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Hotel The Church Palace - Rome

4 star Hotel Rome

Via Aurelia 481 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 72 .25
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The Church Palace is a beautiful, recently renovated hotel located just a few minutes by car from Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica, and very close to the city center of Rome. The hotel is housed in a wonderful historical building surrounded by lush gardens, all within the immediate vicinity of the Villa Carpegna Park.
The extensive conference and banqueting facilities, the large public areas, the beautiful Cloister, and the imposing 3-aisle Church complete the romantic atmosphere of this hotel, which is definitely out of the ordinary. Amenities include 2 Internet points in the library and complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas.
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Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 251 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel The Church Palace

A free buffet breakfast is available between 6:30 AM and 10 AM.

Hotel Facilities at The Church Palace

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Conference room
  • Internet/Email services
  • Free parking

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Check-in: between 3 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 11 years of age.
  • Airplane transfer per adult: EUR 60 (one way)
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Renovation and closures

The hotel will be renovating from 1 March 2014 to 31 July 2014 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Bar/lounge
  • One of the dining venues
Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel The Church Palace is also known as

Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna Hotel
Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna Hotel Rome
Grand Hotel Rome
Grand Palazzo Carpegna
Grand Hotel Palazzo Carpegna
Palazzo Carpegna

8.5

Clean

7.9

Location

7.4

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

7.3

Service

The Church Palace Hotel reviews

5.8 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Poland

Excellent breakfest. Good location to the metro station. No Via Aurelia 481 number on two navigation systems (one is Tom Tom)

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Buen Hotel, personal amable e instalaciones limpias y comodas. Recomendable.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very good hotel: clean and comfortably room, good location, excellent price/quality relationship. Unfortunately, check-in stage takes a lot of time, as well as check out and any service that requires interaction with reception desk.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellant luxury fabulous for two young couples and anyone who loves luxury, worth every penny!!!

7.2 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

hotel is just a tad run down-needs more attention to detail in the lobby areas to make it more warm and welcoming

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

excellent value, excellent location.

7.9 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We couldn't have chosen a better hotel for out needs. Location was 4 stops from Vatican city 10mins 7 stops town centre 15mins on metro. Hotel staff were friendly knowledgeable and pianist played abd sang happy birthday on request what more can you ask. Grounds fab. Found drinking a bit expensive @ 9euros a glass but overall a great experience.

3.3
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Non ha un buon rapporto qualità prezzo. E' molto pulito, ma la camera assegnatami era all'ultimo piano, piccolina, senza tavolo e per raggiungerla era un'impresa; erano comode le scale; l'ascensore era lontano e un giorno era fuori uso.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Taiwan

The exterior garden of hotel is great, calm from the busy city. Corridors toward the lifts are incompatible with the grading of 4 stars hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Il faut y aller, c'est à 300 m du métro, il y a un grand parking, le cadre est idéal. Tout pour visiter ROME.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Romania

Very nice environment, competent staff, close to Metro station.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Nice hotel. Easy walk to the metro. Reasonably priced restaurants within walking distance. Adequate parking for our big vehicle. Easy to find. We plan to stay here again.

5.3 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

The hotel is realy nice & quiet, surrounded by a wonderful park. The staff is not very friendly at all, even it is redicilous to close the elevator during check-out-time. Resume: Price is to high, even for the silence in this loud part of the world.

7.4 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

I travel with my mhoter and 4 sisters to celebrate the birthday of my mother

7.5 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Everything went great with our stay...the hotel was clean and a very nice place to stay. The breakfast was substantial. The only problem we had was that the air conditioner in one of our rooms leaked. We told the staff about the problem, but it was not fixed during our stay (3 nights).

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A very enjoyable stay, picked up at the airport in style in a huge coach for 5 of us! Breakfast each morning was delicious with a wide variety of foods. Entertainment in the piano bar each night was very enjoyable. Staff all very friendly and helpful when dealing with all of our enquiries, especially the help they gave us in hiring a wheelchair. A lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings, with easy access to the Vatican and other Rome tourist spots by the metro system or taxi.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely setting and excellent accommodation. Our only disappointment was the food. Breakfast was OK as faras hotels go, but we ate in the Bistrot on the Monday night and in the bar on Tuesday. On both occasions the food was a disappointment. We ate out the rest of the time and enjoyed excellent food at less than a third of the cost of the Bistrot.

