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“Chic, comfortable hotel, if you do not mind not being in the historic center.”
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Duke Hotel
Ranked #140 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
New York, NY
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Chic, comfortable hotel, if you do not mind not being in the historic center.”
Reviewed 28 July 2008

Myself, my husband and our eight year old son stayed at the Duke Hotel for one night at the very end of our trip to Italy this past July. We had stayed in a more centrally located hotel for the first two nights of our trip. However, my son felt that our room at the other hotel had been too dark (due to scaffolding), and he insisted that we needed to find a new hotel for our last night. Expedia was offering a terrific rate for a junior suite at the Duke Hotel, about which I had remembered reading rave reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. The room was stylishly appointed, light, and very comfortable. The concierge booked us into a quite good restaurant in the neighborhood called Pagaroma. The shuttle bus transported us there for free. One thing that I quite liked about this restaurant was that the only tourists eating there that night seemed to be from the Duke Hotel. (I know this because we encountered most of them the next morning at breakfast.) Everyone else appeared to be real, live Romans who actually lived in the neighborhood.
The next morning, the buffet breakfast was really good. My son was thrilled. At the first hotel, the buffet breakfast had not been included and, I had felt, not worth the splurge. We had eaten a perfectly nice breakfast in a cafe nearby, but it had been a big disappointment for him.
The Duke Hotel does seem to be very child friendly. I think they must get quite a lot of families staying there. The suggestions for children's activities in their brochure were interesting -- a trip to the children's museum, bicycle riding in the Villa Borghese Gardens. The sort of activities I might recommend to a Roman family visiting Manhattan. My son definitely wants to stay there again next summer, but for longer. My husband would prefer to be nearer to the historic center where he can walk around. He had preferred the first hotel. I think that we might have to split it up again just to keep everybody happy.
I should add that I assume that the reason that I was able to get such a good rate at the last minute was due to the fact that the location of the Duke Hotel is not ideal.

  • Liked — Our room was really chic and comfortable; the concierge was friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Disliked — The location is a bit off the beaten track.
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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Reviewed 27 July 2008

Me and my wife went to The Duke Hotel, in Rome, really afraid about the location because we thought that it was too far from the historical center. But we had a great surprise.

The hotel is great... we stayed in a beautiful suite with 02 LCD Tvs and a spacious bathroom.

About the distance from the historical center: a car service every half hour to and from the historical center and the hotel is very close to the metro station... so, no problem with that.

A special thing to register is the breakfast... the best one we had during the whole trip to Italy (more 04 hotels).... very nice, with a lot of fruits and options.

  • Liked — The room and the staff
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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North Yorkshire
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Reviewed 23 July 2008

We used the Duke as a base for a week in Rome to start our honeymoon and we couldn't have chosen a better hotel. Absolutely everything at this hotel was amazing - food, room, staff, cleanliness - not a single thing we could find fault with. We fell in love with the hotel and will definately be going back (don't let the fact that it's a little out of the centre put you off, the hotel run a FREE Mercedes shuttle minibus all day to and from the Spanish Steps).
If you're looking for the perfect place to stay in Rome go for the Duke.

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  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 July 2008

We stayed 3 nights at the Duke and found it ideal for the needs of a family of 4 looking for a fairly high standard of comfort. We had an attractive and spacious room with a large balcony, with room for table and chairs - could easily have enjoyed a room service meal on it if we'd been so inclined. There was a large sofa bed for the children.

The hotel's location, situated beyond the gardens of the Villa Borghese, was just a minor inconvenience. A regular complimentary shuttle bus will take you to and from a drop-off point within easy walking distance of the Spanish steps. The hotel restaurant is very pleasant for breakfast. We had dinner their one evening and were fed very well indeed but it is better to get out and about. The front desk were extremely helpful in giving us restaurant recommendations and reservations. We thoroughly enjoyed the places they recommended.

Stayed May 2008
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Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2008

If I had to travel to Rome a second time, I would select a place closer to town. This might be a good choice for a business traveler, but the access to downtown was highly inconvenient.

The shuttle was nice and the service in the shuttle excellent.

The service at the front desk was good and the quality of the room excellent.

  • Liked — Very nice room and free internet
  • Disliked — Location was too difficult
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Italy
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Reviewed 10 July 2008

the reason why I booked this hotel is because I had to attend a party at the concert hall, which is 5 minutes away by cab, and it was the cheapest 4 stars (120€)

Our room was quite small, but it was very clean and had quite a big bathroom if we had to compare it with the room itself.

THe hotel looks brand new and I had the idea that also the restaurant was quite good from the menu I read but unfortunately I have not ate there.

It has not the best location if you want go visit ROme as a tourist even if not far away there is a suburban train station where you can catch a train that brings you in the premises of Piazza del Popolo.

On hte other hand if you are coming to attend a show, concert or rugby game in the Flaminio Stadium it has a very good location because the stadium is in walking distance (approx 10 min.)

Even the new concert hall has the same distance. We went to the Hall by taxi because it was raining like hell otherwise we would have walked.

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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winslow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2008

We stayed in this hotel late June 2008. The hotel is in a quiet residential area but if you are organised and book yourself onto the courtesy mercedes bus into Rome it isnt really a problem.
We felt the hotel was wonderful....real attention to detail. The breakfast was perfect with anything you could possibly want. A large table full of fruit, cereals, cheese, bacon, eggs, danish pasties etc. By far the best thing about this hotel were the friendly, helpful staff. If I returned to Rome I would go back to this hotel without hesitation, we didn't want to come home!

Stayed June 2008
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Property: Duke Hotel
Address: Via Archimede 69, 00197 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#79 Business Hotel in Rome
#82 Family Hotel in Rome
#83 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#101 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Duke Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star boutique hotel The Duke Hotel allows you to enjoy the city at its best: art, culture, shopping and business. Nestled in the Villa Borghese area The Duke Hotel offers a quiet and private place to return to after a day of exploring the Eternal city's attractions or doing business. Just minutes away from the historical center, where the finest shops and historical sites can be found and nearby the new Auditorium Parco della Musica, Galleria Borghese, Olimpic Stadium and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. The Duke Hotel will be an ideal place for single tourists, families and business travelers alike.The Duke Hotel has 86 comfortable rooms. The rooms are distributed over 6 floors and are different in shape and size. Some rooms have balcony or terraces. Several connected rooms. Four rooms are equipped for disabled guests. A smoking floor is also available. All these rooms are tastefully decorated with the furnishings further enhanced by coordinated flowers and offers all comforts and services of a 4* hotel. Authentic Italian cuisine is served in its restaurant "I Duchi". You may enjoy a variety of original menu creations and regional home-made pastries. The cuisine adds a touch of creativity to the traditional cooking with international specialties recommended by our Chef. The comfortable Polo Lounge Bar is a popular meeting place. The warm atmosphere makes it an ideal meeting point where you can relax, enjoy a large choice of cocktails and drinks and taste the traditional English Afternoon Tea. For business travelers or those hosting a social event while in the city The Duke's Meeting Rooms are equipped with all technical fittings as well as special technology for videoconferences such as ISDN lines. All the Meeting Spaces maintain the same taste for detail as the hotel with comfortable chairs and furnishings in delicate shades creating an elegant yet efficient atmosphere.If you are looking for a quality luxury hotel in Rome ... more   less 
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