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Review 1138: Caesar House Residenze, Apartment Colosseo
2bed/2bath apartment near colosseum, Rome
Oct 1 - 10, 2004, 10 days
This is a small residence hotel on the 3rd floor (with lift) of a neo-classical building. The Colosseum and Rorum are across the street. There are hotel rooms and one apartment "Colosseo". You could see the Coloseum and Roman Forum from two of the rooms of the apartment, but there was no problem with street noise.
Several restuarants were located right outside the front door of the building. We ate two of the resturants behind the building and they were excellent. A small grocery store was across the street that we purchased cheese, soda, bread, etc.
Appeared to be a neo-classical building with 5 floors. Several floors were some sort of travel business, but we did not see anyone in the offices, two consisted of small hotels. The main entrance from the street was a large door that was locked at night and you needed a key to enter. The area was well lighted. Also a buzzer and intercom were available if you forgot your key.
No outside area available.
The furnishings were in good shape. Living room had large couch and dining table with 4 chairs (could seat 6 extra chairs in another room), armoire, television, china cabinet with bar and mini safe. I think an extra lounge chair would have been nice, but the furnishings were adequate for two couples. The couch did open up for additional sleeping. All the floors were tile. The windows were double paned sound proof and all could be opened up if you wanted. Very nice window treatments. Climate controlled A/C worked perfectly. The apartment was very clean!
Two bedrooms/two bathrooms. The larger bedroom had a king size bed (very nice linen), t.v., small table with 2 chairs, chest, built in armoire with plenty of hanging space and additional shelf. Private bath with walk in shower, bidet, sink good size, very clean. Smaller bedroom consisted of queen+ size bed, chest, suitcase valet stand (view of the Roman Forum). Built in armoire was in the foyer and bathroom was adjacent to the bedroom. Sink, bidet, bathtub with shower. Very clean, good size.
A small galley type kitchen with pantry. The kitchen had a small refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, two burner ceramic cook top, no oven. We did not cook, but it appeared to have the basics to do some cooking - dishes, pots, pans, etc.
Problems or Bonuses
The apartment came with continental breakfast each morning to your room at the time you requested daily. You would select each evening what you wanted juice, coffee, latte, tea, cereal, egg, breads, croisssant with butter and jelly. Also refrigerator had beer, tonic and coke complimentay. In the evening there was a reception room (available to all guests all the time) with wine and appetizers to gather and converse with other guests. The owner and staff could not have been nicer. They offered wonderful restaurant suggestions, made reservations, where to shop, arranged for car, hotel transfers to the airport, etc.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The owner Julia was very accommodating. From our first email with questions, to our last day she and her staff did all they could to make our stay in Rome wonderful! Everyone spoke English, some better than others, but much better than our Italian! The price for October 1 thru 10 360 Euro per night.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We would certainly return again and plan to do so. I would definetly recommend this to friends.
Things to do in this area
The ancient ruins are right at your doorstep as are several churches and museums. We walked almost eveywhere. Piazza Navona was maybe 15 minute walk, Spanish Steps 20 minutes. We did take cab to Via Veneto, Villa Borghese. Two restaurants were behind the building that we ate at and I will try to do a review at a later date.
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