A warm cozy room to feel at home in, convenient and fast to get pretty everywhere you like in Rome, located in a beautiful building on a quiet street not far from Termini, the perfect accommodation to live Rome as a local
The room, in shades of green, has two windows and is furnished with bed, wardrobe, bookcase and desk.
My house is a modern, cozy and quiet apartment located on the ground floor of a historical building with all comforts.
There are three private bedrooms, one for me and two for my guests.
The common area consists of a restroom (with whirlpool tub), a kitchen (with microwave oven), a dining area and a lounge with a television (netflix), fireplace, piano and sofas and armchairs. There is a second bathroom attached to my room that can be used in case of need.
The wooden floor, the volumes created by the ceiling, the alternating colors on the walls and the large windows overlooking the garden make it warm and scenic, the perfect place to plan your day, check your email, read a book or have a chat over a cup of coffee.
Actually all windows overlook a charming garden and only sounds can be heard are natural ones: it's like living in an oasis in the heart of Rome.
The breakfast is included and special menus can be arranged for those who suffer from food allergies (celiac disease, lactose intolerance, etc..).
Bed linen and towels are included and guests have access to all facilities (broadband Wi-Fi connection, heating, washing machine, whirlpool tub, hairdryer, kitchen) and to a corner in the lounge with tea, coffee and biscuits if they need a snack.
Smoke is admitted only in the common areas.
Tourist tax is not included, for details go to the section rules of the house.
Interaction with Guests
Check in time is flexible. It must be agreed in advance and between 10pm and 8am there is a 10 euros extra to be paid.
I like to welcome my guests personally (it is rare for me asking someone else to do it) and to chat with them at breakfast time, or when they come back home in the evening: these are my favourite moments.
The property is located in a quiet little square near the Sapienza University, the University Hospital (Policlinico) and the National Library Vittorio Emanuele, at walking distance from the university district of San Lorenzo (with a large selection of pizzerias, restaurants, ice cream parlors, fast food, pubs and clubs dedicated to cultural activities for all tastes) and Termini Station with laundries, shops and supermarkets open until late at night.
The property is in a perfect location to visit Rome without renouncing to quiet. A few steps from home, there is a bus stop that allow you to get to the Termini station (310, 649) or to major tourist areas such as the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, St. Peter in Chains and the Monti district (649), the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, St. Peter and Vatican (492). A little further, there is the stop of underground line B (which can take you to the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus in minutes). At the same distance, at Termini station, you can find the Airport shuttle bus and trains (both for Ciampino and Fiumicino), the two Metro lines (A and B), the main bus lines.
Other Things to Note
I love cooking and for a minimum extra fee I can give cooking classes to my guests who want to learn the traditional grandma's recipes (my grandma's, of course :-D)
Tourist tax is not included, for details go to the following section.
At home you are expected to follow the basic rules of a friendly coexistence: a moderate tone of voice, care not to disturb the other guests, care not to leave your DNA in the restroom, smoking is admitted only in the common area. Guests have at their disposal a set of keys to come and go freely. I love to travel and accommodate someone is a bit a way to do it without move from home: every time is an experience that is a mutual enrichment, and I sincerely hope that it continues to be.
Pets are welcome if their owner is able to handle them correctly.
The Roma Capitale authority has decided on tourist accommodation tax payments due from the guests of hotels, holiday homes, rented rooms establishments, bed & breakfasts and camping grounds in Rome (this measure does not apply to hostels). The tourist accommodation tax is due for each night spent in Rome’s accommodation facilities.
From 1st September 2014 the rates per person shall be as follows:
1,2-Star Hotels 3 euros Max 10 nights
3-Star Hotels 4 euros
4-Star Hotels 6 euros
5-Star Hotels 7 euros
Bed and breakfasts, Rented Rooms, 3,5 euros Max 10 nights
Holiday Homes and Holiday Apartments
Farmhouse Accommodation and Residences 4 euros Max 10 nights
Open air facilities, camping grounds 2 euros Max 5 nights
How to pay? You can pay cash at the end of your stay, directly on site. You will be given a personal receipt. The overnight accommodation tax is applicable up to a maximum of 10 consecutive nights within one solar year, provided that you spend the nights at the same accommodation facility.
