Hotel dei Borgia
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast
- Within walking distance of major sights on a quiet street between the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum
- The spa features a Jacuzzi, a Turkish bath and a Kneipp (hydrotherapy) pool
What To Know
- Plenty of restaurant options nearby
- The fitness center is free to use, but the spa incurs an additional charge
- A city tax of approximately $7 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
On a quiet street in central Rome, between the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum, Hotel Dei Borgia makes a great base for exploring the Eternal City on foot. The 80 guestrooms feature flock wallpaper, elaborate headboards, large floor-to-ceiling windows and mod cons including flat-screen TVs and contemporary bathrooms. Head to the hotel’s wellness spa after a day of sightseeing for a soak in the Jacuzzi, a dip in the Kneipp (hydrotherapy) pool, a steam in the Turkish bath or a massage. There’s no restaurant on-site, but breakfast is served daily and there’s a small bar, and there are plenty of restaurant options nearby.
In the Area
The Hotel Dei Borgia’s prime city center location means you can walk to such iconic sights as the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi fountain, all less than 20 minutes away. The hotel is also ideally located for Rome’s metro and rail system; the main train station, Termini, is a short walk from the hotel. For pizza on the go, head to Streatart, where the zucca e pancetta (pumpkin, mozzarella and bacon) topping is a particular highlight. For contemporary dining options, explore Trastevere, a hipster ’hood packed with trendy eateries, bars and nightclubs. Make reservations at Antica Pesa for upscale cuisine and the occasional celeb sighting. For something more modest, the Fish Market’s seafood-centric menu is hard to beat.
How to Get There
The hotel is in the perfect location for walking to all attractions, apart from the Vatican but the hotel reception booked a taxi to take us to the Vatican and it cost just 10 euros!
The hotel room was large, beautifully decorated and the shower was huge.
The staff were very helpful and professional.
The restaurant opposite the hotel does fantastic food- I'd recommend it for dinner!
The only minor faults were that the pillows were hard and the toaster at breakfast was rubbish. However, we'd definitely stay here again.
For this hotel, the only thing going for it really is the location. When my partner and I arrived we were greeted by a woman who was too busy having an argument with someone on the phone than to actually greet us. When she eventually checked us in we went to our room which was dark and small. Upon asking if we could change rooms we were told they were fully booked and there was nothing they could do. Later that night after trying to get into our room, our keycard would not work so I went down to the reception, told them and they just reprogrammed the keycard and sent me on my way. This still did not work so I went back down and told them. They then gave me a new keycard and someone came up with me to assist me with the door which still did not open. The man then went back downstairs to get the physical door key after realising it was, in fact, the door that was not working and not they keycard. The first night and not a great start.
On our second day after enjoying the sites of Rome, most of which are within walking distance, we came back to our room only to find that one of the staff members hadn't closed the door properly after cleaning or mini bar checks, meaning that we could get into our room without needing the keycard at all. Luckily nothing was missing from our room. After telling the receptionist about this she suddenly offered us a different room, even though she had previously said they were "fully booked" and there was "nothing she could do".
Aside from the room troubles, the breakfast is average with not much on offer if you want a hot breakfast. The fruit tasted like it was from a can, not fresh. But the location is great with most things in walking distance.
Unfortunately, we won't be returning. This is a 3-star hotel at best don't be fooled by the 4-star rating.
Perfect hotel for us to discovery the delights of Rome. Easy walk from the Rome terminal Train Station and even easier for all the sightseeing attractions. The Hotel itself is perfect, rooms are gorgeous enough and the restaurant for breakfast is delightful but really when in Rome the hotel isnt the main reason for going. Book it guys.
Excellent location. We took train from Venice to Rome and walked from Rome Termini to the hotel. Hotel is in walking distance to Trevi Fountain and Colosseum. Longer walk---but a wonderful walk--to Spanish steps, Tomb of Unknown Soldier and great shopping (Via de Corso). Excellent restaurants and gelato surround the hotel. Spacious rooms. Excellent breakfast buffet. Warm, friendly, helpful staff. Surprise was spa area: steam room, sauna, jacuzzi tub. Wonderful!
The rooms were immaculate and spacious and the location was walking distance to a lot of fantastic Rome sites. Anna at the front desk was wonderful always ready to help with a smile. The breakfast was outstanding and the staff was exceptional. The only negative was the unreliable WiFi but that made our unplugged holiday even better.