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The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

4 stars
Via Aurelia 481, Rome, 00165
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
22 reviews
Italian Vacation

The hotel and it's staff were absolutely amazing! The most helpful you could imagine. Our Italian... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 17, 2010
Grand Palazzo Carpegna is overall

Grand Palazzo Carpegna is overall a very good hotel. The only problem, and very important one, is... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • May 25, 2010
Hotel housed in historic building overlooks Villa Carpegna gardens

Housed in an historic building, The Church Palace sits amongst the romantic gardens of Villa Carpegna, minutes from Vatican City. Recent renovations have restored the The Church Palace's grand character and outfitted rooms with contemporary decor. Perks include bathrobes and slippers and English breakfast served in room. Two restaurants, banquet and conference facilities and a three-aisle church build the grandeur. Guests enjoy a welcome drink at the bar, free parking and high-speed Internet access.

Highlights
  • Located near Vatican City
  • Romantic garden setting
  • Contemporary accommodations
  • Free parking
Rooms

The 200 rooms and suites at The Church Palace have been renovated to afford guests modern comforts and amenities. Expect sleek, contemporary decor with warm fabrics.  All rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar, high-speed Internet and desk. Higher-end rooms and suites include bathrobes and slippers, fruit basket, tea and coffee station, mineral water and English breakfast served in room.

Features

Romance surrounds The Church Palace, a grand hotel housed in a historic building among the gardens of Villa Carpegna. Spacious halls, a vaulted church, courtyard bar and sophisticated rooms make for an unforgettable stay. Guests at The Church Palace enjoy a welcome drink at the bar, free high-speed Internet access, free parking, and access to a business center and limo service. Nearby metro stops make it easy to travel to attractions in Rome.

Transportation
  • Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (11 mi/17.6 km)
  • Ciampino Airport (10.9 mi/17.6 km)
  • Termini Station (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Cornelia and Baldo degli Ubaldi metro stops
Attractions
  • Villa Doria Pamphili (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • St. Peter's Square (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • St. Peter's Basilica (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • The Vatican Museum (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Trastevere (2.2 mi/3.6 km)
  • Castel Sant' Angelo (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Villa Carpegna (0.3 mi/0.5 km)

Business
  • Banquet and conference facilities
  • Business center
  • Access to Aurelia Convention Center and Expo, space that accommodates 3,500 guests

Hotel Map

41.8978 12.4228
Area served
Rome, Italy
Nearby airports
Leonardo da Vinci International Airport 25km (15,7 miles)
Area description
Vatican City - St.Peter's Basilica 3km (1,8 miles); Historical and City Centre 4km (2,5 miles) Termini Railway Station 10km (6.2miles); Underground Line A Cornelia Tube Station 300mt (0,2miles)

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Reviewer score 4.0 out of 5

The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna) Rooms

PRESTIGE TOWER SUITE single occupancy
35 square meters Room divided in 2 areas: large queen size bedroom and a sitting room with sofa bed, Lcd satellite TV and working desk. LCD TV with satellite channels and Pay Tv Direct dial phone Electronic safety box Private bar Tea and Coffee making facilities Extended Carven Courtesy set and Deluxe bedding. Hairdryer, Bathrobe and Slippers Fruit basket,make up mirror. Turn down service Free mineral water offered during the whole stay,complimentary Wi-Fi High Speed Internet Connection Welcome drink at the Chiostro Bistrot and Lounge Cafe 20% discount at the Restaurant Extended check-out (2pm)
PRESTIGE TOWER SUITE
35 square meters Room divided in 2 areas: large queen size bedroom and a sitting room with sofa bed, Lcd satellite TV and working desk. LCD TV with satellite channels and Pay Tv Direct dial phone Electronic safety box Private bar Tea and Coffee making facilities Extended Carven Courtesy set and Deluxe bedding. Hairdryer, Bathrobe and Slippers Fruit basket,make up mirror. Turn down service Free mineral water offered during the whole stay,complimentary Wi-Fi High Speed Internet Connection Welcome drink at the Chiostro Bistrot and Lounge Cafe 20% discount at the Restaurant Extended check-out (2pm)
Classic Double Room
Large Queen size bed or 2 single beds Satellite Tv & Pay TV Flat screen LCD TV Wifi high speed Internet connection Air conditioning Direct dial telephone Electronic safety box Working desk with lamp Private-bar Deluxe bedding and Extended Carven courtesy kit Hairdryer Room service Turn down service
Executive Room
Large Queen size bed LCD TV with satellite channels and Pay Tv Direct dial phone Electronic safety box Tea and Coffee making facilities Extended Carven Courtesy set and Deluxe bedding. Hairdryer, Bathrobe and Slippers Free mineral water offered during the whole stay,complimentary Wi-Fi High Speed Internet Connection Welcome drink at the Chiostro Bistrot and Lounge Cafe 20% discount at the Restaurant Extended check-out (2pm)
Executive Double room
Large Queen size bed LCD TV with satellite channels and Pay Tv Direct dial phone Electronic safety box Tea and Coffee making facilities Extended Carven Courtesy set and Deluxe bedding. Hairdryer, Bathrobe and Slippers Free mineral water offered during the whole stay,complimentary Wi-Fi High Speed Internet Connection Welcome drink at the Chiostro Bistrot and Lounge Cafe 20% discount at the Restaurant Extended check-out (2pm)

