Duca D'Alba Hotel
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It was a very early morning. We ate a few pastries purchased the day before, had a cup of coffee and grabbed a taxi to the Orly Airport. Our first stop in Rome was our hotel, Hotel Duca d'Alba in the Centro Storico. Our room would be ready in 1 hour, so we headed down the street and had our first Italian pizza, Margherita! It was amazing! We …
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... was designed for. By the time we reached our front door we were so wet and so cold, we could barely stand to stand. We went inside, glad that we'd left the central heating on and finally, finally peeled off the soggiest socks in the world!
We rested a while and as soon as we could feel our extremities again, we put on fresh socks and stepped out and two doors up to our most local restaurant. We were lucky to score their last free table before a queue started ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Duca D'Alba Hotel Rome
This was a very good hotel. It is on a side street just below the Via Cavour and is very quiet. We had a room facing the street and did not hear street noise with the AC turned on. The AC was sufficient which was important because we were their in the heat of summer.
Spent 4 nights at the Hotel Duca D'Alba, which we enjoyed very much.
Above average for Rome
My husband and I stayed for 2 nights in June2003 in Hotel Duca d'Alba.
I never expected much out of a hotel in Rome but this hotel had everything to keep a tourist more than comfortable. A/C, bath (not shower!!), safe, colour TV, king size bed and a hearthy buffet breakfast evert morning. Receptionist (esp the morning one) very helpful and informed us the highlights of Rome to visit in 2 days. The hotel is very near the metro (although Rome's metro is very crowded), the Colusseum, many restuarants. There is a very good gelateria a few metres to the right of the hotel. I would stay again in Duca d'Alba.
We just returned from a 2 week stay in Italy and spent a total of 6 nights at Hotel Duca d'Alba. I was extremley pleased with every aspect of this hotel. The location is excellent - right in the heart of ancient Rome - a quick walk to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, etc. and right off the Metro, which despite what I had read and heard, Rome's public transportation was a great way of getting about town - as long as you don't mind the heat and crowds (seriously, we took the subway several times). The front desk staff is very helpful and speaks great English. The rooms were clean, comfortable, tastefull, air conditioned, and, most importantly, very very QUIET. The price was very affordable (140 Euro a night). And yes, the breakfast is good. We stayed in rooms 107 (smallish but still great) and 304. Also - there are several good affordable restaurants close by. I would definitely stay here again.
Great hotel, great location, good price
This hotel features a very convenient location about as close as you can get to the Coliseum. We found the service both friendly and knowledgeable. The room we stayed in was small but very well decorated, with wood paneling and nice marble in the bathroom. At under $135 including tax (late May, 2003), the hotel was also one of the less expensive in its class that I was able to find in Rome.
Nice Hotel-But Not the Best Location
Just stayed in this hotel in June 2003 for three nights. I had read great reviews and the hotel was nice-but I wouldn't stay there again.The day receptionist was a chain smoker and the small reception area was smoke-filled and tourist info was out of date. The room was fine but not fabulous. While the hotel was located close to a subway stop, the subway in general in Rome doesn't take you to many of the tourist sites. The hotel is really not within walking distance of many sites.The best part of the hotel was the "included breakfast". They had eggs, bacon, breads, cheeses, salami, juices, cereals, and all types of coffee and tea.
Convenient - one block from the Cavour Metro station one stop from Termini train station. Quiet - one block off busy Via Cavour in a residential area. Staff was courteous and helpful - all front desk personnel spoke fluent English. There are 4 rooms on the 4th (top) floor with lovely small terraces. Ours had jasmine across the rail. The room was small, but adequate with king bed, closet, electronic safe, small color satelite TV, mini bar and desk. Tiny bathroom had shower in bathtub, crowded toilet, small sink, and hairdryer. Breakfast was fresh breads, jams & jellies, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt, cheese, ham, scrambled eggs, bacon, coffee, tea, juices, and milk. Hotel has air conditioning (in room controls) and an elevator. Lots and lots of restaurants all around. Self service laundromat a few blocks beyond the Metro station. Post office two blocks down on Via Cavour.
5 mins stroll to the Colloseum
Just back after a 5 night stay over Easter. The Hotel was great in every respect. Yes, the rooms are a little small by US standards but not by European. Metro station only 1 stop from Termini and 100 yards from the hotel.The door staff and breakfast people were very friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts terrific! Plenty of Trattoria within 1/4 mile and some good restaurants - just walk around and look! Wish we could have stayed longer.
Spent 3 nights at Hotel Duca D'Alba. The hotel is situated down a quiet side street away from the traffic but within a 200m of the Colisseum and within easy walking distance of all the major tourist attractions. If you can't be bothered to walk, the metro station is about 50 yards from the hotel!The room was spotlessly clean and nicely decorated (if a little small) with a great bathroom.The breakfast was very generous (cereal, pastries, fruit, yoghurt, ham and eggs, tea, coffee, juice)Overall, I'd say this hotel is an excellent base for site-seeing. The location alone justifies the room rate.