Domus Sessoriana
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Domus Sessoriana

P.za S.Croce in Gerusalemme 10 Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, 00185 Rome Italy
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3.5
#536 of 1,116 hotels in Rome
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free internet
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian

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P.za S.Croce in Gerusalemme 10 Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, 00185 Rome Italy
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Great for walkers
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thesavingmillennial wrote a review Sept 2020
Basingstoke, United Kingdom194 contributions41 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Not bad hotel, does the job.
Definitely not your conventional hotel as it used to be a monks monastery but that makes it unique.
Staff were friendly, no wifi in rooms - you could only access wifi if you sat in the front lobby area.
Buffet had a good selection of cold foods - pastries, cakes, cold meats, bread , cereal etc and coffee machines.
The bedroom was of decent size as was the bathroom.
Metro was about a 10 min walk, and there were bus and metro stops just over 5 minutes walk away.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ross wrote a review Feb 2023
Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom32 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 4 nights in mid February, was easy to find via The Metro. (San Giovanni) The reception is 24 hours, so come and go as you please, all staff we were in contact with were very nice and pleasant.
The hotel is a bit of a walk from the main city attractions, maybe 20 mins from the colosseum.. but. The Metro Station as mentioned above is 5 mins through the park (which is shut at night, so walk along the path)
The Room we had (211) was on the second floor via a lift or stairs. Our Room was a large twin bed room, perfect for me and my son.. wardrobe, desks, chairs, safe and fridge were there, only slight gripe would be that there was no tea and coffee making facility in the room, there’s vending machines down stairs. Beds were freshly made daily and actually quite comfy, having travelled a lot to Rome and Italy.. their beds can be overly hard, but I found these quite comfy. The bathroom was very good, clean and had big mirror, shaving point, hairdryer, heated towel rail, bidet, toilet and an enclosed lovely shower! Good power and hot water.. arguably the best shower I’ve had in Italy.
Breakfast is served between 7-10am on the fourth floor terrace room.. great views up there. The breakfast was standard Italian.. pastries. Fresh juice Tea, coffee, breads, spreads, cakes, ham and cheeses! They were all fresh and the chap who dished up breakfast (as it’s not self service, you ask for what you’d like) basically gave me and my son a plateful of everything what I mentioned above.. was pretty decent..
We had to check out at 10am, as our flight wasn’t until 5pm the guy on reception kept our suitcase safe while we went to do some last sightseeing.
Only thing I’d mention is, if you book this hotel, like most euro cities you have to pay €3pppn. But that’s standard in my experience, so it wasn’t a shock.
On the whole. Nice hotel, nice breakfast, nice staff. Slightly away from attractions but wasn’t an issue.. would happily stay again if I was to return to Rome.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you’re not a walker, this hotel is a bit away, so use the Metro to get around, easy and cheap.
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Lauren R wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Young couple in our 30’s, Just returned from a long weekend at this hotel, great location in a quieter area with a metro station a 10 minute walk through a local park and the colosseum 15-20minutes walk away. Staff friendly and very helpful with directions and recommendations, advice to stick to the A line on the metro was fab as we’d not been before. Breakfast very basic but great for the price, continental style and served on the roof terrace which was nice. Staff still serving with gloves on etc ( maybe covid measures still) not great would be much nicer if set out for self serve in my opinion. We had free wifi, hangers, a chair by the window with a lovely view. Rooms very basic and traditional which is to be expected the building is ancient BUT clean and mopped/ turned around daily which for the price is great. Impressive building with basillica adjacent, this may be the reason for no bar/ restaurant which it is really missing, the roof terrace has so much potential for some evening atmosphere for guests. Overall a lovely stay. Pic attached is the view from our room.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lyn_T149 wrote a review Nov 2022
Plymouth, United Kingdom152 contributions55 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed staying here in August, rooms were lovely & cool and calming after the heat and bustle of Rome tourist areas. Staff were friendly & welcoming. A stroll to the metro each day to take us anywhere on our 3 day passes. Hotel has some really impressive architecture not to mention it’s own Basilica! Breakfast is basic but for the price, you can’t really complain and the breakfast room (top deck of the hotel) was clean with stunning views. An oasis for a Rome stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Buy a metro ticket for how many days you’re there & make sure to validate it on the buses.
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roadsiderobbie wrote a review Sept 2023
Plymouth, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a find this place was! Incredibly friendly staff, wonderful location in the San Giovanni area of Rome (easy access to simple Metro system), comfortable and large bedroom and a view to die for from the terrace. This place has lots of history of its own and it is well worth exploring the Basilica to which it is attached. There is evidence throughout the hotel in quaint corners and even in the lift shaft of just how old this site is. Somehow it maintains its monastery-like feel whilst combining all the modern comforts in to the bedrooms and public areas. The staff (especially all the concierge staff) were so helpful and thoughtful giving advice on travel around the city, restaurants and local history. Our bedroom was cleaned and tidied every day to a high specification and was cool and shuttered to keep the heat out. Rome isn't a quiet city wherever you stay and whilst there was the expected hallmark noises of Rome traffic coming from outside (not so much that it was annoying - and non at all if you kept the double glazed windows shut!) the hotel itself is incredibly quiet. Long corridors with incredibly thick walls keep everywhere cool and quiet. This hotel goes down as one of my favourites and what helped was the wonderful breakfasts served on the rooftop terrace each morning with views over the city and sunsets in the evening to round off a day. Ansd listen out for the flocks of parakeets chattering away in the treetops!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No bar at this hotel but also no objections to you bringing in your own drinks and using the...
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Wendy K wrote a review Apr 2024
United Kingdom2 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Looking for a luxury stay right in the hustle and bustle of Rome? Then Domus Sessoriana is not the place for you.

