Domus Pacis Torre Rossa Park
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After an 8 hour flight and carrying around two packed suitcases I have made it to Rome! Danielle, Guy and I all flew out of JFK together and it was great to travel with friends! I slept most of the flight which was good because the jet lag has not hit me yet. The American University of Rome met us at the airport and brought us to our apartment! We live about 20 minutes away ...
... apartment we rented for 7 nights when we first arrived in Rome at the start of the trip. Niccolo had recommended Carlo and he did the transfer from the airport to Niccolo's apartment for our earlier stay in Rome. Carlo was a very knowledgeable guy who gave us many tips about things to see. We thought the fee of E90 for the six of us and all our bags was reasonable.
... we strolled the city of Rome, while admiring the sights: Castle Sant'Angelo, Palazzo di Giustzia, Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiore, Teatro Marcello, Arco di Giano, the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Arch of Constantine. We then went inside and toured the Colosseum. From here, we decided to take our chances with St. Peter's Basilica again, so we caught the metro back across the Tiber and this time we were able to get inside. ...
... Traffic; Nowhere near as bad as Cairo or Athens, but you still have to get used to it. DO NOT hesitate when crossing the road. You go, and hope the cars either stop, or swerve around you.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDomus Pacis Torre Rossa Park Rome
A very nice hotel with compfortable and clean rooms
however for students without a car it is not a safe walking distance from any of the attractions/sites.
the food was nice and there are several nice restaurants within walking distance
it is just too far too walk and on very dangerous roads with no pavements to the sites
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Historical Traveler Reviews Domus Pacis Torre Rossa Park Rome
First impression was very good. Lovely setting. Restaurant out on the terrace looked very inviting and the entrance lobby looked very nice. However, the rooms, although ours where spacious, left a lot to be desired. The tiles in the shower were black with mold and the bedding felt damp. The rooms were quite dark and dingy. But the stay went badly wrong when we tried to have a meal in the hotel. We had asked if we needed to book and were told we did not. so we turned up at about 7.30pm and it took us ages to attract a waiters attention to be seated. we could not sit outside and were then told we were not allowed to bring our drinks we had purchased in the hotel bar into the hotel restaurant. We were then told we could not sit together as there were to many of us (8). So we pulled 2 tables together. out of 8 meals one was cold, two did not have the vegtables stated on the menu and one did not have the potatoes stated on the menu. When we complained the staff looked as though they could not be bothered. We then made the terrible mistake of trying to get a dessert. We were told there was only one dessert available and when we asked for it the waitress made an offensive gesture at us. We walked out at that point. We did try to see the manager but where told on 4 differnat occasions he was not available. We have also tried emailing but our mail gets returned. You have been warned.
When I first walked into the hotel I thought I was going to have a nice stay. The lobby upon first inspection looked clean and had reasonably nice furnishings. Furthermore, there is a church in the courtyard of the hotel that adds a nice touch. However, looks can be deceiving. The standard of service I received at this hotel was horrible. It seemed as if each member of the staff took a passion in making each and every guests stay a miserable experience that they would never forget. In addition the rooms provided an amazingly accurate insight into monastic living. The rooms were cold and small. There is no carpeting in any of the rooms, and though they claim to have air conditioning in every room, there are only three temperatures from which you can choose. Furthermore, the tiles in the bathroom were black and moldy and the shower was so clogged that no water could drain from it.
Stayed at the Domus Pacis in early April, 2004 with a group of about 47 (27 middle/high school students and 20 adults). The rooms were clean and well maintained. TV was nice. Yes, the rooms are dormitory style, but the setting is beautiful. The lobby is very nice, small bar and low priced gift shop. The telephones were hard to use to call from room to room, but I purchased a calling card from a tobacco shop and had no trouble (nor charges from the hotel) using it from the pay phone in the lobby and/or my hotel room. If you are looking for a romantic spot for a couple this isn't the hotel for you. But, it was perfect for us. The desk staff was the nicest of the 4 hotels we stayed in in Italy. The location is not good for walking. We did walk to a local restaurant, but it was scary because the cars/buses came so close. Enjoy Italy--especially the differences. We had a great time!
Well, don't even think of walking to it from the train station. Pavements disappear, signs stop, and theres one almighty road to cross half way through the park.
Cold and efficient
the hotel is set in beautiful grounds but the room which we were allocated was dark and cold. We found the staff coldly efficient. The hotel was spotlessly clean but the staff could do with customer care lessons a smile costs nothing. Have a nice day!!!!
Very nice hotel set in stunning gardens. Quite far from attractions but a bus runs right outside the hotel which takes you wherever you want to go. Rooms were basic but CLEAN. There was no sign of any insects during our stay there. Staff were all attentive, helpful and spoke good English. Hotel seemed very clean throughout. TV supplied in room with channels including MTV. No complaints about this hotel.
This hotel is very far from any attractions. First off, the hotel looks VERY nice from the front. The lobby was well-suited, the attendants were dressed ver nicely. Once you step out of the lobby area, you enter a bug infested realm of dormitory style "hotel" rooms. Let me just tell you that this is literally a half a step up from a hostel, only difference being that you get your own bathroom. There were no elevators, so if you have luggage prepare to throw your back out, the floors are all tile - very cold. Might I add that all the tiles were filthy. Not only this, we asked to switch our room out b/c the security chain was broken, when they took us to the next room is was just as bad. They had zero instructions on how to dial out on the telephone, there was also no direct access on the telephone to the front desk or reception. This place is crawling with teens, making out in the lobby, and in the garden. If you're into dirt, inconvenience, rudeness, bugs, and zero amenities, I highly recommend the Hotel Domus Pacis.
Rooms are located in blocks named after saints away from the entrance block/restaurants. Rooms were spotlessly clean and supplied with television showing local channels and Eurosport. Power points were available.
Beware of the mosquitoes
The vents are completed infested with mosquitoes. We checked out two rooms in different buildings, both were full of the little buggers. The front desk tried to give us some insecticides and mosquito lights, but we wouldn't have it.
Just got back from Italy and thought I would share my thoughts on this hotel. The room was essentially a dorm room . When we drove up to the hotel we thought "Looks nice" but when we got to the room it was a little disappointing. It did have a minifridge and a safe in the room .