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Best Western Premier Villa Fabiano Palace Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Spent three nights at this hotel as we were in the area for a friend's wedding. Location: the hotel is a bit in the middle of nowhere, near the motorway so probably a good choice for stop over. We could however hear the busy roads from our balcony and even a bit with the windows closed. Staff: definitely the highlight here, the staff is friendly and courteous. Special mention (and thank you!!) to the lovely Canadian lady who checked us in and kindly arranged a taxi for us to come back from the wedding. Generally speaking the service at the hotel, from the reception staff to the restaurant and spa was just faultless. Bedroom/bathroom : the bedroom isn't massive, but it's nicely furnished. We went executive and had a nice balcony, we a little table and two chairs, that was nice. The A/C worked well, the bathroom only has the basics in terms of toiletries but that's enough. Shower was good too. The door of the bedroom was a bit flimsy and you could definitely hear people talking in the corridor as if they were inside, not great sound proofing. The executive room came with "free mini bar"... The mini bar wasn't replenished on day two which was underwhelming, but then we didn't complain... And it also features NO alcohol whatsoever... This felt a bit scammy as on the guide inside the room they explain the prices of mini bar items.... Including beer and prosecco. I can only assume they remove those when the mini bar is included... And that makes me question the value for money of the mini bar option. Spa : the room featured a free spa access, here very friendly staff, the spa has warm beds, sauna, hammam, funky showers with midst and massage nozzlea and if course a fairly big swimming pool. Nice. Food: we had dinner at the Quasimodo restaurant and also one breakfast. The breakfast is really good indeed, very nice spread of continental options, but of really good quality too. For 2 extra euros it's well worth it. All the cakes seemed homemade and tasted great. Dinner was equally great, outstanding waiting staff, again, and great ans innovative food. We would have eaten dinner here again happily if we had the occasion to do so. Big thumbs up for the food. Parking : there's loads of parking on site and it's secure. Overall only 4 stars because I'm not sure about the value for money. I've paid less for better rooms elsewhere, so I just think it's not quite justified at this stage. For example, we had to specifically ask for a kettle in the room... And the coffee wasn't replenished the following day. The TV didn't have any USB holes. The mini bar was meh, despite being an "upgrade". Not sound proofed enough etc.

This is the fourth time we have stayed at this hotel in Rende, conveniently located a few minutes drive from the Autostrada A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria on our way to Sicily. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms modern and there is plenty of hot water. Dinner in the restaurant is good with fresh ingredients and a varied menu including options for vegetarians. Breakfast is first class. We will return.

Very nice, comfortable hotel with an excellent buffet breakfast and expresso bar. We stayed two times, going and returning from Sicily. Our room was beautifully furnished with a tiled bathroom. Free, safe parking. About a mile away, at the highway intersection, is a street with many restaurants and other businesses. The staff was very pleasant and the hotel was an excellent value.

Picked this as a stopping spot between Sicily & Fiumicino airport. Was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the hotel. Great rooms (best I've found in Calabria), courteous & informed staff, exercise room & indoor heated pool. We found all staff speak many languages & made us feel at home. In summation, it's a bargain.

Nice and clean and the restaurant that was very good (which incidentally was reccommended by the president of the Calabria Olive growers association. Staff friendly and eager to please. All spoke english as well.

We were traveling from a stay in Sicily when my husband, who was ill, felt that he needed to rest for the night before continuing our journey. We felt so very fortunate that a room was available at this lovely 4 star hotel. Soon, we were being welcomed in by the desk manager while the bellman brought in our luggage. Our room was large, bright and beautifully appointed, and was well supplied with linens and complimentary terrycloth robes and slippers. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant, which was very relaxing. We both had steaks prepared to our satisfaction, and large salads with very fresh ingredients. We returned to the restaurant in the morning for breakfast, and were delighted with the huge assortment available. There were assorted pastries and breakfast cakes, plenty of fresh fruit and juices, cereals, and an omelet station, all included in the reasonable room rate. We left feeling refreshed and satisfied, and pleased that we'd found such a lovely place!

I recommend this modern and comfortable hotel as a well placed stop- over driving from North of Rome to Sicily. It is a six minute drive from the motorway, has all mod cons plus a restaurant that is more than adequate. The bedrooms and bathrooms are well appointed, and the windows double glazed.

Stayed at this place for 3 nights. Stay was comfortable. Helpful front desk staff. Housekeeping should be trained to knock on door before entering. They barged in twice without knocking on the door. The music control in the bathroom freaks me out. I accidentally turned on the music couple of times in the night when using the bathroom. Why music in bathroom ? The place is in an isolated location. Got to use a taxi all the time and it all adds up. The restaurant is fabulous though and makes up for all the drawbacks. The food is amazing and we had dinner 3 nights here. Outstanding food and service.

Nice place, but the breakfast isnt english. Good pastry, but I prefer my abitude. My Housband is vegan and for him there were problems. Anyway is a very nice place even if the view is bad. There is also a spa

We stayed at the Premier Villa Fabiano Palace Hotel for 1 night in August prior to travelling to Sicily. Our suite was very clean, spacious and comfortable. The restaurant served delicious food and we had the perfect breakfast - the best we had in Italy. Rende is not a holiday destination but this hotel is great for a stopover.

Via Cristoforo Colombo, Ss 19 Rende CS

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from University of Calabria, Best Western Premier Villa Fabiano Palace Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Azienda Ospedaliera dell'Annunziata. This 4-star hotel has 68 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. Lake Arvo is also within a 15-minute drive of this Rende hotel.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All of Best Western Premier Villa Fabiano Palace Hotel's 68 soundproofed rooms provide furnished balconies, sofa beds, and minibars. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are also available.


Property features

At Best Western Premier Villa Fabiano Palace Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Exclusive Room, 1 King Bed, Pool Access

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Pool Access

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 553 reviews