Rome, Italy

DOM Hotel

Rates from (ex tax)$238.84

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR225.01), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Arty aristocrat

Setting

Refined Regola quarter

If you answer to the name of Don Corleone, DOM Hotel might not be for you: it’s located in the ravishing Regola quarter, right opposite Rome’s anti-mafia headquarters. Non-gangsters are very welcome, though; charms awaiting them include impeccable service and a hotel with a heck of historic gravitas: the palazzo was built in the 17th century and decorated with ye olde plaques from the church next door. Each one is engraved with D.O.M., which stands for ‘deo optimo maximo’, meaning ‘to God, the best, the greatest’. You’ll be reaching for superlatives too, after experiencing the smart little restaurant, city-surveying roof terrace and romantic rooms…

Smith Extra

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A bottle of prosecco in your room on arrival

Facilities

Photos DOM Hotel facilities

Need to know

Rooms

18, including four suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $238.84 (€205), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €7.00 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR225.01), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include WiFi and breakfast (a magnificent buffet, whose highlights include milkshakes and fresh juices, just-baked bread and pastries, eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, cheese, meats and more).

Also

If you like the look of DOM, check out its sophisticated, Smith-approved sister, Palazzo Dama…

At the hotel

Roof terrace; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, desk, minibar.

Our favourite rooms

It has to be the top-drawer DOM Suite, on account of its ravishing roof terrace that surveys the neighbouring church’s mighty bell tower.

Packing tips

Bring a shirt or dress in papal red; leave space in your case for local olive oil and wine.

Also

Massages, manicures, pedicures and other grooming treatments can be arranged in-room, if you ask nicely…

Pet‐friendly

Dogs and cats can stay for free, on request. See more pet-friendly hotels in Rome.

Children

This is a grown-up getaway. Under-4s can come, but parents will need to bring all their kit (the hotel doesn’t have any family-friendly extras).

Food and Drink

Photos DOM Hotel food and drink

Top Table

Nab a cosy sofa with Warhol-works views. You can also arrange private dining in the Deer Club’s secret back room; a barman and waiter will be at your disposal for the night, too.

Dress Code

Relaxed Roman: rich hues, cashmere, silk, velvet, leather – and a dash of Acqua di Parma, perhaps.

Hotel restaurant

The Deer Club bills itself as a lounge, restaurant and liquor club; it’s very tasty in each of these roles. A stag’s head with antlers – the ancient symbol of the Regola quarter, where the hotel is set – keeps watch on proceedings in the dark velvet-, silk- and mirror-accented space, also graced with three portraits from Andy Warhol’s infamous ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ series. Italian chef Max Mariola is responsible for the menu of kitchen bites, aka shared plates (beef carpaccio; salmon sashimi; shrimp salad, for example), starring seasonal Italian produce (a whole chapter of the menu is dedicated to vegetables). In summer, the Deer Club moves to the pretty roof terrace.

Hotel bar

Enjoy elegant antipasti and potent cocktails in Deer. We’d order another round of DOM Collins if we could: a refreshing muddle of geranium gin, lemon juice, lavender water and geranium essence. As you’d expect from a refined Roman, DOM’s wine, champagne, prosecco and spirits selection is beyond reproach. Add elegant antipasti, if you’re peckish.

Last orders

Eat at the Deer Club until 11pm; drinks are available until 2am.

Room service

A small selection of light snacks and mains – Italian meats and cheeses; toast; vegetable lasagna – can be ordered to your room around the clock.

Location

Photos DOM Hotel location
Address
DOM Hotel
Via Giulia 131
Rome
00186
Rome
Italy

Planes

Fiumicino Airport, the city’s main international hub, is 30 kilometres away (a 45-minute drive). Hotel transfers are €84 a person; you can also flag taxis outside the airport.

Trains

Trains from Florence, Milan, Naples, Venice, Turin and Bari pull into Termini station, a 15-minute drive from DOM (www.romatermini.com).

Automobiles

DOM doesn’t have private parking; it does offer free valet parking at a local car park, a short stroll away.

Worth getting out of bed for

It would be rude not to pay a trip to the Vatican, especially since it’s only a 20-minute stroll away, on the other side of the river. Enjoy the passeggiata (and gelato) at Piazza Navona, a beautiful square that’s just 10 minutes away by foot. If you need to escape the city’s buzz, go for a wander around Orto Botanico, Rome’s peaceful botanic gardens. DOM is also very close to Campo de’ Fiori square, the trendy Trastevere district and San Pietro church.

Local restaurants

Assunta Madre serves succulent seafood and toothsome fish in an elegant setting that shares DOM’s crush on exposed brick and dark, masculine hues. The restaurant also shares Via Giulia with DOM, so you won’t have far to stagger home after your lobster, langoustine, clams, pasta and tiramisu. See why Il Pagliaccio on Via dei Banchi Vecchi has earned itself two Michelin stars by opting for its 10-course tasting menu, whose dishes – courtesy of culinary maestro Anthony Genovese – pair European and Asian flavours, to dazzling effect. Per Me on Vicolo del Malpasso gets rave reviews for its swish Mediterranean cuisine; the ambitious tasting menus include ‘Sea Rhythms’ and ‘Between Earth and Sea’.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this refined hotel in Italy and unpacked their silks and scents, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside DOM Hotel in Rome…

Ding DOM – we think we’ve just found our new favourite Roman. It’s small, dark and handsome, set in a 17th-century palazzo, whose not-so-secret weapon is a city-surveying roof terrace with bell-tower views. Consider DOM Hotel your boutique basecamp: the most stylish of launch pads from which to discover the Eternal City and its considerable lures. Rooms here are styled with moody tobacco and charcoal hues, decorated with valuable antiques and artworks; our favourite design feature of all has to be the ancient plaques, on loan from next door’s church, whose D.O.M. engravings inspired the hotel’s name. D.O.M. stands for ‘God, the best, the greatest’. DOM, you’re the best, the greatest, also.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in DOM Hotel’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The hotel was beautiful and the staff were excellent. Very attentive and friendly.

Rating

Stayed on 19 Apr 2017

We loved

The room was lovely, the service was excellent. Trastavere area was ten minutes walk away, with lots of lovely restaurants. Hotel staff made some excellent recommendations.

Don’t expect

Spa facilities.

Rating

Stayed on 10 Apr 2017

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