4.5 Ordinary
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Our stay at the Grand Palazzo Hotel Carpegna did not start well with a very rude welcome by Reception. We were told that they couldn't find our reservation then when I showed them the confirmation suddenly they could find it. Then we were told that only one of the two rooms we'd booked were ready so we said we'd leave all the luggage in that one room. The Receptionist then disappeared for several minutes with no explanation as to why and when she did finally come back she said that neither room was ready. She was just so rude and off-hand throughout this whole time. We decided to leave our luggage at the hotel and go out for the afternoon. Expecting that St. Peter's was just under 2 miles away (based on info on the website) we decided to take a walk there as it was a nice day. It should've only taken 40-45min at a leisurely pace if it had indeed only been 2 miles but 80 minutes later we arrived at St. Peter's. We had definitely not taken a wrong turn as the route to St. Peter's is incredibly straightforward. When we got back to the hotel early evening to check in there were different staff on Reception who were a little more welcoming (though not much). However, they had allocated rooms to my husband and I on completely the other side of the hotel to my parents. We made the reservation together and requested rooms nearby each other. They did not want to change the allocations until we asked to see the manager then suddenly they could put us in rooms on the same floor. Everything was ok until breakfast the following morning. The hotel states that they serve breakfast from 7-10am. We went down at 9.40am but at 10.00am when my father tried to get some milk for the tea they told him that breakfast was finished. He said that he only wanted some milk for tea but they just repeated that breakfast was finished. Now I'm sorry but in my opinion if you say that breakfast is served until 10.00am then you should give guests until 10.15am in order to actually eat

6.6 Fair
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

very elegant hotel and with a park around. Just teh big breakfast room sometimes is not enough when there are a lot of people. and in the room u can hear when sometimes walk or speak in the corridor. ok for others thinks

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Israel

Good Hotel. Very nice and impressive. Two insignificant problems: 1.Subway works until 21:00.Later, it is necessary to reach by a bus MA1. But he is sometimes loaded,and he reaches the hotel within half an hour (opposite 15-18 minutes in the subway). 2. They don't serve a coffeepot or kettle for the tea on the tables in breakfast time. Does this is a little complicate the process. You have to approach all the time to the machine in order to take more a portion. Moreover this is an excellent hotel.

7.7 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Ein sehr schönes und ruhig gelegenes Hotel mitten in einem Park in Rom. Sehr gute Anschlüsse der öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel ins Zentrum.Metro ca. 15 Min.und Bus ca.30-40 Min.

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Bellissimo albergo, mezzi di trasporto per il Vaticano vicinissimi all'hotel, belle camere, buona colazione, ottimo prezzo.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was a very good hotel. The prices quoted were clearly a special offer which made the stay extemelly good value for money

6.8 Fair
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

On arrival it took some time to get our key. Once in the room we hadn't even opened the cases when we heard this crashing from the floor above. On going to the front desk we discovered that they were renovating the second floor (apparently they were knocking down walls). We request to be assigned to another room and were offered one on the other side of the hotel in the loft space. It didn't even have a window-just a sky light. We then went to the desk and informed them that this was unacceptable and my wife requested to speak to a manager. Two of the clerks started arguing between one another in Italian, oblivious that may wife is Italian, basically blaming each other. Then Vito, one of the clerks went, we guess to get a manager, and came back and just shrugged his shoulders. We were then offered another room and as soon as we walked in it smelled like a chip shop. It turned out that the kitchen was just outside the window. Since this trip was supposed to be my wife's 65th birthday present she was so upset and tired from the journey that she burst into tears. Thankfully the porter, Francesco, assured us that he would see what he could do and finally took us to a room that was relatively quiet. We realize that the price we paid was not going to get us a suite in a 4 star hotel but the room was quite small with a small television 8 feet up the wall, no radio, alarm or anything. When you took a shower in the small shower the bedroom was in danger of flooding since the floor drain stood proud of the floor. The building was grand but the room disappointing considering the rating and customer service at the front desk upon arrival disappointing. Thank goodness for Francesco.

