Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

3 stars
View map of Piazza Santa Croce In Gerusalemme 10/12, ROME, Rome, 00185

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
10 reviews
Quiet and safe

This hotel is actually part of a Basilica which is amazing,nice and quiet. I shared a room with my... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Mar 18, 2010
VERY PLEASANT STAY

THE STAFF WAS VERY NICE AND HELPFUL..UNIQUE HOTEL AND VERY QUIET...NOT VERY CLOSE TO METRO, BUT NOT... See full review

  • ROXYCHICA
  • Aug 31, 2009
Domus Sessoriana lies inside an Archaeological complex were there are the ruins of the Temple of Venus and Cupid. In the ancient times State councils were held, inside there is also the gorgeous Castrensian Amphitheatre, which dates back to the epoch of the Emperor Eliogabalo (218-222). In the Amphitheatre there use to take place shows involving gladiator fights and battles between humans and wild beasts; now it hosts the Cistercian Vegetable Garden. The building is divided in two sections. The Conventual's wing On the right face of the Basilica, occupies part of the Ancient Monastery, which is sited on three levels, that includes the hall, the refectory and rooms of various dimensions all delicately furnished. On the first floor the rooms are all of a superior category provided with Wi-Fi. From the floor it is possible to see the Temple of Venus and Cupid. A glazed lift allows admiring majestic canvas of the nineteenth century. The Aurelian wing On the left according to the face of the Church, occupies a building that extends towards the Imperial Amphitheatre. It is situated on five floors, which are completely restructured and delicately furnished, connected with an internal lift. The rooms look over on the archaeological remains of the Imperial Villa of Constantine, on Claudian Aqueduct begun by Calligola or on the enchanting square of Saint Cross in Jerusalem, restructured in occasion of the 2000 Jubilee. From the balcony of The Domus Sessoriana the guests can enjoy the view who overlooks Saint John in Laterano's Basilica, The Monastery Gardens of Saint Cross in Jerusalem and the roofs of Rome; on clear days it is also possible to admire the Roman Castles. The structure disposes of 60 rooms of various dimensions and different typologies: singles, doubles, a three and four bed, junior suites and suites. The rooms are elegantly furnished with handcraft furniture. Each room is completed with the maximum of comforts: bathrooms with shower and hair dryer, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, internet connection, mini-bar, security cassette. Several rooms are disposed of services for handicap keepers. All rooms are non smoking, according to law. Superior rooms are all at the first floor of the Conventual's ng of the seventeenth century with vaulted ceilings, wide spaces and WI-FI connection. Offers-Airport transfer, Banquet facilities, Concierge, Conference facilities, Disabled facilities, Doctor on call, Internet access-High-Speed, Internet access-Wireless, Lift / Elevator, Lobby, Non-smoking rooms, Parking facilities-at cost, Reception and Restaurant only FOR GROUP ON request.

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Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome Rooms

