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Situated on the ground floor of a 16th century palace - the Palazzo Andosilla, a building classified as 'historical'. This apartment is 40m2, and an authentic little nest in the heart of the centre of Rome in which all its ancient charm still resides. From there you will be able to visit and admire all the beauty of 'the eternal city', which always has a little something right around the corner for you to discover.
The flat, although it has been renovated, still retains all its antique charm. It is ideal for 2 or 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children/adolescents.
It comprises of a romantic bedroom, a small living room with a sofa-bed (size is 1 and a half people, which would have to be folded up every morning to allow for passage in the living room), a fully equipped kitchen, shower and toilets. The apartment naturally remains very cool during summer, but benefits from a very good autonomous heating system for the winter.
You will be able to taste the best coffee in Rome (on Piazza di Sant' Eustachio, literally down the street). In a neighbourhood full of local restaurants, authentic Roman ice cream shops, bars and boutiques, all of which contained within amazing historical Roman streets and alleys. A few minutes away from the apartment is 'Campo de Fiori': by day it is a beautiful and colourful market, by night the piazza turns into a highly frequented spot for night-life and entertainment, it is a highly known place of rendezvous for the young, under the statue of Giordano Bruno.
From a cultural stand point, you will live halfway between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, a couple of streets away from the palaces of political life (Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Montecitorio, and Palazzo Chigi) and a 5-10 minute walk to the most fascinating 'piazzas' of Rome, the most beautiful historical monuments, and the principal museums of the city. In fact, all the main attractions the city has to offer are walking distance away from the flat such as, Piazza Venezia and the Victorian Museum; the Capitol and its museums; the Trevi Fountain; the galleries and many shops of Via del Corso (the main shopping street which connects Piazza Venezia with Piazza del Popolo). For the ones in love, it is also easy to access the esplanade of the Quirinale and to admire the beautiful expositions of grand renown which are hosted in it (the 'Scuderie del Quirinale)
To move around, there is nothing simpler: The apartment is literally 1 minute away from Largo di Torre Argentina, a piazza in which numerous buses stop which can take you to nearly all directions. On that piazza there also is the Tram 8 which crosses the Tevere river to take you to Trastevere (allowing you to stroll around other beautiful neighbourhoods of Rome which are not the centre itself, or simply to take a walk down the river banks). The connections between the flat and the main rail station (Termini), and therefore with the various airports, are optimal.
We will put at your disposal bed sheets, towels and coffee. There are no specific rules apart from the respect of others, material, and the location.
Pets are accepted.
Recibirán sábanas y toallas así como el café. No hay reglas particulares, lo único que pedimos es el respeto hacia los demás, hacia los muebles y el apartamento en general.
Se aceptan las mascotas.
Nous fournissons les draps et les serviettes ainsi que le café. Il n'y a pas d'autres règles que celles du respect des autres, du matériel, et des lieux.
Les animaux sont acceptés.
Le lenzuola e gli asciugamani sono forniti, come anche il caffè. Non ci sono regole particolari, se non quelle del rispetto verso gli altri, gli elementi di arredo e l’appartamento nella sua interezza.
Gli animali domestici sono accettati.
First the comment will be in Russian and then in English. Были с мужем в Риме в конце апреля 2015г. Погода порадовала - температура 17-20 градусов, комфортная, не жарко, очень хорошо для прогулок. Дождь был только один день. Апартаменты у Марлен находятся в самом центре исторического города. Мы не разу не пользовались транспортом, до всех достопримечательностей можно дойти пешком. Квартирка очень уютная, чистая, но очень маленькая. Если вы обладаете солидной комплекцией - вам сложно будет разместиться в ней. Квартира расположена в старинном здании, окна выходят в маленький двор-колодец, стены толщиной более метра. Квартира недалеко от железнодорожного вокзала - полчаса пешком или 7 минут на такси (8-10 евро), откуда можно путешествовать на скоростном экспрессе по всем городам Италии (Салерно, Венеция, Флоренция и другие). Хозяйка апартаментов Марлен очень гостеприимная и доброжелательная, немного говорит по-русски, что для нас было очень важно. Когда мы приехали, нас ждал небольшой презент: вода, чай, кофе, сок, молоко, сладости. Марлен рассказала нам о ближайших магазинах и ресторанах, предоставила карты Рима, помогла организовать некоторые экскурсии, устроила очень интересную экскурсию на сегвеях. Марлен всегда на связи со своими гостями, предоставляет телефон с местной сим-картой для связи с ней. То, что она знает русский язык, значительно облегчило нам путешествие, так как мы не говорим по-итальянски и по-английски. Спасибо, Марлен! Марлен очень приятная дама, и мы можем рекомендовать ее апартаменты своим друзьям. My husband and I were in Rome at the end of April. The weather was quite good - 17-20 C, it was wonderful and not hot - perfect for walks and sightseeing. It was raining just once. Marlenе's apartments are indeed situated in the very historical center of the city. We never had to use any public transport as all the main sightseeing places were within walking distance. The apartments are very cosy and neat but quite small. If you are a "stout" (I'm sorry if it sounds offensive, but i couldn't find a better word as English is not my mother tongue) it might be difficult for you to stay there. The flat is placed in an old (probably XVI century) building, the windows face the small inner yard, the walls are about 1 meter in breadth! The railway station is not far from the apartments (half an hour walking or 7 min by taxi - 8-10 euro). You can travel from the railway station to all Italian cities (Venice, Salerno, Florence and others) by a high-speed train. The host Marlene is very hospitable and friendly and she speaks Russian a bit (it was especially important for us). When we arrived, we found a welcome compliment: water, tea, coffee, juice, milk, sweets. Marlen told us about the nearest shops and restaurants, gave us a map of Rome and helped to book some excursions. She also organised a city tour by segways for us and it turned out to be very interesting and funny! Marlene always stays in touch with her guests, she even gave us a phone with a local sim-card to call her when we need. The fact...
