Hotel de "La Ville"
Several hotels have near-perfect locations along the waterfront street that runs between Civitavecchia's railroad station and the cruise port: the three-star Hotel Mediterraneo, the four-star Hotel San Georgio, and the four-star Hotel de "La Ville", which is the subject of this review.
Theis one football field's length from the railroad station. It's also handy to cruise ships: Just walk back to the train station and take an inexpensive shuttle to the port's shuttle-bus stop, where you can catch a free bus to your ship.
About the hotel
The Hotel de "La Ville" is a large 19th Century mansion that, if it were in Rome, might serve as an embassy or consulate. The spacious lobby is decorated with white-and-black marble, intricate plasterwork, flowers, and huge windows that bring in light from Civitavecchia's waterfront promenade. An elevator and a carpeted marble staircase lead to 37 guest rooms and 8 suites, many of which offer views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The hotel has an elegant dining room, "Filippo III Il Ristorante," and a candlelit "Taverna di Filippo" in the vaulted cellars of the hotel, which were built within the walls of ancient Roman baths. (The Taverna doubles as a breakfast room.)
Rates are reasonable for a four-star hotel: When I stayed at the hotel a few summers ago, I paid €100 for a large room with double bed facing the sea, with a buffet breakfast included in the price.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Another big plus: The English-speaking reception staff are helpful and kind.
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