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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Rome, Lazio

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JLou314
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb Location”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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The apartment is ideally located close to all the main attractions. It was great being able to stroll to the Trevi Fountain in the evenings for a spot of people watching. It was also possible to walk to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the Pantheon and the Vatican. There are plenty of restaurants nearby. It could get noisy at times - one of the double glazed windows did not seem to be sealed properly, which made this worse. The apartment is well equipped although the kettle didn't work properly and we could have done with more glasses. The shower was excellent. The system for recycling and rubbish collection was slightly eccentric and not really suited to tourist rentals - you had to put different types of rubbish out on different days and the glass bin got very full. There was nowhere to put out general waste on the last day as it was the wrong day for putting it out! However, these are very small criticisms and overall we were very pleased with our stay.

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9 Apr 2016
Dear J. thank you for having noticed the drawbacks that you have found. We immediately will provide to eliminate them for how much possible is. Anna
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wangzter
Arcadia, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed 11 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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Pluses – helpful proprietor; proximity to metro station, shops, sights, and eateries; comfortable, self-sufficient, and clean apartment.
Minus – no elevator.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this nice one bedroom apartment one block away from the Spanish Steps. We were delayed at FCO getting to the apartment, but Anna and Carlo waited for us. Upon check-in, Carlo methodically and patiently went through all the particulars about the apartment, even though they are also contained in a multi-language red binder. One cannot ask for a better location for a vacation apartment. It is walking distance to Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Navona Piazza (we like to walk). The Metro (line A) is only about 5 minutes away. Being close to Spanish Steps got noisy at times, but with the shutters closed, the apartment became our sanctuary after each hectic day of shopping, sight-seeing, or exploring.

Notes – (1) There are about 50 stair steps to the second level apartment, which may not agree with heavy and bulky luggage. (2) The sofa bed in the living room can be converted into a second queen size bed. (3) TV does not have HDMI or other external input. (4) Supermarket is about 5-10 minutes away, depending on pace. (5) Transportation to FCO: option (a) Metro A from Spagna to Roma Termini (1.50 Euro) and Leonardo da Vinci airport express train to FCO (14.00 Euro); option (b) taxi (48 Euro).

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Your age range 50-64
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Patrick M
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great apartment in the heart of Rome and great price too!”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Great apartment in the heart of Rome very close to all the things you go visit when in Rome or else not too far by walking distance. Right next by a subway station too. Apartment was very clean and nice, exactly what you look for when you are a city like this and when you are out visiting a lot. Price was superb and its way better then renting a hotel! Owner was very welcoming and heartwarming even if I arrived not really on scheduled (sorry for hat again). I TOTALLY RECOMMEND CASA LAVINIA!!

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Liked best: Proximity to all sights, nice area around aprtment
Liked least: Nothing to mention here
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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DIYholida...
Kuala Lumpur
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Clean Apartment, hospitable host, great location”
Reviewed 4 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Glad we chose to stay at the Spanish Steps. Thats where this property is located. We arrived after dark like at 9pm. Though the street where the apartment is located is not accessible by taxi, the taxi stand was just 50 metres away. Streets in that area are safe and brightly lit-up. Apartment is in a secured.building. Cafes and restaurants were open when we arrived. Host Anna's husband was there waiting at the apartment to show us the going-about, etc. Checking out was just as easy. informative folder in apartment for us to orientate to the apartment and surrounding. Beds were comfortable including the sofa bed which my teenage daughter slept on. As a one-bedroom apartment, bedroom was comfortable. The kitchen/living area where the sofa bed is, would be small if one has to sleep and also cook there. Anyway, who would want to cook in Rome? Restaurants everywhere. Very comfortable for two occupants but still ok for 3 adults or two adults and 2 children. The underground Metro and the Spanish Steps is less then 5 mins walk away. One can also walk to the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. If you have young children, just be careful when you exit the building as there is no pavement and cars (though restricted on that street) just drive by in front of you. I observed that such narrow street layout is quite common in the city of Rome anyway.
Wifi was good speed too. Apartment is on 2nd floor and no lift, so not recommended for people with mobility challenges. Anna and family was very clear and helpful throughout from the moment we booked and till we left, answering our queries, sms/email

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Liked best: Location, restful sleep, Clean and functional apartment (even provided rain coats), good wifi
Liked least: Coming out of buidling onto street, got to be watchful of passing vechicles
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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XuNami
Redmond, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent location, perfect for our family of 2 adults and 2 kids (4 years, 1.5 years)”
Reviewed 3 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We stayed in this apartment for 9 nights during our visit to Rome in Oct 2014.

The location of the apartment is excellent. We were 2 minutes from Piazza de Spagna and the metro station which made getting around very, very easy. There were many places open late for food, drinks and gelato. It is also a safe location, and always populated so you don't have to worry if you are out late. And lastly, there are 3 pharmacies (all within 1-2 minutes of the apartment) and a grocery store (just under 10 minute walk) very close by so you can stock up on what you need for you and your family.

Getting to the apartment was a bit tricky because despite having the address, the cab driver didn't seem to know the details and thought he had to leave us at Piazza de Spagna instead of us at the apartment. Now the piazza is less than 2 minutes away, but with 1 suitcase, 2 carry-ons, 1 stroller and 2 kids, it is preferable to be dropped at the exact location! Luckily the apartment owner was willing to talk to the cab driver on my cell phone and explain to him the exact way to get there, so there was no issue.

When we got there, we were met by the owner and he explained everything to us and gave us phone numbers to contact them should we need any help.

The apartment had everything we needed. The bed and the sofa-bed were comfortable. There were extra pillows and blankets as well. It had air conditioning but we did not need to use it. The kitchenette is small but fully functional and we were able to make tea/coffee/breakfast each day with no problem. The washing machine is very small, but sufficient for our short stay and with 2-3 loads we were fully caught up. Note, there is no dryer but this is common in Italy (and also in our home country) so we were OK with that. The TV had enough channels for the few times we needed it - news, cartoons. The internet connectivity (wifi) was great.

Lastly, the owners were very prompt and courteous with responding to emails at all stages - before making the booking, after the booking but before our arrival, and then lastly once we were in Rome itself.

We would definitely recommend this place and would stay here again.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Climbing the stairs
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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