This was a really nice place to stay while waiting to board a ship the next day. The taxi ride was 20 euros, which I found a little high considering it was only 3 or 4 Kilometers from the train station. I read later that they provided a shuttle from the train station. It was not mentioned before. We did use the shuttle to the ship the next morning. You could see the cruise ship from the front door in the morning.
There were only six room in this "hotel". The room was simple but looked new, with a spacious bathroom. No hair dryer was a problem for me. We read that they had WIFI and assumed that meant in the rooms. We had to go outside and in front of the room next door to get any WIFI. So if you need WIFI, get a room near the office.
Samarcanda is far from everything, so you either need a car, use the bus (which we saw pass right at the end of the driveway) or a cab if you want to go back to town.
The Samarcanda Restaurant is very good. It is right next door but doesn't open till 7 pm or so.
The gentleman that checked us in was friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Samarcanda Hotel has been completely newly decorated this year and offers modern and comfortable rooms with air conditioning hot/cold fully manageable from the guest. All the rooms are equipped with 32" LCD TV with a wide choice of channels. The hotel's free private parking allows the guest to leave its car just few steps from the room. Located on Via Aurelia, Samarcanda Hotel is extremely easy to reach and its privileged position makes it an excellent base to reach in just five minute's drive both the city center, the highway to Rome and the ferry and cruisers port. Rome airport "Leonardo Da Vinci" is at about thirty minute highway from the hotel. A free shuttle service is provided, upon guest request, for the arrival/departure transfers from the hotel to Civitavecchia’s train station, ferry and cruisers port. The excellent price/quality ratio of Samarcanda Hotel is certainly one of the most favorable in the area, thanks to the family-run that allows to offer an excellent service at low cost. Samarcanda Hotel staff is always pleased to assist its guests with kindness and professionalism to ensure a pleasant stay. A nice restaurant next to the hotel has a menu with a wide choice of dishes of fish, meat or pizza able to satisfy every customer request. ... more less
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