Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel

Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel

Lungomare Caboto 6 Localita Vindicio, 04024 Gaeta Italy
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Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel "The History" An authentic jewel of elegance and style, set between hills rich with Mediterranean vegetation and the waters of the Gulf of Gaeta, "Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel" provides an exclusive ambient where the ancient world of roman villas meets the modern world of private holidays along one of the most romantic coastlines in the world. The hotel complex, immersed in a park measuring 60,000 square metres is the result of a meticulous restoration, undertaken the family by which today manages it, of five buildings half destroyed by war. The architecture, today brought back to its antique splendour, tells ancient tales and transports one's imagination back to the 1st century B.C. The hotel sits upon the Gulf of Gaeta facing the sunrise in the area known as "Arcella", conveniently reached by the Via Flacca. Just a short walk away, one finds the beach. "The Reception" Passing through the main gateway of "Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel" this is the first building we encounter. Realised by the restoration of an old rural structure, itself built within the walls of an antique Roman villa (1st Century B.C.). In its time this villa belonged to Marco Filippo, adoptive father of the Emperor Ottaviano Augusto. Erasmo Gesualdo, historical researcher of 1700, had no doubt about the origins and ownership of the Roman ruins, and he describes in one of his texts the places now occupied by the hotel's Reception and hall: > The recent restoration works on the ancient building have given birth to the reception and hall or Sala Octaviano which serves as a small meeting room. The guests are welcomed in a bright environment, where the new pavings and furnishing meld seamlessly with the ancient walls of the Imperial Villa. Specialised personnel assigned to the front office are always available for our guests from the moment of their arrival to the moment of their departure. Information is available at the reception on the hotel services, the curiosities worth seeing in town and in the surrounding areas and on how, in general, to best enjoy your stay. At the reception, the hotel provides currency exchange services and the possibility to make payments with credit cards, cash or travellers cheques. Those of our guests that arrive by car can make use of our ample car park situated within the hotel complex. From the reception a ramp leads to the pedestrian area of the hotel, rich in Mediterranean vegetation. Here the gardens and the avenues surround the swimming-pool, the solarium and the other four buildings of the hotel. "The Villa" "The Villa" is a building in neo-classic style built at the beginning of 1900, by Earl Stembock Fermor, a Russian officer of the Cossack Regiment related to the last Tsar and Military Attache to the Russian embassy in Italy. During one of his frequent trips to our country, he was fascinated by the beauty of the Gulf of Gaeta and particularly by the area of Arcella where one could still admire precious traces of ancient Rome. A cultivator of art, antiquity and natural beauty, he decided to settle down with his family here and, between 1907 and 1912, he had The Villa built, according to his own designs, upon the beautiful Roman cryptoporticus which can still be visited and admired in all its particular beauty. Projecting his residence, the Earl took advantage of all his aesthetic and technical experience acquired in many years of travel. For example he ordered the construction of an irrigation system, very innovative for those times, based on techniques already used by the ancient Romans, of which there are still a few traces here and there in the hotel's garden. Villa Marina, as it was then known, represented for many years one of the most significant poles of the everyday life of the time, hosting, with elegant and exclusive parties, the most well-known and well-to-do families of Gaeta and Formia. After the restoration works, thirteen rooms were built in The Villa, floored with parquet, elegantly furnished and - like all the other rooms of Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel - equipped with air conditioning; mini-bar; television with satellite reception; radio and direct-line telephone. Six of the thirteen rooms are representation suites, each of which has two floors, connected by means of internal autonomous staircase. The halls are floored with inlaid marble, as is the room on the ground floor, where Earl Stembock hosted his guests. This room, now called "Sala Goethe", is used as a meeting room able to hold seventy people. Nevertheless, in the summer time, when wedding banquets are held in the hotel restaurant room, Sala Goethe resumes its original function of dining room where the hotel guests can enjoy our menus in an elegant and exclusive atmosphere. "The Convento" In 1930, the Pontifical Irish College, started to construct the building now known as "The Convent" and transformed what once was the residential property of the Russian Earl Stembock into a retreat and school for novice priests. With the outbreak of the Second World War the Irish, who had almost finished the building and already partially occupied it, were forced to leave the area. The buildings, occupied by the German headquarters of 274th Reg. Gran. and by a military hospital, were half destroyed at the end of the hostilities by the Allied forces. At the end of the war, the Irish priests began once more to frequent the once splendid buildings which, together with their beautiful gardens, had so stimulated their concentration before the conflict. Their spring and summer visits lasted until the 1960's during which time they tried to restore the damage the war had caused. For over twenty years the buildings and grounds stood derelict before being taken on by the family which now owns them and whose intention was to restore the buildings to their former glory as a tourist location.. The restoration