|The Domus Sessoriana|
My most recent visit to Rome had been with the Ramblers. They had described the hotel as having ‘the most spectacular frontage’ of any hotel in their brochure. That’s not entirely true. The Domus Sessoriana has the most spectacular frontage of any hotel. It’s actually a converted monastery, although most of the building is still used for worship. In fact, the day before my arrival Pope Benedict XVI had attended a televised service there.
Staff are employed – as waiters, receptionists, cleaners etc. – and monks live and work in the remainder of the building. But that doesn’t detract from the hotel atmosphere, or the quality of the accommodation.
It's near enough to the city centre to walk to the Colosseum and the metro is only a few minutes away. If you're thinking of visiting Rome and need a hotel, this has be one to consider!