My family of four stayed at this opulent residence for a three night break. I booked over the phone because of the ages of my children and needed their advice on room choice. Francesca (front desk) was very helpful and offered us 2 Romantic Doubles interconnecting which suited us wonderfully. I was also able to correspond via email and a few more phone calls regarding tours and transfers for which Francesca was very happy to assist.
The journey from Fiumicino Airport to the Villa took about 45 minutes and we opted to go with our own arranged transfers which costed us 30euros less and was a brilliant service. The driver was already waiting at the airport and the drive was smooth in a luxury Mercedes Van. I highly recommend EasyAirportTaxis.com. Similarly, the pick up was efficient with the friendly and professional driver arriving 15 mins earlier.
Upon arrival, it was difficult to notice the Villa because it was surrounded by similar buildings. However, when we rang the bell and the doors open, you begin to be surprised at every turn. The high ceilings, ornate decor, beautiful furniture, grand fireplaces, old photographs and fine art were reminicent of someone's palatial residence as opposed to a hotel. We were shown to our rooms and were immediately drawn to the space and the ceiling height windows. The beds were very comfortable and we slept like a log. Minibar was complimentary with a healthy choice of drinks and snacks that was replenished everyday. The rooms were immaculate and the bathroom was marble heaven! Housekeeping should be commended!
We had the opportunity to sit in the drawing rooms for coffee, tea and biscuits (payable). It is the most relaxing way to end our day of walking and touring. There is a table in the drawing room piled with alcoholic drinks to consume to your heart's content (as it's free) but as we are non drinkers, it was a worthless effort. It is a true shame that with a Villa of this merit, could not offer coffee or tea as part of the endeavour. We also had a chance to sit in the tranquil gardens of the Villa. I must add at this point that there isn't a waiting staff in sight and the only way to call for service is through reception or a 'bell'. This could be looked upon as favourable if you prefer not to have 'waiting eyes' on you.
Breakfast (from 7 till 11) was taken in the dining room with a buffet of cold foods and eggs were made to order. Again, the 'bell' was the only way of getting service unless staff was already in the room. We did have to ask for tea/coffee cups, cutlery and little milk jugs as these weren't always complete on the table. Waiting staff was always smiling and happy to take your order. I must add here that the Villa does not offer dinner service and the room menu is limited with a 15 euro room charge. There is also a policy of no food from outside the hotel to be brought in.
Location of the hotel is second to none. It is a walkable 10 - 15 mins distance to most sites including the Vittoranio, Palazzo delle Esposizione and Colosseum. Even if you get tired, there are an abundance of bars, cafes and restaurants to rest. The location of the Villa is also perfect because its quiet and away from the hustle and bustle.
In summary, one must be clear that the Villa Spalletti Trivelli is not a conventional hotel establishment but offers a distinguished and different experience to the traveller. There isnt coffee/tea making facilities, there isnt a waiting staff in sight, there isnt a lunch/dinner restaurant but as Ive mentioned this is dissimilar and unique to other establishments and your stay will be a new encounter and mine certainly has been a treasured one.
P/S: Do research and plan your trip to Rome as much as possible. There is so much to see and do and it is worth making lists, understanding a little about Roman history, speak a little Italian and buying tickets beforehand (which you can do online). Queues can be unbearable and tours can limit you (even private tours).
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- The urban Villa of the Spalletti Trivelli Counts rediscovers its vocation as host of business and leisure travelers, connoisseurs of art and wellbeing. In the heart of Rome, Villa Spalletti Trivelli is unique among the historic residences: a splendid Italian garden, elegant and refined environments furnished with genuine antiques, exclusive energy bar, sumptuous rooms with every comfort... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Spalletti Trivelli Rome
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