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Duca D'Alba Hotel
Ranked #141 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
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53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Exellent Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This hotel has the best location in Rome! Situated at the doorsteps of Cavour station, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum is right in the backyard. You can walk on to the street adjacent to the fora and move to Piazza Venezia in 10 minutes. All major attractions are at a walking distance.

What I also loved about the location was the street where the hotel was situated - it was very lively, with Sat and Sunday nights busy with musicians and locals. Some very good restaurants around.

Staff was very courteous and warm - Christian and Tatiana were really nice and so were Elisa and Angelo. There is a small pantry where you can have ice tea in the evening time, which was quite refreshing.

The only negative is that the room size was very small and the wifi did not work at times! But all in all, I'm definitely going back again!

Room Tip: Choose the main building rather than the Annex.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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ducalba, Proprietario at Duca D'Alba Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear Rajat_Dua_00,
Thank you for very good feedback you share about your expericence at Duca d'Alba Hotel, our Staff thank you, each of them is precious to our Guests who can refer to them as to Family and the Hotel is Home. Our rooms are so different from one another, in the main building as well as in the Annexes and some can be not very big but modern and nice ambiance, comfortable bathrooms, clanliness are a must in each room.
We are happy you enjoyed the excellent location to discover Rome and the lively character of the alley where we are, we take this opportunity to remind all readers that rooms facing the street have double glass double window to close the sounds outsite for a total silence.
We are sorry for the issue about the wi-fi, we use to ask our Guests to report us soon any problems in order to supervise and fix, we do not have particular problems actually, it could be a temporary fall and we are sorry.
Please contact us in the event you plan your next trip to Rome and we'll be happy to help you book online, very easy, in our official website.
Best Regards,
R. Giorgi
Owner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We initially stayed here before our cruise. The first thing I love about the hotel was it's charm. Before the cruise we were out in one of the rooms in the annex, the room had such character. The next positive was the staff. They were so professional and their willingness to help was superb.

If you are going to Rome and want to be in the heart of things and close to transportation and sights such as the Forum and Coliseum this hotel is perfect. We were a one minute walk from the Cavour subway station and less then 10 minutes to major archeological sites.

And finally the breakfast was such a nice addition to our stay. The food was a nice variety and very fresh. We loved our stay so much we decided to stay for two more nights at the end of our cruise. The second stay we were in the main building and had a great room with a private veranda, very nice.

I would highly recommend this hotel and look forward to staying again.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ducalba, Proprietario at Duca D'Alba Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear Lewiedr,
we are very happy we made your stay in Rome very comfortable ans satisfactory in both situations, before and at the end of your cruise. You enjoyed two different accomodations and you liked both, we offer modern and elegant (and very clean) rooms and some have beautiful balconies. We thank for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor as you give us the opportunity to illustrate our peculiarities: a place where to relax in in an intimate and very comfortable ambiance, in the main building as well as in the Annexes in local residences a few meters far; a perfect starting point to discover the roman beauties, from those surrounding the Duca d'Alba (the Colosseum, the Forum, the Cathedral of S.Peter in Chains, The Oppian Hill, the beautiful alleys of the ancient Suburra that is the current essence of the Monti Area where the Hotel is located). to the farther sights that you can reach with buses and metro.
Thank you for praising our breakfast, rich, fresh, for any tastes and re-filled all the time, and our Staff, friendly, professional, ready to help and to reply.
We would be happy to welcome you back to Duca d'Alba and please book your room online, our official website, for best rates guaranteed.
Best Regards,
R. Giorgi
Owner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

The hotel is excellently placed in a vibrant and fashionable part of town. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms, although small, are well decorated and very clean. The hotel's location makes it excellent for walking to all of the major city tourist attractions. It is in an area surrounded by bars and restaurants so you never have to go far to find something happening.

