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Charming, bright Penthouse, wood celings, right by the Pantheon!

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 living w.sofa bed, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, tiny terrace, sleeps 3

Casa Otello is a quiet, charming, romantic penthouse on the 4th floor of a nice old building (with no elevator), located in the heart of Rome, just 70 meters away from the Pantheon.

The apartment has been fully renovated, with the add of some antique furniture. The exposed beams, the large skylights and parquetry flooring, throughout the attic, makes it a bright and charming apartment. Comprised of a romantic spacious living room, with a sofa bed for the third guest, plus one cozy spacious bedroom, with a very comfortable queen size bed.

A large bathroom with high quality fittings and a large whirlpool.

The kitchen, with a four burner stove, is comfortable and fully equipped. A window door leads to a tiny terrace with a nice view over the roman roofs.

The penthouse is located right in the centre, where all the action takes place, with plenty of street cafes, restaurants, shops and monuments.

More Details

Property Manager
Luca xx
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Really great apartment! All of the reviews we read mentioned the stairs, and yes the stairs suck but it's a tiny tiny price to pay for the quality of the apartment and the amazing location!! You are literally 15 steps from the pantheon! And the neighbouring restaurants are lovely. My partner and I are under six foot so the low ceilings weren't an issue and my partner loved the sit down shower. We went in December and the heating worked great. It was a good time to go as less tourists and lines everywhere. Luca was a great host, always communicating timely with us, and organised a transfer for us to and from the airport (Gino was great!).
Dec 2016
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Rione III Colonna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Charming, bright Penthouse, wood celings, right by the Pantheon!
average rating of 4.2 based on 22 reviews
Gloucester, MA USA

Charming and Quiet

  • 3 of 5

I am giving the 3 stars mainly for the location. The apartment leaves a lot to be desired for a middle aged couple used to a little comfort.

The location was excellent but the 104 steps up is not for the faint of heart. The bed was comfortable but the sofa, the only padded chair was not comfortable for sitting. Basically, seating was very uncomfortable. The blankets should have duvet covers - it felt a bit grungy with layers so close to your face.

The kitchen was adequate but the dishwasher was broken and moldy inside. Only one faucet worked in the bathroom and several outlets were not working.

The apartment manager, Rosie was helpful and responsive.

We opted for the airport pick up and were delayed getting our bags so unfortunately, we kept the driver waiting. When I tried to use the service again later in the week, the man in charge refused to respond to several of my inquiries.. This was a problem with the taxi strike.

FYI taxis stationed at the Pantheon, charge 40 euros to the airport.

Habana Cafe downstairs is highly recommended. They serve excellent food at reasonable prices and they are very friendly and helpful.

I promise you, that will be your go to restaurant.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary Louise, thank you for your review. Please note that the dishwasher is not on the list of the amenities (as it has been broken for quite a while and cannot be replaced any time soon). I am sorry you didn't ask me to organize your return airport transfer (just as I did on the way coming). Is never a good idea to contact directly the driver. I would have made sure he would be scheduled for your return transfer. A white taxi ride to Fiumicino airport cost a flat rate of 48 Euros (30 Euros to Ciampino airport). We hope to see you again in Rome! Best regards, Luca
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Superb and charming

  • 5 of 5

We, 3 older woman, stayed at the apartment for 5 nights. The location was superb: 50 m from the Pantheon; close to restaurants; able to walk to the Vatican, Colosseum and train station. The apartment itself was charming, well lit and airy. The stairs were a little challenging with luggage, but Rosa helped us up; and then orientated us to both the apartment and Roma. We had read several reviews of the number of stairs, but e found them broad and wide so easily negotiable if a little tiring. I would return to it readily.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tr-s agréable

  • 4 of 5

Très agréable point de chute dans le cœur historique de Rome. A recommander

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, helpful hosts!

  • 3 of 5

Perfect location, centrally located to restaurants, and sightseeing walks. Accurate description of amenities, clean. Luca was very helpful. Stairs not for faint-hearted...wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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104 Steps!!

  • 3 of 5

First the positives.

1.Ideal location for visiting all the major sights on foot.

2.Plenty of restaurants to choose from & to suit all budgets.

3.Despite being in the hub of the city, the apartment was very quiet.

4.Comfortable bed & apartment very secure.

5.The owner can arrange for a pick up & drop off at the airport. Unless you already know your way around Rome, we would highly recommend using this service.

Now the negatives.

1.Please be aware there are 104 steps up to the apartment which is no fun especially when you first arrive with a heavy suitcase.

2.The apartment is not recommended for anybody over 6 feet as there is limited head clearance.

3.On our arrival on the Friday, it was discovered that the toilet seat was broken. We were assured by Rosie that this would be repaired by Monday at the latest but this had not been done by the time we departed a week later.

4.The only usable power point in the kitchen did not work & needs replacing.

5.The apartment generally needs a bit of TLC as there was flaking paint & rotten woodwork.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Location Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was very accurate, everything you need is available. The property was clean. We called Rosie, the housekeeper the morning after we arrived regarding the heating. While we were out sightseeing she had taken care of everything and left a sweet note. Luca was very professional and helpful; he organized transportation to and from the airport. I would recommend this property to a friend or relative. The apartment is charming and authentic and allows you to experience Rome as an insider. The location could not be more perfect, off of Piazza della Rotonda, on Via Giustiniani there is a supermarket which does not look like a typical american supermarket from the outside, but it has everything you might need. There are many restaurants directly in front of the entrance to the apartment building. You must try the Burrata di Buffala at Antionio al Pantheon, it is amazing. We were able to walk everywhere including the Vatican and Trastevere. Trastevere is a must see, and Testaccio is very nice for a less touristy area in Rome. If you are interested in authentic working class roman food Testaccio is the place to be. Overall a great city and apartment! We would return without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fiumicino 'Leonardo da Vinci'
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Parco de Medici
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: not necessary

Please inquire for special offers and last minute deals!

Two nights rental is available only if the calendar shows a gap of two nights between two other bookings.

Security deposit: 150 Euros. This sum will be returned at check out.


Rates & Availability

Rione III Colonna Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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August Special
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning,towels & linens $54.47

Check in past 9:00 pm are subject to 25 Euros late arrival fee.
Check in past 11:00 pm are subject to 45 Euros late arrival fee.

Please, take note of the check in / check out schedule:
Check in can be done from 10:00* am to 9:00 pm.
Check in scheduled to arrive past 1:00 am will not be possible.

*Departing guests must check out by 10:00 am, so by that time you can drop your luggage at the apartment in any case. The apartment will be ready and cleaned around 11:30 am.
Early check in can be possible only if the previous guests leave earlier than 10:00 am, or if the apartment was not occupied the night before.
Check out time is by 10:00 am, unless the next guests are arriving in the afternoon or there are no other guests arriving that day.

Please inquire for special offers and last minute deals!

Two nights rental is available only if the calendar shows a gap of two nights between two bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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