About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
In the heart of Rome, this third floor apartment is in a 1800s historic building, just steps away and with a stunning view of the Colosseum and some of the most famous Roman monuments. Recently renovated three bed two bathrooms plus lofts, it is fully furnished with 1 queen bed, 2 twins and a double sofa bed (accommodates 6). New appliances in the kitchen, air conditioning and heating system, telephone and television.
Restaurants and coffee shops conveniently located all around the building; walking distance to historical landmarks (such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon) and to Rome's most exclusive shopping areas (Via del Corso, Via Veneto, Via del Babuino). Public transportation, such as subway and city buses, is also right around the corner and will take you in just a few minutes to any area of down town and to the most notorious Romans attractions across the city. The address is piazza del Colosseo, 9 Roma.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
I am a teacher. My wife is a teacher. We manage this vacation rental together.
Owner purchased this Condo in 1986
Why Owner chose Rione XIX Celio
We've got that house because it's in the best place of Rome: just in front of the Colosseum!!!
What makes this Condo unique
Light. Space. The apartment is located on the square of the famous monument in the heart of ancient Rome.
Local Services & Businesses
Location, location, location! The apartment was comfortable for us, but a bit awkward for our friend
We loved staying so close to the colosseum! The apartment was large, comfortable and well stocked. One drawback was the 82 stairs we had to climb to get to it. Our bedroom was on the main level, the others were creatively retrofitted up spiral stairs.
Nice, larger then expected, clean, great location!
We enjoyed our stay! The apartment was very clean and our host was very accommodating and responsive. The spiral staircases leading to some of the rooms was a fun surprise. Plenty of space for our family of 5! The host left us some snacks, water and juice which was a nice touch. Fair warning there are a lot of steps leading to the apartment which generally wouldn't be an issue, but can seem like a lot after a full day of walking around Rome. The location of apartment was great in that it is literally right across from the Colosseum which is amazing to see each day. It is also about a 5-10 min walk to the subway station which we found very helpful. However, the downside of the location is it can be loud at night. We heard sirens and people well into the night. Overall, we would recommend this apartment to those wanting to visit beautiful Rome.
You cannot ask for a better location than this apartment when visiting the sites of Rome! It is literally across the street from the Colosseum and there is a taxi stand immediately outside the door. We were a family of 5 and were comfortable here. There is a double bed on the main floor & then beds in some lofts that our kids used. There are a lot of stairs to climb to get to the apartment, but that was not an issue for us. A great stay in Rome!
Super apartment in a great location
We were a family of five who stayed at the apartment for 4 nights in October. Both Fernando and Alessandro who met us at the property were very good in terms of communication and Alessandro met us at the apartment to hand over the keys and run through everything. The apartment was larger than expected and spotlessly clean, with plenty of spare towells and toiletries plus some basic food essentials that we could make use of.
The location was great as being directly opposite the Colosseum, it meant that there was a Metro, tram and bus stops close by that we made use of during our stay with a 72 hour transport pass. Be prepared to do plenty of walking in Rome as even with using the public transport we averaged 10km a day getting to various sites - there is plenty to see and do. We tended to split the days by going out early in them mornings, coming back for lunch and then travelling out later in the afternoon so we could also enjoy some of the sites at night. There are plenty of good restaurants close to the apartment and if you go back a block from the Colosseum they are also much cheaper. There is also 2 small supermarkets in the immediate vicinity if you want to cook your own meals etc and for other essentials. The apartment's kitchen is quite small but has all the equipment necessary for catering for up to 6 people so it was a good option on a coupel of evenings to eat in and then go out for ice creams that the kids always enjoyed.
The stairs were not really an issue and proved good training for going up St Peter's dome at the Vatican - I expect in the height of summer they could prove more of a challenge in the heat but is a small price to pay for the fantastic location. There is a bit of traffic noise in the evenings and early in the morning but you quickly get used to it and again is something that you should expect being in the heart of the city and added to the enjoyment at times watching the number of near misses at the road junction from the bedroom window.
We definitely want to return to Rome and would have no hesitation in staying at Fernando's apartment again and recommending it to others.
Rome for the month of June 2016--Excellent Location
My son & I visited Rome June 2016. 2 friends joined us for the 1st 2 weeks, so Fernando's apartment was just the right size. Nice kitchen, living rm, dining rm, & large bedrm with a very comfortable queen bed on the main floor. 3 of these rooms have "lofts" built above them (each with a spiral stairs for access). One "loft" room (above dining rm) has a queen size bed + a full bathrm & small side room with a chair that pulls out to a single bed. Another "loft" room (above living rm) has a twin bed. The third "loft" room (above large bedrm) just has a portable crib, so not really set up for anything except a young child. We also had a washer & clothes line for a dryer. My son wasn't thrilled about hanging clothes out to dry but it brought back fond memories for me. The internet was good. It seemed to drop the connection periodically but it was never an issue. Note: I was able to watch TV (Dish Anywhere) on my tablet whenever I wanted, an indication of how good the speed was. The air conditioning was excellent. 3 individual units (each with its own control) let us set the temperature somewhat differently for each area making it nice for my son who likes his room cold. It was also nice to open the windows and get a wonderful cross-breeze.
My local contact was Alessandro?, not Fernando, & he was very responsive & accommodating to any questions we had & he made a special trip back to the apartment to give us a demo on lighting the gas oven when we needed help. I loved the large sized bath towels & appreciated the kitchen items available on day one: salt, pepper, basic spices, oil, vinegar, sugar, coffee. Very convenient
The absolute best thing about the apartment is its location since the most important things we wanted/needed were within a 3 to 5 minute walk: the Colosseo, Arch of Constantine, Forum, wonderful churches (San Clemente, San Giovanni in Laterano, San Giovanni e Paolo, San Gregorio Magno) + several bus stops, a tram, the Metro, a taxi stop, grocery store (very small), and good restaurants + gelato shops. A balcony with a view would have made it perfect!
The negatives are more "expectation" issues than anything else. The worst for me was the TINY shower. Bending over to get the shampoo was NOT possible. With no shelf in the shower, I had to be creative. + the upstairs bathroom had a slight odor. Then there are the steps: 83 steps up to the apartment. Since I averaged 6 miles walking per day, those steps were daunting at day's end! :-)
Very nice, everything as expected.
Hi, We enjoyed our stay at this location. The bed was a bit hard and short for me, but not unusual for European standards. Location was perfect, close to shops, restaurants, transportation, landmarks, etc. Would highly recommend this location and would stay again. The stairs are really not a big deal. Really a ton of space - far more than you usually would get. Great value!
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