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The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede - free airport pickup and wifi!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

'The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede'

WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU - included in our price:

(1) One airport or train station arrival pick-up and transfer to the apartment

(2) Early check-in (great for guests arriving on an overnight flight!)

(3) Mid-stay cleaning/linen change for stays of 8 nights or more

(4) Price is all inclusive: all taxes, end of stay cleaning, utilities, wi-fi, etc.

(5) After your easy arrival, welcome beverages and snacks will be waiting for you!

***Rental for up to four (4) guests; five (5) night minimum rental. No smoking or pets allowed. We do not have equipment for babies or toddlers (you would need to bring your own).***

IN THE HEART OF ROME. Located on Via della Mercede, between the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps Apartment is a luxury two bedroom, two bathroom apartment surrounded by fine dining and fabulous shopping and within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and many other historic sites and museums, as well as the subway, taxi stands, bus stops, and bike rental. Located in a traditional Roman palazzo, the Spanish Steps Apartment was completely remodeled and furnished in late 2010 and is now available as a self-catering apartment. Please see our website for additional information on the neighborhood and proximity to all Rome has to offer.

ALL THE COMFORT AND AMENITIES OF A LUXURY PRIVATE HOME. The Spanish Steps Apartment is a spacious (1,100+ square feet), elegant and comfortable apartment, consisting of a large and bright living room, separate dining room, large bedroom with new king-size bed, second bedroom with two new twin beds, one bathroom with tub/shower, second bathroom with small glass shower, and fully-equipped kitchen. The large bedroom also has a twin bed in case two people want to share the room but not share the king-size bed. The apartment has double pane windows to keep it quiet and beautiful wood floors, and is decorated with high-end contemporary furniture and art.

Apartment amenities:

Elevator in building

Air conditioning (both bedrooms and living room)

All linens/towels provided

Fully equipped kitchen, including kettle, drip-style and stovetop-espresso coffee-makers, microwave

Laptop with wireless Internet access

Telephone with free local landline calls (cell phone and long-distance calls require calling card)


Clothes washer/dryer

Satellite television with English-language stations

DVD player with Rome-themed DVDs (Roman Holiday, Gladiator, etc.)

Guide books (lots!), maps, and helpful information packet

iPod/iPod speakers with classical, jazz, blues, and classic rock catalog

iPad Mini loaded with great Rome apps on food, sights, and walking tours of Rome

Alarm clocks (with iPhone recharging docks)

Interior light-blocking shutters and 'white noise' machines for light sleepers



Iron and ironing board

Playing cards and games


Safety measures: smoke/carbon monoxide detector; fire extinguisher; first aid kit

OUR SERVICE STANDS OUT. Upon booking, we will send you a detailed information packet on the neighborhood, walking directions to museums and sights, recommended restaurants, day trips, and much more. Our English-speaking property manager will meet you at the apartment at check-in and is available seven days a week. Daily maid service available for an additional charge.

Keywords: Centro Storico , Piazza di Spagna (Rome Historic Center)

More Details

David Colin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About David Colin

I was born and raised here in Rome. In the late 1960's, my father was one of the founders of the American University of Rome (AUR), and, indeed, the apartment was the administrative office and classroom (and impromptu party space) for AUR over a number of years. So, the apartment has been in my family for over 40 years.

Although I now live near Washington, DC, where I am an economist, I come back to Rome as often as possible. Despite all my time here, Rome continues to be a fascinating city that always has more to offer. I hope you find the Eternal City as welcoming and wonderful as I do.

David Colin purchased this apartment in 1992

Why David Colin chose Rome

This apartment has been in my family for more than 40 years, was completely remodeled and furnished in late 2010, and is now available for rental as a self-catering apartment. Upon booking, I will send you a detailed information package on the apartment, the neighborhood, restaurants, and sights. We offer complimentary airport arrival pick-up for our guests, and an English-speaking guest services manager will meet you at your arrival. Linens, welcome snacks and beverages, utilities, wifi, taxes, check-in/check-out, and end of stay cleaning are all included in the price. Additional car service or cleaning/linens can be arranged.