works which followed brought to light the mural paintings on the internal walls of the old chapel dedicated to Saint Patrick today known as the Sala Ciborio. The paintings created by the religious students in retreat have allegorical meanings. The peacocks, painted on the upper part of the ciborium and on the panels of the side walls, refer to the soul's immortality; the vine-branch, to the branching of the Christian religion; the letters Alpha and Omega which hang from the Celtic crosses, represent the beginning and the end of terrestrial life; the thirteen sheep on the old choir baluster are the Saviour with the twelve apostles; the hooked crosses painted along the upper border, although originally used in pagan symbolisation by the ancient Mesopotamia civilisation, when their opposite rotary direction indicated on which side the sun would arise or set, in this religious context converge towards the image of an anchor, symbolising the soul's salvation. On the ground floor the restoration included the replacing of the wooden ceiling of the chapel; the laying of stylish marble flooring; the construction of arcades in the old refectory; the remodelling of the old choir and kitchen spaces with skilfully placed walls creating suggestive, fascinating environments. Thanks to the intense restoration works the dining halls on the ground floor are now used for banquets and meetings. The first floor, where once the students had their lodging, now boasts another, small meeting room, which can hold thirty people. The remaining space on this level is occupied by thirteen rooms with panoramic views over the Gulf of Gaeta or the mountains and Mediterranean groves. "Swimming pools and Pool bar" The swimming-pools, built recently, are surrounded by a large solarium and by a park planted with trees in a vast space overlooking the Gulf of Gaeta. Centrally placed in relation to the hotel buildings the immense blue sheet of water of the pools reflect the facades of the buildings hotel and like a piazza become the meeting place of the whole hotel complex where the guests almost inevitably converge to socialise and to spend relaxing and peaceful moments. Of the two pools one is rectangular and of Olympic proportions and mainly used for swimming. The other sprouts off from the first and is of a shallowness ideally suited for small children. A wide, curving stairway in this pool provides seating for the hydro-massage. A small island, containing two well-grown olive trees, visually separates the two pools. Alongside the main pool is the Pool Bar whose original function, before restoration, was that of a refuge for tame animals. Nowadays it serves as our pool bar during the summer months where breakfast, buffet lunches and of course refreshing drinks are served. During August evenings the bar serves wonderful cocktails to enjoy with the relaxing music of the live piano bar. "The Sister Residence" "The Sisters' Residence" was a building used by the colonists when the land belonged to Earl Stembock and by Irish nuns when possession passed on to the Pontifical Irish College. Like the other buildings, it was left to ruin from the period of the last world war until the beginning of the restoration works when it became part of the hotel. Made up of fourteen rooms "the Sisters' Residence" has ceramic pavements and tiling, hand-painted with decorations and colours which differ from room to room. The furnishings are in pastel colours and create a fresh atmosphere, typical of the ancient Mediterranean houses. "The Orange Residence" "The Orange Residence" situated in the most inner part of the gardens of the turistc complex. In liberty style it preserve an original "dovehouse" and the serene atmosphere of the ancient country houses.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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sfteacher2 wrote a review Sep 2022
San Francisco, California102 contributions120 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is beautiful, romantic, historical, and ideal for a relaxing holiday. Located right on the bus line, it is a 10-15 minute ride into Gaeta. My room was light and airy, with a partial sea view. Housekeeping did a wonderful job and the entire property is spotlessly clean and well organized. There are lovely gardens and flowers and a huge pool for lap swims. All the employees were kind and service-oriented, especially Francesco at the front desk. The outdoor dining was magical and the food was fresh, light, and well priced. I so enjoyed my stay there. I was there mid-week so it was not crowded at all. Highly recommend for a seaside holiday.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Manuela G wrote a review Aug 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am just back from a fabulous week at the Villa Irlanda. The villa was immaculate and the grounds were breathtaking. All of the staff were exceptionally helpful especially Liz at the bar and Endera in reception. Their level of customer service was exceptional. My favourite part was breakfast which was set outside at the pool bar. So many choices of both hot and cold food which were all delicious. There is a bus stop right outside which will take you into Gaeta for 1 euro 10 cents much cheaper than a taxi and they run often till later on at night. I had a wonderful stay and was sad to come home. Thanks to the Villa for all your hard work x
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Dinner in the hotel was outstanding !!!
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Lucy S wrote a review Nov 2023
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom31 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location couldn't be better, tucked right next to the ocean, but we actually spent most of our time by the pool it was so glorious. The staff were absolutely brilliant - special shout out to Liz! The breakfast buffet was served in the gardens and was the perfect combination of European offerings with lashings of fresh fruit. The meals we had in the hotel were exceptional - they managed gluten-free with no trouble at all (actually all of Italy was surprisingly well versed in making a gluttard feel welcome).

The rooms are spacious and our view of the gardens and sea was delightful. If you are looking for a place to stay mostly visited by Italians who really appreciate the home cooking and excellent service, this is the spot for you!
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The staff here really make your stay.
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Filipe wrote a review Jul 2020
8 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel has a nice platform on the beach, a good pool, a good restaurant for dinner and a nice breakfast. Price is ok. However, the rooms seem old and some of them have a shower with curtains instead of a door and I only learned about this when I arrived at the hotel (so be aware!). This means the small bathroom of your room is probably going to be considerably wet after shower.

The staff is not very attentive and is not really trying to be. They act sometimes like you're burden for them when you get to the reception and ask for a simple information. So don't really go there expecting staff to be nice, smiling and welcoming.

Don't expect this place to be a 4 stars hotel, it's a 3.
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Date of stay: July 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Verify if the shower has a curtain or a proper door.
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Storyteller178172 wrote a review Jun 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is a former private property of 1912 of neoclassical style whose architecture reflects a rare elegance and refinement of wall paintings, hand-painted ceramics and decoration It conceals treasures like an orchard of orange trees, Mandarin, lemon and grapefruit trees. It was fruit season and we tasted it as we pleased. We also bought homemade jams and they were divine. A real joy. The staff? Outstanding! Always smiling, always helpful. Breakfast was our favorite time of the day. In the shade of the olive trees, we tasted our cappuccino while dreaming. The pool was also a place of real delight. We will return next year because it was the best part of our vaacances.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kimberley wrote a review Jul 2023
Rome, Italy115 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the morning breakfast which was brilliant, wonderful, courteous and professional staff, the pool, the lovely room, awesome minibar. Proximity by public transport to Gaeta. Excellent.

The pool is big and blue with deep end and shallow. The break fast options are yummy and wide variety, hot, cold fresh cornetti.

My room was well kept and clean. I loved the minibar.
Front office staff are so welcoming and friendly, very helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Elisa F wrote a review Aug 2022
Burnaby 3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful stay! The grounds at this hotel are phenomenal, the food is as well! The architecture is stunning! We stayed with our two kids and had a two level suite and we had plenty of room. The rooms are furnished very nicely and the pool is so restful, relaxing and rejuvenating. A real gem, a wonderful stay and we will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alexander Guttieres wrote a review Sep 2022
5 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just returned from a week stay at Hotel Villa Irlanda in Formia, Italy. It was one of my most unforgettable vacations ever. The structure and facilities are marvelous, and all of the personnel were extremely competent, collaborative, and friendly. The place is a dream for young and old alike, and the pool and beach area spectacular, not to mention the accommodations and food, which were well above its four star rating. Moreover, the area is full of interesting sites, and the beaches are breathtaking. I cannot say enough positive things about the hotel, and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a memorable vacation. Top notch!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Meander4466 wrote a review Jul 2004
Dublin Ireland1 contribution26 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel has without Doubt one of the Finest Pools in any Hotel.
This is a Hotel run by a couple of Brothers who have a 4 star location & run it like a Two star Place.
The Pool Man is also the Bar Man & is also the Porter.
There is No Bar at Night, If you do not wish to have a "Formal Lunch" you can have a Cheese Sandwich!! Period nothing else.

