For our brief two day stay in Rome, La Casa di Kaia was a great experience. My wife and I are probably older than most visitors, and while the many stairs up to the apartment were a little challenging at the end of a long day of hiking around Rome, we were fit enough that we managed it. Our room was large and bright, and the kitchen and bathroom were keen and well furnished. We didn't meet Sylvie but her assistant Amy was very helpful and gave us an expert briefing when we arrived, with helpful suggestions on where to go and how to get there. She was also most helpful in arranging for us to get to the airport on our departure.
La Casa di Kaia is located in a charming part of Rome, with many opportunities for local dining, drinking, and sightseeing. We were steps away from the Tiber and enjoyed the busy night life along its banks. It's a fairly short walk to the Forum and Palatino, and a local bus makes getting to the Vatican quite simple.
One caution to those arriving in Rome at the main train station is to be wary of cabs from that location. Despite Sylvie's advice we were ripped off by a cab driver who charged us twice the rate that Sylvie said would be fair .. no one to blame but ourselves. If you can manage a local bus to La Casa (and Sylvie's pre-arrival notes are fairly complete and helpful on this score) you should.
I would certainly recommend La Casa di Kaia to anyone touring Rome on a budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Casa di Kaia is situated in Trastevere historic center Trastevere. Guests can enjoy Rome completely on foot. In the appartment there are 3 newly furnished bedrooms, one shared bathroom and kitchen. Sunny rooms give this modern accomodation a homey atmosphere. The owner speaks fluent English, has many years of experience in tourism and happy to help her guests enjoy their stay to the fullest. ... more less