Excellent apartment in central Rome
Submitted: August 23, 2011
Stayed: August 2011
An excellently presented apartment, ideally located for a holiday in Rome. Luca was very helpful in dealing with our booking and any advance queries, including setting up a transfer to and from the airport - this included getting the driver to phone ahead to confirm our arrival time - ideal to have someone waiting to meet you at arrivals rather than having to negotiate either train/metro, or get a taxi. The apartment is in a safe area, one/two minutes walk from the Spanish Steps and five minutes from the Trevi Fountain. Immediately outside are some of the top name fashion shops, but you also have two mini supermarkets and dozens of restaurants within five minutes walk. The Spar supermarket has pretty much everything you might need and is open 9am until 9pm seven days per week.
The apartment is on the top floor, with no lift, so would be unsuitable for anyone who has trouble negotiating stairs, but for the able bodied the steps are probably a good defence against piling on too many pounds from the tempting ice cream shops which are within easy reach. Once inside the apartment benefits from access to a balcony terrace which runs outside both the sitting room area and the bedroom. Being on the top floor gives good rooftop views and gets you away from street noise. There is ample closet space and the apartment feels spacious.
We stayed for two weeks in mid August 2011 when the daily temperature averaged between 30 and 35 degrees every day - it's easy to open the two sets of doors onto the balcony and windows to get a good breeze through, to use the remote controlled ceiling fan in the bedroom and/or the two air conditioning units. The latter are ideal, as the temperature can be set by remote control and the units are very quiet, so can be left on at night if required. For news junkies the TV receives BBC World News, France 24, CNN, but there is also a good WiFi connection to keep in touch and avoid data costs.
Having thrown our coins into the Trevi Fountain, we would have no reservation in booking this apartment again on our next return to Rome, or in recommending it to other users on this site.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 6/6
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