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Rome Colosseum Vacation Rental - Spacious Apartment Ancient Rome 3BR/2B Wi-Fi

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Colosseum Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Sofa beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-9)


The apartment has been just renovated early this year. So the kitchen and the 2 bathrooms are new and more modern. Also there is now one more bedroom for a total of 3 bedrooms! AIR CONDITIONING IS NOW IN THE 3 BEDROOMS AND IN THE DINING ROOM.

This Rome Colosseum Vacation Rental is located a stone's throw of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. It is ideal for large families or group of people. The living room with the sitting area allows guests to have a rest after a long day spent outside visiting monuments or shopping.

Rome Colosseum Vacation Rental is located on a 6th floor in a building with elevator and it is made up as of 2 bedrooms with a king size bed each, 1 triple bedroom (1 king size + a single loft bed), 1 living room with 4 single sofa beds, 1 fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms with shower.

The apartment is modern, elegant and quiet.

The price includes:

telephone for local calls

electricity, water, gas, etc.

final cleaning

bed and bath linen

use of the kitchen: cook, fridge, oven, microwave, kettle, pans, etc.

washing machine


independent heating

air conditioning in the 3 bedrooms and the living room

satellite TV (Movies, sport, news in English, etc.) in 2 bedrooms and in the living room

free wireless high speed Internet

iron and ironing board


baby crib (upon request)

dvd player (upon request)

24 hours assistance

Upon request I can provide the following extra-services (fee is charged):

payment in US$, CAD, GBP, AUD

extra cleaning

laundry service (with or without ironing)

mobile phone

walking group or private tours (Colosseum, Vatican and Sistine Chapel, Catacombs, Christian Rome tour, Rome by Night, etc.)

outside Rome tour (Florence, Pompei, Amalfi Coast, etc.)

cooking lessons

personal guide with Rome tour

taxi service from/to the airport directly to/from the apartment

taxi service from/to the Civitavecchia Port directly to/from the apartment

guarded garage

The Rome Colosseum Vacation Rental is located a few steps away from the Colosseum and in the heart of the historical centre of Rome (Colosseum, Golden House, the Roman Forums, San Clemente Basilica, Saint Peter’s in Chains and many more archaeological sites are within walking distance).

Other attractions are easy and fast to reach: Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Navona Square, the Pantheon, Campo dei Fiori, etc.

The Vatican area is easy to get by metro or bus (15 minutes).

By the Rome Colosseum Vacation Rental you can find shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pizzerias, pubs, laundry services, etc.

The area is safe and it is efficiently served by public transport: Line A (Manzoni station) and Line B (Colosseo station) of the underground, buses and trams to everywhere.

The building is watched by a doorman who lives inside.

Minimum stay depends on the season and it may very from 1 to 7 nights. The City Accommodation Tax is not included in the price and it is due in cash on arrival (3,5 Euros per night per person. Children under 10 y.o. don't pay the accommodation tax).

Keywords: Rome Colosseum Vacation Rental, Rental in Rome, Rome Accommodation

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About The Owner

My name is Paolo. I was born and grew up in Rome and I do love my city. I use to travel abroad renting apartments and I and my wife Raffaella decided to do the same with who want to spend a few days in the Eternal City. We try to do our best to make your stay as comfortable, cozy and unforgettable as possible. I offer assistance 24/24 and 7/7.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2009


based on 23 traveler reviews

Rome Colosseum Vacation Rental - Spacious Apartment Ancient Rome 3BR/2B Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

Excellent location, excellent host!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was larger & nicer than expected, especially for the price! There were only 3 of us but it can easily fit more as we didn't even use 1/2 the beds! It also had a lot of "extras" in the place (unfortunately we weren't there long enough to enjoy it all!). Only semi-bad thing I can say is that the beds are pretty hard but they worked after long hot days of walking everywhere!

The location was excellent! Whether it was walking to the Colosseum, getting dinner or just a quick snack or hopping on the local train(?), everything was so close!

Paolo was so quick to respond while booking which was VERY important to us. He was extremely helpful in telling us what to see in our short time we were there & he arranged a ride back to the airport-highly recommended as it was actually cheaper & way faster than the train we took on the way there (40 minutes vs a little over 2 hours by train) not to mention the driver was great!

