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Domus Carmelitana
Ranked #439 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ahh..mazing!:)”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

A wonderful experience!!! An amazing & extraordinarily helpful staff. An easy & inexpensive ride to & from the airport. Close to everything... World class shopping, dining, transportation, the Vatican, Castle Saint Angelo, Piazza Novana,Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps,Villa Borghese & Colosseum...You name it, it's accessible! The breakfast and the wonderful roof top garden were the cherry on top. Molto Bene! Can't wait to go back. :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

The best place in Rome! Super helpful at the reception desk .Location was splendid,close to St Peter's,shops, restaurants, buses,walking distance to the central area.Rooms were small,but well equipped and kept very clean.Breakfast was excellent with a wide variety of foods available.A roof top garden was a lovely place to bring in an evening meal and eat,lots of room for the children to play.Pre-booked parking was available if needed.We had a relaxed inter- generational family holiday in Rome and could thoroughly recommend Domus Carmelitana

Room Tip: Families with young children could opt for the family room.All rooms were quiet even though the Domu...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

I recently stayed here with my girlfriend for 4 nights.
The hotel is in a good location for the Vatican area and only a short walk from the Castel Sant Angelo.
It is easy to get to from the airport, we took the SIT bus from the airport and got dropped off close to Piazza Cavour then its a short walk from there.
The breakfast is decent, lots of choice of continental varieties, not great for anything other than that, there is scrambled egg and bacon but I didnt try it.
We stayed in room 319 which was facing the car park/court yard. I have to say the beds were very comfortable. The windows were good at blocking the noise from the streets and constant police/ambulance sirens.
The room was cleaned everyday but there was a lot of mould in the shower, nothing too serious but all the same, not great.
Upon check out you pay 16 euros which is a city tax.
I would recommend the hotel just for the location and decent choice and standard of breakfast.

Room Tip: I would recommend a low floor as the lift is really slow.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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DierzioneD, Direttore generale at Domus Carmelitana, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear customer,
Thank you for your review, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Domus Carmelitana.
We are sorry for the mould in the shower of your room, thank you for letting us know about that. We have provided to solve this problem after your departure.
At Domus Carmelitana we always appreciate feedback from our guests. Hoping to have you with us again for a next visit in Rome, we send you our best regards.
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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

You will find this excellent hotel just a five minute walk from the Vatican city and Castel S Angelo.
Tucked away in a back street of no significance, it doesn't even have a sign on the wall but it's discreetly interwoven onto the gate. Once registered in the vaulted reception/bar you will be shown to your rather plain en suite room, (equipped with rather narrow beds in my room). there is a safe in the wardrobe and more than adequate air-con. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The food is of excellent standard and the service is very good. All in all a most enjoyable stay. Would I recommend this Hotel? Yes. Would I go back? Yes.

Room Tip: All the rooms are similar, either facing the street or the courtyard. No Problems with either.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Milano
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

I appreciated the service and accommodation for a couple of nights at Domus Carmelitana. Taking the elevator (or more correctly named - "Time machine") to the third floor remembered me about my first mentors wise advice: There is no elevator to success - just a stair. I tried to take a shortcut and got into the elevator with my heavy luggage but realized quick that this elevator was not constructed for moving people up but to give you an opportunity to think about your life, read a book or why not even write one. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15 seconds and we just reached the first floor. Another 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15 and we passed the second. Finally 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15 and I had already forgot what room number I had and had to check my key before exiting the time machine. Life is short and after using this elevator it got even shorter. Take the stairs and get more time for visiting Rome :)

Hitting the bed was awesome. Unfortunately I almost touched the ground when I jumped into it - might be a combination for all the Italian food I ate and the hammock to bed they offered...

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

My pregnant wife and I recently ended our Italy trip with a few days in Rome. We were initially excited about our stay here because the location was so close to the Vatican. While the location was nice, not much else was. It started with our arrival. We asked the front desk a simple question about how much a taxi ride from the train station to the hotel should cost because we feared we were duped by our driver. The gentleman at the front desk was not sure. Weird that such a common ride confused him. We then asked for a quick local place to grab a bite to eat and while he did point us to a street with many options he did not suggest a single place by name. Very odd.

The next afternoon while prepping for our booked tour at the Vatican, we discovered ants amongst our luggage. Turns out they came from the day bed in our room which we placed our luggage on. When we called the front desk they quickly came up and said they would take care of it. We left for our tour and didnt see any ants that evening but did the next morning. The staff didnt apologize or ask about it any further to see if we were still having a problem.

The worst of it all involves the air conditioning. They reset it each night at 12:00. The first night we called down and they reset it within 10 mins. The last night we called after 30 mins of it being off. The temp outside was over 85 degrees and when we asked the issue they explained they don't know which rooms go off because it is not near the front desk. Very odd and extremely ridiculous.

At no point did any staff member ask how our stay was or if there was anything they could do to make our stay better. I would not suggest staying at this hotel and would seek something better when booking in Rome.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Welland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Great location and peaceful, clean property. Helpful and friendly staff. A real refuge from the noise and filth of Rome. Facilities are basic but functional - perfect for pilgrimages. Great rooftop view. Small issue with guests slamming doors rather than closing them, but since everyone seems to retire early here, wasn't a big deal.

If arriving at Fiumicino, forget about going to Termini if you stay here. Take the SIT bus that goes to Vatican City and Termini - it will drop you off at Piazza Cavour (actually the corner of Via Oratzio and Via Crescenzio). Only about 300 metres from the hotel so a very easy walk. Otherwise you have to go all the way to the rail station, take a very crowded #40 bus from Termini to Piazza Pia, and you still have about 250 m to walk to get to the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Domus Carmelitana
Address: Via Alberico II, 44, 00193 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#213 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Domus Carmelitana 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Domus Carmelitana is located right behind Castel Sant'Angelo, close to St. Peter's and the Vatican Museums and is well connected to the major attractions of Rome. The magnificent dining room with vaulted ceiling, the frescoed meeting room and mandarin garden parking are just some of the aspects that make us unique! Our highly qualified staff takes the job of meeting the expectations of serenity and comfort of our guests always very seriously. - Very central location - American breakfast, always included - Panoramic terrace with breathtaking 360° views - Internal car/bus parking - Bar and reception open 24/7 - Quiet and secure location in silent side street, with large green areas for sitting and relaxing - Very close to via Cola di Rienzo, one of Rome's main shopping streets - Free Wi-Fi in all inside and outside areas and multilingual satellite TV in every room - Suggestive conference room for meetings, events and receptions ... more   less 
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