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Hotel Duca d'Alba - Rome

4 star Hotel Rome

Via Leonina 14 - Rome

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The Hotel Duca D'Alba is situated in one of the most ancient Roman districts—the Suburra, now known as Rione Monti—within easy reach of all major attractions and near trendy boutiques in the centre of Rome.

The hotel is a beautiful old building with a friendly staff who can help guests with car rentals and express courier and babysitting services.

The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Venezia, Piazza di Spagna, Via Veneto and Colosseo.

This very lively district also offers a large variety of restaurants serving international cuisine, as well as local trattorias and wine bars.
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Facilities at Hotel Duca d'Alba

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 90 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 6 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 11 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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9.0

Clean

8.5

Location

8.1

Quiet

6.0

Spacious

9.0

Service

Hotel Duca d'Alba reviews

6.8 Fair
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Excellent situatd if you want visit Roman Rome - Close to coluseum and Forum Romanum. Good and many restaurants around in Monti area

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel with so much charm. The shower was a little small, but that is typical in Italy. The room was updated and we enjoyed a glass of wine every evening in our room. You are a five minute walk to the Colosseum and the Forum and there are plenty of restaurants surrounding the hotel. The staff was awesome. I highly recommend!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

great location,Best location in Rome . rooms are small but very nice.and staff are very nice and english was no problem

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

We enjoyed our stay in this hotel very much. The staff were very kind and accommodating. The beds were comfortable, roooms clean and with good sound-proofing. To be perfect, we would have wanted the breakfast to be served to 10:30 or 11 rather than to 10, as there was a time change for us and it was difficult to make it down in time. Breakfast selection was not as good as we hoped, but there was at least something for everyone and tea and coffee were good. On the first night, the air-conditioner in our room was running non stop and our room was much too cold. I asked about this at reception the next day and was given a remote to control the temperature. This should have been in the room but apparently people take these away with them sometimes. Do not let the above two comments deter you from booking here. This was a delightful hotel, made all the better by the staff employed. Easy walking distance to the Coliseum (book your tix online in advance to avoid the queues!), plenty of taxis, very near a good bus stop (electric bus 117 goes right round the city, 10 mins to the Spanish Steps and back down the main shopping street...), metro is at 3 minutes walking.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Only one night. Single room. Room very narrow and short bed (< 1.80 m). Good bathroom and cleanness.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The hotel is at a great location - within minutes of walking distance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Il Vittoriano and other major attractions in the area. It is a 1 minute walk to the metro station which makes it very accessible to other parts of Rome. The staff was very helpful; this certainly helps when you are traveling alone. I did not hear noises from other hotel guests, but I was woken up too early a couple of times when there was construction going on right outside the hotel. The electricity went off a few times for a few nights, but the staff was able to turn it back on fairly quickly. The breakfast buffet was excellent! I stayed in a room that was very clean and spacious for one person (it was a double room). I would recommend this place.

6.5 Fair
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

All was excellent especially the breakfast but the room was really too small for the price we paid.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A wonderful place to stay.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is well maintained. It appears to have been fairly recently renovated. The breakfast buffet was very good, not particularly imaginative, but with decent variety. The room was nicely furnished and maintained. The bathroom was modern. We fit comfortably in the room with two suitcases. The windows are excellent and really block the street noise. We did open them a couple of times and enjoy the street sounds and the fresh air. The air conditioning worked well. The staff was friendly and knowedgable. All of the people we encountered at the front desk spoke English well. The location was great. It is very close to the Cavour Metro stop. It is just a short block off of Via Cavour, a major, wide (by Italian standards) street, but is in an old neighborhood of narrow streets and interesting buildings. There are a number of good, small restaurants in the neighborhood with reasonable (for Rome) prices. We asked one of the desk clerks for a restaurant recommendation on our first night and he said that, rather than recommending a particular restaurant, he would recommend two streets within a block of the hotel where we should wander and pick one. We ate at several in the neighborhood, one decent, and the others very good. In particular we would recommend one that is just outside the hotel. Walk out the front door and you will be facing Ristaurante La Cicala e La Roma. Try their pumpkin ravioli. We highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Chile

