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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.



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.



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.



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.


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.


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.



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From Tripadvisor, some reviews from our kind guests:


La posizione dell'hotel è centralissima e, lasciata l'auto al parcheggio di piazza Cavour (relativamente vicino, basta attraversare il Tevere) potete raggiungere in pochi minuti tutte le vie dello shopping e le attrazioni turistiche romane (da Piazza di Spagna a Piazza Navona ecc.). L'hotel è molto confortevole e ben arredato con personale cortesissimo e ambiente familiare. Le camere sono silenziose e comode. Ottima esperienza. Ci torneremo.

* Ha soggiornato in Novembre 2014, viaggiato per affari




L albergo è' situato al centro della città storica in un palazzone antico ristrutturato.

L impressione che ho avuto entrando nel palazzo e successivamente in albergo e' stata quella di entrare in una casa molto ben tenuta. Personale accogliente e professionale pronto a soddisfare le esigenze del cliente. La mia camera non era tanto grande ma dotata di tutti i confort, ivi compreso il Wi-Fi gratuito .e pulita. Il bagno piccolo e vecchio ma perfettamente funzionante . La hall è' circondata da salottini molto comodi anche per incontri di lavoro. Ci ritornerò senz altro e lo consiglio vivamente .

Ha soggiornato in Novembre 2014, viaggiato per affari


Recensito il 30 luglio 2014

questo piccolo albergo è situato alla fine di via Condotti e ha il pregio di essere strategicamente ubicato vicino alle principali attrazioni di Roma (Fontana di Trevi, Campo dei Fiori, Piazza di Spagna, Parlamento, Quirinale, Villa Borghese, etc). Le stanze seppur piccole sono pulite e confortevoli.

Di nuovo (per la terza volta) al "nostro" Fontanella Borghese.! Location perfetta, nel cuore di Roma..........un vero Paradiso! La gentilezza e la calda accoglienza della sig.ra Cinzia e di tutto il personale (mitico Kaled), un sorriso che ti fa sentire il benvenuto, quasi di casa! Insomma, il meglio che si possa avere in termini di servizio e accoglienza!!! E poi, Agnese felicissima di avere accarezzato il simpaticissimo "cagnolone"!

Alla prossima, paola dario agnese

* Ha soggiornato in Maggio 2014, viaggiato con la famiglia



Reviewed 3 December 2014

Anyone who travels to Rome, on holidays or business, knows that hotel rooms there are nose-bleedingly expensive.

I have stayed in a few of them - the splendid Hassler, the beautiful and stylish Portrait Suites - as well as a couple of more budget priced hotels.

The first was the Due Torre... and then in May, its sister hotel, the Hotel Fontanella Borghese.

Well-situated, this little family-owned and friendly hotel sits at the foot of the Via Condotti, but without the Via Condotti prices.

I had a tiny single room with a great bathroom sufficient for my needs, given I was out every day and night.

The breakfasts are great, and the staff so kind.

I was at a conference at the top of Piazza Navona, and walked there every day, and home every night, via Via Scrofa.

it is simple, but graceful in its simplicity. Da vedere, as they say in Italy.


The Hotel is in the very centre of Rome: as you walk out the door you can see the Spanish steps at the end of the road. The rooms are clean and quiet, not too big but functional. The bathroom as well, not too big but with all you may need and more. You are in the centre of Rome, use the room to sleep and get dressed for a wonderful dinner out!

The staff is incredibly helpful and attentive, and can help you with nearly everything, from mini ironing boards to dinner reservations.

The breakfast is the classic Italian cereal, milk and pastry combo, the cake could have been fresher but then again, when in Rome, adapt and enjoy!

A quiet and clean place like this, in the centre of Rome, it is quite rare for the (not at all exorbitant) price. You get a garage with bed bugs in other cities for a lot more, I would not complain about that.

* Stayed November 2014, travelled as a couple



THE BEST LOCATION! This hotel is a few small blocks away from wonderful restaurants, shopping, and historic sights. It is a 3 star hotel so rooms are on the small side. Our room was very clean which is important to me. The staff was wonderful. Friendly, funny, and helpful. We had a huge problem with hertz and the owner was invaluable in helping us. We would stay here again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it.

* Stayed October 2014, travelled as a couple


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Largo Fontanella Borghese, 84
00186 Roma
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