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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Rome, Lazio

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“All you could ask for.....and more.”
Reviewed 15 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The apartment is gorgeous. Massimo's wife Marilena has decorated it beautifully. She's thought of everything anyone could need. Especially the bathrooms and kitchen. I was in charge of picking the accommodations and my travel companions were so pleased. Very clean and so centrally located. Perfecto.

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raleigh
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“This is the place you want to rent when you go to Rome...”
Reviewed 1 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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We were so thrilled with the apartment! The location was excellent. We were close enough to walk to the Colosseum and there is a lovely little park along the way, somewhat like a smaller version of NY's Central Park, great for a jog to start each day or a place to have a romantic quiet moment with wine and picnic. Massimo and his family have taken tremendous extra steps to make the apartment stylish, clean and comfortable. We've never had such a comfortable bed when staying away from home. The bedding and bathroom linens were exquisite. We had quiet, restful sleeps each night. The kitchen and bathrooms are completely redone and perfectly outfitted with everything and more we needed. As far as a host, you couldn't ask for more. All our questions were answered prior to the trip very quickly and once we arrived, Massimo and his beautiful daughter were at the apartment to meet us and give us a complete overview of the apartment and everything around the neighborhood. When we needed a taxi at 4am for our return flight, Massimo totally arranged for us and even had the driver text us the night before to put out minds at ease. When we rushed out so fast we left behind something, Massimo took care of that too. We are pretty picky and like the comforts of home when traveling as well as elegance and convenience....this apartment delivered it all. I can't say enough good things about it. There was even an umbrella by the door for the day we needed it. Every single thing has been provided and done so in such a tasteful and stylish way. Bravo to Massimo and his family. If we are back in Rome, we will schedule our trip around the apartment's availability!!!!

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Liked best: Beautifully laid out and great host!
Liked least: There were some air fresheners that bothered us but may not be an issue for all and we simply sat them out on the balcony.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lenore C
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“Excellent Roman rental”
Reviewed 21 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Our family stayed at Casa Vacanza Melinda during January 2015.

The apartment is lovely and Massimo and his family have thought of everything travellers could need. Massimo gave us a thorough introduction to Rome and there is lots of information available for guests.

The beds were the most comfortable of our trip. The plumbing is terrific (and not just by the standards of European apartments). The apartment stays warm very nicely in winter.

The kids upstairs are a bit rowdy but the nights are quiet and they do sleep in.

The number 81 bus gets you to most of the main sights slowly but stunningly (the Coliseum is only ten minutes away) or the metro does the same darkly but very efficiently.

The biggest advantage of staying in an inner residential suburb of Rome is that the local restaurants and bars, including Romolo and Remo and the new local bar Sacco are brilliant and as a tourist, you will be greeted very warmly.

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Liked best: The beds
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Kirby2015
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“Great Place and Great Owner”
Reviewed 3 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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This is the first time that I have ever been moved to write a review. The Casa Melinda was exceptional. When we arrived late in the evening, the owner Massimo and wife greeted us warmly. They took the time to explain everything about the apartment and local attractions. The house was fully supplied with things you take for granted like garbage bags, paper towels, cooking oil, cooking utensils, dishwashing soap, etc. They even had some wine, bread and other food for us so that we did not have to go out before we ate our first breakfast. The Wi-Fi was fast and worked easily.

The apartment was beautiful and spotless. My wife is a little OCD about her cleanliness and she loved the place. We had three teenage kids. Massimo had brought a cot for the 2nd bedroom. The washer and dryer are "American style"...large and modern. There was even cable TV with 12 English channels if you want to watch the news. The apartment is located about 100 yards from a bus stop that takes you to the train station our you can walk it in about 10 minutes. There are several good restaurants in the area. A large grocery store is a 5 minute walk away. Massimo also helped arrange a taxi for us to and from the airport.

There was a little noise from the apartment above but we always bring a "white noise" make with us so we did not notice it at night.

Overall, we can't say enough positive about the place.

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Liked best: Condition of the Apartment and the Extra Supplies
Liked least: A little noise from the apartment above
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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groovyson
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“Fabulous gem of a place.”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

What a great place to stay. The flat is exceptionally clean, fantastically well equipped and near to lovely bakeries and restaurants.
Massimo the owner took the time to greet us and thoughtfully provided some lovely supplies that were very gratefully received.
Taxis are plentiful and being middle aged we tended to walk one way and taxi back! Cost can vary but is around €12-€20.
Please don't be put off by the outside appearance of this flat- I recommend it highly and I am truly difficult to please!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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