Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 667: Real Rome, Flavia Rooftop #1
1bed/1bath apartment near Via Veneto, Rome
June 25 to July 2, 2003, one week
The apartment is on the top floor of the Medici Hotel. It is one block North of Via 20 Settembre and about a ten minute walk from Via Veneto. We did like the area because there were small grocery shops and restaurants just steps away from our entrance. The street is conjested, but once in the apartment all is quiet and private. There is a lift to the top, and the apartment has a delightful and very private balcony. We found that the location was a little farther from some of the sites we wanted to see, but opted to walk anyway ... but in the heat we usually took a taxi home. Getting a taxi was never a problem.
Definitely yes on all the above questions. Something was always open and only steps away, a car might be hard to park.
The entrance must have just been replaced (very tastefully) as I could smell the fresh varnish. One enters the hotel and finds the elevator ready. There is no affiliation with the hotel, it is just located in the same building. Everything was in great shape and well maintained. We only know that there were about seven apartments on the 5th floor.
We had a beautiful and private balcony with a lattice for privacy, it was also appointed with plants, a table and chairs. There was no pool.
The furniture was in great shape, everything was clean and cared for properly. There is one large living area with a dining table and chairs, a comfortable sofa and easy chair. Way too many TV stations, from all over the world, and a CD player that was better than home.
There is one large bed, queen size and firm. The bedroom is a separate room but is not private ... perfect for a couple. The bathroom was nice and the bathtub has a shower combination. The bathroom was probably updated recently.
The kitchen is small and can be closed off. It has everything ... great refridge and freezer, washer, dryer, microwave and lots of supplies. There was enough of everything. A meal could be easily prepared for four ... no problem.
Problems or Bonuses
No surprises ... however if you need the internet, it will be at your disposal. I am sure it is a cable modem, and even I found it very easy to use. When we arrived the apartment was hot, and I contacted the agent Tim Pearson via email. He assured us that it would be OK in a matter of time, not only was he right, but the owner stopped by first thing that morning to see if we were comfortable. They were all very kind, concerned and professional.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
I really must say that Tim Pearson at RealRome is the best! A real asset to the owners of the apartment, and especially made it easy for us to do business with him.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Really we would have to recommend this apartment and especially the agency.
Things to do in this area
Some walks were a little far, but the accommodations made up for it. One restaurant is a must, and it was across the street, less than a quarter of a block away (Taverna Flavia). There are many other restaurants all around.
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