Vintage Suite w/ Private Bath & AC

Apartment - Private room · Via Alfonso Lamarmora, Rome, Lazio 00185, Italy
Frank & Soledad
Your host, Frank & Soledad
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The Space

This bright and elegant Vintage Suite has a beautiful Private Balcony and seating area, and comes with independent AC/Heat, free 24/7 Wi-Fi and top-notch Simmons Beautyrest Queen-sized bed.

It also has a new and super-chic designer Private Bathroom located inside the room, Ensuite, and comes with all of the classic amenities you'd expect in a fine hotel, including mini-fridge, Flat screen TV, hair-dryer, glasses, Turkish patchwork rugs, and designer bedding and towels.

The guesthouse is conveniently located in the heart of 18th Century Rome, right off the corner of one of Rome's main plazas, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. It's just a 5 minute walk away from the central Train Station Termini, and the famed Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and just a 15 minute passeggiata to the Roman Forum and Colosseum.

Feel free to contact us if you need more information and we'll answer as fast as possible.

Guest Access

The guesthouse also has two other rooms, all with a shared foyer, and on request and weather permitting guests may have access to our beautiful roof-top lounge.

Interaction with Guests

Privacy and safety guaranteed. We're here if you need us as we do live in the building, but our guests' privacy is paramount. We spend time with you at check-in, to explain the map, make some recommendations, answer any questions you may have and give you the low-down on this crazy and beautiful city - But we never intrude.

The Neighborhood

The multi-ethnic neighborhood of Esquilino is rich in both diversity and vibrant city life. There are incredible markets, cheap Roman bistros, and an old-school gelateria you won't find anywhere else in the city!

Getting around

Getting around is very easy with the vast majority of sites, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona, easily reachable on foot. For the rest there's the Metro A line Vittorio Emanuele stop at 100 meters from the guesthouse.

Other Things to Note

Amenities include: Independent Air Conditioning/Heat, Free 24/7 Wi-Fi, and Towels & Linens included. You'll get a set of keys and be able to come and go as you please. Breakfast is not included.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $842 /week
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We were happy that we stayed at Franks rather than a hotel. The photo description was pretty accurate and the room met with expectations. Frank gave us a couple of good tips and was good with communication. The only negatives were that I expected the bar fridge to function and it wasn't, however, Frank pretty much made up for it by being accommodating. Also the area was very handy but a little seedy. I would recommend as a place to stay for those on a budget, wanting somewhere close to the main transport hub and those after more personal accomodation.

    July 2014
  • I recently travelled to Rome for a long weekend and stayed in Frank's apartment on the Eastern side of the city.

    The apartment is in a great location. It is about a 10 minute walk from Termini (the main train/bus station from the airport), or one stop on the underground Metro. The apartment has a Metro station (Vittorio Emanuele) very close which leads to most tourist attractions in Rome. The Colosseum is also around a 15 minute downhill walk from the apartment. So you can get everywhere you will probably want to go very easily.

    The apartment itself is beautiful. Very clean, great facilities (private bathroom, TV, hair dryer, balcony) and a very generous size. Its high ceilings and decor make it feel very Italian indeed.

    But the main reason I would recommend this apartment is the host, Frank. At the time of booking, Frank was very helpful in terms of giving advice on how to get into Rome etc. When we arrived, he spent half an hour with us talking us through the city with a map that he expertly annotated. Having lived in Rome for 14 years, and hailing from the US, he was extremely knowledgeable on all the main tourist attractions, when to go, how to get there etc, as well as having great local knowledge of the less touristy restaurants, bars, and areas in Rome. Frank sat us down with a map and spoke us through every area of Rome we might like to visit - this even felt tailored to the amount of time we had and what we might personally like to do. This was exactly what we needed, having arrived without and itinerary or idea of what we were going to do.

    Our time in Rome was absolutely spectacular, and this was really aided by Frank's knowledge and advice. We were able to visit all of the tourist attractions, and also had plenty of time to roam the streets of Rome, soak up the true local culture and explore the back streets behind the crowds of tourists.

    June 2014
  • We stayed in Frank's place for 2nights. It's definitely a good experience, close location, beautiful room with nice view and tasteful furniture and most (email hidden)! He gave us a good map and give us the idea where to eat, how to plan the route..this is all you need when you first enter this country. And the tips he gave us to aware of thief, we definitely have a good start in Italy!

    June 2014
  • Frsnk (email hidden). We arrived late due to a flight delay, and he welcomed us warmly and gave us lots of information to help us navigate our way through Rome. We went to judt about all the restaurants he recommended. They were excellent. The room was clean, comfortable and beautifully furnished. We highly recommend Frsnk a d Soledad's place.

    June 2014
  • Perfect accommodation for visiting Rome. The room with the little balcony is clean and adorable. Frank is very helpful. We will be back!

    June 2014
  • We arrived in Rome late at night but Frank was onsite, greeting us right away and really took the time to show us a map of Rome, pointing out some "local" restaurants and tips for sightseeing - which were all VERY useful. The room was beautiful, with a very nice bathroom (with a great relaxing shower). The location was good but the place was a bit noisy with traffic outside, especially in the morning (but then again, it's Rome!). He was (email hidden) and we were glad to have (email hidden).

    June 2014
  • We had such a wonderful time staying at Frank and Soledad's suite during our trip to Rome, I'd even say it was a highlight! Frank was far and away the most considerate and helpful host I've ever encountered. In fact, we had the most incredible meal of all in Rome because he suggested and then booked us dinner there. The couple beside us at dinner had made reservations 5 months in advance!

    The suite itself is simply gorgeous. Though slightly smaller than the photos suggested, the bright airiness and beautiful furnishings made it perfectly comfortable. The location is right next to the train station so very convenient and if you're up for walking (we're New Yorkers so that's a given) then it can feel pretty central. A real steal for the price! Thanks again and would stay here again on our next trip 100%.

    May 2014
  • Una habitación encantadora, todo muy limpio y acogedor, la verdad es que nos sentimos como en nuestra propia casa.
    Frank fue muy amable porque nada más llegar nos mostró los lugares de más interés y una lista de restaurantes baratos y que nos dejaron impresionados.
    Muy recomendable para ver Roma!!

    April 2014
  • WOW! will be understatement. Really awesome host Frank was. He took the pain to explain us all the stuff about rome making it a very very memorable experience for us. The room was clean. Though its smaller than what it looks like in picture but the interiors are done very well and are intelligent use of space. It is very well accessible to almost all the major attractions in the rome and very near to metro stop

    Would definitely recommend this !

    April 2014
  • This is why we only travel AirBNB anymore. We arrived and Frank sat down with us for at least 30 minutes with a map to show us everything that we would need or want to see. Sights, restaurants, coffee houses, gelato spots, and every type of local train and bus info. He marked it all on the map and thus made the first few days of our trip to Italy so much easier. I was able to message him and always got an answer, even for info not related to the room (such as train info). Also the room itself is just as beautiful as the pictures show it to be. Stunning with really tall ceilings that make it feel very roomy. Pleasure to stay in this room and with this host!

    March 2014
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