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Hotel Ducale - Rome

2 star Hotel Rome

Via Achille Grandi 2 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 58 .00
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The Ducale hotel is situated on a quiet and silent street of Rome's historic center, only a few steps from piazza di Porta Maggiore and about 900 meters from the Termini railway station. Many bars and cafés are within walking distance. The structure features a charming open-air garden and offers a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city, ideal for pleasant and relaxing stays.

The owners provide a warm and thoughtful welcome as well as a professional and elegant management style. The rooms have modern furnishings and are equipped with all the most desirable amenities.

Well-connected to the rest of the city and to all major tourist attractions, this non-smoking hotel is just a 15-minute walk from the Colosseum.

The 24-hour reception features a luggage deposit service and a safety deposit box.

Complimentary wireless (high-speed) Internet access is provided. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 398 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Perfect hotel for a one week stay.

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Breakfast at Hotel Ducale

A free continental breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Ducale

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Garden

Know before you go

  • 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 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2:00 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.

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 10 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 2 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 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.

Hotel Ducale is also known as

Ducale Hotel Rome

8.5

Clean

6.4

Location

6.5

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

8.0

Service

Hotel Ducale reviews

7.9 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Poland

Generaly Hotel is O.K. Nice terrace for brakfast. I don't recomend rooms in basement but if other are free you can be transfered ( it was posible in my case). Good transport conditons-metro, tram, buses nearby, not far from Termini station. Wi-fi cost 0,5 euro per hour.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Denmark

Good service, fiendly and very, very helpful staff, speaking a fine english. Continental breakfast was ok: juice,coffee, youghurt, toast, cheese, marmelate, honey and one piece of fruit. Nice terasse (for breakfast) and for evenings if you liked to stay there. Some noise from the street, but not more than expected.Close the windows and turn on the aircondition. New towels every day.Clean and nice. Very happy with over stay at Ducale.

4.7 Ordinary
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

The first room that they offer us, was under the streetniveau, and the air was very wet and smells very old. As we would change the hotel we get an other room on the first floor. This room was OK. Why could they offer us such a room as first, because we had booked 2 month befor?

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The staff was terrific. Extremely welcoming and helpful with information and helping with bookings for sights if needed. The location is excellent one block from Piazza Porta Maggiore, a transportation hub for bus and trolley and a relatively safe and quiet neighborhood. Very easy to get back to Termini Station. The hotel is advertised as 300 meters from the Termini station and technically it might be, but Termini is about a half mile long before you begin the 300 meters so if you are schlepping suitcases be prepared for a hike.Call the hotel and ask which bus or trolley will get you to Piazza Porta Maggiiore - much easier. Avoid room #109 directly across from the entrance, breakfast room and staircase. You will hear everything that goes on. Earplugs recommended. Very good breakfast.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

Well maintained hotel. Room, toilet, stairs, etc. were neat and clean. Very Friendly staff with very good english speaking personell. Nice breakfast. Tram and Busstop at 4-5 minutes walking distance. Roma-Termini Station at 15-20 minutes walking distance.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

We had a nice stay in this hotel. Price-quality ratio was really good! The staff was very helpful. The room was clean. The breakfast was poor but its quality was acceptable.

7.7 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Turkey

The Hotel is very nice. the rooms are modern and confortable , breakfast is nice , the staff are very friendly, Would highly recommend a stay. and best prices....

6.1 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

the hotel is situated in good area near the centre, walking distance to colosseum. The room was in the underground floor just under the dinnig hall, so it was qiute loud in the morning. The room smelled badly, like a room wich was closed for a long time. The staff was friendly and there was a beautiful garden with free internet connection(but not of the hotel).

4.7 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

The room was not so clean. For the price of a room they can provide a good tv in the room. The hotel is at the end of the historical part of Rome. It takes you like half an hour to arrive in the center.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El hotel esta muy bien, las habitaciones estan totalmente reformadas y muy limpias. El servicio es muy amable y atento, aunque no hablan el español, pero te entiendes perfectamente con ellos. El desayuno es correcto. El único inconveniente es la zona, esta muy poco transitada, sucia y hay vagabundos, aunque no tuvimos ningún problema.

7.5 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Finland

We had a big room (must be some kind of family room) with entrance to a garden. it was really big, expecially comparing to "normal" Rome hotel room. Basic, but clean. Good price. Bad surroundings.

