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Castelvecchio

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Viale Pio XI 23, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Castel Gandolfo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Essen, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

The view is spectacular. However the rest... The room I had on the -1 Floor was rather small and crowded with a tiny table AND a tiny desk with two chairs. The shower cramped and awkward. No airconditioning and a hot floor (presumably hot pipes underneath?), the room was stuffy and unbearably hot. I would have left the window open,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

We had high expectations for this visit. We were there to find a hotel for our wedding reception. But upon arrival, we were immediately let down. The entrance is unkept and quite inaccessible. Inside is no different. Outdated and distastefully decorated with Roman trinkets. Reception staff were slow and disinterested. Bedrooms were unappealing and uncomfortable Ensuite shower incredibly awkward. Swimming... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010

This town is widely known for being the residence of the Pope in the summertime. The town itself is small and does not have a large amount of tourist activities but it is another one of those beautiful old European towns that are worth the visit. The Hotel Castel Vecchio was also excellent and much easier to access/find than Hotel... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

Castel Gandolfo is a great place to get away from the excruciating heat and noise of Rome. Hotel Castelvecchio is an place that takes you back in time: old palacelike building with marble floors, chandeliers, heavy velvet curtains and such. A lot of character, huge rooms and the most incredible view. From our room (218) we had a beautiful lake... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

If you have a chance, just pass it and don't srop there. The view is beautiful but doesn't worth the hustle and the bad experiance of the place.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

We stayed here for four nights and highly recommend it for any travelers who want to enjoy Rome in spurts but retire to a lovely, cool village with amazing views of the Lazio region. The hotel is only 30 minutes from Rome by train, overlooks beautiful Lake Albano, boasts a lovely pool with views of the village and the Papal... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
78 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

Interesting little hotel. This place has clearly had some some massive investment in the past. It is rare to find a hotel of this size with two pools, one on the roof and one down below. Absolutely stunning views from its numerous terraces, lots of marble, very clean. Room had glorious views over the lake. Bathroom was newly fitted, great... More 

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The Hague
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48 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2008

I did not like this hotel. It sort of suggests to be an upper class place, and indeed it has nice meeting facilities and is located on a beautiful place near the lake. But I had the tiniest room with a single bed, which was very hot. Had to go back downstairs and demand for the airco remote control, which... More 

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Dereham, Norfolk, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2007

We really liked this hotel and disagree with the other review about the room. We booked directly with the hotel, so maybe we had a different type of room to them. Small, but very clean and comfortable. It doesn't need to be any bigger when all you do is sleep in it! The view from our window was the best... More 

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San Francisco
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2006

My girlfriend and I had a pretty miserable experience at this place and I would tell anyone coming to this area to seek alternative acomodations if possible. This was the last place we stayed in Italy before we left, and we got there after a highly stressful time trying to find the place in our rental car. First of all... More 

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