About this listing
Residenza dei Mercanti is your Holiday House in Rome. The apartment is located in Piazza dei Mercanti, the ancient heart of Trastevere, a few steps from the Church of Santa Cecilia: an ideal starting point for those who want to know the eternal city, immerse yourself in its history and live the artistic and fun . The rooms, carefully decorated, in the choice of fabrics and colors are all designed to make every guest feel in a familiar and elegant atmosphere at the same time. Residenza dei Mercanti can accommodate up to 11 people (Apartment 1 and 2), without sacrificing privacy or comfort that every stay, holiday or business, must be able to offer.
The apartment has good insulation and is equipped with air conditioning, LED TV, ADSL Internet Access (optional); kitchen with electric oven and washing machine.
For the arrivals after 22:00 pm there is an extra expense of € 20,00.
Checkout no later than 10:00. after thar hour there is a fine of € 30,00
We had a very pleasant experience here until the very last moment. The accommodations were nice and there was plenty of room for 3 people. The location was also excellent.
However, Valentina's father offered to drive us to the airport after we checked out and said he would give us a "special price". We accepted this offer and upon our arrival at the airport he charged us 50€. Keep in mind it would have cost 40€ with a taxi. So much for a special price.
We did not meet the host, but the father was very accommodating and gave a good overview of how to get in and out of the house. Like many reviews, his English is so so, but so is my Italian. We were able to communicate and we found him to be helpful. The area is absolutely perfect, great little cafe's and though we did not try them, the restaurants looked great as well. We did have some noisy neighbors staying next to us, however after some banging on the wall they got the hint. Overall, great location, well kept place and worth a visit.
Piazza dei Mercanti, like the rest of Trastevere, oozes charm, character and atmosphere. We loved it and being a stone's throw from the Tiber, is ideally placed for all the major sights of Rome as well as being literally surrounded by wonderful cafes and restaurants. The apartment itself cleverly uses the compact space that lies behind its impressive double front doors. It was spotlessly clean and, although we never met Valentina, she was easily contactable and helpful. Roberto, her father, met us offering not only a warm welcome but went out of his way to help us when we left. The children loved the mezzanine level in the apartment. One thing we thought it could benefit from is a kettle. We loved our stay in Rome and would happily stay here again.
We had a wonderful, homey stay in Rome. Thank you Valentina for being so accommodating and helpful!
Abbiamo trascorso 5 notti presso la RESIDENZA DEI MERCANTI 2.
L'accoglienza è stata positiva, Piergiorgio si è dimostrato gentile e disponibile.
La posizione della casa è ottima x muoversi comodamente a Roma
sia a piedi che con i mezzi.
L'unica nota che è forse per 5 persone (adulti) la casa risulta un pò piccola, anche il bagno è davvero piccolo soprattutto la doccia.
Sarebbe perfetta per 3 max 4 persone.
in ogni caso il soggiorno è stato piacevole.
The apartment is located on a lovely authentic roman piazza, surrounded by beautiful buildings and nice restaurants.
It is perfect for 4 people, we were there with two adults and two young adolescents.
Everything you want to see in Rome is on a walking distance if you don't mind walks.
Interior is basic but fine; all you need for a couple of days. Only small downside is that the walls are not noise-proof, so when the apartment next door is rented out you can literally follow conversations.
And not very welcoming (but mentioned on the website) was that due to delay of our flight of 4 hours we had to pay an extra 20 euro immediately after entering the apartment.
All in one; we would again consider this for our next stay!
Valentina's sister was waiting for me. She hurried me through the basics like she had somewhere else to be, although I got there 20 minutes earlier than I'd said I would. In her defense, she did try to be patient with me when I asked idiotic questions like 'where's the closest grocery store?' As for the place itself, I do have some things to say about it. First off, there was a ubiquitous lack of soap. No dishwashing liquid in the kitchen, no shampoo in the shower, and no laundry detergent or fabric softener around the washer. I had to a) figure out where the nearest supermarket is – which is not near at all –, and b) buy all those things, then c) carry them back home – again, a long walk from home and this time with giant bottles of liquids in your hands. There was, however, an almost-out bottle of liquid soap on the bathroom sink, which was a letdown because were it not for that, the apartment would have been completely soap-free – I would have appreciated the no-soap-anywhere consistency. Plus, the kitchen cabinet stunk of something terrifying, the hot water was as fickle as the weather – giving out at random moments or simply not running at all –, and there was nowhere to dry the washed clothes – I had to buy PVC-coated wires and install impromptu laundry lines on the mezzanine railings myself. Next off, wifi only worked within six-feet radius of the front door; I had to move the dining table toward it to get my laptop to work, and Buzzfeed in bed and cooking to the radio was literally out the door. Finally, the walls. You would think mankind invented walls to stop natural predators from invading its place of rest and preying on it, and you would be right – just right. Those walls do nothing more. I could hear drunks talking and shouting on the street outside – especially on weekend nights –, I could hear customers dragging chairs around eating and drinking and generally having fun unlike me in the semi-basement pizzeria underneath, and most of all, I could hear my twenty-something American-English speaking female neighbors have such profound and thought-provoking conversations with each other about love, traveling, relationships, friends they hate, soul-searching, shoes, boys they like, family troubles, food they want to eat, and did I mention love? For people who talk that much about traveling, they did surprising little of it, and I had to be subjected to that auditory torture for a whole month. I wanted to do a con/pro review but I'm veering dangerously close to the 500-word limit and honestly I can't even think of that many good things to say, so I'll just cut it off here. There definitely are some virtues to this apartment as many other reviewers will tell you. But for me, they were barely there. Like my sanity after my stay. Like the stars I'm giving for this...
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