We'd read and heard so much about Domus Australia (some of it on Tripadvisor) that when we were planning our trip, there was no question that we'd stay anywhere else in Rome. Our travel agent was unable to book us in, so I did it myself, and I'm so glad I did. Neither I nor my husband is Catholic, nor are we particularly religious, but it was wonderful to stay in a 'residenza' where it was obvious that the staff really cared about their guests.
Our room was a good size, and the bed was enormous! The bathroom was really good, and the shower was as good as the one at home. There was a large flat screen TV and a wardrobe with a safe. Breakfast was included in the tariff and everyday we were welcomed to breakfast by Racquele, who was so pleasant that we always started the day with a smile. Breakfast is good with a choice of hot and cold food.
There is a roof-top restaurant and bar, with good food, and a good choice of wines.
The reception staff are exceptional. We had a hiccup: when I went to confirm an airline booking, I found that it had been cancelled. Danielle went out of her way to find out why (we still don't know) and to get me tickets on the same flight.
We cannot speak highly enough about Domus Australia, and would recommend it to anyone visiting Rome. It is within walking distance of Termini station and the hop-on, hop-off buses. It is also within walking distance of Via Veneto and Harry's Bar, where we had a meal while admiring the Aurelian walls. Viva Roma; Viva Domus Australia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Domus Australia is an authentic Italian 32 room guest house established by the Australian Catholic Church. It is located in the centre of Rome within walking distance to the Spanish Steps, key shopping areas and Rome's major cultural attractions. The superbly restored historic building offers guests a calm and welcoming refuge from the busy tourist pace of Rome, making the Domus an ideal base for pilgrims, groups, families and solo travellers alike. ... more less
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