About This Listing
Situated in a pedestrian area next to the heart of Rome the Loft stands in a small square, just out of the tourist circuit. It is plunged into a neighborhood of 2-3 floor houses (il Pigneto), with an old/time morning street market and plenty of bars and cafes, at only twenty-five minutes on foot to the Colosseum and 10 min. by tram or bus to the central station. The area is extremely popular with Romans, and described by the Lonely Planet guide as the "hippest neighborhood in Rome". The Loft, built end of 1800 as a theatre, is 100 sq.m. + 30 of duplex, the barrel vault ceilings are more than 4 meters high and there is a good daylight all along the day-time. 2 double rooms on the mezzanine, while 2 doubles and one single beds are nicely scattered around the very large, comfortable and enjoyable living area. 2 bathrooms each with a shower. The central heating is independent and very efficient. The kitchen is completely furnished. Wi-Fi internet . hi-fi system with ipod jack. Cable TV with global news networks. 1 parking lot in the private court
From Jul 7 - 10, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
This was again a wonderful experience in this unique loft! The quarter is great for Rome, especially in the evening!
Only bring ear-stops: as everywhere in Italy, the motorcycles don't stop running.
I had a great stay there with my mum and a friend. It is a spacious apartment with its character. Same as the pictures shown.
Everything was fine.
I took a tram from Roma Termini for about 10 mins and walked around 2 mins from the tram stop to the apartment.
We stayed there during weekdays.
Not many people in that area so some comments mentioned about the noise at night was not a problem to us.
So happy to meet Paolo. He is a lovely and friendly guy. He told us useful information and recommended us a good and cheap bakery shop and some good restaurants.
It was so nice to have some chats with him.
Didn't meet Guilio. But he is nice and flexible for check in/out arrangement.
We were a group of 7 girls celebrating a bachelorette party. The area Pigneto was great. There are a lot of bars and restaurants. It's not far from the Termini and the city centre.
The appartment is spacious and has two bathrooms.
Paolo was so friendly to us. He gave us the keys, took us to a nice bakery with good coffee and showed us the station. Thank you!!!
If you are planning to have great party days in Roma this is definitely a good place to stay.
Maybe not for families with small Children...
I thought it might be better to write my review in real-time rather than as an afterthought.
I'm currently lay in bed at midnight. I say bed, it's actually a grubby futon with no duvet cover or sheets (we requested 3 beds and got 2 mattresses on the floor of 2 bedrooms with clean duvets and a futon with no bedding downstairs).
My head is against the wall of our loft apartment. On the other side is a bar which wasn't mentioned in the description. They play loud reggae music as a kind of late night lullaby which rather than soothe you off to sleep, forces you to press pillows against your ears. The music is so loud that you can still feel the bass pumping in your chest.
When I wake in the morning after broken sleep, I can look forward to the breakfast that I've had to buy. The host neglected the breakfast element of B&B. Having only narrowly managed the remember the Bed aspect - with on the floor mattresses, its hardly a surprise that basic breakfast essentials have also been omitted.
We're so taken with our holiday accommodation that we've decided to book a holiday during our holiday - 2 nights in a hotel.
The area also deserves special mention. Our taxi driver warned us "don't go out here at night - safer to stay inside or call for taxis after dark."
Having lived in Salford in Manchester I'm pretty comfortable with challenging neighbourhoods - but this area is up there with the seediest I've experienced. Described by the host as bohemian (which I shows some real creative inspiration) it is simply run down, rough and nasty. I was offered drugs by 4 people on the short walk from the apartment to the nearest supermarket.
Staying in is fine though, as we can sit in front of the broken TV on the broken 'cinema seats' or sing along to the loud reggae music.
Finally, I'd like to comment on the host's communication. I was almost forced to cancel the booking with only 4 days to go before travelling as he was too busy to respond to any form of message. He did eventually respond, which is a shame because I'm now lay in a grubby futon listening to reggae and telling my kids that everything will be OK. The noisy people will soon go home and tomorrow we can go somewhere nice instead.
Seriously. If you want a holiday in Rome for a family (even if you're adventurous) you should look elsewhere.
As a footnote, I can’t fault Pauli, the host’s local contact. Helpful, friendly and a genuinely nice guy who gave us a lift back to the airport and did his best to make us feel comfortable.
We spent nice time in Giulio's apartment. It is very spacious even for nine people. There is a small nice shop with great Italian food just behind the corner.