Fraterna Domus is by no means a Ritz Carlton, a Four Seasons, or a Westin for that matter. We usually stay in this type of hotels for their accommodations. This summer we wanted a true Roman experience...old, authentic, but meaningful, and that's exactly we got!!! This is "a house" as Sr. Milena and Sr. Cecilia call it. IT IS NOT A HOTEL! It is a CONVENT!!! with a beautiful small church, where NUNS cook for you, clean your room, and make you feel like you are their guest.
Sr. Milena and Sr. Cecilia make you feel like family. They greet you from the moment you walk in. As you enter the convent, they make you feel as if they have been waiting for you. You truly feel like you are visiting relatives you haven't seen in years.
The accommodations are plain and simple- small rooms, but immaculately clean! Breakfast is from 7:00a.m.-8:30a.m. and it's coffee/tea and toast/packaged cookies. Your room is cleaned everyday and you will also find a clean set towels on your bed!!! If you are used to nice, heavy, white, 100% cotton towels, then you might want to bring your own.
The dinners at Fraterna Domus, which are available for an additional charge, are delicious!!! They are family style, home cooked dinners with wine! (extra charge). The experience of having dinner, cooked by nuns and sharing it with people from various parts of the world was simply amazing!!!
We had been traveling for a month and coming from a beautiful 5 star hotel in Florence to Fraterna Domus was DIFFERENT to say the last, but WE LOVED THE EXPERIENCE!!!
Fraterna Domus is in the perfect location. You can literally walk everywhere from there...St. Peter's Square is in only a 10 minute walk, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon are 3 minutes away, the Trevi Fountain is about an 8 minute walk, and the Spanish Steps a 10-15 minute walk. You can even walk to the Colosseum, but we chose to take the bus because of the heat.
Would we return? MOST DEFINITELY. THIS IS OUR HOME IN ROME!!!
Sr. Milena and Sr. Cecilia, thank you for your hospitality. We miss you. We hope to see you in the Spring of next year. The only request we have is to have the biggest room in the house with the strongest air conditioner!!!
Fioriello and Aracely
- Also Known As:
- Fraterna Domus Hotel Rome
- Fraterna Domus Rome