About this listing
Casa Donatello is a newly renovated two-bedroom apartment located at only few minutes of old historical center, on Piazza del Popolo side. The flat is perfect for a couple, a family or a group. Comfortable and useful.
We speak French, English, Spanish and Italian
The flat is perfect for a couple, a family or group of friends. Comfortable and useful.
THE BUILDING & THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The building is a freshly renovated 1900's typical roman building, with a large and elegant entrance with door-man, two elevators and red carpet on the stairs. The neighborhood is residential and green and you will find everything you need in the surroundings : restaurants, pharmacy, supermarkets and an excellent bakery are just around the corner!
The apartment has two large double bed-room for guests, a full equipped American kitchen, a hall, a dining room and lounge, a corridor, a bathroom. The apartment is naturally enlighten during the day by three big windows that give to a tree-lined road.
The main bedroom in Provencal style has a king-size bed, with excellent quality latex memory mattress, mahogany closet, bedside tables, a comfortable armchair with footrest and two exceptional 1950's elbow chairs.
The yellow bedroom has a white king-size bed, bedside table, two blue velvet chairs, closet and a big enlightened globe. Nice and colored, perfect for children.
THE LIVING ROOM
It is an open space with a dining area and a sitting room side. Dining has American style with big lunch counter. Lounge area has a cozy comfortable couch and an armchair, with a beautiful vintage table will make your stay relaxing and stylish. The living room has a wide-screen TV with Italian and international channels, DVD/CD player, audio amplifier, internet WiFi.
The kitchen has everything you need to make a perfect dinner after your exhausting day : a vitroceramic cook top, electric oven, a microwave oven, laundry, dishwasher, iron and iron board and an integrated fridge with freezer as well as dishes, pans, cups and glasses that matches the colors.
Finally, a huge shower in a white marble bathroom, wc, bidet, washbasin with a professional hair dryer.
Casa Donatello can be rented for a minimum of four (4) nights and a maximum period of one year.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
Gea will greet you at the apartment and show how it works. If she is not in town you will meet someone else.
Interaction with Guests
You can reach Gea any time by email, phone, what's app, viber or (website hidden). She will be available for any kind of tips about the house or amenities in town.
You are at 15 minutes walking distance from historical center on the Piazza del Popolo and Spanish steeps side; 10 minutes (or less) walking distance from Auditorium, Villa Giulia, Villa Borghese, Maxxi Museum, Modern Art Museum, Explora Museum for kids, the new Bridge of Music; 20 minutes walking distance from Castel Sant'Angelo, Saint Peter Church and Vatican Museum.
METRO & BUS
Metro lines A plus several bus and tram lines will make your way the easiest to move all around Rome.
From here, you are also directly connected to north of Lazio by train station Flaminio.
FROM / TO THE AIRPORT
From the house you can take bus number 910 to Termini Station and then a train to Leonardo Da Vinci. Otherwise, to get to Piazzale Flaminio you can take a local tram for a few stops, and from there the underground to Termini Station, then a train to Leonardo Da Vinci.
Other Things to Note
SERVICES & FACILITIES
The apartment is fully furnished with fresh towels and sheets.
A performance heating system guarantees a regular temperature in the apartment.
WiFi internet access and phone calls to landlines numbers in Rome are included.
1. CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT
Check-in starts at 2pm
Check-out is before 10am
Check-in/check-out hours will be flexible, depending whether or not we host some other visitors before/after your stay
Check-in/check-out after 8pm or before 2pm has an extra cost of 20 euros.
We ask a refundable deposit of 200 euros at the check in.
We will take care of washing the towels and sheets you will use. However, we will ask you to leave the flat reasonably clean, which means :
no dirty toilets and bath,
no dirty dishes/pans/cups,
no stains on the couch/on the bed/on the walls
In case the flat will not be reasonably clean, we may take you some money from your caution
3. KEEPING LUGGAGE
Unfortunately we do not have a place like a locker where you could leave your luggage before your check-in/after your check-out.
However, if the apartment is free before/after your stay you can leave them in the apartment and come back when you want.
But, if there are some other visitors before/after your stay, you will have to take your luggage with you.
The home is centrally located and ideally situated for exploring Rome. Kitchen is well stocked and all is in good working order. The host is generous. For hot weather the Bedrooms could use fans as the AC is in only one of the three rooms.
If you read my previous reviews you will see how much I like Casa Donatello. The fact that I have stayed there three times speaks volumes. This time I found the flat even more comfortable and I found more thoughtful touches from Gea. She even leaves a new toothpaste out. Wonderful. The extra bonus this year is that we finally managed to meet. Lovely lady Gea.
Me and my mum had a lovely time staying at Gea's place. The arrangements were very well made for our arrival and Gea was responsive throughout, including with extra bits of advice regarding transport etc. The apartment itself is great, with all the necessary amenities plus more. It's also in a very nice location, with some nice shops and restaurants nearby, and close to public transport for accessing the main tourist sites.
Have you ever been to a rented property and been annoyed at the total lack of provisions? No, salt, pepper....washing up liquid? Well if you stay at Casa Donatello you will have the complete opposite experience. Gea is incredibly generous, she leaves you absolutely everything you need for your stay, condiments, tea, coffee, spices, pasta, washing powder, she even left toothpaste and soap. It became a game to find something missing and we lost! Even sandwich bags were there! Add to that the lovely, homely apartment in a perfect quiet location with great shops and restaurants nearby, why would you ever want to stay anywhere else? Thank you Gea!
Gea was very friendly and helpful. She was out of town when we arrived and her friend met us there who didn't speak english but she told us this beforehand. My husband and I stayed there with my parents. The apartment is very homey. It is beautifully decorated, lots of books and everything you could need. The shower was great but unfortunately there didn't seem to be enough hot water for all four of us :( The neighbourhood was lovely and we enjoyed the local restaurant and their stuffed potatoes. We arrived at the central train station around 5pm and it took us about an hour on the bus to get to the apartment with the traffic. We didn't try figuring out the metro so took the taxi a bit and it wasn't too expensive. It was around a 30min walk to get to the main attractions, it is a little further out so we usually left the apartment for the day instead of coming back for a rest and going out again because it was too much time going back for a rest. But this is only because we were in Rome for too short a time and trying to fit a lot in! I would definitely stay at Gea's again and relax more in Rome because it was nice to be out of the tourist areas.
I spent just over a week in Gea's apartment near the Flaminia and found everything to be perfect. The apartment was exactly as described, clean, with everything working properly.
The location is very convenient given close access to the #2 tram line, a supermarket, and an organic food store on the next block.
The apartment has a "cozy" feel given the art, books, and other decorative items, in contrast to a sterile hotel room.
All-in-all, I would book another stay in Gea's apartment without hesitation!
This is a lovely flat.
Very clean; and pleasant neighborhood; walking distance from ultra-modern, marvelous Zaha Hadid's museum: MAXXI and Renzo Piano's - Auditorium Parco della Musica.
Comfortable bed in quiet bedroom.
I really enjoyed staying there and would recommend it!
Gea is very friendly and helpful person.
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About the Host, Gea
Hello to everybody,
It will be a pleasure to host you and it will be my 'mission' to make you feel like home.
I'm Gea. I'm an Italian native speaker born in Rome. I'm someone who likes to travel and meet new people from different cultures. I like to talk different languages, read books and watch movies in their original language. I like to take pictures, paint, and draw. I'm open to new experiences.