The room: 18 m2, painted in red and white...double bed (160x200), air condictioned, balcony, TV, internet, wireless, double panes (very silent at night), wardrobe, desk...
The flat: attic, 70 square meters, very bright, central heating, wide dining room with TV, bathroom, kitchen, hall
The area where the flat is located is called Castro Pretorio, one of the most central and comfortable of Rome. The main station is 200m away, and so are dozens of buses, the 2 metro lines, and all the main attractions (Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, Pantheon, etc etc) are reachable by feet
The whole area is 100% safe (the flat is in the same building of CSM, few meters away from the Transportation Ministry, and some other important agencies)
Just beside the flat, several restaurants, pizzerie and bars are available, and all of the them are much cheaper than in the touristic areas. If you want to walk only 10', than you have also the San Lorenzo area and the Monti district, where you will find hundreds of places to eat cheap
The flat offers you a great combination of both location and comforts. Everything you need is close at hand, the area is safe, the flat both wide and modern. To understand it, just check out the pictures of the flat, and than the location on a map...
This was a perfect place to stay when visiting Rome - the apartment is within walking distance of most of the centre, really close to Termini Station (so not too much walking with heavy bags!), and is absolutely lovely. The room was comfortable and sunny, and had a balcony with a great view! The whole flat was very clean, and Sirio was an extremely friendly and helpful host!
It is very easy to find the flat located near the Termini station(central station). He is very nice and quite. we didn't feel any uncomfort while we were staying his flat. There isn't noisy so you can sleep well during the night. I couldn't feel anything difficult. very very nice :) Thank you for your helping! Sirio !
Sirio – very friendly host. Clean room. Very close to Termini station.
Sirio's apartment is very very convenient. Just short walk from the Rome Train Terminal where you can choose whatever transportation you need to explore Rome. It is the focal point for every mode of transport used. The apartment is in a very secure building and is served by an elevator; extremely convenient. The flat is clean and spacious.Sirio was out of town while we were there so we didn't have the pleasure of meeting him but he was very attentive to any of our requests via email. Everything was as described.
The apartment was easy to locate, very near Rome Termini. Sirio was very kind and polite, the apartment was pleasant and clean.
Nice room! Reliable internet and close to the Termini train station. Sirio was a great host, easy to reach, and was on time and very kind. The building is safe and has lots of character. Right in the centre of Rome. Not glamorous, but central and clean.
Very convenient location, all attractions nearby. Nice room, responsible owner.
Sirio, thank you! We are all liked it! You are really helped us. Am very glad to meet you. Your apartment is very pleased us. Next visit we undoubtedly turn to you.
The stay was great. The place is 5 mins walking distance from Rome Centraal Station so transportation options are unlimited. Most tourist sites are 20 mins by bus/train There is a small Despar supermarket right at the station so you can get most things there relatively cheap (e.g water, fruits, bread, wine, beer etc..) which can be a big money and time saver when you are out sightseeing. The apartment is well protected with a locked main door and it has a small old style elevator to get you on the 4th floor.
Sirio is a great host and the room I stayed was nice and roomy. It had a big double bed and a nice desk and chair with ample closet space for clothes. I wish it had an alarm clock too but no biggie. Sirio made sure I had clean sheets and towels. The room was cleaned before handing it over to me. He was even gracious enough to call on my behalf to check if the Galleria Borgese had any tickets left for the day and then he rightly suggested that even though they were gone for the day (it was a Sat) I should go there and I would get in and I am glad I took his advice because it worked!
The kitchen is nice and well equipped with everything except a microwave. The refrigerator in the kitchen and A/C in the room were welcome in the heat! Wifi was at nice speed and stable throughout my stay. For sightseeing info, checking email and getting directions it was a very very useful feature! I even made calls to USA using Groove IP without any issues.
Couple of minor issues:
1) The flush in the toilet did not always work properly and required multiple flushes also the water in the shower did not drain immly
2) This is mostly an issue due to me but I had trouble opening the door lock from outside until his kindly neighbour showed me how (pull the door in first, unlock and then push it open!). It is always a good idea when you are staying at someone's place to actually try to open the door with the keys you get, with you outside, the door locked and the host with you on the outside to help you to show how. I did not do that, to my regret and had that moment of panic when I thought I would never get in as Sirio had gone for the day and I was alone outside the apt. I emailed him about it and he did reply back but it was all settled soon. Like I say my mistake I was not more diligent in checking that before he left.
Couple of decent restaurants nearby. One right in front and ofcourse the central station has choices like McDonald's and other fast food places.
Overall it was a great stay at a reasonable price and I enjoyed it.
I and my friend have stayed at Sirio's apartment for 10 days. The flat is close to Termini Station, so there is no problem to get to the main attractions. Our room (with double bed) is spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is small but there are all necessary things.
Sirio is a great host, we didn't see him a lot, but he always helps us when we asked. Also he allowed our friend stay for one night and invited us for the party. Highly recommended.