Great location, many good restaurants and shops at walking distance and subway station half a block away. The room even small was good enough. Staff was friendly and breakfast was good. Good pick; I do reccomend it.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

special dedicace to Angelo and all his staff for the great welcoming..Thanks again, all was wonderful

7.3 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was very clean and friendly, breakfast was a disappointment. The best steak ive ever had was at the Baires, not far from the hotel. If you get sick of pasta and pizza's i would recomend going to the Baires but you will need plenty of money!!!!!!!!

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location to explore ancient Rome on foot- close to the Colosseum, forums and Palatine Hill. The hotel is very convenient to the Cavour Metro stop and just one stop from the Termini. This was our second stay at Duca d'Alba and we recommend it. Hot breakfast buffet is good. Our room on this trip had a private balcony. Massimiliano was very helpful with our museum reservations. He and all the staff were very attentive. There are many good eateries on Via Leonina: the pizzeria across the street, the restaurant next door (red sliding door) has the best lasagna, but our favorite is the gelateria right next door! And there's a neighborhood grocer nearby on Via Boschetto with produce, food for snacks and water. We hope to be back soon!

7.5 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Mozambique

Very goo location, near (20m) to the couvur metro station. Apart from the size of room and the elavator noise (all nigth) this hotel has a good ratio quality/price

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Nice rooms, particularly by Italian standards, albeit a bit small. Excellent friendly staff. An enjoyable stay.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Hotel location for the price was excellent. Staff were extreamly nice and helpful. I could not say a bad thing about this hotel. Would definately stay here again.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This property was within walking distance to the colesseum and forums and many other sites. It is also within walking distance from the train station. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The room could have been a bit bigger, but we were only in it for sleeping and showering so the size did not bother us. Breakfast was simple and sufficient. My wife left her wedding rings in the bathroom the morning we were flying home. The hotel staff located them and sent them to the airport with the same driver that took us to the airport. The driver made it just in time-and I never questioned the integrity of the staff. They were gracious and very helpful throughout our entire stay. We'd stay again!

7.7 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Excellent staff and a very nice location for wandering in the evening and getting to most attractions. Room was very small, but this is central Rome and I was on business so was only using the room to sleep in. Would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone for a centrally located, pleasant stay. Only about 20-30 min taxi ride from Ciampino which is a fixed price of 30 Eur, so if you don't want the hassle of buses with luggage it's reasonable.

7.6 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Small but adequate room, with an extremely small bathroom. The worst part was the shower - if you dropped the soap, you had to open the door in order to bend down to pick it up. And, the drain was plugged, so the base of the shower quickly filled up with water. The service was fine, the breakfasts were fine, and the hotel couldn't be in a better location. Close to the Metro and the Colosseum. Stayed in another hotel (Apollo) in the same area, and would recommend it over Duca d'Alba.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

the staff were all helpful, the breakfast was good plenty of choice. The bedroom was small, but suddicient for two, as we it was only used at night. The pillowcases were changed daily which was nice. plus it is in an excellent location within walking distance of all sights.It was easy to get to fromthe airport via the metro as there is a metro station close by. On our return journey to the airport the hotel were happy to arange a taxi on our behalf which we were very pleased with.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Excellent hotell for vacation trips to Rome. Within walking distance for (nearly) everything to see.

7.5 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Great service, nice but small room. Shame about the view!