What makes this apartment unique

In the heart of Rome's Historic Center, just around the corner from the famous Spanish Steps, this spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is surrounded by fine dining and fabulous shopping. It is within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and many other historic sites and museums, and near the subway, taxi stands, bus stops, and bike rental. Located in a traditional Roman palazzo, the apartment was fully renovated in 2010 and is now available for rental (5 night minimum).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Long before our trip, the owner sent us a hugely helpful list of resources and ideas of things to do in Rome; the apartment itself has every guidebook imaginable as well as maps, plus a binder full of tips on places to eat, places to avoid, how to navigate the subway (simple, as it turns out, and just steps away). Al that, combined with the unbeatable location, made us feel we had the inside track on the city. The apartment is very tastefully decorated, both modern and comfortable, as well as being quite large. At the end of a day of walking, it was great to sprawl out in the living room and watch a DVD or listen to music -- there are books to read, movies to watch, an iPod with a good selection of songs. The beds are comfortable and even on New Year's Eve, with fireworks going off all around us, we had no trouble at all sleeping thanks to the white noise machine in the bedroom. There's a lot of storage space and many thoughtful touches (umbrellas; bandaids; lots of soap; laundry detergent). It was like borrowing the home of a thoughtful friend who has great taste and a genuine desire to insure you have a good time. The apartment was the number one reason we had a wonderful time in Rome, and we will be back, Asap. [Posted on January 11, 2014]
Dec 2013
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Rione III Colonna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom has a tub/shower; the second bathroom has a small glass shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) New in 2010. Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds, new in 2010. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a twin bed in the master bedroom in case two people want to share the room but do not want to share the king-size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Upon booking, we will send you a detailed information packet on getting around, walking directions to museums and sights, recommended restaurants, day trips, and much more. NEW FOR 2015: We have set up a terrific Hospitality app where our guests can access information via their smart phone or tablet! Daily maid service available for an additional charge, paid directly to the property manager. Car service available, paid directly to the car service.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede - free airport pickup and wifi!
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews
Dumfries, Virginia

Very well-furnished and comfortable apartment in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife and son) and I visited Rome for the first time last week and stayed in the Spanish Steps apartment for seven nights. From start to finish, we had a very memorable experience and attribute it to the outstanding location, comfort and customer service associated with this apartment.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very courteous representative of the property management company, who showed us around the property and helped us become familiar with how everything works. The owner, David Colin, also checked in to see how we were doing. After such a long trip, we felt very comfortable and settled.

There was plenty of storage for our belongings and after a long day of sightseeing, we enjoyed relaxing in the spacious living and dining rooms with a glass of wine and cheese, which can be bought at the supermarket about a block away. Speaking of food, our favorite pizzeria and gelateria (we tried many!) are less than a block away. There is also a friendly café and sandwich shop just next door. After a few days, we felt that we were part of the neighborhood because we became very comfortable with the local cafes we visited and people we interacted with.

As for the location, we walked to the Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps almost every day because they are so close and enjoyable day and night. (part of the fun is strolling around the neighborhood to and from such special places). The neighborhood feels very safe and is well lit at night. We also walked to Piazza Navona - there are many other amazing sights within a comfortable walking distance. During the times we needed an early start to get to a tour on time, it was simple to walk to the Taxi stand or request Uber. (our taxi ride to the Colossuem was about 12 euros).

It has been less than one week since we returned, and my wife and I have asked each other whether our week in Rome was just a really good dream? But it happened and we have pictures to prove it. In our opinion, what really made the difference is the location, comfortable setting, professionalism of the owner and staff, as well as the various resources available (e.g., welcome kit and guide books).

