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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Rome, Lazio

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Bermans6
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Like staying with friends in their lovely peaceful city oasis”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely, spacious apartment, close by to trains, buses and metros yet peaceful with well insulated windows to shut out the city noise at night. A cooling inner courtyard, tall windows and ceiling fans to keep the apartment well ventilated all the way to its tall ceilings. Well appointed kitchen has everything you need if you choose to carry out or breakfast in. And a notebook full of advice is like having a good friend advise you where to shop or eat or how best to get to the attractions so that you can make the most of your trip to Rome ! Jacuzzi tub is a nice bonus after a long day of sight seeing on your feet ! Kindly hostess even mailed us forgotten items.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Jun 2015
Hello,

Thank you for the nice review and for staying at the Minerva. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Rome and the rest of your journey down south. Hopefully you can come back one day to see more of this ancient and unique city, definitely one trip is not enough to encompass it all.

Best regards,

-Mary Therese and Wolfango
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Gina N
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Location, Wonderful Owners, Clean and Comfortable Apartment”
Reviewed 19 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The Minerva Apartment in Rome is the perfect home away from home. It is close to everything -- restaurants, the subway, the supermarket and best of all, the Fassi gelato shop! The whole apartment was very clean, everything was working well, the kitchen and bathroom were well-equipped with supplies, and there were books and DVDs if you needed them. The apartment was very well-maintained and you could see the love and care that the owners Mary Therese and Wolfango put into it.

They were both very welcoming and accommodating; they oriented us on what we needed to know about the apartment and the area, and their restaurant recommendations were amazing. They gave us a very good sense of safety and security.

They were also very prompt in responding to queries and they were very thorough and detailed.

We especially liked the old-fashioned Otis elevator in the building! We got a kick out of riding it.

The Minerva apartment was a big part of why our vacation in Rome was unforgettable.

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Liked best: The friendliness of Mary Therese and Wolfango, the location and condition of the apartment, the elevator.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jun 2015
Hello,

Many thanks for the kind review! It was a pleasure to meet friends of other clients from half-way around the world, we also hope that the trip to Rome for your newly graduated architect son was an important trip for him, especially , for his professional formation. Yes, the Fassi ice-cream parlour is a favorite with guests, both big and small, we are so lucky to have them 50 m away. We try hard to provide for guests' needs in the house and by helping find services or by providing any services they need while in the city. It is a pleasure for us to meet so many people from around the world in a special moment of a holiday in Rome and we do our all to make it enjoyable for guests. Glad you liked the antique elevator, it's been refurbished in various periods, but is unmistakeably an old vintage Otis and is quite fun, you're right!We hope that you can come back and see more of this unique old city one day, there is always much more to discover in Rome. Thank you for staying at the Minerva,

Kind regards,

-Mary Therese and Wolfango
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TersiaHop...
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well equipped, spacious & clean apartment”
Reviewed 16 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Myself and 3 other ladies used the apartment a recently and we found the apartment to be very clean, very well maintained, with all required amenities and lots of available products at hand to use in the bathroom and kitchen. There is also a lot of books to read, plus two TVs with a DVD player and lots of information about Rome itself.
The apartment is very spacious and comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Management Response
17 Jun 2015
Hello,

Many thanks for the nice review. It was a pleasure meeting you all from so far away, we hope that your trip to Rome was a memorable one, with many memories to share back home. Many thanks to your mother for the rare treat of the liqueur and the tip on the perfume, I will look for it here. We hope that you will be back to see more of what this ancient and interesting city has to offer,

Best regards,

-Mary Therese and Wolfango
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donz123
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“WHAT A GEM”
Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

What a gem of an Italian apartment!!!
Supermarket, cafe hairdressers, asian grocers and gelato across the road with ample of restaurants nearby. Major attractions in walking distance. Lots of information given and free wifi to assist you on your journey.
The owners are amazing- meeting us and showing us around the two bedroom apartment and how everything works including the washing machine, spa, kitchen appliances, fans, aircon and the super safe front door that no 'Houdini' could break into. A number of phone numbers were left incase we needed anything.
Apartment has beds for 6 and is very clean with an array of interesting collections that the kids can play with.
I know we will be returning as we fell in love with this apartment - thanks to all the special effort the owners put in we enjoyed our trip so much and was exactly what we needed after 36 days at sea and many more flights to go.

