The Duke Hotel lies in the safe, quite and exclusive Parioli in the Villa Borghese area, 2 km from Via Veneto and 2,5 km from Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps).
"Well: services, rates, quality"
The hotel is well located, in a walking distance you can find high-quality family restaurants, supermarkets etc. Taking into consideration restricted parking area, the hotel parking helps a lot. Though the hotel is in a distance from the city center, there is free shuttle service provided by the hotel to get to the city center and back. The quarter is calm and absolutely not noisy. Rate vs quality is exclusive.
"Catching (up with ) Caravaggio."
Everything about our stay at The Duke Hotel was 1st- rate. All staff were excellent, friendly , obliging & very helpful, from the Desk to the drivers of the wonderful Shuttle Bus to Piazza Del Popolo , which makes a stay at the hotel so straightforward. In particolare Grazie to Alessandro on the Desk who arranged our trip to the Galleria Borghese before we arrived. Buffet - style breakfasts were all one could wish. We did not dine in the hotel, but discovered a very friendly & welcoming family- run restaurant just down the road Archimede 80 , which we would recommend highly. A thoroughly enjoyable & rewarding stay.
"Lovely hotel with classic charm"
We really enjoyed our four nights in this hotel. All staff were friendly, the rooms were spacious with an old world charm and the breakfast buffet was delicious. The hotel is outside the centre of Rome but the hotel provides a prebookable shuttle bus. The hotel has large, attractive restaurant/lounges with a grand old fashioned feel. We really liked it.
"FOR SAVVY GUESTS"
This is my third review of this hotel, even if I had this great experience many times more! So I'm really sure in confirming the excellence of my choice. If you are tired of "standard" and impersonal Rome accommodations, go for this small, but really well runned pearl. It's one of the best kept secret in Rome: the staff is really helping and pro, rooms and suites clean and "old fashion". You'll have the perception of a home far from home. And you'll experience Rome the way an italian would do. Far from the crowded city centre, but a short walk from sparkling Via Veneto, you'll enjoy the atmosphere of Parioli (top class and sophisticated residential part of Rome). You'll reach Villa Borghese and Piazza del Popolo (the heart of Rome) in minutes, using the comfortable hotel shuttle. What to say about The Duke' fantastic breakfast' Go and try tre REAL cappuccino (in Italy we use to have it in the morning only) and coffee, in one with cakes and many other delicacies. The Duke it's always a good idea.
The positive: The staff was extremely friendly and were more than willing to answer any questions from my wife and I. The receptionist even informed us of a great places to visit to oversee Rome and to take pictures. This place had one of the best continental breakfast spreads that I have seen. The interior of the hotel was beautiful and clean, and there were no issues with our room. Our room had a balcony with a beautiful view. There is a shuttle van that departs the hotel every half hour and drops off/picks up guests at Piazza del Popolo. The negative: The shuttle van only seats six passengers, so guests have to reserve their seats in advance to guarantee their spots. The restaurant for dinner has a limited menu and is overpriced for the quality, so plan on eating dinner when you are out in the city.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB)
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM