Sono di Roma, mi piace viaggiare...specialmente tra i vicoli della mia città!
The reservation was canceled 99 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I stayed in Cristiano's place while visiting a friend in Rome for a long weekend. The shopfront apartment is exactly what Airbnb is designed for: it's tasteful, unusual, and set in a neighborhood that's not touristy but is still within walking distance of lots of great stuff. He was incredibly friendly and charming when showing me the place, and was also flexible about my check-in/check-out times. Every morning I woke up to a sun-filled apartment and chirping birds. In short, Rome is spectacular, and I could not recommend this place highly enough!
Cristiano is a great host. The property is intriguing. It is a small shop which has been converted to a single room flat with compact shower room / toilet. It is on a quiet street in a lovely part of Rome. The apartment is small but it works surprisingly well.
I've never left unfavorable report. That's my first experience. Сristiano, the owner, said that if I gave a bad report, he would have done the same. And I can imagine now why the previous quest has not reported. I would like to say that all the information can be confirmed by the photos and correspondence and I can send it upon the request.
The description of the apartment was not true:
The flat was smaller than it's written not 19 as it was written, but something like 15 or 16 square meters. It was not said that I would not be provided the towels and plates. I found plastic glasses and dishes!!!
Despite I was very busy I had to go and bought a cup, a cutting board, a pot and a bowl for salad. The refrigerator was so small, that I kept much of my food out of it.
It was no shower unit, and I took a shower in the toilet.
The worst thing, that there were plenty of ants, which are living all the year in the flat. The owner gave me the insecticides, but it was not helpful, they came back in the morning and were everywhere even in my bed, and the worst on my computer.
I came to Rome for two weeks, and booked Christiano's apartment for that period, but I stayed only five days - that was maximum period I was able to withstand there.
Of course, I've mention some plusses - high-speed internet, good head of the hot water, comfortable sofa.
But if I had received the true description of the apartment, I would have never rented it. Unfortunately the owner of the flat thinks that the ants in the apartment is nothing special.
The reservation was canceled 26 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
This is a really convenient, and well priced place to stay in Rome. I was able to walk everywhere (the Vatican, Spanish Steps etc) easily - though I do like to walk... others may feel a bus is necessary for the more distant places (there are plenty of buses) - and come home late to a secure little pad of my own. It's a really smart conversion - lots of bench space, small kitchenette, neat little bathroom, good heating, and I was able to have the sofa bed out all the time. I'd say it's really best for a single, though a couple could get by if they are happy being close. Cristiano was also a lovely host - called every day to make sure everything was OK, picked me up at the train station (late at night) to take me to the apartment, and made the effort to explain where to go in the area. Great Sunday market, and some good restaurants nearby!
First I must say Cristiano was a delightful host. Responsive, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Really among the best that I have even experienced on airbnb.
The apartment is right-sized with a useful long counter-top to keep your stuff organized. When you open the outdoor blinds the apartment is flooded with a "wall of light", from the all modern glass front entry door and windows. Even on cloudy days. Everything is modern and recently renovated to a high standard. It is located in a quaint area, just a block for a main street full of all kinds of shops. There is also a popular and quite good pizza restaurant nearby with indoor and out door seating. Down the hill are an amazing collection of palatial villas now private homes and apartments which make the descent into Trastevere a pleasant sightseeing stroll. The bus line 75, which runs 7 days a week despite its misleading sign, makes the trip into town very convenient as it stops just a block from the apartment.
The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The place is very faithfull to its description: brand new, very well settled and bright. The neibourghood in which it's located (Monteverde Vecchio) is absolutely lovely!
The only thing that wasn't in the ad is that the host is also one of the very good points of this place! Extremely kind, he helped me to survive on my first Roman days!