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Review 3448: Owner, Rome is Home

www.rome-is-home.com

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Review by arthistorian from NH

1bed/1bath apartment near Campo dei Fiori, Rome


When

March, 4 weeks

Location

The apartment could not be in a better location. It is just a few blocks from Campo dei Fiori, within walking distance of nearly every church, monument, ruin and museum of note in Rome, and steps from many bus lines and the taxi stand.

Nearby Amenities

There is a grocery store around the corner, and one on the other side of Largo Argentina that is open on Sundays. We shopped most days at the Campo however. Bakeries, butchers, bars are in abundance on the streets near us, as are a myriad of restaurants.

The House/Apartment

The website for Rome is Home is extremely accurate in describing the apartment and the building. Even so, the apartment and building exceeded our expectations. They are in wonderful condition. The building is centuries old, with some wonderful remnants of frescoes in the entry. The public areas are kept very clean. The building is very quiet; we rarely heard any noise from apartments above or below us (there are perhaps 9-10 apartments in all). There was a bit of noise on a few nights from some rowdy students leaving the Campo, but nothing out of the ordinary for city life. Our apartment was on the third (we would call it fourth) floor, and there is an elevator.

Garden

There is no outside sitting area, but we could sit by the windows in the living room and bedroom and really feel that we were soaking up the sun.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The apartment is very clean and has enough seating for four to dine comfortably. We had friends visit for three nights and our two children join us for our last week in Rome. The space was fine for four people for these short periods, but things might get a little cramped if four people were to share the space for longer than a week.

The furniture is very comfortable; utilitarian but homey. I appreciated that there were a number of decorative touches that contributed to making us feel at home.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

The bedroom, with its beamed ceiling, large window and king sized bed is gorgeous. There is lots of closet space. The beds were more comfortable than ours at home! There is a very high quality pull-out sofa that our guests loved. There is one bathroom, very clean and modern. There is no tub and the shower is a bit small compared to what we are used to in America -- but there is abundant hot water.

Kitchen

We cooked many of our meals in the kitchen. It is small but has almost everything one might need. There is no oven, but there is a microwave and the stove is gas. There are enough pots and pans and all of the essentials to cook anything one might want. It was nice to have a dishwasher as well. The washer/dryer was also located in the kitchen.

Problems or Bonuses

We were thrilled with the apartment. We suspected we would be after reading so many positive reviews on SlowTrav and we were not disappointed. Biancamaria, Massimo and Delfina were delightful. We loved getting to know them and spending time with them as well.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

We now consider Massimo and Biancamaria and Delfina to be new friends. They couldn't have been more helpful and kind. All of our correspondence about the apartment was via email and the details were very clearly and carefully articulated. The website answered many questions for us before we decided to rent and there were no surprises. Once we arrived and were settled, Massimo and Biancamaria were just a phone call away if we had any questions.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

I don't think I could stay anywhere else. I wanted to be in the heart of Rome and I certainly was. There is nothing I would change about the apartment. I would recommend Rome is Home to anyone.

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