My boyfriend and I went to Italy on 1st September for 8 days to coincide with our first anniversary. After checking TripAdvisor for reviews we were so glad we chose this hotel for the time we were in Rome. We were met at the airport by Luca who drove us straight to the hotel using the hotel mini bus where there was a very speedy check in and we were shown to our room (208). The first thing we noticed on arriving at the hotel was how peaceful the area was - beautiful panoramic views, no traffic noise and total relaxation as soon as you turned off the main road.
We had initially booked to stay here for 3 nights however our room was absolutely perfect - 4 poster bed with a beautiful bathroom and Juliet balcony - so we stayed for 4 nights and returned after an overnight visit to Venice on the Saturday for 2 nights. As room 208 was booked due to a wedding happening that weekend we had room 10 for Saturday night however we had booked suite 110 for the Sunday night (our anniversary night) - and oh my gosh what a suite!!!! Huge jacuzzi bath in the bedroom area along with excellent air con (temperatures were averaging 28 degrees each day), excellent wifi reception in that room too, glass table and two chairs, bed and in the bathroom there was an hydro shower and twin sinks along with the WC and bidet!!!!
The hotel restaurant was wonderful too - fantastic food (lots of it too) and excellent wine to wash it down with!!! Both waiters at the restaurant (Salvatore and I can't remember the other waiters name) were helpful and even gave recommendations for dinner and wine during our stay. Also as they found out it was our anniversary on Sunday night the restaurant had made a beautiful and very tasty cake for us - thank you so much for that :-)
I have to say a big, big thank you to Jasmine, Maria and Roberta on reception and also to Luca who drove the mini bus to and from the hotel to the Vatican City as and when we required - even helping my boyfriend to put me in the mini bus after I had walked what felt like 100 miles and just wanted to chop my feet off!!!
Yes the hotel is about 40 minutes from the centre of Rome BUT after a day spent in the hustle and bustle of the city centre it was absolute bliss to arrive back at the hotel - you really felt like you were escaping to the most tranquil and picturesque of places.
We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Rome but who also wants a romantic getaway without the city noise - if I could give 10 stars I would :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the Roman countryside just 30 minutes from downtown is the "Castrum Boccea" a historic medieval relay turned into a hotel.Thanks to a restoration can have a look at history and relive the glories of bygone days. Surrounded by lush vegetation provides ample space inside and outside, ideal for weddings, business meetings and stay in complete relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais Castrum Boccea Hotel Rome