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The Hotel Fontanella Borghese is included in the following prestigious guides: KAREN BROWN,  DOVE, MICHELIN and GAMBERO ROSSO.

Read some reviews about our hotel.

 

FROOMMER’S REVIEW

Close to the Spanish Steps in the exact heart of Rome, this hotel surprisingly remains relatively undiscovered. Much renovated and improved, it has been installed on the third and fourth floor of a palace dating from the end of the 18th century. The building once belonged to the princes of the Borghese family, and the little hotel looks out onto the Borghese Palace. It lies within walking distance of the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Piazza Navona. The location is also close to Piazza Augusto and the Ara Pacis. In the midsize bedrooms, plain wooden furniture rests on parquet floors, and everything is in a classical tradition, comfortably modernized for today’s travellers. Half of the bathrooms come with tubs, the rest with showers. The staff of the front desk is one of the most helpful in central Rome.

 

“LE FIGARO”

Pas facile de trouver cet établissement très discret, au deuxième étage d’un immeuble du cinquecente (qu’on appelle ici immodestement ) appartemant aux Borghese, en plein centre ville. Une petite plaque sur la façade c’est tout. Raffiné, discret, lumineux; eccellente adresse.

 

GUIDE ROMA HOTELS

Just a few minutes walk from the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona and just around the corner from the designer shopping district, this newly restored hotel is located on the second floor of a historic villa, which once belonged to the Borghese Princes.
Walk through the archway into the courtyard with its honey-coloured walls, and you will immediately feel the atmosphere of this elegant and very tastefull small hotel. The owner has spared no expense in the renovations, using the best of materials, from beautiful marble for the floors to the exquisite curving wrought iron staircase, winding upwards from the foyer. Even the walls accommodate the lovely water colours of a local roman painter.
We can honestly say that this is a pearl amongst Roman hotels and we are thrilled that our clients also like it and constantly compliment FONTANELLA BORGHSE on the friendliness of its staff.


“REISEMAGAZIN”

Er ist der berühmtesten Adelspaläste Roms. 1580 erbaut, diente er der mächtigen Familie Borghese über Jahrhunderte hinweg als Stadtresidenz. Im ehemaligen Gästehaus der Familie gleich vis-à-vis liegt unser Hotel. Der Eingang befindet sich versteckt im Hinterhof, flankiert von Palmen und einer Marmor-Diana. Im zweiten Stock des 500 Jahre alten Hauses tut sich dann enie großbürgerliche Zimmerflucht auf. Cinzia Pighini – eine lebhafte, löwenmähnige Römerin wie aus dem Bilderbuch – hat auf zwei Etagen ein kleines Hotel eingerichtet und umsorgt ihre Gäste mit fröhlicher Anteilnahme, herzlichen Umarmungen und perfekten Englischkenntnissen. Eine eiserne Wendeltreppe verbindet die beiden Stockwerke miteinander; sonnengelbe Stoffe, Türrahmen aus altem, gemaltem Marmor-Imitat, Kristallüster und Wandteppiche strahlen Wärme und E leganz aus. Die Zimmer sind eher klein, aber mit Stil und schönen Stoffen gestaltet. Entzückend ist die Nr 205, ein Eckzimmer mit Grand Lit und einer Fensterbank, auf der man sitzen und das Treiben in der Gasse beobachten kann.


“RED FOR THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE”

The reasonably priced Fontanella Borghese is a secluded hotel in the heart of the most glamorous and romantic part of Rome. Ring the doorbell and you will be ushered into a small courtyard, complete with statue, where a tiny lift whisks you up to reception. The rooms are a decent size, its furnishing still look new and the bathrooms gleam. Within a 10 minutes-walk lie the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Campo de’ Fiori. And, of course, Via Condotti, where the shoppers at Prada, Gucci and Fendi are as fascinating as the objects on sale. The area is also full of atmospheric restaurants serving up delectable Roman food. The hotel meets three vital romance requirements; huge, sublimely comfortable beds; breakfast in your room at no extra cost; and a fully stocked mini-bar. The courtyard rooms are breezy and quiet, and the very cool, friendly desk staff – who don’t flicker an eyebrow if you emerge from your room at 1pm – make excellent recommendations for restaurants and places to visit.

