Regulars at this intimate Renaissance-built country house first come to stay because Rome Castle 7728 is an award-winning independent five-star Italian hotel.
They return time and time again because staying here is like enjoying one’s very own aristocratic residence.
A residence with heart-stopping views over the Tyrrhenian Sea, in splendid and secure parkland, boasting an excavated Roman villa within its foundations, all a mere 40-minute drive from the centre of Rome.
This is Europe's top destination for discerning travellers, business organizations and diplomats because it offers a winning combination of flawless hospitality, perfect privacy, and the elegant lifestyle that Italian aristocracy has perfected over half a millennium.
From the Master Suites to the Superior doubles, every bedroom is uniquely decorated and furnished with museum-class art and antiques.
The Master Suites, Senior Suites and Junior Suites have sea views or overlook the lovingly maintained gardens. The tower rooms have impressive vantage points and can also accommodate families.
Offering a totoal of 19 bedrooms in all for a maximum of 38 guests, there are 2 Master Suites, 2 Senior Suites, 2 Junior Suites, 2 Junior Suites Towers, 3 Superior Deluxe Mare, 3 Superior Deluxe , and 5 Standard Superior rooms.
The First Master, Getty Suite, is the largest suite in the hotel and was J.P. Getty’s private wing when he resided in the Villa. It boasts 16th and 17th century furniture, an oak-wood ceiling, King-size bed, and over 200 sq. foot white marble bathroom and a wall of windows overlooking the sea. The sitting room has a floor-to-ceiling maple-wood 17th century wardrobe writing desk with a complimentary laptop and Wi-Fi access.
The Second Master, Medici Suite, where it is said that Mr. Getty’s companion resided, offers a sitting room that has a hand-decorated fireplace and a bookcase displaying a rare collection of Meissen plates. The Spanish 17th century King-size bed and pink marble tub embraced by two marble stairways highlight the outstanding luxury which is the hallmark of the Villa.
The Castello Suite offers views of Odescalchi Castle and overlooks the sea,where fisherman can be spotted diving for squid during the summer months. There is a precious collection of 18th century prints illustrating Roman castles lining one wall; the hand-carved green marble tub and sink in the bathroom are truly unique examples of Italian 19th century craftsmanship.
The Red Suite has an enchanting view over the lush Italian Garden welcoming the guests at the front of the mansion. From the Red Suite windows, you have the feeling of dominating the entire property. The Red Suite derives its name from the main colour of the room furniture. It features two bathrooms: one is completely covered in mirrors and blatantly represents J. Paul Getty’s flair in home décor.
There are two Junior Suites on the first floor which can be reached by lift. Large windows overlook the manicured garden and the sea. Dimensions vary from 40 to 55 mq (430-600 sq.ft). And they are furnished with 17th century Italian antiques. Each bathroom has a large bathtub.
Both the north and south Junior Suite Towers have their own suites which cannot be reached by lift. The furnishings are contemporary and large enough to accommodate families (65 mq or 700 sq.ft). Each has one master bedroom and a living room with space for an extra bed. Views of the sea from mediaeval-style windows and wood-beamed ceilings add character and charm.
There are three Superior Deluxe Mare rooms on the first floor which can be reached by lift. All have views of the sea. Furnished in Renaissance style with antiques from J.P. Getty’s private collection, these rooms vary in dimensions between 27-38 mq (290-410 sq.ft.). The bathrooms have travertine, marble or ceramic tiled showers or bathtubs. They are exclusively for double use
There are three Superior Deluxe rooms and they can be located on the ground floor or on the first floor which can be reached by lift. All of them have views of the Italian gardens. Furnished in Renaissance style with antiques from J.P. Getty’s private collection, these rooms vary in dimensions between 27-38 mq (290-410 sq.ft.). The bathrooms have travertine, marble or ceramic tiled showers or bathtubs. They are exclusively for double use.
There are five Standard Suites, that are located on the second floor and cannot be reached by lift. They have either garden or sea views and are furnished in a contemporary style. They vary in size from 30-40 mq or 320-430 sq ft. Ceramic tiled bathrooms with showers or tubs. Two of these rooms can be adjoining creating a small apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms suitable for families or couples traveling together.
Soaking up the warm rays of the setting sun over the sea, a cocktail in hand, is all the activity some visitors desire. Swimmers can choose between the covered heated swimming pool with its divine views over the sea and the Odescalchi castle, or the private beach, where the Tyrrhenian Sea becomes your own private pool.
The extensive gardens offer many tranquil corners for exploration or a spot of quiet reading. You can also enjoy more vigorous pursuits, including tennis, horse-riding and golf. Guests are welcome to borrow a bicycle and take to the paths that run along the coast. They also can arrange boat and dinghy rides to nearby coastal spots, or guided tours of the many intriguing and beautiful Etruscan ruins in the vicinity.
The Beauty Centre offers a series of Ayurvedic massages and body treatments as well as facials, manicures and pedicures using entirely natural, chemical-free products. Depending on the treatment and weather conditions, massages can be enjoyed outdoors in the private gazebo, private beach or in the comfort of your suite.
The intimate nature of the hotel makes it ideal for guests who want to rent out the whole estate for personal celebrations and special events. With an international airport just half an hour away, and a helipad on the property, this castle is perfect for the ultimate, effortless wedding reception, family reunion, anniversary party or business event.
Blue-chip companies know all about the property's ability to focus minds for brainstorming sessions or high-level meetings, either in the 50-person conference room or more informally around the hotel's facilities. Being a 19-room establishment, it is the ideal size for a block booking. The castle is also much in demand for fashion shoots and product launches, provided that such events do not disrupt the serenity of the other guests. The Meeting room is located on the top floor and can seat up to 50 people in rows or 30 in a U-shape configuration 2 m x 2 m screen, flip-board and video projector included. All other audio-visual equipment available upon request.
This is a Fully Staffed and Service 5 Star Hotel Style Castle. Complete with every modern comfort, security system and amenity, this 17th century jewel is one of the most prestigious hotels in Italy.
Some amenities include: Air Condition, LCD TV, DVD player, satellite TV and pay per view, refrigerated private bar, Wi-Fi Internet access anywhere in the hotel. Room service. Buffet breakfast served in the dining room.
The Restaurant is air-conditioned indoor dining room or outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. Private dining locations available upon request.
There is a Museum in the basement with remains of a Roman villa dating back to the 2nd century were excavated below the hotel. The archaeological museum is open daily and guided tours are available upon request.
Services include: bicycles, use of indoor heated swimming pool with sea views, tennis court, Internet Wi-Fi and parking are complimentary for guests.
Other services upon request: private car service, baby sitter, tour guides, personal shopper and trainer. Horse-riding, golf and fitness centre nearby. Laundry Service: off-site, express service available upon request.
Location: Just 25 minutes from Rome’s International Leonardo Da Vinci airport and 20 minutes from one of Italy’s major cruise ship ports: Civitavecchia. The Rome Termini Train station is only 44 km away.