5.0 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We have visited Rome many times and chose this hotel for the final night of our trip as our flight left early the next morning and we wanted to be close to the train station. I wish I would have looked this property up on the map rather than just depending on the Venere map. Hotel is not in a great neighborhood and you can find something much closer to the train station if that is your objective. Having said that, while our initial reception was a bit rude the night receptionist was very friendly and spoke great english. My only other complaint would be that the room really had very little in common with the photos online. Our room did not have a balcony as I was expecting and was instead in the basement of the building. This meant we were unable to open the windows and had a LOT of noise from the street. If I could do it over again, I wouldn't pay 99 euro to stay in a basement room in a crappy neighborhood.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had the top room with a balcony! The staff was competent and very cordial. OK, the neighborhood is not great, but we never felt unsafe and it is clean. Not much to do, but we found a good cafe, food store, and Internet point. We were there a full week.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Hungary

Perfect area, nice and cleam room, lovely staff!

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Hôtel trés agréable pour court séjour. trés bon accueil, propre, petit déjeuner complet. A 10 mn du métro,25 mn à pied du colisée. le bruit de la circulation ne gêne en rien le sommeil aprés une journée de marche dans rome. Je conseille cet hôtel pour les petits budgets.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Beautiful hotel! Super friendly, efficient, and knowledge staff!! My husband and I were very, very impressed with the staff. The hotel is easy to access from the bus or train lines. Although the shower is quite small (even compared to others in Italy) the bathroom is very spacious. And there is a nice balcony off the room. I'd love it if there was a bistro set on the balcony, but it was still a nice amenity. The only problem we had was the two twin mattresses were not very well linked together. In the middle of the night we were waking up to push the mattresses back together.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

we found that there is a bus stop very near the hotel (cross the road, and you are in A. Grandi road), but we did not get this info on the internet site ; welcoming was very nice ; hotel located 10 minutes by bus from Termini station ; as hotel is located near Porta Maggiore, there is some traffic in the morning (so, some noise early in the morning) ; but room is clean and comfortable. In the room, TV set is too small !

5.9 Ordinary
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Hotel has a good location. Unfortunately, we got a room on the ground floor (just a little below the ground level), so it was clearly not very bright ! Moreover there were sewer odours coming from the shower and this was coming into the whole room.

6.9 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Austria

unfortunaltely breakfast was poor. but the price for room is ok

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Czech Republic

The location of the hotel is just perfect. Not in the center but very close to get everywhere you want by walk. Also the metro stations are very close so if you decide to start your day in the oposit side of the city (Vatican) you are there in a few minutes. The room is very nice and comfortable. Everything you need is available and clean every day. The breakfast is very tasty and big enough for adult person. Caffee, tea, orange juice, fresh toasts and hot croissant … The hotel staff is pleasant and all the time prepared to help you and give you any feedback regarding Roma (map is available on the reception). Their english is excelent. If I would visit Roma again I would certainly choose this hotel again and of course I recommend this hotel as a kind place for your stay in Roma.

5.4 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

We had 2 rooms in the basement that means on the -1. floor. The rooms had small windows, and it was a bed smell. The bathroom was hardly used. The shower was built with Scotch tape. The water was running in the whole night and it was loud. NO MORE!!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Staff were very helpful and spoke brilliant english. Good breakfast in the morning to start the day.

7.7 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

Stayed in this hotel from 19 Jun 2008 to 21 Jun 2008. Nice budget hotel. staff is good, helpful and everybody from the staff that we met, speaks English. Only drawback is the breakfast which scored well in terms of quality but not in terms of quantity. The hotel is quite close to Termini station, but one needs to cover quite a distance to get to the major tourist spots. The hotel did book us on a city tour which was good but could have been better. The room that we stayed in was nice. The bathroom was OK. Over all good value for money.

4.1 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

ich habe noch nie so kleine Raeume gesehen! eben fuer ein Einzelzimmer!ich wiege 58 kg, aber es war wirklich schwierig,vom Zimmer auf die Terrasse zu gehen.So eng!Das Zi. war im 1 Stock - man hoert alles:was los an der Rezeption, wer gerade kommt oder was der Nachbar macht!Das Personal allerdings sehr freundlich!

