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Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
Ranked #53 of 1,256 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Winnipeg, Canada
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84 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This hotel is full of history with a beautiful lobby and gardens. Very clean. Could use some upgrades in the rooms and some modernization. Great city hotel, with a wonderful secluded pool. Food was fantastic and transportation is near.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

My wife and I stayed at Aldrovandi 4 nights (July 27th -July 30th 2014). It was my first time. I've already stayed in excellent hotel around the world. Aldrovandi was the best experience in terms of location, room, service, food and low profile guests. On the contrary of the other hotels I saw in Rome it's a family hotel. The only thing they may look into is the wifi which is the may improve.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Everything is superb. The hall, the gardens, the pool. A true feeling of Roman vacations while on a business trip. The staff is very kind and willing to help.
The rooms, however are not up to the same standard, and that is where the problems start. I had to get somebody to reconnect the television, the old-fashioned phone had problems, and I never managed to have a correct wi-fi connection. First, I had no conection. After concierge kindly helped and called, I had a weak and slow signal.
The Aldrovandi is perfectly located right by the Villa Borghese.
If it wants to attract business clients, it needs to look at what today's equipment standards are.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

The service is Good and tries to make your stay enjoyable. The pool is Good for a city hotel.

The rooms are fine. Somewhat outdated but nothing to really bother you.

The Reception is friendly and sprake Good English.

All in all It's probably One of the best hotels in town.

Stayed August 2014
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

When arriving , you become totally happy in a second. Beautiful lobby and a very serene, nice scent.
Staff is very friendly ,And the guests at this hotel are incredibly relaxed.
Breakfast is superb, lunch amazing.
Nice room, very comfy bed and pillows.
The shuttle is a very nice extra, and runs on time, just book in advance. Takes 7 min to go to the Spanish steps.
Pool feels like you are in a private garden. The spa was great, had it all to myself, just go there, even the changing room is amazing.
For my son and me it was a wonderful stay, luxury in a very friendly way !!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Uppsala, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

...but the rooms could be better. Hard beds and not very nice sheets. Very good service at the hotel.
Nice pool outside, the bar is quite nice too. Wifi a bit slow.
The hotel provides a free shuttle that transports you to the Spanish steps, but remember to book first.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We are currently staying here, and while I never review things, I felt the need to post a review of this hotel asap.

We’ve stayed in 5 star (and higher) hotels all over the world. This is a nice place and most of the staff is nice enough, but it seems they gouge you everywhere they can. I’ve never felt so overcharged and taken advantage of as I have here. It’s not located very close to restaurants, cafes or anything else, so unless you are gone for the whole day, you don’t have much choice but to pay the exorbitant prices. And the service or quality of the food and drinks do not come close to trying to justify the costs.

We went to the pool and it took 10 min for someone to come take our order, not a huge deal, but then it took 25 min for our 4 basic drinks to arrive - with a $75 bill!! And 2 of them were virgin drinks! I was shocked.

We then go back to the room to order room service for dinner and find that they charge 10 euros per person just to deliver to the room! I’ve never seen such a ridiculous charge in all my travels. An 18% service fee would have been cheaper!

We had also paid for the breakfast buffet as part of our stay, and one morning my husband wasn’t feeling well, so I asked the staff if I could bring him something back. They said sure no problem, we’ll bring it to you in the room. And they sure did, 1 omelette, a coffee and an orange juice, with a 35 euro bill! Had I known that I certainly wouldn’t have asked for it.

At a 5 star hotel I expect the prices to be high, but this has been ridiculous.

If you will only be here to sleep, fine, it’s a nice quiet place with comfortable rooms, but for anything beyond that you may be quite disappointed.

Room Tip: Our rooms overlooking the pool/garden were quiet, I think quieter than on the other side which is ov...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
Address: Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 15, 00197 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Rome
#15 Business Hotel in Rome
#35 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#44 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#72 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Aldrovandi Villa Borghese 5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched above the Eternal City in Rome's exclusive, residential Pinciano neighborhood, Aldrovandi Villa Borgheseis a palatial retreat that feels a world apart from the crowded piazzas of the Italian capital, although within walking distance of many highlights of the Eternal City. Overlooking the gorgeous greenery of Rome's Borghese Gardens, Aldrovandi Villa Borghese takes center stage in the Eternal City's poshest neighborhood. A former convent, this grand 19th-century ivory villa is dressed in marble and dripping in chandeliers. With its new SPA by LA MER and state-of-the-art fitness suite featuring the latest equipment, the two-Michelin-star restaurant Oliver Glowig, secluded garden with outdoor pool and palm tree-lined terrace, and a private shuttle to whisk guests straight to the Spanish Steps, this urban retreat offers all the perfect luxurious amenities. ... more   less 
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