Sheraton Golf Parco de' Medici Hotel & Resort
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After a too short night on the plane, we arrived in Rome. We had a driver waiting for us and made it to our hotel without incident. We are staying at the hotel provided by our cruise line, which is nice enough but it is a golf resort outside of Rome. Darn, we forgot the clubs. Sooo, we were sitting in the lobby, discussing if we should give in to …
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Arrived at Fiumicnio airport at 1pm (half an hour late). Weather is sunny and warm, luggage arrived, ATM at the airport worked, all good. We joined the Taxi queue and as soon as we mentioned our hotel name we were handed off to a gentleman in an unmarked van. It should have been marked with big warning signs.
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Davidwshih stayed here on Sep 27, 2010 during their trip titled: October Holiday 2010.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Golf Parco de' Medici Hotel & Resort Rome
Nice place for golf
We had a short week and enjoyed both the golf cours and restaurant. Easy commuting into Rome with hotel bus or taxi.
The golf courses were a bit wet but in good shape for November. Many water hazard and some places very close to highway.
Rooms (next to the patio) were spacious and clean.
Restaurant and bar staff were friendly, but staff at the reception were always very busy and had little time for you.
A nice place to combine golf & visiting Rome.
We stayed at this hotel for two nights in October of 2005. The hotel was nice and they provided a great service. The only thing that was wrong was a tour reservation. We requested it late at night so I would imagine that had a lot to do with it. We managed to see Rome on our own without the tour.
The rooms are very good size and nice. They could use some updating but are not bad. The staff was very friendly. The hotel is located outside of Rome, which could be a big drawback. But the hotel overcomes that by supplying a shuttle bus, which is a very nice bus. They run every half our beginning at 9:00 am and runs until 11:30 pm. They drop you off right close to city center which is about walking distance from anywhere.
Better stay somewherre else
Although the hotel was nice, it was way overpriced. To get into town, you had to take a taxi (25 euros) or take the hotel bus. The bus broke down twice during the week I stayed at the hotel, and it was too full one evening, and I had to take a cab back from town. Internet service went out within the first 24h of my stay, and it was not repaired before I left. Some of the staff were not very helpful, either - particularly the shuttle bus drivers. To eat dinner, you had to make a reservation by 2 PM. Others who ate dinner said the food was not that good and way expensive. The breakfast was OK, but I expected more given the cost of the rooms. I attended a meeting at the hotel, and the rooms were too small, plus there was no coffee service during breaks.
My wife and I stayed in Golf building for 6 nights. The room was very clean and had all the modern conveniences, save for an iron (we had packed our own but unfortunately it broke). These included several TV channels (about 4 in English), Internet access (fairly pricey compared to US hotels), in-room safe, hair dryer, and a mini fridge.
This hotel is located very near, within 5 mi / 8 km, to the corporate offices of several international companies and provides over 30 meeting rooms. It is, however, approximately 12 mi / 19 km from local attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican City.
Nice hotel, but location...
I stayed at this hotel as part of an organised tour in October 2004.
The hotel is really nice and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The room was nice and I could not really fault it. The breakfast was especially good. I think most of the hotel is also on one level, which may be of interest to older or disabled travellers.
Although the location close to both aiports was convenient considering it was the end of our trip, if you didn't play golf I cannot really see any advantage of staying here compared to other hotels in Rome. The hotel does provide a shuttle service into the city, but I didn't use this so cannot comment on it.
Recommended for a last night close to the airport.
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Stayed at the Sheraton near the airport on October 14th. There is a free shuttle to the airport, which is very important and convenient, because it is about a 10 minute ride. We were in the new part of the Sheraton and the room was absolutely beautiful and spacious. Great staff, from check-in to the waitstaff, including the shuttle bus driver. We played golf and we were able to rent equipment. What a treat to play golf in Rome! What a great place to stay before you head home.
Our family of 3 stayed in this hotel at the end of May. We were placed in the new hotel that is down the road from the older one that is displayed on most web sites. From arrival to departure we received outstanding service. Our room was good sized and the beds extremely comfortable. Our room overlooked the pool and golf course. It was so quiet and relaxing. The bathroom was awsome. Large tub, seperate shower and a lot of nice fluffy towels. It was the perfect place to rest after a long day sight seeing. The hotel operates a downtown shuttle that leaves on time and runs until late evening. The breakfast was a full buffet with a huge variety of things to choose from. We had a wonderful stay at this hotel and would certainly stay here again. This hotel can be proud of the quality of their staff and the excellent customer service that they provide.
I've stayed here twice (July 2002 and July 2003) and have been very pleased both times. The hotel is adjacent to a golf course and is very quiet and tranquil--perfect for recovering from jet lag. Rooms are well-maintained, clean and the staff was helpful. Get a chalet style room with private patio overlooking the pool--this is especially nice in the summer. Restaurant served excellent food and hotel offers a free shuttle into the city. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again
I made an Internet reservation for a two-night stay at this hotel during the Christmas period. When we arrived at the hotel, everything was about fine although the room was somewhat small and the hotel was far away from the city center (about 20-30min by cab). At least, it was very close to the airport and its room rate was "theoretically" slightly less than the hotels in the city center. But we did not know that the room rate (about $140 per night) was only theoretical...Our huge disppointment happened when we were about to check out from the hotel. The hotel claimed that the total cost (of our two-night stay) shown on our reservation was in fact the room rate for one-night stay only. That means we had to pay the double of the original price to because it was a two-night stay (I wonder what would have happened if we had stayed one week...)! Their claim was absolutely ridiculous because even the rack rate of a five-star hotel in the center of Roma was less than the rate they claimed. But they were determined to double-charge us. We argued for about an hour (after missing a train to Florence) to eventually reach an agreement. We ended by paying 40% more compared to the rate that we initially booked thank to the "goodness" of the manager of the hotel who was "kind enough" to apply a discount of 30% on the rate that they wanted to (double-)charge us. Obviously, I will not go back to this hotel again!