Hotel Borromeo

Hotel Borromeo

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#349 of 1,230 hotels in Rome
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Rome, Borromeo Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Borromeo Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Rome.

Borromeo Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and a rooftop terrace, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to paid public parking available on-site.

Nearby landmarks such as Palatine Hill (0.8 km) and Trastevere (2.2 km) make Borromeo Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Rome.

If you’re looking for a Vietnamese restaurant, consider a visit to Restaurant Mekong, Pho1, or Kuriya, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Borromeo Hotel.

If you are interested in exploring Rome, check out a marina, such as Piazza del Porto di Ripetta.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Borromeo Hotel is sure to make your visit to Rome one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more

Location

117 Via Cavour, 00184 Rome Italy
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Great for walkers
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Kevin M wrote a review Jul 2023
Alameda, California7 contributions3 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Hotel Borromeo for 10 nights on a family vacation (2 adults, 2 kids). We were in a family suite (two-person bed plus two twin beds in a large room). Housekeeping came by daily.

The hotel’s web site did not provide a way to reserve without advance payment of the whole reservation, although that can be done at substantially higher rates through sites like booking.com. We took a gamble on pre-paying and it worked for us, so we can’t speak to the feasibility of getting money back on cancellation. The room rate booked through the hotel also includes some sort of travel insurance (which again we didn’t need to try to use). Staff were very responsive by email when we had a question about payment right after booking.

Our room (no. 212) was tastefully decorated with one small window looking out over a courtyard. Curtains and shutters were very good at keeping out light. Some other rooms apparently do not have windows, which could be problematic as there were several few-minute power outages during our stay (we presume due to excess load on Rome’s electrical grid during the heat wave). Other reviews have noted that the Metro line runs right under the hotel. We heard it occasionally, but on the 2nd floor it was barely noticeable over the air conditioner.

Our room was pretty large considering this is a downtown hotel in a major European tourist city. Amenities include a fridge (it didn’t cool very well) and small tv. There are wall outlets by each bed so we had no problems keeping all our devices charged. Bathroom has a bathtub with a handheld shower head. Only liquid soap was provided (in dispensers), had to use our own shampoo and conditioner. AC works efficiently but doesn’t reach into the bathroom very well. A full length mirror in the hotel room was very helpful for checking our outfits.

Front desk staff were very kind and friendly and our 9 year old especially had a great rapport with one of them. They gave both of our kids souvenir keys with the hotel name on them. The lobby is elegant and relaxing, with a tv (usually showing news), vending machine and a tiny bar (not sure of its hours).

We found one of the best features of the hotel to be the free breakfast provided on the rooftop terrace. Both indoor and outdoor tables are available with nice views of the street. There is an assortment of pastries, sliced meats, yogurt, cereal, eggs and juices as well as an espresso machine.

The hotel location is excellent: only a 10 minute walk from Termini station in one direction, and just a bit further to major attractions (Colosseum, Forum) in the other. Via Cavour and the parallel Via Urbana have a number of good restaurants, and there are more a few minutes’ walk away near Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, itself a major tourist attraction.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jamie S wrote a review Oct 2021
Mangotsfield, United Kingdom12 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Location of the hotel is great for walking to all of the major sights.

Hotel staff friendly and informative.

The rooms are dated and a little shabby around the edges. Hardly any sockets available so bring a long extension lead fur charging anything.

Beds very small but relatively comfortable.

TV has no English channels but the wifi strength is decent if you bring your own stick for Netflix etc.

The hotel is situated on top of the metro line and is very noisy everytime a train passes. The rooms physically rattle every train. Trains stop around midnight and resume around 6am. Plus side is the station is very close to get to Vatican City etc.

Breakfast was good, pastries are incredibly and the breakfast staff are attentive.

Supermarket around 100m walk.

