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Review 3762: Rome Accommodation, Trastevere Apt (AP09)

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Review by dragonpat from MN who is a SlowTrav Contributor

1bed/1bath apartment inTrastevere, Rome


Outside of Trastevere apartment, photo by P. M. Savu

When

Feb 2008, 12 days

Location

I loved the Trastevere area. The area is a hive of activity and energy. We stayed 12 days in this apartment.

This apartment is by Ponte Garibaldi near Viale Trastevere. Transportation in the area is really good. Tram 8 runs up and down Viale Trastevere every 15 minutes to Largo Argentina. Largo Argentina is a major bus hub and you can catch a bus to practically anywhere you want to go in Rome. You can walk to the Capitoline and various Forum and palatine sites by crossing the river at either Ponte Cestio (across Tiber island) or Ponte Palatino. Here are some pictures of the apartment and the area around it. Rome Apartment Photos.

The window in the living area faced on the busy piazza Giuditta Tavani Arquati so there was some street noise. This is Trastevere though. The only time that it is really quiet is early in the morning when everyone is too hungover to make noise.

Nearby Amenities

There are so many primo restaurants and bakeries within walking distance it was hard to make a selection sometimes. Checco e Caretierre bar, La Cisterna restaurant, Cassetta di Trastevere. Then there are all the wonderful restaurants within walking distance across Ponte Cestio in the Jewish Ghetto.

There are small alimentari around the apartment and a supermarket within walking distance near Piazza Cosimato on Via Luc. Manara.

The House/Apartment

The building was in good condition. No obvious broken things. No mold. No smells. It was clean both inside the apartment and inside the building. They clean the apartment once a week for you at no additional charge. Four apartments in this building. The window in the living area faced on the busy piazza Giuditta Tavani Arquati so there was some street noise.

You can view the property directly: Trastevere AP09.

Garden

No garden.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

I am not that fussy about the furnishings. The pictures on the web site were accurate depiction of the furnishings.

Everything was spotless. The window in the living area faced on the busy piazza Giuditta Tavani Arquati so there was some street noise. This is Trastevere though. The only time that it is really quiet is early in the morning.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

The bedroom was nice. The beds were comfy. There was a window on opposite sides of the apartment from each other which was good for cross-ventilation. The bathroom was GREAT! It was large. There were towels. It had a window and a wonderful bathtub.

Kitchen

The kitchen was typical. There were supplies for cooking. There were dishes and pots and pans. All we did was make coffee.

Problems or Bonuses

There are so many primo restaurants and bakeries it was hard to make a selection sometimes. Checco e Caretierre bar, La Cisterna restaurant, Cassetta di Trastevere. La Cisterna is more than a restaurant, it was an experience.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

This is the third time that I have rented with this agency. They have responded promptly to my emails. They have treated me fairly. The representative met us promptly at the apartment and gave us emergency numbers for maintenance problems. They did not require a security deposit in addition to the promise money. They allowed the promise money be put on a credit card. This apartment was only 995 for 12 days in Feb 2008.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

I loved this place. I would like to run away with my daughter to this apartment for months at a time.

Things to do in this area

This is a great area for restaurants, shops, and religious art in many early Christian churches in the area. Santa Maria in Trastevere, San Crisogono, Santa Cecilia, San Franceso Ripa.

We had no concerns abut walking in this area after dark. There were people walking around till the wee hours of the morning.

There is the Jewish Ghetto right across the river. We ate at Il Giardino Romano- Great Romano-Jewish Food. Picture of the restaurant and the area around it are here.

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