We highly recommend a stay at the Spanish Steps apartment and will be letting our friends and family know that this is our top choice for accommodations in Rome.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return visit to Spanish Steps Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Rome and the Spanish Steps Apartment n 2015. Our accommodations were so perfect, we just returned from our second visit. One of our main reasons for return was the apartment! Perfect setting for our family and made the trip so much easier and less stressful. As before, the service could not have been better. Having additional living space, as well as a kitchen and washer/dryer was great.Location near all major historical destinations is a plus. Everything within walking distance and the written guide and reviews David provides prior to your arrival is ideal for planning. David Colin could not be more accommodating and intent on helping making our vacation perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week in Rome was made all the better by this apartment. The apartment itself was perfect for my wife and 2 daughters (11 & 13). It is ideally located especially with the metro station so close and comprehensively fitted out with all the fundamentals but it is the owners attention to the extra details that sets this accommodation apart. From the airport pick up and welcome basic groceries through to the large array of information, brochures, books, DVDs (couldn't resist watching Gladiator again) and tips on the neighborhood and Rome itself. The tips on where to eat were much appreciated and very accurate. One of the most helpful items for me was the Ipad mini loaded with lots of useful Rome apps - in particular the mapping app which navigated us around Rome with complete ease.

I have no hesitation in recommending this apartment and I will happily stay here on any return visit to Roma.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and centrally-located

  • 5 of 5

Great experience from initial reservation request to check-out. The location was perfect for a visit with our son as it was easy to walk to so many sights, restaurants, and shops. Apartment is well-organized and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Apartment and Experinece!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (daughter 20, son 18) spent a wonderful week in Rome staying in this amazing apartment. This is a 5 star property with a 5 star owner, based on the level of communication and the anticipation of our every need and convenience. The apartment is very modern and well appointed, and provided the ideal family setting for our trip. The owner was a pleasure, and offered terrific insight not only for our enjoyment of the property, but also for enjoying the neighborhood and our trip to Rome. And even as the apartment exceeded our expectations, THE LOCATION OF THIS PROPERTY IS BEYOND BELIEF!!! It was a very short walk to the best shopping, dining, pharmacy, grocery store and other amenities (a cab stand was 1 1/2 blocks down the street), and most importantly, the neighborhood was safe such that our college age kids were free to explore the area on their own. The property is located in between the Spanish Steps (4 minute walk) and a little further to the Pantheon, and we visited these amazing sites, piazzas and even the Coliseum just by walking. Highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax and Enjoy Rome

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation in Rome, with the Spanish Steps Apartment as our home base. The apartment is spacious, thoughtfully equipped, and provides plenty of everything! The beds were comfortable, the towels were plush, the kitchen was just right for breakfast and aperitivos, with plenty of "make you feel at home" touches, like various kinds of tea and also some yummy Aperol for aperitifs. We had some issues with an appliance that went on the fritz but the owners and their agent provided plenty of quick attention to these issues.

The apartment's location can't be beat, just a few minutes' walk from various bus stops, as well as close to the Spanish Steps metro. Just past the Parliament building is a lively shopping/dining district with plenty of great choices. The pizza joint nearby was just right after a long day touring, too.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rione III Colonna Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Last Minute March 2017
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Spring - Fall High Season
Apr 17 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter low season 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017-2018
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Property Damage Protection: $89 non-refundable fee - OR - Refundable US$500 deposit

All-inclusive rental fee (check-in/out, cleaning/linens, utilities, tax, one airport arrival pickup, and welcome snacks/beverages) is for a 5-night minimum stay. 5 NIGHT MINIMUM, AND PRICING ARE FIRM: SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS -- keep your eyes open for last minute discounts or specials!

PAYMENT TERMS: US$500 at booking, remainder due 60 days before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Fiumicino (FCO)
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

In the heart of the historic center, between the beautiful Spanish Steps and the famous Trevi fountain, the apartment is within walking distance of many of Rome's most famous sights and surrounded by restaurants and world-class shopping. Walk to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Capitoline museums, and even the Vatican. Excellent access to metro, taxis, and bus stops, and a good supermarket is around the corner. All the wonders of Rome are within easy reach. The area is upscale and safe, perfect for the traditional evening stroll after a fabulous meal, while enjoying an unforgettable gelato!


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