"Quiet, cool, safe and basic Vatical Pilgrimage hotel at a very reasonable price."
This Vatican "Pilgrimage" hotel is a great place in Rome: it's quiet and easily accessible by bus, with a lovely garden. It's almost too swanky now: I've stayed here in the 1980's when it was really spartan: showers down the hall, no AC, no baths in each room, no tv... a real Roman experience. Now it has all those things. The staff is friendly and very helpful, the rooms are clean and basic, but with phones, tv, baths, AC, etc. The bar is fairly basic, and the breakfast: well, if one avoids the instant eggs and greasy bacon, the rest is great. Here's the deal with Domus Pacis: Rome, especially in the summer is HOT and LOUD, this place is quiet and cool, easily accessible by bus to the Vatican (they'll even offer you Vatican stamps and postal service, the fastest in Italy). By American standards, it's not chic at all, but it's very reasonably priced and quite safe. Now getting to the bus stop is a bit of an experience, since the road in front is very busy, and, to get into Rome one has to go right, cross the street, and catch the bus on the opposite side of the road. Still, my mother (who has trouble walking about), my wife and my 13 year old daughter all really liked it. It's my third stay here, and I when I'm in Rome again, I plan to return. For American standards: well above a Motel 6, sort of like a Holiday Inn Express, but a bit more spartan (no workout room, say). Hope that helps some of you understand the character of the place. dCiao!
Greg from Winston-Salem, NC