Aldrovandi Villa Borghese

Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 15, Rome, Lazio, 00197, Italy | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $334.00
 

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Day 14 - Rome

A travel blog entry by emilie.gauthier

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... 12:30am anyway. So we found a taxi stand and took a cab home. It seemed that we might have been walking in the wrong direction for a long time! The cab took us back to the hotel and was not as expensive as we thought it would be (since we had NO idea where we were!). We got to bed pretty late and with pretty sore feet! And by the way, it is HOT in Rome, especially during the day but even at night, so a bed in an AC room was the perfect thing at that point in ...

Day 11

A travel blog entry by bobmclovin

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Today im off on a tour to the Catacombs which are underground manmade tunnels used for religious practice, any chamber used as a burial place is a catacomb. Many are under cities and stories say that that they were used as war refugees, smugglers' hideouts, or meeting places for cults.

Catacombs have many great features such as walls ...

A day exploring Rome

A travel blog entry by judithbloom

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... and thousands more people. The guide said the crowds are extreme mealy high for this time of the year. It is still very hot between 26 and 29 degrees. We then went on to the Catacombes. Less crowded and hard to believe how the early people could achieve such a burial place. We saw St. Sebastian in his tomb in the church and the most beautiful ...

When in Rome do as the Romans do

A travel blog entry by belinda-ben

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'When in Rome do as the Romans do' - we decided to take this literally, and what do the Romans do? Eat good food and lots of it! We started our first morning in Rome doing a food walking tour. We were both really looking forward to it. The walking tour was held in the Testaccio neighbourhood - this is considered the birthplace of Roman cuisine. It included nine different food tastings. It was nothing short of amazing! Every place we went was ...

When in Rome... EAT PIZZA! (and in Naples)

A travel blog entry by em_sam

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... were free, forcefully tying bracelets around both our wrists and then demanding money. Its kind of made us not want to engage with any of the people selling things which seems rude for us but there are so many people just walking along the road selling water, parasols, hats, scarves... you name it they'll probably have it.


We also saw the Pantheon which was beautiful. We particularly enjoyed ...

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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

    Service!!!!!

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

    One word..luxury!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Aldrovandi Villa Borghese Rome

    Avoid, at all costs, the Aldrovandi Palace

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

    Good Quality Hotel

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    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

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    Awful rooms, dirty, tired over heated.

    A True 5-Star Hotel Experience

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    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

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    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

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    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!

    OK

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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