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Pineto Regional Park: 1.3 mi
  • Gardens of Vatican City: 1.5 mi
  • St Peter's: 1.6 mi
  • Villa Doria Pamphili: 1.6 mi
  • Sistine Chapel: 1.7 mi
  • Vatican Library: 1.7 mi
  • Vatican Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Saint Peter's Square: 1.8 mi
  • Apostolic Palace: 1.8 mi
  • Prati: 1.8 mi
  • Vatican area: 1.8 mi
  • Janiculum: 2 mi
  • Al Sole d'Oro: 2 mi
  • Via della Conciliazione: 2 mi
  • Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II: 2.1 mi
  • Pineto Regional Park: 1.3 mi
  • Gardens of Vatican City: 1.5 mi
  • St Peter's: 1.6 mi
  • Villa Doria Pamphili: 1.6 mi
  • Sistine Chapel: 1.7 mi
  • Vatican Library: 1.7 mi
  • Vatican Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Saint Peter's Square: 1.8 mi
  • Apostolic Palace: 1.8 mi
  • Prati: 1.8 mi
  • Vatican area: 1.8 mi
  • Janiculum: 2 mi
  • Al Sole d'Oro: 2 mi
  • Via della Conciliazione: 2 mi
  • Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II: 2.1 mi
  • Sant Angelo Castle: 2.2 mi
  • Fontana dell'Acqua Paola: 2.2 mi
  • COIN: 2.3 mi
  • Ponte Sant'Angelo: 2.3 mi
  • Accademia dell'Arcadia: 2.3 mi
  • Castel Sant'Angelo: 2.3 mi
  • Palazzo Corsini: 2.3 mi
  • San Pietro in Montorio: 2.3 mi
  • Centro Storico: 2.3 mi
  • Villa Farnesina: 2.3 mi
  • Sallustiano: 2.3 mi
  • Biblioteca Vallicelliana: 2.4 mi
  • Oratorio dei Filippini: 2.4 mi
  • Palazzo Farnese: 2.5 mi
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere: 2.5 mi
  • Ponte Sisto: 2.5 mi
  • Piazza Farnese: 2.5 mi
  • Chiostro del Bramante: 2.5 mi
  • Palazzo di Giustizia: 2.5 mi
  • Palazzo della Cancelleria: 2.5 mi
  • Palazzo Spada: 2.5 mi
  • Compo dei Fiori: 2.5 mi
  • Pasquino: 2.5 mi
  • Sant'Agnese in Agone: 2.6 mi
  • Campo dei Fiori: 2.6 mi
  • Porta Di Roma: 2.6 mi
  • Chiesa Valdese: 2.6 mi
  • Fontana dei Fiumi: 2.6 mi
  • Piazza Navona: 2.6 mi
  • Ara Pacis: 2.6 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The hotel is part of the Rome Congress & Expo center, 2800 square meters of expo and congress area accommodating up to 3500 attendees.

Dining

The Chiostro Lounge Caf Bistro
Chiostro Bistrot and Lounge caf is a open air restaurant located in a Chiostro,open from 10.30 am to 12 pm. It welcomes our guest any time during the day for a drink or a light lunch
Restaurant/Bar
Restaurant a la carte and Bar closed until 20th April
II Colonnato
Il Colonnato up to 360 seating it's the right choice to organize banqueting events and gala dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.6

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Phil1958
New York
Jul 9, 2012

Italy 2012

A wonderful hotel. Great food, great staff. Room was well appointed. As with all European hotels we have been to, inefficient air conditioning, but I guess we Americans are just spoiled!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Outdoor cafes have the best food and the best atmosphere!

Review of The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sarahe5
New York
Jan 22, 2012

Nice hotel, but small rooms and inconvenient location

The hotel itself was very nice, clean and beautiful. This is the second time I've stayed here. The first time I had to two twin beds and the room and bathroom was extremely spacious. This time I traveled with my boyfriend so we only needed one double bed. The room and bathroom was half the size as the first time I stayed here, not as enjoyable. Also, I stayed in this hotel because it was cheaper than staying in central Rome. However with all the taxis we payed for going back and forth from the hotel to Rome it would have been equally as expensive and much more convenient to have stayed in a hotel in central rome. Overall, average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at Josephs. 5 Minute walk from the hotel, AMAZING food.

