The Church Palace
What We Love
- A relaxing stay in Rome, just outside the city center, with breakfast and a welcome drink Being located out of the hustle and bustle, next to the charming Villa Carpegna Park
- Having the Cordelia metro station right on the doorstep
- Sipping on an espresso or aperitif in the hotel’s dramatically Italian monochrome interiors
What To Know
- Only a quarter-mile from the nearest metro stop (on the A line), and 4 stops from St. Peter's Basilica
- Free WiFi and parking
The Church Palace does a stand-up job of blending traditional Renaissance elegance with snappy, modern Italian design. Monochrome zigzag wallpaper and sleek marble countertops sit alongside crumbling pillars and quaint, manicured gardens, in an impressive amalgamation where the old meets the new. The Villa Carpegna Park, located on the hotel’s doorstep, offers an idyll of calm where you can appreciate tinkling water features and twittering birds in a heritage setting. Situated a half-hour metro ride outside of Rome’s centre, The Church Palace allows guests to experience a peaceful, sleepy ambience as well as an easy route to the city’s most famous and visited sites.
As if it wasn’t serene enough, the hotel also has its own magnificent church, complete with naves and green marble colonnades. You can venture further to Vatican City in three metro stops, or go further into the centre to sample an incredible array of world-famous artworks and delectable cuisine. Return to the hotel in the evening to enjoy Roman gastronomy in the Nero Terrace Restaurant, or simply just to dally over a late-evening cocktail in the outdoor Square bar.
How to Get There
definitely not what I anticipated...in a bad way. To begin with, my room was never fully cleaned. My roommate and I always found pieces of dust on our desks and floor! Secondly, we would always hear ambulances which disturbed our leisure time. As most of us know, hotels ought to be far away from hospitals and stuff like that. Third, internet service was most of the time down making it hard for us to contact with our family. Last but not least, the staff was not getting well-paid (or paid at all if you will) so they protested all the time. not recommended.
We booked to stay here through Citrus. Thanks to TripAdvisor I found out there was a problem before flying. Agent trkgen tried to find out what was going on and just advised that hotel was not responding to calls and emails. We were offered an alternative so I took it. I was very disappointed with what happened. Luckily the new hotel accommodated us very well and it didn't totally ruin our holiday. If rumour is true that boss wasn't paying the staff then shame on them. If you are booked here probably best to book an alternative hotel pronto.
Totally peed off, checked trip advisor 2 days before going only to be told we had to choose a different hotel due to a fire at the Church Palace, Love Holidays rang the day after I found out and said we have to approve their alternative hotel, no apologies or nothing.
We got told we must choose before 2pm or they’d book the alternative on our behalf, rang at 11.30am to speak to someone and they where unavailable till 2.30pm!!!!!
Bullied into the alternative hotel choice.
Don’t book this hotel and don’t arrange through love holidays.
Oh to rub salt into the wounds, our transfer had no record of us and until we waited and waited we eventually got a lift from a 40min transfer and dropped at the alternative hotel 2.5 hours later, this is after they tried to drop us off at the Church Palace by the way!!!
We got a text the day before we were due to come home saying would we be ready for our pick up from the Church Palace???
Needless to say we got a cab to the airport.
Disgusting behaviour from Church Palace, Love Holidays and the transfer company.
Lovely hotel, staff were really useful, we forgot our European adapter and the reception had some spare, lovely grounds, everything was clean, shower was a bit outdated and old looking as was the room decor but most things were very clean.
To put it short, the hotel is closed. We were not notified of this before travelling so we arrived to nobody there. We banged on the reception window etc and nothing so walked back to the security guard on the gate who said, “check in opens in five mins”, which rang alarm bells as what hotel closes and then reopens!!?
30 mins later the manager arrived to explain the hotel is closed and that we would be transferred to another hotel which, to put nicely, is like a 1990’s travelodge! So, we paying the same money for that as we are the Church Palace with our champagne reception, discounted spa etc.
Not a fantastic experience being stranded in a foreign city and country, with no idea where you are staying. We were thrown into the back of the taxi and the manager paid. We still at this point had no idea where we were going.
When we arrived at the new hotel our name was on a printed sheet that they said was printed first thing, this was now 3pm. How hard is it to notify someone that you are closed?!
Such a bad experience which is a shame because the hotel looked nice, even if we only saw reception.
*****I advise if you have a booking, notably via Secret Escapes like us, please ring before else you’ll be knocking on the reception window like we were!!*****