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In Rome's Historic Center near Piazza Navona, Romantic Renaissance Apartment in Historic Roman Palaz

Rome
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Condo/Apartment – 
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

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Sandi H
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“would not stay here again”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The location of the apartment was great and it was well stocked. The welcoming bottle of wine and water was appreciated. However, the washing machine door was broken and we could not use it. Being told to stick a pair of scissors into the door button was not what I wanted to do. In addition, there were two electrical outlets literally hanging from the wall - totally unsafe. I would not support the statement that the building had been restored, it was an extremely sparse entry hall that lacked any sense of welcome.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: location
Liked least: unsafe electrical outlets / plugs
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2013
I am so glad that you liked the our location. Of course you can't beat being a 5 minute stroll to the Piazza Navona, the Campo di Fiori, and the Castello San Angelo, all from the same spot! It is unfortunate that you arrived after a previous Guest pulled the plastic button of the on/off switch ( which is also plastic), and that the replacement piece did not arrive before you did. But it will! Looking on the bright side, you got an extra holiday from laundry. I was unaware of any outlet hanging from the wall! This is obviously something so simple to fix and that we will immediately repair. These things happen when a guest tries to put the wrong sized plug in an outlet and then has to pull to get it out. It is unfortunate - but not life-threatening, as there are lots of other outlets in the apartment. Your last comment astounds me. This is a 500 year old Renaissance building , originally built by a Roman noble family. It has won awards for its restoration. I get a thrill every time I walk into that majestic and historic entry with its classic forms from the past, that open up to a Roman blue sky (I have a graduate degree in history of art, so I speak with some knowledge). It has been restored to look like it was originally, and has no pretensions to look like a modern, "welcoming" hotel lobby. This is the first guest in 6 years who has expressed anything remotely negative about the building. For most it is evocative and magical.
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tomodojo
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“In the center of everything. A true home. Indescribably amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

So, if you'd like to be steps from the Vatican, shopping, food and the best nightlife in Rome, as well as walking distance to everything else you could want - this is your spot.

The apartment itself is stunning, and is seconded only by its location and rural feel while still being in the center of everything.

Vatican - 10 minute walk.
Crazy nightlife - 5 - 10 minute walk.
Pantheon - 15 minute walk.
Shopping - 10-30 minute walk (there's 10 diff. places to head, in all directions).
Food - 2 to 20 minute walk to 4 and 5 star spots in every direction.

And by walk I mean a leisurely stroll down the cobble stoned streets of Rome. No speed walking. Just cruising, looking and enjoying.

Pro-tip - Ask the apartment manager to arrange your ride from the Airport. It's Rome, and trust me - you don't want to get their on your own. Same for the ride back to airport. Once there thought - it's 100% walking - and worth every minute.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The comfort of the apartment. I felt like I was coming home every day. Really.
Liked least: Nothing stands out. Kitchen is small (e.g. Closet sized), but it's a studio. Only slept there anyway.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Apr 12, 2013
I am so glad that you liked our Roman "Pied à Terre". It is indeed very special to be 5 minutes from Piazza Navona, and then just cross the river over a beautiful bridge to be at the Castle San Angelo and the Vatican. I hope that you will return. Thank you for writing.
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dant112
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great apartment, excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

The apartment is extremely well designed for a couple or small family. The main room is relatively spacious, comprising double bed, seating area and a big dining table (there is a further fold-down bed in one cupboard, but as a couple we didn't need it). The kitchenette, inside a cupboard in the hallway, is small but well equipped (double hob, microwave, dish washer). Very useful for breakfasts and small meals, but cooking anything more ambitious than that might be a challenge. The bathroom is also cleverly tucked away into a recess in one of the walls. Again, it is small, but well designed and ample for a couple.

The main draw, however, is the location, right at the heart of the Old Rome district. Nearly all the major tourist sites are within 20-25 minutes' walking distance (and make sure you visit Gelateria del Teatro, one of the best in Rome, which is literally just around the corner). Although the streets around the apartment are relatively quiet, do be warned that as the it is on the ground floor, any noise from outside is very audible: street cleaners, barking dogs, and people talking outside are likely to disturb light sleepers.

Susan, the manager, was incredibly helpful during the booking process and, by email, throughout our stay. She also provided any extremely comprehensive set of instructions for the apartment and advice about Rome.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jan 10, 2013
I am glad that you appreciated the apartment and the neighborhood. As far as its position, it is not really on the ground , it is on the mezzanine level up a flight of 10 steps. If you have the windows open , you do hear the talk of Romans chatting in the Piazza outside, but for me and many, this is one of the things that makes Rome, Rome; its part of the experience. Besides, it is a limited number of hours a day, and generally not sleeping hours. Also if the windows are shut or if the Air-conditioning is on, its pretty silent. You can choose to shut out the atmosphere or soak it in! All best wishes for the New Year. Come back to Rome soon.
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Soph3007
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment, fantastic location, lovely owners, great holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

My husband and I spent five days in this beautiful apartment which is perfectly located for seeing Rome as it should be seen - on foot.

The owner Susan was fabulous from the moment we booked to the moment we left. We were greeted on arrival and given a very good insight into what to see, where to eat and where all the local amenities were.

The apartment has been very cleverly designed and felt very spacious. It was almost a home from home (except without the stress). Its just perfect. The location is fantastic - just a short walk from the Pantheon and piazza navona - thus making us feel that we were enjoying the true Rome experience.

The holiday was highlighted by the amazing St Peter and St Pauls feast day fireworks which we could see from the apartment but even better four strides out of the house and we were right by the River watching them with the rest of Rome.

I would thoroughly recommend this apartment to any couple visiting Rome.

Thank you Susan and Adrian for everything you did to make our holiday so memorable.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 31, 2011
Thank you for those kind words. It was truly a pleasure to share our Rome with you. We look forward to welcoming you again someday.
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