I, my husband and our little baby (15 months) stayed here for 10 days. I gave this apartment a 3 star rating and would like to share why. First of all I must say that Paolo is a perfect host. Brilliant! He arranged the transfer and check-in, helped fix problems quick, presented detailed information on the surrounding places of interest, cafes, shops. So he really did his best and as a host deserves at least a 5 star rating. But we travel and pay not for hosts (I had greate experience with airbnb without ever seeing hosts), but for the apartment. And here was a real trouble for us. I didn't notice in the description that it is a BASEMENT. So no lift, narrow stairs, slight smell of gas (as gas counters for all the apts are in the next room) and really tiny room (much smaller than in the pictures). In Russia it is actually illigal to leave in a basement as it actually is not safe: its cold, damp, low amount of sun ultraviolet results in perfect conditions for bacteria growth. So this was the first disapointment. The second one was the temperature. It was damp and only 16 degrees Celsius at check-in in the room. We used to having 25 degrees at home. But 20 was the maximum according to the host. This was a very servoius problem for us, especially taking into account our baby and winter in Rome. When we came home to Moscow each peace of clothes was smelling damp. Luckily no one got cold and we had great experience around the city. I know that in some countries people used to keep the temperature low in winter in houses. Maybe this place will work for them better. But for us, with little baby it was a real challenge.
Located 100ft from metro stops for underground, tram/streetcar and bus--close to local stores for supplies, milk, bread, fruit--15min walk to colesum and forum or a 10-20euro cab ride will get you anywhere in the city--the very best part is Paolo he can make arrangements before you even get there--he booked a car to pick us up and return us to the airport, even if late arrival, he also arranged private tours for all the major sights as well as a trip to a winery and dinner at a home resturant--without Paolo we would have been at the mercy of all the hustlers at all the main sights--if they had more stars we would give this place 10
Location is really good, very close to Manzoni Metro stop. 15 minutes walk from Colosseum.
Well furnished, can easily accommodate a family of 5 or 6. The apartment is in basement, single set of stairs to reach. Apartment consists of one bedroom and one sitting room which also has a well equipped kitchen. All the amenities are available, wifi, hot water, fridge, oven, microwave, vessels, tv with cable and DVD player, DVDs are also provided. All Lenin and towels are provided. There is a very organised guide for your stay in the apartment as well as detailed maps for the city visit.
Land lord Paolo is very nice, helpful. With all the information provided, it makes easier for you to navigate into the town.
There are few things which we felt could be improved. The lock in the bedroom is spoiled. The apartment although clean, still has some dust. Also the price is a bit high and after you have paid in trip advisor, there are also extra charges for late check in, city tax and charges for the specific apartment. Although these are mentioned in the fine print of the advert, I could not find it. Heating system has fixed hours and you can't control the temperature. Either it is really hot or very cold. Check out time is 10 am and it's not flexible. After paying so much money, you expect some flexibility. Although you can leave your luggage is the cellar.
Finally, overall the stay in the apartment was comfortable with few improvements it could reach 5 stars.
Paolo was a great host and the apartment was perfect for us. Clean, spacious and well equipped. It is well positioned, the subway station is a few meters away and is close to the Colosseum, only a 15 minute walk.
I surely came back here next time !
Paolo was a great host.
For instance: He took care of transport from and to the airport, which made things for us much confortable. The appartment is in a very good area, lots of places to visit within walking distance. All was in order and clean. Definitely recommended!