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“Fantastic apartments” 5 of 5 stars
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via Villafranca 10, 00185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino)   |  
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“Fantastic apartments”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

My friend and I stayed at the Crosti Apartments for 6 nights at the end of October 2011.

When we arrived in Rome airport- we followed the signs for the airport shuttle bus (TerraVision) to the Termini main station. It cost 6 euros for a single. 40 minute journey into Rome. The bus drops on Via Marsala (which is the East side of the termini) Walk north, up the road, turn right on to the main road, and follow it down past the Conad Supermarket, then turn left on to Via Castelfidardo and the hotel is on the right, about 8 mins walk. Once at the hotel we were greeted very warmly, and our bags were carried to the apartments. There is another small supermarket on the way, and it is literally 5 mins walk away from the hotel.

The apartments do have a crazy 70's lift- which is completely safe, tiny and fun. We were lucky, everyone closed the doors while we were there so we never had a problem. We had an apartment without a balcony (which was fine as it was October, although it was 22c!) If you want a balcony, it would be worth calling ahead and requesting one.
Our apartment was compact but not small with dishwasher (tablets were left by cleaning lady for us) fridge, cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer, washing machine (no powder), iron and ironing board. safe (not big enough for lap top) Storage was great. No English channels on TV- but that’s half the fun. There is washing up liquid, clothes and tea towels also.
Coffee machine- with free fresh coffee every day and free bottled water.
Beds were comfortable, had air con. As two girls travelling together we felt very safe- there is a telephone and you can ring the hotel is you need anything.

The area is very safe. We went to the Italian restaurant next door- it was ok, not amazing but suited us well for one night as we didn't want to go far. There are some lovely cafe for breakfast and take away pizza slices around the corner.
The metro is 3 mins away. You can walk everywhere in Rome, but We wanted to save our feet so used the metro to the Vatican, and to the Colssium station. Buy a 75min single ticket when you go there for 1 euro. This will get you to where you want to go. Buy the all-day travel card for 4 euros, if you’re doing more than 2 journeys.

Rome is very expensive! So having an apartment was fantastic as we could cook. Buying Wine and beer etc. is cheaper in the supermarket, and you can cook on the cooking hob or microwave. We made fab pasta dishes, bread, cheese, meats; take away pizza with salad and bottle of wine! Fraction of the cost from the restaurants. This made our entire holiday much cheaper than normal city breaks.

Room Tip: if you want a balcony then call and request ahead
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

We stayed 6 nights in the apartment wing of Hotel Crosti. The apartments are in a quiet group about 5 minutes walk from the actual hotel and the accomodating staff will help you with your luggage from there. I cannot speak highly enough of the apartment itself. It was very large and had everything we required including a lovely balcony where we ate our breakfast every morning. There is a supermarket a couple of minutes away and the subway and bus connection to the centre of Rome was close by. Termini Railway station was about 7 minutes easy walk.
Make sure you ask for the apartment with the balcony. I couldn't wish for a better place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Stayed here in August with a friend. Our plane was delayed and we did not arrive til 2:30am - the guy at the desk was so kind to check us in and help us to the apartment. the apartment was very clean and provided housekeeping service every day with clean towels. Just across street from Best Western and 1 easy block to blue line metro but a bit of a 6 block schlep to the red line at Termini (you can take blue line to termini and change which we did). - Buy the 3 day train pass! The neighborhood is primarily 3 star hotels. The apartment was very clean - no mold!!!!!. The deck was great and the washer worked beautifully. A few scuffs on wall and basic furniture but just fine. Nice to have more space than a hotel room. Ask for an extra pillow - mine was a bit thin. 3 euros only for wifi for our entire stay. They provided tea and expresso for our apartment (there is an expresso maker) Breakfast did the job - I stuck to yogurt, fruit and pastry. There were eggs, toast cereal as well. It is a 4 block walk from apartment. There is an internet cafe at the corner if you need to print anything and another cafe around corner. A small market across the street next to internet cafe. Would recommend if you are looking for something simple, efficient with very nice service for an apartment.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Apt very spacious with a huge outside terrace for relaxing on.
Clean and tidy only slight problem would be the lift. Always needed to be shut properly for it to work and often wasn't closed. Maybe big sign on each floor might help!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

We travelled to Rome as a family (couple and bambino) in Aug 2011 and booked one of the Crosti Apartments, when my Mum decided to come too we booked her into the Crosti Hotel. It is about a 5 minute walk from the apartments to the Hotel, Rafi who helped with our bags and it seems is a jack of all trades was very helpful :-)

We were originally allocated a 6th floor apartment but were moved on the 2nd day of our week long stay as the AC was broken, the management were absolutely fine about moving us (to the floor below) and although it was a bit of hassle the second apartment was actually a nicer layout. We did get the impression that the broken AC was an ongoing problem.... we did not have a terrace but we specifically didnt want one as we were travelling with our toddler who loves to climb..

Breakfast was not included in our stay but we could have breakfast at the main hotel for an additional charge, we did this on one of the mornings and it was very good but mostly we stocked up on what we needed at the apartment, there is a 'sigma' shop round the corner which has an OK range of goods but we found a BIG supermarket (CONAD) at the top of the street, unfortunately we only discovered this on our last day :-(

We found the area itself to be safe and very quiet at night so it was easy to get a nights sleep despite being near to Termini and the metro (Line B, Castro Pretorio) VERY HANDY.
I found the beds to be a bit hard but hubby didnt think so, they also supplied a travel cot.

The Hotel arranged our transfer to the airport also and held onto our luggage all day until time came to leave, and this was cheaper than a taxi etc

We would book this apartment again and would recommend it to others :-)

Room Tip: Apartment facing onto street (Via Villa Franca) was much brighter and airy than facing towards back...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

We had read reviews so expected the wee walk from the main hotel and small lift.... completely worth it once we got there. very private, the balcony was the best - after walking round Rome all day we could drink wine and read in the sun, brilliant. quiet and close to a lot of great little restaurants and a small convenience store. would come here again, no question.

Room Tip: pay the extra to get room with a balcony... well worth it!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

When booking, check out your appartment number and ask about facilities. We booked two appartments for a week and were given numbers 12 and 18 on floor six. Neither had a balcony or terrace, but were both spacious. Appartment 12 did have a strong, stale smell in the kitchen area, talking to the porter it was obvious that this was an ongoing problem which appeared unlikely to be resolved. Kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery were insufficient between the two apartments, we ended up have to share between the two.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Address: via Villafranca 10, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
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