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Review 1262: RomePower.com, 176 Diamond


Review by Sandy Bianciotto from IL

3bed/2bath apartment near Piazza Barberini, Rome


New Year's, 2005, 5 nights


The apartment was located just a few blocks from Piazza Barberini and the metro, and within easy walking distace to the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the main train station.

Nearby Amenities

Restaurants were within an easy walk, as were small grocery stores for wonderful meats, cheses, bread, etc.

The House/Apartment

Although the apartment was located in an 18th Century building, the accommodations inside the apartment were brand new. These included two beautifully tiled bathrooms, marble flooring throughout, new kitchen facilities with dishwasher and washing machine, and a large open living/dining room. The building had several other apartments, three on each floor. We never heard noise from any other unit or from outside. The unit also had sound proof new windows.


There was no outside area for sitting.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The funiture, as well as everything in the apartment was brand new. I felt like we were the first people to rent this apartment, christening new furniture and appliances. The apartment was spotless and had plenty of sitting space for our family of 6.


The bedrooms were huge with new beds and new furniture, and built in wardrobes, large enough to accommodate an army! Both bathrooms were new, with beautifully tiled showers. Even the lighting fixtures throughout the apartment were tastefully unique.


The kitchen was also brand new, with Cherrywood cabinetry, new appliances, including a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, and washing machine. The cooking facilities were wonderful and allowed us the opportunity to prepare most of our dinners at home after a long day of touring. The large diningroom table made for elongated, comfortable meals to discuss the happenings of the day and the plans for the next. We especially appreciated the American coffee maker and a kitchen stocked with coffee and sugar!

Problems or Bonuses

Our only pleaseant surprise was how new and tasteful everyting was in the apartment. We wished we could have stayed longer!

Agency and Representatives (and price)

We rented through RomePower.com. Both Allesandro and Marco were very professional to deal with. They spoke perfect English and answered all of my questions in a timely fashion. The cost, including final cleaning, came to approximately 260 Euros or $350 US dollars per night, a real bargain for the location, size, and ammenities it had to offer.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

I would definately recommend this apartment and would love to stay here again on my next visit to Rome. And if I return with just my husband, I will have the gentlemen at RomePower find us a smaller apartment in the same area. It was close enough to walk to everything or catch a bus or metro, but far enough out of the crowded conjestion in the heart of the city center.

Things to do in this area

There are lots of restaurants in Piazza Barberini, and the apartment is only a few blocks to the metro or bus to take you anywhere you want to go in the Eternal City!

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