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Domus Sessoriana

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is set in a stunning building and we were in awe when we arrived. The room was comfortable enough but was quite basic; the bathroom light and one bedside lamp did not work. Cleaners came in twice and would have definitely noticed the bathroom light but was still not fixed. Only mirror is in the bathroom so ladies, I recommend bringing a small mirror for use in the bedroom. Breakfast was continental and nice but basic. Staff were very friendly and information on arrival was useful throughout the trip. Best mode of transport from the hotel in San Giovanni metro station which is about a ten minuet walk away. Is fine for a basic hotel and really you get what you pay for.

Was looking forward to our stay at this hotel but was disappointed. We booked three rooms two doubles and a family room. On second day there was no hot water and rooms were freezing cold. There was no bar in the hotel although one was advertised. There was only a vending machine for soft drinks, crisps and chocolate. The continental breakfast was basic. The hotel was lovely to look at with an interesting history. Staff were pleasant but not overly helpful. Would not stay here again. The hotel is also a fair distance from places of interest. Prepare to use the crowded public transport.

We stayed for 5 nights and loved every moment! The entrance is a door just right to the HUGE church - a truly awesome sight when we arrived. The accommodation is modest (do not expect a 5 star hotel) but for the price we thought it was well worth it. Pros: - LOCATION: a 5 minute walk from San Giovanni metro station (2 stops from Roma Termini) 5 minutes to bus stop with many buses from the central, 20 minute walk to Colosseum - BREAKFAST: included in the price (simple continental buffet - no hot food) and if you will miss breakfast because you need to go to a tour etc they will make a little "takeaway breakfast" with some breakfast snacks. Just need to order the previous night! Cons: - WIFI does not work in the rooms (first world problems hah!) TIPS: - I booked through their website directly and saved $50AUD (compared to travel site) - the elevator door shuts IMMEDIATELY when you press your floor button so be careful - my poor mother got quite viciously caught during our stay!!!

The hotel is attached to a lovely church and was previously a monastery, so the historical surroundings are rather special. The hotel isn't too far out from the centre of Rome where all the attractions are. It's just a few stops on the Metro to get right into the thick of things. The tram station is a stone's throw away and the Metro is a 5-7 min walk away. The staff at reception were very nice and helpful. The hotel has basic accommodation, but as you're out most of the day, it doesn't really matter. The main thing is that it is spotless. The toilet was a bit strange as the water tank which was very high up towards the ceiling and didn't have a cover on it, so every time you flush the toilet, the water splashes all over the place and showers you with water! Be warned that the walls are paper thin - you can hear everything going on around you from people out in the corridor to what people are doing in their rooms including toilets flushing. The breakfast isn't much to write home about. There's no hot food. It's a cold buffet, with not an enormous amount of choice. Some yellow cheese, cold cuts of meat, yoghurt, granola & cereal, bread & croissants. It was enough to make do to start the day.

Only stayed here for three nights but I would have happily stayed for more! The reception is immaculate as is the whole hotel. The hotel has been created from an ancient monastery so has lots of wide passages and underground areas/tunnels. The exceptionally high ceilinged bedrooms are furnished with high quality wooden fixtures and modern t.v with channels in numerous languages. Bathrooms are also modern and spacious with toiletries replenished daily. Breakfast is continental but plentiful with a selection of pastries, drinks, meats, cheeses and cereals. All staff which I met here were incredibly well mannered and polite. I would more than happily stay here again. San Giovanni metro station is about 400m's from the hotel. A direct line to the Vatican city area can be caught from here regularly. The colosseum is around a 20 walk from the hotel.

I was in Rome for the first time with my sister and cousin. It was a co-incidence that we stayed at this hotel. The architecture inside the hotel is pretty cool and the hotel is a wonderful historical building. We were extremely glad to see a man called Dennis Marechal working in the reception. The staff overall was kind and helpful but I must say that specially Dennis made our stay at the hotel very comfortable and made us feel like we were at home. In fact he was half Swedish so as a tourist from Gothenburg I was pleased to find such a helpful and friendly receptionist who could also speak Swedish. The breakfast was quite basic but just fine. Calm location where you could find a supermarket, cozy restaurant and cafeterias. Can highly recommend this lovely hotel.

A basic hotel attached to a stunning church. They have retained many of the monestary features such as the stone floors, and ancient paintings. Rooms are basic but comfortable. Service is friendly if a tad slow... Breakfast is a simple but more than ample continental spread. The only negative I could give would be the lack of decent bar or reasonably priced restaurant really close by, but there's plenty to chose from within a 10 min walk, and with a team stop directly outside it's easy to get around the city. I would definitely come back here again.

This place is part of a basilica and the rooms are in the former monastery.The rooms are very spartan but clean,so don't expect 5 star luxury. The breakfast is ok continental, beds comfortable, shower hot and powerful. It location is on the south city walls and there are some good examples of the wall very close by. San Giovanni metro is a ten minute walk away where you can get to all the sights easily. Locally there are some great restaurants used by the locals right across the street from theDomus

We arrived a little later than expected and were told that there was a problem with a couple of the rooms that should be fixed by the next morning - they already had us booked in with another hotel - the taxis were paid for there and back and they were happy to just receive our luggage the next morning if that worked better for us...the other hotel was clean and quiet and expecting us. We went back the next morning and the room wasn't quite ready but they took us down to the breakfast room, took our luggage and when we went back approx. 2pm it was all good to go - beautiful gardens, big spacious rooms and clean - the church next door is stunning too - definitely take a look. Location wise the Sessoriana is a bit of a way out (the other side of rome to the Vatican) but we got to experience a more local rome than just the tourist areas. We will be staying here again!

Rooms were basic but serviceable. Easy access to shops, restaurants and the metro, bus and tram lines. Breakfast provided was limited choice continental style. Unable to access the gardens as advertised on website but able to access roof garden, from which we had lovely views. Staff knowledgeable, professional but friendly.

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.


Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served 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

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 913 reviews