On the other hand, if you want to stay someplace a little bit different that is basic, affordable, with an amazing rooftop terrace (which includes two covered seating areas) offering some lovely views and really close to public transport so that you can easily get around the city/sites then I would recommend Domus Sessoriana.

The first thing to note is that Domus Sessoriana is not a hotel but a simple B&B. There is no bar or restaurant on site and no tea making facilities in the rooms although there are vending machines on the lower floor, a 24/7 café literally across the road and a small supermarket and various nice eating places (dine in or take away) within a few minutes walk.

My partner and I have just returned from a four night stay - booked through Lauraash at one travel club (check her out on Facebook and Instagram for your next trip) - and this is what I can tell you …

For me the quirkiness and charm of staying in such a historic building makes up for any downfalls.

Staff were all friendly and helpful with 24/7 concierge.

Domus Sessoriana adjoins the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (which is a must visit) making it very atmospheric.

Derived from cells where monks used to sleep the wide, high ceilings, terracotta floors and door knob bedrooms with wrought iron, thinly covered beds (which may be a bit hard for some) were what I expected. Our bedroom was simply furnished (a full length mirror would have been nice) and had a tv (which we didn’t use), a free safety deposit box and was clean (although the pillows themselves could do with being replaced). In the bathroom the shower worked well and was hot however lacked a shelf for toiletries.

A serviced continental buffet breakfast didn’t offer an extensive choice - although it was fine for us.

