Traditional Italian Resort Hotel
Posted Jul 31, 2008
I found the hotel quite nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. My room was comfortable and well appointed. The view out the window the first morning was magnificent. I found the breakfast buffet better than average -- I had cereal, juice (they had pineapple and orange), a cornetto, and coffee each morning. On Sunday, they served a blackberry cobbler that was quite tasty. I didn't use the pool, so I cannot judge its quality, however the garden surrounding it was well-maintained and inviting. Instead, I went into Frascati which is a beautiful town within 10 minutes driving distance and refreshingly tourist-free. One of the local favorites that you will find everywhere is porchetta which is sliced pork from a whole pig. Plus, there is a type of dried/spiced meat called coppiette that is delicious. Add some of the local cheese, there is a special local romano that you can only buy in Frascati, some spiced olives, and wonderful bread with thick, chewy crust and you're in for a treat. The hotel and its surroundings was precisely what I had expected and will stay there the next time I go to Rome.