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Review of Park Hotel Villa Potenziani

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Park Hotel Villa Potenziani
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Rieti
Certificate of Excellence
milano
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“bad experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2010

the whole family sitting in the car, so exciting about the vacation in southern italy, near rome, in a fantastic old palazzo hotel not far from the sea. everybody happy, laughing and motivated. more than 10 in the car, very hot and sunny weather, everybody starving and expecting the palazzo full of enthusiasm. but as soon as arrived, all the hopes destroyed. bedraggled and scruffy old building, kilometers away from the next house, not even one guest apart from us, restaurant closed though high season, unfriendly stuff and dark, desagreeable situation in an old forest without street lamps or any signs of human beings. after one night we left strange Rieti and got back home. what a bad holiday!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2010

It is a old palace converted in to a hotel and situated on the top of a hill approximately 2 km from the city. I was there in April 2009 when a very strong earth quake happend in Riety.
In the week days you will find more than 1-2 customer in the Hotel, but on the weekend it is always full. It has nice garden where one can sit and enjoy the nature.
Rooms are ok . No resturant in the hotel. You need to go to the city arround 2-3 km for your food.
If you are nature lover want to spend your time peacfully only then I would reccomend this hotel other wise avoid this hotel.

Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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MD
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2008

This is a very nice place. My room was large and overlooking the back or front.....I don't know which....the opposite side of the parking lot; overlooking the gardens and the hills. Breakfast is included and is generous and very fresh. The staff is extremely helpful and can speak enough English to get by. The annoying things were the location. It sits atop a hill and with no shuttle you are really trapped unless you have a car and a cast iron stomach to drive on the trecherous drive. I stayed five nights but had to move to a new hotel because I couldn't stand the isolation. the other thing was that I had to get a code every day for the restaurant and you are given a wall plugged ethernet bridge to set up in your room. It was pretty intimidating but in the end all it required was a plug into the wall on one end and into my computer on the other. I had to stop at the desk every day after work to get my code though. The restaurant is very good and the place has a fascinating history. If you have a car or don't mind isolation this is really a great place. There are cabs in the Rieti area but I used a car service that was great...Arduino's at 337-776690. Two of the three cars I used took credit cards so call ahead an check if you need to use one. It's too bad that the hotel doesn't have a shuttle or an established internet connection as these are the only things that are problematic in this lovely slice of Italy.

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2008

The Villa Potenziani is situated on a hill above the town of Rieti. We arrived on a rainy night and were greeted warmly by the woman at the front desk. Our room was small but nicely decorated. There was a lack of seating and, as with most hotels, only one suitcase rack. The room and bathroom were clean but the pillows were on the firm side, for me. The first night was quiet but there was a wedding the second night. Our room was overlooking the parking lot and above the dining room/ballroom. The guests were not extremely loud but still it was a party. The owner was nice enough to move us to a different room at 11 pm, without charging us extra. The front desk staff speaks some English but the owner does not; we were lucky enough to be travelling with our Italian cousins who were able to explain our predicament so that it could be resolved. Apparently weddings, christenings, business meetings are the bread and butter for most hotels and villas so I would encourage a phone call to find out if any of those are scheduled. Breakfast was very nice, the usual continental choices. We had a nice dinner at the hotel the first night and delicious dinner at a very popular fish restaurant the next night in the Old Town.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BethMiriam
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Property: Park Hotel Villa Potenziani
Address: V. Colle San Mauro, 02100, Rieti, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rieti > Rieti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Rieti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Park Hotel Villa Potenziani 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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