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Hotel Villa Duse
Ranked #187 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
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Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews
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“Perfect for honeymooners / couples”
Reviewed 16 November 2011

We were staying in another hotel when we saw Hotel Villa Duse on tripadvisor and decided to try. The hotel is located in Parioli area, where you can experience real Roman life (nice, clean, high-end suburbs). The hotel is not in the city center, yet I would prefer a quiet, nice and "local" location anyway. We walked to Collosseum one day, visiting Borghese gardens and walking down Via Veneto. Thanks to GPS, we never got lost and had a wonderful walking trip. Even some reviewers say it is far to the city center, we found it pretty close - walking distance to Villa Borghese, Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain.

We stayed at Tower Lodge room, which has a private access with elevator. The room is definitely incredible. Classic furniture with a modern touch of technology, comfiest bed ever... And a private terrace...

The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. We will definitely come again

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

The hotel room is the smallest of my italy trip.
The location is far away form the centre and all the attractive points. Only a bus - No.360 from Termini to the hotel and it takes 25 mins to go there.
The room, the bed and the bathroom are all extreme small
I selected to include breakfast by paying more but what a pretty the hot food is not included. We need to pay extra for eggs and toast. I stayed 4 nights and ate their cakes and corn flake for 4 days
Only 1 staff serve during the whole breakfast time and we need to wait for everything.

Room Tip: Don't go there it is too far from centre and needs to wait for bus all the time
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

The reason I put the word "nearly" rather than "perfect" in the description has nothing to do with the hotel, as such. Well, ok, it does have something to do with the hotel. There is something missing in the hotel. But it isn't a bad thing or something that's not a reason for staying here. Just something that would make it amazing rather than great, which it is. But first, the hotel is in Parioli, a quiet and pleasant well to do suburb of Rome with some excellent restaurants cafes and a small market nearby (we The nearby Taverna Rossini - about 5-10 minutes walk - is really nice). You can walk into town by day (about 30 minutes gets you to Piazza del Popolo and its a nice walk through the Park Villa Borghese. Or you can get a bus (the number 52 leaves from nearby)

Now the hotel: It's clean, modern with beautiful rooms at a reasonable price for Rome. We stayed here to save money as the hotels in the centre are expensive.

Breakfasts are nice (a shame that they have them in the basement rather than in the garden, but I guess that's logistics). The ambience of the hotel is cosy and friendly with very nice staff who looked after us well. The decor everywhere is beautiful. The building is lovely with a lovely garden where you can sit outside and have a drink. The area is also nice.

Now that minor thing that would make it perfect: There is a raised platform out in the garden which would make a perfect place to have a little swimming pool. For northern Europeans Rome weather is suitable to swim right up to early November with temperatures of over 20 degrees by day. From April to November this would make this hotel a great place to lounge around, rather than just visit.

That's just a thought. Otherwise I really recommend Villa Duse for (for Rome) reasonable prices and a great stay.

Room Tip: All rooms seem good.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

We stayed in Villa Duse for five nights recently. We have been to Rome and Italy many times and this hotel was excellent in terms of room size and cleanliness. We chose it because of previous reviews which were very positive. Our view is a little more balanced. The breakfast is pretty basic even by continental standards. The staff were generally helpful. The only sour note was that we were told still water in the fridge was complimentary, however when we asked for it to be replenished we were told there was only one per visit. We are talking here about a 0.5 litre of still water!!! This seems petty in the extreme. Also while the location of the hotel was good be prepared to walk 10 or 15 minutes to the bus. There are really no nearby attractions apart from Catacomb Priscilla which is a 25 minute tour.

We ate in Ciccia Bomba ai Parioli, only a five minute walk from the hotel and this was a truly excellent dining experience. Although not recommended by the hotel, it was the highlight of our dining experience in Rome. We also ate in All'oro and while the food was exquisite and inventive, the portions were extremely small even by Michelin star standards.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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München
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

We´ve stayed for seven nights and enjoyed every minute there!

The room was nothing less than phantastic (even the furniture usually is absolutely not my style) and the bed was the best that I´v had in any hotel so far!

The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. The only thing they couldn´t help us with was a hot water bottle for my wife who had some tummy problems. But I bet 99% of all the hotels in the world wouldn´t have one either :-)

The location is quiet - for Rome EXTREMELY quiet! But you´re not far away from the city center though. You could use public transport if you walk 10 minutes down to the next square. There you have several bus lines and the direct tram to the Vatican.

The breakfast is very good but never changing. After a couple of days you have enough of the same ham, salami and cheese but that´s the ONLY thing that I would change! Oh, I forgot to mention the spectacular cakes they have for breakfast. I couldn´t get enough of the unbelievable carrot cake!!!

They are a bit pricey but if you consider the deep good night sleep it might be worth paying that :-)

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Property: Hotel Villa Duse
Address: Via Alamanno Morelli 1, 00197 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #187 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Duse 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Eternal City and finally retire in the quietness of Villa Duse, one of the most exclusive Roman houses, the perfect place for a happy landing. Claiming its uniqueness, Villa Duse will wrap you in an environment which exudes discretion, quality and style, and will give you the feeling of an increasing comfort, relax and peace. ... more   less 
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