When we arrived (by bus no 360, 15-20 minutes from Termini station, 1 euro), we immediately recognized the hotel from the pictures of their website. Luckily, because there was no sign on the outside of the hotel. The girl from the reception was already expecting us. She showed us the room and helped us with the luggage. We booked an executive room, because we wanted a room with a jacuzzi, which was great, after a day of strolling around Rome. The room wasn't really big, but good enough for a few (5) days: enough space to store our luggage, a nice bed, classic furniture, spacious bathroom.
The room was very tidy and they cleaned it every time we left the hotel (sometimes the towels were changed twice a day). Breakfast room was downstairs. They offered a wide range of cakes and some bread, yoghurt and fruit. Coffee (try the latte macchiato) and tea was served fresh. The men who worked were really nice. Breakfast was served until 10.30, which was great for us.
We spend most of our time in the centre (Colloseum, Vatican, shopping streets) with all the other tourists, but the location of the hotel was also great if we wanted to go to the park (Villa Borghese is a 10 minute walk), the Zoo (in Park Borghese) or when we wanted to go to great restaurants without other tourists. The receptionists at the hotel gave us great tips and made reservations for Molto (international food, great, but a little expensive) and La Pariolina (Italian food, not too fancy). We ate at 9, that's when it becomes more crowded in restaurants. Both restaurants are only a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
I would absolutely recommend this hotel to my friends, because it was clean, the location was great, the people were extremely nice and helpfull and the hotel was small and intimate.
Of course there's also a remark: the internet wasn't always working (but that problem can also be caused by my laptop).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Eternal City and finally retire in the quietness of Villa Duse, one of the most exclusive Roman houses, the perfect place for a happy landing. Claiming its uniqueness, Villa Duse will wrap you in an environment which exudes discretion, quality and style, and will give you the feeling of an increasing comfort, relax and peace. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK), Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, Evoline ltd and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Hotel Villa Duse reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.