We will definitely be back to Rome & would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Thanks Paolo!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heather, what a wonderful review!!! I am really happy that you had a great experience in Rome and and that you loved my apartment. I am very glad also to hear that you enjoyed the area and the services. It was very nice to meet you and I hope to have you back very soon! Ciao! Paolo
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Excellent apartment in Rome

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at this apartment. There was plenty of room for 6 and the apartment had all the amenities including great air conditioning described in the listing. The elevator in the building is small, but works fine to get you up to the 6th floor.

The owner was particularly helpful at check-in, fully explaining how everything in the apartment works, providing great restaurant recommendations for the neighborhood, and even reserving us a taxi for our departure.

The location is very convenient to reach ancient Rome including the Colosseum and Forum. Other parts of Rome are easily accessible by Metro; there are two stops within 10 minutes walk. All in all, I would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Wallace for your amazing review! I am reaaly happy that you enjoyed the spacious apartment for the 6 of you and also the air conditioning! It was my pleasure to do my best to help you and give you all the recommendations to enjoy the best restaurants and pizzerias in the area. I am also glad that you enjoyed the transfer to the airport on the check-out day. Thank you for recommending my apartment and I hope to have you as my guests very soon! Arrivederci! Paolo
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Pago Pago, American Samoa

Wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 enjoyed a wonderful stay in this beautiful apartment! We fit comfortably, the location was great (few mins walk from Colosseum) and the place was very nice, clean and full of classic Italian character! Paolo was a great host, very helpful, he got in touch with us before we arrived, helped to arrange our transport and made great recommendations for restaurants and things to see in Rome. All around, a great place to stay! I would definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great location, but cramped for 6

  • 3 of 5

Having come from a great villa in Tuscany, and studying the reviews for this apartment before booking it we were apparently expecting too much. I suspect that because Paulo is so helpful and charming guests were less likely to be critical with past reviews. Unfortunately that's not helpful to future guests. On our visit we didn't get off to a great start when the limo that Paulo arranged to meet us at the airport took 2 hours to find us. I know this wasn't their first rodeo, but it sure seemed like it at the time. Paulo's briefing was thorough, but when he told us we needed to be quiet during the day and in the evening because the walls are thin and we weren't to disturb the neighbor, it didn't sit well. I think the expectation of quiet should be on the listing description. The biggest limitation though is the double duty dining and living room. There is not much room to get in and out of the room easily as the table and chairs take up a lot of space. The couches are saggy and run down and they share a space with dining room chairs that are literally coming unglued. I have no idea how you would use the couches as beds as there is no room to open one of them let alone both without moving the dining room table out of the room (to where I don't know). Further, this room stores crockery, cooking pans and glasses for the tiny kitchen. We did not attempt to cook a dinner, but I expect that would be quite a Chinese fire drill. So the description of the apartment as "large" is hardly accurate. While the bedrooms are good sized the common areas are quite cramped. Among the minor niggles was a coffee maker literally dripped for an hour and a half making 7 cups of coffee before we gave up and unplugged it. Also the two bedrooms facing east are air conditioned, while the third bedroom and living/dining room face west (the rooms needing AC the most) get really hot in the afternoon/evening.

Don't be too fooled by the low advertised price as our total cost for 4 nights (Friday thru Monday) came to much more than the per night price listed on the home page (I had to revise my review when I stated specifically how much more--I guess they don't want you to know that) -- the bottom line is that the place is not all that cheap, either.

