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Review 4370: Residenza Giubbonari, Green Apartment
2bed/2bath apartment near Campo dei Fiori, Rome
September 2009, 4 nights
This apartment was located in a central area that is close to major tourist attractions, local shopping and lots of great restaurants. Campo Dei Fiori is a great place during the day with an open air market featuring produce, meats, wines and assorted other touristy souvenirs and clothing. In the evening, it comes alive with a host of very good restaurants and bars. Pricing was reasonable relative to some of the other popular areas of Rome. The area was great and the apartment was sufficiently quiet enough for all of us.
Everything we needed was within a one minute walk ... coffee, groceries, wine, shops, bars and restaurants. This apartment is very well located.
The building was built in the 1500's but was well maintained and in excellent shape. The building did have an elevator that, although small, works for getting your luggage up and down when checking in or out. We were in the "green" apartment on the third floor and it was spacious and well laid out. I believe that there were around nine apartments in the building but Christina (who we rented from) owns and operates four. We found it peaceful and quiet and were not in any way bothered by street noise. This is situated on a street front that does get used by some local traffic but quite minimally and it is more of a lane that a street. It is closed to traffic later in the afternoon so, if you are checking in late in the day, you will have a small 1/2 block walk ... no big deal.
Not in our apartment. The fourth floor apartment does have a nice terrace. No pool.
The furniture was newer and in very good shape. Couches and chairs were comfortable and the apartment was very clean. This was a spacious and enjoyable place to kick back and relax when not out touring.
The beds were fine and comfortable and the bedrooms a good size and nicely furnished. One bedroom had an en-suite bathroom while the other bedroom had a bathroom down the hall. The bathrooms were reasonably sized, clean and one had a washer/dryer unit.
The kitchen was functional and, although we didn't prepare major meals, it would have had sufficient utensils, pots and dishes. It was more than adequate for our needs of chilling wine and beer, coffee and pastries in the morning and snacks in the afternoon. Being from North America, we are used to coffee our way and it would be nice to have an American styled coffee maker in the apartment.
Problems or Bonuses
To some degree we were surprised that the apartment was as advertised on the website. One tends to expect that the website will only show the best features and leave out any deficiencies. This apartment had none and what was presented on the website was, in fact, all there.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
This is a small family operation and we were impressed by the service and friendly attitude shown by Christina. Her English was fine and we did get what we paid for.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
We would stay there again and have already recommended it to several friends. The apartment is great and the area is ideally located for seeing the sights of Rome.
Things to do in this area
We shopped and ate at many of the restaurants in the Campo dei Fiori square.
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