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Liked best: The quirkiness, location and owners
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
5 Jun 2015
Hello,

Thank you very much for the very nice review. It was a pleasure meeting all of you, on your long, long trip, and we were so happy for you that the minor problem with the luggage mix-up got resolved right away.We hope you and the kids had a good time in Rome and that you'll come back again one day to see more of this beautiful city and its wonderful gelato. Many thanks for the gifts of food you left and especially appreciated was the great care you had of the apartment, thank you much.

Best regards from Mary Therese and Wolfango
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Frank L
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb craftsmanship, convenient, and comfortable”
Reviewed 22 May 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

I visited Rome for the second time and it was my second time staying at Minerva. The Apartment is well situated and close to the subway system to get around Rome. The design of the rooms, art deco-style, is amazing, which is attributable to Wolfy's craftsmanship. We really enjoyed our stay, again. Mary and Wolfgang have been very kind and helpful during both trips. I booked my stay for next year before I left. It is now my "go to" place to stay when in Rome.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 May 2015
Hello,

Many thanks for the very kind review. As always it is a great pleasure to have you with us again, a real highlight of our season. Thank you for the comments on Wolfango's work in the house, he worked very hard and at length to craft such a well-working a beautiful space, we are glad to share it with others and and are happy that it is appreciated so much.Best of luck for your project and see you next year!Please say hello to everyone from us,

Regards,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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Hannu L
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I highly recommend!”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I visited Rome for the fifth time and Minerva for the first time.
The Apartment is well situated, near Termini and Colosseum. The design of the rooms, art deco-style, was astonishing. We really enjoyed every details in the rooms. I have never visited such a suite.
Mary and Wolfgano were very friendly and helpful from the beginnig and all the three weeks I spent there. The apartment was also silent enough to do my writing, which was very important for me. And the result: 50 pages for the next novel was more than I expected.
Thank you very much!

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Liked best: The art deco design of the apartment.
Liked least: Everything was almost perfect.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
27 Apr 2015
Hello,

Many thanks for the very nice review. Yes, we put much effort into creating a beautiful, clean and well-organized space for our guests, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed it. It was a real honour to have met you, and best of wishes for your literary endeavors - we hope you can come back to visit the city again in the future, there is always something new to discover.

Best regards to you both,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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khrdng123
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic - an ideal base to explore Rome”
Reviewed 23 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We had a wonderful stay at the Minerva Apartment. From the time of booking, Mary was so helpful in providing lots of useful information to help us get to the apartment and make the most of our stay. It is a very easy (10 minute or so) walk from Termini train station. Mary and Wolfango are charming and helpful hosts and it was lovely to have them greet us after a long train trip. The apartment is very centrally located to all the attractions of Rome and is an easy walk from the Colosseum. It is also very close to a host of restaurants, cafes and gelateria. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and stocked with so many useful items for a stay. The kitchen is of ample size to prepare your own meals and there is a supermarket across the road. The Minerva is a real 'home away from home', with plenty of room for a family, lots of wonderful books to read, travel guides and maps, and modern conveniences to make life easier. We would not hesitate to recommend the Minerva and thank our hosts so much for making our stay so pleasant.

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Liked best: The apartment was of a generous size, beautifully decorated and had a real 'Roman style'.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
24 Jan 2015
Hello and thank you very much for the kind review you wrote. We are very happy to hear that your trip to Rome was a good one, with many good memories to share back home. We hope you've rested up after the long trip home, and hope that one day you come back to see more of what this beautiful and ancient city has to offer. Thank ypu for staying at the Minerva,

Best regards,

- Mary Therese and Wolfango
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