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

We went to Rome by train and so we looked for a hotel near the station and near the historic center of the city. The Duca d'Alba was absolutely the best choice for visiting the monuments and museums of of historic Rome and even the way to vatican you take by foot without getting tired of walking. The hotel is very good isolated, you don't hear the noise of intensive streetlife around the hotel and the climatization works satisfying.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

El hotel me ha encantado. Está muy bien situado, céntrico en la parte del coleseo y bien comunicado a través de autobús, metro cavour, autobús 117, es un hotel acogedor.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Wonderful location 5 min walking to Coliseum and lots of nice restaurants door to door to the hotel Very quiet and good breakfast

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

Well, after enough time paying "low/middle prices" for hotels all over Europe, I can say this one was great. It was our first time in Rome, we were worried of the prices, but Duca d'Alba was really nice and centrally located. The room was smallish, but I have stayed in smaller ones (Frankfurt, London, Glasgow). Overall the hotel was clean, the service was great and the stuff friendly. Big plus: they were speaking English well enough to communicate. The charges were exactly as listed, the breakfast was OK and we were offered at least two free-of-charge cappuccinos. If I have to say something bad with this review it's the fact that our room was on the back of the building and with luck of daylight. On the other hand there was no noise from the road and I could sneak at the small terrace for a smoke.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was excellent, well located, clean and quiet. The desk staff spoke excellent English and vere very helpfull.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Ireland

Great location, great value, fantastic staff!

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel, great location. Good value for money.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Mexico

Viaje con mis 2 hijos y mi esposa, la ubicacion muy buena a 1 cuadra del metro, la recepcion excelente todo el personal muy amable, la habitacion chica pero en esa zona los edificios son asi,el desayuno excelente, el precio de la habitacion bueno, lo recomiendo.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Good quality small hotel at reasonable price and the staff could not be more helpful or friendly. Would definitely stay there again.

3.0
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

I will never stay at this hotel again. I spent 10 days in Italy and slept in 4 hotels. Every hotel I stayed in was in the same price range or cheaper than this hotel. The difference is that every hotel was much larger and cleaner than this one. The room was approximately 10x10, and this was a there double room. Bathroom was small and the walls in the room were dirty. We were lucky enough to have access throught our room to a patio. However, it was shared with a designated smoking area, so we could not leave the door open without smelling the smoke. The only positive was that the bed was decent. The location was a little sketchy. It felt like we were in the wrong side of town. We were very close to the Colosseum, and a good walk from anything else. Do not waste your time with this place. There are many other hotels in Rome that will offer more value at the same price. Don't fly to Italy onlly to be dissappointed with the hotel room.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Excellent trip. Would highly recommend this hotel. As expected they had not get the rooms right when we arrived. But the next morning they soon gave us the correct room although we had to move all of our own luggage and repack and unpack the room they gave us was excellent. Breakfasts are excellent - pleantly for all tastes. When arriving if travelling by coach to Termini Station the coach will drop you of arounf the corner, walk to your left the the Termini - the taxi rank is there infront and they charge 8Euros to the Hotel, do not take the taxis offered when you get off the coach they charge 30-40 Euros!! Do not eat if you go the the Vatican City - they do not show the prices in the cafes two cups of hot chocolate and two cakes were 23Euros. Overall great trip - I would definately go back to this hotel should I visit Rome again.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

For this American traveler it was great to be located in a part of Rome with fewer tourists in the immediate vicinity, especially other English speakers, yet close to the Forum, Coliseum, Piazza Venezia and the Trastevere. The rooms were small, but that wasn't a surprise (we had read online reviews before our trip); they were clean and well serviced. The several gentlemen manning the front desk were incredibly helpful, going beyond the extra mile for our large family group on numerous occasions during the several days of our stay. If you don't mind street noise (including a bar across the alley) ask for a room with a window opening onto the alley so you can check out the action!! The small restaurant immediately next door was terrific the night the bulk of our family arrived at nearly 11 pm. They provided food, china and silverware for 15 of us to take to our rooms for a late meal, just as they were closing.

