Terme dei Papi
Terme dei Papi
3.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Vintage K
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Great place .Lots of space for everyone, nice treatments and good price. Only downsize they don't provide bathrobes and towels, you need to bring your own or buy one for 50 E . Very inconvenient for tourists. Other Terme provide everything.
Written May 24, 2023
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Dear Customer, thank you for the wonderful review: we will certainly take note about your suggestions. We hope you will come back soon as our pleasant customer. Best regards, Terme dei Papi Customer Service Manager
Written May 30, 2023
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Berni P
London, UK74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
These hot baths have sprung out of the ground for centuries! Today, they are managed and cleaned by an excellent team you can visit for the day, and just float away your aches and pains, or book treatments in the hotel spa, quite expensive. I recommend taking a picnic, lovely to sit under the trees and people watch. In the water there are various hot spots, you'll soon find the temperature that suit you. I find staying in the baths for at least an hour at a time is beneficial, but lots of people stay in all day. Weekends are crowded, and the baths are closed for cleaning on Tuesdays. Take towels ans slippers, lockers are provided. If you are brave you could try La Grotta, a fearsome underground cave where you have to first get permission from the doctor to enter, and then be wrapped up and laid on a bed afterwards as your blood pressure will drop ! You will feel fantastic afterwards though! I love this place, and go at least once a tear
Written July 3, 2014
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Sofiveg
Toulouse, France115 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Took a train from Monte Mario to Viterbo Porta Romano one and a half hours, from the train station walking a mile, because no local bus, asking a man where it is and finally getting a ride for 2 miles more to get there. Came to the reception, woman very rude, not helpful, asked us to go another place if we wanted thermal pool only. Had difficulty finding other counter to pay for thermal pool, but finally paid 12 euro for it. No towel, nothing extra included, sunbeds etc. all cost extra. Thermal pool was fine, but in direct sun you get burned easily. Way back home took 4 hours with local bus, walking, two different trains, instead of one...would I do it again, probably not. Have been in many other thermal baths both in Hungary, Germany and Bali, so this one didn't impress me much.
Written June 14, 2017
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TheTravelJoneses
Los Angeles, CA71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
Ok, this is off the beaten path. I had to send emails to get more details....here is what I found out after emails and going......You can catch their shuttle bus from Rome to this place. It's 8 euros roundtrip per a person...you pay the bust driver, you don't need an appointment. It picks up from Piazza Mancini daily (which is not even a real piazza, but a bus depot) at 8:30 am sharp. I recommend you are there at 8:15. Bring your own shower shoes, towel, and swim suit. Water was warm/hot...nice to soothe aching bones. The drive on the bus is 1.5 hours (returns at 1:15 pm). A huge bus with the words "Terme Dei Papi" and a picture lady lounging in a pool is on the huge bus, so you can't miss it.
We went to Termini first....then took the 910 bus to Mancini - I believe it was the letter - L outside- each bus has a letter at the stop....(if you have a metro 24 hour pass it can be used on this bus). Go have fun, don't be afraid to be your own tour operator.
You'll pay 14 yours to use the pool....2 of that is for an access card- so you'll get the 2 euro back. This can be paid via credit card.
This is all I found out, and wish someone had written. GO!
Written December 8, 2015
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Beaner4242
Gaeta26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
Let's start off by saying that I was looking for an excuse to give TDP a very favorable rating. It is not every day that you can pass a winter moment under the stars and hot sulphur springs. However, we paid 18 euros a head to cover the pool and locker for safe keeping. Today, there were no lockers available and we told to just throw us stuff in the unlockable cubby and hang our robes on a hook. We were told it was safe because they have cameras and security around. We asked if things were stolen would we be reimbursed and they laughed at the question. We asked why we had to pay the full price when the full service could not be provided. The cashier was even more annoyed when the other people in line started chatter about the topic.

Nonetheless, we paid the extra money to get a lawn chair and keep our belongings with us....We were asked by the lifeguard to see our receipt while others just plopped down without the same questions.

The idea being able to take a dip in hot sulphur springs was the real reason why we came, so this could be the saving grace. The water was warm and sulphur left the skin nice and supple. The only down-side was that there was substantial amounts of hair and foreign objects floating throughout the pool.

Recommendations:
-Spend the money and install more lockers.
-Get the employees trained up on better customer service.
-Keep the pool clean and up to standard.

This place could be awesome if leadership wanted it to be.
Written January 4, 2015
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theroamingjedi
Rome, Italy527 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Great terme, I loved it, went at 10pm and stayed for 3 hours!

The next day we went for massage, my massage was average but my partners was bad. Not really a massage at all. There are many different types of massage and many types of massage therapist some experienced and others not.

Be careful with this. They should always ask you how you like the massage after a few minutes. Otherwise you don't know if it will improve or not.

We went to give feedback about the massage, but this place is not very customer friendly, you are just a number. We filled out feedback forms but we got the feeling no one cared about our experience.

There are plenty of great spas and Terme in Viterbo. I am sure there are less formal and more comfortable places to visit with more attention to customer service.

