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Review 4600: Residenza Giubbonari, Blue Apartment

www.residenzagiubbonari.com

Recommended
Review by mom83 from OH

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


Living room - Residenza Giubbonari Blue Apartment, photo by Kristen Consolo

When

May 13-20, 2010, 1 week

Location

We stayed in the Blue apartment. The building is located on Via dei Giubbonai, which is equal distance from Campo dei Fiori and Via Arenula. Perfect location. No automobile traffic, but lots of pedestrian traffic.

Nearby Amenities

Everything you could possibly want was within walking distance of this apartment.

The House/Apartment

I do not know if the building is historical. The building was in very good shape, with a small elevator. The apartment had double paned windows in both bedrooms, which faced the street. With the windows closed, the bedrooms were very quiet at night. The living room also faced the street, but the windows were not double paned. We were never bothered by the noise in there. There was a nice foyer with a wardrobe for coats. The kitchen and living room were all in one space, but very roomy for two people. There were two bedrooms - one with a queen size bed and one with two twins. The master bedroom was en suite, with a tub/shower and the washing machine. Very nice size bathroom. The second bath was off the hall - only a shower, but very nice. There are five apartments in the building that are owned by Cristina. There are additional apartments, but I do not know the total number.

Garden

No outside sitting area.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The furniture was in good shape, but the upholstery on the living room sofas needs refreshing in the near future. The two sofas in the living room were very comfortable. I believe one was a pull-out sofa. The apartment was very clean. Plenty of seating for at least four people - two good size sofas.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

Beds were very comfortable. Master bedroom large with a nice window overlooking the street. Both baths were in good condition with plenty of hot water.

Kitchen

The kitchen was very nice. Small refrigerator, cook-top, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. We did not cook meals, but plenty of dishes and glasses for eating breakfast in the morning.

Problems or Bonuses

One good surprise was how nice the washer/dryer was. The washer was in the master bathroom and was very good. The dryer was near the kitchen and worked very well. The nicest washer and dryer I have ever had in Italy.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

Cristina is wonderful! Easy to communicate with and very accessible - her office is in the building. She spoke very good English. The website accurately reflected the apartment. We paid 205 per night, with a discount. I think our total was 1385 for the week.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

I recommend it without hesitation.

Things to do in this area

Everything is nearby. Campo dei Fiori, Via Arenula and Largo Argentina are all close by. Lots of restaurants, grocery stores, and shops close by.

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