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Aldrovandi Villa Borghese

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

There might be some renovated rooms, but we were unlucky to get the old ones. They are TERRIBLE. Never had a similar experience in a luxury hotel, especially while booking directly on the phone with them. I am shocked.

Very nice hotel in Rome. Rooms are a bit dated but nice. Staff is very friendly. Food at the restaurant in the hotel is fabulous. Pool area is nice and very private. I'd go back next time I'm in Rome.

We stayed here for 5 nights. We know Rome well and wanted a get away, stress free, good food and a pool. This was a good choice and I would return. I've outlined the pros, areas to improve and things to know before you book below. Overall, the hotel lives up to its 5* rating with excellent service delivery. The setting is wonderful and the property is well maintained. Not central so would recommend others for the typical tourist weekend away but if you want to laze in the sunshine this is a good choice. Almost a 5/5. Pros + lovely outdoor space, well maintained and great staff. See below for details on sun times + Michelin star restaurant on site + rooms are dated (this was our #1 concern) but they are not shabby or tired. Well maintained and in decent condition just not to my taste and due an upgrade. + great house keeping - quick and thorough. + staff were mostly excellent. Some stand out staff Viviana (think that is right?) who brought us tea and coffee in the garden each morning. Always service with a smile with a wonderfully presented tea and coffee. The concierge (Mario I think) was always welcoming and helpful. The chaps who ran the bus were great - even running a second shuttle one night for us chancers who wanted to head back early. The staff created a 5* service. + spa - no one goes here - amazing hot tub all to yourself + great and regular pool service - staff loop round periodically so getting a drink is no problem. They also offer water and bring out fresh fruit which is a nice touch. + we arrived early - spa facilities gave us nice space to change and freshen up + you can buy metro / tram tickets at the front desk - easy! + massive bath towels, slippers and robes + nice toiletries + well placed plug sockets and switches + adaptor provided - nice touch + relaxed and elegant - created the magic formula of being very elegant but relaxed. You could go to the outside restaurant in a pool cover up and march around in your shorts all day. + well maintained - gardener came every morning, whole pool area cleaned every day and through day. Areas to improve: • Room style in need of upgrade but all in good order • Housekeeping had nice touches like putting the mats out with slippers but did this just on one side of the bed (double occupancy?) • There was one person on front of house who took the shine off the 5* who we proactively avoided. If we asked for anything there was a huff and she would look us up and down like we were honeymooners who couldn't afford the venue. • there is only a Michelin star restaurant. So we lunched a couple of times and spent around €100 a visit (one course, couple of drinks). It's great but sometimes you just want some bar snacks • spa showers need some TLC • All the food and drink here is exceptional quality. We wanted to just eat, drink and enjoy - just close your eyes - house wine is €15 a glass as is a spritz. Great wine but you're in Italy. • rave - out of the hotels control but, on one evening, we opened our bedroom door and could hear a massive party. It's a residential area and someone was having a mega party. It quietened down about midnight but I sleep like a horse. I would have preferred if the front desk told us it was going on when we got off the bus and told us they were doing what they could to get the music turned off. That would have been better service wise but this event was not in their control at all Things to know - POOL : we stayed in September. The garden is walled with high trees. Beautiful but limits your sun time. Sun would be around 1100 - 1530. Bed on the right as you look from hotel to pool catch the most for longest. - it's a good 20 minute walk to town. A nice walk but if it's hot or dark you will want to avoid it. Shuttle bus is good. You need to book on it. We were sometimes able to jump on an early bus. There is a tram which takes about 40 mins to the colosseum - hotel staff won't recommend it, it's not super fast and it goes through the station area which is a bit grubby. But it's super easy and super cheap - there are some restaurants and cafes about 15-20 min away if you want to ditch the Michelin - garden : technically doesn't open for drinks until 10/11 but it's the nicest part of the hotel. We had coffee outside every morning - I think they should maximise this beautiful asset more than they do - which room? We picked a garden facing room having read reviews about the trams, car park etc. Garden facing room was very nice. We asked to be as high as possible. We were on the top floor (thank you!).

