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“Unique paradise in medieval centre” 5 of 5 stars
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Relais Paradosso
Via di Pianoscarano 63, Viterbo, Italy   |  
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Ranked #48 of 75 Viterbo B&B and Inns
Grottaferrata, Italy
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“Unique paradise in medieval centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

A very special place to be with a heartwarming staff. Not all rooms have airco, swimming only usable to cool off. Big garden, also a fruit garden, caves, lake with ducks ... In the middle of Viterbo. Excellent restaurant, only open on friday and saterday. Restaurant serves special dishes, we had for example e great insalat di farro.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Well worth the extra time to locate. Depending on the route you choose to get into Viterbo, it can be a bit difficult to find. I suggest driving all around the outer wall and entering through the Porta del Carmine, which is SSW. (The Porta Romana is due South) The Via Carmine narrows into Piano Scarano. Keep going! When you see an open space with a stone-walled bridge and some trees, Stop!The parking area is at the bottom to the left. It may be worth your while to familiarize yourself with the Google street map ahead of time. Crystina, a lovely Polish lady, was very welcoming and helpful. This property has 20 suites set around a gorgeous walled garden. Our room had it's own entrance on a quiet alley. A decent sized sitting room with a sofa and large armoire led to a pretty bedroom with exposed wooden beam ceiling. The bathroom was spotless and everything was very clean and well cared for. Added bonus, our windows had a view to the garden just below. The bed was adequate by North American standards. Breakfast, with a choice of cereals, yogourt, croissants, juice and coffee was served in a glassed-in terrace, right at the edge of the garden. Our stay was very pleasant and are sorry not to have stayed longer.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via di Pianoscarano 63, Viterbo, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Province of Viterbo > Viterbo
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #48 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Viterbo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 13th century botanical gardens, the Paradosso offers elegant suites with wood-beamed ceilings. The resort features an outdoor pool and free parking, 200 metres from Viterbo's Papal Palace. Suites at the Resort Paradosso feature stone walls and parquet or terracotta floors. Each suite comes with a PC with free internet connection. Some suites offer a balcony. A breakfast is served daily or on request. The glass-walled restaurant specialises in local cuisine, and offers garden views. Guests can relax on sun loungers beside the pool (summertime), or use the nearby fitness and wellness centre at a discount. The Paradoss is a 5 minutes (400meters) walk from Viterbo Porta Romana Train Station, with connections to Rome and Florence. The SS675 national road is 5 minutes away by car (2km). Important information Guests are requested to contact the hotel to arrange check-in. Please note that the restaurant is closed on Wednesdays. Il Resort Paradosso è situato nel cuore del centro storico di Viterbo a 200 metri dal palazzo dei papi e da piazza san pellegrino. Si trova a 400 metri dalla stazione ferroviaria di porta romana ed è facilmente raggiungibile tramite la superstrada SS675(Orte-Civitavecchia) Dista solo 2km dalle terme e con il parco annesso e la piccola piscina (stagionale) offre la possibilità di un relax particolare. Possibilità di navetta su richiesta per trasporto presso centro termale ... more   less 
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