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

My room was very small. The walls are very thin, so there is much noise. The breakfast was rather ordinary.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Overall, an affordable place to stay, we paid about 105 Euro per night in late April 2008. Not super close to metro stop or train station, so there is some walking to get around. About a 8-10 minute walk to nearest metro stop, a 20 minute walk to the train station. Very helpful staff, close to a bus stop to the Coliseum. Not by a super fun area as far as dining and things to do, although there were several restaurants within a 10 minute walk. Had to walk up stairs with luggage. Breakfast was ok.

6.0 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

20 minutes walk from Roma Termini station. Also right alongside tram line so train/tram noise is fairly intrusive.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is in a quiet side street with very little traffic. To get to the hotel on foot you do have to walk down the road by the train tracks (a bit unsightly) or by the next main street (I would recommend this). The area is not as good for restaurants and shops as some of the other areas of Rome I have stayed in but by the end of our two days there we had found lots of suitable places to eat / buy essentials. It is within a 5 minute walk of the metro station and we easily walked to the colosseum. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful, certainly the best of any hotel I have stayed at in mainland europe. We had asked for a cot and it was all there, ready on arrival. The only drawback was that the hotel room doors were thin and so noise from the reception travelled into the room. However it wasn't late and didn't last for long. Good hotel for people to take small children but there are no lifts to put the pram in. Also the hotel is all in one building (some hotels in Rome have bedrooms in one building and the reception / breakfast room somewhere else).

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We've been to Ducale hotel in Rome twice staying for 3 nights each time in April 2008. We booked twin room with private bathroom through venere.com for 97 EUR per night per room. Rooms were clean, bathrooms were also clean and quite spacious. The only problem was that second time we had a room in the basement and there were no windows just glass doors with non-transparent glass. This made it very dark in the room during any time of the day. This is especially inconvenient for getting up in the morning as you can't tell if it is still night or morning as light doesn't get into the room. Breakfast was included in the price of the room and was available from 7:30 till 10:00. It included yogurt, brioche, toast, coffee and tea. Nothing to be impressed about but still could be convenient. There was a supermarket nearby (about 5 minute walk on via Mansoni). Closest subway station to the hotel is Mansoni (two stations away from Termini) but you still can get to the hotel from Termini for about 25 minutes on foot. Overall I would recommend this hotel but would suggest asking for a room with the window.

3.1
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Hotel is in a very dirty and unpleasent part of town. Although it matched the website, I would suggest that this is not the sort of place singles, females or families should stay. I was travelling with my girlfriend. We would never recommend such a hotel unless money was an issue. Saying all that, the hotel staff were nice and the rooms were OK (although extremely basic).

2.6
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Positive - Friendly stuff Negative - Room was in basement - Shower did not work day one - Shower was reapaired after second day but had other defect - TV in the room did not work- only repaired second day.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

My partner and I visited in March 2008. Our room was very clean and bright (no balcony though). The staff were brilliant (except the lady receptionist who refused to even look at us never mind help us with using the telephone). However all the other staff were extremely helpful, talkative and pleasant. The area isn't brilliant at night (lots of people hanging around) although it really is easy to travel from here. Really enjoyed our stay and would consider staying here again.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Extremely good for the price.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great hotel, nice rooms with a very friendly staff. The location is the only draw back but it is close to two metro stops

4.7 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Ducale was a very clean and friendly hotel. It is away from the central area which was slightly inconvenient. The breakfast room was pleasant No engligh speaking TV which the staff advised they would look at but never actually did

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Finland

I would recommend Hotel Ducale to anyone who wants to stay in a nice & cosy hotel near to Termini station. The staff was nice and really helpful. I actually stayed longer than I had tought. The breakfast was simple but very ok and enough to keep you going until the lunch.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Brazil

The hotel is everything I need when I am trevelling. I recomend it to every one. The only problem that I had was to find the hotel in the first day because the street is very small and the people on the street didn't know it. The employees are very kind and helped us in everything that we nedded.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Czech Republic

We´ve spent in Ducale 5 nights in december, hotel is in very good lacation in Rome center, 20 min walking distance from Colloseum an Forum Romanum, 2 min to the nearest tram stop a 10 min to the nearest underground station. Surroundings ok, hotel building solid, room bit small, but ok, every day cleaning and towel changing, third day sheet change! The only complain is noise from inside of hotel rooms and halls. We were lucky that the hotel was almost empty, but in high season I can´t imagine to sleep here.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The room was little but very nice, clean and the bed very comfortable. Fridge full of little drinks and snack. Breakfast was good and included in the price. Staff very kind. And all this for a very little price.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Esta a 10 min de termini caminando. Te tratan muy bien, esta limpio dentro de lo que cabe, habitacion pequeña pero para pocos dias esta bien. con el tranvia te ahorras de ir caminando. el desayuno deja algo que desear pero a este precio. Lo recomiendo

7.9 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

It's a little bit far from Termini but it's a very very nice place to stay.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

nice hotel, and nice staff, very clean.

