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Paolo Guglielmi

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian, turkish

Opera House 'CARMEN' Super Comfort, Fashion & Style in the Center of Rome

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Rione XVIII Castro Pretorio Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - 4 Sleeps - 118 m²

The ‘Opera House Carmen’ is close to the Central Opera Theatre, between via Veneto, Trevi Fountain and the President's Palace Quirinale, Central Station and Spanish Steps, in a noble, historical building. Best to explore Rome, walking. Refurbished in 2010 by a famous Italian architect. Living/dining room is large with sofa, dining table, 50'' Plasma TV Satellite, DVD/DivX player and fast ADSL WiFi connection. Kitchen is modern, fully equipped. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms: the ‘Ebony Suite’ with queen size double bed and private bathroom; the ‘Ivory Suite’ with queen size double bed; and the main bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower. There is also a sofa bed in the living room. All mattresses are in latex, anti-bacteria, anatomic and anti-allergic.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paolo Guglielmi (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian, turkish

About Paolo Guglielmi

I am a marine biologist working for the conservation of biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea. I worked 5 years for Greenpeace, 15 years for WWF and 5 for the United Nations Environment Programme.

I am 100% Roman and in love for the Ethernal City even if always lived in an intrenational and multi-cultural environment.

Paolo Guglielmi purchased this apartment in 1898

Why Paolo Guglielmi chose Rome

If you want to live like a Roman Senator and/or a Patrician Noble Lady at the gladiators time, while enjoying the confort and style of the modern digital era, then go no further!!!

What makes this apartment unique

Get the real taste of Rome by living in the middle of the historical center. Walk anywhere and get lost in between 2.500 years old manufacts. Use bus, metro and train just a few meters away.

Try the best restaurants, hosterie, trattorie and gourmet places surrounding the area that made 'Italian Cuisine' famous all around the world!!!


based on 23 traveler reviews

Opera House 'CARMEN' Super Comfort, Fashion & Style in the Center of Rome
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Great place near center of Rome

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a good base to explore Rome - within walking distance. There are also busstops and a taxistand nearby. We appreciated very much quiet nights - sleeping rooms are facing a small courtyard. At the entrance is a concierge under the week.

Shops and restaurants are nearby and historic sites, too.

Very good contact to the owner, he helps as much as possible. We also booked the transfer from/to airport - absolutely recommendable - very reliable, coming on the dot, fast pickup, fast transfer, escort into the apartment - holidays start at the airport.

Recommendable places very nearby: Santa Maria della Vittoria/Moses Fountain, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Santa Maria Maggiore.

Grocery around the block at Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando/Piazza San Bernardo

Restaurant: Target

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second stay just as great as the first

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Carmen three years ago with our two sons and loved the place so much that we came back this year - this time with another couple! Similar to last time, we were picked up at the airport by Riccardo (Paolo's associate) for 50 euros - this was very convenient for us. The apartment was very clean (like the last time we stayed) and in a great location as it's walking distance to the Trevi Fountain, Ancient Rome, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the train station. Great shopping is also very close by - especially on Via Nazionale as well as the small streets on the way to the Pantheon. There are also fantastic restaurants nearby - especially Esti Esti - which Paolo had suggested for great pizza. I would recommend this apartment to all. Our friends were surprised how well priced this apartment was given it's size and location.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apartment in the heart of Rome

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment- in the centre of Rome, within walking distance of the Trevi Fountain and Roman Fort. Very close to the Republica metro station. Great restaurants nearby including the Feel Good. We were collected at the airport late in the evening by Paolo's colleague Riccardo, who even bought us breakfast for the following morning! The size of the apartment and the quality is as good as the photos, and the ceilings are high. The apartment is also well equipped with all the small items like dishwasher tablets, cleaning sponges etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Wonderful Flat in Rome