6.8 Fair
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Worth the journey by Metro, only a few minures walk away. Local restaurants we tried were of very poor quality. Good staff and great hotel, only spoilt by noisy floors above and corridor noise by tipsy conference delegates.Good breakfast, did not try evening meal. Will be returning again.

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Gibraltar

This was a fantastic hotel, the surronding gardens were very romantic, great for couples! The only problem is that it's out from the city centre. Excellent value for money. Very historical building and rooms very modern! Breakfast is poor.

7.9 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was superb, when you left the hotel grounds it wasn't so nice. you are only 5 minutes from the metro which is a very good service, however we felt very unsafe the whole time, rome was nice at the tourists spots but everywhere was a dump, also very ignorant people.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

After staying at the hotel the same time last year when there was no hot water The improvement in the hotel is tremendous the whole place was cleaner the staff were friendlier and the room was a lot cleaner The one thing that was not as good as last year was the meal we had on Christmas night and the price had gone up..!! But overall superb.. Will be staying there now every time we visit Rome

6.4 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Hotel is too far from the city center. Public transport is not far, but after 22pm, no metro is available any more. Next time, we will book a hotel in the city center.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

All I could ask for in a hotel. 100 Mts. off the road, down a tree lined avenue set in parkland. Within 300 Mts. of a modern metro station and bus service. You will need the bus service as the metro stopped at about 9:30. The staff in the hotel were helpful and explained all the various options for public transport as well as assisting in getting taxies. Breakfast was large filling and adequate . Some good reasonable restaurants close to hotel used mainly by locals. Would we stay there again definitely especially with that view in the morning overlooking the park.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The rooms are decored in a contemporary minimalist style - clean and simple. Excellent. Very close to Metro! One male staff at counter was near incompetence. Every question I asked him he had to ask another staff for help or answer. Breakfast buffet was horrifying --- croissants were icy cold, fruits all came out of cans, staff stood on the side chatting loudly and endlessly. Absolutely no quality to speak of in terms of food and atmosphere. Resembles breakfasts served to tour-bus guests! Needs a lot of improvement there.

7.3 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

This elegant hotel is quietly nested, In its own private gardens Historical comfortable and refined...breakfast was delicious... p.f

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I've seen better breakfasts. Especially the coffee was poorly (and that for Italy!!)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel was beautiful, location was only three blocks from Metro station. Breakfast was wonderful, and help spoke better English than I did, and were very helpful.

7.9 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel has been updated to an excellent standard keeping it traditional, but including all of the mod cons you are used to at home. The only issue we had was that each morning there was a noise which sounded like a chair being dragged across the floor above.

4.1 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

My family and I got very disappointed since we arrived at the Grand Hotel Palazzo Carpegna for the following reasons: 1) The rooms are very small; 2) We were located at the roof of the hotel. For 130 euros a night per room, we expected to get rooms like the ones we see in the Internet commercial. Not a luxury, but clean and comfortable; 3) The shower's tiles were covered by mildew and the drainers were full of hair. The division between the shower area and the bathroom floor was about 4 inches high. The shower area was about 2 by 2 feet, so the water started running out of the shower 5 minutes after and started taking a shower. I had to shut down the water as quick as I could to remove the previous guesses hair and dry-up the floor with a tower, 4) the only TV programs we could see were in Italian, 5) Just three numbers could be selected for the safety box to leave the euros and passports at the hotel. 6) We got not windows but skylights. Except by the front desk employees not body else in the hotel speak or understand English. 7) The hotel restaurant serves the same thing for breakfast everyday. The hotel is big and looks beautiful by the outside and by the reception area, but it needs to improve many things to offer its service internationally. Diana

4.6 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

From the Venere internet site details, the hotel was expected to be of historical old style which was not the case, and the hotel in general was not in very good condition. Very little facilities within the hotel especially for its fairly remoteness and out of town positioning. Lack of tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The hotel itself was excellent and quite modern. The only thing that I regret was the distance from the primary train station (Termini) from which you can get pretty much everywhere with ease. Other than that, it was very nice and very clean.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

I'll come again

6.5 Fair
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

Second part of our honeymoon. Memories: beautiful hotel, spacious room, very bad view from room, normal breakfast, breakfast in nice round room, just few minutes walk to metro

3.7
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

They don't have any idea how to manahe an hotel. The room was already paid and they asked me to pay it again and I'm already waiting to be refund. We asked for a packed breakfast and they don't offer us coffee or hot drinks. A PLACE TO AVOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7.1 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The airconditioning was weak. I did not have the ability to chage the setting. The front desk was ask to modify the setting and the said they would BUT the setting was never changed.