Without doubt the incident that Spoilt are stay here was that we had a sum of money taken on Two Separate occasions.
The Police were called & a report made to them.
The Hotel stated that they would refund the Money.
When we went to checkout the Hotel refused to refund the money & when I refused to pay the bill until it had been resolved the Owner Called the Police to make me pay the bill in Full.
I am a Company Director who have travelled extensively & have never been treated the way my Family & I were treated as common criminals here in Villa Irlanda.
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jean-s wrote a review Nov 2005
Whitby, United Kingdom4,256 contributions504 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was certainly above average for the area but I am still not sure I would recommend people to rush there! the hotel is posh with a lovely pool and grounds but I don't think it is in an ideal position. It is a 10 - 15 minute drive into town along a very busy road and you wouldn't want to eat at the hotel restaurant out of season as you would likely be the only ones there. So if you want to partake of wine with your evening meal you have to drink drive.

I thought Gaeta was going to be prettier than it was as all the web information shows the picturesque old quarter which is right on the final part of the promontory with the castle on the top and the old buildings and churches rising above the harbourside. And that part is pretty but take note that you cannot get into the castle or most of the churches so once you have seen them from the outside what else is there to do? Piccola alley is nice - a bit like a mini Spacconapoli and infact Gaeta has a feel of Naples generally. However, good points are the Spacca (SP?) mounts fissures for great views and good folk lore (although quite hard to find - don't give up) and closeness to Formia for ferries and boat departures.
Back to the hotel - we had to complain about the first room we were given as it smelt and was overrun with flies (about 30 little ones all basking in the warmth of the warm walls - yuk!) but the 2nd room was lovely. why they didn't give us that one in the first place I will never know! they weren't exactly rove out as we would say in Yorkshire! It is an Italian thing.
So in conclusion, if you are going to Gaeta anyway - The Villa Irlanda is the best hotel in the area - but Sperlonga is just 17 kilometers down the road and is much prettier.
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Date of stay: October 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Villa-Irlanda
Gaeta, Italy
The hotel from July, provides a private beach service accessible through a subway! The beach service with private access to the sea and includes 1 umbrella + 2 beds. In the event that our guests wishing to visit beaches and places of the Riviera of Ulysses, we have an agreement with the finest beach resorts in the area: The Scissure, by Benedict and Papardo, in beautiful coves along the road to Sperlonga, about 7 Km by Ns. structure. Best regards, Francesco Reception
Answer from along9284
Tel Aviv District, Israel3 contributions6 helpful votes
I took a train from Formia to the hotel. It was a short ride and much cheaper than I expected. The beach is opposite the hotel.10 minutes walk away is The Paradiso restaurant, amazing authentic italian food,many locals eat there.Home made desserts are a must. You can easily walk into the town along the coast road, taking in the fish markets, and sampling Italian ice cream..Enjoy yourselves..
Answer from gu te
Milan, Italy105 contributions35 helpful votes
you will be near from there, there is a taxi station in front of the train station, it takes just 5 mn till the hotel, and doesn't costs a lot i think.
Lucy S wrote a tip Nov 2023
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom31 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The staff here really make your stay."
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Manuela G wrote a tip Aug 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dinner in the hotel was outstanding !!!"
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Filipe wrote a tip Jul 2020
8 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Verify if the shower has a curtain or a proper door."
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Rachel B wrote a tip Aug 2019
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom23 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call the hotel and discuss options"
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DLJKM wrote a tip Dec 2018
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"request a room facing the ocean so you can enjoy the sunrise."
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PRICE RANGE
C$205 - C$317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cisternone Romano (2.4 km), Castello Angioino-Aragonese (4.1 km), and Santuario della Santissima Trinità - Della Montagna Spaccata (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Easi Pizzeria da Asporto, Ristorante Tana del Lepre, and Magie dei Sapori Ristorante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Irlanda Grand Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cisternone Romano (2.4 km), Mano del Turco (4.0 km), and Tomba di Cicerone (0.9 km).
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