Overall a reasonable choice for Rome sightseeing if a little noisy.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mrsbsart wrote a review Jul 2021
Bettendorf, Iowa61 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself, a colleague and eight high school students visited Italy the 21st of June.
The accommodations are perfect for travelers or tourist with ease of seeing the sights.
The breakfast area is lovely with a great staff.
When we had questions or needs they were able to help us right away.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Malkera wrote a review Aug 2023
Peterborough, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this hotel for a week and loved every minute of it. The staff GIgi , Lorenzo and Virgilio were very hospitable , helpful , humble and friendly. Espresso ,croissant and cake whilst we were checking in. Room was spacious for a family of four . Toilets cleaned regularly and any query (if any) resolved by these guys straightaway. Staff were very kind and gave us good tips about travel and food and some quick language tips . They really made the trip 5 star.
Colosseum is around the corner , you can literally see it on your left from the first traffic lights if you turn right coming out of the hotel. Most of the attractions are 15 to 20 minutes walk and Termini train station is 10 to 15 minutes walk. We will definitely come back and stay here we felt so much comfortable and looked after.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Everything is walkable. If in a group avoid buss and call a cab . Fares are reasonable and will...
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Ger O wrote a review Nov 2021
5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location for seeing the sights in Rome. Staff at reception were very helpful and pleasant. They gave good directions and told us where to get tickets for all the places we wanted to go. The breakfast was very good and the staff were also very helpful ahe pleasant. Definitely would go back to this hotel . Thank you for a great stay
Ger Ireland
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Trek29546 wrote a review Jan 2005
Kaiserslautern, Germany1 contribution15 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't stay here if you have any taste or want to sleep. Just came back from a 3 night stay this month. Could feel the subway from our 3rd floor room each time it passed by. The traffic noise was not so bad. Could hear the neighbors conversations, using the toilet, flushing the toilet, opening/closing the doors. Door hinges were exceptionally loud. The shower was moldy. No hand towels were provided. Only 2 thin bath towels. No floor/shower mat in bathroom. (The rooms had scales to weigh yourself. Though I would rather them invest in a can of WD-40.) The room was not as small as other European rooms. The breakfast was not good. Poor quality and little selection. No cappuccino here. However, the coffee was tastey. The location was convenient for walking everywhere. The Vatican museums were a far walk but everything else was relatively close. The hotel was in a seedy area of the city center. You can find a better location as long as you stay in the city center of Rome. I got a stellar last-minute deal on the Borromeo hotel and did not expect much from it prior to arriving. I was not let down nor was I proven wrong in my expectations. Rome was awesome, but I would never recommend this hotel to anyone. I am an American who typically stays in 3-4 star hotels in the US. It is worse than a Motel 6 or Super 8 in the US. If you like to stay at 3-4 star American hotels, don't stay here--I say it is equivalent to a 1.5-star.
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Date of stay: January 2005
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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GlobeTrotting6157 wrote a review Jul 2005
Denver, co1 contribution14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the most dishonest hotel I’ve ever stayed at. The photos on the internet have been altered to make this look like a nice hotel. The reality is this place is dump. Anyone having anything good say about this hotel is either associated with the hotel or is used to getting ripped off. Do yourself a favor and find another hotel. I booked the hotel through Hotels and when I complained they said there was nothing they could do and they didn’t want to get involved. Hotels still advertises this hotel with the hotels fake pictures.
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Date of stay: January 2003
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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SoFLTraveler wrote a review Sep 2004
Ft. Lauderdale, FL61 contributions142 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here in July and thought that the hotel was a good value for the reasonable price paid. The location is good, as it is near the Railroad Station and within a short walk of many attractions. The subway station is a 3 minute walk down the street. The air conditioning was fantastic, and very welcoming in the 95 degree heat. My single room was comfortable, nicely furnished and clean. I liked the bathroom. The staff was friendly. There are a fair number of nearby restaurants and even an inexpensive internet cafe down the street. On the downside: it is on a very noisy street, but even though I had a room in the front I was not disturbed at night as the traffic slows down. The breakfast was very plain...I was surprised to find the equivalent of wrapped American cheese slices. My inroom safe didn't work and it was not repaired after I complained. The lights functioned with a room card installed in a slot and were a bother to turn on and off at night. I might consider staying here in the future, depending upon the price.
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AnniePie07 wrote a review Jun 2005
Houston, Texas2 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We may visit Rome again, but we will never again stay at the Hotel Borromeo. We were rather concerned about the neighborhood and all the graffiti as we approached the hotel. We had reserved a room for four, and when we arrived we found a room for two with two extremely uncomfortable cots added. There was no room to walk, much less store luggage. One evening we returned to our room to find the door left wide open. Electricians were down the hall working on the lights. Our wing of the hotel was without electricity for a couple of hours. The electricians had been in our room but did not lock it up and did not have anyone close enough to monitor the room in case someone walked in and took our belongings. The hotel policy states that management is not responsible for any loss, and yet our room was left open for anyone to enter. After the second night, our oldest daughter checked out to return to her job in the US. We asked that the room be changed to a three person room and management agreed. Upon checkout we were charged for four people for our entire stay. Needless to say, there was no adjustment in the price for the lack of electricity. The managers attitude was one of "Pay me now, and I don't care that you will never come back". My advice to anyone going to Rome is stay somewhere else. This hotel is in a rather shady party of town, the breakfast is not good, the terrace view is a joke, and the management is rude. Anyone concerned with getting a good value for their money, will not be satisfied at this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2005
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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GlobeTrotting14744 wrote a review Nov 2004
Pacific Grove, CA6 contributions79 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Hotel Borromeo November 4-9, 2004. The hotel is located on busy Via Cavour, but two sets of double paned windows absolutely kept out the sound in our room overlooking the street. The lobby is unpromising, with barely room for the welcome desk. However, work was proceeding to expand the lobby into the space next door. A winding marble staircase ran around a small elevator that carried us to all four floors.

