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
I didn't choose this hotel because I came with Drumwit package. The hotel is amazing since the moment you arrived, it's literally a Church Palace.
We had the breakfast included too, but the service and quality was poor, even the time to close the Breakfast Restaurant.
I agree with other reviews about the room as well. Very poor. Good but poor for this amazing place. But the most POOR thing was the shower. It need a refurbishment soon.
It is true that it is far from the center of Rome, but there is a metro station 5min walking and bus stops close to it too.
If I come back to Rome (that is an amazing city, my favorite one) I will never come back to this one.. I will prefer closer to center of Rome for the money we paid (this type of room we could have it in the center of Rome).
We stayed her as part of a package city break so didn't actually choose it. For the money we paid, it was excellent value.
The hotel is in no way walking distance to central Rome but it's close to a metro station with regular trains so don't let this worry you (like it did me when I saw where it was).
The communal areas of the hotel are really nice and clearly recently refurbished. I agree with some of the other reviews, the room we stayed in was pretty tired and in need of a bit of sprucing up. I also found the restaurant (which we only used for the breakfast buffet) to be a bit tired - the tables had chipped paint and the feel was a little bit old.
Service was great throughout, no complaints at all.
I feel very mixed up about what to write in my review at first pure delight with the entrance to the hotel , grand, beautifully maintained , lovely gardens beautiful foyer and reception Christmas lights , chilled music, beautiful internal courtyard , clean and you think oh yes !!
Then we checkin to our 4 th floor room up in the lift to be confronted with what I can only call unmaintained ,flaky plaster huge chips out the wall ,bleak and I would say unloved hadn’t seen a vacuum cleaner for months I’m really not exaggerating!!! and gives off a real bleakness
The room an economy room booked through Expedia was an attic room relatively small with no window but a velux roof window and blind that remotely shuts
Different it certainly is , it’s basically like a loft conversion we felt slightly uncomfortable with what we had just feasted our eyes upon bearing in mind what it’s like downstairs
In the rooms defence it was clean towels bedding etc and the bed was comfortable
So after a good number of hours travelling from the uk it’s perhaps not what you want to encounter after sort of being put on a high with 1 st impressions of the hotel
Breakfast was ok with eggs , bacon , toast , cereals
Fruit, coffee, fruit juice, and meats
Drinks are very reasonable and you have a minibar in your room which again is not extortionate tea and coffee in your bedroom and free WiFi all round the hotel
The metro is only a few minutes walk you get off at Cornelia down the road , turn right and it’s down a lovely entrance across the road on the left
Anyway just a heads up if you book an economy room beware you may be slightly shocked , but the hotel itself slightly makes up for poor bedrooms
Hence only 3 stars from us
Set in fantastic grounds, tree lined driveway. Shame about rubbish round the back. Hotel itself, very arty if that’s your thing. Very convenient for metro. Breakfast ok normal buffet although there was someone to freshly cook an omelette. Room a bit small for size of hotel, also the shower was quite compact. It needed a kettle etc, but that’s European hotels for you. Big downside is it’s very noisy, lovely tiled floors = heavy footsteps and every time water is used by your surrounding guests you hear it. Comfy bed though...got it on a deal, would not pay full price for it.
My husband and I were really impressed with this beautiful building as we were driven up the drive way towards the hotel.
The staff at the reception were friendly and gave us some helpful hints and directions. Nothing was too much trouble.
The 1st night we stayed we were on the top floor with an automatic closing window which made the room stuffy. We were offered another room for the 2nd and 3rd night for only €40 more. This was much better and the shower was so powerful- lovely!
The hotel is very stylish and lovely decor.
5 minutes walk to the metro where you can purchase 24 or 48 hours travel card. Easy to use.
Lots of local restaurants within walking distance.
The bar at the hotel is beautiful and has comfortable chairs. We were certainly looked after by a youn lady originally from Naples. She was chatty, gave excellent hospitality and advice on where to go.
The only negative thing I would say is the music in the bar had a lot of swearing in it so if you have children with you then you may like to ask for different music.
The breakfast had a lot of choices and I recommend the fresh omelette.
We would certainly return to this hotel again as location was excellent, clean rooms and friendly staff.