Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
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What makes this Apartment unique
One of the most beautiful views in all Rome
Spiral staircase not recommended for toddlers
Minimum age of primary renter:4
No cancellation of the deposits after each payment date ;however if I am able to rerent your dates, I will refund your money.
Telephone, gas and electricity expense is monitored & deducted from your security deposit.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Fantastic Roman Penthouse Apartment with views in the center of the city
This is a fantastic little penthouse apartment in a great location in the center of Rome. The views from the upper level of the apartment over the rooftops of Rome are spectacular and enchanting, and the rooftop patio was a great spot to sit with a glass of wine (even in November we had some good weather for sitting outside); I imagine summer evenings are also great for sitting outside and relaxing. For the center of Rome the apartment was surprisingly quiet (although there's no mistaking you're in the middle of a city).
The location is outstanding, within walking distance to most of the major sites in Rome, and with a taxi stand just a block or so away that always had multiple taxis available for those times you don't feel like walking. There are lots of great restaurants in the immediate area or a reasonable walk; among them, we definitely recommend Enoteca Corsi just downstairs in the same building (warning, you will smell the restaurant at times, and it will make you hungry), and there are multiple Roman pizza places close by that are great for a quick meal or a snack. Two grocery stores are within a block as well for drinks, snacks, and if you feel like cooking yourself (although with so many good restaurants, why would you?).
The layout of the apartment is a bit quirky, but that the apartment much of its charm, with the open living/kitchen/patio area upstairs and the bedrooms and entrance downstairs. It also creates a great deal of privacy between the living areas and the bedrooms, and between the two bedrooms. The beds were pleasantly firm, unlike the overly soft mattresses you find in most places (although that may not be to everyone's taste). The internet access/Wi-Fi is a bit on the slow side but worked reasonably well from most of the apartment, although it didn't quite reach to the far side of the main bedroom.
The apartment was impeccably clean, and the listing was entirely accurate. The owner and her agent Sasi were responsive and easy to work with.
We would not hesitate to book this apartment again, and hope to be back again sometime in the future to further explore the Eternal City.
All eight octaves...
Great location, set up, views, service, cleanliness, helpfulness, history. In summary, all eight octaves!
A perfectly located, lovely apartment with beautiful terraces. I highly recommend it.
Our second visit!
Great Location Rome Flat
This 2 bedroom flat is in an ideal location. Walking distance to all the sites. Well equipped. It has a large balcony that is perfect. Beautiful views of the city. I will recommend to friends if you are looking to stay in the Rome Central area.
Beautiful apartment and amazing view!!
The view from the terrace is absolutely awesome -- truly as amazing as it looks in the pictures! The apartment itself is lovely: light & airy with lots of windows, kitchen well-supplied, beds comfortable, living area welcoming. The building is old & has lots of character so you feel like you really are in Italy! The elevator, though small, works great. The location could not be beat! Just a few blocks from the Pantheon, taxi & bus stands even closer, good restaurants & grocery stores nearby, and within walking distance to the Vatican & Forum, if you don't mind a trek. Marie was very responsive and a pleasure to work with. The ride service she arranged for us to/from the airport was perfect.
So why only give 4 stars? Just a few things that didn't go well. We arrived tired on a hot evening, and the orientation was rushed. No windows were open so it was very stuffy. The manager left us still not sure how to work the air-conditioning, with ants swarming in the top floor bathroom, & a broken faucet in that shower. We were traveling with one older woman for whom the stairs were steeper & more precarious than we thought, so she decided to make the upstairs her bedroom, planning to use that bathroom. We said this to the manager, but she did nothing to help us set this up, and did not tell us that shower didn't work. When we realized this and asked, we were told it could not be fixed during our stay, though we were there a full week. We had to find new ant catchers ourselves, and it took 24+ hours before the ants started to decrease. (The new ant catcher worked, so they could have been put out in advance.) There was no American coffee maker to be found. First we were told it didn't work and we should use the single cup espresso maker. When we said we'd like the American coffee maker replaced so we could make 4 cups at a time, we were told where it was (in a cupboard marked for owner only) and that it did work. But it did not. There were no instructions for separating garbage, although we discovered recycling bins down below, so we would have liked to do so. We had a hard start.
All that said, as the days passed we grew to really enjoy the apartment more and more, and I would definitely recommend it to others. A guest book with instructions would be helpful. Be aware the stairs are a bit narrow & steep, if stairs might be a challenge for you. But the location, view, comfort and beauty make this perfect for most people! Enjoy!
We are glad that these guests appreciated and enjoyed the spectacular and unique beauty of our apartment and its views and location. We are very sorry that they had some misgivings, which I would like to address. The client complained there were ants in the upper bathroom, which is adjacent to one of the two terraces. We have lots of landscaping, and It had been a very hot summer, which could account for the ants. I responded immediately to her complaint, noting that we left ant traps there for her use.
Sasi, our representative in Rome who meets clients has received accolades from many clients for her helpful manner; this client complained that she did not sufficiently explain how to use the air conditioners, which are easily operated by standardized control devices. As for recycling of trash, separated trash containers and recycle bags are left in the apartment for the tenant's use.
On the question of the upstairs shower: Our website specifically says there is bedding for four people in two bedrooms; one queen size bed and two single beds;we have ensuite bathrooms with showers for the two bedrooms. We do not want guests sleeping on the couches in the living room and have disabled the upstairs shower iand indicated on our website that the upstairs facility is a powder room.
The cleaning woman had stored the American coffee pot, without informing us that it wasnt functioning. We have replaced in with a new American coffee pot.
In the heart of Old Rome, everything is within walking distance, Churches, the Capitoline, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and many archeological sites