Submitted: January 11, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
Our party of 5 adults stayed for a week in the Marilyn apartment. It was very clean, comfortable,nicely furnished and convenient for sightseeing and for restaurants. (There are also a couple of decent sized grocery stores within a short walking distance.) The apartment was nicely sized for the 5 of us. The old wooden beams on the ceiling give the apartment character and the apartment building and its situation definitely make you feel you are in Italy - not just another new generic apartment block. The description of the apartment on the website is accurate.
The surrounding area is full of restaurants - plenty of choice within a 5 min walk. We also walked from the apartment to all the major sites in Rome - Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican City etc. which was a plus for us and made the apartment even more convenient. (Most of the tourist sites were within a 20- 30 minute walk.)
We drove to the apartment and were lucky enough to find a parking spot right in front of the apartment (an advantage of visiting mid December) and were met on our arrival by an employee of the managing agency, who handed over keys and instructed us in the use of heating etc. and provided us with a very useful map of Rome but there was no other information provided (probably because it is a managed property rather than an owner's property).
The kitchen area is very small - we ate out every night - and although the kitchen seemed to be reasonably well equipped, cooking dinner would have required skills in space organization. There is a 4 burner electric cooking top and a small microwave oven but almost no counter space. However, who wants to cook when you have all those restaurants available to you? I would definitely recommend this apartment - we had a wonderful stay.
Owner's Response: Dear Jane, I really appreciate your review! By the way, we OWN and manage not only that apartment, and unfortunately it may sometime happen that Eleonora, who usually takes care about the guests of Marilyn hasn't enough time to assist to every check in, especially when they are all at the same time.
I would like to personally apologize, we are a Roman based company and this is our real plus; so I really would like to share our opinion about it, even for the next customers: we are ever here to assist all our guests, even through our concierge ever available, with the professionalism of a company and the friendliness of an owner.
We sincerely hope to have you as guest again in one of our apartments to test us once more!
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