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Review 2283: Dolce Roma, Campo de' Fiori
2bed/2bath apartment near Campo dei Fiori, Rome
July 2006, 4 days
This rental is located near the Campo de' Fiori in Rome, and is an easy walk to the Piazza Navonna. The neighborhood is largely residential, and very quiet by Rome standards. It is close to other apartment buildings and a church. It is on the second floor of a three-story building.
There is a cafe about 1/2 block away, and a grocery store about one block away. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance.
The building dates back to the 14th century, but has been completely remodeled. It is in excellent shape. There are two bedrooms in the front of the unit, a living room in the middle, and a full kitchen in the back. All appliances and plumbing fixtures are modern and function well. The building seems to stay fairly cool, even in the scorching summer-time heat, by virtue of its thick stone walls, but the air conditioner works very well if needed.
There are three apartments in the building, each of a separate floor. This apartment is on the second floor, but we never heard any noise from either of the other apartments.
There is no outdoor area.
The furniture is attractive and comfortable. There was plenty of room for all four of us to sit either in the living room or kitchen. The apartment was quite clean. We looked forward to coming back here to relax after a day of sightseeing.
Beds are extremely comfortable. Bedrooms are roomy and well-lighted. There are two modern bathrooms.
The kitchen is very well-equipped with everything we would need to cook full meals. All dishes and cooking utensils were of high quality.
Problems or Bonuses
The owner was more than helpful with practical advice about the neighborhood, and general sightseeing guidelines for Rome. She also spent a lot of time on the phone with Lufthansa Airlines trying to help us locate a lost suitcase. She provided us with a cell phone, and was easily accessible herself during our entire stay.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
We dealt with Natalia, the owner, for booking and onsite. She speaks wonderful English. The published information on her website is accurate. In fact, I would say the apartment actually exceeded our expectations for comfort, spaciousness, attractiveness, and convenience of location.
We paid 230 Euros per night in July.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I would absolutely stay here again, and would recommend this apartment to my best friends (I already have). This was my third visit to Rome, and this was definitely the best of the places I've stayed. We chose an apartment rather than a hotel because we had our children with us, but I would stay here again even if my husband and I were alone.
Things to do in this area
We visited the usual tourist sites, including Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navonna, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, the Vatican, and the Forum and Coliseum. Even with kids (ages 7 and 10), we were able to walk from this apartment to all of these places except the Forum and Coliseum.
Although we walked many places, public transportation was easy to access. There are bus lines that stop nearby, and a taxi stand about three blocks away.
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