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Domus Sessoriana

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location is splendid although out of town, air conditioning did not work, there was a phone but that did not work, they advertise wine bar and dinner but that was not to be found! staff very pleasant and cooperative - nice roof terrace but without the ability to buy a wine to take u there you are obliged to bring one in yourself - no information in the room about what they offer and the mini bar functioned but not even a bottle of water in it

This hotel is not easy to find....we had to ask directions and we were standing right across the street from the entrance. Look for the green door to the right of the main monastery entrance and tower - that's it- no signpost until you get up really close- not sure why- perhaps because its a monastery. There is no wi-fi in the rooms and one has to sit in the 'foyer'....actually more of a wide passage with comfortable seating use the wi-fi. We had a suite with a huge bedroom and a lounge area. So plenty of room, but it did feel a bit stark and 'monastic'. The shower was not great- very poor pressure and the drainage was not good, so the water 'dammed up' around your feet. Although the monastery itself is peaceful, the area around it seems rather noisy, with sirens all night....maybe that is just Rome in general however? There is no kettle or cups in the room ( although there is an empty bar fridge....??) and the coffee machine in the foyer produced either nothing when fed money or awful lukewarm lemon tea ( no option of tea with milk, so not impressed by that). Breakfast was offered inside due to the weather, in a 'basement' room with no windows, but was an adequate Continental selection. One recommendation I can make is to make use of the free shuttle to the Tempio Minerva restaurant affiliated with the hotel for supper- prices were reasonable and the food we had there was delicious. Also, save yourself the long walk from the Termini ( station) and use the Line 649 bus for Euro 1.50 . The hotel recommended the metro, but the bus stops across the street from the hotel and is a 10 minute ride to the station....wish I had discovered this before our last day in Rome!

We had a triple room which we were advised was a superior room and therefore we had WiFi. The WiFi worked well There was plenty of room for the three of us. We had a huge window overlooking a garden. There was a closet however there was no drawer space. The closet does have a safe for your use. (no extra charge) The shower and toilet were separated in their own room which worked out well. In the bathroom there were no hooks to hang towels or clothes The staff were very nice and were helpful. We walked to the nearby metro station and also the Hop On/Hop off bus stop to get to the attractions. There is a tram that runs nearby but the route was limited for what we wanted so we never used it. There was a nearby restaurant that would shuttle you back and forth to the hotel. There is also a café across the street from the hotel as well as a little shop.

The hotel is in a monastery, which I found great, room was clean, breakfast is good, price is afordable, distance is quite near from Colosseum, although not for the lazy ones to walk by foot. We had a great view from the window, there is also a very nice terace. I liked it a lot and I would come here again, for sure!

We didn't have a double bed when we arrived and I had to loiter around the reception until one of the staff became available to change it. That said, he was a true gentleman and the matter was resolved pretty quickly. An interesting place to stay.

Very nice looking hotel with friendly staff. In the confines of an old monastery, which was interesting. No WiFi in rooms, only available in common areas which was a little disappointing. Rooms were average, if a little outdated. Clean and tidy, but lacked any sort of character. Bathroom was the same. The tiled floor makes the rooms look dirty, and there was a bit of dust collection in some areas of the room. Location is rather good. Not far from the centre and it’s a pleasant enough walk to get to it. Breakfast was somewhat disappointing. Not much on offer and the room was quite small for a lot of guests. Overall friendly staff and they were very helpful and I would stay here again if I was to visit Rome.

Stayed here last week for 3 nights in room 115 floor 1, which was in the old monastic part of hotel. We knew it wouldn’t be basic and just a place to sleep as we were out all the time sightseeing. The bed was 2 beds put together and was reasonably comfy and room was warm and adjustable temperature which was good. NO TEA COFFEE MAKING FACILITIES a big no no for us and the machine in corridor was ok for cold drinks but rubbish tea or coffee if it worked. Clean and quiet where we were as I asked for a quiet room gluten free bread rolls and biscuits available at breakfast if you ask, breakfast continental but ok. You can go up to top floor and get the view from roof terrace Bought our Rome Leonardo DaVinchi airport transfer return into Rome main train station on Easy Jet plane for 11 euros which covered trams, metro great bargain and easy It snowed on our first morning!! Easy walk to tram stop or metro stop to access all tourist sights. For Colosseum get on tram 3 direct to it get off just by it . Great coffee and pastry shop opposite hotel Caffe Italia on corner excellent staff and tasty treats for a good price. Don’t use Asahi restaurant opposite on other corner they are rude, didn’t tolerate that we couldn’t understand what they were saying and tutted at us and served half of our order saying they didn’t have rice? It’s a Chinese !! YOU MUST visit the basilica attached to hotel, whether a believer or not it’s touching, beautiful and houses religious artifacts such as pieces from the Cross Jesus died on which for me was extremely amazing

We stayed for three nights. Very different hotel. Helpful stuff. The basic double room was ok.Nice room temperature, view to the garden, small room with very very big bed. Strong mattress, that I personally like. The bathroom was very comfortable but there was never really hot water, probably too many visitors at the same time that used it. The breakfast was tasty , but due to many visitors some times you have to wait for a free table, unfortunately it was not served at the top floor as advertised but at the basement. The hotel is at the east end of the old city, but if you are keen with the busses, tram and metro you can go almost everywhere. All in all a nice budget accommodation in Rome with a nice atmosphere!!!!

The hotel was as described here and we loved it but despite having booked last august when we arrived we where told that there was problem with the room and we would have to stay at another hotel for the night. The other hotel was appalling, dark, pokey and covered in graffiti, the building next to it is where the homeless people camp for the night and the road was littered with matresses and dirty blankets we were not comfortable walking past with our two children. We returned the next morning as we were told only to have to wait an hour and a half for the maid to clean our room, obviously it had been overbooked not a 'leak' as we were told. The next day whilst in reception we overheard another couple being told the same story. We were offered no compensation for this miserable start to our break. However the hotel is extraordinary and if you are lucky enough to get what you booked you will enjoy the views from the roof terrace and all the quirky history.

I would recommend this hotel if you want somewhere that’s cheap, a bit different and in a good location. It is basic (it was a monastery after all) but clean and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. We were in a quadruple room which had plenty of room although the downside was that the mattresses were all very lumpy. The shower was only ever lukewarm and on the first day the shower drain was blocked although this was fixed as soon as we reported it. Breakfast is nothing to write home about although they do try to accommodate for gluten free needs. Location is good-the no. 3 tram stops just round the corner on Viale Carlo Felice and goes to the colosseum and then onto Trastevere (stops right outside the hotel on the return journey). Bear in mind if you arrive on a Sunday you have to buy travel tickets from the subway stations as the newstands/newsagents are shut and these cover trams, subway and busses (€7 per day, €18 for 3 days). The San Giovanni subway station is a 10 min walk away through a nice park and the line takes you straight to the main sights e.g. Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Vatican.

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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 San Giovanni 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 Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. 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 Colosseum and Trevi Fountain.


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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 945 reviews