7.4 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Room doors are really thin and the silence is difficult to assure, and also privacy.. Breakfast is really poor, expresso coffe is terrible.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Although it is a little bit far from the station, it is easy to go to "Colosseo" etc. The room we stayed was always clean. The staffs were polite and kind to us. They all spoke English well.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

small hotel near the main station. Not every room in the hotel is quiet and comfortable. Look for upstair rooms.

7.5 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Very nice and clean rooms, a bit noisy. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the breakfast very frugal but as a starter OK. The Collosseum and Forum about 15 minutes to go. We had all in all a nice stay at Hotel Ducale.

7.2 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The room was narrow but clean and comfortable. Surroundings of the hotel are quiet except for the early morning. The tube (underground) is at 10 min walking, Termini Station is a bit more distant. Breakfast price is not included in the daily fee!!! It costs 5 euros per person and at a day.

2.4
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Chile

Hotel muy lejos de la estación de termini,y de los lugares turísticos, el barrio es malo, si andas con maletas grandes hay que subir una escalera hasta la recepción, sin que nadie te ayude. Habitación y baño pequeños, y el desayuno pobre. Nos cambiamos de hotel. Para colmo, nos mandaron un mail muy agresivo por unas llaves que ellos perdieron.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

THE HOTEL EMPLOYEES ARE VERY NICE, SERVICE ORIENTED, CUSTOMERMANIACS. THE ROOMS ALTHOUGH THEY ARE VERY SMALL, ARE CLEAN, COMFORTABLE AND MODERN. "TERMINI" TRAIN STATION IS NOT LOCATED AS 900 MTS FROM THE HOTEL, IS SO MUCH FAR. SO YOU HAVE TO WALK FOR THE METRO, BUS OR TRAIN. YOU CAN FIND INTERNET, TRATTORIAS, STORES, PHARMACIES IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF THE HOTEL.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel Ducale was one of the nicer hotels we stayed in during this visit to Italy. The bathroom in our room was my favorite out of all of the hotels we stayed in. We had a room located on the top floor next to only one other room. We had our own terrace. It was just lovely. The staff were helpful. The only thing I didn't like was the location. It was near a few restaurants. The area looked like it was the Chinatown of Rome. Unfortunately the metro stop closest to the hotel was closed during our stay. The walk from the train station is longer than stated. Otherwise, great place to stay. Loved our room!

5.2 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

the hotel is small family kind of B&B. When checking in the staff (looks like the manager) gave us a triple room in the basement with no widow but a door toward the backyards. I refused it and asked for a room in the upfloor. He checked and gave me one in the first floor (actually they had more rooms available, just want to give the poor one out first). The room is small and dark. We have to close the double-glazed window otherwise we can't fall to sleep. Noise from trains, behind and buses bysides of roads was very loud. The TV is small old kind with only one chennel. We couldn't turn down the volume because the button is missing, remote control did not work. The breakfast is very basic and little, everyday is the same -same amout given out and same kind. When more people come to have breakfast at the same time 8:00-9:00, the room is so small and we had to wait for the tea cups to be washed then give to us. We only stay for 3 nights that was enough. The good thing about this hotel is fairly convient for transportation close to train station - not very close to, a bit far for walking specially at night, take 105 bus for 4 stops. If you want a simple one, it is OK, but the price is on the high side.

