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Hotel Borromeo

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We traveled with a tour group so we had 4 people staying per room. The room was so small there was no where to put our suitcases. Our AC did not work, and when we had them come fix it, it was very minimal and basically did not make a difference. Since the AC didn't work, we had to sleep with the windows open and it was EXTREMELY loud. Sirens, honking, and mopeds all night long. Wifi was slow but it worked. They only gave us 1 room key for 4 girls, which was a hassle because we split up a lot. They ended ip giving us another one, but were hesitant to do so. Pros: the hotel was very easy to find as it was a straight 5 minute walk from the train station, the bathroom was huge, room was clean, location was about 10 minutes to Colosseum.

The location is the best part of this hotel. It generally needs a facelift - the room needed painting, mold/mildew on the bathroom ceiling, stained upholstery. The air conditioning never quite chilled the room. Staff was helpful and gave excellent service. The location is superb, walk to Termini Station, the Metro, bus and Urbana St. for good restaurants and shopping. Breakfast was substantial, however the eating area could use a good cleaning. Soiled tablecloths every morning and dirty silverware. More care could be given to keeping the area clean.

We stayed at the Borromeo in May 2017 for 9 nights. This is a very clean hotel and the front desk was very helpful, especially GiGi and Albert, and the attendant Julio was eager to help also. The hotel is in an ideal location, close to Termini, Colosseum, Metro and Forum. This was our second stay there and would go back again.

Great location on Via Cavour, with many restaurants and a few bars close by. About 10 mins. uphill walk to Terrmini station and not much more downhill and to the left for Colosseum. Rooms do vary in size, with those facing the road larger than others. Beds frim and comfortable, usual hotel amenities available (safe, minibar etc.). Small bar, (although not really manned) in lobby and they had no issue with our party brining in wine and beers to drink there. Breakfast room is on top floor and moderate sized, best to make sure you are there not much later than 8:30 to get seat, otherwise you'll have to wait. Breakfast selection if fair, typical continental fayre with bread, pastries and a hot option of eggs and bacon. They also have a pancake and omelette machine, which is an experience in itself. Rooms serviced daily. Overall a clean comfortable hotel, in a good location and at a reasonable price - well worth putting on your list of possibles if researching somewhere to stay in Rome

Perfectly located 15 mins walk from Termini train station and close to great restaurants for the evening. Great bar to have a glass of Prosecco before dinner. Very helpful staff and nicely decorated rooms.

We initially chose this hotel due to a lack of alternatives for our family of 5, however, I was not disappointed and would recommend to anyone. The room we had was ample in size for our family and although the beds are hard, that's how we like them :-) Our teenage son slept on the sofa bed which I think was quite uncomfortable but would be the same anywhere, I think. What we loved most was the information given by the receptionist on arrival. They pointed out all the places to see and how best to get there, where best to eat and how to use all the public transport which we did, successfully? We found the breakfast to be fine, the kids loved the pancake making machine. Overall, a very good stay over 4 nights.

We arrived at the Hotel Borromeo at 9pm on a Thur evening. I had chosen the Hotel as it was a budget hotel but of a reasonable standard, and in a good location for all the central sights. When I arrived with my son, we were told there was a 'technical hitch' with our room, but they wouldn't really say what, and that they had arranged for us to stay at an alternative hotel. The alternate hotel was a lower standard (I checked online) and was at least half an hours walk further north, not close to the area we wanted at all. After expressing my displeasure and insisting they pay for any necessary travel, and that it only be for one night, they recanted and found us a room, apparently allocated from someone else. I firmly believe they had booked us a room on a budget price, then were trying to pass us off to a cheaper hotel, then they could resell our room at a higher price. I do not believe there was an issue with our room. Apart from that, our room was small, clean, in need of a bit of renovation but ok for the price we paid. The beds are very hard, be warned. There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the room, but they will make you a coffee down at the bar. Don't bother asking for an alcoholic drink at the bar as the concierge actively discouraged me from the beer, and the wine they had had been left open for quite some time. Go elsewhere for a drink. Breakfast was basic but adequate. The dining room is reasonably small so if it's busy it can get a bit manic. Overall, it is a budget hotel and I appreciate I got what I paid for, and the location is great, but my experience on arrival has lowered my rating of this hotel significantly.

We had interconnecting double/ triple rooms here and the largest shower room we have seen in an Italian hotel! Whilst the curtains etc were a bit tired, the beds were very comfortable, the hotel was spotlessly clean and the staff were pleasant and helpful. We were able to check in earlier than expected and leave our suitcases at the hotel after check out (which was the very reasonable 12 noon) In general, the breakfast was plentiful and there was a good variety of things although again the furnishings were a bit dated. Our children particularly loved the make your own pancake machine. The only slight downside was that the breakfast room was very crowded sometimes (one morning, the family that arrived after us had to split up on to two different tables at opposite ends of the room) and that the fruit juice was very very watered down and almost tasteless. The location was excellent within easy walking distance of the main station and most of the famous sites and we would happily stay here again.

Me and my sister stayed here for 3 nights at the end of January and I can't recommend highly enough! We arrived 1 hour early to check in so they offered to look after our bags whilst we went to get lunch (in an area they suggested - very helpful). They also gave us a map and highlighted the areas of interest (even though we had done plenty of planning there were still some places like the viewing point that we were not aware of) and also suggested going to a piazza where Chinese New Tear celebrations were taking place that day! Room was small but had everything we needed - including a safe! Breakfast was a full continental buffet with loads of options and filled up often - this was included in the price so definitely a bonus. Only negative was the room was boiling and we couldn't open a window but to be honest we weren't in the room that much and if it was bothering us too much I guess we could have told the staff! Location was ideal - 10 min walk to main station Termini and easy walking distance to many sites! If I came back to Rome I wouldn't stay anywhere else as this was perfect for budget, location and convenience!

Hotel Borromeo is in a great location for access to the Roma Termini (literally, easy walking distance from the station) and for the city itself. The reception staff (one person on duty at any time) were helpful, polite, happy to speak English without any judgment! When we arrived we were too early for check-in but our bags were stored pending our return later. Straight away, the reception staff gave us a map with easy directions for all we wanted to see with helpful advice too. The only problem was the room: the bed was way too hard for our liking and the pillows like shallow bricks. We were in room 303 which did have its own terrace (good point for viewing the street and great for warm weather) but it was just up from the breakfast area and was noisy from about 6am with cooking preparations! So if you wanted a lie-in, you didn't get one. And after a restless sleep, we needed one! So, hotel Borromeo is great for location, not so good for comfy bed or noise. It did suit its budget though (to be honest)

Via Cavour 117 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Monti, Hotel Borromeo is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. This 30-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Rome, the hotel is also a short walk from Roman Forum and Colosseum.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All of Hotel Borromeo's 30 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and memory foam beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Safes, phones, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Borromeo enjoy WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per person, as well as an airport shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a porter/bellhop, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Family Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1163 reviews