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- Best Overall: Hotel San Giorgio – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Occupies a grand historic house dating back hundreds of years."
- Best for Convenience: Hotel Borgo del Mare – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Enjoy access to a complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and cruise line terminals."
- Best Pools: Mercure Civitavecchia Sunbay Park Hotel – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Has three pool areas, including a large oceanside lap pool set in a courtyard with plenty of sun loungers."
- Best Beachfront: Hotel Pino Al Mare – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Located on the coastal town of Santa Severa, which has long stretches of sandy beach."
- Best for Luxury: Hotel de la Ville – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Set in a 19th-century mansion colored with a soft rose-pink hue."
- Best for Countryside: Tenuta dell'Argento – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Guests can get a taste of country life by joining the workers in farm tasks such as haymaking and livestock herding."
- Best for Pets: Alibrandi Palace Guest House – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Best of all, pets are welcomed without any extra charges."
- Best B&B: B&B Civitavecchia HomEataly – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Provides a comfortable atmosphere, with the owner Marco going out of his way to look after his guests."
Best Overall: Hotel San Giorgio
Located directly on the waterfront between the cruise port and train station, the Hotel San Giorgio occupies a grand historic house dating back hundreds of years. Accommodations range from single rooms to family suites, all with a bathroom, a work desk and mini bar. The Picadilly Restaurant, set on scenic terraces under a cast-iron gazebo, has Italian and Western dishes featuring fresh-caught seafood and artisanal produce like cheeses and cured meats. These can also be paired with regional wines during the tasting sessions in the cellar. The American bar has an extensive spirit selection, craft beers and herbal teas, along with a rooftop terrace overlooking the waterfront.
WiFi connection is available throughout the hotel, and there are laundry and shuttle services. A spacious meeting area, with a capacity of up to 150 people, can be hired for events and seminars and comes with audio-visual technologies such as microphones and a video projector.
Best for Convenience: Hotel Borgo del Mare
Conveniently situated halfway between the train station and the commercial harbor, guests at the Hotel Borgo del Mare enjoy access to a complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the cruise line terminals. What's more, there's a competitively priced shuttle service to the airport. The friendly, multilingual staff offer a range of services to assist guests, with 24-hour reception, wake-up calls and room service at all hours.
The hotel's simply furnished rooms reflect its coastal location with a beachy color scheme of sandy gold and marine blue, and soundproof windows provide an uninterrupted night’s sleep. Room amenities include a large screen TV, a mini bar and a private bathroom with shower. Rooms also come with a buffet-style continental breakfast, which guests can eat in the dining hall or at the shaded courtyard terrace. In the evenings, the restaurant serves traditionally-baked pizzas and Italian ice creams and has a small but select bar service.
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Best Pools: Mercure Civitavecchia Sunbay Park Hotel
Stretching along the shorefront of a private sheltered harbor, the Mercure Civitavecchia Sunbay Park Hotel is a modern 4-star hotel in a quiet, tree-lined part of the city between the train station and the harbor. The property has three pool areas, including a large, oceanside lap pool set in a courtyard with plenty of sun loungers. There's also a small, circular children’s pool with a mushroom-shaped splash fountain and a smaller lap pool surrounded by green lawns and palm trees.
Guest rooms on the bay side have sweeping ocean views, with some rooms equipped with small furnished balconies to better enjoy the scenery. Several restaurants include the Mediterranean dishes of Ristorante Il Melograno, upscale small plate dining on the scenic terraces of Le Terrazze and casual dining at the Pizzeria del Mare. In addition, the Il Melograno bar serves handcrafted cocktails along with spirits, wines and beers.
Best Beachfront: Hotel Pino Al Mare
Just a 20-minute drive from Civitavecchia train station, the coastal town of Santa Severa has long stretches of sandy beach, which attracts visitors from Rome and elsewhere. In the northern part, there are several calm lagoons protected by rocky breakwaters, and directly in front of one of these is the Hotel Pino Al Mare. Deck chairs and shade umbrellas line the golden sands, and cabanas, beach volleyball and showers are also available.
The hotel has bright, modern rooms and an on-site restaurant that serves a changing menu of seafood caught that morning by local fishing boats. Guests can take their meals in the dining room (a stylish, marine-themed room with ocean views), on the shaded beachside terrace, or in a corner of a magnificent garden filled with green lawns, palm trees and flowerbeds with brightly colored blooms.
Best for Luxury: Hotel de la Ville
With classic decor and attentive service creating a sense of old-fashioned dignity and grace, the Hotel de la Ville takes guests back to the glory days of European hospitality. The hotel is set in a 19th-century mansion colored with a soft rose-pink hue. Inside, the lobby and spiral staircase are lined with polished Italian marble, and guest rooms have simple but elegant decor, with floral frescos above the beds adding warmth. The Azalea suite is particularly decadent, with a four-poster bed, marble floors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows leading to a small balcony. Private bathrooms also come with a shower/tub combo and marble-topped vanity counters. The `Filippo III restaurant serves classic Italian dishes and regional wines in the ancient cellar, where weathered brick walls, laid down in Roman times, are lit with soft lanterns for a uniquely romantic atmosphere.
Best for Countryside: Tenuta dell'Argento
A 10-minute drive from the center of Civitavecchia, Tenuta dell'Argento is a working ranch property where herds of long-horned cattle are tended by families that have lived and worked on the land for generations. Perched on a hillside with views toward the Mediterranean, the farmhouse has quaint rooms with furnishings made from local chestnut timber and modern appliances, including an LCD television.
On the property, guests can get a taste of country life by joining the workers in farm tasks such as haymaking, livestock herding and inspecting the estate from horseback. Other outdoor activities include trekking and mountain biking, or just lounging around the infinity pool in the gardens. History buffs will also appreciate the Terme Taurine, a former ancient thermal bath complex turned outdoor museum within walking distance of the property. In the evenings, a scenic restaurant serves local cuisine with ingredients produced on the estate.
Best for Pets: Alibrandi Palace Guest House
Located in the center of Civitavecchia, overlooking the National Archaeological Museum and the Traiano Theater and surrounded by churches, cafes and restaurants, the Alibrandi Palace puts guests in the social and commercial heart of the city. Housed in an elegant building dating back to the 18th century, the guest house contains many antique pieces and furnishings, from marble fireplaces and hardwood cabinets to carved busts, embroidered drapes and ornate lighting fixtures.
Guest rooms, from doubles to family suites, maintain the historic character while supplying modern amenities such as flat screen TVs and private bathrooms with glass-fronted showers. Despite the opulent furnishings, the hotel has a relaxed vibe. There are also flexible check-in times, a helpful tour desk to arrange excursions, shuttle services and a communal guest lounge. Best of all, pets are welcomed without any extra charges. Although there isn't an on-site restaurant, drinks and snacks are provided in vending machines and there is no shortage of local eateries in the streets surrounding the hotel.
Best B&B: B&B Civitavecchia HomEataly
Situated one block back from the ferry terminal in the Civitavecchia town center, B&B Civitavecchia HomEataly provides a comfortable atmosphere, with the owner Marco going out of his way to look after his guests. The double, triple and family guest rooms are clean and bright, with highly polished wooden floors, private bathrooms and violet and turquoise-painted walls. Some rooms also have color-changing chromotherapy salt lamps.
A breakfast buffet has a good range of continental options such as toast and spreads, fresh fruit and baked goods, as well as coffee, teas and juices. There is a shared kitchen and dining area for guests to prepare their own meals and a communal lounge area with a TV. The property is well suited for travellers, with a 24-hour front desk service, airport shuttles, laundry services and a currency exchange. There is also free parking on-site and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.
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