7.9 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

The staff were helpful. The actual room was a bit hot and we could not adjust the temperature apart from that it was very nice.Hotel was close to transport but not within walking distance of any main attractions.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Peru

The problem is the surrounding in the night. It seems dangerous, though it is not. Another problem is the distance to the metro station by nigth. Nevertheless, it's easy to move around the city.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Habitación muy limpia y espaciosa. Desayuno abundante (zumo, café, croisant, tostada, mermelada, nutella, yogurt)

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This hotel is advertised as being close to the Rome Termini but it is not as close as they suggest. We would suggest a taxi if you have any luggage to carry or pull. It is a 16 block walk, over very rough, broken sidewalks. A taxi cost approx 10 euros from the station during rush hour. Although the hotel itself was clean and suitable, the surrounding area can be a bit unsettling in the dark. During the day, the area is busy, but at night it is not well lit and there are no buses that will take you to that area at night from the downtown. The metro is only a 15-20 min walk away, but it stops working after 9p.m. everyday. We suggest that if you stay here, budget for taking a taxi back to the hotel everynight. A taxi cost approx. 12 euros from the Trevi Fountain area. The room was exactly as the picture shows. It was clean and the bed was firm. The breakfast was a little more than what we got at other hotels. Usually you recieve a bun, yogurt and coffee. At Ducale they give you a slice of cheese and toast as well. It is not a buffet, they give you a set portion. A big eater might be hungry but it is a typical continental breakfast. Our room was on the same floor as the lobby which we found noisy with the attendant watching T.V. and recieving patrons. There was also a lot of street noise with sirens and the bar across the road. In terms of value for money, this is not a bad hotel. Where you might save money on the rate, you will spend taking taxis at night.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Clean, old-world charm, but wow, the noise we heard from nearby street was very loud. That was about he only negative, but a big one when it comes to sleep!

7.0 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Slovakia

The hotel itself did not have any fault,however,a nearby street with a very heavy traffic spoilt our relaxation and sleep. So the only reason for which we would not return to the hotel is its vicinity(tramps, etc.)

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

great hotel in great erya

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The room was quite small with no window (at least t was blocked by a closet). The hotel staff was great though and made sure I was well taken care of. The weren't that far from public transportation it was just that the weekend I was there, they were doing construction on the closest stop so I had to walk a ways and the neighborhood wasn't that great. Overall if the subway would have worked I think it would have been a much better experience for me.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Would have been a great deal for half the price.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The hotel is in an excellent location - near Termini station and within walking distance to sites such as Colosseum, and an easy and short train ride to Vatican city, Trevi Fountain etc. Breakfast was good. Even with a bar accross the street, once you closed your window, the noise was drowned out. Would stay there again.

5.3 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The people at the desk were very helpful and efficient. The rooms were tight (just enough room to walk around the bed), but clean. We were in a very noisy area, but with the shutters, windows, and drapes closed it was quiet enough to sleep. The main drawback and the reason I would not stay here again is the location. It was in an area that did not seem safe at night. It was also not close to the places we wanted to visit. We could walk from the train station which is why we chose it, but the walk from the train station was in a nasty part of the city. Not a nice way to be introduced to Rome. So, if you stay here, be prepared to take cabs to get back and forth. The cabs were plentiful and we never had a problem getting one. The breakfast was not very good, but the coffee was good. The garden area looked ok, but it there was a lot of noise and dirt from the street.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Rooms we on the larger side and very clean. Air conditioning worked great/nice bathroom. The staff was very nice and helpfull. We walked with our rolling suitcases from the train station, it was about a 15-20 min walk...not too bad. Too a cab back and this turned out to be very expensive. Over 20 euro. Ripoff! The hotel is kind of away from all major attractions but had a great meal at Momma Mia's just a few blocks away. Hotel breakfast was okay, nothing too wonderful but easy. Hop-on Hop-off tour bus by train staion so easy access with a short walk from the hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at the Hotel Ducale in Rome. Our room was spacious; the air conditioning was effective; the shower and bathroom area were very good. We especially enjoyed our complimentary breakfast every morning --sometimes we dined outside in the Ducale's tranquil, beautiful patio area and one morning when it was chilly ,we ate inside. One afternoon after lots of sightseeing, we brought back beers and enjoyed them on that darling patio. The service was really efficient. Breakfast was satisfying and nutritional comprised of a yummy croissant, cheese, yogurt, toast and jam, and lots of delicious Nutella (a fabulous chocolate/fudge like spread) and biscotti. It was a typical Italian breakfast. Our location was nice and close to the train station and to the very efficient and safe subway. We could easily hop on the subway and go to the Vatican, or Collusium,or Spanish Stairs, etc. etc. I liked how I felt like I was really staying at a local, friendly Italian establishment. However, there is no elevator so if you're geriatic or not strong, then this isn't the place for you. I would suggest that a better map is provided to get to the Hotel Ducale--it's about a 20-30 minute hike which is difficult because of all the curbs and sometimes the kamikazee-type motor scooters. We finally took a taxi (only 15 Euros and very well worth it). but after our stay, we did walk back to the train station because we were familiar with the streets now and avoided lots of curbs and motor-scooters--only took 20 min. to the train station. This was our first visit to Rome and we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay there, and we would definitely go back. Sincerely, Marybeth and Rick Waukesha, Wisc. U.S.A.

