I travelled to Fiuggi in August 2013. We used this Hotel as our base during a 14 day stay for a soccer tour for an under-12 year-old team.
Check-in was easy, although I did not like parting with my passport for the process. I could appreciate that the single innkeeper would have been overwhelmed when 55 of us entered from the bus! He managed to get us all into our rooms very quickly, which was appreciated after our transatlantic flight. The rooms are all different, with people in our group having baths, stand-up showers, or both depending on the room. It was spacious and clean. Room setup varied from single rooms, rooms divided with curtains, or rooms with separate bedrooms (family suites).
Air conditioning was very good. You must ask it to be put on at the front desk. We let it switch off automatically at 2-3am and left the shutters open. The cool mountain air (in late August) was fine for keeping us comfortable.
We ate 2-3 meals a day at the hotel for 2 weeks. I can honestly say that the food was excellent. We were in a large group, would arrive after a day of training or touring and be served within minutes, family-style. Our pasta course was different for every meal of the 2 weeks! Our meat course was delicious, rustic, and family style. The main dining room had an upgraded menu to our large group. We were often offered some of those meals if the main dining area wasn't busy -- they were phenomenal!! Dolce were delicious! We even were able to have a parent-cook in our group make a Porcini mushroom fresh pasta dish for the group under the guidance of the hotel chef. They would also prepare fresh produce or cheeses that we wanted the boys/parents to sample. They were also very flexible with the boys/spouses with less adventurous palates, offering substitutions.
The courtyard under a leafy canopy of chestnuts allowed all of the parents a place to congregate after meals. Steps from the piazza, pizzerias, gelaterias, and caffes, the location could not be beat!
Our room was a bit noisy when the bars let out at 2am because we chose to leave our shutters open - minor issue. We were on the 3rd floor... Free wifi great (won't work in dining room but you shouldn't need it there anyway!)
Overall, Hotel Italia surpassed every expectation I had based on past reviews!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Italia is located in the center of Fiuggi Fonte on the edge of a forest of centuries-old chestnut trees and tall plants, which make the air very pure and healthy: effective therapy for body and mind and valuable complement of spa treatments, to short distance from sources and Anticolana Bonifacio. 4 star hotels with all private facilities, direct dial telephone, minibar, safe, color TV, free wi-fi connection, pool, solarium, mountain biking, shuttle service, air conditioning, rooms with Sky, parking. The direct management of owners, traditionally hospitable, ensures a pleasant stay, cheered also by the tasty cuisine of national dishes and ciociari. ... more less
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