Hotel Relais Ducale4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
On a recent visit to Gubbio Old Town we made two visits to this beautiful hotel set alongside Gubbio's magnificent Piazza Grande. Our first visit was for coffee's whilst on our second, we had a fine lunch sat in the sunshine on the hotel's outer table in the Piazza square. The staff were efficient and friendly and the lunch was delightful. For those visiting Gubbio Old Town I recommend a visit to see the hotel's palatial outer decor and its inner old world charm.
We stayed in a double room for one night and we loved this hotel. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Our room was on the 4th floor and it overlooked the historical center of Gubbio. The bed was large and comfortable, bathroom clean and spacious; we also appreciated the complimentary tea and coffee. There were beautiful gardens on each level and also a secret tunnel! Continental breakfast was ok. There is a free underground parking the hotel recommends and it is 10 minutes away on foot, you can enter the old city and leave the luggage at the reception and then go and park. There are a lot of stairs leading from the entrance to the reception and they are quite steep - after that there is an elevator for the upper floors.
I've been here with my girlfriend just for 2 nights and we had a wonderful stay ! 1) Excellent first impression at arrival. Especially the owner Daniela was very professional, helpful and with a huge smile ! We'll remember that ! 2) My room was in the historic part of the hotel where you can find a beautiful garden with view on the old town ! Very romantic especially at sunset. The room was completely furnished: television, free wi-fi, hairdryer, bathtub, minibar, ecc. 3) The buffet breakfast it's served every morning at the hotel bar. It was delicious ! There's ham, italian salami, different kind of cheese, crossaint, jams, eggs (with a small extra cost you can have scrambled eggs), juices, yogurt, italian espresso, cappuccino, for us it was enough ! During the summer you can bring the food from the breakfast room on the tables outside on the main square of Gubbio ! Piazza Grande if I'm not wrong ! :) 4) The restaurants that Barbara from reception recommend us were excellent ! Taverna del Lupo the highest quality restaurant of Gubbio where we had our best pasta with truffle. I love that ! It was tasting so good.. 5) Even the farewell was great, very warm ! The guy from United States help us a lot with car and the luggage ! Thanks once to everyone ! I'll recommend this hotel to my family and friends. See ya !
We stayed in July 2017, end of July, and we had a wonderful stay at the Relais Ducale. The owner welcomed us warmly and the staff were very helpful. The good thing about the hotel's location is the access to the Piazza Grande overlooking Gubbio. Early evening, we sat at the terrace next to the Piazza Grande and enjoyed a lovely aperitif. The rooms are unique and walking up to the rooms you can't overlook the antique furnitures which makes it all so more exceptional. Breakfast was divine and after staying at the hotel for two nights, we will definitely head back in the near future.
You simply cannot have a better location in the city as the hotel is situated next to Palazzo dei Consoli, one of the most interesting historical sites. The rooms are spacious, there is a splendid room for "reflection" next to the reception, beautifully furnished, all the staff most helpful and attentive and breakfast decent. Moreover, if you come by car, you can park briefly to unload the luggage and them have a free parking nearby. There is also a lovely terrace right next to the reception on the second floor where you can dine, have drinks and coffee..
This is a rambling hotel with rooms and terrace gardens on several levels, which is entirely in keeping with the layout of the town - not surprising, as it's a conversion of several old buildings (make sure to explore the secret passages). We loved the barrel-vaulted room we occupied, which was both comfortable (a/c, mini-bar, tea-making tray which is far from universal in Italian hotels) and characterful, and the gardens above the main piazza were a delight. I am not a good sleeper, but was not bothered at all by the bell tower which some reviewers mentioned, so it probably depends on your room. Breakfast and bar were both good, and the staff were without exception friendly and helpful (thanks also to Dora the parrot).
Excellent location, but very small and under-equipped room, quite a convoluted architecture, low quality breakfast with acceptable price level. Not a good deal anyway, there's better around, I guess. Good for one night, not for a long stay
This hotel is Gubbio at it's best. Very nice and spacious rooms (with air conditioning) and the views from the windows are absolutely breathtaking. We stayed on the 3rd floor and it has a rooftop garden that is beautiful and serene. The bathrooms were large with large showers. Breakfast was included and was typical Italian breakfast with many choices of breads, meats, cheese, yogurts, fruit, etc. The bar has a good inventory and excellent choices for Prossecco. We stayed for several days and will return. There is parking at the top of the mountain and underground, it is free. Driving is a little crazy in this tiny town, but it is to be expected.
Friendly greeting in a hotel that was probably refurbished 30 years ago! Facilities ok, but need upgrading. Wonderful position in town and fabulous terraced garden. I should imagine this was a fantastic hotel in the 1980's
My husband and I stayed for one night on our recent first visit to Gubbio this past Christmas. Spectacular! Daniela, Sean, and everyone there were so pleasant and helpful. Even little Nala...though a bit shy. We wish we could have stayed a few more nights. Seeing the giant Christmas tree lit on the mountain, the funivia ride, Basilica de S. Ubaldo (gorgeous stained glass), sunset, and the life-size Presepe .... all amazing! Thanks for a great visit. We hope to return some day.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 595 reviews