Mini apartment on the third floor of a building dated late 1800 overlooking the park of the Aventine. The apartment has a double bedroom; living room with kitchenette, sofa bed and a bed on a little loft; bathroom and toilet. At home is furnished with several objects of Roman self-produced design, paintings by emerging artists and artworks that, if desired, can be buyed. The art objects change periodically, as if the house were a small art gallery. Guests can buy on request, organic food coming from the Roman countryside. In the food box, that we bring at home, there is: Olive oil, Pecorino cheese, fresh bread, Honey, fruit and vegetable of season. Can be arranged also, on request, Sail Boat trips to the mouth of the Tiber and along the Roman coast. Testaccio is a very live district with the typical Roman market and many shops. There is plenty of restaurant and “pizzeria” and famous music clubs around the "Monte dei Cocci." By the house public transport and subway are available. Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum can be reached by a walk of 15 minutes.
How to get home:
From Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci airport) by train to Railway Station Ostiense.
From Ciampino airport by bus to Railway Station Termini and by subway (Metro B) to Piramide station.
When you arrive at the Stazione Ostiense or Piramide, if you do not want to take a taxi, you can exit and go left until you reach Via Ostiense (50 meters walk), bus stop Ostiense / Matteucci. Take bus 716 or 23 to three stops, get off at Marmorata / Galvani. You have arrived: Mamma mia is in front of the bus stop.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$28 / night after 3 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
We stayed at the apartment for 3 nights. The apartment is basic, but had almost everything we needed ( special thank you for the hair drier). It didn't have a washing mashine ( we've been travelling for a while, so it would have been useful), but otherwise can't complain! The bed was comfy!
Didn't meet the host because he had to work the day we moved in. He kindly advised us that his mom will meet us. She let us in no problem. The communication was good, Sergio checked in to see if we were ok and let us know everything was good with the house upon our move out.
The only thing I will say ( it wasn't immediately obvious to me from the add) is that this is basically a large apartment ( one front door) split into two separate, small units. You have to pass through communal space to get to the door our of the apartment into the lobby with the elevator. We never met or saw the other person who lives in the other unit, so that wasn't really a problem. However, when he/she was coming in and out it was pretty loud and felt so close as if its in your apartment:)) it was a bit freaky the first night, but then we got used to it. We didn't spend much time in the house, so it really didn't matter!
Location is not super immediate to any sites, but close enough. We walked to the Colosseum (30 min) or you can take a metro for 2 stops. We walked to Spanish steps and the Vatican, all within an hour or so from the place.
We came in by train and left by plane. Peramidi metro station ( next to the house) offers transportation to both places (8 euro to airport, and 1.5 to train station).
Lastly, right beside the house there is a really awesome Italian food store with wine, cheese & meats. Highly recommend.
Overall, good stay for the price
Wonderful apartment in a great location. Well-equipped kitchen. Comfortable bed. I and my girlfriend lived 5 nights at Mamma Mia Appartment. All that is necessary for the traveler nearby. Close (5 minutes walk) Ostiense station, where trains from the airport. I would certainly recommend these apartments to my friends. And I'am would stay here, when I come back to Rome. We have not met with Sergio, he was away. But we met with his mom. She is sweet and very friendly.
Perfect apartment and location, close to the metro and bus. His mom was there to let us in and there was fruit waiting for us. The apt was clean and perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. I would definitely recommend Sergio's apt for anyone staying in rome.
Sergio is a very friendly host, reactive and very nice!
His flat is like its description : nice, clean, in a very nice residence.
We fully recommand it : Just near the metro Piramide (5min by walk), all you need just near the appartment : supermakets, food shops, restaurants, buses...
Very smart experience in Rome !
The flat was okay, it was within easy walking distance of the metro and a bit farther walk to the sights of Rome. There was a very nice cafe and a wonderful deli just on the next block. As previous reviews state, there is some street noise that may make it difficult to sleep. Even though the lift did not work for most of our stay, and the water did not get hot enough for a relaxing shower after a busy day, the flat met our basic needs. There were three of us, and because of the loft, we all had our own sleeping area.
The shock came after we left. I received a email for Sergio, saying "I am disappointed by your behavior ... as you were with other people getting into the house. You know that after the third guest you have to pay 20 euro extra per night. However, as written in the rules of the house, you should warn in that cases". I found his accusation bazaar and odd. We are three middle aged professional women, who left the men at home for a girls week in Rome. We had absolutely no reason to lie about how many people were staying in the flat. He was also upset because while the checkout time is 1100, we didn't get back to collect our bags until 1130 - after packing, we had gone down the the deli on the corner for food, and it took longer than we expected.
Prior to booking Sergio's flat, I read through his reviews' which were all positive. Also, Sergio was very kind when we arrived and he showed us through the flat. Therefore, I was blown away by his email. Just be aware, there is another side to Sergio.
This was my first time booking with airbnb. They handled the situation in a very prompt and diplomatic manner.
Teresa and her friends have been in my apartment for 5 nights. I asked them to send me a message after landing to better organize the check in and they called me only when they arrived in the house. The neighbors and my mother who lives next door, complained about the noise they made returning late at night. After the stay, as stated in their review, they complained of the lift and shower. If I had been called as I had told them, I would have solved their problems as I always have done with guests. The neighbors and my mother have also seen other people on the stairs, and I allowed myself to ask them for clarification, explaining that the house rules says that you must inform us if you bring other people home. Finally, the day before their departure I wrote them a message reminding that they had to leave the house by 11am as planned. I have never recived an answer and they left home at 12. In quite one year of experience with Arirbnb is the first time that I have a problem with the guests and that I would not recommend them.
My husband and I stayed in Sergio's appartment for four days over New Year's Eve.
The appartment is located very well, directly in front of a bus stop and only 5 minutes walk away from Piramide station. From there, you can reach all the sights and hot spots easily!
Some people here complain about the noise: We slept every well each night and the street is not "supernoisy".
The appartment looks in soem corners a bit "old", but it is nice, we found everything we needed. Everything was very clean and also the shower & the rest of the bathroom was good!
I think the appartment is a perfect choice, when you need a place to sleep and have breakfast, located in central Rome. I think, when you want to spent a lot of time in the appartment (with cooking and hanging out) it is not the perfect choice as it is quiet small and the kitchen is not equipped for cooking large menus ;)
Sergio was a great host; he is a really nice guy and he also gave us some fruit and drinks upon our arrival!
We would book Sergio's appartment again :)
Cosy flat for small family. Handy to bus and trains and historic attractions. Sergio was v helpful and our stay was pleasant.
House is as advertised. Excellent location close to bus stops and short walk to Train and Metro Station. We had 3 adults in the apartment and had sufficient room (one slept in loft and two in bedroom). Sergio was very friendly and left a nice fruit basket and juice for our arrival. I would recommend.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.