My name is Lesya. I stayed at the Villa with my friend. We loved the house and design. We had a lovely studio with a terrace on the roof. We loved a very fiendly and helpful staff and nice atmosphere.
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included
We visit Italy frequently and this was our fourth time to visit the Villa Bottacin. It's one of our favorite boutique hotels in Europe. The beautifully landscaped grounds, outdoor sitting areas on the the terrace and swimming pool make it a wonderful oasis to return to following a long day of sightseeing, dining and Spritz drinking in Trieste. Some of our favorite things to do are enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace, lounging under the shade trees by the pool and enjoying an espresso in the kitchenette in our studio room. What takes Villa Bottacin to another level is its fantastic staff of Loredonna, Sylvia and Rumel, who are wonderful, accommodating people who make you feel welcome and quickly tend to your every need. Can't wait to return to the Bottacin next year!
Whilst the Villa might have nice big rooms, we never got to see them. You can see on a front photo of the villa a small squat 1-story outhouse attached to the right hand side of the building (as you look at the front) This is room A6 and this is the room we got, which was not at all like the images shown of the other rooms on the internet. We complained and the woman that showed us the room said she would go and find out. She never came back. I eventually went to find her and she said the hotel was full and we could not change. No apology. It is a poor room for the price, no balcony, small windows, dark and right next to the access gate which you can hear easily from the bed.
In addition the access road is small and steep and only just the width of one vehicle. You would not want to meet someone coming the other way.
Lovely secluded hotel, with arty decor, in pleasant grounds with a small swimming pool. Breakfast was on the terrazza, but was pretty much standard in quality. Access by car was slightly awkward through a locked gate at the top of a narrow, steep road, but parking was not a problem once inside.
The staff were very helpful, directing us to a wonderful local pizzeria through an adjoining park. Really quite idyllic, with local residents out with their families for a Saturday night meal.
It looks as we would sleep in a castle but finally get a room with low windows and low ceiling and bathroom without a window. The so called park is a beautiful garden with a small swimming pool.
Access road 1.8 meters wide, steeply upward. Suppose you meet an oncoming vehicle: I did. Just stay away from here . Even the people working here are not arriving by car. Electric fire kitchen does not work: after 48 minutes no boiling water for tea . Bathroom without window. No drying rack for towels. No way to get the bedroom dark.
My wife and I are frequent visitors to Trieste. This is our third year in a row to stay at the Villa Bottacin. We enjoy it so much that we've ended up staying more days each time we visit. This year we spent 10 days at this small, boutique hotel. We love the beautifully landscaped garden, swimming pool, large terrace for breakfast and the quiet setting in a hill above Trieste. The rooms and studio apartments (with kitchenettes) are very clean. The bathrooms are smallish much like just about every other hotel in Europe. Enhancing our stay immensely on every visit is the exceptional service by two friendly ladies who manage the hotel, Loredonna and Sylvia. While the surrounding neighborhood doesn't have many restaurants, a lifesaver is a huge PAM supermarket located in a mall on Via Guilia just down the hill only about a 3-minute walk. You can also easily catch buses to the city center at that location and the Villa Bottacin is just a 15-minute walk to Viale Vente Settembre, a shady pedestrian-only area packed with restaurants, cafes and gelato shops. We love this hotel and, no doubt, we'll return next year and stay even longer than 10 days.