Four of us stayed in this apartment, which is what made it a good deal. The apartment has one bed and one pull-out couch, and it’s definitely cheaper than two hotel rooms in this part of Rome. Of course, it’s a pretty small apartment, so you’ll be sharing limited space with another couple (or that was the case for us).
First, Paola, the owner (email@example.com), was extremely helpful. She and I probably exchanged 25 emails before we ever checked in because I was trying to set up a way for my parents to check in with her before we arrived. She was always happy to help and made the planning process very easy. She also accepted PayPal for the deposit, which was very helpful.
The apartment is a 2-minute walk from the Forum and 5 minutes from the Colosseum. Even cooler, you take 100 steps toward the nearby Piazza Madonna dei Monti and turn the corner, and suddenly the Colosseum is standing grandly at the end of the street. It’s pretty incredible, especially for first-time visitors.
The apartment has several amenities, including a well-stocked kitchen (sauce pans, strainers, coffee maker, tea, coffee, fridge, toaster, and even pasta and sauce). It also has a clothes washing machine and electric rack dryer. The dining table is nice, and she provides maps and literature for guests. Beds were comfortable, and she provided plenty of linens and pillows, as well as hotel-quality towels and even two bathrobes. She had wifi, a small laptop, several electric adapters, an iron and ironing board, and a small bookshelf. There was good hot water in the shower, but the temperature fluctuated greatly from very hot to very cold. It was rarely consistent. The water pressure in the shower was fine, but definitely not in the toilet, which was problematic for flushing.
The surrounding area is beautiful and quiet, as was the apartment building. There were several pizzerias nearby, and a couple of small grocery stores so that we were able to cook in most nights.
Paola was always in communication, and even dropped off some small souvenirs, apologizing for the recent rain in Rome. Her customer service really made us feel at home, which isn’t always the case with apartment rentals.
Living in Asia, it’s hard to spend this much on an apartment, but comparing it to hotel rooms, we found that for four people it was the best deal. And again, we couldn’t have been happier with the location. I highly recommend the apartment. And Rome remains one of my favorite cities in the world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location!Location!Location!!! This elegant 1 room apartment (1 queen bed and a pull out couch in the living room) for vacation and short term rentals, is located on the 2nd floor of a period building with elevator, in Monti neighborhood, few steps from Roman Forum and the Colosseum!!This functional apartment (452 sq.ft) equipped with A/C, heater and flat TV, opens up onto a bright and wide living room, furnished with a round dinner table for 4, a TV corner and a comfortable pull out Queen size couch. A Queen size bed and a pleasant bathroom with a large shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries: shower/shampoo gel, body cream,shower cap, soaps and slippers, complete the apartment overlooking a quiet and green courtyard. The fully equipped kitchen (4 stoves, microwave/grill, toaster, kettle,freezer and refrigerator) is separated by a door from the living room. Courtesy for Guests: all the necessary for breakfast: fresh milk, bread, butter, coffee, tea, etc. Washing machine is placed in a separate boxroom together with iron and iron board, vacuum cleaner, electric clothes rack. Baby bed (up to 3/4 years) on demand: free of charge. ... more less
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