This was our first airbnb rental and first visit to Rome and we had such a great experience! Marlene is an excellent host and made our visit entirely worry free. She organized a driver to both pick us up and take us back to the airport, which was extremely helpful since the terminals can be quite hectic. Her apartment is perfectly located for almost any of the tourist destinations you would wish to see, just around the corner from the Pantheon and a wonderful coffee bar, near several bus stops, banks, restaurants. Despite being in the heart of such a busy area, the apartment itself is really quit since it is a short distance off the street. The neighborhood felt quite safe, something that can be difficult to determine at the time of booking. Throughout our stay Marlene always made herself available for questions and concerns, even providing a cell phone to make local contact easier. The apartment itself is quite narrow, even for two, but was clean, comfortable, and had all the amenities we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Rome and would definitely recommend the cozy nest to any of our friends.
Deuxième fois à Cosy Nest et toujours aussi satisfaite ! Situation idéale, appartement coquet, calme et frais, et une hôtesse disponible quand il faut mais discrète. Et comme jamais deux sans trois, j'espère bien y retourner !
Very good experience ! Very good landlord
We had a wonderful stay in Rome at Marlene's Cozy Nest. She organised a driver to pick us up from the airport at a good price and met us at the apartment. It is in a great location in the heart of the old part of Rome and in a very quiet and safe old building. Spacious for two people. Good Wifi and a local phone to use if you need to make bookings etc. Marlene is very helpful and is happy to help with anything you need. Great coffee shop around the corner. We walked everywhere. Loved staying here!!
Marlène was very attentive to our arrival in Roma and made the arrangements for a very pleasant taxi driver to pick us up from the airport. I wasn’t looking forward to finding my way by the very comprehensive directions that Marlène, had made available for those that are concerned about expense, and after an early flight, I was just interested in being installed in to the apartment.
Marlène, had explained that she couldn’t be there to greet us but the arrangements for taxi, caretaker, communications and a personal telephone call, was a very adequate introduction of the knowledge and the contacts needed for our stay.
In short Marlène, and those helping her, made us feel very welcome, providing a few necessary ‘goodies’ to tide us over until we could complete our first shop, which we confidently went out to do in the afternoon. We did meet Marlène later, and she made all appropriate offers to help and arrange for any specific sight-seeing that we had in-mind, and although not taken up, this was very much appreciated.
The neighbourhood was picturesque and Roman, with small businesses in hidden alcoves on narrow cobbled streets, that suddenly erupted into plazas with monuments, statues, ancient buildings, restaurants, bars and cafes. We found the ambience and general demeanour unthreatening, and enjoyed pleasant strolls, even during dusk and night time. It would be true, that for an enterprising and adventurous visitor, most of the main Roman attractions are in easy walking distance of this central location.
I believe the description and listing is very representative of the apartment and surrounding district and we certainly enjoyed our time in Marlène’s ‘cosy little nest’, including the courtesy paid to us by her help and assistance. We managed to utilise the apartment’s facilities with no problems and found it comfortable for our daily use, and quiet during the night hours when we needed to relax after a long day. I would recommend Marlène’s listing to anyone who is more than a little adventurous, and wanted to experience more of Roma, than the atmosphere of an isolated hotel room.
Thanks a lot Jon to have taken the time to write a so detailed review. It is certainly very useful for the guests who are looking for a location. I want to thank you also for your kind words regarding myself and about what I am trying to do for my guests.
I think you are a precious person for the Airbnb community, as I would like to be also, as I'm at least trying. Thank you again for your sensitivity and appreciation. I wish you the best for all your next holidays. Marlène
The apartment is perfectly located, walking distance to many attractions and areas, as well as close to public transport. The apartment itself is small, but the space is extremely well used, so that my daughter and I were very comfortable. Marlene was warm and inviting and made every arrangement for our comfort and convenience.
As my first profession I was a sociologist (researcher), then I also became a nurse in tropical medicine and public health. With these skills I travelled a lot, working in many countries, in the humanitarian field and research. After 16 years spent out of Europe (Africa, former USSR, Middle East, Central Asia), my 3 teenagers and me decided to settle in Rome, end of 2008. We immediately fell in love with the 'Eternal City', its beauty, the cradle of our culture, and its sort of permanent chaos... then we bought our little apartment in the heart of the historical centre, our Cosy Nest. Now as my kids are leaving abroad again, I am pleased to rent our little 'nest' through Airbnb keeping in touch with people from each part of the world. I am now working as a freelance sociologist and I run a little business of Segway rental and guided tours in the historical center of Rome.