 

FIGARO 

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From Tripadvisor, some reviews from our kind guests:

 

 

Recensito 1 settimana fa

sembra di andare a casa propria si entra in un portone con arco si apre una piccola corte e si sale .Si trova a 200 metri da piazza di spagna in fondo la via si vede trinità di monti a trecento metri vi è il teatro Margherita .L'hotel è Gestito da una cara signora di una simpatia unica . andate e vivete Roma come non mai

Ha soggiornato in Dicembre 2013, viaggiato con gli amici

Recensito il 4 novembre 2013 tramite dispositivo mobile

Ubicato in posizione davvero strategica, a due passi da p.zza di Spagna, si tratta di un albergo davvero ben curato, le camere piccole ma accoglienti, personale sempre cortese, ottima colazione servita in un elegante salotto. Consigliatissimo.

Recensito il 8 ottobre 2013

Efficienza,pulizia,cortesia di tutto il personale, ancora un piacevole soggiorno in questo hotel con ottima ubicazione nel centro di Roma.

Silenzioso, personale attento, lampadina fulminata in bagno rapidamente sostituita.

Da consigliare per viaggi di lavoro o piacere

Ha soggiornato in Ottobre 2013, viaggiato da solo

Recensito il 2 ottobre 2013

L'hotel perfetto per visitare Roma, posizione perfetta, tra piazza del popolo e piazza di Spagna. Il personale è cordiale disponibile e gentilissimo. Molto bello il palazzo antico entro il quale si trova l'hotel. Consigliatissimo davvero!!!!

Reviewed 15 November 2013

This was our first visit to Rome and we wanted to be within walking distance of the maximum of sites of interest as well as to be able to rely on the good advice of the hotel team in terms of where to go and where to eat.

We could not have found better!

The hotel was clean and quiet - very cosy and welcoming

During our stay ,we needed no taxi's, buses, metros - all was close by.

The suggestions for restuarants - at all levels of price - was always spot on.

The helpfulness of the team was always as wanted - not intrusive and always comprehensive.

A big "thank you" to everyone.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends

Reviewed 13 November 2013

This 2nd floor collection of rooms is extremely well located for sightseeing the highlights of Rome, yet away from the the really busy streets, so quiet at night. You can walk everywhere from there! The room we stayed in was smallish, simple and sufficient, decorated in soft neutral wall colors and green accents with a comfortable bed. The bathroom was quite pleasant with nice tile trims. The breakfast was adequate, the coffee great. The owner was delightful, very present and welcoming, referring to her establishment as "your home in Rome." The staff was good to us, very helpful and courteous. I would recommend this place for its location.

Stayed here for one night and was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness: the welcoming, helpful and easy-going attitude of the staff who gave sound advice on tourist and practical stuff: where to get a decent glass of wine and plate of food in this tourist-heart of Rome. The breakfast was great (including fresh fruit! a dearth in many italian breakfasts) and good coffee — a roast and blend which the hotel proprietor Cinzia herself has perfected over the year.

The hotel is clean and one feels comfortable to linger and read in the common areas. Note though that the single rooms are very much on the small side (like their sister hotel Hotel Due Torre) so if you are inclined to claustrophobia need a little more breathing space it might just be worth it to book yourself a double room.

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business

Reviewed 3 September 2013

My favorite hotel in Rome is the Fontanella Borghese. I took my mother and daughter with me on a business trip 2 summers ago so it was a combination business and family trip. The rooms aren't fancy - small but very clean and importantly, very quiet. The hotel is located across from the Borghese Palace in a small piazza - just down the street from the Spanish Steps, a few minutes walk to the Trevi, Pantheon, a short cab ride to Trastavere. The staff was consistently cheerful, warm and helpful, internet access was good and the complimentary breakfast perfectly fine. The restaurant was small but excellent for dinner when we were too tired to walk elsewhere. In particular, our dessert was lovely - tiny wild strawberries with gelato. An excellent value too, I recall the room was less than my per diem. I'll stay there again, whether I go for business or pleasure.

 

Reviewed 16 August 2013

I obsessed over Tripadvisor reviews before our vacation and finally settled on the Fontanella Borghese for our four days in Rome. We could not have been more pleased. The location was fantastic. The room was quiet, clean, and comfortable. The front desk staff could not have been more helpful -- drawing us excellent maps to specific locations and making phone calls on our behalf. And I especially loved the breakfast room, where a lovely woman waited each morning to make our due cappuccini. So much charm in a little hotel

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00186 Roma
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