Standard Room
The room offers 1 Double or 1 Twin bed along with air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, internet connection, mini-bar, security cassette. Several rooms are disposed of services for handicap keepers. All rooms are non smoking. Breakfast Included.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
General
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Amphitheatrum Castrense: 0.1 mi
  • Porta Maggiore: 0.1 mi
  • Santa Croce in Gerusalemme: 0.1 mi
  • Piazza di Porta San Giovanni: 0.4 mi
  • St John Lateran: 0.5 mi
  • The Via Sannio: 0.5 mi
  • Istituto Europeo di Design: 0.5 mi
  • Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II: 0.6 mi
  • Santi Quattro Coronati: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica di San Clemente: 0.9 mi
  • Pontifical Oriental Institute: 0.9 mi
  • Santa Prassede: 0.9 mi
  • Ancient Rome area: 0.9 mi
  • Domus Aurea: 1 mi
  • Colle Oppio: 1 mi
  • Amphitheatrum Castrense: 0.1 mi
  • Porta Maggiore: 0.1 mi
  • Santa Croce in Gerusalemme: 0.1 mi
  • Piazza di Porta San Giovanni: 0.4 mi
  • St John Lateran: 0.5 mi
  • The Via Sannio: 0.5 mi
  • Istituto Europeo di Design: 0.5 mi
  • Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II: 0.6 mi
  • Santi Quattro Coronati: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica di San Clemente: 0.9 mi
  • Pontifical Oriental Institute: 0.9 mi
  • Santa Prassede: 0.9 mi
  • Ancient Rome area: 0.9 mi
  • Domus Aurea: 1 mi
  • Colle Oppio: 1 mi
  • Santa Maria Maggiore: 1 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura: 1 mi
  • Sapienza University of Rome: 1 mi
  • Basilica of Saint Mary Major: 1 mi
  • Lamian Gardens: 1 mi
  • Roma Termini railway station: 1 mi
  • Termini Station: 1.1 mi
  • Villa Mattei: 1.1 mi
  • Servian Wall: 1.1 mi
  • Celio: 1.1 mi
  • Santi Giovanni e Paolo: 1.1 mi
  • San Pietro in Vincoli: 1.2 mi
  • Arch of Constantine: 1.2 mi
  • Terme Diocleziano: 1.2 mi
  • Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (Rome Opera House): 1.2 mi
  • Historical Center: 1.2 mi
  • Rome Opera House: 1.3 mi
  • National Museum of Rome: 1.3 mi
  • Palatino: 1.3 mi
  • Teatro delle Quattro Fontane: 1.3 mi
  • Via Sacra: 1.3 mi
  • Roman Forum: 1.3 mi
  • Fontana delle Naidi: 1.3 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 1.3 mi
  • Rome Marathon: 1.3 mi
  • Repubblica: 1.3 mi
  • Baths of Caracalla: 1.3 mi
  • Aurelian Walls: 1.3 mi
  • Basilica di Massenzio: 1.3 mi
  • Torre dei Conti: 1.4 mi

Dining

Restaurant Facilities
On request minimum 25 pax maximum 80.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.2
Value:
3.9

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
Currently still in Italy, Genova.
Mar 18, 2010

Quiet and safe

This hotel is actually part of a Basilica which is amazing,nice and quiet. I shared a room with my daughter and the bed was queen sized and more comfortable than we anticipated. The room was very clean and nice. The showers are very small in Italy, but serve the function intended. There is absolute old world charm here and because the popular parts of Roma are noisy and crowded, this is a wonderful place to relax when you're tired of sight seeing. In Italy, lunch is from about noon to 2 and then everything closes until 7 PM, but you can find pizza and panini all day in most areas. There are not many restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel, but a market is just across the street. There is a breakfast for patrons of the hotel and it consists of meats,fruits, cheeses, pastries, yogurts, cereals, juices, milk tea and coffee. A continental assortment.Smiling isn't something the locals do much, but once given a friendly smile they too will lighten up and greet you in return. If you arrive with an attitude of exploration and open mindedness you should enjoy your stay. It always helps to try to speak some in Italian, they appreciate it the effort. All of the employees spoke english well.The metro is approximately a 20 minute walk from the hotel and crossing the street in front of the hotel is the best way to navigate. The bus stop is closer than the metro and tickets (for both costing 1 euro) can be purchased at the tabbacchi right near the stop, but the metro will get you where you want to go much faster. Beware of early morning travel and after work, for all public trans will be less than standing room only.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
Belgium
Dec 27, 2009

Relaxing in Rome

The people were very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was adequate to make it through a day of walking in Rome!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

When you tire of pizza and pasta there is a great Korean restaurant down the street called the Bi Won.

Review of Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Single
Chicago, IL
Dec 6, 2009

Do NOT stay here!!!

THIS WAS THE WORST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!!!!!! Whatever you do, do NOT stay at this hotel! This is by far the worst experience I have ever had in any hotel in the entirety of Europe! The floor was hideously filthy ... I had to wash the floor the first day I was there just to keep my feet from getting black just walking on the floor in the room. In addition, I paid for a double room so I could have a double bed, and their idea of making a double bed was to push two twin beds together with a sheet over the two mattresses. IT WAS HIDEOUSLY UNCOMFORTABLE!!!!!!! AND, there wasn't even a chair in the room. Now I understand why they have the caveat in the reservation that there are no refunds for early check out! I would have checked out the same day I checked in if I could have gotten a refund of the monies I paid.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rick
Single
Czech Republic
Nov 11, 2009