6.8 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

Excellent service. Breakfast outstanding, the english type of breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, corn flakes, several different breads, fresh fruit, melon, fresh juice etc. The room was small, the bathroom was very nice and clean.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

Great location, helpful staff. I would return.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

The room was small, but very nice. Plus, the location was great - close to ancient Rome, really easy access to the Metro, Internet cafe nearby, resturants, etc.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

the hotel is in a great location, near the colaseum, within walking distance of all the sights. recommed. good value.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

All very satisfactory except the noise 'leakage' from neighbouring rooms. Is this not included in definition of ' soundproofing'? Great breakfast. Overall? Recommend.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel location is excellent, especially for visiting the ruins. Staff was very nice and helpful. Great Irish pub across from hotel. As is typical for most European hotels, the rooms are not spacious. However, we were not spending much time in the rooms. Regarding the shower draining issue, it seems intentional. We quickly realized that the drain is made to slow drain (assuming so that guests don't leave the water running without being in the shower). Quick fix: the part that slows the drain easily pops out using your fingers. Though the draining is still not perfect it is much better. Every day the maid would put it back in the drain, and every night we would remove it. Breakfast not that great. Excellent hotel relative to price.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United States

We had an excellent stay at Duca d'Alba. The service was excellent. Our room was clean and spatious. The only negative experience we had was when a jet lagged family bumbled into their room at 3:30 am and proceeded to shout to one another within their room right next door. Unfortunately, the walls were a bit too thin between rooms. However, this was, as I say our only negative experience. Considering the price, service, and location, you can not beat this deal!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel is just minutes away from the Colosseum, and several good restaurants. On the same street, we found a great chocolatier and nifty gourmet food shop. The rooms were tiny, as most are in Rome, unless you are paying top dollar. The staff, particularly the front desk ones, were wonderful; very accomodating with recommendations, and very helpful. We would stay there again.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The hotel is located on a small side street. We asked a restauranteur on Cavour Street for help finding the hotel. Check-in was pleasant and quick. We had a triple on the second floor overlooking the street and the Irish pub. The room was quite small and a bit cramped, but otherwise pleasant. Desk personnel were quite polite and helpful, particularly when a problem arose that required immediate overseas phone calls. Breakfast was included, and it was a full breakfast (eggs, bacon, fruit, coffee, juice, breads) and quite good. The hotel is located less than a 5 minute walk to the Forum and Coliseum, as well as some reasonably priced restaurants. We enjoyed our stay....

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good value hotel in excellent location and opposite an Irish pub! Cooked buffet breakfast. Room was well decorated; bathroom slightly on the small size but very well appointed. Would go again if looking to visit Rome.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The rooms are very small but most are in Europe. The location is fantastic. The desk clerks were great. They helped us get train schedules to go to Pompei and were just super friendly and helpful overall. I would definitely stay there again. You can't beat price for location.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We had stayed for a week in London in what I thought was a fairly nice hotel, but which was very small. When we got to Rome and saw this hotel from the outside, I thought that this too was going to be crampped. However, the rooms were quite large and very comfortable. Bottom line is that we loved this hotel: People were great; Breakfast was wonderful, rooms are clean and tidy; location was tremendous -- What else can I say. The only issue was that it was hard to find. It is exactly where the map shows it, but since the road it is on is "below" the closest main street next to the hotel, we spent some time "wondering around" looking for it. I would highly recommend this hotel and you MUST eat at the Pizza/Pasta place next to it. The owner is a riot! (The Pasta "natzi" like that on the American TV Show Seinfeld). Be patient, enjoy the 1/2 carafe of wine for 2 euros and Bruessetta while you wait! PS -- the food is great but the owners is comical!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Great little hotel on a charming side street, ten minute walk to the Colosseum and Forum, and steps from the Cavour Metro stop. Small rooms, but all you need for a base for exploring Rome. Nice breakfasts and pleasant, helpful staff. They provided a crib for our baby and were friendly to our children. We'd recommend the trattoria just a few steps west for lunch and the Archette de Cavour (up the steps onto Cavour) for dinner.

