Having read such positive reviews , I had high expectations and I wasn't dissapointed, from the first contact the lovely Mary Terese was friendly, helpful and made booking directly through her a pleasure, we also used the voyager shuttle service she recommended 52€ for 4 in a lovely clean vehicle with a driver waiting at the airport with a name plaque that then took us to the apartment, on arrival Mary and her lovely husband Wolfgang made us feel so welcome, with ice tea chilling and a guided tour of the apartment, making sure we were happy with how everything worked, the apartment is 5 floors up but the lift is very reliable, and although on a very busy street the noise level is minimal when the windows are shut , it has 2 large comfortable bedrooms, large bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower, 2 small balconies, the kitchen is well equipped and the property has 2 tv,s and the free wifi worked perfectly , the apartment has most things you would need and more, it is close to tram line, 10-15 minute walk to collaseum , 5 minutes or so from the manzoni metro line, has a supermarket opposite and to top it off the biggest ice cream parlour which for 3 € you get 4 scoops and a huge cone or tub! Mary and her husband wanted the stay to be perfect for us and it certainly lived up to our expectations and more, we would love to return if ever visting Rome again
I read through many reviews before deciding to contact Mary, and surely, it was not disappointing. Mary is very professional and started to send us information regarding transportation, dining, what to do in Rome and so on, in short, many tips about Rome. The elevator in the apartment building reminded me of Audrey Hepburn's movie Charade. After a day exhausted excursion, my kids always tried to beat us by climbing up the stairs. It was a 15 minute stroll from the apartment to the Colosseum and its neighbor, the Forum, and about the same or less to Roma Termini, and San Giovanni in Laterano. I know everyone's taste bud is different. The gelateria, Fassi, across the street is honestly the best I felt in Roma. I definitely recommend Mary's apartment to other travelers.
All the amenities are here including laundry, bath, shower, 3 separate single beds or double & single bed in the 2nd room. The flat has been extremely well cared for. Everything was spotless. Owners are fantastic and very accommodating. Flat was a perfect temperature even during colder nights. Supermarket and ice cream shop across the street. A great stay in Rome.
We stayed at Minerva for a week and found it to be quite comfortable with 2 large bedrooms, one of which doubled as a living room. The kitchen had everything required including dishwasher. Having a lift in the building also saved us lugging suitcases upstairs. Access is easy with tram from Termini Station and buses and metro nearby. There is also a fresh food market nearby. Mary gave us a lot of advice on getting around and nearby attractions and places to eat and we enjoyed our time here.
We booked this apartment based on Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The apartment had everything we needed and the location was great. Exactly as described. The owner was lovely and was there to greet us and explain everything about the apartment and how to get around locally. She also gave us some great restaurant recommendations. There is a supermarket across the road and a great gelato shop one block down (our 11 year old daughter tried several in Rome and declared it the best!). The location of the apartment is very convenient - ~10-15min walk to the Colosseum and Termini train station.
Our stay was wonderful . Everything was the same that i saw in tripadvisor even much better.Location is great Termini central station is just 8-10 minutes away from home by walking.There was everything we need ,supermarket is the front left corner of home , tram and buses run on the street in front of home.there are many restaurants , bakery and ice-cream shops around . Colosseum and Saint Maria Maggiore is very close to home in walking distance.Owner Mary and her husband were really very kind and friendly , he explained everyting about using home and Mary gave detailed information about touristic points and restaurant.
Thank you for everyting Mary
What a great base to experience Rome from! We loved the beautiful terrazzo floors and so many little details in this LARGE apartment. The owners, Mary Therese and Wolfgano really want you to enjoy your Rome experience (and we did!) They will give you lots of assistance with where things are, where to eat, how to get around etc. The apartment is very comfortable with everything you will need from books, maps, washing machine to little details like coffee machines, kettle, oil, salt and pepper, ice trays etc.
It was easy to get to everywhere from the apartment as there is a bus and tram line out the front and an underground station around the corner, you can walk to the coliseum in 15 mins even!
A supermarket and the best gelati shop across the road (which is open until midnight) make this a great place to stay. Enjoy!
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