Ilaria House a Beautiful Apartment in the Heart of Trastevere [#105547] | View Property
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-5)
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Back from a week in Rome where we stayed in a few hotels as well as this apartment. The apartment was far and above our best experience. The location is tremendous. It is very close to all the sites, but even better, the area of Trastevere it is located in is just perfect for a traveller in Rome. It is around the corner from endless piazzas, full of locals and tourists of all ages. We barely saw a car the entire time. We had countless places to eat and drink, as well as two big outdoor markets. The apartment is right around the corner from a great, eccentric, un- touristy and unlicensed outdoor trattoria that the New York Times recently profiled as one of their favorites in all Rome: Da I 2 Ciccioni (Vicolo del Cedra) [Google "Best Trattoria in Rome? Let the Debate Begin" for the article ] The apartment is also right at the base of the steps to Giancarlo Hill, which offers the highest viewpoints in the city, and boasts a Botanic gardens. The apartment itself was much more spacious than the 3+ star hotels we stayed in. It is in a lovely quiet courtyard. We made our own Italian coffee each morning, were able to clean some clothes in the washing machine. Everything was spotless and as promised. Our host Davide was friendly and helpful and drove even us to the airport at 6am for a good price. If you prefer public transport, the local tram takes you a short distance to the Trastevere train station which takes you all the way to the airport. I highly recommend this place. If we return to Rome we will rent this place again for certain!
- Guest James and Samantha (Brooklyn, NY)
- Date of stay 05/21/09
- Review Submitted 05/21/09
The apartment is located in Trastevere which is a wonderful neighborhood near the major sights. We felt at home the minute we walked into the apartment. It is very comfortable and David and Ilaria provide a well stocked apartment. It was quiet at night with the courtyard setting. They both speak excellent English. Ilaria is efficient in her email responses and arranged for Davide to provide transportation from the airport. He checked us into the apartment and gave us information about the area which helped us transition into busy Rome. The benches in little San Cosimato square around the corner were great in the morning to have our local pastry or in the evening to rest a bit and enjoy watching the local families and couples. We loved that we were in the hub of fantastic local restaurants with reasonable prices, and could be be home in a 5-10 minute walk. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
- Guest Gail and Jeff (California)
- Date of stay 05/11/09
- Review Submitted 05/11/09
The apartment in Trastevere is located on a lovely block in a wonderful Rome neighborhood, just a few steps from a small local farmer's market, and only a few blocks from the most beautiful church in Rome (Santa Maria di Trastevere) and many wonderful restaurants, bars, coffee houses. The small kitchen is very well equipped (stove, oven, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, etc.) Heat, air conditioning, hot water all work very well. The owners, Ilaria and David, brother and sister, are very accommodating. The price is quite reasonable. There is a tram just a block away that runs every 5 minutes to Largo Argentina...very convenient. Overall, a wonderful experience.
- Guest Jeff Kilmer (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 04/09/09
- Review Submitted 04/09/09
My husband & I stayed here 10 days while visiting our daughter who is studying at John Cabot Unniversity. The location was perfect - easy to walk everywhere and the Trastevere area is charming filled with many restaurants and shops. The apartment was well equiped with pots, pans, spices, extra sheets, washer, blow dryer, cd player etc. - we loved making our own expresso every morning. Internet worked perfectly. The bed was very comfortable and the apartment very quiet. Communication was very efficient. Airport transporation - to & from was wonderful - same cost as a taxi but better with Davide introducing us to the area and explaining everyting in the apartment. I highly recommend staying here and cannot wait to visit again.
- Guest Joan12 (Macedon, NY)
- Date of stay 12/15/08
- Review Submitted 12/15/08
We stayed for 1 week and found the apartment to great. The location is superb with many wonderful restaurants in this authentic neighborhood. The owners were able to arrange pick up from the airport which was the same cost as a taxi. Everything the owners promised was provided. The apartment was very quiet and we would recommend it to friends.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 12/07/08
- Review Submitted 12/07/08
We loved our stay in Trastavere! Davide was really helpful, welcoming us at the airport and sharing some restaurant recommendations and tips for sightseeing. I highly recommend using the nearby buses and electric tram...and definitely don't miss the Piazza at Santa Maria in Trastevere.
- Guest Marilyn & Bill (California)
- Date of stay 11/07/08
- Review Submitted 11/07/08
I travel a lot and this is the second time that I have stayed at this apartment in Rome. I love the location, close to Piazza Cosimato and Gianicolo Hill in Trastevere. The apartment is well equipped with easy to use internet access and charming. The family that owns it is most hospitable and willing to accomodate any of your needs. Plus, they speak fluent English. I feel as though this apartment has become my second home as I have lived here for months at a time.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 11/07/08
- Review Submitted 11/06/08
My 16 year old son and I stayed at this apartment three nights in mid July. It was just as advertised and photographed, very comfortable and superbly appointed with furniture and kitchen supplies. It was in the low 90s each day yet the air conditioning unit cooled the bedroom well and even the other living areas were comfortable with just the main window (onto a very quiet courtyard) open in the evening and night. The location in Trastevere is wonderful; we felt like we were in the "real" Rome, surrounded by real Romans rather than by other tourists. Ilaria was very thorough and professional to deal with in making the booking over the internet and Davide was completely reliable and very friendly in opening the apartment, orienting us and providing a ride for us the airport. I highly recommend this apartment for parties of 1-4 for those planning a stay in Rome.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/16/08
- Review Submitted 07/16/08
We loved this apartment - we stayed there for a week June 14-20 with myself, daughter, grandaughter, and son and it was perfect. We loved the homey neighborhood and felt so safet walking around to restaurants, etc. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it highly. Exactly like the website indicated. David was wonderful - picked us up at the Termini and took us to the airport.
- Guest Patty16 (Imperial, PA)
- Date of stay 06/23/08
- Review Submitted 06/23/08
We stayed here for a week and the apt was superb. Very close to tram lines and a short walk to weekend markets and great non-touristy restaurants. During summer, sleeping in the family room might be a little hot as the A/C was only in the bedroom. We'd stay here again for sure.
- Guest Jeremy10 (-)
- Date of stay 05/31/08
- Review Submitted 05/31/08
We spent two weeks in this charming apartment and absolutely loved it. It is nicely decorated, has an extremely comfortable bed, great electrical connections, and is very functional. The most fabulous part of this apartment is its location!!! It is superb!! It is in very easy walking distance to stores, bars, restaurants, trattorias, Santa Maria of Trastevere, Gianocolo Hill, etc., etc. If you stay here, do request that they pick you up at the airport. Our driver, Davide, was very pleasant, helpful, and competent. We would stay in this apartment again in a heartbeat.
- Guest Ron and Fran Milne (-)
- Date of stay 05/08/08
- Review Submitted 05/07/08