Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 1440: Comfortitalia, Gallo
2bed/1bath apartment near Campo de' Fiori, Rome
May 7 to May 14, 2005, 1 week
The location was very good, almost too good. I was very careful to find something in the thick of the action but with a family with a 2 year old and 6 year old, it was almost too close. We were right betweent the Campo dei Fiori and the Piazza Farnese. It was very loud at night yet, we were not really bothered by it since we were always completly exhausted. The windows are sound proofed but, between midnight and 2:30 AM, drunken kids can be found yelling and such under your windows.
We were very close to everything. The location is the major strength of this rental.
The apartment was a good size ... larger than I had expected. It was in decent shape. We had thought it could be a little cleaner but still not bad. It is advertised as a budget rental.
The furniture is really not that comfortable. The beds were fair. I would grade the cleanliness a C+.
The bathroom was clean and nice. There is a washer to use at no extra cost which was nice.
The kitchen was usable. It was OK.
Problems or Bonuses
We had just come from a Tuscan cottage that was really wonderful so the next place we stayed was due to be a let down. The dining room table wobbled, the floor was a tad dirty, the couch was lumpy and not very comfortable, the beds were OK.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
I think the reality of the place was accurately portrayed in the ad. It is a budget rental and good enough. I think some college kids would have found it a great find. For a family of 4 with young kids, it was OK. Prudence was our onsite person and she was friendly and helpful and another major plus.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We would not stay here again. I would recommend not being too close to the action if you are a family. Probably three blocks from the Piazza Navona would have been better for a family. The Campo dei Fiori still has buses, scooters and traffic going through it where as Navona is more protected for kids.
Again, this would have been absolutely perfect for 6 college kids who wanted to be in the thick of things.
Things to do in this area
Our favorite restaurant was Ristaurante Mario near the Spanish Steps. Ironically, we ended up eating a lot from "the Pyramid" below, falafels and rice pudding, etc.
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