We were driving to Capalbio to make a visit to our favorite distillery (fyi, Jacobelli Liquori) and when we arrived for a look-see in Civitavecchia, we decided to spend the night. Arriving at the Hotel De La Ville with no reservations, we were greeted professionally. We were told where we could park our car (in the hotel's secure private lot) and were handed the keys to our room, a suite in the front corner of the hotel, with a dramatic ocean view.
Aside from the fantastic view, the room itself was in need of a little TLC (stains on the carpet, distracting marks on the wall as if someone let their child loose with a marker pen) and a very foul odor. We decided to open both the windows in the room, and see if we could blow some fresh air through to eliminate the smell (we didn't want to complain to the desk and risk loosing the fabulous view). Sure enough, after returning from our afternoon stroll, the odor was gone.
The bathroom was clean and stocked with basic soap and towels. We slept well with no noise from outside, even though the hotel (and our room) faced the main, busy street leading through Civitavecchia and it's ports.
In the morning, breakfast was served in a visually interesting room, just off from the front desk. An assortment of decent breads and the usual cold suspects were served, along with fresh made-to-order coffees. All the staff we encountered during our stay were professional...helpful, but not overly ingratiating.
I wish there was a tripadvisor rating somewhere between "average" and "very good"...the Hotel de La Ville offers spectacular views with it's brilliant location, while the condition of the room felt as if it had been over-looked.
All said, we would (with lower expectations) return to the Hotel De La Ville the next time we find ourselves in Civitavecchia.
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- Also Known As:
- De La Ville Civitavecchia