Lovely position, lovely buildings.
Posted Aug 28, 2014
The setting is stunning and the buildings, particularly the main hotel, also exceptional. We chose to pay a little more for a room with a terrace which was in the annexe and well worth it. The room was spacious and clean; there was a large bath as well as a shower and nice toiletries. The large terrace included a table, chairs and a recliner and was a peaceful, cool place to sit on a hot Rome night. Wifi was included but very slow and at times non existent.
The pool area is lovely but is not in the hotel grounds - it's a two minute walk up the road.
One bugbear is that they turn off the air conditioning at night, when it was badly needed, and on again in the morning. Not much use if you're out all day. This is a constant complaint in reviews but it seems management has decided to ignore it.
We didn't have dinner at the hotel but breakfast was wonderful - a great choice of hot (bacon and scrambled eggs) and cold - pastries, meats, cheeses etc.
Reception staff were very professional but could have been friendlier and more welcoming. The porter, who showed me the conference rooms I was considering booking, was friendly and accommodating.
We have a large dog and e-mailed before we arrived to check that, as Expedia states, dogs are welcome. It transpired that large dogs are not welcome but as we had booked a terrace room we were "allowed" to bring her. That information needs correcting - it's very misleading.
Would we go back? Yes - as long as we can bring our dog.