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Review 4418: Rental in Rome, Navona 6
1bed/1bath apartment near Castel Sant Angelo, Rome
October 2009, 5 nights
Navona 6 is centrally located on a quiet side street, although cars and scooters go down the street occasionally. It's about less than a five-minute walk from Castel San Angelo and a 10-minute walk to Piazza Navona.
There are two casual sit-down restaurants down the street from the building, and many many other restaurants nearby as well. We got our breakfast food from a grocery store (Di Per Di) less than a five minute walk away.
Rental in Rome rents out several apartments in this building, but noise was never an issue. To get to Navona 6, you have to walk up two (short) flights of stairs. Navona 6 itself is split-level: the kitchen and living room are on the top level with a short flight of stairs leading down to the bathroom and bedroom. The living room had a kitchen table, four chairs, sofa, television and a fold-out bed (which we never used).
You can view the property directly: Navona 6.
The apartment could have been a little bit cleaner (the floor looked a bit scuffed up) and the sofa looked like it had seen better days, but we were barely in the apartment most of the day anyway.
The bed was comfortable and they gave us clean sheets upon arrival. The bathroom was OK -- the owners could have done a better job cleaning the tile, and one morning we didn't have hot water. However, the shower got great water pressure.
The kitchen consisted of a stove, small fridge, and plenty of utensils, pots and pans, drinking glasses, etc. We didn't even cook, but the fridge was useful for storing drinks and our food for breakfast.
Problems or Bonuses
We picked this apartment because Rental in Rome's website stated that the apartment had Internet, but we could not access the internet about 1/2 of the mornings we were there. However, once we came back around lunchtime after a morning of sightseeing, the Internet was working.
The morning that both the Internet and the hot water was off, we texted the owner of the property, who merely texted us back that we should contact Rental in Rome, so that was of little help. By the time we got back to the apartment, though, both the Internet and hot water was on.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Rental in Rome's representatives were always very responsive to my emails and answered all the questions I had about the properties in which I was interested. We had to call the apartment owners in order to secure a time to check in, and while he spoke OK English, Rental in Rome was happy to call him themselves to confirm the check-in time.
We paid €90/night for the apartment, which I thought was a steal considering the location and the amount of space we got.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Absolutely! Again, €90/night (and it's cheaper off-season) is a FABULOUS rate, considering the central location and the amenities. Because we were out so much during the day, I didn't mind too much that the apartment looked a little scuffed-up. The lack of hot water one morning seemed to be a fluke, although the Internet outages got annoying. Still, my husband and I thought we got a great deal with this apartment.
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