7.6 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Portugal

After having some problems confirming the reservation made by VENERE the hotel staff were polite and gave us a very nice room. The hotel is very good and is set in a extremely peaceful surrounding but in the mornings it was not very quiet. The hotel is very near to the metro and Piazza Irnerio where you can arrive from the airport if you take a Terravision bus.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Excellent hotel near enough to underground and not too expensive to get a taxi to city center, please disregard any negative comments you have read in relation to this hotel

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Sweden

magnifico

6.0 Fair
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

Newly refurbished rooms are very comfortable but no mention is made of the old rooms which are austere and forbidding. We were placed in an old room for the first night but fortunately were able to move for the remainder of the stay.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel was in beautiful grounds and was itself very picturesque. It was only a five minute walk from the Metro, so getting into Rome was no problem at all. The Hotel appears to be more for the group or conference meetings. It has large dining areas and the atmosphere is not as warm as it could be. However the bar area is friendly and the room are clean and comfortable. Over all a good stay, I would go again.

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Ireland

This place was really nice. It was easily accessible with the Metro station just around the corner. The room was very clean and looked just like the photos on Venere. My only complaint was in relation to the staff. They were quite rude in some circumstances. Other than that, it was excellent.

6.4 Fair
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Germany

Für ein "Grand Hotel" ein sehr gewöhnungsbedürftiger Service(Ausnahme Restaurant). Zuerst wollte man uns ein Dachzimmer mit Jugendherbergscharakter geben, dann ein Behindertenzimmer. Erst im 3.Anlauf war das Zimmer okay. Die Lage des Hotels sehr angenehm: in einem Park, 5 min zur U-Bahn(5-6 Stationen zum Zentrum), Parkmöglichkeit.

7.6 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Norway

One the descripton of the hotel it said 4 km to town centre, but it is 10 km, this should be corrected. Otherwise the hotel was brilliant, metro just up the road which took you to all the locations you wanted. We hade a great Easter Holiday.

7.2 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • South Africa

A nice place, but if I go to Rome again, I will stay closer to the centre. This is a great place for business travel, but not for sightseeing.

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The Carpegna was nice to stay during our visit to Roma. I guess that I was hoping that it would be closer to the Ancient city, but it's location was close enough that it was only a 10 min metro to the Spagna steps (indication). I was reather impressed by the service, as the receptionists were very willingly helpful and patient was our 101 questions. The rooms were nice, clean and spacious. I would recommend this hotel to for anyone looking to receive the best service for the bang of the buck.....check it out for yourself. It was appearant to me once we got to Roma, that Carpegna also has other chains in the Ancient city, but I don't know how it/they match up with this one.

7.6 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Limited bar area. Otherwise perfect base for exploring Rome if you don't mind a 15 minute Metro journey. Station only 5 minutes walk. We enjoyed being based in a "local" enviroment rather than in tourist area.

7.8 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Austria

hotel is very good to reach with public transportation, rooms are as shown on the photos (very nice), would be a great hotel, but the service needs to be improved - no greetings by the staff, when having breakfast we had to wait very long until empty plates have been replaced, etc.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Wires hanging out of wall in hallways, however the worst experience was in the dining area: It was very chilly in the morning, had to eat with jackets on and the food was undesireably cold. Had chipped and entirely cracked cups removed from tables. Otherwise excellant variety and good tasting. Veronica at reception is worth her weight in gold. The rest of staff was just a job for them. I would come back just because you have her as your employee. She made all of the less desireables fae away.

7.7 Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

In addition to my rating: good restaurant, but wines should be of a higher level.

