Just returned from staying 3 nights with my partner. I don't know who decides the ratings but to me this is not a 4 Star Hotel. We have been to Rome many times and know it fairly well. Decided at the last minute to conclude a European vacation with a couple of nights in our favorite city. All f our usual hotels sadly were booked . We stumbled upon the Duca on Trip Advisor and it looked vine plus they had rooms available. The location if perfectly fine so we grabbed it. First off , the websiteis very misleading. the room - even by european sizes was tiny! and very oddly layed out. The shower was so small that it became a major event each time to use it and trying to not flood the bathroom at the same time was a test. The bed was decent - the view from the one window was of a shaft. As a previous reader said you cannot control the AC from your room. It is controlled by a remote for the entire hotel. Thus when you return from a long day or dinner the room is an oven and takes an hour to cool off. Very silly idea. They do have free internet but it only worked sporadically. The staff is way overworked - the bellboy/bartender/engineer/waiter for breakfast was sweet but over his head. Any time we called the gal at the desk she seemed frustrated and exasperated -in English and Italian. She had a very limited knowledge or restaurants save for those next door or obvious tourist traps. Every place we asked her about she never heard of. To top off the stay we checked out and stored our luggage and went for lunch. When we came back the bellboy loaded our car and neglected to put my leather jacket in with the luggage. Not happy.
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