great country stayPosted May 31, 2011
We were really impressed with Villa Germaine.The villa and grounds are beautiful, set on an olive grove and vineyard. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Not everybody spoke English, but I think that added to the fun. The hotel is an agriturismo, so I suggest that for those who like large impersonal luxury hotels, it probably isn't for you. But it suited us. The food was delicious and we felt like we were having an authentic Italian experience. . The room wasn't huge but had all the basics and was charming. I imagine a car would be necessary/preferable. Going to Rome was easier by train from the local station (20 mintues to Termini station) than driving.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Sherborne St. John, Hampshire
A real taste of rural ItalyPosted May 19, 2011
I'd describe the Villa Germaine as a rural, family-run, luxury B&B. It is every bit as beautiful as in the pictures. The villa's garden is surrounded by its own large vineyards and olive groves, and the slightly scruffy light industrial units you pass outside the estate's main gate do not intrude. The staff are friendly and helpful but their English is about as good as my Italian (i.e. not very good). This may improve in peak season when from what I understood of our conversation they hire English-speaking help. The room itself (particularly the bed) was very comfortable. Others have commented on the plumbing. The cold water pressure (derived from an electric pump, presumably their own borehole) ) fluctuates over about a 40 second cycle. This is a problem if you like your shower at a stable temperature, and not fluctuating between scalding and freezing. We gave up and had baths for the rest of the week. Also we experienced a 2 hour power cut due to a terrific thunderstorm which took out the water pump and turned on the emergency lighting in the middle of the night. Not something you'd expect in the city, but power cuts are relatively common in the countryside even in England. If you want a taste of the real rural Italy, restaurants frequented by locals rather than tourist menus in English, to be awakened by birdsong rather than Rome traffic, then give Villa Germaine a try. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.
Recommendedby ItalianisfunIan from Luton
Excellent, Comfortable, Genuine Italian HospitalityPosted Jun 12, 2009
My wife and I loved this hotel. It is small but elegant, with friendly staff who could not do enough for us. If you want a genuine Italian break in the countryside, we fully recommend
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Tilburg
Zonder auto afhankelijk van anderenPosted Aug 7, 2008 on Hotels.com
Het hotel is prachtig met verzorgde, mooie kamers en een mooie omgeving. De mensen zijn er vriendelijk, behulpzaam en spreken wél Engels. Zonder auto is dit echter niet zo'n geschikt plekje. Vanaf Ciampino Airport is het haast onmogelijk om met het openbaar vervoer bij het hotel te komen. Om in Rome te komen kun je de trein nemen vanaf station Campoleone. Dit is goed te doen, maar je moet eerst op dit station zien te komen. Het ligt 2 km van het hotel af, maar de weg er naar toe is absoluut niet te lopen. Langs een soort van provinciale weg. We hebben het een keer geprobeerd, maar vreesden voor ons leven. Niet te doen. Dit betekent dat je dus steeds afhankelijk bent van de mensen van het hotel om je weg te brengen en op te halen. Dit doen zij zonder problemen, maar dat afhankelijke vonden wij niet zo heel prettig. Een zwoele avond op het terras in Rome hebben we dan ook niet meegemaakt omdat we steeds voor 22.00 uur weer op het station moesten zijn (na 22.00 uur komen ze je in principe niet meer ophalen). Met auto is het een aanrader!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Stamford
Great hotel - and amazing food!Posted Jul 20, 2008
What a gem of a place! Family owned country house set amongst vine-yards. The train station to Rome is only a few minutes away; and takes about 25min to the centre. The hotel itself is beautiful - full of antique furniture and paintings. The owners are also specialist wine advisors and take their food very seriously - so if you stay, make sure you stay for the evening meal! Rooms are fine - clean and tidy. I'd recommend this as a great place for a couple to stay - great food, Rome on your door step and a beautiful house to stay in. The price is also v competitive. We were flying Campino(?) airport, which is only about 20min drive away. Enjoy!