Because finally the trip is about enjoying yourself and relaxation.

Viterbo is a lovely place and the people in Viterbo seemed friendly and kind.
Written July 14, 2015
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Adrienne E
Irvine, CA130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
Are your feet a little sore from long walks on Roman cobblestones? Your neck a little stiff from oo-ing and ah-ing stratospheric frescoes? Your arms a bit fatigued from carrying treasures and trickets? Then head for the Terme dei Papi, or hot springs of the popes, in Viterbo. About an hour or so north of Rome, the sulphur springs have all the amenities you need to spend a few hours floating on foam noodles in a lusciously warm and large hotel pool, fed by natural hot springs, which have been flowing since ancient times. Cheerful and informative attendants help you find your way to sparkling clean changing rooms and lockers, If you forget your swim suit and flip-flops, as I did, a handy shop on the premises offers mens' and womens' swimsuits and nice rubbery clogs for sale in a wide range of sizes. Would you believe only 30 euro for a fully lined nylon tank suit in black or dark brown and made in Italy? How about 6 euro for a pair of adjustable clogs? (Okay, so the clogs are made in China, but 6 euro? Come on!) There's also a restaurant adjacent to the pool.

Had enough papal pampering? Go down the road a little ways to a big field marked only by a wooden fence. Find the fence opening (look hard, it's not huge) and walk across the field. Just a few feet away you will see two shallow natural pools surrounded by well-worn rock. Peek in the pools and feast your eyes on green mud. Climb down into the warm water, also fed by hot springs, and slather what looks like mint gelato all over your body, then climb up and bake in the sun. Wash off the mud after at least 20 minutes of drying time, and your skin will feel divine. Don't forget to bring a camera for Halloween photos.
Written October 4, 2012
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ajlb14
Rome, Italy328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
I've been here a couple times before with family and friends, but last week I went solo. Piazza Mancini is easy to reach by bus from anywhere in Rome (in Trastevere you can take the 280 directly there). The shuttle bus is comfortable and only costs €8 euro round trip, departing Rome at 8:30 or 2:30 and departing the Terme at 1:15 or 6 pm. With a couple stops outside of Rome, it took about an hour and a half. It's a beautiful drive, sit on the left side on the way there and about halfway to the baths you can see some ruins of a Roman amphitheater.
Once you get there, if you want spa services, you have to check in at one of the desks, take a number from the machine and wait until the board calls your number. Otherwise if you just want to go to the pool, follow the signs and the yellow dots on the floor, you'll pass through the restaurant and the bar and get your ticket at another desk. If you took the shuttle bus, show your ticket, and you'll get a discount. There is a deposit for the key card or bracelet which gives you access to a locker. You have to pay for a chair or lettino (sun bed) but really you don't need it unless you plan on tanning. There is a short heated walkway leading from the changing area/lockers to the pool with hooks where you can hang your towel and bathrobe or coverup.
Men's and women's showers and bathrooms are separate, but the changing area is communal (separate locked stalls, of course). There are hair dryers mounted on the walls, but there were some plug ins if you want to bring your own.
The water definitely has healing powers! It was a cool 55 degree F day when I went so the water felt so nice. I recommend checking out the gift shop on your way out, prices are reasonable and they have some great products.
Staff was very nice and friendly. I'm not sure if they speak English, as I speak Italian, but I have to assume they do!
My only regrets are not taking the late bus back to Rome and not doing one of their spa packages.. oh well, I guess I'll have to go back again soon :)
Written December 7, 2016
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Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking the time to write such a long and detailed review! We are so glad to hear that we are able to offer you some relaxing moments and that we are one of your top choices. We do hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind Regards, Customer Service Manager
Written December 14, 2016
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Fabrizio Borgia
Darmstadt, Germany187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
The "Terme dei Papi" thremal complex is a wonderful, well-kept place.
One of the most evocative resources of the spa is undoubtedly the huge and pleasantly warm thermal pool. It is relaxing by day, but it is incomparably more charming at night (it is open at night only on Saturdays): the steamy and quiet atmosphere make the whole experience almost dreamlike.
The pool is certainly one of the most striking attractions of the spa, but in the lower levels you can find a maze of rooms dediceted to different treatments, noteworthy (according to my personal experience) the Hydrosound pool (listening to music coming from INSIDE the water is just awesome) and the vascular path.
Do not miss it!
Written April 27, 2015
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FaithieWhoo_10
New Orleans, LA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
If you like warm water at 50 degrees Celcius, this is your place. They are the hottest hot springs I have found in Italy. I stayed literally all day in that water. There is a deep end for swimming and a shallow end for lazing. The second floor of the hotel has a relax room where you can doze off to sleep. The bar makes fresh juices out of fruits and vegetables. I had one of fennel, apple and kiwi . Delicious! I only paid from 12-14 euro to spend all day here!!!! The locker system is very organized and easy to use.
Written February 17, 2017
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our thermal center and for your kind words. We are glad to know that you had a relaxing day with us and you enjoyed our services. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Customer Service Manager
Written February 27, 2017
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