Borromeo Hotel

117 Via Cavour, Rome, Lazio, 00184, Italy

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    Poor value for money in Rome


    If you like your Orange Juice of the powdered variety, served in the white plastic cups you get from vending machines (I kid you not!) vacuum packed croissants, bargain basement yoghurt and stewed weak Coffee for your breakfast you will simply love this place.
    When you combine this with rooms small enough to suite the least discerning taste, at a high price that buys a really nice room in the very centre of expensive Stockholm! (But without the lack of windows, dirty walls and broken fittings and seemingly abandoned repairs) you have the over priced Hotel Borromeo.

    On the positive side the staff are very friendly even if upon arrival
    They did try to palm me off with a minute double room rather than the slightly more spacious Twin I had booked.

    I will NOT be going back

    Unique Quality: A nice "dog eared" feel to the whole place

    Directions: The Hotel is situated on the Via Cavour which is a graffiti ridden tourist trap of a street that runs downhill from Termini station, The hotel is approximately a 20 minute walk from the Coliseum.

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by A TripAdvisor Member

stayed here for two nights in late Novemeber 2005

Our room was small but comfortable and reasonably clean. Decor, consisting of white/green walls, dark wooden furniture and parquet flooring, is simple but attractive. Reception and communal areas decorated in similar style and to similar standards.
We were on the first floor facing on to the street. There was some noise from both the traffic and the subway below but neither were intrusive.
Bathroom was OK, though a wall mounted shower would have been welcome.

Breakfast consisted of continental buffet - rolls, pastries, ham, cheese, cereals, juice and coffee. Food was fresh and tasted OK but a bit disappointed at the lack of choice.

Service was fine - some of the staff could have been a bit more approachable but, when asked, they were helpful and informative.

The area around the hotel was OK. Whilst it's true that there is a lot of graffiti this is, nevertheless, a thriving commercial area and we never felt unsafe.
Hotel very well placed for the main station and for the Colosseum/Forum - both just 10 minutes walk away.

NB: for those travelling into either airport there is a frequent and cheap coach service which drops off and collects at the station.

On the whole I would recommend this hotel. It is clean, comfortable and in a good location. For 90 Euros a night for B&B for two people (late Nov) it offers good value.

thank you!

by A TripAdvisor Member

We often come to Rome and this time we stayed in this hotel at the beginning of December. Great location, nearest Metro stop is the Cavour on the Blue Line and only 1 minute walking from the hotel. Handy for visiting the Vatican & Spanish Steps!. The Termini Train Station is about 10 minute walking. Staff is very friendly and helpful and they booked us restaurants sightseeings and taxi. Rooms are very comfortable and really really clean. Would definitely recommend this hotel, and we will definitly come back!

OK, but not fab

by A TripAdvisor Member

A nice hotel, close to Colloseum and Termini. Staff pleasant and professional. BUT, and its a big but, we found it hard to get a decent rest while staying here. The room was tiny, about 2' bigger all around than the double bed. This wasn't a major problem, however, Via Cavour is directly above the Metro line and when the trains pass below there is a low level resonance that you will be aware of and will disrupt your sleep!!(we stayed on the 2nd floor!) Also, the corridor is an echo chamber. If the lady at the opposite end of the corridor walks out in a pair of high heels, you will hear it in your room 50' away!! Finally, the shower head over the bath was half way down the LONG side of the bath at chest height, so some contortions are needed to get under it and then you feel like you're about to tip out of the bath! All in all, only book in if staying less than 3nights.

Great For Tourists!!!!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Visited Rome in Aug. 2005 (m+f, 22). Got off at Termini, wandering around looking for the Colisseum. Once we found it, we walked about 15 mins. before finding Borromeo.

The price was reasonable, 100EUR for 2 in Aug.), and the room had a very nice bathroom and view of the street. The bed is two twins stuck together, which I don't like.

So close to the attractions (you'll want to spend at least 2 or 3 hours in the Forum), Borromeo was great for our two-day stay.


by TripAdvisor Member cvftb

We spent a lovely weekend in Rome in this fantastic hotel. Great staff, helpful and friendly, great room(clean, large and with all the services you can desire) A lovely roof garden where to enjoy your morning breakfast, and an open little terrace too. We really enjoyed our stay and we will definitly come back here in our next coming to Rome.

Perfect for your stay!

by TripAdvisor Member evinna

A nice hotel with friendly and personal service.Located in a good area next to all the most important monuments.e.g. Colosseum and Roman Forums.
Near the hotel there also some very nice restaurants - all with good food for a nice and relaxing dinner after a full day of sightseeing.
Lovely rooms, good breakfast, very clean.
Friendly staff, they kept our bags in a free deposit while we were sightseeing around waiting for our night flight.
The Manager, Mr. Luca, was very friendly and helped us with some infos we had during our stay.
Looking forward to come back.

beautiful hotel

by TripAdvisor Member m.alicex

We have just returned from our 10 day trip to Italy and the Hotel Borromeo in rome was the best among the others.
The hotel was spotless clean, very helpful staff and a great breakfast in the morning. We walked to the Coliseum and Spanish Steps from the Hotel. The bus stop to the Vatican is next to the Hotel as well as the metro station Cavour.There are a big variety of pizzerias and restaurants around the area, and once we also ordered food from the hotel reception.
They have a service all day long till late.
We have no doubt in recommending this Hotel.

I don't get it!

by TripAdvisor Member AlexAzar

I don't get it! All these nice reviews... Hmmm. I called my travel agent in the states, as I urgently needed four rooms for one night in Rome (we extended our stay and had to change hotels). He came up with the Borromeo based on Trip Advisor comments. Man! We had the smallest of the four rooms, and there was certainly a difference. Our room was like a closet, where the others had a "decent" sitting area. There were spiderwebs (or big dustballs) all over the ceiling. The street noise, even with two sets of shutters, was unbearable. Our shower was falling apart and was very difficult for even one person to turn around in while bathing. Our room had no bath option. The shower curtain wouldn't stay in the shower stall and the floor was flooded. Not a nice experience here! Location is good. Ten minutes to walk to Il Coloseo, but on the main street (Via Cavour) with lots of pedestrian and car traffic. I'd certainly look for another hotel next time..... but most definitely would just book the Villa San Pio in Rome. That was the other hotel we stayed at. LOVED it and was very reasonably priced! But the Hotel Borromeo.... BUYER BEWARE. Oh, breakfast was decent at best. Nothing to write about.

Great Spot, Clean Rooms

by TripAdvisor Member DazaC

After searching for ages for a well received hotel in a good location I stumbled across Borromeo. According to all but a few of the previous reviews it was a winner and my experience was no different. Situated in a quiet area near the Termini, Borromeo was within easy walking distance of the historic city centre and the big C! Rooms were well decorated, clean, extremely well sound-proofed, and staff spoke good English. My only complaint was that we were told our room would have a bath when in fact it only had a shower. In all I was very pleased and would recommend it to any traveller.


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Address: 117 Via Cavour, Rome, Lazio, 00184, Italy