We agree that on the plus side Paulo is helpful, the beds were comfortable, our ride to the airport went without a hitch and the location is first rate.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. Guests' opinions are very important and I think that there is so much to learn from reviews with regard to improving the quality of the services. I think that a large villa in the countryside is a very different experience to staying in an apartment located in the most ancient part of an historic city. The expectations can not be the same. Each accommodation needs to be considered in the context of the environment of the location. I think that all the excellent reviews about the apartment are valid and based on guests' honest appraisal. They really enjoyed the flat and wrote that it is spacious, clean, modern, comfortable and in an excellent position to explore ancient Rome. Thank you for considering me very helpful and charming, but I don't think that this was the sole reason for receiving positive reviews in the past. I am sorry about the problems with the pick-up but the confusion is most likely the result of the meeting point not being directly at the airport as it usually the case, but at a specific rental car agency. Without a precise meeting point it is extremely difficult to locate the point of collection. I and the driver called you many times on the phone but the only answer was “second floor of the tower”. But, there are many towers around the airport. I didn’t ask you to be quiet both during the day and at night, but only from 10pm to 7am. Perhaps this was a misunderstanding. In the historical center of Rome apartments are averagely 60 sq.m., mine is 130. Past guests reported that the dining/living was large enough to have a rest after a long day and to comfortably eat a meal. Also, it is quite easy to use the sofa beds as you don’t need to pull them out. Therefore to use them it isn't necessary to move the table and chairs. The kitchen is small but NEW and adequate to prepare meals. At the time you booked the apartment it was stated in the description that: “The Air Conditioning is only in the 2 bedrooms”. I am sorry that the week-end you stayed at my apartment it was unusually hot in Rome. There is now A/C also in the 3rd bedroom and in the living room. The price that VRBO shows is the average price. As you may know there is a different rate for each season. If you make an inquiry for a specific period the right price is given. Lastly, I appreciate your positive comments regarding my helpfulness, the comfort of the bedrooms and the efficient airport transfer on departure day.
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Fantastic Apartment - Wonderful Owner

  • 5 of 5

I and 3 of my friends stayed at Paolo's beautiful apartment for 4 weeks in 2016 starting in late March. It was glorious. Everything is as advertised. Three bedroom (one with extra loft), 2 bath, one with a huge American type shower, kitchen, living room/dining room combination. The views were spectacular and the birds singing in the morning are delightful. We made full use of the washing machine, cooked in some of our own meals, and had, probably, the best vacation of our lives. Paolo was ever so helpful. He arranged our drivers when we got there and when we left. Everything went according to plan. No surprises! If we needed a specific recommendation he was prompt in his response and very professional. The apartment has just been renovated and updated and everything is top notch. Great to have the elevator to the 6th floor. It is a historic, quiet building with cafes, bars, and restaurants very close by. A great grocery, the COOP, on Via Merulana, just to the left as you leave the building. It was so glorious to walk out the front door and look right to see the Colosseum. You are within easy walking distance of 2 Metro stops and a bus stop with great routes is right outside the apartment. Mille grazie, Paolo. I will stay at this apartment anytime I am in Rome!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were six travelers (with one grandma!) and we had a wonderful stay at Paolo's place on Labanica near the Colosseum. Great location. The apartment was lovely, with nice windows that opened up to a breeze in the March weather. Nice wooden floors, nicely painted rooms with big windows as well. The small kitchen and fridge suited our needs, and the small living room was cozy for us to hang out in together. The bathrooms were very efficient. Perhaps there was a hint of a smell, but we opened the windows and it went away. The elevator was a bit small, but it was part of the charm, and it gave some of us the chance to walk up a few flights on the beautiful marble staircase! Paolo was a gem. He was gracious and patient and he answered the many questions we had, even texting us answers late at night. We felt very much at home in his place and with his advice. He even recommended a restaurant that we all loved. Thank you, Paolo!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sheryl, I just got your fantastic review on Homeaway and I have no words to say thank you!!! I am very happy that you all enjoyed your stay in Rome and that you felt at home in my apartment. Also, I am glad that you liked the restaurant and the location in general, so close to the Colosseum and the major sites. It was a real pleasure to try to help you during your stay. I know that a local friend is very important to maximize a vacation and make the best choices! I do hope to meet you again very soon! Ciao! Paolo
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Car: not necessary


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AUG 10-13
Aug 10 2016 - Aug 13 2016
1 night minimum stay
AUG 15 - 20
Aug 15 2016 - Aug 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
SEP 2-7
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
SEPT 9-12
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 12 2016
1 night minimum stay
NOV 6 - 22
Nov 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
NOV 23 - 28
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
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NOV 29 - DEC 6
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
DEC 7 - 11
Dec 7 2016 - Dec 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
DEC 12 - 22
Dec 12 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
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DEC 27 - JAN 7
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
JAN 8 - FEB 28
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
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Rome Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Bathroom just redone
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Shower is very large (175cm x 70cm). Bathroom just redone
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The single bed is a loft bed
    Sofa beds - 2 baby crib , 4 sleep sofa /futon ,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Upon request: reservation service for events, museums, etc. Guided group and private tours. Cooking lessons. Transfer from/to airports/piers. Hairdresser and SPA at a walking distance. Assistance 24/7

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