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Domus Sessoriana

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for 5 nights with friends for our first trip to Rome and it was lovely. Had a little issue on our floor with no hot water on the first night so they let us use another room to shower in before changing our rooms the following day so can't complain there. After that everything was great, lovely quiet ambience, we hardly saw anybody after breakfast. The location is great, 10 minutes walk to an Omnia pass collection point which happens to be in Romes main cathedral (where we was fortunate enough to see the Pope). It is around 8 minutes walk to the nearest metro station and 20 minutes walk to the colosseum. The staff are very friendly and helpful, breakfast was really nice but you won't find a full English, only pastries, cakes, meat, cheese and cereals plus coffee, tea etc all of which was fine for us. The roof terrace was lovely on a nice warm evening and you can take your own drinks and nibbles up there. All in all a lovely place to stay, plenty of bars and eateries around. We would stay there again without a doubt.

The whole idea of staying at the Domus was wonderful. The staff were incredibly lovely, never had one problem. The room was more than lovely and everything was within walking distance. One thing that annoyed me more than anything else was other guests that moaned. Mostly English or German. To be expected though. Pain in the ****those folk. Personally, I thought that everything was the way it should be. The staff were wonderful in every aspect. Next time I go back, I will stay there. Buongurno my friends xx

Due to a problem with our first accommodation. We chose this hotel for the rest of our trip in Rome. It's beautiful from the outside. Friendly staff. We received a room for 4 persons while we were only 2. It's a large room. I understand they want to keep the 'old, authentic' in the hotel, but there are limits (see pictures). The hygiene in our room was bad. (See picture). They use soaps in sachets. It's not ecological and practical. Breakfast was not good, disappointed (industrial), and not many choice! Easy access to the centre, there's just a tram stop in front of the dome. Don't forget the tourist tax which costs €3,50/person/night.

I had a wonderful stay the Domus Sessoriana. It is a monastery which has been converted into a beautiful hotel, I loved the brickwork and high ceilings, it felt like I was living in a piece of roman history instead of just visiting them. I was also amazed by how good the Wi-Fi was considering the big thick wall. Metro was a short walk through a nice park and there was also several bus routes nearby.The breakfast was on the top floor with seating both inside and outside. We had a coffee every morning looking out to the hustle and bustle of an amazing city.

The most awesome quaint hotel!!!! It used to be a monestry which was converted into a hotel. We stayed here for 4 days. Also there is a chapel in the middle of the grounds that is still in full use. The grounds are amazing. Totally anazing. This hotel oozes character and charm and that feeling of old worldliness! There are lifts to take you to all floors. I used the diabled room so everything was accessible for me. There was a wet room with a fab shower and there was always hot water. A colour television in the room which we never used.The room was massive. We did not have a minibar in our room even though it said that there was one. An Amazing Rooftop overlooking Rome were you get your continental breakfast which was fab. We were stuffed every day after breakfast and the coffee was great!! Staff were helpful. You could go upmto the rooftop and sit at anytime and enjoy the views. There was no bar but you could take up your own drink and sit and enjoy it with the most amazing views. The whole place was immaculate. The tram and metro were both very closeby. We used the tram every day many times. We visited the Vatican and it was a out 30 mins away. We went to see the Spanish Steps, The Trevi Fountain, The totally Awesome Colloseum, The roman forum and many more sites. We used the tram and it was a quick and regular service. Avoid peaktimes when the workers use it. The hotel provided a wee minibus free of charge and it took us to a lovely restaurant. There are loads of places to eat. Food is amazing.. Not a time to diet. Prossecco was fizzing and welcoming. The Gelato(ice cream). So yummy and soso many flavours! This hotel was handy for everything and we would go back again. It was an experience alone just staying in this truly beautiful place.

A really nice hotel, with masses of character. My room was one of the more budget deals but was a clean, simple, comfortable room with a spacious en suite. Breakfasts were on the roof terrace and had good views. Breakfasts included fruit juices, cheese, meats, apples, breads and cakes, yogurts, and a hot drinks machine which also had decaf. Staff were helpful, for example calling taxis and giving the taxi driver the directions. The location was convenient, a leisurely 7 minute stroll from San Giovanni underground station, on the red line. Plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby. Just two other little points to make. We weren't too sure about the room safes which were not fixed to the walls. Our items were kept safe in them, though. There were many buses and underground trains but the nearby trams seemed to be a rarity. A lovely hotel, highly recommended.

Just got home from a two night stay here.. it's a 10/15 min walk from the termini which is great.. its in a quiet area and easy enough to find. It's a good base which is all we were really interested in. Our room was situated on the 2nd floor. Room was basic as you can get. Some people stated they didn't have wifi in their room.. we did! (After asking for password at reception) no English tv apart from CNN!! Beds were ok for two nights.. don't think I could have hacked any longer on them. Bathroom was awful, yellow limescale at the back of the toilet, the full bathroom looked like it needed a good clean and updating! Green mould etc on floor and shelves etc.. the full room needs updating but it's cheap as chips and you get what you pay for. Breakfast: was lovely!! The breakfast buffet is situated on the 4th floor.. it's an open roof terrace and with absolutely darling views to see whilst you eat your breakfast :) some people moaned about the breakfast but like the rest of it, you get what you pay for: there was a selection of cakes, pastries, cereals, cheese and cold meats to choose from... also yoghurts, tea, coffee etc and pineapple juice and orange juice. I thought it was lovely :) Overall it was ok, worth what we paid (£350 including flights) would I stay again? Probably not.

Nice place to stay. Quite, private not to far from the centre. Great atmosphere. The rooftop, and breakfast rooms on the top floor. Nice restaurants in the neighborhood. Huge rooms, also nice to stay with kids. Historic site, and pleasant personal.

The staff was really helpfull, the breakfast was good and served on the beautiful rooftop, we could also eat our food and bring drinks to the rooftop at night. Slept really well and enjoyed our stay..

This was an interesting place to stay and took a little bit to get used to the twists and turns of getting to one's room. The room itself was nice and beds were fine. There are no screens or protective devices on the windows, so persons traveling with small children may wish to opt for a low floor. The bathroom was nicely done, however, our shower was full of mold...even after we asked that it be cleaned, they still didn't get where the shower opens. Breakfast was lovely in the rooftop area with gorgeous views. The church is beautiful and worth a stop.

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Hotel highlights

  • Close to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Business center

Located in Esquilino within a mile (2 km) of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Domus Sessoriana is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Colosseum. This 60-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a rooftop terrace, a business center, and limo/town car service. In the historical district, it's also near Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Baths of Caracalla.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Domus Sessoriana's 60 rooms are individually furnished and provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Phones and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Domus Sessoriana enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. There's discounted offsite parking, as well as an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and express check-in.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Economy Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 830 reviews