The interior of the hotel is done is lime green and pink. It was spotlessly clean, and clearly there are ongoing attempts to upgrade the facilities. Our room (109) had small rugs over pieces of missing floor tiles, but the bathroom had been beautifully modernized with the best counterspace we had on the trip. Mirrors helped make the room seem even larger.

A nice feature of this hotel is its rooftop breakfast room, featuring a long buffet with a big selection of cereals, fruit, rolls of all types and the usual drinks. Even in late fall, it felt like we were eating in a garden. One side of the room opened to an outdoor area where my husband enjoyed his late afternoon cigar. That rooftop added a lot of room for us to relax in the busy city.

We found the location to be convenient for us, with the Cavour Metro station a block away and the Colosseum a few minutes' walk. The area has lots of restaurants all along Via Cavour and more on the side streets, so we didn't have to go far for dinner.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, arranging tickets to the Villa Borghese Gallery for us as well as having their car take us to the airport on departure. The only surprise was a 10% tax on our room when we paid the bill. We had not been taxed anywhere else in Italy. Perhaps there is a room tax in Rome, but who knows?

I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a moderate price (E 120/night), convenience, and good service.
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Answer from buzzard6
Michigan91 contributions36 helpful votes
Don't think you can book attractions. Breakfast is good. Ham, eggs, cold meats, nice fruits. Pizzeria right across street. Excellent. You are a 10 minute walk from Termini Station where there are plenty of good restaurants.
Answer from manager34
roma1 contribution5 helpful votes
Dear Guests the fare to the hotel is 30 Euros by white taxi. You can find them in front of the arrivals terminal. See you soon, Best Regards
Answer from htlmgr
roma
Dear Sir the hotel has a 24 h service so there is no problem to check in late. Best Regards
Answer from Meredith G
3 contributions
Sure.l can try. Whats your question?
Answer from geero
NYC,NY75 contributions59 helpful votes
I also would not advise anyone to stay there. I know bed bugs are brought by guests and that many hotels have to deal with the problem, but, after being bitten in this hotel in 2 separate rooms I would advise you to look elsewhere. BTW ,Rob your comment was was inappropriate and xenophobic, A comment that enforces the "Ugly American" stereotype.
Malkera wrote a tip Aug 2023
Peterborough, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything is walkable. If in a group avoid buss and call a cab . Fares are reasonable and will be more economical. "
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Ajk39 wrote a tip Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Views not great from the rooms. Best is probably the street view"
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Grizwold13 wrote a tip Sep 2018
Perth, Australia253 contributions74 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room on the 2nd floor, quieter than1st and top flr(3rd)is close to the rooftop dining terrace so would be noisy from 7am"
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Bernadette P wrote a tip Jul 2018
Pearland, Texas18 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upper floors have better views."
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Eldon M wrote a tip Jun 2018
1 contribution3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"To find a great room go to another hotel!!!!!!"
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C$298 - C$584 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Borromeo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Borromeo?
Nearby attractions include Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (0.3 km), VinoRoma Wine Studio & Social Club (0.2 km), and Basilica di Santa Prassede (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Borromeo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Borromeo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Borromeo?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Borromeo?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Borromeo?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Fata Ignorante - Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, Ambrosia Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, and Fuorinorma.
Does Hotel Borromeo have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Borromeo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Borromeo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Rome.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Borromeo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Borromeo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Borromeo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (0.3 km), St. Peter's Basilica (3.4 km), and Colosseum (0.8 km).
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