6.5 Fair
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Don't be put off by the first sight of the Via Leonina where the hotel is located. It is a typical Roman narrow street bounded by high properties. The hotel is in an ideal situation to walk to most of Rome's sights - The Vatican is probably the only exception and even that is within 30 minutes walking. The Coloseum is less than 10 minutes away, the Forum 5 minutes and Piazza Venezia about 10. Even Termini can be walked to in less than 15 minutes although it is slightly uphill. Cavour Metro station is within 200 metres and there are many bus services on Via Cavour The area adjacent to the hotel has many small shops and restaurants and is ideal for eating out in the evening or for having a snack in one of the many open-air cafes. The hotel is built on four floors with the breakfasting room on the ground floor. It is smart, in excellent decorative order and is cleaned to a high standard.The staff are very welcoming and when asked about train times to various destinations, quickly pulled these off the internet. The rooms tend to be 'compact', but have every expected facility. Most rooms on the fourth floor have reasonably sized balconies with tables and chairs and overlook the street - try for 401, 402, or 403. Watch for the air-conditioning as at the end of March it had been turned off The hotel is highly recommended for a budget stay in Rome and we will certainly return.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

Colpisce la professionalità e la gentilezza del personale, in particolare degli addetti al ricevimento. L'albergo è molto grazioso e caratteristica è la zona. Decisamente un'esperienza da ripetere.

5.8 Ordinary
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very pleasant, helpful staff and quite smart but a bit poky

7.9 Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

6 rooms we were given were too small every thing else was fine inculding cooked breakfast would stay again but in a larger room

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Switzerland

Insiders' tip - a great place to stay.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Fabulous location, helpful employees, great breakfast. Exceptional value for the ancient Rome area.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

To be recommended

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Puerto Rico

Excellent location, very close (walking distance to the Foro Romani and Colosseo. Staff extremely helpful and friendly.

7.5 Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

L'hotel est très bien placé à coté du Métro et du Colisé. Notre chambre était toute petite mais très propre. La réception c'est trompé sur le prix de la chambre (120 € au lieu de 100€) donc attention. A part ça rapport qualité/prix imbattable ! ! !

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

My husband & I stayed at the Duca D'Alba in Rome, Italy for 6 nights in Nov '04. We had an great experience with the hotel. The room was a bit small but clean and very adequate for the small amount of time we spent in our room. The location was excellent. Walking distance to all the sites and very near good restaurants. The front desk people did speak english and were extremely helpful. Breakfast (included in our room rate) was a nice surprise - bacon, eggs, ham, many types of rolls.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I received a verbal recommendation from a friend to stay at Duca d'Alba. It was everything he said. We were on our honeymoon, and we stayed at some very very expensive nice hotels in other parts of Italy. But in Rome, we had a nice clean room, with a very helpful staff, in a very central and convenient location. It was a good experience, and I would highly recommend the hotel to others. Great bonus...there is a lovely Scottish Pub across the street, and a chocolate shop down the block.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Norway

The hotel lived up to all expectations.Very friendly staff. Nice breakfast both for young and old.

7.6 Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel was very nice. Close to many attractions in Rome, as well as a metro stop. Hotel service was very good. I would recommend this hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A very pleasant, comfortable hotel in a great location. Would definitely stay here again.

5.6 Ordinary
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

expensive but okay, because historical Rome very nearby. easy to walk around, nice street, metro station very near.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The staff could not have been any nicer or more helpful. They did have a problem with our second reservation but they completely and quickly made up for their mistake. I would definitely stay here again!

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff in the hotel were exceptional, especially the breakfast staff. The rooms were very noisy however, but this did not hinder our stay very much as by the end of a long day we were very sleepy anyway! Thanks to all the staff! Jenny White

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

great Staff and great stay. we highly recommend it.

7.5 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

We loved how close the hotel was to the subway system. From the airport we took the train, then the subway from the train to the hotel, and then only walked a short distance to the hotel. From the hotel, we either took the subway to sightsee or walked. The location of the hotel made it easy to do either one. The only thing that we really didn't like was that the desk clerks smoked, so the lobby was always filled with smoke.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

It is lovely hotel in a great location. But, the lack of screens on the windows meant that mosquitos were a major nuisance.

