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Dimora Storica Urbana

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We were moved to the Dimora Storica Urbana Roma the day before we flew out to Rome by after previously being booked in at Roma Rooms Colosseum. I had read the very positive reviews so felt confident that we would be moved to a good hotel, but in reality it was disappointing. Generally, this accommodation felt a bit sad, and in real need of updating. The pros - Good location (less than 10 min walk to Roma Termini and 2 mins to Cavour metro stop. There is a supermarket on Via Cavour about 5 mins away) - Fridge in the room (it was small but useful) - Radiator in the room as well as air con (we stayed in February when it snowed so this was a help) - Extra pillows in the wardrobe and a blanket - Room was generally clean as was bed linen The Cons - The entrance to the hotel is through a 'spa' which is a bit confusing. Luckily when we arrived the hotel owner was just next door and saw us - When the room was cleaned one of our towels was taken away and not replaced and they didn't give us anymore toilet roll - I had to ask for some - The breakfast choice was poor. On the first day we arrived we were told that breakfast would be left outside our room. It was left outside in the evening including yogurts which weren't refrigerated and a kettle which wouldn't fit in to any plugs. There was no milk for the tea/coffee and the pastry was stale. The following day it was in the breakfast room downstairs but when we arrived (which was only an hour into service) half of the food had gone. We asked for some more and were told it wouldn't be restocked so we were left with whatever was left (a few bits of bread for toast, a couple of pieces of ham and cheese and some pastries) - We were given multiple keys which we had to carry around with us. One for the main door from the street, one for the internal door and one for the door to the room. Generally a bit of a fuss - The hotel really needs some modernisation. It was just about sufficient for a 2 night stay. No luggage storage, a very old small wardrobe with mismatched cheap plastic hangers, and only one socket which we could access next to the bed - with no mirror in the room to do hair/makeup etc. The hair dryer was also rubbish! - The wifi in the room didn't work. Only in the lobby!

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights in November on our first trip to Rome. The manager made us very welcome when we arrived and was always happy to help us throughout our trip. This hotel is conveniently close to all of Rome's historic attractions, less than 10 minutes walk to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The room was well decorated and we had everything we needed, the hotel was like a home away from home. We plan to go back to Rome in a few years and would definitely stay here again.

Ideal location 5 mins from Coliseum, 3 mins from train station and numerous restaurants literally on the doorstep! Lovely property if you want a real Italian experience rather than a 5 star chain hotel. Breakfast is sufficient, water is available and the room and bathroom lovely and clean. Only feedback as such is that 'free' toiletries could be replenished once used and 'cups' supplied to make a hot drink with the kettle that is supplied in the room.

Stayed for 5 nights in August. Was a little concerned after some of the reviews but the location and price of the room won me over. I have no idea what some of these reviews are talking about. Place was clean, had great A/C, a small fridge, ample room and wi-fi that worked great in the room (although I think that was just fixed while I was there). The lady at reception that seems to have upset some people was fantastic, very friendly, always checking in to make sure things were ok and made some great recommendation. I tried a little Italian but it is pretty bad but she was able to get everything across with her much better english and a little of my bad Italian. The girl doing breakfast was very friendly and the breakfast had decent coffee's, really good cornetto's and a small selection of other options. For the location and price I think it is a tremendous value. I was able to walk everywhere from the Spanish steps, to the collesium to the Vatican and everything in between from here. Was a far better way to explore Rome than trams and buses in my opinion. A/C in Italy can be questionable by North American standards and it was such a nice break from the heat to come back to the room and cool down. Was cold within 10 minutes. At this pricepoint you are not getting the Ritz but I was really happy staying here. I also loved the old marble steps worn down over the years. As an old convent the place has been around a long time. Pretty good chance given the location that the marble came out of the forum a long time ago in order to make the steps. Thinking about that possibility made walking the steps pretty easy. Lots of history there for sure. Would absolutely stay here again. Thanks for the great stay!

