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A quiet charming hotel in a nice neighbourhood

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Mar 19, 2024via mobile
We have stayed at Aldrovandi Residence in the winter for the past three years and have enjoyed it very much. The hotel is in a quiet location in an affluent neighbourhood with many beautiful palazzos and several embassies. The tram (currently replaced by a bus) is outside the entrance of the hotel and connects with the metro (Policlinico). Alternatively one can take the #910 bus (5-10 minutes walk) to Termini or the #160 bus (10 minutes away) to Via del Corso. The #19 bus/tram goes to the Vatican. Walking to the city centre (Piazza Venezia) takes about 45 minutes but the Spanish Steps are only 20 minutes away. The Villa Borghese park is huge but charming and a lovely place to walk or jog. The closest supermarket is Carrefour, about 10-15 minutes by foot. For heavy groceries, taking the bus/tram (every 5-10 minutes) to Tigre on Via Liegi might be more practical.
The suites have large rooms and a small but perfectly adequate kitchen. The plumbing is fine, but don’t expect a modern high pressure shower. The TVs are small by North American standards and CNN is not available but Sky does show English language movies and I was able to watch all the 6 Nations rugby games on Sky Uno and Sky Arena (Italian commentary). The rooms are kept meticulously clean by the friendly staff. The concierges all speak good English and are very helpful. The rooms at the front of the hotel look out onto the zoo and those at the back have a view of the swimming pool and the lovely neighborhood. For those who like to keep the windows open in the winter, the traffic on Via Aldrovandi can be a bit noisy (especially when the trams are running), but overall the hotel is quiet.
The breakfast is better than in most hotels. As well as the usual ham, salami and cheeses, scrambled eggs, fried pancetta and cooked vegetables are offered plus yoghurt and fruit and croissants. The toaster is very slow and needs to be upgraded. The breakfast room in the lower level is very pleasant.
Overall, we have been very happy with the hotel. It is old (it used to be a convent, and then a girls school), but clean, and charming. We certainly hope to return here next year.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2024

Very comfortable, good cleaning and large rooms. Ideally located in a quiet and calm location, only 15 minutes walking distance to the center. They have a very professional team always ready to help you with any request, a special mention to his excellent General Manager.
You will have a great time in Rome.

Date of stay: March 2024
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Reviewed October 24, 2023

Quite confused about this place. Good location, very friendly and helpful staff, large rooms, good cleaning, very well-equipped kitchenettes, good air conditioning. Unfortunately if you take the whole picture it all looks very old and dusty. How can you put a 20" inches monitor as a tv in a superior room?
Breakfast offer good but quality quite poor. Good for a weekend.

Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Manuel Libertucci, Direttore generale at Aldrovandi Residence City Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2023

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We appreciate your feedback with the clear aim of increasing our property standards

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Reviewed October 3, 2023

Old school Ancien regime. Polite, restful, stylish old building away from the Rome hubub. Tall ceilings. Large-roomed comfortable studio apartment. Excellent breakfast and breakfast room. But not perfect. The large inner secondary glazing windows were warped and could not be fastened tight, letting in some street noise. The kitchenette boasted a 4 plate oven but only two small pans were provided and no frying pans or ovenproof dishes. The two provided large coffee cups were of unequal size. Most bizarrely, the kitchen sink could not be sealed and there was no washing up bowl. We were informed that this is normal and Italians do not soak dishes but wash the dishes using running water under the tap!!! What do you do with washing up liquid, pray tell. Well, that was most certainly NOT the case in the apartment in Sorrento we had just vacated, nor in Tuscany or the Gressoney valley a couple of years back. Sounds like a load of tosh.
More practically for the tourist, its right by the Villa Borghese park and the no 3 and 19 (good for the Vatican) trams go by the door (change at Polinclinico for the metro to Termini station and e.g. the Colisseum) . But its a good 15 minute walk to Flaminio metro and places like the Trevi fountain or the Pantheon are very awkward by public transport. Go in with your eyes open.

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Manuel Libertucci, Direttore generale at Aldrovandi Residence City Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2023

Dear Friend

thank you for sharing your experience and your point of view regarding our kitchen supplies. We will take care of it

Please come back to visit us in Roma

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Reviewed September 3, 2023

We stayed at the Aldrovandi in August with our family of 4. The 2-room suite was very well equipped with a small separate kitchen, a good-sized bathroom, and plenty of wardrobe space for the 3 ladies in our group! The blackout blinds and super comfy beds made for a wonderful & cool night's sleep thanks to the air conditioning.

Ideally located in a quiet and calm location we felt totally cossetted from the hustle and bustle of Rome centre and yet were only a 15 min walk across the park to the Spanish Steps.

The pool area was a real surprise too. Comfy loungers, a bar for drinks and an incredibly deep pool.

And finally, the staff and general manager. They couldn't do enough to help us, recommending places to go and restaurants that the Romans frequent. They really helped us get a true sense of Rome, like the locals.

Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Manuel Libertucci, Direttore generale at Aldrovandi Residence City Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2023

Dear Friend

we are glad to read your feedback. Your words has been shared with all Staff Members, we act like a family through thick and thin

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Reviewed August 23, 2023 via mobile

We spent 4 nights in the Aldovandri Residence hotel and it was a great experience overall. The hotel is located very close to Gallery Borghese and the Zoo. There is a nice park adjacent to it. The pool is really great and pleasant and we spent many afternoons there since it was terribly warm in Rome. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the city gate of the old Rome. There is also a tram and bus stop just in front of the hotel which is useful. There are lots of embassies around the hotel.

The room was great and spacious. We had two rooms that included a dining room area (and a fridge) and a little patio outside. The bed was great and comfortable. The overall place was very very spacious and quiet. Room service was great. The AC was working very well and it was quiet (great). The AC was actually a great relief. Wifi was fine and worked well everywhere. There is a small safe box in the room which is convenient.

We parked our car on site for 25 euros per day which was convenient.

The breakfast was OK but could clearly be improved in terms of selection and quality of pastries/ croissants and choices (a clear area of improvement). Also there is no AC in the room where breakfast is being served which is not very comfortable in the summer.

Friendly receptionist and staff in general.

Overall a great stay. Very good location. Very spacious room and fantastic pool!

Highly recommended especially for families.

Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Manuel Libertucci, Direttore generale at Aldrovandi Residence City Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2023

Dear Friend

We appreciate your kind feedback and we apologize if our breakfast room air conditioning wasn't excellent, we had some issues that we promptly repaired

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