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Great clean rooms, good price/quality relationship. Only issues : no hot water in the morning in our bathroom (cold shower!!!) and unpleasant employees in the reception when they happen to have to deal with more than 2 clients at the same time (!!!)

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

This hotel worked out well. Good quality and value. Convenient for Metro but we got lost coming out of the metro the first 2 days by coming out of the wrong entrance! Remember to turn left when you come up through the ticket barriers! Had a good meal in the restaurant on one night. Maps not very good.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

the welcome was appaling the room was still occupied the interest shown to guests was perfunctory.however the surroundings are magnificent the building stylish and grand. phone costs reasonable reccomended but staff need to change or be trained to care.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

We had a very good time.I definetely recomended to everyone.Excellent relationship between price and quality.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

What a surprise when we walked into the lobby of this beautiful hotel.Spacious,high ceilings,the decor,simply put, classy! As this was our final night in Italy after a 16day, 7city vacation, this was perfect for us to prepare for our trip home. The restaurant food was delicious, the wait staff,& the hostess being extremely congenial, the bar & bartender warm&cordial. Just a very pleasant stay. The breakfast was more than ample &also delicious. Thank you Domus Mariae

7.1 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

The bathroom, in term of comfort and disposable, is more a three- than a four-star hotel. Breakfast is below the standard of a good three-star, surely not a four-star hotel. Otherwise the hotel is comfortable, very quiet and conveniently located, outside the city denter, but well connected by metro

4.2 Ordinary
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

WHOLLY,COMPARIING TOOTHER 4- STAR IT WAS NOT GOOD.

6.8 Fair
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

[deutsch] Das 4-Sterne Hotel "Domus Mariae" hat der Beschreibung auf venere.com entsprochen. Das Zimmer, Frühstück und der Service waren gut. Unser Doppelzimmer kostete 70€ pro Nacht und war ziemlich klein. Bis auf das schöne Gebäude, entspricht das Hotel meiner Meinung nach jedoch eher einem guten 3-Sterne Hotel. Wir waren dennoch sehr zufrieden! Die Taxifahrt vom Bahnhof "Termini" zum Hotel kostete ca. 16 €. [english] The 4-stars hotel "Domus Mariae" fits the discription on venere.com. The room, breakfast and the service was good. Our double room costed 70€ per night and was quite small. Except for the nice building, the hotel matches in my opinion rather a good 3-stars hotel. However we were very pleased with the hotel! The taxi drive form "Termini" station to the hotel costed about 16€.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Really good! ideal choise if you have a bike or a car, it takes 5 minutes to arrive to Vatican City. but anycase subway is 5 min of walking. excellent quality/price, rooms are big, clean and personnel is very kind. Molto bello, sopratutto se si è in macchina/moto. la metropolitana è comunque a 5 minuti a piedi. silenzioso pulito, lussuoso. un 4 stelle al prezzo di un 2 stelle. ottima la colazione, molto bello anche il giardino, molto cortese il personale. consigliatissimo!!!

5.1 Ordinary
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The only reason I stayed here was because I had to be at the airport the next day at 7:00 AM. It was a fiasco...I did not receive a wake-up call, no one came to help me with my bags. I asked for a taxi and they called their hotel car service which was 10 Euros more. The desk attendant was not accommodating at all. The place is huge and easy to get lost in. I would not recommend this place.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good overall - a bit far out but was very close to metro line A, highly recommended

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The location was great for us. We were driving into the Rome area and found this location to be convenient for a car. The subway was very close to the hotel which gave us easy access to all areas of Rome. Hotel personnel were friendly and helpful. I would recommend it.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Sweden

A castel like hotel with luxuary atmosphere,near sub-way and in nice surroundings.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

VERY GOOD

4.7 Ordinary
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Hungary

The most disapponiting thing was the room, especially the quality of the beds, we didn,t have hot water in the bathroom,and also at the reception they were not able to call a taxi. All together I think the service of the hotel doesn,t reflect to a 3 star hotel quality service.

