I took my two younger children as traveling companions and we had a lot of fun.
Being a 4* hotel we were well looked after and surprisingly the treats didn't cost the earth. The mini bar prices are the most reasonable of anywhere I've been and I was able to positively encourage pool side snacks.
Tea on the lawn was a treat but remember the locals don't actually drink tea like English people do.
Supper on the lawn overlooking Rome was marvelous even though our waiter treated us to the chefs specialty Roman version of carbonara ... ewes milk isn't to our taste !
The Villa is walking distance to Frascati even in flip flops or light sandals despite the very uneven pavements.
Rooms are comfortable even thought we perhaps should have taken two rooms rather than squeezing two and a half into one. Don't forget mozzie repellent !!
Hire a car and check out the scenic routes to the nearby Lake Albano and a bit further to the designer outlet at Castel Romano - http://www.mcarthurglen.com/it/castel-romano-designer-outlet/en/
Do be careful on the GRA as the entry and exit slips merge suddenly quite unlike UK.
The pizzeria at the end of the drive does takeaway if the menu is a bit too adventurous but having said that we had a lovely meal with good wine and lots of laughs on our last night.
The little restaurants in Frascati overlooking Rome are great fun and very lively and really cheap !
I can really recommend this hotel.
A couple of minor points were : the cable TV had no English channels, the wifi was a little sporadic or just lots of patience and multiple logins to actually connect, breakfast was too pricey for two lazy kids to miss almost every day, the A/C is controlled centrally so don't fiddle with it !! and there's no kids menu but you can always ask for a plate of spaghetti ;)
NB I just clicked fitness centre and kids activities by accident ... I didn't see any
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Grazioli was built in the 16th century by a Cardinal and it is situated on a hill overlooking the ancient city of Rome and surrounded by a historical garden . Masterpiece of the 16th century art, history and culture where guests can experience the typical atmosphere of an old aristocratic Villa rich in art, though enjoying the comfort and technology of a modern hotel.The hotel has 60 rooms, an outdoor swimming pool wrapped in nature, 5 meeting rooms and indoor and outdoor areas ideal for wedding reception.The Acquaviva Restaurant has an enchanting hanging garden with a view over Rome, and offers guests elaborated specialties of the Mediterranean cuisine. A free shuttle service to the nearest train station “Frascati” is available every our, to reach Rome by train in 30 minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Grazioli
- Park Hotel Grottaferrata
- Villa Grazioli
- Parkhotel Villa Grazioli
- Park Hotel Villa Grazioli Italy/Grottaferrata, Rome