I would not contemplate staying anywhere else in Rome.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ducalba, Proprietario at Duca D'Alba Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you so much, Boffnet.
We do hope you would come to us again if ever planning to come back to Rome but we invite you to browse the best rates and offers in our official website and to contact us in the event of any needs, our Info Desk is always ready.
We are really grateful for your excellent description of the features Duca d'Alba Hotel offers in Rome: intimate situation, great locations in the heart of a historical district, in the heart of the great show of the Ancient Times wedging in the actual big City. Elegant and comfortable, very modern rooms await you like home in a quiet, small, noble palace.
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R. Giorgi
Owner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This hotel is quite unique in its style and feel. It was initially disappointing not to have a window in the room that overlooked anything and it was very dark, with dark fabric wall coverings, however it was very nicely furnished, clean and very comfortable. the staff were all friendly and very helpful, and the breakfast had good choices. The location of the hotel is great and quite close to the termini and good restaurants. The colosseum and old forum are close by and we found that we could walk most places , including the Pantheon. There is a really nice little fountain around the back of the hotel that appeared to be a bit of a meeting place , great for a cold beer at the end of the day with a relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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ducalba, Proprietario at Duca D'Alba Hotel, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Dear Jan S,
Thank you for reconfirming our good breakfast, friendly staff and the perfect location: if you search for proximity to most must-see places and a lively neighbourhood, Duca d'Alba is your ideal choice: alleys, small squares, restaurants, cafés, pubs and the Monuments watching people go by..
It is very clear now that Duca d'Alba Hotel is located in an old small palace adjoining to similar buildings in a very old part of Rome, the architecture distinguishes in lines of facades watching the street and an odd game of inside courts comes alive behind; our rooms could face the streets or the inside courts. Each room, in the main building or in the Annexes, offers its own mood and style and all of them are very modern, clean and elegant, ranging from bright light colours to darker, elegant tonalities enlightened by refined accessories.
We thank you for recommending Duca d'Alba hotel and please do no t hesitate to contact us for your next booking but also please visit our official website where you would find the best rates available only there.
Best Regards,
R. Giorgi
Owner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Railbookers arranged our rail travel in Italy, and reserved 3 nights for my family (of four) at this quaint, delightful hotel in early July. As other reviewers have commented, it is located near the Colosseum, and within walking distance to other historical sites. A pleasant discovery was how close the hotel was to San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains) – which I recommend you visit (especially if you are a Michelangelo aficionado). The hotel’s front staff was very friendly and accommodating; helping us navigate our way to eateries, and even directing us to a nearby laundromat that washed/dried our clothes for the same price if we had done them ourselves. My wife and I stayed in one room, and our two (young adult) kids in an adjacent room. These rooms were quiet and cozy, and each had a charming outdoor terrace that somewhat camouflaged the fact that your view was obscured by the side of a building. We loved it! The complimentary breakfast was excellent, and the free wifi worked well for us. A special treat awaited hotel guests in late afternoons: a self-serve pitcher of refreshing peach ice tea on the bar counter. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ducalba, Proprietario at Duca D'Alba Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Zaynez,
we are happy you were not disappointed by your bookers' choice, we are a family-friendly hotel, although we may say we are a friendly hotel to any situation, except goups: we chose not to welcome groups because we are a small hotel and prefer to protect the quiet and charming situation you appreciated, so relax in your rooms -nice and modern, clean and supplied with anything you may need- enjoy the small snuggles (our tea is home made and a small lounge bar awaits you back from long walks) and then live Rome, Arts and History, and enjoy the opportunity to share lively the atmosphere in the streets, among nice restaurants, shops, home-made ice cream labs (and whatever you can imagine) with the Romans and
Visitors from every corner of the world.
You quote San Pietro in Vincoli, a gem, thank you but we could spend hours telling about amazing sites located within a range of 1 km from the door, not only the Colosseum but the Forum, the beautiful Madonna dei Monti, a church and a lovely square, the popular fascinating alleys of the Monti Area, the Oppian Hill where the great Nero's Domus Aurea is located.. Come and see..
We thank you for your review and would be happy to welcome you back, please find the best rates in our official website and contact us directly.
Warmest Regards,
R. Giorgi
Owner
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is a lovely hotel and it does deserve the very good reviews.

We stayed in a twin room which was lovely and yes it was small but it served us ok as we were there to see the sights not the hotel room. The view was a downside and looked out onto and internal area so all we could see was walls so no view at all, but it did mean it was quiet. I did actually email the hotel and ask for a road view as we would have enjoyed seeing people go past but this did not happen. The other thing about the room was the single beds were tiny and made me feel slightly uneasy. The air con though was great and it was very hot when we were there.

The breakfast is not the best I have had but is ok with a fair choice.

The very best thing about this hotel is the location. We walked everywhere from there and it was brilliant!! There are lovely restaurants and a great wine bar all around the hotel. Even thought I know another reviewer commented on the safety on a back street it really did feel completely safe and you just need to take the same precautions with bags etc like any big city. We caught a bus direct from the airport, there is a desk in arrivals, got straight on the bus to Termini for 3.90E each and then caught the metro which is next door to Cavour and you can see the hotel from this stop. It is so easy and we were in Termini about 9pm and felt completely fine.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

If you want to explore this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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ducalba, Proprietario at Duca D'Alba Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear betterholmes,
We wish to thank you for writing good things about Duca d'Alba Hotel: as stated in some previous replies to Guests' reviews, the old small palace where we are are is part of a block where units wedge in, this is typical of an ancient city center, some windows face the street some the courts inside, this could be charming; you asked for a room facing the street, we are sorry we could not give you because not available and for the tiny bed, well, we have regular size single beds (and some smaller one for family rooms with young children), we could have tried to help you some way if we had known.
Thank you for reconfirming the great location, you can step on ancient streets, turn around ancient corners and live the arts, Archaeology or the modern Rome surrounding the Hotel.
Dear betterholmes, we do appreciate very much your report about safety, we explained already exactly what you say: just take care of yourself and of your stuff like in any other big city.
The way you got to Duca d'Alba from the Airport is just one of the many options anybody can enjoy, from a few euros by bus to more comfortable private transfers: our Staff is ready to give any information before our Guests' arrival, just ask.
..and if you plan to come again, please go to our official website to choose the ideal solution for you or... just ask, we're here.
Warm Regards,
R. Giorgi
Owner
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Spent 3 nights here late June. Not far from railway station or metro. Once there given a lovely room with a little outside terrace, really nice! Not a huge room but very clean and we had quite good wifi reception in our room, A very central location. Coliseum only 10 mins walk away and very close to Forum too! We walked to all the main attractions from here. Great breakfast and very helpful staff, we will definitely return again and can highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ducalba, Proprietario at Duca D'Alba Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear SaffronTorquay,
We wish to thank you for telling about the crux points that are typical of Duca d'Alba Hotel in a very few words but still so exhaustive: location, lovely rooms, (some have very nice balconies and some have nice view on the roofs of the neighbourhood.), cleanliness, quality breakfast.
We invite you, if coming back, and everyone planning to come to Duca d'Alba Hotel to browse our official website to book at the best rates available only there and to write to our Info e-mail address for any needs.
Thank you.again.
Best Regards,
R. Giorgi
Owner
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Property: Duca D'Alba Hotel
Address: Via Leonina 14, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#64 Business Hotel in Rome
#81 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#119 Family Hotel in Rome
#130 Romantic Hotel in Rome
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Hotel Class:4 star — Duca D'Alba Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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