7.7 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Besides the fact we could not do the check-in when we arrived (11:30 am), we are pleased with our stay at the hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

I was extremely happy about the offer and it was excellent value for money! I was impressed by the ease of booking at comparing offers, Well Done

7.8 Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Germany

The personel at the reception desk was not overly helpful or polite. The hotel itself is located in a quite (for Rome's standards) area of the city. Connection to public transportation is quite good (subway+bus can be reached with a short walk). Breakfast service was OK.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We found the hotel to be wonderful -- even nicer than described in the information in the website. A dinner (beef) in the dining room was rated by one of us as the best meal she had in our 12 day stay in Italy. Buffet breakfast was excellent. Highly recommend this property -- truly a first-class hotel. Grounds were beautiful. Subway system a short walk from hotel. Quiet location. What a great find!

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

I was very pleased and found out that it is a very comfortable and full service hotel.

7.3 Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Noisy,women staff members were rude and not welcoming.Its handy for the Metro Line

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

There was no hot water in the rooms! Transportation in Rome is expensive but, despite this hotel's location outside the city center, the price of the stay is still inexpensive enough to justify the cost of transportation, if you have the time.

7.6 Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The room price was fair,the Bistro food & wine was excellent,though a bit expensive,the bar prices were over the top.Only a short walk from the Metro,the City was easily accessible. The hotel being set away from congested roads, was a very pleasant retreat.

7.4 Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

Quite Hotel as requested. Employee strike on arrival! Touristic information quite poor (sent to Via Appia Nueva instead of Via Appia Antica: result :half a day lost to reach Domitilia Catacombes, extra costs [taxi] supported to reach our destination.Only saturday to sunday night noisy as above host noisy with late arrival. For the rest : OK. Central situation, quite and comfortable.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

our first impression of the hotel was very good, the hotel itself being gorgeous. however, it took us 30 mins to check in and were basically ignored by the lady at reception... she was easily distracted. the rest of the staff were excellent... especially the bar staff, they were very helpful. the hotel itself was beautiful and we would certainly visit again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Credit card info we entered during online reservation via Venere.com was not enough: when we came to the reception we were asked for a credit card as a deposit. But we didn't have any so they took one night rate. And that's it :) 10 mins from an undeground station by feet. If we go to Rome once again, we'll stay in Domus Mariae.

5.8 Ordinary
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Ireland

Receptionists with the exception of two were unhelpful and unpleasant. We found the staff unfriendly. Location too far from city etc.and had quite long journeys by bus or metro to hotel. The noise level was unbelievable specially very early in the morning. There was work being done but I don't think this was the reason for the noise. Feel that all staff should have PR training. Most disappointed with all staff as we understood that Italians were friendly. Maybe they should come to Ireland to learn the word "hospitality"!

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Everything very good except restaurant which was extremely disappointing.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Good Value Hotel, albeit a 12-15 Euro Taxi ride from the centre [Piazza Venezia] Fourth Floor Bedrooms a bit sparsely decorated, with no window / view. No room service to speak of, however would consider using this Hotel again.

4.2 Ordinary
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

We changed the room 3... times!! Only the new rooms in the "C" Block are excellent and comfortable! But we need two hours to get a romm thame the internet-picture in your system! The braekfast was terrible! Servicepersonal not interested! Sorry!

6.8 Fair
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The hotel has a lot of potential - it is historic and somewhat charming - the building is excellent however from a tourist perspective, which most people that are ataying in a hotel are, it is very poor. The staff seems to forget that the sights of Rome are the main attraction and my family felt we were more of a disruption to them - Why not hand out a list of buss and subway # to the various attractions - the staff seemed irratated that they had to explain - we figured it out on our own but lots of lost time - we stayed at 6 hotels in italy - this was the nicest building and the poorest staff.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Austria

i didn´t know, near witch metro-station the hotel lies, and so i went out from the metro too early (2 stations!!). in none rome-maps i couldn´t find the exact position of the hotel, because the maps end behind the vatican!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel is a great buy. It is newly renovated, so everything is modern and clean. It is not located in the center of town, but the subway stop is only a 5 minute walk. Walking to the Vatican takes 45 minutes to 1 hour, so the subway is recommended. The complimentary breakfast was not as advertised. There were no eggs, sausage, etc., only a continental breakfast. It was still good, but we were a little disappointed that it was not as advertised. The hotel staff was knowledgable and friendly. All spoke enough English to communicate well. Overall, I would rate Domus Mariae as excellent. We plan to stay there again next time we go to Rome.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

The breakfast could be a little bit better.