6.3 Fair
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Moderate sized room was not availabe, so we were offered a tiny room at a reduced price. We were disappointed but too tired to change hotels. This seemed to happen to many other people at this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We were very pleased with the location, we could walk to most of the sites and the underground was so close for visiting sites like the Vatican and Ostia. The room was charming, the breakfast lovely and the concierge/check in staff were very helpful and cordial. We will return to the Duca d'Alba and Rome as soon as we can.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We were very impressed with the all help we received from the front desk with nearby recommendations, arranging car hire to the airport for a very early departure and the sincere welcome back when we stayed again a week later. We will definitely be back each time we pass through Rome!

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Canada

Arriving late at night after a harrowing taxi ride from Fumuicino, we were welcomed by name and our luggage taken to the room. It was very pleasing as it was the first time I had made a reservation by internet. Everything seemed just as advertised and the breakfast was better than expected. After touring Italy, we returned to the Duca d'Alba and would rate the breakfast as the best we received while in Italy. Lots of fresh fruit as well as a fresh fruit compote, plus a cooked breakfast if you wished. Cafe lattes or cappucinos were made on request. Overall, I would recommend this hotel and would stay there again. The only down side was the Irish pub next door-- noisy until midnight, although they served excellent Guinness.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

Very good location. Quiet place. We lack fruits for the breakfast.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

we loved the place---excellent service---friendly staff

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I enjoyed this hotel, the service was excellent and the location (near the antiquities) was crucial to my enjoyment of my stay. My only real complaint was that my room was very small, but I think that it was to be expected given its quite reasonable cost and how close it was to the heart of the ancient city. The hotel is very close to a Metro stop and within walking distance of the Termini. It is located in an alley of sorts which is not especially attractive, but the Colosseum is basically around the corner. There are some surprising good restaurants in the "alley", too. The gentlemen at the front desk spoke excellent English and were most helpful and polite at all times. I would recommend this hotel to anybody who is looking for reasonably priced accomodations close to the Colosseum and the Fora and who is not planning to spend much time in the room except for breaks between long walks and to sleep. And, why would anybody go to Rome to hang around their hotel room?

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

On a very hot day, we had no air conditioning. We were finally given a fan, but because one of our party could not tolerate the noise factor, we had to keep the windows closed. It was quite miserable. It is a lovely hotel, and services are excellent, but the lack of A/C in that room was dreadful.

5.5 Ordinary
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Unfortunately the air-conditioning blew during a very hot weekend in Rome and we were left sleepless for three nights. The desk staff was cordial and probably did their best to supply us with fans, but it really was an unacceptable situation. Also the room was rather cramped and dowdy, really not at all on par with the other rooms on our Italy trip we had for about the same price.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The hotel is very nice - rooms are a bit small but typical of many European hotels. The location is great - a short walk from the Coliseum, and the neighborhood is really nice with a lot of good places to eat. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The one thing that could have been better was the air conditioning - we stayed here during August, and the room never got as cool as we would have liked.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Duca d'Alba was perfect for what we needed. It was clean, pleasant and conveniently located to the metro and city sights. The staff were helpful in providing suggestions and assistance with getting around the city. The breakfast was hearty and good, but the coffee was excellent!

5.5 Ordinary
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

We arrived in Rome, in the middle of a heat wave.Our room was very hot,and we were told that it would take a half hour or so for the air conditioning to become effective.It never did,so we stayed only one night instead of four nights.We spoke to other guests at the hotel,who were equally dissatisfied.The staff at the hotel never really admitted that there was a problem,and tried to make excuses.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

My friend had stayed there before, so we knew it would be good. Although other Americans complained loudly about the air-conditioning, our room was fine. Great location for getting to the metro and both airports.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The hotel was better than we expected with respect to location (outstanding) and service. The room and breakfast were very good. Only complaint is air conditioning which was essentially non-existent. Very helpful staff, courteous and professional. Recommend for great walking distance to most sights.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Well located for sightseeing and shopping. Staff at front desk and in breakfast room friendly, helpful and competent.