We visited Rome for 4 days in August. We knew it was going to be hot so paid extra for hotel with a pool. Was worth the investment. By 1-2pm each day and after 4 hours sightseeing it was fantastic to be able to relax by pool and cool down for the afternoon. The room was nice. Plenty of space and very nicely finished. Could have done with a kettle and tea bags! We didn't have breakfast (was €28 each). No breakfast options near hotel but picked up food wherever we visited that morning. Had lunch by pool and it was good. We shared club sandwich and it was plenty for two. Staff were great and really made us feel like we were staying at a classy Italian hotel. The only two downsides are the hotel is a bit out of the way. We used the shuttle 1-2 times a day to Spanish steps. Takes about 10 minutes each way. We would usually walk around from there and get taxi back. The other downside it there is nothing close to hotel. No shops, laundry or cafes. Would highly recommend this hotel in the summer but perhaps somewhere else in cooler months when pool not required.

Location is ideal for this beautiful neighborhood in Rome. Beautiful pool and garden area. Walking distance to park. Excellent staff, very friendly, kind. Awesome spa and steam bath too! Feel like a real Roman for a day!

If you are looking for a quiet oasis in Rome - this is for you. Outdoor pool with great bar and food available, older style property with charming staff and a great breakfast. Being a short walk through the neighbouring Borghese gardens to via del corso and attractions and shops, you felt part of a lovely village on the city perimeter. Staff all wonderful. Rooms good and bathrooms featuring great showers. Highly recommend.

Everything about this hotel is 5 star ,superb , expensive but worth every penny , staff amazing in every area a credit to the hotel food and drink can't be any better , pool and beds so relaxing a must to return to.....Thank you !

A very classical hotel with a pool. Although it can become crowded around the pool in the popular months. But it is high class and the good at the outdoor restaurant was very nice the shuttle to town was a little less available than needed. The room and suite very nice. Think maybe an update would be good

I just enjoyed a wonderful week at Aldrovandi Villa with my mother. We highly recommend this hotel. The service was excellent. We were worried about the noise level and emailed several times before arriving and always had prompt and polite responses. Once we arrived, the staff were very helpful from the front-desk clerk to the waiter at breakfast to the cleaners. We absolutely loved the pool and spent several hours each day relaxing there after busy sight-seeing mornings and before going out in the evening for dinner. As others have noted, the only slight negative is that it is not super convenient to go into the city center. However, we were aware of this beforehand and had budgeted for taxis (10-15 euros each way - we also used the tram occasionally) and so this was fine. Our room ended up being very quiet and spacious and we would certainly stay in this hotel again.

This was one of the most special hotels I've ever stayed in. It is slightly out of the main centre of Rome, in an area with lots of embassies. So, there are no shops around the corner but it's only a short tram or taxi ride into the centre. The huge advantage of not being in the centre is the space. Space for a pool, a sun terrace and bar, and fabulous outdoor restaurant (in addition to the Michelin starred indoor one). The staff are wonderful, attentive and friendly, caring and professional. When my wife's bag was stolen from a restaurant we had dinner at, when we returned to the hotel the concierge (Enzo) was soon to finish his shift (at 11.30pm). He volunteered to go with us to the police station and translate & help us. It took two hours. He was brilliant. This is an example of the type of staff the hotel employs. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The reception staff are equally terrific. Breakfasts are varied and plentiful, and don't finish too early. 11.30am on weekends is so civilised. After a hot day's sightseeing, to come back to this oasis of tranquility is so special. Yes, it is scope naive, but wow, it's worth it. I would love to come back and stay here again. I hope I can.

Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 15 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to National Gallery of Modern Art and Bioparco di Roma
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Parioli, Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as National Gallery of Modern Art and Bioparco di Roma. This 103-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a 24-hour health club. It's in central Rome and also close to St. Peter's Basilica and Villa Borghese.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Assaje , which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Aldrovandi Villa Borghese's 103 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other amenities include hair dryers, phones, and desks.

Property features

Guests staying at Aldrovandi Villa Borghese enjoy access to a full-service spa, a 24-hour health club, and a spa tub. There's free valet parking, as well as an airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms.

Room options

Double Room, Pool View (Prestige)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room (Internal or External View)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Suite with Internal View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite with External View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1376 reviews