Hotel Villa Duse
Why We Love This Hotel
- This former private home is in Rome's most elegant residential area
- Some rooms have a private garden or terrace
- Each room is uniquely decorated
- Wi-Fi is free
Formerly a private home, Hotel Villa Duse is in a peaceful suburban location in Parioli, just north of the hustle and bustle of Rome's centre. The boutique hotel is named after Eleonora Duse, a famous Italian actress in the 19th century. Parioli is "an area for connoisseurs, attracting those who shun the Spanish Steps and the overly commercialized Via Veneto," says Frommer's. "It is, in short, Rome’s most elegant residential section, a setting for some of the city’s finest restaurants, hotels, and public parks."
The hotel has 15 rooms, each decorated with antique furniture, and featuring marble bathrooms and parquet flooring. Some also have a private garden or terrace. Wi-Fi is free.
The hotel offers a daily breakfast buffet. There is no on-site restaurant, although the hotel offers a small selection of hot and cold dishes, which can be delivered to your room or served in the Art's Garden. There are many restaurants in the vicinity.
Nearby attractions include the Museum of Villa Borghese (in one of Rome's largest public parks), the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the Auditorium, a public concert hall. Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps are 4km away.