Located in a quiet, upscale neighborhood right in the center of Rome and across the street from the famous gardens of the Villa Borghese, the family-run Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is an exquisite luxury hotel convenient to all that Rome has to offer and yet secluded, spacious and private.
Built in the 19th Century as a luxurious, ivory colored villa, the hotel still maintains the elegant look of days gone by in its marble floors, carved wood panels, chandeliers and draperies. More importantly, the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is updated to the highest modern standards of hospitality and luxury.
Perhaps the most striking and unique feature of this special property is the extensive garden and pool area which provides guests with a half-acre of beautifully maintained outdoor space complete with shade trees, flowers, palms and plenty of comfortable seating for enjoying the serene setting. A large pool in a sunny corner of the grounds is the perfect spot to cool off and relax after a day of sightseeing. To enjoy the outdoors beyond the hotel’s grounds, borrow one of the bicycles available free of charge outside the front door and pedal through the famous Villa Borghese gardens or through the leafy nearby streets that lead toward the wonders of Rome.
Within the hotel itself, beyond the beautiful and sophisticated lobby area, are two fine dining restaurants, Asaje, which serves a Mediterranean menu in its bright, window encircled dining room or outside on a patio overlooking the garden and pool, and The Grill which offers Italian favorites in a cozy, club-style setting that is especially enjoyable in the winter with a fire crackling in the fireplace. The American Bar, a chic and recently renovated cocktail lounge, is a great place to enjoy a drink in a sophisticated, trendy setting. You can work off any calories acquired in the Aldrovandi state of the art fitness room.
The guest rooms at the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese are impeccably appointed, as you would expect from a high level luxury hotel and, despite the owners’ care to preserve the period charm of the building, modern conveniences like flat screen televisions and free WiFi are seamlessly incorporated into each room and suite. The high ceilings, white marble floors, soft color palette used for the furnishings and draperies, and large windows offering views into the trees lend an airy feeling to the already unusually large rooms. Bathrooms adjoining each room include amenities like double sinks and the inclusion of not only a shower but also a large, deep bathtub, perfect for soaking away the stress of travel. Of course, if you would like additional help relieving stress, the La Mer spa, also located in the hotel offers a variety of treatments as well as an irresistible Jacuzzi tub for additional relaxation.
The Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is truly a treasure in the heart of Rome and well deserves its place among the world’s finest hotels. http://www.aldrovandi.com/