Warmth, character and comfort in a central location
Submitted: April 11, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
In the heart of Trastevere, on a little piazza close to Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, the apartment is located in a charming square with a "local" feel, enhanced by the Museo Di Roma opposite the apartment and the Ombre Rosse cafe below. Five minutes walk takes you to the Ponte Sisto from where you can access the Campo de' Fiori, Largo Argentina, Piazza Navona and the Corso Vittorio Emanuele. And the Vatican, Forum, Colosseum and Capitoline museums are all in easy reach.
The apartment is extremely comfortable, warmly furnished with books, artwork and textiles and there are plenty of seating options. There are easy chairs and sofas in both the sitting room and the kitchen area. The kitchen is well organised and has a double oven and new five burner stove. There is a full-sized fridge, microwave and abundant pots, pans, knives, cutlery and crockery, all in good shape. Both bedroom and bathroom provide plenty of storage options and the bedroom is a large, book-lined space with a comfortable and firm bed, a desk for writing or using the computer, and an easy chair by the window which overlooks the rooftops. The bathroom has a good shower and usual amenities with a large, well-lit mirror over the vanity unit. In the sitting room, with the windows open, you can enjoy the hum of people below in the square. The bedroom, located in the back of the apartment, is a peaceful haven and ensures you get a good night’s rest. Weekly visits from Al and Abigail keep the space immaculately clean and everything is in top-notch condition.
The owner takes good care of her guests and is very quick to respond to any issues or queries. She is warm, sociable and engaging - and a great authority on Rome, having written both guides and articles on her city. The rental rate is extremely reasonable for the central location and quality of the accommodation.
This is a very liveable place; it is not a sterile and austere rental. Everything is new, clean and works. There is central heating for the winter months, and air-conditioning and ceiling fans for summer. Extra touches like bathrobes and hairdryers add a layer of comfort that was much appreciated. Local restaurants in the Via della Scala, your own piazza and the Piazza Santa Maria provide great dining options. The marvellous Glass Hostaria is just around the corner. Additionally you can enjoy evening drinks at the Antico del Moro and the Caffe della Scala in Trastevere.
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