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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Rome, Lazio

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thrftymam...
Hollywood, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Everything we needed”
Reviewed 16 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011
1
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The Minerva apartment was just what we needed. I was traveling from Florida with my grown son from Calif., and my daughter and 12 year old grand-daughter from Mich. The apartment provided enough space for all and privacy when we needed it. The kitchen was stocked with the essentials, including the staples that no one wants to go out and buy. Really appreciated the little touches that Mary and Wolfango thought of. The Metro transportation needs are all close by, with buses and trams directly in front of the apartment door. Supermarket on the corner, some great restaurants in the area, and the oldest gelateria across the street. I love staying in neighborhoods when we travel, gives much more of a sense of community rather than tourist. If I get back to Rome again, will book the Minerva again.

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Liked best: Mary was so informative about everything Rome
Liked least: having to leave after 5 days
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
16 Oct 2011
Dear Donna and family,

Thank you very much for the kind review, we appreciate it much. We are happy that you had a good holiday and hope that you have many good memories of your trip, you are welcome back anytime, one trip to Rome is never enough!

Best regards,

Mary Therese & Wolfango
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JamieWand...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant Apartment”
Reviewed 30 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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people found this review helpful

Great apartment - it is exactly as shown in the photos. Very comfortable and cool after a hot day in Rome! and the Jacuzzi bath was a great touch. We had a great time here and would definitely go back.

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Sep 2011
Dear Jamie,

Hello, we're glad that your stay in Rome was a good one, notwithstanding the extreme heat of August, luckily the A/C works very well and the fans too. Thank you for staying with us, you're welcome back anytime, one trip to Rome is really never enough!

Best regards,

Mary Therese & Wolfango
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CA
Reviewed 6 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Travelling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 35-44
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Management Response
6 Sep 2011
Dear Carrie and friends,

Hello. Thank you for the nice review on the Minerva, we hope your stay was a good one and that you've many good memories to keep with you. We hope that your trip elsewhere was very good, and hopefully you'll be back to Rome again one day, if you need us, you know where to find us. It was nice meeting you all and we hope your next trip will be even better,

Best regards,

Mary Therese & Wolfango
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Mindful_T...
New Delhi, India
Level 6 Contributor
520 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Clean Place”
Reviewed 30 August 2011 for a stay in September 2010

When you first arrive at the apartment be prepared to sit with the owners for almost an hour as they have to show you every little thing about the apartment. She is nice but it could have been done in less time. The apartment does not have a sitting area, the living room has been turned into a 2nd bedroom. Be prepared to walk up a number of stairs as the elevator does not operate every day. All that said, if you want to feel like you are actually living in Rome and not visiting, this is a great apartment to stay at. The neighbourhood is not touristy. There is a great Gelato place across the street. The apartment is clean.

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Liked best: The homey feel
Liked least: Lack of sitting room
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
30 Aug 2011
Dear Brad,

Hello. We are sorry if we made you impatient with our introductions to the house details, transport on the map and check-in, we were just trying to be helpful to first time guests to Rome, in the future we will ask clients if they'd like a briefer check-in.It's been a full year since you were in the apartment before you wrote this review and maybe you forgot, actually, the apartment has places to sit for all, the tv lounge for sitting and watching tv at the entrance,when both bedrooms are being used, and the kitchen table and there is a tv in the second bedroom also, and places to sit there, too. The Minerva is in a 1936 period building and we are so sorry that the building's vintage U.S.A.-made Otis elevator was having problems when you arrived, it was promptly repaired just after your stay and is in perfect working order now, holding 300 kg or 3 adults or 2 with luggage. No, it's not an outright tourist area, though it's central -east side, not far from the Colosseum and one benefit of that is that most prices are far lower than in tourist trap areas and one can walk all over in a short time or take good transport to sights. We are very glad that you liked the Fassi ice cream parlour, Rome's oldest, just 50 m away, it's a great treat, especially in summer, both kids and adults seem to like it. Yes, thank you for underlining the cleanliness of the apartment, we clean every time with the utmost care between clients from 9 am to 2 pm to leave a pristine, like-new experience for each client's stay. We are also 24 hr concierges and can be called at any hour for assistance or information on anything you may need, and you can call us also while you are elsewhere in Italy for English-language assistance. The Minerva Apartment offers excellent quality, cleanliness, design and comfort for an affordable price.

Best regards,

Mary Therese & Wolfango
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Haylz55
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A totally wonderful Roman experience”
Reviewed 12 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011

Mary Therese and Wolfango meet us and walked us through the apartment and then through a map of all the attractions and best bus routes. They are throughly delightful people and provided us with insights into certain museums and galleries. Making your stay at their stunning apartment is top priority to them and we cannot recommend them more.
The apartment is great with lovely balconies for people watching and all the amenities you could ever need. Beds were comfortable, the bathroom great with its jacuzzi bath - great for relaxing after a hard day's walking. The AC and ceiling fans are a real blessing after the hot city. You are made to feel like this is your home away from home.
Hopefully we will return to Rome one day to complete all that we missed first time and we will definitely stay at the Minerva again!
If you want a well priced, comfortable apartment and friendly hosts - go with the Minerva!
Grazie mille Mary and Wolfango

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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Management Response
11 Aug 2011
Dear Hayley and family,

Hello. Thank you for the nice review. We are so glad that you had a good holiday in Rome and enjoyed the Minerva. Maybe on your next trip you'll manage to see Pompeii, if you stay a little longer, as on a 3-day trip, one just barely manages to see the basic sights of Rome, as there is so much to see. It was really lovely meeting you all from the four corners of the world, and you're welcome back anytime, you know where to find us, if needed. Thank you for staying at the Minerva,

Best regards,

Mary Therese & Wolfango
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