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“Designer Heaven!”

Castel Romano Designer Outlet
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Shopping Tour Castel Romano Designer Outlet
Ranked #124 of 1,498 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: McArthurGlen Castel Romano Designer Outlet offers an exclusive shopping experience. Just 20 minutes from Rome, at Castel Romano Designer Outlet you can find over 200 of the most important brands, as Blumarine, Furla, Loriblu and many more, with prices reduced by 30% to 70% throughout the year. With our beautiful setting, cafes and restaurants, children's play area and more than 150 boutiques, we offer something for everyone.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Designer Heaven!”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Very nicely laid out and tons of stores. Most stores had both current styles at regular prices and clearance sections.

There were several places to grab a bite to eat, not a big food court like we might be used to in the states, but you can buy beer!!!

Great play area for the kids to blow off steam and the rest room facilities were outstanding with a room for just baby changing which was very nice.

I found some good bargains but all in all it was just an interesting trip to see the different European styles (fun fact, almost all men's wallets include a change pocket because of the amount of euros that are coins).

Visited September 2013
5 Thank Agtmldr
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“trip to avoid the rain”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had one day of rain forecast so we planned to visit this outlet after finding by accident in a web search, I'm glad the rain eased as it's not an indoor outlet ! We had a good rummage and found some bargains but stayed way over the four hours we'd planned to.
The shoe store on the other side had what looked like some good quality leather footwear at reasonable prices but for several reasons we didn't buy. My daughter didn't have room in her luggage for the 'must have' boots and she couldn't decide between the flats and heels anyway. My son wanted the running shoes but with the season over it seemed a bit risky to buy the size that fitted him now and far too risky to buy the size up.
The Lindt ice cream was by far the best of the trip. That said the ice cream parlour near Burger King will serve you sorbet with a glass of prosecco for a treat!

plan a budget !

Visited July 2013
3 Thank Carolyn H
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

I never would have believed that Europeans could be terrible at shopping but these outlets are disappointing. The shuttle from the train station was overbooked but they had another bus ready in minutes. The outlets themselves are boring with no selection. They claim to be 30-70% off but some places were selling things for the same price as the big stores. It was so disappointing we decided not to wait for the shuttle home and paid for a taxi just to get out of there. I gave it one star only because my mum found a purse she liked, otherwise, shop on the streets rather than waste your time and money coming here!

Visited August 2013
9 Thank AusCanuckSarah
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Not worth the time and effort”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Having been to other McArthurGlen outlets across Europe, Castel Romano is a disappointment.

The brands are generally either second tier or lesser known local Italian makes. If you come here wishing for Gucci, Prada and Bottega - then save yourself the heartache and headache and choose to shop downtown instead. About a third of the shops are closed for renovation, or simply closed for good (due to poor business).

The mall itself is huge, and generally well laid-out. There's plenty of washrooms, and benches rest on. The cafes are reasonably priced and a highlight is the Gelato at Lindt's.

Customer service is, like many places in Italy, astrocious. If you are Asian, that's doubly so - even though Asians probably make up the bulk of their customers.

Getting There: take a taxi and negotiate a rate - usually in the range of 40 - 50 euro one way. An alternative is the extremely unreliable shuttle bus that departs several times a day from the Termini central station. We waited an hour for the shuttle, and it was oversold by about 20 persons - 10 of whom decided to rough it out by seating on the aisle of the bus, while those of us who didn't, were given our money back and told to get a taxi. And you should have seen the mad dash onto the bus - I saw an elderly man being pushed out of the bus onto the pavement and there was no help from either the driver or the ticket vendor.

In short, if you decide that the mediocre brands and old stock is worth your day, choose to take a taxi, or arrive early for the shuttle and be ready to push your way into the bus.

After this bad experience with Castel Romano, we've decided never to visit anymore of McArthurGlen outlets.

Visited August 2013
5 Thank WilliamNg111
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not for us”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

2 average Australian males and we couldn't fit into the clothing. The selection wasn't great and when we found shoes we liked they had no large size 45's. We left there paranoid we were fat.

Visited July 2013
3 Thank Matt S
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