Domus Pacis Torre Rossa Park
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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
Do not go
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.
This hotel is hell on Earth
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.
The uncomfortable accommodations could have been overlooked somewhat if the staff were a bit friendlier, but as I said earlier they weren't. Avoid this hotel at all costs. I very well could ruin your stay in Rome.
Great for tour group
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!
Nice old Chapel
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.
A taxi costs about 15 euros from the station. There is nothing close by to this hotel, apart from a bus stop and a restaurant across the road. This restaurant is good, and we had a great meal there.
The rooms back at the hotel are sparse. If you've stopped at an Ibis, you'll have the idea. When you see 3 stars against a hotel you would expect more than this. They probably get them for the conference facilities, and the pretty chapel in the grounds.
Shame really because it looks nice as you walk up the drive to the reception. Thankfully we only had it as a 1 night stop over.
It's miles from Rome centre, theres nothing to do, and the rooms are miserable.
Still we had a walk through the park on the way that was nice, well nice until we had to play frogger across the road!!
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.
The Biggest Dumped I've Ever Stayed In!!
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.
Bathroom came with bidet, although the shower cubicle was very small.
There was an abundance of towels and toiletries were supplied.
There is a shop in the main lobby, although its opening hours seemed to be restricted to evenings. Unfortunately on the 2nd and 3rd day of our visit the bar was closed due a conference. Breakfast was nothing to write home about but was adequate.
Hotel staff were delightful, with one of the receptionists speaking good English which meant we could revert to our native language if our Italian failed us (it frequently did).
Although the hotel is situated some way away from Vatican city, taxis were readily available (although watch it if Lazio/Roma are at home) and if you are part of a group you're nearly better to get a taxi to take you to the Vatican rather than risk walking the roads.
Altogether a very enjoyable stay further helped by the fine weather (late 60's, low 70's at the start of November).
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.
I would pass on this one
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 .
It was clean except the bathroom grout in between the tiles was black .
That bothered me a bit. The location is not ideal. It is on a busy (hard to find I might add) street dangerous to walk on since parts of it do not have a sidewalk. The staff at the front desk was not helpful at all. When I asked about the saturna spa, they supposedly have an affiliation with, they knew nothing. They said I would have to go down the street to find out. Also , did not give us any info on the services the hotel offers and nothing is provided in the room either. Overall they did not make me feel welcome. I would not reserve a room here again. A suggestion, stay at Hotel Aberdeen near the train station.
Stayed there the first part of the trip and would deffinately stay there again. (you can walk to everywhere from there).