Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
Found slightly north of the bustle of the city centre in an elegant neighbourhood outside the old city walls, Aldrovandi Villa Borghese is in a perfect position for visitors to the Eternal City. The hotel itself overlooks the lush greenery of the Borghese gardens and has enough space to offer guests gardens of its own, as well as an outdoor heated pool. It’s also in easy walking distance of sights like the Spanish Steps, although Aldrovandi Villa Borghese also offers a complimentary shuttle service there, should the Roman heat dissuade a stroll through the city streets.
In short: you get the best of both worlds at the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese, enjoying a relaxing place to stay as well as easy access to the sights. Then there’s the hotel itself. The building dates back to the 19th century and has more than a little in the way of palatial grandeur. The public and private spaces are awash with marble, from the lobby to the guestroom bathrooms, and chandeliers glitter above.
But that’s not all. The hotel’s Assaje restaurant, with Resident Chef Claudio Mengoni and Executive Chef Andrea Migliaccio at the helm (both Michelin starred in their own rights) has a well-deserved Michelin star for its gourmet Mediterranean cuisine. And the SPA by Mytha Hotel Anthology, meanwhile, has everything guests could want, from massage rooms and steam baths, to a thalasso mini-pool, sauna, and luxurious Biologique Recherche products. There’s even a state-of-the-art fitness suite if you’d rather work up a sweat rather than work out your knots with a pampering massage.
You can also enjoy massages in your room, as well as 24-hour in-room dining. But there’s so much to explore in the hotel, including the option to dine and drink under the stars in the Garden Bar and Restaurant, enjoy Italian classics in the intimate glamour of the Grill Restaurant, and simply sink into a plump leather chair for a refreshing cappuccino or a well-mixed cocktail in the refurbished AMerican Bar. The only solution? Stay for a while and experience it all.