7.9 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Excellent location to see old Rome. Good quality hotel, be aware of the price agreed and the price presented at check in. A taxi to this area of Rome from Fumicino airport should not cost more than e40. Just a word of warning for unaware travellers

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

A lovely hotel situated in old part of Rome. Ideal for those travelling by foot, difficult to access by car via maze of narrow one-way streets. No dropping-off area outside either so street is blocked while you unload.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel location to Rome hotspots. Sometimes the breakfast service was a little curt and the food was slow coming out. Overall we would definitely stay here again.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The hotel was in a great location and the air-conditioned room was much appreciated. The breakfasts were good and the staff was knowledgeable. The rooms were very clean and well-appointed. The only drawback was the size of the rooms....in the case of my sister- and brother-in-law, who were traveling with two kids, there was precious little room left once the cots had been opened and prepared.

5.2 Ordinary
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Staff were very accomodating and the breakfast and reading areas were quite nice. We had a 2-person and a 3-person room, both of which were quite cramped for space. The 2-person room was well designed for the tiny space, but the shower (the only water-tight shower we had in Italy) was so small that you could hardly bend over to pick up a dropped soap bar. Both of our rooms were near the elevator and other guests awakened us every night/morning, but that's not really the hotel's fault. Light under the doors was a problem, however, but easily solved with a blanket. Excellent firm beds. It was very expensive for what we received, but that was true at all places where we stayed. You can walk (downhill) from train station to hotel, but it's several blocks (we did it). Subway is very convenient and Colosseum and Forum are a fairly short walk. Neighborhood is marginal with much anti-USA graffiti, but several restaurants are nearby and nobody hassled us. In fact, all we encountered were very nice. All in all, it was so-so compared to Franklin Feel the Sound (near Vatican), another (more expensive) hotel we used during our trip.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

In June 2004, my husband and I stayed at this hotel as the final destination on our honeymoon. The hotel staff was very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was wonderfully set up and had much to offer. The location was excellent - blocks from the Colossuem and Forum and within walking distance from the metro. My only concern was the area - it seemed a little bit sketchy. I was not sure if we were in a bad area or not. However, we never felt unsafe. The room itself was quite small - not much room for anything but the suitcases. Otherwise, the hotel was very clean. We enjoyed our stay.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I was very happy with the Duca D'Alba, and would stay there again. The rooms were very clean, and the bathroom was good-sized, and well organized with plenty of shelf space. The front desk staff was very helpful, and the hotel is in a great location. We could see the Via Cavour metro entrance from the entrance to the hotel. We could easily walk to see ancient Rome sites like the forums and the colliseum.

4.7 Ordinary
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

An incredibly cramped room with poor ventilation made for a very stuffy stay. Noise from loud guests (and a dog) in other rooms came through the very thin walls. Workers demolishing a wall to install fire prevention equipment were so loud there was no way to rest for hours when I first arrived. Staff was gracious and helpful, but overall, this was very over priced for what was provided

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Canada

My sister and I enjoyed our stay very much. The location was wonderful...good eating, internet, small grocery, all close by. We were able to walk everywhere from there, and did. The room was very quiet. We were hoping for a terrace but our timing wasn't the best and they could not reserve one for us. The room was expensive but so are all the rooms of 3-star status in Ancient Rome. Bottom line, I would happily stay there again and recommend it to anyone.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Booking a room in Rome through venere.com worked very well. The hotel, the Duca D'Alba, was exactly what it claimed to be and the booking process was fast, easy and dependable.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I'd recommend the Duca d'Alba Hotel to anyone. It's close to the metro station, for links out of the city, and easy walking distance to all the main attractions. Good local restaurants, and very professional service in the hotel, but perhaps the best thing is the quietness of the soundproofed rooms. It's not a big flash hotel, but it puts on a good show in a small space.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Finland

