We stayed in Rome for 7 days and I looked for a location that was somewhat central to the major sites we wanted to see (Colosseum, Vatican, river, Piazza Navona, Spanish steps, and Fiori). We couldn't have chosen a better facilitator for this, Hotel Campo De' Fiori. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us, including the desk staff and the staff that maintained our 4 room + bath apartment. As we had a long stay, they placed us a block away from Piazza Fiori as it can be quite noisy, It was still noisy in apartment G2, but the piazza would have been even louder. Rome is a major city and like other major cities we've been to in Europe, people are actively engaged into the wee hours of the morning. The location of the apartment was near small grocery stores as well as the wonderful daily market where fresh produce was sold. We were able to buy all we needed for two adults. The restaurants along the square were also excellent, each one a bit different. We also ate away from the square, looking for different types of Italian food most of the time.
The rooftop garden is in the main hotel, located 2 minutes away, if that. It has a pleasant view over most of Rome, lovely at night. It took 30 minutes of a moderate walk to get to the Colosseum area, and about 45 minutes to get to the entrance of the Vatican museum, or 35 minutes to get to St Peter's.
The hotel set up a personal driver to pick us up and take us to the airport, costing less than a cab. For a family of four, this would be ideal. The drivers were on time and cordial and in our case both cars were comfortable Mercedes Benz.
The cost was excellent considering you are in one of the more active and centrally located part of a capital city. The cost of a Chicago hotel in downtown is almost twice what we paid, and that is comparing a small hotel room to a very nice apartment. The AC/heater worked well, with three units throughout the apartment, each individually controllable. The bathroom was modern and in this case, it had only a shower that was clean and sufficient. Antiques dotted the apartment, and the bed, which they call a double, is actually close to a king size. It was a poster bed as well. There was plenty of space for storage with the fourth room that can serve to place luggage and other items to store, such as children's toys. There were wood floors or laminate flooring throughout the apartment.
There was an entrance to an open air "lounge" off of the apartment where one can smoke. There is no scenic view in this area as you are on the 2nd (for America) floor of a 3 story building, I think it was-- maybe 4.
The kitchen was more than a "corner." It lacked a microwave and stove, but had a four burner, modern gas stove top and a half-high refrigerator-freezer with about 1/4 the space found in an American home. But then again, it is unlikely that you'll be eating all meals at the apartment and there is easy access to daily food shopping.
Bathroom and bed linens were provided. There were no paper towels in the kitchen if that is important to you. The kitchen came stocked with service for five, and soap and a sponge. There was a Moka espresso pot (cook on the stove), coffee, sugar, tea bags, nice pots and pans, and serving utensils and bowls.
Sleep quality is rated very good as the bed, pillows, and blankets were quite comfortable and very clean, but the noise level was still high due to the narrow street lined with buildings-- sound ricocheted. And you are living in a building with families who live in Rome full time, and all that apartment living brings with it--but that is living like an Italian!!! The windows are new and modern, but perhaps the windows facing the street should have included sound proofing of some type. Bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper or go to bed early.
There is no hotel restaurant or swimming pool. There is an area for breakfast below street level, but we did not use it as we were in an apartment.
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December 10, 2012
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After having read your very descriptive and elaborate review I noticed that you have captured the essence of a stay with us. The centrality of the location permits one to understand and live as the Romans live today. What can be only a vacation becomes a cultural experience and will remain as a lifetime memory. Our apartments recently renovated with all modern comforts including free WiFi, Flat LCD Tvs, sound proof windows, A/C, daily cleaning by our chambermaids etc..
We see to it that our guests have no worries while with us already finding all the necessities that one needs while staying away from home. Our staff always there to assist and guide seeing to it that a normal vacation becomes a cultural experience.
Useless elaborating on your review since it is almost a day to day sequence. Thank you for having taken so much time out to write your review because the length of the review in itself demonstrates that you were totally pleased with all that we offered. Hope to have you with us once again if you ever decide to return to Rome.
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