Ratings based on 107 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Oxford

Domus Ester

Posted Mar 22, 2017
Excellent location for all the major sites in Rome
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Italy

Cute guest house

Posted Dec 20, 2016 on Orbitz
Would definitely recommend for location and aesthetics but if you're looking to rest soundly this is not the place. Walls are very thin - so thin in fact that you can participate in your neighbors nightly endeavors, you can imagine what I mean by that. You can also hear anything that goes on in the lobby or hallway and upstairs. They also started doing construction at about 0800 in the morning. If you're going on a trip that is mostly going out and staying out late perhaps this isn't an issue. I would recommend this place for certain types of trips but definitely not for a relaxing, romantic getaway. If you do end up staying, however, and like good burgers and beer you are very close to the bar "open baladin" which was PHENOMENAL and Restaurant Buddy has really good dinner and "American breakfast" if you're looking for more than just a croissant and coffee.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Clean and goog location

Posted Nov 3, 2016 on Hotels
Clean but a bit small rooms. Easy to access local areas.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Convenient, clean but not a 3 star hotel

Posted Oct 9, 2016 on Hotels
This is more guesthouse than hotel and as long as you are aware of this prior to booking it is fine to ensure expectations are met. Pros: excellent location - particularly for those wishing to stay near the old Jewish quarter. 20 minute walk to Vatican, 15 to Spanish Steps and Colisseum and 10 to Trevi Fountains and Piazza Navona. Really helpful staff Free wifi Clean hotel. Cons- the rooms are tiny. Barely space to put the suitcase in the room as the beds take up 90% of the floor space. Cramped bathroom although it is clean. Beds aren't comfortable. The walls are so thin that you can literally hear everything in the rooms on either side and above you.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Eed

Domus Estero Roma

Posted Sep 20, 2016
PROS: Characteristic ceiling; Location CONS: Room was cleaned but still found hair on the bed and bathroom floor every day; AC unit was not powerful enough to cool the room; No lift/elevator and located on 3rd floor and up so carry your own bags; No change of towels and bed sheets for 3 days unless a fee is paid; breakfast very limited and delivered to room not always on time; do not depend on the hotel AT ALL for taxi services - plan your own taxi - hotel quoted wait times to be five mins and took 50 mins AND ALSO the hotel linked taxi listed to accept all methods of payment but only demands cash upon arrival; Room had broken toilet paper dispenser and shower product holders; NO hot water only warm
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 12, 2016
Hotel overall needs some freshen up. It really looks rundown. Awful wifi service. Stayed there for 4 days 3 nights so had to keep asking the reception to reset the wifi service. Location was okay though.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from USA

Nice hotel close to the city center

Posted Aug 2, 2016
Pros: Close to everything
Cons: The stairs walking up to the hotel and soundproofing for the rooms
Location: 15 minute walk to almost any attraction in Rome
The hotel definitely feels "rustic" like you would expect in Rome. Its not really a "hotel" - its a guest house. So, they have a small front desk area that is only open during daylight hours. Closed during the night. The staff can speak english for the most part and are very nice and helpful. Just type "Domus Ester" into Google Maps and you will be able to find the place without any issue. Look on Google Images to see what the front door of the place looks like. You have to climb up quite a ways to the front desk and the steps are pretty rustic looking, but once you get into your individual bedroom - everything is updated and very cozy and nice. The only con is that the rooms are not really sound proof, so everybody can hear what you are doing in your room. Overall, it was worth it and I'm glad I stayed here.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

You get what you pay for

Posted Jun 12, 2016
Pros: See above
Cons: See above
Location: Supercentral. Great location.
Based on Room #305. Overall: Intermediate quality. PROS: - Superkind and available staff. - Reasonable price for the outstanding location - Clean - Somehow stylish - Free internet - Quiet, central areal CONS: - Tiny rooms. Bathroom hosts two people only if one stays in the shower. Possibly the smallest bathroom I've seen in my life. - Badly kept: several lights bulbs are burned out. AC does not push cold air. The toilet keeps pouring water. A lamp over the bed hear was broken (held from falling only by the electrical cable) one of the two mattresses was concave (i.e., worn out) - No read wardrobe. - No sound insulation. You hear ANYTHING that happens in the upper floor. - Run-down building. - Third/fourth floor without elevator. - Breakfast in bed which you have to reserve. If for any reason you decide you want 30min later as you want to sleep more, all you can do is walking downstairs and let them know (which defeats the purpose)
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 16, 2016 on Hotels
Absolutely most helpful staff! They helped with taxi's, best places to eat, directions, and any troubles we encountered.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 5, 2015 on Hotels
The hotel is situated western central of Rome and its relatively close to Piazza Navona with just a short 15 minutes walk and close-ish to the Vatican City. The hotel staffs are very friendly and helpful, helping you navigate around the area. There also plenty of eatery within 5 minutes outside of the hotel or if you feeling adventurous a short 15 minutes walk across the river there are a few more options there. The staff deliver your breakfast if you requested it straight to your door on the time you specified on the night before. The room is spacious and general cleanliness is spotless and tidy. The front door of the hotel is a little hard to spot as it looks like an apartment converted. There isn't any lift facilities if you have a lot of luggage it would be tricky to climb up the stairs, as the reception of the hotel is located on the second floor of the building.