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Review 5519: Sleep in Italy, Seminario
3bed/2bath apartment near the Pantheon, Rome
May 2012, 4 nights
About a two minute stroll from the Pantheon on Via Seminario. We've visited Rome on six occasions prior to this trip, and although we always stay in the Centro Storico, we've never been quite this central before. We had our 19 month-old son with us, I was expecting baby boy number 2, and we had my parents along (one of whom had a knee replacement later in the year), and so the very central location was priceless. The taxi stand alongside the Pantheon was always open when we needed it, also a bonus given our particular circumstances.
We used the grocery store near Campo di Fiori, and of course the Campo market itself. The apartment owners graciously stocked our apartment with some basic groceries we requested in advance since we arrived late on a Saturday evening (we reimbursed them upon check-in). Restaurants galore are in the area.
The apartment is in an old historical building and there is a small working elevator. There are a few steps prior to reaching the elevator (not more than five or six). Two of the bedrooms are very quiet. One bedroom (has two twin beds) faces the street and was noisy. I had a small white noise machine and earplugs and was not bothered at all by it, but would have been otherwise. The bedroom setup is as follows. One room with a double bed and a small balcony (useful for drying laundry). One room with two twin beds and a bathroom en suite (bathroom has a tub). One room with two twin beds that faces the street. The second bathroom is off the hall and has a shower, reasonable size for Italy (head's up - the hot and cold water is backwards). The apartment is extremely spacious for central Rome, almost unbelievably so, and the space is very functional. That said, the apartment has experienced a lot of wear and tear and is rather beat up. The outlets are especially worrisome with small children, as many of them had been yanked out from the wall and were dangling by the wires.
You can view the property directly: Seminario.
No outdoor area except for the small balcony off the double bed bedroom.
The apartment was clean and the kitchen was well stocked with the necessary appliances and utensils. The furnishings show wear and tear but were comfortable. The use of space in the apartment is excellent, and there is a lot of space!
The beds were comfortable, rather firm as we have come to expect in Italy. The bathrooms were fully functional with no leaks or other problems.
The kitchen was usable, though we only cooked a few basic meals.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Sleep in Italy was very professional and we had no problems with the apartment rental. The airport transport we booked through them was quite late to pick us up from the airport however.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Yes, I highly recommend this apartment if you're looking for a lot of space in a very central location. Just know in advance that it is pretty bare bones, but is definitely fully functional. We plan to stay here again on our next trip to Rome.
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