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

its a very nice small hotel. unfortunately we had a room in the basement, but after all it was no problem, because in rome you are normally only in the hotel for sleeping. the staff was very friendly.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Lovely little hotel. Was a bit hard to find at first but whilst near to the Station it was in a nice quite and safe location. Staff very friendly and nothing was too much for them. Breakfast quite basic but plenty of it. Public transport links very close and was easy to get back to even late at night. Would definately recommend and go back to another time

7.9 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We were looking for a budget hotel for our 4 day stay in Rome and this met our requirements. The hotel is a little far from the centre to walk but there are good transport connections with the metro, trams and buses. It's also a handy 15 minute walk from station Termini. The hotel is very clean inside, our room was very new with a huge bathroom. The staff were friendly and the breakfast in the rear courtyard makes a nice start in the morning. The rooms are a little noisy close to the tram lines but you are in a city location. Overall I would recommend this hotel if you are prepared to travel.

3.1
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

Veruy bad location. Although generally within the city center the area was the worst in central Rome, as we were afraid during the night. The rooms were very noisy and the hot water pressure was too low. Price over quality very bad, although generally accomodation in Rome is expensive.

7.5 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Venezuela

The hotel is a nice, small hotel but with excellent services. The one big negative until you get adjusted is that it is very close to the train station and this requires walking through a very rough area, full of immigrants and basically and uncomfortable feeling. But this does not mean there was any violence or sense of threats...The hotel is within walking distance of some of the major places but you must be a good walker as we are.

4.3 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

I was travelling alone and got a ridiculously small room right behind the reception desk with a small bed, which was not worth the money it cost. I did get a terrace though as i requested for smoking, but it overlooked the hotels public 'patio' area one floor below, so it had absolutely no privacy, and had a great view of a wall. Baby crying all night next door was a bother. Staff were helpful and courteous, location was ok. im sure the double rooms are nice but my advice-pay for a double, or else suffer the inhumanity of a broom cupboard with very little daylight. Hotel is also a little too far from the city centre and all the sights-colosseum is closest main attraction and is about a mile away. Very handy to termini though if thats important. Would i go back to Ducale- no way.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

Hotel was very clean and comfortable. However, the hotel did not have the Wi-Fi internet connection promised on the Venere pages. The location was quite far from the city center. Public transportation was also quite far. The surroundings were OK. Overall, a good visit and we would be happy to visit again!

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

This hotel is very nice, clean and spacious. My room has a balcony over looking the quiet street which was really quaint. I read the reviews before booking this hotel so I was prepared for what I'm getting. The only thing I wasn't prepared for was the location ! It's a little far from the city center and the train station (10-15 min walk). All the restaurants around here are 'tourist trap' so we have to walk quite a distance (nearer to the station) to find a good, authentic, italian restaurant. If you don't mind the walk, this hotel is a great place to stay at.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Good service from the staff. Smallish rooms, but I guess that's fairly typical of European hotels. Bathrooms are surprisingly big and well-kept.

7.8 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Ducale is a nice hotel for tourists looking only for a shower and a bed! We stayed for 4 nights, and have nothing to complain of the room or the hotel. It was very clean and organized. The location however, was where the problem lied. It was not a close to the major site in the city as it seemed. The area was not very nice at night, and we had to walk mor ethan usual to get to the nearest metro or bus station.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel Ducele is great value and would recomend it to anyone, walking distance to many of the main sights. Be aware if you are getting the bus from the airport to the station, the buses stop on the other side of the train station to the street names on the map, and taxis are expensive. We found out to our cost. Otherwise a great stay.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel. Very clean and in good condition. Staff were very helpful. Breakfast was ample and served to you outside in the garden. Although the location was not first rate there were excellent bus routes to all parts of rome. There were some reasonable restaurants within 5 minutes walk. Would stay here again without hesitation.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

