This is the ideal apartment for a stay in Trastevere: while the (wonderful) area itself is well supplied with restaurants and bars, I Cedri is down a quiet side street, so you can be assured of a good night's sleep. The accommodation is comfortable and charming, and Ioletta, the owner, was most helpful in ensuring that our stay would be enjoyable, for example by arranging taxis. We would happily return.
What a wonderful apartment. It is self contained and it is well thought through. Everything you would need is provided as are instructions and guides. Ioletta and Vicky could not have been nicer or more helpful
The apartment is a few minutes walk away from lots of restaurants and shops - use the recommendations provided they were all excellent
The supermarket is about an 8 minute walk away. The Vatican is 20 mins and the center of Rome between 15 and 20
There is a buzz about Trastavere and lots of activity but the apartment is down a side road and is very quiet
Three of us shared the apartment for 6 nights and felt we had plenty of room. The bathroom was good. Excellent kitchen facilities. A.C and very good WiFi
Cannot recommend this place enough
We would love to return
Great apartment that met all our needs located in a fun neighborhood that has everything within convenient walking distance. Our flight was delayed by one day and the owner, Iole, stayed in constant contact with us to make sure our booking would work out without a hitch. Highly recommended!
Let's start at the beginning. This apartment is located in an ideal part of Trastevere - quiet, but within 5 minutes walk of Piazza S. Maria. First impressions are of a small, pretty frontage with pot plants, and a front door that is mercifully not daubed with graffiti. Hooray! Iole is a charming, friendly lady, who is there to greet you on arrival. Brownie points already.
Inside, you have a comfortable sitting room, with a wee kitchenette, a bathroom, and a bedroom - all well-appointed, and squeaky clean. TV is provided, plus internet and WiFi. At the rear is a small outdoor patio, separated from the neighbours by a wall and pot plants. The neighbours by and large are quiet. However the apartment is on the ground floor and there is virtually no sound insulation from the apartment above, which means that if they choose to have a 'late night rave'; you are definitely part of it! We like ground floor apartments in Rome, by the way, considering that fire-escapes are virtually non-existent, largely on account of the age and construction of most of the buildings.
The only flip side with 1 Cedri Apt, the fly in the ointment, is a little something called la luce! To all intent and purpose there isn't any. It may be nine o'clock in the morning with the sun shining brightly, but inside the apartment, you might not know that dawn had broken. It has two small windows, one front, one back, plus a glass-paneled front door. The sun never touches any of them, nor does it touch the patio, other perhaps than in mid-summer. Which is perhaps why the apartment is equipped with more electric lights than you could shake a stick at. Check the Trip Advisor photo - it does not lie!
But if you can set the shortcoming of interior gloom aside, and are happy to be a troglodyte whilst reposing back at base, this is a nice, clean, welcoming holiday let at a reasonable price.
One more worthwhile bit of kit if you are staying there is an app. for one of the online taxi services, since the nearest taxi rank is some distance away. These taxi apps are recent innovations, they work brilliantly, you don't have to be fluent in Italian, and generally you are on you way within 10 minutes.
We have visited Rome before, but this is the first time we have stayed in Trastevere and would definitely choose to stay in this area again - there are an abundance of bars, restaurants and interesting shops on winding cobbled streets leading to beautiful piazzas and an easy walk over the bridge to reach all the main sites of Rome. We travelled to Rome with our teenage son and Iole was helpful from the start, responding promptly to my many questions and she kindly organised a taxi to meet us from the airport and then gave us a warm welcome with lots of very useful information about local restaurants which were literally on our doorstep. The apartment is peaceful, full of character with a large comfy bed and sofa-bed, a decent shower and the added bonus of an outside area, not to mention WiFi! We loved both the apartment and Trastevere and highly recommend it - we will be back!!! Thank you Iole!!