Review of The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Washington DC
Aug 7, 2011

Don't stay here...unsafe!

The Hotel was nice enough, definitely not a four star however, but was located fairly far away from most of the tourist locations in Rome. The biggest complaint that I have with this hotel is it's response to a fire that occurred in a hotel room almost directly below ours. at approximately midnight we heard a fire alarm go off and we gathered a few things like our passports and evacuated the hotel. in order to evacuate we had to go directly past the room that was on fire. The corridor was filled with smoke and all of the fire doors had automatically shut so this was not just a minor fire. We went outside and waited for the fire department to show up. over a half hour later no firemen had shown so I went inside to ask the front desk what was going on. They told us that a technician from the hotel had put out the fire and no fireman would be coming. I explained to them that there could still be embers or other problems with the electrical system, it was an electrical fire, that could cause another fire possibly even worse than the first and they should have professionals check the hotel out to make sure it was safe. The hotel staff acted like I was crazy and told me to return to my room and that is was safe. After arguing for anther 30 minutes, it was now almost 2AM in the morning, they finally agreed to move our room to the opposite end of the hotel away from the fire. Needless to say I didn't sleep the rest of the night worrying about another fire starting. I have no idea why but the hotel staff decided to risk the lives of every guest in the hotel rather than treat this situation in a professional manner as it would be in even the smallest of hotels in the US.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Jan 4, 2011

In a distance

The hotel was nice, but far from four star even in European standards. It was more like a three star. The rooms and hotel was very clean. However, very far from any attractions. To get to the nearest Piazza, with restaurants, it was at least a 15 Euro cab ride each way (that is what you get thought when you purchase package at a discounted rate). The Metro was only a 10 minute walk. However, my wife nor I felt safe walking through the neighborhood to get back to the hotel especially at night. Some hotel staff were nice, most of the time they were unhelpful and rude. For information regarding tours, advice or restaurants we went to other hotels (even though we were not staying with them they were more than accommodating to help us, unlike our own hotel). One English speaking channel on the SMALL television that was fuzzy and about Russia only. In all, to avoid annoyances or disappointment, splurge on the extra money to stay closer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you are not a tour person, another hotel recommended to us to take the euro-rail. It was really easy to use. My wife and I went to Florence for a day it only took about and hour and half from rome (as compared to about 3 hours on a tour bus). And it minimizes boredom. If you wish to leave your destination sooner you just tell them that you want an earlier train and its done with no fee.

Review of The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JFH
Fresno CA
Jan 2, 2011

Christmas Vacation

The hotel was okay, the buffet was INCFEDIBLE but the rooms were like the pictures, the staff were not as accompadating, maybe because it was busy season.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Charlotte, NC
Sep 21, 2010

Good location if you have good legs

The hotel has a lot of history. Would like to know more about it. Breakfast was a plenty. Could use a little more variety.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the Metro. Only 5 minute walk. Wear good shoes.

Review of The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Kodiak, AK
Aug 17, 2010

Italian Vacation

The hotel and it's staff were absolutely amazing! The most helpful you could imagine. Our Italian is not very good but they worked with us gave us direction recommendations and were so friendly! We had lost our luggage and the front desk called the airport for us and one of the staff event lent us his phone charger. The rooms were always spotless when we came back from a long day the breakfast had a good selection and the bar was lots of fun! The Metro station is 2 blocks away and pretty easy to use. My friend and I want to come back and stay here at the hotel again! We had an amazing experience and believe most of it was due to the great staff that they have working there! We miss them already!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Not Applicable

There is a restaurant not far from the hotel that if you ask the front desk they will make reservations for you and a shuttle from the restaurant will pick you up and drop you off. The food is well worth it!

Review of The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
May 25, 2010

Grand Palazzo Carpegna is overall

Grand Palazzo Carpegna is overall a very good hotel. The only problem, and very important one, is that there is no free internet access in the room. You have to pay 5 euros for one hour, or 15 euros for 1 day!!! This is totally unacceptable in our age as well as for the price of the room!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Best Mom Ever
Dalton, WI
Jan 3, 2010

Great location!

This was our first time in Rome--actually for 2 of us it was a first in Europe! The hotel was attractive, clean, and comfortable. the access to public transportation was fantastic. Staff was pleasant for the most part. It was a little noisy because of the type of building--lots of hallway noise. Beds were comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Enjoy the pizza and kebob shops. We found this to be a much cheaper evening meal, eating a sit-down meal for lunch.

Review of The Church Palace (former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Dec 9, 2009

I have stayed here previously

I have stayed here previously and found the hotel to be very clean, however on this occassion our hotel room was shabby. We needed an iron but were told that the hotel did not have an iron nor did they have a laundry service, which was unbelieveable. We were very disappointed with our stay this time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
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