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Recent Rome reviews
Beautiful Views and Spectacular Terrace
"The many 5-star reviews for the Penthouse are accurate, with one exception which is described below. We spent an enjoyable week at this property in September. Alessandra was very easy to work with and Enrico was charming and helpful (especially when we arrived hours later than expected. The location is excellent with good restaurants and some very nice hotel bars close at hand. As promised the views from the terrace are spectacular. The unit is very clean, the a/c worked well, and the washing machine was a plus. We did not use the kitchen except to heat water and store drinks in the fridge. The bed was comfortable with good sheets.
A few caveats...the water pressure in the showers was very poor (at least while we where we there). This is the primary reason it is not a 5 star property. Be prepared for steps inside the lobby, up from the 5th floor, and inside the apartment. The description of the apartment points this out, but there were more than we expected. The walk up to the apartment via Crispi can be a bit arduous after touring all day, so we often took taxis or the metro home. The metro stop is relatively close but the taxi stand was further. And forget trying to get one in the rain. Finally some new towels might be needed soon. Or perhaps the owners could provide renters with the opportunity to pay for additional towels like our apartment in Sorrento did.
We did enjoy and appreciate the many good qualities of the penthouse and will long remember the spectacular sunsets over the Vatican."
Guest: East Coast TravelerDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 30, 2015
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Carmela's apartment. She was great to deal with, from the first time I contacted her through to our departure. She always responded quickly to any queries. While in the apartment, I mentioned a couple of very minor items and her husband, Davide, was there within hours to deal with them. Carmel arranged our airport taxi for us - well worthwhile as the service was great and the price much lower than other companies would charge. When we arrived at the apartment, there was Carmela out in front of the building waiting for us. What a nice welcome! The apartment was compact but provided everything we could need, there were only two of us but it could accommodate up to five. The kitchen appeared well equipped although we did not do any cooking - I had planned to but there were so many great restaurants nearby. For breakfast, we went to a café that was five minutes from the apartment- go out the door, turn left then left and it's on the corner, I think it was called Café Roma Libera. There is also a small grocery store across the road from the café. If you like gelato, Fatamorgana is one of the best places in Rome and it is just up the street from the breakfast café. Trastevere is a great place for restaurants, so much choice. We also ate a lot it Testaccio which is a ten minute walk across the river. Carmela has a n apartment there too. We loved our first VRBO experience and will definitely do it again. Rome is one of our favourite cities in the world and we will no doubt be back; we would definitely book to stay at Carmela's again."
Guest: SmigorDate of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 15, 2015