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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Rome, Lazio

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“Great Apartment. Perfect Location. Amazingly Friendly and Helpful Owner.”
Reviewed May 2, 2019 for a stay in April 2019

I stayed in Festina Lente for 8 wonderful days in April with 5 other people. The apartment was very clean, spacious and contained many comforts of home (E.g. TVs, Refrigerator, Microwave, Wi-Fi, Washer, etc).

The owner, Luciana, was very friendly and helpful. She met us at the apartment at a predetermined time for a quick and pain free check in process. She provided us with useful information such as maps/brochures of Rome and useful tips to make our visit as efficient and stress free as possible. Luciana remained in contact with us during our stay to assist us if needed.

The location is perfect. Within walking distance of Vatican City (appx 8 minutes). The steps to the Metro are located on the corner (less than a minute walk) and there is a bus stop located directly across the street. There are several restaurants, convenience stores, ATM, money exchanges and a 24-hour bakery nearby. I can’t forget to mention there are several Gelato Shops close by, one of which is several doors down.

The Colosseum (6.2 km), Trevi Fountain (3.9 km) and the Pantheon (3.8 km) are all 15-30 minutes away depending on time of day/night, route and mode of travel. We traveled to many locations in Rome during the daytime/nighttime and didn’t have any difficulties finding transportation (Metro, Taxi, Uber).

I had an amazing stay in Rome (Festina Lente), I hope you do too.

Thank you very much Luciana!!

Date of stay: April 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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robynj501
Gold Coast, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Perfect position near the Vatican and restaurants. Amazingly helpful owner.”
Reviewed September 11, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

The location is great. The apartment is very neat and tidy and is directly across from both Ottiviano train station and bus stops making access to the airport and many areas of Rome easy. Luciana the host is very friendly and accomodating. Our children arrived on the 23rd and Luciana arrived at the apartment to give them the key. We were not arriving until the next day however the children were expected to be out all that day so Luciana kindly meet us at the apartment for our entry. The one thing that could have made the stay perfect would have been softer beds.

Date of stay: August 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Toni Y
1 review
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Really comfortable apartment in great location. Near metro and bus stops. Lots of restaurants including indoor market nearby. Felt safe and had a great time exploring Rome

Date of stay: April 2018
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nandkumar...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect location, Owner is very helpful”
Reviewed November 3, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Perfect location to visit Rome and Vatican.
Owner is very helpful and friendly.
Many thanks Luciana.

Date of stay: October 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 5, 2017
Grazie infinite!
è stato un piacere ospitarvi!
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Rufushorn
Cannock, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay in Rome”
Reviewed August 8, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

I stayed at the Festina Lente apartment for 10 days in July and August 2017, with my wife, 19 year-old daughter and 16 year old son. Situated just just 10 mins walk from St Peter's Square and 50m from The Ottaviano metro stop made it a perfect location for visiting the sights of Rome and Vatican City. You can easily walk to many places, such as Castel St Angelo, Piazza Navona and the Trevi fountain and if you're feeling tired, get the Metro back. We even got out of the city to the coast at Ostia in under an hour, using the metro/train networks for just 1.50€ each way.

We were met by the owner Luciana, who had kept in regular contact before our visit. She was kind, helpful and very friendly. Luciana showed us around and explained everything we needed to know. She also had the brilliant idea of sharing her WhatsApp details with us so we could keep in touch during our stay. This was particularly useful as we had a couple of queries. She even sent a lovely message on my wife's birthday, which she celebrated while we were there. You will not find a better hostess than Luciana.

The apartment was very spacious and
extremely comfortable, with modern furniture and appliances and also has an attractive central communal courtyard.
We knew Rome would be extremely hot and so specifically sought out an apartment with air conditioning. This was just as well as Heatwave Lucifer hit during our time there and we had daytime temperatures between 36c and 44c. Returning to the apartment was such a relief, having set the timer for the air con to come on before we returned.

The well equipped kitchen area had everything you would need and more. There is a well stocked Carrefour supermarket about 5 minutes walk away and many inexpensive but good quality restaurants nearby. Directly below you is Il Ciociaro restaurant which we loved. We planned to go there more but the family went away on holiday themselves! There is an excellent bakery(open 24 hours a day as it supplies the hotels and cafes) and a wonderful gelateria, both less than a minutes walk away.

To sum up, this is an excellent apartment in a perfect location for anyone wanting to visit Rome. We plan to return ourselves in the future. Thanks to Luciana for sharing this beautiful place with us.

Date of stay: August 2017
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Management Response
Aug 10, 2017
Rufus thank you for your wonderful description and I was very happy to have had you as my guests!
When you want, I'll wait for you here at Rome!
Thank you!
Luciana.
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lela_z05
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 for a stay in June 2018
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Management Response
Jun 28, 2018
Grazie di cuore per la bellissima recensione!
Vi aspetto qui a Roma quando vorrete!
Un abbraccio da Roma!
Luciana.
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Catarodri...
Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
Reviewed October 30, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Management Response
Nov 1, 2017
Grazie per la bellissima recensione!
Siete sempre i benvenuti!
A la prossima!..spero presto!
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