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Review 4556: Residenza Giubbonari, Yellow Apartment

www.residenzagiubbonari.com

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Review by Diane in Santa Barbara from CA

3bed/2bath apartment near Campo dei Fiori, Rome


When

April 6 1010, 8 nights

Location

Central location near Campo Dei Fiori. Bakery around the corner, supermarket nearby, Campo Dei Fiori vegetable/flower market close by. Shoe shops, small restaurants up and down Via Giubbonari. Straight shot over Ponte Sisto into Trastevere on a little pedestrian street off Via Giubbonari.

Nearby Amenities

Many shops and restaurants. Our favorite gelato was Pico Alberto just off Via Arenula where the trams run. Loved their rizo and canella gelato ... you could feel the rice in it. Very tasty and fresh.

The House/Apartment

There were five of us in the Yellow apartment. One couple slept in the master bedroom with windows over the street. One couple slept in single beds in the second bedroom also overlooking the street. One single slept in the small upper loft bedroom/captains bed with its own small terrace. Two bathrooms with shower on the main floor. Kitchen had windows over the street and adjoining dining table.

Garden

Main living space had a door out to the large uncovered terrace with plastic table and chairs.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

Furniture was comfortable with plenty of seating for lounging or dining. Everything was clean.

The elevator was very dependable. We mostly used the stairs to counteract two gelatos a day.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

I thought the beds were comfortable ... especially the single ones in the second bedroom ... felt like a futon, firm but very comfortable. Lots of closet space in the hall closet and main bedroom. Second bedroom had a little space for hanging clothes, a set of drawers, and small under the bed drawer. Loft bedroom had drawers under the bed and shelf space.

The bathrooms were fine. Water pressure in the small bath shower very weak. The larger bathroom shower was better. There was enough toilet paper for a couple nights. We bought more at the supermarket along with laundry detergent.

Kitchen

Kitchen was well equipped. We did eat one ready-to-go meal that did not involve the stove. The stove top had two burners so slow to heat that we did not use it. Also the American coffee pot did not function well because the water could not heat hot enough. We had brought a melita and filters so we heated water in the microwave for coffee.

Problems or Bonuses

The apartment did have wireless, but it was a bit slow. After we figured out how to heat water for coffee, we were fine.

There is a safe in the apartment and all of the doors to the outside were very secure and had locks.

As others have noted, there is noise on Via Giubbonari into the night. We were mostly exhausted and it didn't bother some of us. For those who love to watch the street action, you can't see the street from the Yellow apartment.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

We booked directly with Cristina. She was lovely to deal with. I wired 200 as a deposit and paid the remainder of the 300 per night and a 200 security deposit in cash upon arrival.

One day we had no hot water. We called Cristina and she had someone over to reset it in a couple of hours. I think each apartment has individual water supply ... our controls were in the upper loft bedroom.

Our cash deposit was returned promptly upon checkout.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

We would stay again with a group of people. I might stay in Trastevere if I were alone or with one other person. It was a bit cool in April but we loved the terrace.

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