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Reviewed 3 February 2017

This Luxury Country House, is located about 35 minutes from Fiumicino airport and very close to Ciampino airport. La Locanda del Pontefice is on Via Dei Laghi 24, at the Km 8 in Marino, Lazio. If you're using gps, it will take you to the start of Via Dei Laghi, but you need to keep going until you reach the 8 km sign post, which is right at the entrance to La Locanda.

Rooms beautifully decorated and comfortable with views, depending on which one, over the garden and/or Lake Albano. We booked the one bedroom apartment which has a very large living area with an enormous window, giving a view of the lake, and Castel Gandolfo, originally the Popes' summer palace but now a museum.

There is a modern, large and light-filled restaurant, with views over the garden, which unfortunately was not operating other than for breakfast when we visited in early January 2017. There are many restaurants and cafés in the nearby town of Marino, and many sprinkled about the area. The owners, Piero & Francesca are very helpful and give advice about local eateries and attractions.

So, if you want to explore a few places outside of Rome, this is an ideal spot. From here it's a short car ride to places like Frascati, Tivoli, Sperlonga, Ostia Antica as well as other nearby places such a Lake Nemi, where two enormous "pleasure" boats belonging to Emperor Caligula were found in the early 1930's - 210 metres long and 70 metres wide. The purpose built "hangars" they were housed in are big enough to take a Boeing777! The boats were destroyed by Nazi forces in 1944. However there are many artefacts from the boats displayed in the building now; very interesting and worth a look.

La Locanda Del Pontefice is a tranquil and comfortable place to enjoy Rome from the outskirts, and if you want to go into the heart of Rome, there is a train service from Marino that will take you there in less than 30 minutes. The best of both worlds!

Stayed: January 2017
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and cannot fault it. Was very clean, the staff could not do more. View overlooking the lake were amazing. All rooms are very different but all v large (ask for shower or bath preference). Located approx. 45 mins form Rome city, but hotel arranged taxis etc. So helpful. Rooms did not have AC, but breeze was fine.
Reasonably priced for business or family holiday trip.

Room Tip: Ask for Lake facing rooms on ground floor to get good breeze.
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled on business
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Panoramalago, Direttore at La Locanda del Pontefice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016
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Traduzione:
"Posizione fantastica, personale straordinario "
5 su 5 stars4 giorni faRecensione scritta da trupti50
Siamo stati in hotel per 3 notti e non posso lamentarmi. Era molto pulito, il personale non poteva fare di più. Vista sul lago erano incredibili. Tutte le camere sono molto diverse, ma tutte contro grandi (chiedere doccia o vasca preferenza). Situato circa. 45 minuti formano Roma, ma hotel ha organizzato un taxi, ecc Quindi utile. Le camere non hanno aria condizionata, ..."
Un sincero ringraziamento per il giudizio espresso.

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Reviewed 14 June 2015

It was an amazing hotel but very over priced, and the food was not too great, the view from my hotel room the "charm suite" was amazing but for the price there are better places to stay, it was a great venue for a wedding if you have that much money too spare

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Panoramalago, Direttore at La Locanda del Pontefice, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2015
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Le par giusto lamentarsi del prezzo?
Perchè mai non ha scelto una situazione più economica?
Ci sono tante offerte su internet!

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Reviewed 8 June 2015

Beautiful view stayed for 2 nights resteraunt wasn't open on Friday night so had to take trip into town which was lovely. Not worth 160 euros a night however. You pay for the view and the actual place itself seems to be in the middle of no where and you can not walk anywhere as there is no roads so make sure to take extra money for a lot of taxi rides !

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Panoramalago, Direttore at La Locanda del Pontefice, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2015
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Bellissima la vista e (aggiungiamo) bellissimo l'appartamento assegnatoLe.
Non si comprende bene perchè da la colpa a noi per l'eccessivo prezzo pagato al taxi.
La prossima volta viaggi con la Sua auto!

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Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

The room we stayed in was very nice. Everyone who works there was very polite and helpful. Sunday lunch prepared at the La Locanda was excellent. The staff arranged transportation for us and offered helpful information. The view from the property overlooking the lake was amazing.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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Panoramalago, Direttore at La Locanda del Pontefice, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2015
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Il Suo feedback è per noi prezioso. La ringraziamo molto.

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