I live in Rome and I used airbnb to host people in my place and to find accomodation as well.
I like to meet people as I often travel for work or holidays
Positives: good neighbourhood with nice restaurants; very close to some key attractions (Colosseum and Roman Forum); excellent transport access (Cavour Metro and Termini station); apartment bigger than it looks in the photos; comfortable beds; lift in the building. Negatives: kitchen is adequate but short on utensils if you want to cook your own meals; shower is uncomfortably small and should be remodelled. Note: some renovating is currently going on in the building but it was less disruptive than we thought it might be.
The apartment is in an excellent location and the neighborhood is fantastic. It is on a quiet street about one block from the Cavour Metro stop and a short walk from the train station, the Collosseum, and the Roman Forum.
We never met Francesca as someone else met us at the apartment, so we were pretty much on our own to figure out how things work. The apartment itself was nice, and other than the filthy shower curtain (we bought a new one), it was clean. The shower was tiny (and I mean tiny--hence the need for a clean shower curtain) and the shower head bracket was broken so it was impossible to take a shower without getting the floor wet. There was a very small espresso coffee maker but no tea kettle so morning coffee was out. There was an air conditioner in each of the bedrooms and the living room (very necessary as there were few windows) however the AC units, the hot water heater, the TV, and the washing machine were all on the same circuit so we tripped the breaker multiple times. If we wanted to do a load of laundry, we had to shut off the AC. If we ran the AC, we couldn't watch TV. And if someone was taking a shower (and using hot water) we had to shut off the AC. It was a challenge.
El departamento es grande,confortable y muy bien ubicado.
Hemos pasado unos dias maravillosos en Roma!!!
Quiero agradecer especialmente las recomendaciones e instruccionesque nos dieron por escrito.
Un gran abrazo desde Argentina!
We had a pleasant stay at the apartment in Via Urbana.
The apartment is situated in a lovely narrow street, close to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. On our first night we went on a short evening walk and accidentally found ourselves by the Colosseum, which was a nice surprise.
The nearest metro station (Cavour) is only a few hundred meters away.
The area surrounding the apartment is full of interesting, small boutiques and restaurants. The food at the local restaurants we visited was great and the prices were very reasonable.
When we arrived, we were given three pages with tips and directions for places to eat and shop along with information about how to get around.
The apartment was clean and there was plenty of fresh towels. There are two spacious bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. We were 3 people in the apartment and it was nice to have a lot of space after a long day walking the streets of Rome.
Some of the furniture were a little worn out, but the overall state of the apartment was fine.
Francesca was kind enough to let us store our luggage in the apartment until the afternoon on the day of checkout, as our flight was in the evening.
We will be recommending this place to friends and family.
Had a brilliant holiday in Rome, and Francesca's flat was a great base for both exploring and relaxing. The roof terrace was lovely for lazy breakfasts and dinners, and sunbathing (for the brave - July is VERY HOT!). Overall, the apartment is nice - clean, practical and with blissful air conditioning . It isn't huge (we were 4 girls sharing) but that wasn't a problem. Good shower, plenty of hot water, slightly scary lift but very welcome when hauling luggage up to the 5th floor. The location was excellent - 7 mins to a supermarket, 7 mins to the Coliseum, 2 mins to restaurants, little lcoal shops and bakeries, and generally well placed for all the things we wanted to do. Not exactly wild night life in Monti, but very nice to have a beer on the piaza round the corner in the evening, and a leisurely stroll to where there's a bit more action.
Had an excellent stay for four days in Francesca's apartment in Rome. The location, 10 minutes walk from Termini and 10 minutes from Colosseum, can't be beat, and there are numerous good restaurants and small shops in the vicinity. Francesca gave us some great advice on where to eat and what to do.
It would be nicer if the aircond & washing machine was working & the bathroom was not clogged. Also host should provide more than 1 toilet roll for a 2 bed room apartment.
What a great neighborhood, and a nice apartment. Just a few blocks from the metro, great restaurants, street life. Francesca lives downstairs and manages the apartments, we was pretty quick with e-mail communication. The apartment wasn't big with 4 of us sharing, but who's home when you're in Rome?!
The apartment was amazing, it was the perfect place to stay. We were only a short walk away from the Subway/Metro which allowed easy access around town. Our room was on the 5th floor with a private rooftop terrace up one more level. The terrace was a perfect place to eat dinner and relax with a bottle of wine. The overall location of the apartment was in a young/hip area.
There's a coffee shop just outside of the apartment building where we always picked up our morning or mid-afternoon cappuccino. Though it may sound odd while visiting Italy, there's a nice sushi restaurant about 10 minutes away. There's also a small market just down the street with your basic foods, supplies and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Many things were walking distance including the Coliseum and the Forums. If you don't mind walking you can cover a great deal of attractions by foot and avoid public transit completely.
Francesca was very nice and lives close by if she's needed. There were pots, pans, dishes, etc, in the kitchen. Francesca supplied a good amount of clean towels and linens. Otherwise most things need to be supplied on your own. With the nearby stores though that wasn't a problem.
We were only at the apartment a week, but would have enjoyed staying much longer. What a perfect way to spend our anniversary!
Francesca's place is centrally located and has great restaurants on the block as well as within a two block radius We had a great time.
Beware of the gypsies two blocks away. Two nights into our stay waiting for dinner in Piazza Madonna near Covo Restuarant a gypsy would not stop intruding in our space and my camera was gone. The restaurant did not call the police and no police were in sight. Other than that, Rome was wonderful. We took the bus to Tivoli and saw the Villa de Este. It was easy and the cooler weather gave us a nice break from the heat of Rome.