Myself and my partner stayed here whilst visiting Rome for the first time. It's in a great location 10 minutes to the colosseum and 15 minutes from the train station. There is a great wine shop nearby, great eateries and an enoteca, all within easy walking distance. Our newly decorated room was quite big with a decent sized bathroom and a useful corkscrew! The owner is very friendly and gave us helpful advice on where to go in the area. The breakfast of sweet pastries was an added bonus as was the lady who served us coffee. We had a fantastic time and would definitely visit again!

Close to the underground station Cavour a lovely place to stay. Walking distance from the Colosseum and to Piazza Venezia, the area is lovely and quiet, full of good restaurant, wine bars and a nice and little cosy square where locals go to meet friends in the evening. The old building is comfortable and the SPA is amazing.

I stayed in this hotel the last mounth everything was amazing! Rooms was clean. Room service was great we really enjoyed our vacation there.. the boss mrs lucia was so helpfully! A big thinks from kumar family and hope to see u again

A lovely place to stay the manager and other staff members were so helpful and friendly, great location on a lovely quiet street with some great restaurants I would definitely recommend this guesthouse to friends and family

We were very much looking forward to our stay at this place after having read a lot of the very positive reviews on this website. We did also note some bad reviews but (in hindsight unfortunately) did not pay too much attention to these.... The trouble started when we arrived - some others already mentioned it, but the reception was one of the worst I have ever received. The old lady was simple grumpy, not friendly at all, and seemed to care more about her little dog than to receive new guests that would stay for 4 nights in her place.... (from what I understand an above duration of stay) After the initial procedures, her assistant (daughter???) was going to show us our room, which basically involved her to show us to the bottom of their staircase and wishing us good luck walking up the 50+ flights of stairs with our 4 suitcases! The initial room they wanted to put is in was on the very top floor of the building (5th floor) and I couldnt see us walking around the city all day and at the end having to go up all the stairs again and asked for a different room. This was available on the first floor. we were initially happy, but.... it turned out to be a prison cell of a room, with NO AC, only a ceiling fan mounted above the bed, and which had only one speed: jet engine so we were almost blown out of the bed during the night. on top of that, the bed was rockhard, and the pillows too thin, the bathroom didnt have a floordrain, so if you would spill water while having a shower, there was no way to drain it.... the wifi would basically only work if you held your phone/tablet right next to the window..... we only got this working btw after we went to ask abt the password, twice - the one scribbled on the roomphone didnt not seem to work - when asked, i was immediately told 'then your phone has a problem", instead of reconfirming I was using the correct login and password (which turned out the be the problem, as shortly thereafter we found out that the scribble on the phonesticker (next to alarm numers,etc and clearly stating WIFI code) was wrong, and there was another password, on the back of the door.... Breakfast that some people raved about was too simple in my opinion; super sweet factory made croissants, pre-made packaged toasts, a cup of yoghurt, and some jam, that would be it. the coffee was decent i have to admit, although much better is available elsewhere in the city. We gave them the benefit of the doubt, and tried a second night, but after two nights of little sleep, we checked out early and forfeited the two additional nights that were paid already. I guess if you are on a budget and want to have a reasonable good location, this can suit and fill your needs/expectations, but if you like to relax on your room/a lobby space, enjoy a hospitable environment after walking around in the city for a whole day (or part of it): stay away from this place. we ended up checking into another place, paid just a little more, but only then really started enjoying our holiday.

I spent one night in the hotel and it was a dream. Beautiful place with clean and comfortable room. Fantastic is breakfast and the manager Lucia. It is available massage center in the same structure. A good idea for a couple of days.

Via Urbana 33/34 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Rome City Centre, Dimora Storica Urbana is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Quirinale Palace and Baths of Diocletian. This 18-room townhouse welcomes guests with conveniences like 2 restaurants and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Monti and also close to Capitoline Museum and Piazza Venezia.


This townhouse accommodation is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


All 18 air-conditioned rooms provide free local calls and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Guests of Dimora Storica Urbana enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 48,00 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.

Room options

Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Exclusive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

35.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 149 reviews