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Domus Sessoriana

3.0 out of 5.0

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Domus Sessoriana is a very special place to me and to my sister. It is the one and only hotel in the world that I truly love. I even can't call it 'hotel', it's like 'home sweet home' for us. Rome is a place where time disappears, melts in the city. It is a place where the epochs are twisted and mixed together. Especially at night, when it is so dark and charming. You can suddenly find yourself in the times of Cesare Borgia with a sweet troubadour singing 'Scaramella va alla guerra'... And then you'll reach Domus Sessoriana, which is so beautiful and peaceful, and you'll sit on the steps, looking at stars and stone-pines' silhouettes in the dark. And only cicadas' songs will accompany you this night. Then be sure to come inside the round hall for a second (which is with columns and in front of the church's entrance.) Shhh! Be quiet. Don't spoil the moment. Look up, up, up. Do a small walk. Hear the sound of your own steps... Now, return to the reception desk. Look. There are frescoes here. You can still feel that those past times are here, with you. Kind and great staff will give you a warm welcome. It is night, so probably Dennis or VIncenzo is on his duty. Buonasera! Make your way to the room the longest, since that's how you'll drown in the atmosphere of this amazing building. That's how you'll touch the history, feel it with your toes. Through the long hall, upstairs, up, up. Even if your room is on the ground floor. Even though there is an elevator. Use your feet to walk up these steps, enjoy these frescoes.. Whisper something on your floor's hall. The echo is just beautiful. And the ceilings are so high!... In the morning you'll find out that there are still many things to surprise you. The terrace... Mamma mia!... Well, for now, I won't tell anything more, you should explore Domus Sessoriana by yoursellf. There is not a thing to add in Domus Sessoriana. The real beauty lies in simplicity. Ideal lines, ideal shapes... Be here and enjoy here. p.s. And enjoy great people here. Dennis, Laura, Vincenzo, Oana, Julia and those whom I unfortunately do not know yet. Be here and enjoy every, every moment, like we have already did. And will again. Grazie mille! Domus Sessoriana means Roma to me, and Roma means Domus Sessoriana. Grazie, grazie, grazie mille!

We visited Rome at the beginning of August and We booked here. We were surprised and pleased for the price for 8 night (b'fast incl). When we arrived we were amazed about the location and the building. Service was very helpful. our room was clean and big enough for the two of us. Aircon worked perfectly and really needed :) We will definitely recomend this place. About location we tried three different ways to get to the coliseum and it took us 10 minutes walking distance. The only thing I could say something it would be about breakfast but for the price I paid... I really cannot complaint!

We travelled as three female friends for a three night break and stayed at the Domus. The hotel is so unique and different to anything we have previously stayed it. We had a triple room which was really big and airy which such high ceilings! Beds were comfortable and clean. Hot water slightly erratic but what the heck. Breakfast was fine, served on the roof top terrace, something for everyone but basic. We took our wine up to the roof top in the evening and enjoyed the cool night breeze and no one seemed to mind The only down side is that it is slightly out of the main attractions but you know this when you book so its not really a down side. Plenty of restaurants nearby and a lovely bakery just over the road. We loved it!

Great value. Rooms aren't big, but well done. Friendly staff, nice building, decent breakfast included. Short tram ride from termini station, nice neighborhood, some trattoria just down the street. For some reason this app won't let me submit with less than 200 chars?

Small and very hot room, very weak air conditioner, no insect net at the window, dirty walls, not clean enough room, internet only at the reception,hotel far from the center, need to use bus or metro,

We stayed one week there with three persons in one big room and we have no complaints. The beds are good, clean en there is a simple breakfast served on a unique terrace. The people are helpfull. With metro and bus nr 649 nearby also a good location. Price and quality good.

First time in Rome stayed for 3 nights with family in a large quadruple room. Room was basic but clean. Beds comfortable. Air con very good and needed to be as Rome very hot in July. Quirky hotel with lots of character. Lovely roof terrace with good continental breakfast. Set in quieter residential area but easy 10 min walk to San Giovanni metro line. Good base for a short break. Rome was a great place.

First of all, when you arrive what get to your attention that people in reception doesnt really know english, they know basics but its not enough to explain you everything how to get to your room or how to even open a door - thats a second weird thing you get a card with a key, and as everybody used to so and I, I used a card to open room doors - nothing happen, so I went to reception and then they explained me that you open it with a key(card is only to open first doors) another thing is breakfast, I know its Italy and they dont eat breakfast, but they have people who travels from other countries which do. As long as food was ok to make your day start, service was a joke. They work so slow, Always missing something on the table, when I kindly ask black guy for a salami which I saw day before he said to me "theres no salami today" but after I finished eating and went for a juice, Salami magically appear on the table. He and a girl in a glasses never said hello even in their own language(black guy didnt even pay attention on his appearance - seriously bright coloured nike shoes to a waiter uniform? The only girl which show that she wants to work there and was really nice, work fast and tried her best was Enza. Another thing is room service, sometimes it was cleaned ok, but sometimes they didnt even make the bed properly, and didnt give any soap or shampoo, cups, one time there was situation they gave us 1 towel less then we should receive, and once they put towel in bidet. When I ask guy in reception Can i get my towel because I back from city and want to take a shower he said I have to wait 15 minutes, so I waited kindly but nothing arrive so I called and he said I have to wait another 15 minutes(he gave some stupid reason) so I consider it as a joke. Wi fi doesnt work in rooms I found it really hard to use in a room(its worked badly for 2-3 days then its stopped) so you have to go on reception to use it. Beds are really hard you might feel pain while sleeping. And walls need to be painted theres a loads of scratches on them which looks badly, lift is working really slow. Shower was leaking as well as shower cabin. The good thing is that a/c working fine and was really good on that heat, views were good, breakfast should be enough, and for that price its not so bad location but still could be better, if you used to really good service and no problems from previous hotels, dont go here, its just enough to sleep and eat something. Would I come here again? No

The rooms here were immense with a very large wooden storage unit, and it was easy to imagine the monks roaming the halls in earlier days. Breakfast was good and served up on the 4th floor with access to a rooftop deck that has breathtaking views of Rome. (Be wary of the lurking gulls, though; they will steal your food if you leave it untended.) The building was clean and the staff was very nice. There were oddities because this is a converted monastery: the trek to the elevator included some stairs and a very long hallway; the elevator has a mind of its own, and we ended up going up and down more than we needed. There were some problems while we were there: 1) no hot water the first morning we were there (no one in our group--33 of us--had hot water); 2) the beds and pillows felt like we were sleeping on the floor; and 3) our granddaughter's room's AC was not working correctly. We joked when we left that the hotel was trying to give us the full monastic experience: cold water, hard beds, and sweat.I look at this hotel as kind of an adventure.

Pros: -Great location, 2km away from Termini, the biggest bus, train, tram and metro station -It's an ancient roman church that has been tastefully transformed into a hotel -24/7 reception that speaks decent English -Free breakfast that was decent -Clean rooms with all the necessary commodities Cons: - A bit hard to find if it's your first time

Piazza Santa Croce Rome RM

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 871 reviews