Overlooking the coliseum, the apartment is beautiful and well set with three distinct seperate sleeping areas with bathrooms. We were 5 and everyone had privacy. The common living areas are comfortable and well furnished. The location was a bit touristy for my tastes (as I should have guessed by the views) but all in all an extremely pleasant stay in Rome.
It would be difficult to adequately describe how wonderful this apartment is
It is wonderfully located directly across from the coliseum and has a taxi stand out the front -it is an easy walk to almost all locations and a short taxi ride to the vatican
The apartment itself is stunningly decorated and the view from giant antique windows is of the coliseum
The apartment owners were very generous - they left a bottle of prosecco for my mothers birthday and had placed breakfast provisions in the fridge for us
. We were met by the owners delighful mother and she could not do enough to assist us
I would highly recommend this place
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We stayed for a week in February with our daughters aged 16, 14 and 10. This was an absolutely ideal place for us: spacious, well equipped, beautifully decorated and with an awesome location (not just in terms of the view of the Colosseum and Palatine from the sitting room windows but also the neighbourhood including a 24h supermarket to pick up milk and breakfast stuff and taxi rank just outside). It is ideal for families like ours but could also suit 2 couples travelling together
The apartment itself has been tastefully decorated and is a bibliophile's dream (if you read Italian!). It has featured in an architectural magazine and has a real sense of place and history
The owner is charming and very helpful and responsive. Nice touches included some essentials like milk, bread and cereal when we arrived and a gift of lovely olive oil from the owner's farm when we left
We'd definitely return as and when we are back in Rome
I stayed in this apartment with four friends in Jan 2016. As a group we are relatively well travelled and have reasonably high standards. Any anxiety about being the owner's first customers melted away when we arrived and met her at the property. We would definitely stay there again.
The location is unbeatable: you are next to the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, near the site of the old Ludus Magnus and less than five minutes' walk to the Forum entrance via the Via Sacra and the Domus Aurea. The windows in the sitting room look out onto the Colosseum with the Palatine hill in the background. There is a taxi rank right outside for exploration further afield for those who don't want to walk, and a twenty-four hour supermarket one minute's walk down the next street. If you want to use this as a base for exploring the city in comfort, this is the apartment for you. Street noise was not an issue for us; all of the bedrooms are away from the side of the flat which looks out onto the main street.
The apartment itself is decorated to a high standard. There are two double bedrooms and one single bedroom; two of the bedrooms are mezzanine with relatively narrow and steep steps so may be less suited to travellers with mobility issues, but the master bedroom is easily accessible. The flat is in an apartment building and can be reached by lift accessible after a few stairs. Security is good: there is a porter during the day and the main door onto the street is locked at night, and the flat itself had strong reinforced doors. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower, and one has a bath. The bath and bathrooms generally are small but that is typical of Roman apartments and was not an issue for us at all. The sitting room is actually split into two rooms and there is a small study area too, so the overall floor space is actually very large and you will not feel cramped. There is a dining area with a table which could seat six, and a fully equipped kitchen. There is central heating and air conditioning. Towels, linen etc were all supplied and of good quality.
The owner is very pleasant and helpful; she speaks perfect English and welcomed us to the property with a full induction and key handover. She had kindly stocked the fridge with some milk, cheese and yoghurt from her farm in the north of the country, which was a welcome bonus; the kitchen was also equipped with tea, coffee and biscuits and a full range of utensils, condiments etc. You would comfortably be able to cook a decent meal in the apartment if you wanted to, although we ate out.
In summary this is a very good apartment in central Rome and would suit an exploring family or business travellers.