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Aldrovandi Villa Borghese

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I think this hotel is a fantastic choice - especially if you want to combine a quiet retreat with the magnificent city of Rome on your doorstep. Stayed in deluxe rooms (#256 and 258) which were very spacious and well appointed. Only downsides were that the air conditioning was not on (didn’t need it but it didn’t seem to work) and there was no view to speak of - although it was quiet. The pool area is great, you just need to do a bit of planning if you want to sit in the sun because it is quite shaded (well, it was in April). Only had breakfast once but it was outstanding (about £25 pp) with a terrific selection. Staff were excellent, really helpful and happy to book restaurants and make recommendations. Great bar with expensive but perfectly made cocktails. There is a tram stop virtually right outside on the main road and you can go to Vatican City from there in about 20 mins (#19 Tram). Takes about 15 minutes to walk to Piazza da Popolo via the Art gallery and part of the park. The price of the accommodation seems to vary quite a lot. I initially booked one price with free cancellation (not direct with the hotel) but I noticed the price was lower elsewhere about 2 months before we were due to travel so I cancelled and rebooked with another agency and saved a considerable sum. All in all, highly recommended. After a hard day sightseeing it was an absolute pleasure to come back to this hotel and relax for a bit before the next adventure!

We stayed here initially for six nights but extended twice due to the outstanding service we received from each and every member of staff we had dealings with. Nothing is too much trouble for them and always with a smile. The accommodation is excellent and Teresa our housekeeper kept our room spotless throughout our stay. The location was perfect for us with the enormous park nearby and the regular shuttle to town takes all of ten minutes to get you there. The Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain are within comfortable walking distance through the park. We can recommend this as a place to stay without hesitation and would definitely return. Jo & Murray. Australia

What a shame. :-( Beautiful hotel lacking energy and soul. A few unhappy staff members completely undermined the efforts of the diligent, happier ones... Lack of duvet covers on beds was shocking especially since the naked duvets had brown mold clusters on the inside. And no food service outside rendered the point of our visit (the terraces and gardens) futile as we were unable to dine or breakfast outside. Random but strict shuttle rules also made that complementary service a pain to use. I am going to assume that in sum, my expectations were too varied or high...nevertheless...i will unfortunately not be returning.

Here just now & had breakfast It was excellent great service all staff Fantastic. Weather has been great. In shorts today. Room 520 it’s just beautiful Plenty space & comfy bed. Maid service also excellent. Having a fabulous chilled rest.

This was my first trip to Rome and husband had booked this 5 star hotel with spa as a special treat we paid extra for superior room and to be fair the room is lovely standard what i would expect from 5 star It has fruit bowl,paper on request and the usual toiletries slippers ( overly priced mini bar 6€ for watet) etc as expected, sadly there is no tea and coffee facilities I expect these as standard but you can clean your shoes, our room is at the front of the hotel overlooked the tram and busy road , this is very noisy and the rooms get very hot ours was 30 sadly there is no aircon on winter or spring and we were advised to open the window to allow cold breeze but despite leaving it open most of the night the room was 26 and you need ear plugs ( which lucky I had) The biggest bug for us was the spa shutting for the majority of our stay no one advised us of this and when we pointed this out we were advised they would get back to us we only found out when we went to use it, had we known this we wouldn't of stayed here. The other facilities are good the majority off the staff are helpful and friendly and breakfast is lovely and plenty to choose from, just a shame about the rest Maybe they should offer fans or ear plugs for these reasons I feel a 3 was justified they don't go that extra mile I would expect for 5 stars and areas are lacking

Upon entering Aldrovandi, I immediately understood why it is part of the Leading Hotels of the world family! The GOOD: It is situated a less than 10 minute FREE shuttle ride away and oozes luxury! The linens were super clean, crisp and just luxurious!!! Italian marble floors and beautiful wood furniture adorned the room and was just a classic gem. I was there for a conference for only 4 days, but treated like royalty the entire time during my short stay. There was Always a huge smile waiting for me at the front desk staff. The icing on the cake was before I departed, I was given a free annual membership (normally worth $150) to join the leading hotels membership club! I took some amazing pics of the property which is situated to some pretty incredible homes/villas! Room service was expensive but the food was good. I couldn't find anything to say wasn't so good..I would definitely return again in the future :-)!

We stayed here as part of a trip to Italy to celebrate my wife’s birthday, the first night we had a room overlooking the front of the hotel and found it a bit noisy with the trams running past, after speaking to reception they moved us to a different room overlooking the gardens and the pool, although the room was slightly dated it was huge and really comfortable. Throughout the stay we found the staff incredibly helpful and friendly and couldn’t do enough to help. An added bonus was another guest who was a member of a European royal family , added a bit of unexpected glamour to the stay.. Would definitely recommend.

Lovely hotel, beautifully furnished across the road from the Villa Borghese Park. Excellent location. Really good courtesy bus system from the hotel to the Spanish Steps area and return at defined times. Recommend booking in advance for parties of 4 or more. Rooms are very clean and spacious, fresh towels every day, excellent maid service.Robes and slippers. Did not book for breakfast but used their breakfast facilities every morning of our 3 night stay. Not cheap at 28 euros per head but great buffet selection and freshly prepared a la carte. Rita and colleagues are friendly and attentive. Reception staff are professional, friendly and cannot do enough for you. Must make special mention of concierge Enzo. Delightful young man who assisted in many of our arrangements and personally went to the Villa Borghese to obtain timed entry tickets for their Bellini exhibition. Outstanding service. All staff were excellent. Bar drinks somewhat expensive, average 58 euros for a round of 4 drinks. No grumble really as this is a super hotel.

Nice hotel, staff professional and helpful. Nice building in a nice area, you can walk few minutes to piazza del Popolo trough the park. Good breakfast, good the bar at the lobby. Better to chose the rooms facing to the swimming pool.

The room was very clean and newly refurbished, the bed was excellent and very comfortable to sleep in. We have been provided six different kind of fresh fruits everyday during our four days stay. The staff was friendly and professional. The shuttle service to the city centre was quite convenient. The wifi service was very good in the hotel. The entrance and hall were beautiful and elegant. The garden with a nice pool was great and relaxing. One downside was the noise from the road when we open the window and there's no cool air con during the winter time. Overall, it's a beautiful hotel and we have enjoyed our stay there.

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 Spanish Steps.


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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1423 reviews