Hotel La Giocca4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My boyfriend and I had a lovely stay at the hotel, the cold pool and big varied breakfast being our highlights. However, if you are planning on going into the city in the day then be prepared to set aside a budget for taxis alone!! From the airport we were charged a "fixed price" of €98 due to the hotel being "so far away"! We realised we should have used a taxi with a meter as on the way back to the airport it cost us €69 (still very expensive though)! Also, to get into the city it usually cost around €25-30, so getting there and back every day certainly added up. Additionally, there are NO restaurants open locally. The restaurant at the hotel wasn't even open so we had to make another trip into the city to eat dinner! The hotel bar serves food but it is from frozen, so not exactly the authentic Italian meal we had hoped for. Only a few staff spoke English so at times there was a language barrier. Our room was slightly dated but comfortable nonetheless, and we enjoyed the fully stocked minibar and nice bathroom!
La Giocca is a hotel or contrasts. Located adjacent to the busy dual carriageway with no amenities outside. I arrived on Sunday early evening and with no restaurant at the hotel or within walking distance had to take a taxi. For those that like a walk or a run, aside from the dual carriageway which limits the fresh air, the industrial zone provides some unpleasant smells. However make it to the cycle way and after passing under the dual carriageway and you'll be presented with open fields along the river. Perfect for a morning run. Equally take the lift down from the car park and experience the full size swimming pool and lounging area with grass, trees and a waterfall. Rooms are standard and surprisingly quiet. However ensure you are not facing the road.
Though rooms are nice, it's wild for me to have a 3-euro fee for WiFi in 2017 year. Also, breakfast was terrible : I know that Europeans love these " croissant and croissant " breakfasts, but juice was fake, coffee - yuk.
Good breakfast, decent restaurant attached for lunch and dinner. Staff friendly and helpful. Room nice for short to medium term stay. Only criticism was the size of the shower. Smallest I have ever seen. Ok for a few days but if I were staying longer I would want a bigger shower. I mean really small.
Rooms: the furnishing is okay but the size is extremely small, the same is true for the bathroom and shower, so if you intend to stay longer and spend time in your room, it is not a good choice. Wi-Fi: terrible - very slow, intermittent and the only two sites I managed to get working is Facebook and Google search. Breakfast: can compete with Wi-Fi for the worst-thing-in-this-hotel prize - shiny equipment like toaster etc. but very little of choice (even no yogurt offered, not a single fruit), stale bread rolls, diluted juice and plastic cups instead of normal glasses to top-up your morning luxury. All in all, an okay place for a one-night stay if you get $50-60 per night (or $40-50 per night without breakfast), but a no-go place otherwise.
the hotel was clean, room with balcony was very nice, staff helpfull, excellent restaurant with real italian food and rich winecard, and good breakfast, swimmingpool end garden really nice, well connected to centrum, highly reccomanded
Very modern and pleasant hotel, the only downside being the climate control doesn't seem to be adjustable and the light for indicating do not disturb has no visible way to be turned on. I even asked the hotel staff and they had no idea. Other than that - very nice!
the noise of the motorway is terrible, impossible to sleep. the internet is bad, they need to completly renew the system the staff can not speak english, in the bar and in the resturant no english spoke , reception hardly at all.
TRAVELER BEWARE! While traveling in western Europe last month, we spent a few days in Rome. While enjoying immensely the city itself, our hotel unfortunately left much to be desired. The structure itself is nice, well built and relatively comfortable, but we had several disappointing issues that significantly adversely affected our otherwise wonderful travels in Italy. First was the location, setting immediately adjacent to one of the larger freeways with excessively loud traffic noise, particularly if they place you on the freeway side, as they did us. Also the area is apparently known for being a pick-up place for local prostitutes, as our airport driver advised us upon arrival. Sure enough they were all over the place soliciting their trade right outside the driveway. In addition the room they assigned us to had an incredibly small square shower, measuring no more than 18" by 18". I am a home builder by trade, and I have never seen a shower this small in any home in the U.S. in my entire professional career. It was not until the last day of our stay that we realized that not all the rooms were outfitted with this impossible to use fixture, and that several of the other rooms had quite large, luxurious showers. Something to keep in mind should you, for some inexplicable reason, decide to book here. The worse situation we dealt with however was the air conditioning, or lack thereof. We finally figured out that they control the room temperature from the check -in desk, and despite the fact that following our numerous complaints that the room was very uncomfortably warm and that they even sent a service tech to mechanically fix the problem in our room (I know a lot about A/C systems and I could not see that he did anything purposefully at all to actually repair the equipment or remedy the situation) the room never was properly cooled to a comfortable temperature throughout our entire stay (except for one night when I think I shamed the desk girl to lowering it from her own remote control) . Then to add insult to injury, when we finally checked out a few days later, they refused to provide us with any level of credit for our multiple discomforts. We have traveled all around the world and this stay was one of our worst experiences ever...TRAVELER BEWARE!
After driving all day a welcome sight justvoff the motorway. Clean rooms with good facilities. A nice pool with garden. Annoyingly the restaurant was closed in August. If I'd known this before I wouldn't have booked.
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40% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 156 reviews