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Review 627: Underground Viaggi, Reginella 2
2bed/1bath apartment near Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome
June 1-June 8th, 1 week
The location of this apartment was excellent as it was walking distance to so many parts of the historical center. Largo di Torre Argentina was right around the corner as was the Ghetto area. Both the Campo di Fiore and Trastevere were a 10 minute walk in opposite directions. Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain were all within eay walks. We only took taxis to the Vatican and Borghese and then only because of the heat. For a city apartment it was relatively quiet. We were far enough away from main streets that we had no need for ear plugs and slept well. The very pretty Piazza Mattei with its lovely fountain was steps away from the apartment.
We were surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops in every direction.
We were on the second of I think 4 floors. It did not have an elevator. It was an old building but it was in good shape. The apartment had been renovated-I'm not sure how long ago.
You can view the apartment directly: Reginella 2.
This apartment did not have an outside sitting area or terrace.
The furniture was servicable. It was a small apartment so the living room space was quite small. It had one small couch which was comfortable enough and a cabinet with a TV. A small table and 2 chairs took up the rest of the space.
The beds were comfortable. There was a queen size bed downstairs and 2 twin beds upstairs in a loft area. The bathroom was modern enough, with the typical flood the bathroom shower, toilet and bidet. There was also a washing machine in the bathroom.
The kitchen was up 2 stairs from the living room. It was very small but it had what you might need to cook meals. There were just enough utensils etc. for 3 people. Stove and refrigerator were in good working order. I can't remember if it had an oven as we didn't cook any meals there with all the terrific restaurants nearby.
Problems or Bonuses
I felt the apartment really could have been cleaner. Our first introduction to it was up 2 flights of stairs that really needed a good sweeping. I can't quite say the apartment itself was dirty but it would not have passed the "white glove test". I knew the apartment didn't have AC (who would have thought the first week of June would be so hot?)but 1 of the 2 fans was broken. We were able to fix it. The loft bedroom was particularly hot and the fan was needed. We also were not told what to do with garbage (I also didn't ask). This didn't matter that much as we didn't do any cooking and we left the apartment for 2 days to go to Orvieto but it could have been.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Mauro was very nice to deal with. His email responses were timely and informative. It was great to be picked up and brought back to the airport and given the use of his cell phone, which is one of the reasons I went with this agency. He gave us some pointers on things we might like to visit, some restaurant recommendations and walked us up to the Campo to get our bearings. We did not hear from him again until I confirmed our pick up time. I am sure he would have been available to answer questions had we contacted him but he did not call to check in with us either. That is fine, but the web site may lead you to feel he would provide more services (by previous guests gushing over becoming friends etc.)
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I can't say that I would stay here again. It wasn't bad-it just wasn't anything special. It lacked charm but I suppose for 900 Euros it was a reasonable rental given the great location.
Things to do in this area
ROMA- Too many things to do in 5 days! We particularly liked Ristorante der Pallaro, Largo del Pallaro,15, Hostarria Giggetto in the Ghetto, Via del Portico d'Ottavia,21A and ecce bombo, via di tor millina,22 off the Piazza Navona.
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