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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Stayed in Hotel Borromeo last week for 4 nights and would definitely recommend. We asked for a quiet room with terrace and got exactly that. Room was small but well equipped with modern fittings, comfortable bed and kept spotlessly clean. Our private terrace was gorgeous and ideal for an alfresco vini rossi to round off the evening. Breakfast served 7-10am and plenty of fresh choices whatever time you arrive.
Perfect location, walking distance to everything and plenty of eateries nearby.
Would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MG124
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manager34, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Borromeo Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Dear Mr. and Ms. G,

we really appreciate your review.
For sure, next time you decide to visit us, we'll give you our bigger room with terrace, unfortunally busy when you stayied with us.
Hope to see you again in Rome.
Luigi

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This hotel wasn't originally on my radar, but once it caught my attention I knew it was the one! Great location, walking distance to everything, and wonderful restaurants nearby. Short walk from Termini - maybe 10 minutes - and about the same distance to the Cavour metro stop. The hotel itself is charming and clean. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom plenty big. There were two small negatives...neither one a deal breaker for us. First, the room was very small. Big deal. It was big enough. Second, it was stuffy. This was easily remedied by opening the window a bit.
After a comfortable night's sleep we headed up to the breakfast area to refuel for the day's activities. There was plenty to choose from, including scrambled eggs and ham. Really good coffee, too.

Room Tip: Easily walked to and from Termini. It's a straight shot down Via Cavour.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Room 303 is just about big enough for 1 double and 1 single bed. It is on the top floor (3rd) - via a lift. it has a large terrace, which gets the morning sun ( in late February).
The room was cleaned and towels changed every day if you wanted. The room was quiet but take earplugs anyway. The small tv had a range of news and other channels. The small fridge contained a few bottles and snacks but had room for your own stuff. The heating/air con worked well. It was cold and wet in Rome for part of our stay. There were reading lights and enough power points in the room. NO KETTLE in the room.
The bathroom was clean and modern - hairdryer, bidet, power shower (no bath) - sulphur smell at times from the water.
Brekfast was served in the 3rd floor breakfast room just down the corridor. Usual Italian stuff, mainly sweet pastries, croissants, fruit, bread, cheese, salami, cereals etc plus scrambled eggs and bacon bits. Served till 10.00am.
The hotel reception staff are very friendly and helpful. Reception area is small - a few seats and a small bar, not really a comfortable area to relax and have a drink but OK to grab a coffee.
Hotel is a 20 minute downhill walk or short taxi/bus ride from Terminin main station. Easy uphill 15 mins walk from cavour Metro station.
You are about 20 minutes easy walk downhill to the Colosseum, Forum etc. We bought a public transport weekly ticket for 24 euros and it was very convenient to be able to hop on the buses, trams or metro at will but we didn't use it as much as we thought we would.
Take comfortable waterproof shoes - you will walk miles every day and the cobbled, hilly streets are hard on your feet.

Room Tip: Room 303, 302 and 301 have private terraces but 303's terrace is huge and opens off the room. Room 301 is next to the lift.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dafydd52
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I travelled with my parents to Rome and stayed at Borromeo Hotel for three nights. The hotel is very well located and cozy. The room was clean and quite spacious. The mattresses were also nice and firm, thus allowing a great rest after a long day of walking through the city. One small downsize may be that the room was slightly overheated, but it was not a big inconvenience --the only thing is that the temperature differential between inside and outside was a bit high. On another note, the breakfast was nice as well, with a lot of choices ranging from croissant to bacon & eggs. But most importantly, the staff was really friendly and kind! Gigi, who was at the counter for the evening shift, was particularly helpful as he patiently attended to our multiple questions with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. All in all, our stay was a very pleasant one and should we return to Rome, we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank MMDV_13
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

My first night in Rome was a shambles. We (me and my girlfriend) had booked into Hotel Esquilino (around 200m) away from Hotel Borromeo to find that the hotel was covered in scaffolding and actually closed. So we set out to find another place to stay (this was at 12pm). We stumbled across the Hotel Borromeo. Good thing they have a 24 hour reception. The receptionist Francesco spoke excellent English and was very helpful in getting us a room.

We originally only booked for 2 nights. They charged us 69 euros for each night. We then found out that booking online for the next 2 nights it was around 50 euros. So make sure you book online!!

The good points
The hotel room was very cosy (or small). There was 1 wardrobe and a small mini-bar. The toilet was excellent. Very spacious and I have never seen a shower so big and powerful. The cleaners came in everyday. The breakfast was very good, and the upstairs dining area despite being small was very nice and comfortable. The location was excellent, very close to the Termini train station and the Colosseum.

The bad points
The downside to the hotel is that: yes you experience a small earthquake on a frequent basis as the underground metro vibrates throughout the hotel. There was building works going on all day (which they conveniently forgot to tell us when we booked) which started early morning. Despite the hotel advertising wifi, if you booked online this was free or if you booked as we did for the first 2 nights there was a charge, which depended on how long you wanted to use it. The wifi was very hard to get onto in the room and we found that you had to go down to reception to use it. Also the password only worked on one computer at a time, so we had to take turns on our phones. The walls were very thin and you could hear everyone who was in the corridor, which wasn't a problem until the last night when 20+ Welsh rugby fans booked in for the 6 nations match against Italy.

However, despite the bad points me and my partner enjoyed our stay and it was exactly what we needed. We knew we wouldn't be spending much time in the room or the hotel and we just wanted a place to stay. Yes the metro vibrations and building work was an inconvenience but this did not spoil our stay. If you are going to Rome for a relaxing holiday I would not recommend this hotel but if you are site seeing as we did then the hotel is in an excellent location and I would recommend you consider this hotel.

If I went to Rome again, I would consider staying at the Hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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