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“Just beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Domus Caesari

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Domus Caesari
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Marino
Bradford, United Kingdom
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“Just beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a few days, I personally couldn't fault it. Everything that is on the website is true. The photos of the rooms do not do them justice! Beyond beautiful. The staff didn't speak much English but that is on us (why should they have to speak English? We went to their country so really we should've done more research and made the effort to learn Italian) They were very friendly and helpful. I can't really fault the place (and believe me, I am one fussy lady!) I go for style over practicality when it comes to hotels. We found the train station and we should have got a car but that is nothing to do with this beautiful hotel. The food was amazing, the carbonara was just divine. The waiter was very helpful and very patient. We came down a little late for breakfast one morning but the waitress was very kind and set everything up. The reception staff were wonderful. The lovely lady behind the desk even took us back to the hotel when we were trekking up the busy road and told us about the quieter (and quicker since we used the train) back road to get to the station. The room was always clean and fresh. It was positively gorgeous. All in all it is a great value for money (5 star hotel for like a 2 star price!)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We had one night because we landed late in Fiumichino, and we wanted to tour the Castelli area on the way to the south.
Only half an hour from the airport. A very quite place.
The rooms are generous (huge!), well furnished, well kept and very clean. Breakfast was generous.
The sevice was very wellcoming.
The whole area is worth at least a two day tour! Next time (and same hotel)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Lovely hotel, with great views out across to Rome. Very handy for Ciampino airport. Had booked a family room which was spacious, clean, comfortable and great value for money. After a long, hot day in Rome ordered drinks for the room, however ended up going to reception to collect when they hadn't appeared after 20 minutes. No other complaints, the breakfast was good and the hotel was a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. One tip, if you are travelling into Rome by train it is worth checking with reception what the arrangements are for buying tickets. There is no machine at the station and not worth risking the return journey without a ticket as you may be asked to leave the train and buy a ticket before getting on the next train. Would use the hotel again for a Rome city break.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We wanted a hotel close to the Ciampino airport for our 6 am flight the next day and I picked this one. We did get lost getting there, but once we found it, it looked quite beautiful from the outside. It does sit on top of a hill and has a gorgeous view at night. We did eat at the hotel restaurant and loved the food! Our room was the family room on the top, so it was odd with just the sky lights, but it was big and was a clean place to stay for the night, but really dated. The bathroom was really large with newer fixtures. While it was an oddball of a room, it was a good experience.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Surf City USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

Domus Caesari is in a beautiful location, about 25 kilometers south of downtown Rome, on an ancient hill overlooking the city. In summer months, it is a cool respite from the sweaty, smoky valley below. It is only about five kilometers from Ciampino airport, although a good 25 km from Fiumicino. The property is gorgeous, as is the hotel. The standard rooms can be small and claustrophobic (no windows), but if a nicer room is available - and you ask politely - the very courteous staff seems agreeable to upgrading you at no charge. The furnishings are the highest quality. Wifi is free in the lobby. Parking is free and ample - and you will probably need a car, although there are two train stations (to Rome Termini) within very short walking distance of the property. The ancient cities of Marino and Castel Gandolfo are nearby, with excellent restaurants, shops and services. The restaurant on the property is very good, in our experience, and reasonably priced. There's no pool.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a window; any direction it may face will afford a beautiful view
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

The hotel looks grand on the photos, but the actual experience does not live up to the first impressions.

My room was on the 3rd floor (the lift only goes as far as the second). While the furniture was very new and in good condition, the room was let down by the fact that it didn't have a window. Yes, no window! There was a tiny little skylight in the ceiling, which has a shutter centrally controlled by the hotel. The skylight shutter opened around dawn, which therefore meant that the room was flooded with light, and helped to disturb my sleep.

The walls were paper thin, and offered absolutely no sound protection from our neighbours what so ever. Luckily our neighbours went to bed at the same time as us.

The hotel bar and restaurant both close at 9pm. There is a good pizzeria that is open later at the end of the hotel drive.

The receptionist was very un-welcomining and unhelpful. When we asked him where was the nearest restaurant he said we would have to drive into the nearby town, and didn't even mention the pizzeria that he could see from the reception desk.

The breakfast buffet was presentable, but nothing to get excited about.

I would not stay there again. The only reason I would potentially consider recommending it to anybody is that it is very close to Campiano airport, so if you have a very early or very late flight, then the location might be advantageous.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 1st or 2nd floor, to stand more chance of having a window!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Calgary
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights, I made our booking of this hotels by the reviews, and up to now have never been disappoint ,tell now, yes the hotel has very nice marble floors, the staff not so much, the bathroom has black mold in the shower/ tub , we did not have hot water, and when we asked they told us that they could not reach the person to fix , .? The breakfast really only offers coffee, juice that is very watered down, and dry bread and hard boil eggs, so dont except much . The rooms are cleaned half way and it shows. The hotel has a restaurant , we had dinner 1 time , the food was soooooo salty that we could not eat, the watriss does not speak English so you really can not tell her, when we told her to bill are room we were told that it does not belong to the hotel, they did give us a discount , but we really just wanted to let them no how bad it was. There are places to eat near by and we found , I think the best food we ever had it was called Maria luisa maybe 10min walk. So if you plan to stay here think of it as a 2 star hotel with just nice marble.
And to mention our bags were gone trough. Nothing taken but gone trough.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Domus Caesari
Address: Via Romana 23, Marino, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rome > Marino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Marino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Domus Caesari 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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