Reception and personnel in the hotel was very polite, friendly and helpful during our whole stay. The hotel has recently been renovated with good taste. All the areas in the hotel, including the room, were very clean. The room was not very big, but quite sufficient to our needs. The room was cleaned and all towels changed daily, which was nice. The room was very quiet and had quite new soundproof windows. We had no kind of trouble in getting asleep or with any noises from the streets. Breakfast was very generous and included free choise of tea/coffee, several types of bread, cereals, yoghurts and juices, bacon, eggs, ham, cheese, fruits, etc. Via Leonina is a narrow street and perhaps not the cleanist street in Rome. Cars, motorcycles and even small buses are using it quite frequently. Actually you have to be somewhat careful, when coming out of the hotel. The location of the hotel was quite good: just about 5-10 minutes walking distance from Coloseum and other attractions. At least we felt the area to be safe for a tourist. Cavour underground station is about 100 meters from the hotel. All in all, if we are going to visit Rome again, we certainly would like to stay in Duca d'Alba again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Brunch on Sunday was somewhat uncoordinated. Some of the foods ran out and were replaced piecemeal.. Quality was quite good, though. I thought the quality of the hotel for the price was excellent. I will certainly recommend it to any of my firends who might travel to Rome. The front desk staff was excellent--very pleasant and knowledgeable.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We will be staying there again. Und we tell all our friends about this great little hotel

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Duca d'Alba is a very nice hotel near Old Rome and many other sites. We had rooms on the top floor, both with lovely terraces. Unfortunately, both were at the front of the hotel which is on a small side street that has a VERY noisy pub on the corner. Despite really excellent double insulated doors, the street noise was really something to contend with. Our only other disappointment was with the personnel. We found them very cool, rather than friendly, very business-like rather than warmly helpful. The other services, however, were excellent. Extremely fine breakfast each morning with eggs, bacon, cold cuts, and an assortment of breads and rolls. Excellent location!!! We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We enjoyed our week long stay. We were three to one room - three single beds; the room was small, but that was not unexpected. Bath was very nice. We were quite comfortable. Breakfast was very good (loved the chocolate spread for the croisants!) The hotel is an easy walking distance from the Collosseum and Forum - where we spent about three of our seven days. If you are a GOOD walker, the rest of the city is accessible on foot; public transportation is very convenient, and taxis arrive in about three minutes when called. The staff was very helpful and cordial. We would definitely book there again.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We very much enjoyed our stay at Hotel Duca D'Alba. The hotel is small and quiet in an excellent location less than a mile from the Coloseum and The Forum and just a block from the Cavour metro stop. Our room had a balcony and we heard no street noise at all. The breakfasts were hearty (great eggs) and they even kept it open late for us. We did not need any recommendations as we booked our own tours, so can't comment on the hotel's help in that area. We would definitely stay there again.

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Room Details

Offering the right accommodation for your romantic vacation, Hotel Duca d'Alba offers 26 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Colosseum - Roman Forum visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and safes.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Duca d'Alba

By car The hotel is easily reachable from any point of the G.R.A.-Grande Raccordo Anulare, reachable by all highways. Follow the indications to Roma centro. Access is restricted to authorised vehicles in the historical centre where the hotel is located by car, so guests can park close to the Termini railway station or along the Lungotevere and reach the hotel by taxi or by one of the several bus lines available. For example, take the underground from Termini station, line B, which stops at Cavour. The hotel is located 50 meters from this underground station. By train The Rome Termini railway station is about 2 km from the complex. By airplane The Rome Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci airport is about 25 km from the hotel. The Leonardo Express train leaves every 30 minutes directly from the airport to Termini Station.

Distances from Hotel Duca d'Alba

Church of Santa Maria dei Monti - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
St. Peter in Chains - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Basilica di Massenzio - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Torre dei Conti - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Imperial Forums - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Colosseum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Torre delle Milizie - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Roman Forum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Francesca Romana - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Forum of Augustus - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Valentini - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palace of Expositions - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Trajan's Market - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Arch of Titus - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Golden House of Nero - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Duca d'Alba are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 22.8 km / 14.2 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Duca d'Alba is Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Duca d'Alba

  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service