7.7 Good
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was within easy walking distance from the metro. The room was simple but very clean and the breakfasts very good. This is a conference hotel and so there is a good atmosphere at breakfast with plenty of people around. We found a nice tratoria close by, the SORA PIA, near McDonalds. You can walk to the Vatican museum in about 40 minutes or catch the bus (one euro). Although we didn't find many facilities in the hotel (pool, gym etc), we were out and about most of the time and it didn't matter. In comparison with other hotels, I thought this was good value, although not up to a UK 4* rating.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

Very nice stay - However the sign board for the hotel needs to be more prominant on the road. This would make it easier to spot. Hotels tour company NOT RECOMMENDED, had to wait over 30mins on the main road for collection. On the return the driver tried to drop us a mile and half away from the hotel.

7.5 Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Relativ großes Tagungshotel etwas abseits der Via Aurelia mit sehr guter Anbindung an die Metro (Station Cornelia); gutes Frühstücksbuffet; freundlicher, englischspracher Empfang;

6.7 Fair
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

The hotel is located in a nice parc area. Although the Via Aurelia is a main street, the traffic noise is quite low. Walking distance to the Metro station "Cornelia" is between 5 and ten minutes. We found that very useful. We had some problems during check-in and the porters were not very helpful. On complaint the reaction of the manager was quick and obliging. Nice stay in total.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Portugal

I found the hotel as a very nice and preserved old building, located within a nice and quit green area, close to underground (Cornelia -Line A). I've seen better breakfasts. It's not close to main monuments and other places to see, so you must always go by car, bus or metro. If you do not need to come often to your room, if you want to leave hotel in the morning and come back in the evening, yes I would recomend this hotel.

7.6 Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

Delivered as promised, rooms on the small side but absolutely adequate. The reception staff were a bit dismissive and unhelpful - an exception was a young lady called Sara. The restuarant/breakfast staff were excellent.

4.7 Ordinary
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Front desk personnel were generally overwhelmed, uncaring and not service-oriented. Housekeeping barged into our rooms several times while we were sleeping. Distance from major sights was much farther than indicated.

3.8
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

Personnel at reception was a very rude man. The room was a very doll room at 4th level. The breackfast was just at emigrants level. I refuse a second stay in this hotel

7.8 Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

When we arrived at the hotel a young lady tended to us but never welcomed us or smiled! At first she didn't acknowledge the fact that we were at the counter needing help. As a matter of fact, she was abrupt and to the point. I was surprised Italians would be this way. This is my second trip to Italy and most Italians show friendliness and warmth when they greet you. Also, they never told us about the complimentary continental breakfast in the dining room, we stumbled on it ourselves.

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at The Church Palace, offering 200 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Aurelio area will benefit from wired high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • High speed Internet access

How to reach The Church Palace Hotel

By car
The complex can be easily accessed via the Grande Raccordo Anulare ring-road, which is connected to all the main highways. From the Raccordo, take exit number 1 Città del Vaticano-Aurelio. The hotel is situated around 3 km from the exit.

By train
The Roma Termini railway station is situated around 10 km from the property. From Termini, take the subway line A in the direction of Battistini and get off at Cornelia. The hotel is around 300 metres away.

By airplane
The Fiumicino airport is about 25 km from the hotel and is well connected to the city by highway and express train service.

Distances from Hotel The Church Palace

San Carlo di Nancy Hospital - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Villa Doria Pamphili - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Vatican Gardens - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Palace of the Governorate of Vatican City State - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Palace of Justice - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Casina Pio IV - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Catherine - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Sistine Chapel - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Vatican Library - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Paul VI Audience Hall - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Vatican Museums - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Apostolic Palace - 2.8 km / 1.8 mi
St. Peter's Basilica - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Piazza San Pietro - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
The closest major airports to The Church Palace are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 17.7 km / 11 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 18.3 km / 11.4 mi

The preferred airport for The Church Palace is Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel The Church Palace

  • Free parking