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Review 4511: Owner, Trasteverina House
Studio apartment in Trastevere, Rome
March - April 2010, 5 Days
The location of the studio is in a small and quite alley in Trastevere. A minute walk from Via Trastevere and Ponte Garibaldi. This location allows you easy access all the attractions either by foot or by public transportation. Tram number 8 is a minute away as well as bus number H to Termini.
Trastevere wide selections of restaurants are within easy walking distance. You can also shop for groceries at the local Billa store, which is about 400 meters away. There are plenty of bars for your morning or afternoon cafe all around the apartment.
The apartment is in the ground floor of a building dated back to 1700 facing the alley. It is fully renovated and everything in it feels new. The apartment opens directly to the alley such as a store front. We were concerned about that before we got to see it but it turned out just fine because of the quiet and safe location.
Everything at the apartment was in excellent shape. There is a small dining table with four chairs as well as sofa, which doubles as bed if necessary. Note that being a studio apartment, the living room double up as a dining room as well. The apartment was very clean (actually spotless) when we entered.
The bedroom was a king size niche with two beds one on top of the other with a ladder to climb the top bed. Both beds were very comfortable and provided for good rest after a long day of site seeing. Being at that niche, the beds did not take space in the room.
The bathroom was functional and modern with plenty of hot water, pending you kept the water heater on sufficiently. The only problem with the bathroom is the lack of window for ventilation but it was not a big deal.
The kitchen is small as expected in a studio apartment but well equipped with everything you may need to cook light meals. For us it was perfect for breakfast and to prepare the picnic for the day.
Problems or Bonuses
The apartment definitely exceeded our expectations and the pictures on the website don't do it justice. I speak for my entire family when I say so. The owner shop is about a 100 meters from the house so if anything comes up, he is there to help. Fortunately for us everything went perfect.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
The owners were so nice from the beginning, answering all of our questions very quickly. When we arrived, we were met by Gigi who could not have been nicer and helpful. He was so great every time.
The price was the best value for the money I have found during my research. After we stayed there, I considered it even a greater value given the great accommodation it provides.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I would definitely stay there again. If you're looking for luxury apartment this may not be for you. However, for a couple or a small family of four looking for good place to call home in Rome for a great value, this place is for you. As I said, for us it was perfect.
Things to do in this area
Trastevere is one of my favorite areas in Rome. It is within easy connection to the center of Rome and well connected by public transport to the entire city. I don't think that there is any other area of Rome with such a high concentration of great restaurants.
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