La estancia en este hotel ha sido muy buena...La habitación como el cuarto de baño estaban impecables..Hay aire acondicionado y doble ventana para quitar el ruido aunque el hotel está situado en una calle tranquila...A 15 min a pie del Coliseo, está bien conectado con el metro. Recomiendo este hotel !!!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Hotel trés agréable , je le recommande pour un sejour de 6 jours a Rome

7.7 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very good hotel. The rooms are clean and quiet. The prices of the room are cheap. Very good position, 20 mins walking to reach the Colosseum and very close to the main rail station. I recommend this hotel to the persons who wants a clean, cheap and quiet hotel!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Having stayed in a hotel at twice the price on the previous day for business, the Hotel Ducale was much much better value for money - no problems at all and excellent rooms

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Estonia

The staff was extremely friendly, the breakfast served on the terrace was very nice, would recommend the hotel definitely.

6.8 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Group travel. Nothing close to Hotel Ducale.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

Very friendly staff! Nice breakfast terrace. A triple room was a bit narrow, hard to reach the wardrobe. But apart from that everything was very good. Heavy traffic outside during nights but that's typical for Rome I think. About 15 minutes walk from Stazione Termini, Colosseo and the centre, perfect location.

6.6 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The accommodation was adequate but sparse. Staff attempted to be helpful but often gave misleading information. Did not seem to know the local area well. We used public transportation and found that it took a couple of days to gain enough expertise to use it easily. Very bare bones but if you are only looking for a good safe bed then we recommend it. We would return if we came back to Rome.

7.9 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

This hotel is near the main station and the surroundings there are not so clean. But the hotel itself was very good; clean, nice, not noisy. We had an excellent diner some streets further on. Made an budtour through Rome, which was very nice. We slept good and got out early to get the plain; so we could not have a

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Hotel is in a good location for accessing Romes main attractions. First room was very small. Staff were not very friendly. Wouldn't do breakfast earlier that 7.30 - even preprepared from night before, not very useful when you have to get an early flight. Overall ok, might be worth paying a little extra if you can afford it. But serves a purpose if your looking for relatively cheap and simple accommodation.

7.4 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

we have been happy in this hotel for a few holiday days to know Roma.

7.4 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

--English (short) Nice and clean. Good price. Parking (1 euro/h) around the hotel. Tube/metro is near. Suggested. --Italiano Albergo carino con una bella stanza, pulita e vivibile (2 persone). La domenica ci hanno concesso di restare fino alle 13 per dormire un po' di più. L'abbiamo apprezzato molto. Il prezzo è adeguato. Eravamo in auto e abbiamo trovato parcheggio in zona facilmente (a pagamento il sabato 1 euro / ora fino alle 19). Non è distante dalla metropolitana, comunque. Lo consigliamo.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Very surprised. Great room, nice little hotel. Area a bit out of it, longer walk than expected from train station. Breakfast was a bit disappointing, not enough. Overall very impressed considering it was Rome capital!!!

4.5 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

The photos of the rooms not complied with reality. The rooms are loud and small. The bathroom was clean but very small und not that new as pictured on venere.com.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mexico

I loooved this hotel, from the start, this was a great option by looking at the pictures, and when i got there there was no complain, everybody was nice and helped me with everything, the room was really nice and they gave me an extra bed im not sure why, haha and the bus stopped right outside of the hotel, it was bus 105 from Termini, theres a metro station very near by, for me the perfect hotel, of course if it was a little cheaper i wouldn't mind, but overall a great place to stayª

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Highly recommended...good location...good facilities and great personnel

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Holiday. Visit one of the most important cultural cities of the world. We have never been in Rome bevore. We enjoyed it very much. One of the reasons we enjoyed Rome was the accomodation "Ducale" itself and its location not far away from the main points to visit.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The staff was extremely helpful, especially Willy the nightman. (This was our first experience in Rome but 7 days into Italy.) Room was a little small but not anything out of Italian ordianary, shower was extremely small so suck it in and lather up. The drain was a little slow but the water pressure was high so by simply adjusting the flow a little you could take a long shower without flooding the bathroom. Location was very convient from the train station and neighborhood was more than fine to walk around even in the dark. (For those looking for clubbing there were several places very close but were not disruptive to the hotel or spending a quiet evening in your room.) There were several resturants close that had good service and enough English that even non-Italian speakers can order good food. The major sightseeing is a bit of a walk but there are several tours that will pick you up at the hotel, and the hotel, with an evenings notice, will have breakfast ready. The metro is also very close and easy to access. The evening noises were kept to a minimum but at 7:30am there was construction going on next door and that was more than enough of an alarm to get up and start the day. (So if you plan on sleeping late - stay outside of Rome.) Overall a good, helpful experience.