Exemptions. Persons who are residents of Rome, children up to age 10, all who accompany patients for health reasons, members of the State police force and the other armed forces, and one coach driver and one tour leader/tourist guide for every 23 group members.
If you require further information, please call 060608.
The tourist accommodation tax proceeds shall be used in part to enhance services for tourists and shall be used in part to provide street furniture and other promotion facilities.
Un séjour inoubliable de 5 jours à Rome chez Dora. Merci pour ta gentillesse, ta disponibilité, tes petites attentions et tes bons conseils !:-) La chambre est calme et agréable. Son appartement est très agréable et chaleureux. Ça fait du bien quand on rentre le soir plein les yeux... Mais aussi plein les jambes ! :-) une mention spéciale pour l'accueil, arrivée à 2 heures du matin pour retard de vol... Et Dora était la à m'attendre ! La dolce Vita commence dès notre arrivée chez elle ! :-)
I and my husband spend long weekend in Roma and it was great! Many thanks to our great host Dora for welcoming stay. Doras place is close to central station, so it is convenient and fast to get everywhere you like in Roma. Apartment is very nice, cozy and clean. We loved breakfasts, which Dora made for us. Dora also advised as places to see (near famous objects) and helped to book online tickets and also places to eat. We visited nice restaurants and specially fish restaurant not far from home, where all locals are gathering for nice evening meal.
We were warmly welcomed by Dora who's been really nice to us while staying there. I still miss the time we had a tea together at her coffee table. She invited us to have a tea whenever we come back home after a daily tour. And her place was very cosy to stay and thanks to her, we were able to have a good conversation with the other quest and her friends visiting her. Most of all, her open-minded sharing of her life inspired me a lot. Thanks Dora~! I won't forget your warm hospitality!
Dora est adorable, très accueillante et prévenante pour les balades à Rome. La chambre est très bien, lit bien confortable et donne sur un jardin. Je garderai un excellent souvenir de mes quelques heures avec Dora.
I had the great pleasure of staying at Dora's apartment. It's in a beautiful building on a quiet street not far from Termini from which you can get pretty much anywhere in the city. The room was clean and well appointed with large windows and high ceilings.
By far the best part of the experience, however, is Dora. She's a very interesting person to talk to with stories from both around the world and life in Italy. We had great conversations over breakfast (which is phenomenal by the way).
If you are going to Rome, I highly recommend that you stay at Dora's
Excellent accueil de la part de Dora qui nous a choyé pendant toute la durée notre séjour. Très sympathique, ouverte et disponible. Elle parle parfaitement anglais et Français ce qui facilite beaucoup la communication. La chambre est en phase avec le descriptif. Localisation idéale pour visiter Rome, proximité de TERMINI, ligne de bus 492 à 2 minutes qui dessert le centre historique et le Vatican. Quartier résidentiel avec restaurants typiques tout proche. Demandez à Dora... Elle vous conseillera avec plaisir et avec le sourire.
For us it was the first time making use of the airbnb accommodation and what a great experience it was. As Rome was the first stop of our tour of Italy, Dora was very helpful with tips and leads to see everything. Dora and the way she hosts is an excellent advertisement/ambassador for airbnb.
Dora`s place is walking distance from Termini station and if you are fit you can walk the whole of Rome from her place, so it is very central.
The breakfast is great.
If you want to go the airbnb route in Rome, Dora is #1.
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Home sweet home, as banal as true.
I love to feel at home, and for me home is wherever there is life.
It 's life that I'm looking for: in nature, people, art, books, music, sports, meditation and all the little things of daily living.
That's why, perhaps, I love so much traveling and hosting: it's the best way to share my passion.
Casa dolce casa, banale ma vero. Amo sentirmi a casa, e per me casa è ovunque ci sia vita.
E' la vita che cerco: nella natura, nelle persone, nell'arte, nei libri, nella musica, nello sport, nella meditazione, nelle piccole cose quotidiane.
Ed è per questo, forse, che mi piace tanto viaggiare quanto ospitare: è il modo migliore di condividere questa mia passione.