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Castelvecchio
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Pio XI 23, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Castel Gandolfo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
1 review
“What a nightmare”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My family and I stayed at the hotel for three nights and for two of them we could not sleep due to the noises created by those guests staying at the venue for celebrations. I don't understand how a hotel could sell rooms sitting below a banquet room and expect guests like me with a 9 months old to go to sleep at 1am once the celebrstions are over.

Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel three times, it offers great value, stunning views and pleasant staff. Although the rooms/bathrooms are quite small the bed is a good size and the bathroom is adequate. The hotel's situation is wonderful, the village of Castel Gandolfo is pretty and interesting and Ciampino airport is close by. We had a hire car enabling us to visit nearby towns of Genzano, Frascati, Nemi and Albano, we also spent an afternoon at the McArthur Glen Outlet at Castel Romano which was a great shopping experience. The view from our room overlooked the lake and I don't believe a room with such a beautiful view will be found anywhere else for the price charged. Overall a lovely experience. Thank you to all the pleasant staff for making our three days memorable.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a very good value hotel, with wonderful views of the lake, and a great terrace restaurant, within 20 minutes of Ciampino airport. We chose it only to be close to the airport for a morning flight; but it turned out to be a very pleasant experience indeed. Restaurant highly recommended for food and value.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This hotel and it's staff and food are wonderful.the rooms were clean,beds comfy if a bit hard and the view from the rooms is outstanding! I had the misfortune to have my purse stolen in Rome on the underground and the lady in the hotel was extremely helpful on my return. A 10min walk takes you to the centre of castle gandolpho which is a stunning small piazza with shops/restaurants & coffee shops (itailians call them bars). A further 15/20 min walk and your down by the lago(lake) with its sun loungers,market stalls and bars/restaurants. We indulged in the hotels fabulas meal on the terrace overlooking the lake,the food was divine and very reasonably priced for hotel guests.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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15 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Castelvecchio is splendidly located with several rooms with a spectacular view onto Lake Albano. Everything is a bit old style, but that was OK for us. Nice roof-top terrace with small swimmingpool (unfortunately still too cold in April). A nice party-room on the top-terrace as well, but that may cause some noice in the rooms below if in use.
Unfortunately the restaurant was closed the evening we were there (Easter Monday), but the dining room looked nice although menu a bit pricy.
Our room was good and quiet and splendid view. Breakfast could be better but otherwise OK for Italain standards.Price/Quality value was very good for the promotion rate we got.

Room Tip: aks for a lakeview room and make sure that there are no parties going on above yout room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have recently completed the first of my "Italy the Sequel" tours for my company Tours for Independent Thinking Women.
Our final night was spent at this hotel in relaxing, scenic Castel Gandolfo.
My review is as I wrote in the heading:
BEST BITS:
> wonderfully large bedrooms each with a big view of the lake.
> sumptuous dinner prepared with care and ceremony, for all 13 of us
> really good local wines included in dinner.
> helpful, friendly maitre d' and all staff.
ODD BITS:
> breakfast coffee was big clear plastic jugs of milk, black coffee, hot water, (going cold) on a table with tea bags behind! You could ask for a cappucino if you caught the over-worked waiter's eye- only a couple were successful.
> breakfast buffet: no fruit, 2 cereals (one of them; cornflakes), a bit of bread, powdered croissants.
> the overall appearance of the hotel is one of excellence 20 years ago & no work since.
BAD BIT: a function room on the floor above our rooms. Furniture being dragged across the floor up there until after 1.30am - result: cross women and very little sleep.(even after phone calls to the front desk!)
What a shame. It has so much opportunity to tick ALL of the boxes.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The location is fantastic, view on Lago Albano from some of the rooms plus breakfast/ diner hall.
Rooms need work urgently, it seems that the place is not really taken care of. Starting from cleanliness, floors, shower, shower heads to many other items, lots of things could be fixed to drastically improve overall appearance. Breakfast is not overwhelming but does the job. Have not eaten diner her, but seems there is guests plus weddings (nice location for parties). Price value is ok. Beds also. Good for a weekend, but I would maybe try a B&B in the center of Castel Gandolfo next time.

Room Tip: try to get lake view. fantastic.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Castelvecchio

Address: Viale Pio XI 23, 00040 Castel Gandolfo, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rome > Castel Gandolfo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Castel Gandolfo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Castelvecchio 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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