6.9 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Good Place to start all the visits to the town. I'ts not the Hilton, but is clean, cheap and not so fare from the center. The service is good. Underground (5 min walk) Rail station (10 min by walk) Colosseo (20 min by walk) The Hotel surroundings is good but not in proximity of the rail station

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Stayed in a bedroom over looking the terrace. Room very clean; staff very friendly & courteous; spoke English well & all very helpful. Breakfast on terrace a delight!Shower pressure just adequate. Hotel allowed us to leave luggage in secure place on final day until nearer flight time. Some noise from road traffic but didn't stop us sleeping! Pleasant restaurants in surrounding area; good location for sites ie. coliseum say 30 minute walk.

4.6 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

-Room was in the cellar -Very rare warm water -No garage available (wrong facility description)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Perfect little hotel for a romantic weekend in Rome.Had a perfect room with nice bathroom and best of all:a balcony for the Roman nights. Nice staff, very helpfull. Only problems; bad plumming in shower and refrigiator didn´t work.But we want to come back!

6.8 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff at the Hotel Ducale are very friendly. We enjoyed our time there. However, Venere.com listed the property "All rooms feature a private bathroom, with shower or bathtub, hairdryer, individually controlled air-conditioning, heating, satellite TV, mini bar, writing desk, electronic mini safe, direct dial telephone and Wi-Fi Internet connection," and also as offering shuttle service to and fron the airport. There was no internet connection available and I wrote to the hotel requesting pick-up from the airport and received a reply that they no longer offered that service. However, they did have a sign on the check-in desk still offering the service when I arrived.

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Room Details

Hotel Ducale offers 16 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 22-inch TVs with satellite channels. Business travelers visiting the Termini Central Station area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and hair dryers. Rooms also include minibars and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

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

How to reach Hotel Ducale

By car
From any point of the Grande Raccordo Anulare ring-road, reachable by all highways, follow the indications to Roma centro. Then follow the directions for S. Giovanni-via Merulana. From piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano turn right onto via Carlo Felice and proceed for about 500 metres, until you reach piazza di S. Croce in Gerusalemme. Then follow via Eleniana for about 150 metres, until piazza di Porta Maggiore. Follow the road to piazzale Labicano and then turn right onto via di Porta Maggiore. The hotel is located on the first street on the right, at number 4 of via Achille Grandi.

By train
The Roma Termini railway station lies only 900 metres from the hotel (about a 10-minute walk). Exit the station on the side via Giolitti. Follow via Giolitti towards piazza di Porta Maggiore (in the opposite direction of piazza dei Cinquecento), and continue straight until the crossroad, on the right, with via Achille Grandi. Otherwise take bus number 105 for 4 stpos and get off at Porta Maggiore: the property lies 200 metres away, on via Achille Grandi.

By airplane
The Fiumicino airport is well connected to the city's centre by highway and by an express train leaving every 30 minutes for the Roma Termini railway station.
Upon leaving the airport, take the highway until the Grande Raccordo Anulare ring-road and then follow the above-said indications; otherwise you can take the train to Termini and then follow the above-said directions on how to reach the hotel from the station.

From Ciampino airport you can take the Cotral bus to Anagnina underground line A station. Take the underground (direction Battistini) and get off at Termini. From the station, take bus number 105 for 4 stpos and get off at Porta Maggiore. The hotel lies only 200 metres away.

Distances from Hotel Ducale

Porta Maggiore - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museo degli Strumenti Musicali - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro Ambra Jovinelli - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Anfiteatro Castrense - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Historic Museum of the Liberation - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Palace of the Holy Steps - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Palazzo Laterano - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano - 1 km / 0.6 mi
National Museum of Oriental Art - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
University of Roma-La Sapienza - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Santi Quattro Coronati - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Colle Oppio Park - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Ducale are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 12.2 km / 7.6 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 24.2 km / 15 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Ducale 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.