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“Great location but a little too lonely” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of B&B Palazzo del Duca

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B&B Palazzo del Duca
Ranked #2,522 of 3,736 Rome B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great location but a little too lonely”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2009

We would never have found this on our own. We had a cab driver who located it for us. There is no signage and just one large door. We received our keys with four locks to go through, and we never saw the owner or anyone except in the morning for breakfast. Not sure if we lost out key that we would have any way to get into the room. You were very much on your own. The room was O.K. but not outstanding. We liked the location but couldn't leave the window open as there was a bar across the street with lots of young adults until 2 am. I made the mistake of keeping the window open and never slept the first night! Closed it was quiet. I thought it was a little over priced for what you got, but maybe Rome you can't expect much. We paid 220 euros a night. I probably would try to find a little larger bed and breakfast where there were a few other people.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2009

Stayed 4 nights in September--mainly because of the reviews on Trip Advisor. We truly enjoyed the Palazzo. A fabulous location in our favorite Roman neighborhood. Two bedrooms shared a lovely living room where a delicious breakfast was served. We paid $300 US a night and it did seem a little on the high end for what we got. Basically, as someone else mentioned, it was like staying in a friend's apartment--not a hotel with amenities. ( Shampoo and shower cap but no bars of soap or tissue--had to ask for tp when we ran out--there was liquid soap and a market close by to buy conditioner and drinking water, etc.) We were on the 2nd floor which has the highest ceilings --15th century building --looks out onto a picturesque street. Our room (average sized but with those high ceilings and sound proofed window) lacked a proper closet--there was an armoire with 6 hangers in a loft but we ended up hanging our clothes on the stairway rather than run up and down. No shower but bath with a hose. Beds were comfy. We were taken aback when we first arrived because there is no sign-just a buzzer-also it was very quiet and we were there alone most of the time we never saw anyone else--even turned lights on and off like we were staying in a private apartment--had to fuss with the keys--unlock 4 doors to get into our room.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank portiab
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texas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2009

We enjoyed a wonderful 3 night stay in this inviting bed and breakfast. The accommodations were lovely, the food delightfully prepared and presented, and the hosts most welcoming, helpful, and personable. The atmosphere was a feeling of being a guest in a friend's home--very warm and special. We enjoyed the "sitting room" where we had our generous breakfasts in a beautifully decorated parlor. The location of the residence was perfect--near many attractions. Because of all the "must see" sights in Rome, coming "home" to the Palazza del Duca never ceased to re-energize and renew our bodies and spirits. If we have the pleasure of visiting Rome again, we will definitely return to Palazza del Duca.

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mnmtx
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Vancouver BC
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2009

We had a fantastic stay at Palazzo del Duca. Paulo was helpful and the place is spotless. The location is close to everything and, for those pizza lovers, the "best pizza in Rome" (according to many who lined up each night) is right near by. For those who want to stay in a true Roman location this is the place.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RKWilson
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Sydney
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2009

If you want a little history then you can't get better than the Palazzo del Duca. Still in the hands of its original owners, the Palazzo dates back five centuries and includes a huge ornate reception room where Popes and other dignatories were entertained by the family (minstrels) in the long distant past .

The apartment we stayed in comprised of two bedrooms (ours was double height with a loft style area above the bathroom) and the large reception room that doubles as the breakfast room. With its beautifully painted ceiling, full length shuttered windows with juliet balcomies and friezes depicting the history of the family, the reception room is really something special and a splendid place for eating the sumptuous breakfast (and resting afterwards).

The Palazzo's location in the old city close to the Piazza Navona is great. Surrounded by a maze of tiny cobbled lanes navigable only by foot, scooter or smart car, you get a bit lost at first, but don't care because around every corner is another fantastic little street, architectural gem, pizzeria or bar.

A particularly nice touch was the 30 minutes that Paulina (our hostess) took to explain where to eat, shop, do our sightseeing and so on. As far as eating was concerned we stuck (pretty much) to her advice and were not disappointed.

As you have probably guessed, we loved the place. It is a B&B though, albeit a lovely one, so don't expect it to be like a five star hotel; bath, but no shower in the ensuite and dubious cappucinos at breakfast time, but the place and your hosts are so charming these things don't matter in the slightest. Not for everybody, but fantastic for most.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mighty_macca
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Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2009

It couldn't have been better. I was traveling with my spouse and another couple, and we shared the floor to ourselves (two rooms, a living/dining area that was beautifully decorated and comfortable). A breakfast buffet was prepared each morning at 8:30, and it was delicious! The location is close to everything, and it is very clean. It felt like a home away from home.
Would strongly recommend this place and would most definitely return!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank edan
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finlanda
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2009

Palazzo del Duca is by far the most splendid hotel/B&B accommodation in Rome. The best part of it is its location.It's near Piazza Navona and in 20 minutes by foot we got to the Vatican. There are plenty of restaurants nearby. Service was utterly superb. The staff were just perfect, hospitable and very accommodating. This is small and hiden B&B. There were just 2 guest rooms on our floor. Completely private, entirely yours. Each room is fully furnished with antique furniture and modern amenities. We even had plenty of international channels in our room TV. The service was personalized and did I say superb? Great location

  • Stayed May 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FinlandaJohn1976
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Property: B&B Palazzo del Duca
Address: Via del Governo Vecchio 115, 00186 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2,522 of 3,736 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — B&B Palazzo del Duca 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palazzo del Duca B&B is situated in a aristocratic Residence perfectly conserved, furnished with elegance and charm. The dwelling which houses Palazzo del Duca B&B was built around 1492 a few years after Christof Columbus had discovered America. Palazzo del Duca is a private and intimate B&B, where its manageable size allows a great refinement of detail. Our restaurant at the Colosseo "L'Invincibile ... more   less 
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