Aldrovandi Villa Borghese

Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 15, Rome, Lazio, 00197, Italy | 5 star hotel
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What better way to see the vast ancient structures of Rome than by a bike tour! I had set up a 3 hour bike tour through the city withTop Bike Rental! So we dragged ourselves up early and walked the 2 km to the shop for 8:45! Unfortunately it was already a over 30degrees and i was soaked by the time we got there! I was quite hesitant or reluctant to …

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... and Italian, but only knew a little bit of English, which made communicating challenging. Fortunately, we had Alba (a CUA student) in our group whose native language is Spanish, and so she spoke mainly with Julia in Spanish and would translate her ideas to us. In the end it was a great experience, and a solid project that I enjoyed.
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... and exhausting. I still can't get over how many people and tourists are in all these cities every day! We had free time for the afternoon so I went and did a bit of shopping with a few of he girls (Mel, Megan, Katie, Lisa, Sam). Then that night we had an organised pub crawl and had a messy night wandering the streets of Rome. Feeling it this morning though, my stomach isn't my friend right now. The bus winding through ...

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... to join the hundreds of tourists sitting on the stairs, enjoying the sun. We went home to rest our feet for a bit, and headed out that night for dinner on the same street as the night before. When we sat down, there was a table of Italians beside us who seemed to be getting dish after dish after dish. I saw what I thought was breaded zucchini sticks, so I asked our waiter when he came about them. He said they they were actually pumpkin blossoms and that they came with ...

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... the Forum but when we got to the bottom of the hill, you first come to Trajan's Forum and we decided to follow it round. In doing so, we came across Trajan's Market, which is now a Museum. We ended spending up several hours there as they had a very good audiovisual of the whole Forum complex. After lunch, we went to find the entrance but noticed that you would get a good ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the Parioli/Pinciano area of Rome, is near Borghese Gardens, Bioparco, National Gallery of Modern Art (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna), and Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsAldrovandi Villa Borghese Rome

    Reviewed by cdicosmo


    Reviewed Jul 19, 2013
    by (6 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada


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    Historical Traveler Reviews Aldrovandi Villa Borghese Rome

    Avoid, at all costs, the Aldrovandi Palace


    How this shoddy establishment is allowed to lay claim to four and a half

    Good Quality Hotel


    An excellent hotel in a quiet area to the North of Rome. Staff were polite and helpful and the whole experience very enjoyable.

    Awful Place, don't stay here


    Awful rooms, dirty, tired over heated.

    A True 5-Star Hotel Experience


    While Rome has always been one of my favorite cities, the traffic noise and congestion can drive me crazy, so I was looking forward to staying at the Aldrovandi Palace, a gorgeous hotel discreetly located in the elegant Parioli area of Rome, amid the most beautiful mansions and embassies in the city. And directly across the street are the magnificent Borghese Gardens, so the area is not only beautiful, but amazingly quiet.

    Five star what a joke


    We arrived in rome after a truly wonderful week in capri where we stayed in the capri palace which is also a member of the leading hotels of the world. The aldrovandi is in a totally different league this should NOT be in the leading hotels of the world where do start- firstly the hotel is in dire need of refuirbishment it looks very tired and VERY dated yes i know its italy and this might be traditional but this is a five star hotel not a 3 which it should be. After checking in which i must say was fine and the concierge was helpful,we were shown to our rooms which are very small and again the decor more travel inn than 5 star The bathrooms were ok but not to clean and limescale around the tiles.

    Looks are Deceiving


    Upon arriving at the Aldrovandi Palace, I thought it was going to be another snobby, stuffy hotel like the one we left in Capri. I was happily mistaken.

    Although this hotel is away from everything, we walked about 90 minutes before we found anything to eat. I would stay here again if peace and quiet is what I am looking for.

    The Conceirge, the front desk staff, the shuttle driver ALL were so nice to us it was amazing! We really didn't expect it! And people think New Yorkers are rude! We have nothing on Italians!



    Although this hotel is rated one of the top hotels in the world, I don't think it is. If price is the only deciding factor for being a top rated hotel, then I would agree because you do pay top dollar to stay at the Adrovandi. However, I am sure there are more hotels in Rome that are better. Below are my issues: - location, location, location.

    Loved the Aldrovandi Palace


    My wife and I stayed at the Aldrovandi Palace Hotel in early June, 2003. We enjoyed the hotel so much that we would love to stay there again if we ever are so lucky as to return to Rome. This hotel is located roughly between the Villa Giulia and the Villa Borghese, on the north side of Rome. A pleasant walk through the Borghese Gardens takes you to the Plaza di Populo or the Via Veneto. A hotel shuttle takes you to the top of the Spanish Stairs, from where you can explore Rome. We found the restaurant, La Piscina, most enjoyable. The staff was friendly and helpful, the food and wine delicious and reasonably priced. The hotel staff never nagged us about eating at the restaurant, as a result of which we always did! The Prosecco, at 16 euros a bottle, made a great aperitif in the 105-110 degree weather that prevailed during our stay. On the map, this hotel may look like it's on the outskirts of Rome, but the Villa Borghese houses some of the most fantastic statues in the world--Bernini's David and his Daphne--and the Villa Giulia contains fantastic Etruscan art. (The hotel is roughly between the two.) We cannot wait to return, should we be so lucky.

    Better Luxury Hotels Elsewhere


    This hotel is located in the upscale Parioli district which is a nice change from the touristy areas of Rome (all lovely flats and old villas) only as long as you are willing to take taxis in and out all the time. However, if you're looking for luxury, try the Hotel Eden or other Veneto area hotels instead. We stayed here twice because we had already pre-paid (in and out of Italy to Sicily) and on one night we had the equivalent of a 3-star room and on another stay we had a small but comfortable room. However I found the furnishings in the lobby and the room rather fading and old, and the hotel service itself is atrocious. Reception people and concierge are below par with other similar establishments, and were very inefficient as well. The only really good thing about this hotel was its buffet breakfast in a nice and airy room.

    Not well located.


    Room was nice. Staff a little stuffy and not so accommodating. Not well located.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Aldrovandi Villa Borghese Rome

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding