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“Paradise in Viterbo”
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Relais Paradosso
Ranked #24 of 93 Viterbo B&B and Inns
Llangollen, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Paradise in Viterbo”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

The most wonderful place to stay. Right in the centre of the medieval quarter. Full of charm and with the most fantastic staff. Crystina, the boss, is worth the price of admission alone.We stayed for four nights and were very comfortable and felt as though we were special because of the attitudes of the staff. The rooms are spottlessly clean and the garden is a delight. It is very odd staying in an Italian city when all you can hear at night is the gentle quacking of the ducks in the garden below. It pains me to have to tell everybody how lovely this place is because I don't want lots of people to stay there. It's mine - keep out!
Ultimately I think that it should not be called Il Paradosso but Il Paradiso instead.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Halifax
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We found this place with not too much trouble using a GPS. We got a junior suite with a small balcony as promised - lots of stairs! The room was very small with no place to put our luggage, so we had to leave it in the kitchen area. We only stayed one night so it really was not too much of a problem. There was a bit of a smell from the shower and bathroom sink. The pool was very small and more of a place to cool off. The gardens looked a bit unkempt and rundown. The restaurant was closed on the night we stayed, however, we found an amazing pizza place with a wood fired oven not too far away. The lady at the reception was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Viterbo
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

There is no better place in Viterbo to stay then in "Il Paradosso", a secret spot with lots of character. I stayed there for 4 nights and had a very pleasant stay in old medieval walls. Everything was very clean. The rooms are great size and tastefully furnished, kitchenette and bathroom, more room that I needed, bed was very comfortable and I had a view in the very old beautiful courtyard garden with a pond, ducks and olive trees. Staff were very friendly and kind to me, very personal special service! I missed out on the attached restaurant, which supposed to be very great, you can sit in the nice garden and enjoy the atmosphere. It's a fantastic place where you can enjoy quietness and flair especially after a trip to Rome. Can recommend "il paradosso" from all points of value, atmosphere, location, service. A great memory to take from bella Italia, which doesn't disappoint.

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Grottaferrata, Italy
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

A very special place to be with a heartwarming staff. Not all rooms have airco, swimming only usable to cool off. Big garden, also a fruit garden, caves, lake with ducks ... In the middle of Viterbo. Excellent restaurant, only open on friday and saterday. Restaurant serves special dishes, we had for example e great insalat di farro.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Well worth the extra time to locate. Depending on the route you choose to get into Viterbo, it can be a bit difficult to find. I suggest driving all around the outer wall and entering through the Porta del Carmine, which is SSW. (The Porta Romana is due South) The Via Carmine narrows into Piano Scarano. Keep going! When you see an open space with a stone-walled bridge and some trees, Stop!The parking area is at the bottom to the left. It may be worth your while to familiarize yourself with the Google street map ahead of time. Crystina, a lovely Polish lady, was very welcoming and helpful. This property has 20 suites set around a gorgeous walled garden. Our room had it's own entrance on a quiet alley. A decent sized sitting room with a sofa and large armoire led to a pretty bedroom with exposed wooden beam ceiling. The bathroom was spotless and everything was very clean and well cared for. Added bonus, our windows had a view to the garden just below. The bed was adequate by North American standards. Breakfast, with a choice of cereals, yogourt, croissants, juice and coffee was served in a glassed-in terrace, right at the edge of the garden. Our stay was very pleasant and are sorry not to have stayed longer.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Relais Paradosso
Address: Via di Pianoscarano 63, Viterbo, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Province of Viterbo > Viterbo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Viterbo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Relais Paradosso 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 13th century botanical gardens, the Paradosso offers elegant suites with wood-beamed ceilings. The resort features an outdoor pool and free parking, 200 metres from Viterbo's Papal Palace. Suites at the Resort Paradosso feature stone walls and parquet or terracotta floors. Each suite comes with a PC with free internet connection. Some suites offer a balcony. A breakfast is served daily or on request. The glass-walled restaurant specialises in local cuisine, and offers garden views. Guests can relax on sun loungers beside the pool (summertime), or use the nearby fitness and wellness centre at a discount. The Paradoss is a 5 minutes (400meters) walk from Viterbo Porta Romana Train Station, with connections to Rome and Florence. The SS675 national road is 5 minutes away by car (2km). Important information Guests are requested to contact the hotel to arrange check-in. Please note that the restaurant is closed on Wednesdays. Il Resort Paradosso è situato nel cuore del centro storico di Viterbo a 200 metri dal palazzo dei papi e da piazza san pellegrino. Si trova a 400 metri dalla stazione ferroviaria di porta romana ed è facilmente raggiungibile tramite la superstrada SS675(Orte-Civitavecchia) Dista solo 2km dalle terme e con il parco annesso e la piccola piscina (stagionale) offre la possibilità di un relax particolare. Possibilità di navetta su richiesta per trasporto presso centro termale ... more   less 
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