If you don’t have high expectations (remember this is 3 not 5 star accommodation), want to stay somewhere quiet and peaceful that provides good value then I would definitely consider the Domus Sessoriana. I will be staying there the next time I visit the Eternal City.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s a B n B not a hotel
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RobinBarratt1 wrote a review Dec 2023
Norwich, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the hotel is great, and the building situated within the Saint Croce in Gerusalemme is stunning, however, the rooms are very, very basic and sparsely furnished (for example no mirror in room, rickety furniture, no pictures on the wall and double rooms are in fact just single beds put together, with very uncomfortable mattresses - not at all like the images on the website!). There is no tea or coffee making facilities in the room either, just a vending machine on the lower floor corridor. Breakfast is disappointing too; with one person serving coffee and juices, while another person serves two pieces of bread on a plate with a slice or ham and cheese, and a pastry. There was often a long queue for breakfast, and nowhere to sit too. And the corridors often smelled of drains. If you are planning to stay here, be aware, this is more a basic hostel than a so-called three-star hotel!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Be aware of steps down to the lift, and often very long walks to rooms.
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Kelly B wrote a review Aug 2023
Heathfield29 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is full of character and quirks and we generally enjoyed our stay here. On arriving in the early hours the place looked ominously dark and closed but we rang the buzzer and were let in and greeted warmly.
We had room 305 which did not have a view or balcony but did have blackout shutters that meant we had a lovely sleep without the dawn waking us. And we had working aircon.
The beds were ok comfort wise, we had read previous reviews and were prepared for hostel like accomodation. Bathroom served its purpose well but slight smell of drains and shower floor was a little slippery. But water hot and towels fresh daily if needed. Don't bother with the hair dryer though...you might be there a while.
Whilst the rooms could do with an update, they could also do with an iron qnd coffee/tea making facilities. Or maybe an urn with coffee/tea facilities available on 4th floor where breakfasts are served.
Breakfast was lovely, basic coffees/teas/juices/breads and pastries. That rooftop terrace made the place special for us. Grab yourself some pizza slices, drinks from local supermarket and spend the evening up there looking out over the city. Bliss!
Location wise, we loved being slightly out of town. Nearest Metro about 15 min walk away...but you go past several cafes, shops and restaurants on the way, so set off earlier and explore. It was nice to leave the bustle of the city and return back each night.
The one and only lift needs to be either re-instated as a slightly more tame ride at Thorpe Park or a museum piece!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Dont expect luxury
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Jacquie Taylor wrote a review May 2024
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom21 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was absolutely stunning , upon arriving we were greeted by an English manager. We were told where our rooms were, we walked along the well laid out corridors and we got into the glass lift, the inside of the monastery was old style but lovely. We had double and twin room each with en suite. The rooms were quite small with one main window, decor was ok, the bathroom had a bidet,shower and loo with some complimentary items. We had a lovely view of the bell tower and across the city. We would have breakfast on the terrace, it had an inside and out, each day the breakfast was the same items so got abit boring, hot drinks, danish’s,cheese,salami , turkey, yoghurts, etc. If you didn’t want to travel around Rome I’d say the rooms wasn’t nice to stay in all day. It was very clean, and housekeeping did the rooms each day. The air con wasn’t on so the hotel supplied us with fans. You also have to pay tourist tax, it was 6 euros per person per night. This hotel is quirky and obviously has the odd ghost or two but it’s unique and worth a stay.
We visited many places of interest, Trevi fountain, Colluseum, Spanish steps, St Peter’s valicican, Vatican City etc,
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for a fan as air con didn’t go on.. You have to do a lot of travelling by metro and tram,...
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Barbara W wrote a review Apr 2023
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Domus Sessoriana is a beautiful 10th century building that, in its day, was a monastery. It still has the basilica next door which is still active.
The Hotel is rustic but comfortable and extremely accommodating, the staff are lovely and very welcoming.
Now, contrary to a lot of reviews on here, we found it to be very cosy and clean, breakfast was simple but plenty of it and the food we were offered was delicious. Bread, cheese, ham, turkey, a choice of pastries and cereal was on offer with plenty of juice tea or coffee.
If you are looking for plush, deep pile carpets etc then this is not the place for you but if you want to experience true history then I highly recommend.
The beds again are basic but very comfortable( best sleep in a long time) plenty of hot water and spacious rooms that are kept very clean. The roof terrace affords an amazing view over the city and is accessible 24hrs, it is close to the San giovanni metro and beautifully situated to walk to the Colosseum and onwards.
We would definitely come back again, a very beautiful place and a lovely time spent in Rome.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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£65 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
81
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Frequently Asked Questions about Domus Sessoriana
Which popular attractions are close to Domus Sessoriana?
Nearby attractions include Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (0.02 miles), Roman Walls (0.2 miles), and Aperture Tours (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Domus Sessoriana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, breakfast buffet, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Domus Sessoriana?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Domus Sessoriana?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Domus Sessoriana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bentu & Soi, Il Ritrovo, and Osteria La Sol Fa.
Does Domus Sessoriana offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Domus Sessoriana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Domus Sessoriana?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (1.0 miles), St. Peter's Basilica (3.3 miles), and Colosseum (1.2 miles).
Is Domus Sessoriana accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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