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“Lots of Character, but too small for my tastes”

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Domus Sessoriana Hotel
Ranked #336 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
Bethpage, New York
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lots of Character, but too small for my tastes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

After spending some days in Florence in a spacious hotel called Hotel Palazzo Ricasoli, I was a bit disappointed when I arrived here. The place is gorgeous, formally a monastery, the inside is sweet, but the rooms are tiny! They also do not have a kitchen so breakfast was boring. The most disappointing was coffee was from a machine! No barrista! It was however, convienent to the subway...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

The Domus Sessoriana is a really neat place and the rooms are spacious and clean. The location was lacking as it felt like we were far from most sites and there wasn't much going on nearby. If you like a quiet place this is for you!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

This hotel was so different as it was actually a monastery at one time. It is very old, but has so much beauty and character. The hallways are massive with a beautiful view. Our room was a good size for 3 people and the bathroom was very large. It is a little out of the way, a couple miles from the train. There are a few great restaurants nearby and my daughters and myself felt safe walking at night. They also had a pretty nice continental breakfast each morning. Very pleasant and helpful staff.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Guilford CT
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Very misleading photos. I had a reservation in Jan. 2012 for 3 nights. Cold and creepy, dimly lit entrance. I was taken to a room on the left side of the hotel. There were 4 or 5 large garbage bags piled in the hallway with dirty towels. The furniture in the room was old and damaged. The shower had mold. No security latch on the door. A 12" tv from the 70's with a dirty remote. The smell of urine in the bathrooom. I went down to talk to the man at the desk , he offered no concern. He told me I must be tired or hungry and to read the reviews everyone is always happy. He pretty much dismissed me with his rude arrogant attitude. There would be absolutely no refund... I gave him the room key back & left, he said nothing. Terribly disappointed.

Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

The history of this location is unbelievable! The property is almost 2000 years old, has been owned by the emporer's mother, served as a monastery, and houses relics from the crucifiction of Christ! Check out their website, and stay here if you're looking for a very reasonably priced room in a safe neighborhood, just a little off the beaten path, with a ton of history.
The rooms were HUGE (15 foot ceilings) and very clean. The bed was resonably comfortable and the staff kept the place clean. We had a room that overlooked the monastic garden, and would open our double windows to see priests strolling through it in the morning and evening.
The included breakfast was adequate but not fancy. Yogurt, juice, breads, spreads, american coffee and tea, fruit - just enough to get your day started until your first lunch break.
Don't let the hotel's location on the city map discourage you - it is within walking distance to just about everything, including a nearby metro. We walked home from the Vatican with no trouble, since there is SO much to see and do on the way. The colisseum is just down the road. Don't forget to check out the Basilica attached to the hotel - the architecture is beautiful, and the relics are said to be from the actual crucifiction of Christ. Be respectful of those on pilgrimages, as this is a holy spot.
The friendly, english-speaking staff can arrange a number of day trips and guided tours for you at a resonable price - we went to Pompeii for the day - definitely worth it. They will also hold your bulky key for you so you don't lose it during the day.
I would recommend that you stay here at least once. You won't get the frills of some other, more expensive hotels, but it will certainly add to the quality of your Roman experience. You will feel like you're a part of the history, not just staying in some hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Domus Sessoriana Hotel

Property: Domus Sessoriana Hotel
Address: Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme 10, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#78 Best Value Hotel in Rome
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,732 - ₹ 8,751
Hotel Class:3 star — Domus Sessoriana Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Domus Sessoriana is a 3 Stars Superior Hotel, located just minutes from numerous attractions in Rome, near the Papal Archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran and the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. The hotel has 80 rooms of different types: single, double, triple and quadruple room. It offers many services to its clients, such a 24 hour Reception, a buffet breakfast served on the terrace with panoramic views of Rome, multi-lingual staff and much more. Each room has a private bathroom. The hotel coincides with a large area of the Benedictine Monastery completely renovated, equipped with every comfort and immersed in a scenery of inestimable value. On the top floor of the Domus Sessoriana there is a beautiful roof garden, where breakfast is served (outdoor and indoor). The hotel offers various food and beverage service: bar, snack bar, restaurant. It also has meeting rooms for corporate events, conferences and workshops, companing the capacity of the structure and the quality of business services. The hotel has free wifi. Other guests appreciate the excellent quality/price ratio. Thanks to its position, also well-served by public transportation, Domus Sessoriana is an ideal starting point for discovering Rome and its extraordinary monuments and artistic heritage: Coliseum, Appia Way Park, Circus Maximus and Palatine. ... more   less 
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