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Rome was wonderful. The flat we rented for the week was central to all our outings and easily accessable to both the bus and Metro train. The living space and bedrooms were spacious and the beds were better then home! Completly furnished with washer/dryer and complete kitchen. The elevator was very handy as we were on the third floor. Easy access anytime day or night. We felt safe and secure in this flat the entire week. Paolo and Masha were kind enough to rent to us at the last minute, as we made reservations by phone from within Italy. We would recommend this flat to anyone wanting to Stay in Rome. We would definanlty stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great size and location

  • 4 of 5

Having not been to Rome in 35 years, I was unsure of what to expect being near Via Nazionale. The apartment was a great size ad two bathrooms made it work fine for three adults. The living area had one comfortable couch and a dining table. Could have used just one more comfortable couch to really spread out. Unsure if there is/was sky TV as there were 150+ stations 2 in English. The wifi was great...only accessible in living room.

Would have liked additional towels per person as I had my moments with the washer. Cleanliness was fine...floors and bathrooms could have used another wipe down. Very quiet at night and slept great. Location was walkable to most attractions and center...but not so close that you would have to be in a less modern building.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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  • 2 of 5

We were really looking forward to ending or holiday in Rome in this apartment.

Unfortunately this did not live up to our expectations. Firstly when we arrived we found there to be a heap of towels in the washing machine/dryer. When we checked the dryer we found there to be soap in the compartment and the towels were stuck on a drying cycle. We believe the towels had not been washed. Secondly we noticed the floors were left dirty and my wife ran a baby wipe on the floor and commented how disgusting it was. It appeared to us that no cleaner had been in the apartment from the previous guests to clean. This is one of the most important things for us when traveling with a young child. We spent our first day in Rome cleaning, washing and tidying the apartment. We also found one of the beds to have no sheets just a mattress and dooner and alot of the lights in the apartment did not work and the electricity safety switch would trip regularly and had to be reset. We contacted the caretaker who was only staying next door as we had issues with hot water service and we're advised we had to turn the heater on when we wanted hot water. Apparently the hot water service needs to be changed. We chose this apartment based on other reviews and perhaps our experience was a one off occurrence. However this was the worst condition of all the apartments we stayed in during our three week holiday which is disappointing as the location and facilities in the apartment are great. Nice local coffee shops nearby and close to Trevi fountain and Spanish steps.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Client, we are sorry that your feelings about our apartment were so negative when compared to those of dozens of other enthusiastic clients over a period of more than 5 years. If the level of cleanig was non stisfactory, you should have told us the first moment you entered the apartment and we would have immediately sent you the cleaning lady again. It is not fair to complain about this after your stay. This is the way a responsible and correct client behaves mainly for the benefit of its own holidays! All the other issues you are raising are simply RIDICULOUS and are probably due to misunderstandings in how to operate equipments and stuff. Let me re-insure all future potential clients that EVERYTHING is working perfectly in the apartment and that we are always ready to intervene quickly in case of any difficulty that may araise. This of course if we are told about promptly. We would always be happy to welcome you in the CARMEN to let you change your mind and join all the other clients who wrote extremely good comments about our property and our way to help and host people...
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Roma Fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Roma Termini Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

The apartment ‘Opera House Carmen’ is located in the very heart of Rome, just aside of the Central Opera Theatre, between via Veneto, Barberini Square, Trevi Fountain and the President's Palace Quirinale, 8 minutes walk to Central Station Termini and Spanish Steps, in a noble, historical building. It is the perfect location for those wishing to explore the ancient Rome, walking.


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Rione XVIII Castro Pretorio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 118 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 'Ebony' - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 'Ebony' - 1 queen , Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 'Ivory' - 1 queen
  • The Ebony Suite and the Ivory Bedroom are furnished with antiques from 17th-18th centuries and have white full oak wood parquet. All beds are equipped with latex, anti-bacteria, anatomic and anti-allergic mattresses. Additional 2 persons could sleep in the sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

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