Hotel Domus Sessoriana revives the old tradition of hospitality extended by the monks of Santa Croce. Business and professional men, scholars and savants, present day pilgrims and discerning tourists can be accommodated in buildings of historical and architectural interest, with impeccable service in a world famous setting.
The Basilica, in fact, houses the relics of Christ's Passion, discovered by the Empress Helena on Mount Calvary, as well as works of art of inestimable value.
There are Roman archaeological treasures, ancient volumes, medieval frescoes and a richly inlaid pavement of the 12th century.
In the Basilica and Cistercian Monastery guests can meet the Monks and visit Museum and Cappella del Coro, the 17th century library, the Chapel of St. Helena and the Chapel of the Relics of the Passion.
There is a terrace on the top floor with views over the archaeological site , the church of San Giovanni in Laterano and a vista of the City itself.
There is a shop near the Basilica with herbal products on sale, along with liqueurs and sweetmeats from various monasteries.
The building is divided into two wings:
The Conventual Wing
This wing forms part of the Monastery and consists of three levels occupied by the Hall, the Refectory and other finely furnished rooms of various sizes.
Some of the rooms are part of the 16th century structure, others on the upper floor have rooftop views over the gardens of Rome and those of the Monastery itself.
The floors are connected by a windowed lift, allowing inspection of the important 19th century paintings.
The Palazzina Wing:
The building extends towards the area once occupied by the Imperial Amphitheatre.
Its five floors have been entirely renovated and tastefully furnished.
They are reached by a lift and the bedrooms command views over the Roman archaeological remains and the baroque Santa Croce square .
BEDROOMS & SERVICES :
There are 60 bedrooms of various sizes with traditional tiled floors and furnishings, bathrooms with shower, air-conditioning, wheelchair access, satellite TV, refrigerator-bar, room safe, telephone & internet.
There is a bed and breakfast buffet, banqueting/meeting halls and a terrace overlooking Rome. Keen joggers can take advantage of the gardens by the ancient Roman walls.
CONFERENCE & MEETING HALLS:
Hotel Domus Sessoriana contains a Hall, with a fine traditional fireplace, ideal for meetings, or working lunches, for up to 50 persons.
The Breakfast Room can easily be adapted for meetings, or working lunches for up to 80. Smaller rooms are available for more intimate groups.
Other venues can be arranged within the architectural complex, or its immediate vicinity.
The Domus can provide audio-visual equipment such as digital & overhead projectors, microphones, amplifiers and computers, in addition to secretarial services.