Nice room , bad cleaning

I found the place quite interesting, it was a unique experience to find oneself in a historical place like this. Room was big enough, I traveled alone and my room had 3 beds, which was comfortable. However I was disgusted by the dirtiness of the toilet and bath, which I would rather not describe. At night, the noise(by other guests) echoed in the corridors, which might be unpleasant for sensitive people. The breakfast was good. I would have put one more star, if was not for the bathroom. For this reason, I myself would like to come again, but I would a bit hesitate to recommend to somebody else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rick
Single
Czech Republic
Nov 11, 2009

Nice room , bad cleaning

I found the place quite interesting, it was a unique experience to find oneself in a historical place like this. Room was big enough, I traveled alone and my room had 3 beds, which was comfortable. However I was disgusted by the dirtiness of the toilet and bath, which I would rather not describe. At night, the noise(by other guests) echoed in the corridors, which might be unpleasant for sensitive people. The breakfast was good. I would have put one more star, if was not for the bathroom. For this reason, I myself would like to come again, but I would a bit hesitate to recommend to somebody else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mombork
Couples
Spring Grove, IL
Oct 20, 2009

Bring good walking shoes

Domus Sessoriana appears to be part of a church organization. One side has a church, and the other seems to be private quarters. (for monks?) We went for the upgrade room, and were on the second floor with a view of the garden. Not all of the rooms were afforded this view. There were no amenities such as a gym or pool, but we were not expecting them, so we were not disappointed. We were within walking distance of all that we hoped to see, but we are in pretty good shape and walking few miles isn't a problem for us! Rome is pretty flat. The rooftop was a great place for a cocktail or a glass of wine at sunset, plus a great view of the cathedral at the end of the street. We found the selections of restaurants nearby very poor. After walking miles during the day we hoped to pick up a quick dinner to eat on the rooftop. Many of the local cafeterias were only open for lunch, and others didn't open until we were ready for bed. We ended up using the deli at a small grocery a block from the hotel. The breakfast was very high carbohydrate high cholesterol and diabetic unfriendly. They did have some good salami and cheese which we used to make a sandwich for the second day's breakfast. We left before the breakfast was to open on our second morning. There was a definite lack of fresh fruit available. The hotel did have affordable internet connections and we were able to use the wireless in our room. We enjoyed the quiet and the use of the minibar to store our breakfast sandwich. The Domus isn't for everyone, but we enjoyed it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ROXYCHICA
Family
SUNNY FLORIDA
Aug 31, 2009

VERY PLEASANT STAY

THE STAFF WAS VERY NICE AND HELPFUL..UNIQUE HOTEL AND VERY QUIET...NOT VERY CLOSE TO METRO, BUT NOT FAR EITHER. WOULD RETURN AGAIN

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

TRY TO EAT BEFORE 5 BECAUSE EVERYTHING CLOSES AND DOES NOT OPEN AGAIN UNTIL 8, SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

Review of Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chris and Siblings
Family
Houston, TX
Jun 7, 2009

Wonderful Experience

The hotel was great. It was calm and not noisy the views were great and the hotel is connected to a beautiful monestary it is about a five -ten minute walk from the metro and 20 minute walk from the colloseum. It was beautiful clean and the staff was so helpful and polite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Single
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
May 28, 2009

A quiet retreat in Rome

Domus Sessoriana provided a wonderful, quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of downtown Rome, but was still within walking distance (10-15 minutes) of the Colosseum. It is located inside a functioning abbey, and the attached basilica, listed in tour books, houses relics of the Holy Cross. The nuns maintain a garden, and the rooms on the back of the hotel overlook it. Can you say tranquil? Staying at this lovely hotel...with 20 ft high white-washed walls, cathedral ceilings, red tile floors...added a wonderful dimension to my first Rome experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Ask your concierge how to get to the oldest section of Rome...across the Tiber. The family run restaurants cater more to native Romans, and the food is incredible. It doesn't matter where you go....they are all incredible.

Review of Domus Sessoriana Hotel Rome

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Chula Vista, CA
May 19, 2009

Very "Monkish"

Accommodations and furniture is minimalist. Must say that it is the "greenest" hotel we've ever stayed in. If you're willing to fore-go any type of luxury and are not planning to stay in your room, it's adequate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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