A charming apartment in a great position
Submitted: June 11, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
I totally agree with the previous review. We just loved this quirky apartment and it suited us perfectly (a family of 4 including 1 teenager). My daughter took the loft bedroom area; my son was too tall for it and would have knocked himself out on the ceiling. There was plenty of clothes storage in the main bedroom, but not in the other bedroom areas. For that reason only, I wouldn't recommend the apartment for something like my annual girls' city break, I think it's more suited to a family, or two couples. The wi-fi worked just fine, the apartment was very clean and well furnished, the beds were comfortable and the linens were of good quality. In fact, we had no problems whatsoever. Yes, as a previous reviewer pointed out, there are some smudges on the walls and the marble/stone flooring is a little worn in well used areas, but these do not detract from the fact that the apartment oozes charm. It reminds me of a very stylish and elegant bachelor pad.
The position is great, a short walk from our favourite night-time areas of Trastevere and Piazza Navone and close to buses and taxis. We walked miles (dodging mopeds at road junctions without traffic lights is not for the faint hearted) and I insisted that we experience travelling on the buses (to the Cattacombs - a long way to travel for a 30 minute tour) and metro (Via Veneto/Piazza Popolo/Trevi Fountain) where we witnessed pick-pockets in action, watch out for women travelling in groups with babies in slings as distractions. I wish we had got to Ostia Antica but we ran out of time.
We took up the offer of the Fiumicino airport collection (55 euros) but got a return taxi from the rank at the top of the road for the fixed price of 40 euros. The arrival taxi was worth paying the extra for as we had a running commentary all the way, but you don't really need one for the return.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment and would definitely return.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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