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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Rome, Lazio

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moochy5a
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Home away from home”
Reviewed September 8, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

We arrived in Rome towards the end of our European family adventure. We were a familyof 2 adults and 2 kids ages 10 and 13 years. Wolfgang and Mary Therese met us at the apartment and gave us the introduction to both their wonderful apartment and to Rome. Yes, it took a while but was done with such warmth and enthusiasm we felt we were being welcomed by family. We were then left to explore the delights of the apartment. After lots of cramped rooms in the previous cities we had visited we delighted in the space. The kids room was huge with a great TV with a DVD player.They loved watching some of the DVDs about the history of Rome that Wolfgang pointed out which was useful when we did our tour of Ancient Rome. Our room had a very comfortable bed and lots of great books! (We had read all our packed ones by the time we got to Rome!) We loved the kitchen and although we didn't cook we made breakfast and snacks. The whole apartment is wonderfully well stocked from kitchen essentilas to diarrhoea medicine in the bathroom cupboard! We took advantage of the washing machine and had no trouble getting things dry on the balcony.
We were able to comfortable walk to the Colosseum and back (even our 10 year old managed this without too much moaning) and there are trams and buses right outside the door. We got ourselves to and from the Vatican City without any problems using public transport.
We felt very safe at all times in the neighbourhood and the apartment itself has excellent security.
We often talk of our stay in Rome and agree that it was the best accomodation of our trip!

Date of stay: April 2012
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Liked best: The space and attention to details
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Sep 7, 2012
Dear Carolyn and family,

Hello, thank you for the enthusiastic review. We hope that you have many wonderful memories of your stay in Rome and at the Minerva and hopefully you'll be back to Rome again, one trip is never enough!

Best regards,

Mary Therese & Wolfango
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London
Reviewed August 18, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Date of stay: August 2012
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2012
Dear Grace and friends,

Hello. Many thanks for the nice review. It was good to meet you all and we hope you have many unique memories of your stay in the Eternal City. Hopefully you'll be back one day to see more, they say one trip to Rome is never enough! Thank you for staying with us,

Best regards,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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FLORIDA
Reviewed August 14, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Date of stay: July 2012
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2012
Dear Jolie and family,

Many thanks for the nice review. We hope that you have many good memories of your stay in Rome and will be back again one day to see more. Again many thanks for the wonderful mangoes you brought!

Best regards,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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CA
Reviewed August 2, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Date of stay: June 2012
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Management Response
Aug 2, 2012
Dear jay and family,

Hello. Many thanks to you for staying with us and for the very nice review! We are very glad that you had a good stay at the Minerva and hope that you all have many wonderful memories of the Eternal City. Yes, we are not in the heart of the downtown city center,but are still in the central -eastern part, between the Colosseum and the Termini station, both a short walk.We are within the ancient city walls, in fact, I don't know if you saw it, but there is the Porta Maggiore City Gate with the Baker's Tomb and the remains of the Giulia Acqueduct at the end of our street, beyond the traffic light and the ancient Roman Nymphaeum ruins one street over. The Esqulino was one of the seven hills of Rome and the quarter was a principal part of ancient Rome, with large villas here, a yet-to-be-found second Minerva temple(after the main one at the Pantheon), the ancient Roman water-pumping station ruins in the park down our street and the ruins of multicultural Jewish and Christian temple, too, with Roman-era Cabalistic signs on the ruins of a doorway, there in the Piazza Vittorio park. Unfortunately we don't have the time to tell everyone about every sight there is to see, however, we will prepare a few papers on neighborhood and other sights to keep in the guest book in the Minerva, so that people may know about the close-by sights and others if they read it. We hope that you come back to Rome again one day, once is never enough to see even a portion of this amazing city. It was great meeting you and your wonderful children, I am sure they'll have much to tell their friends back home about their trip.

Best regards,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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NJ
Reviewed July 17, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Date of stay: June 2012
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2012
Dear Rich and family,

Hello. Many , many thanks for the wonderful review ! We are so glad that your stay was a good one at the Minerva. I'm sure your girls will have so much to tell their friends about back home. We hope you have many good memories of the city and come back soon. Thank you for staying with us,

Best regards,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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Robert K
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect apartment in perfect location”
Reviewed June 11, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Loved the apartment, it is in a great location, close to transportation, walking distance to Colosseum, across the street from grocery store and gelateria. And don't miss Panella, which is also close by.

Date of stay: May 2012
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Liked best: Location, comfort of the apartment
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Jun 10, 2012
Dear Robert and Caroline,

Hello. Many thanks for the great review from you. It was really nice to meet you, and talk with somebody from my city again. We hope that your trip was a good one and that you have many things about Rome to tell people about back home. Thank you for sending me the link to your photos, they were fabulous. Thank you for staying at the Minerva,

Best regards,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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BESnow
Bedford, New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A fantastic apartment in the heart of Rome”
Reviewed June 11, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

My and wife and I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Minerva apartment in mid March 2012 for a week. We had found it on Trip Advisor and it certainly lived up to all the positive reviews. As others had said previously it was very easy to book on line and Mary Therese is probably one of the most detail oriented people we have ever dealt with, so we were well informed before we even arrived which was very nice. The apartment itself is in a decent area of Rome and we felt very safe both in the apartment and walking the area. On arrival Mary Therese and her husband Wolfango (who renovated the entire apartment and did a great job) spent a good hour going over all the working details of the apartment, restaurant and sight seeing tips, how to utilize the various modes of transportation. We went to RomAntica restaurant nearby which was excellent.

They really have everything you need there from linens, towels, and a full kitchen. We were able to prepare a couple of dinners and had everything we needed. The place was immaculate! They even have a washing machine so we were able to do some laundry before we headed up to Tuscany.

Fortunately there is a decent supermarket diagonally across the street and across from there a good coffee shop. As other's have mentioned, a great gelato shop less than a block away in the other direction.

We were able to walk to the all the Ancient Rome sites, but if you preferred you could use public transportation. You definitely don't want a car while you are in Rome.

All in all it was great week and staying here really made us feel like we were living in Rome and part of the community rather staying at a hotel and just visiting. We will definitely be back in the future.

Date of stay: March 2012
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Liked best: the apartment itself
Liked least: liked everything about it
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 10, 2012
Dear Brian and family,
Hello. Thank you very much for the great review. Unfortunately it wound up on a different page on Tripadvisor and we just found them this week, and had to contact them to bring the reviews to our page, which is why we didn't know you'd left a review until now. We hope that you have many good memories of Rome and will be back again, as one trip to Rome is never enough.

Best regards,

Mary Therese & Wolfango
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