Hotel was clean, modern and staff very friendly. View from restaurant was fabulous. Only downside was that aircon was not working but windows could be opened. Wifi was good with no irritating password required. Extremely reasonably priced, would definitely stay again.
Furniture in the bedroom was a little tired but the main reception rooms / paintings were amazing! Shuttle to the train station and town was excellent but not available in the 5 hours after midday. Plenty of places to chill out inside the hotel but lacked an outdoor sitting area, chairs just being arranged on the lawn.
We drove in - there was plenty of parking at the hotel.
People running the hotel were nice and helpful.
We wanted a 4 person room but they were sold out (or don't have one). We had to get doubles - they made sure they were adjacent.
Air Con was great. There was a small refrigerator which we could use (very helpful for holding big water bottles).
Biggest problem was that the beds were not comfortable -- not sure if this is because we ended up with 4 single beds (and in all other hotels, these kinds of beds would have been for the kids, where we would have had a double-bed).
Breakfast (included) was great - they showcased homemade treats -- tarts and cakes, but also had the usual wide variety of breads/cereals/yogurt/meat/cheese - juices along with coffee, cappuchino and espresso. Served in the beautiful dining room overlooking the lake.
Restaurant was great as well - we arrived on Sunday afternoon -- most diners seemed to be Italian families enjoying a big multi-generational Sunday gathering. We had dinner later that night as well -- much quieter. The waiter was REALLY nice -- brought us a few extra treats to try out (both lunch and dinner -- none of which appeared on the bill). No sooner sat down to lunch then a glass of Prosecco was poured for all (again - no charge - just sit back and roll
See below - WiFi needs to be fixed.
We were flying out the next day (close to both airports) -- but we had trouble downloading movies for the flight.
"Great alternative to avoid chaotic Rome, Frascati"
I use to rate hotel between two categories; either those you would forget, or those you would love to come back. This is one of the latter. Frascati is a very nice village outside Rome, and the Villa Tuscolana is the best hotel at the top of a hill, ensuring the best dramatic view over the city. The place, gardens, constructions and forestry is awesome. Only 25 mins way from Rome this place is a great alternative to avoid the city and swap for great typical food, peacefull environment and green.
We booked this location to be near Frascati. It was within walking distance of the town which was perfect for shopping and restaurants. The staff were friendly and helpful especially Angelo at reception, who gave us recommendations of beautiful places to visit in the area.
Favoured as an out-of-town retreat for the Romans, the Castelli Romani are hilltop villages descended from fortified castles of the Middle Ages. Set on the outer rims of extinct volcanic craters of the Albani Hills, the air is refreshing and the rich, volcanic soil is ideal for vine-growing. Well-known for its crisp, white wine, Frascati is the most accessible of the Castelli Romani. Nearby is the Pope’s summer palace, the Castel Gandolfo.
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