About this listing
PERFECT LOCATION FOR A RELAXING STAY IN ROME
3rd Floor in elevator building next to Spanish Steps. Bedroom faces internal courtyard, living room faces a local side street.
Walking distance to Rome's attractions, including the Colosseum & Vatican!
Sleeps 2+2 near Spanish Steps/Trevi.
Elegant sunny, spacious (over 100 smeters/1,000 sfeet) apartment on the 3rd floor of a historical building with elevator
right behind the Spanish Steps.
Third floor and bedroom facing interior courtyard means no street noise at all.
Walking distance to Piazza Navona, The Vatican, Trevi Fountain. The Borghese Gardens and Spanish Steps are right behind the house.
The bedroom sleeps two and the livingroom couches turn out to make
2 very comfortable double beds.
Linens and towels provided. internet wireless and air conditioning tv and washing machine.
Second bathroom is a service bathroom for laundry, storage, etc.
Rome is the Vatican, and although there are church bells ringing on every corner in Rome, the closets church to me is a few streets away. a nice backgroud sound, but nothing to disturb your sleep.
Eat-in kichen, 2 bathrooms and lots of living space. the apartment is for 4 person.
Internet, a/c, - interpreting services available
for extra assistance during your stay.
Perfect location for friends and families visiting Rome who want a comfortable, safe, central place to stay after a day touring Rome - in the evenings there are enormous choices for incredible authentic Roman meals - all walking distance from home!
I have been letting out my home for years to satisfied visitors and am looking forward to participating in the airbnb community.
early or late arrival € 20,00 fee
(before 9am/after 7pm)
Check in on a holiday € 16,00 fee
Lost Key fee € 40
European hair dryer, towels, linen, toilet paper are included.
Please do a walk through with my assistant during check in to be sure you have/understand everything you need to be comfortable. (internet,/a/c control, clothes washer, towel supply, etc)
I try to leave coffee, tea and liquid soap, but I am at the mercy of my cleaning staff so please bring what you think you might needfor the first night until you haver time to go to the local shop down the road.
Energy is included in the rental, but please be considerate and do not leave a/c running all day when you are out.
It only takes a few minutes to cool up the house after its been turned on.
Please note; smoking inside the flat is strictly forbidden. If there are signs that
there was smoking, a penalty will be applied.
Valerio was very communicative with us before and during our stay and tried to answer all of our questions. he gave us good restaurant recommendations too. The apt. itself was spacious and light filled. I loved the large windows in the living room. It was clean and extremely comfortable. The location was also excellent. It was just a very short walk to the Spanish steps and a metro stop and great restaurants/shopping. We were able to walk to the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican (on the other side of the Tiber River - but that was a pretty long walk). Gaining access was also seamless - we just called and gave an estimated arrival time and someone was waiting to let us in.
The condo was in a great location close to Spanish Steps and central Rome. Host was responsive throughout process and even checked-in during our stay to ensure all was well. The condo was clean, had full-size fridge/range/washer, and was more than large enough. We would stay here again!
One of the other recent reviewers was spot-on. But I'll reiterate my experiences from memory.
The apartment is dated, with some wear, but it is spacious and very comfortably sleeps 4. The location is great. It is a convenient base for exploring Rome.
Valerio has an assistant come greet you. Call 30 mins in advance and she meets you at the apartment. She fiddled with the keys for a few minutes because one set of keys was not copied properly. I never had a problem with the set I used. The front door is easy to unlock with the key: insert the key fully, then withdraw it less than 1mm and turn. Works every time. I never had a problem with the room key with the good set of keys.
There is a small TV that we turned on but never used since we spent most of our time outside. The air conditioning was great. It cools the room quickly. If you don't like AC, then there are 2 electric fans. The internet was fast. There is a washing machine and a laundry rack in case you have dirty clothes. It is generally noisy after 7AM, so if you're sensitive to noise, get earplugs. I've stayed at 2 hotels at Rome previously and they were both subject to noise, so this is no surprise. Noise is a small price to pay for convenience. There was plenty of hot water to shower for our family of 4. I understand they have a hot water tank system, so we tried not to take long (ie: 20 minute-) showers.
We had to catch a train at 2PM, so we checked with the assistant who allowed us to keep our luggage in the room until our departure.
Overall, we were very happy with our stay.
Valerio was always quick to communicate and gave us some nice recommendations for the area. The apartment was spacious, with more than enough room for our family of three. The bedroom is very dark and very quiet, but if you sleep on the pull out couches in the living room, you'll want to close the shutters and use ear plugs because the front windows are on a busy street. With earplugs, it wasn't a problem to get a good night's rest in the living room.
The best thing about the apartment is its location—just a couple blocks from the Spanish Steps and a five minute walk from the Spagna metro stop. It's also close to several major bus routes. The Vatican is only three metro stops away, and Centro Storico is a long walk or short bus ride away (we did it both ways).
The apartment itself is adequate but not fancy. It shows its age. The housekeeping is lacking (like a friend did a quick clean up right before you came over, but didn't worry too much about the stuff you wouldn't notice). All of the important things were clean (sinks, toilettes, beds, etc.). There were plenty of towels and bedding, and the kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, utensils, and cookware. The appliances all worked well.
The locks will drive you mad. The outside lock (to the building) has an easy trick (just pull it back a little before you turn), but the inside lock (to the apartment) is frustrating. Sometimes it opens instantly, and sometimes you have to fiddle with it for a few minutes. It does always open in the end. Be patient.
There was always plenty of hot water. The air conditioning works well, although I only used it for about 15 minutes on a 90ºF day to cool it off when we got back. The wi-fi was fast and reliable.
Finally, check-in took a little longer than expected. I called Valerio's assistant as instructed 30 minutes before we arrived, but it took an hour for her to have someone meet us. Once she arrived, she did a thorough job showing us everything—including a map of the city with groceries and sites circled.
Despite the fact that Valerio was not in Rome he was from day one very much present as a host. Replied quickly to any question one might have and communicated on his own initiative when appropriate. Checking in went smoothly. The apartment is large and well functioning. Location is perfect from any perspective: Two metro stations nearby, lots of buses and shops of all sorts, incl. supermarket, extremely nice neighborhood with lots of restaurants in different price ranges. Within walking distance of most sights and Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo, Via Veneto, villa Borghese, Piazza Venezia, Forum Romanum etc. We can warmly recommend Valerio and his apartment and would love to come back.
Our experience was very good. The apartment is in a great location. It was roomy and clean. The air conditioners worked well and water was hot. There are many shops and restaurants close by. The bed is comfortable and so is the pull out couch.
The windows open to a great ambience with the noise of the city and hustle and bustle of Rome, but it is a positive experience.
I recommend this to anyone visiting Rome.
About the Host, Valerio
Originally from Italy, I now divide my time between New York and Rome
working in the garment industry.
I am a professional businessman and I have been letting out my home for years to satisfied visitors and am looking forward to participating in the airbnb community.
When I am not in Rome I have an assistant available for guests.