Duke Hotel Rome - Boutique Hotel ★★★★

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Check-in: Feb 7, 2016 Check-out: Feb 8, 2016

Rome Vacation

Would not recommend Sun, Sep 23, 2012
If this hotel is considered to be a four star hotel, then Econo Lodge and Best Western are luxury resorts. The only thing we are happy about that the hotel didn't have bed bugs. I would not recommend to stay in this hotel if you are expecting a four star experience. And if you stay, then be prepared that after 12 hours of travelling you will be greeted with the news that they don't have any rooms available( even if you already paid for it and requested late check-in), but they will be happy to take you to the different hotel for that night and give you an upgrade the next day which includes cracked bathroom flloor tiles, mold above the toilet and the fancy radio system in the bathroom that doesn't work. Also be prepared that your room will not be cleaned every day. For some reason staff there goes to your room, moves a piles of dirty towels from one corner of the room to another and then chooses to hang "privacy please" on your door without cleaning it. Furthermore, be prepared that 5 minutes there is at least half an hour, and you have to call a couple times before they bring you fresh towels. Two pros this hotel has: Mercedes shuttle that they use to take guests to the center city and employee Luigi who is the only one friendly face there. Also, if you decide to have a breakfast there, be prepared than everything will not be out until 7.30, and the employees would cus you out if you come in at 7( since that's the time breakfast suppose to start). Hotel is located well outside of the city center. Make sure to schedule all your entertaintments around there free shuttle time, otherwise you have to take a taxi, as taking a bus is not a desireable option, unless you enjoy a scary ride by urban bus and then a 10-15 minutes fast uphill looking over your shoulder walk. If you are looking for better option, then check out The River Chateau Hotel. This is the hotel they provided for us the first night and we wish we could stay there for the whole week.

Nightlife hint

Shop early, eat early, as the most places close around 8 p.m.

| USA Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Very nice and close to city center.

Would recommend Mon, Sep 17, 2012
The staff was very helpful and the food was good. No local restaurants that we could find in the neighood but the food in the hotel was very good.

Attractions

Use the shuttle service provided by the hotel. It is free, dependable and convenient.

| Waco,TX Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Not bad for a First Trip to Rome

Would recommend Sat, Aug 11, 2012
The Hotel was nice. It was a little older, but well kept and clean. The staff was friendly. There is a tax that is implemented by a new law that charged like $5 a night per person in every hotel in Rome, so expect to pay more when you leave. The Website is nicer than the hotel itself, so don't expect a palace. One thing that was very helpful was the free shuttle to Piazza di Popolo that took avg. 15 minutes to get there (Call concierge at least 30 minutes prior to leaving).

Money saver

From Piazza di Popolo the Spanish steps are about 12-15 minutes walking distance and the the Metro is easy to hop on. Buses are free in Rome, so if you are good at Navigating it's really helpful. The Metro is 1 Euro 50 cents for 100 minutes. It takes you basically directly to many popular sites such as the Circus Maximus, Collesum, the Roman Forums, ect. One last thing, From FCO airport they DO NOT have a free ride, which it states. They have a free ride from a different airport. They charge a $65 flat rate to the hotel and $65 back to the airport. It may seem expensive, but it's worth it. From my lack of experience in traveling I got into a black car that didn't say taxi and pay 75 euros once I got to the hotel from the scamming taxi driver. Just get the reliable ride from the Duke and reserve someone to pick you up. p.s. Italian drivers are crazy!! If it's your first time in Rome, don't drive, just walk and have public transportation.

| Sacramento, CA Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

great location

Would recommend Sat, Aug 4, 2012
it is in a quiet area away from all the tourist attractions, so it was nice to come back from an all day outing to a peaceful place to rest at night.

| tampa, florida Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

very good

Would recommend Sat, Jul 21, 2012
I have woundrefull time and good service from the hotel .

| London Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

An Excellent Experience

Would recommend Sat, Jul 14, 2012
We very very pleasantly suprised how nice the hotel was.. It's close to the centre of Rome and the hotel provides free shuttle. The staff especially,the reception staff excedeed our expectations. Continental breakfast is nice and there's also a pleasant bar. However we went to a wine bar which was few minutes down the road. The only reason they didn't get 5 stars from us is that there is no kettle or iron in the rooms..

Nightlife hint

An excellent wine bar called Acquisto Cartasi, a couple of minutes down the road.. Fantastic food,great stuff and amazing cocktails.. Very reasonably priced..

| Bournemouth,UK Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

I really enjoyed staying at the Duke Hotel

Would recommend Fri, May 25, 2012
It's located a bit north of downtown Rome, but they provide a free shuttle to Piazza del Popolo. The free breakfast was much better than I expected, and the staff was always friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay there again, and would feel comfortable recommending this hotel to anyone.

Money saver

The free shuttle to Piazza del Popolo puts you within walking distance of many of the tourist sites. It runs every 1/2 hour.

| Seattle, WA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great out the way destination

Would recommend Sun, May 20, 2012
We love the amenities, large beautiful room with balcony, great breakfast buffet and no-problem shuttle any time we wanted to go to the City Center. We stayed six nights so we got a good feel for the hotel and it surpassed our every expectation. I would stay there again. Nice little grocery and reasonably priced food places within walking distance to the hotel.

Dining

There are a few nice places to eat in the area or go into the city and find any price range you want withing walking distace to City Center which is reached by the very convenient shuttle

| Cape Coral, Fl Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

A hotel

Would recommend Mon, Apr 16, 2012
Well it was my first time in Rome and what I heard of in regards to hotels I was not expecting anything nice as a matter of fact my friend and I already had it in our heads that it would be delapedated but what we got was a great place to stay. The room we had was small but not uncomfortable the beds are a little stiff but since we both have bad backs we were happy since this was to our advantage and pillows were soft. The bathroom was big and everything worked. The staff was friendly to us just give them time to do their thing if they look busy and they will attend to you in a friendly manner. The hotel is rather north of all tourist activities but that only gives you quiet nights and the shuttle gives you a ride to public transit and the Piazza del Popolo which if you follow the middle street down south you hit the tourist attractions. Over all nice place to stay and had good service at the Duke Hotel.

| Chicago, IL, USA Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great value

Would recommend Sat, Mar 31, 2012
I found this hotel to be beyond my expectations. I did not have breakfast, nor used their shuttle service to the centre, but was satisfied with the rest of the service. Would book this hotel during my next visit in Rome.

Time saver

Nearest station is Euclide which is 10 minutes walk from the hotel and is pretty much down the hill. Is recommended to walk if you don't have any luggage. Breakfast time is till 11 which is convenient, however we still didn't get up to eat! There is a carrefour within 5 minutes walk as well.

| Rome, Italy Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5