We stayed here with our two children and chose it based largely on the photographs on the Expedia website and, at the time, favourable reviews. Its important to say at the start that we actually ended up enjoying our stay there, but think people should be better informed before choosing these apartments as we felt we'd been misled. Staff were friendly and helpful, but here are the facts: Apart from the external pictures of the building, what we found bears no resemblance to either the descriptions or photographs advertised. Our first apartment, described as a superior apartment for four people, was tiny and sparsely furnished and we immediately asked for an upgrade to a two bedroom apartment for an additional €125 for our 3 night stay. We expected this to be more like the photos advertised but it was once again pretty basic. No aspect of it could be described as luxurious although it was certainly clean and comfortable enough. I don't know where the lovely soft furnishings and four poster beds shown in the pictures are, but not in either of the 'superior' apartments we stayed in! The apartments are in a very poor part of town and getting into the centre of Rome and back involves travel on a very crowded bus and walking through a back alley - again, this is fine if you know what to expect and we did get used to it. They are surrounded by derelict buildings covered in graffiti - you have no way of knowing this from the external photos. The apartments themselves are in lovely modernised buildings and gated for safety and we didn't ever feel unsafe there - as I say, I think it's more a case of knowing what to expect before you get there - and we didn't, so were initially surprised and very disappointed. Don't avoid - just know what it's really like before you go!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 30 Apartments in the heart of Rome, the main building was restored and furnished with every comfort. Housed in an ancient building of 1800, once belonging to the Church of San Crisogono in Trastevere, Borgo Papareschi is comfortable and safe: the ideal solution, unique and fascinating, to experience the capital city, as they are located close to Trastevere and to historic center. All apartments are elegantly furnished and equipped with broadband internet connection, satellite TV, air conditioning. ... more less
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