Navona, Via dei Coronari: Rome Apartment #132
One block away from Piazza Navona, walking distance from all the major attractions in Rome, 5 min. walk from Campo dei Fiori, set in one of the most beautiful Roman streets.
70sq.mts. quiet apartment set on the first floor, it consists of:
with table and 4 chairs, double sofabed, tv, satelite, kitchen corner and 2 windows on inner courtyard;
#1 with double bed, bedside table, chest of drawers, chair, air conditioning unit on wheels, en suite bathroom and window overlooking via dei Tre Archi;
#2 with 2 single beds, wardrobe, desk and chair and window overlooking inner courtyard;
with gas stove (2 burners), sink, fridge, microwave and ventilation system.
en suite in bedroom #1, with shower, bidet, washing machine and window.
Independent heating, microwave, wm, tv, satelite, elevator, wooden ceiling, no phone, a/c unit on wheels (in bedroom), DSL Internet connection WiFi.This apartment can host 4 adults and 2 children. The building is under the protection of the Italian Art Department. Monthly possible. Discount for 2 weeks or more.
The Pros: The location was excellent. Within walking distance to every major site in the city of Rome. Within walking distance to metro in either direction. Buses close by and Taxi stand on the corner across street. Bakeries, cafes, wine bars, antique stores, clothing stores and Tabachi line the sides of the street and the surrounding area, not to mention Piazza Navona around the corner.. The supermarket is a 4 minute walk to buy groceries. Wine and Deli stores one minute walk. People in the building were nice and helpful. The apartment itself was clean. You had three garbage separations, organic, regular and recycle. They tell you where to put each one. They told me it had a lift to our floor and minimal steps and all that, held true.
The apartment had 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedroom with double bed and bathroom, and pullout doublebed in the living room with tv., dinette table for four and kitchen. The kitchen had a working sink, small refrigerator, no freezer. 2 gas burner, 1 microwave, 2 tea kettle, expresso maker, all the dishes, pots silverware needed to cook. The living area had a stand to hang clothes , drawers in the bedroom. It also had a pack and play for a baby. Iron and small board. The one bathroom in the apartment that is in the double bed bedroom, had a magnified mirror, bidet, hair blower and washing machine, small one person shower. Plenty of hooks to dry towels or clothes. They had one air conditioner and 3 fans, only two worked. It was hot so we made good use of those. Every room had windows that faced a courtyard or side street. All windows had bars and locks, including the door and gate leading into this 21 apartment building. So It was safe and many people always walking up and down this famous street..
Cons: The facade of the building could use some power washing. But nothing compared to what was going on inside the building. What we werent told when we booked was that there was construction work going on in the building right outside our apartment door, with scaffolding from the first floor to the roof of the building. It was scarey to see that it looked like our first floor apartment was being held up by metal braces attached to the scaffolding. The workers started work 7:30-8:00 am every morning and that is what we woke up to. They had lifts and ladders being used for pulling up tools and materials ,pulled up with pullies. It was an awful scarey site to see and hear. There were workers in the building that I even questioned to see if it was safe. There were workers digging outside the building with big machines. All this was unnerving.
There were three of us who rented the apartment, Me, my brother and my mom. So naturally we took the three different rooms, giving my 85 yr old mom the room with the one bathroom in it. My brother took the room with the twin beds and i took the sofa bed in the living room. I couldnt find one extra sheet or pillowcase to make the bed. Eventually I took the one sheet from the twin bed to put over the pullout double bed. Of course it didnt fit, but it worked. I took the pillow too with the only other pillow case in the apartment.
I like to watch tv before I fall asleep, So the only two english channels were Aljezeer or Cnbc witch is business and stocks. With all the channels they had with cable, this was it for English.
My biggest complaints were that they only give you one set of towels containing lg, med and small. for each person for the week. The bathroom had shiney, shiney white tile on the floor, that was so slippery when wet,we needed to use towels so none of us would fall coming out of the shower, there were no mats. I decided to wash my towels in the machine they had. Well, nothing is in english, my towels had detergent already on them, I couldnt get the machine to start. I called Enzo and Raffaiella and Enzo came and started the machine. He had to know it would take at least 2 days for these towels to dry. Therefore, you would think they would have provided extra towels for this reason alone. I would never use a towel more than a few days. I used damp towels to dry myself. I mean, how much extra could that have cost to add a few more towels.
Next was, this is big. they give you one roll of toilet paper in the apartment for a one week stay? Absurd. I know it wasnt a hotel, but they could have provided toilet paper for 3 adults for one weeks use. There were no tissures, napkins or paper towels anywhere in the apartment. I didnt understand that.. I couldnt even clean the counter. They had one drop of dish detergent left. , no garbage bags except for the organic bag for food garbage.
There is more than one lock on the door that I was never made of aware of that you use with your key. I am nervous person, I would have liked to have known that. I figured that out on my own.
They should provide Engish along with other language instructions on using the washing machine.
So all in all, to make this a five star apartment rental for Roman Reference and owner, all they would need to do is give you the necessities needed for a one week stay. Extra linens, towels, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, dish detergent , more english tv stations or a dvd player. A mat for the bathroom shower so no one falls. a kitchen garbage pail to put your garbage. So I think they were a little stingy in this area. Upon our leaving, we did leave toilet paper for the next arrivals.
I would recommend this apartment providing the owners provide you with the list of things specified above. Some of those are necessities and go without saying or mentioning. Raffaella and Enzo were a pleasure to work with and I had no problem except for them leaving out the construction work that was going on. We should have been made aware. It was a once in a lifetime week with our mom. Her first time going abroad to her ancestral home in Italy at the age of 85. Beside this review, we had a wonderful time with my mom!!
First, it was advertised as having air conditioning but all it had was a broken 'mobile unit' and a bunch of fans. We had the windows open and the fans running to make things bearable.
Second, the internet did not work. After a bunch of times starting and restarting, we finally gave up.
Third, the place was dirty. There were ants all over the place. One cupboard had dirty towels shoved in it from before. The place had barely been cleaned.
The location was excellent - but they shouldn't advertise this place as having air conditioning.
we are very sorry for the inconveniences, should you have contacted us immediately we would have done our best to solve the issues and ensure you a more comfortable stay.
Please be aware that Rome city’s regulation prohibits to add anything to ancient’s buildings‘ facade, including the air conditioning fixed units; for this reasons the air conditioning is provided with a mobile unit.
We are quite surprised to hear that both the air conditioning and the wireless connection were not properly working.
Before a new arrival, we always double-check the flat’s services, provide all instructions manuals and our contact details in case of need.
Clearly temporary umpredictable malfunctions can occur, in such cases we recommend our customers to contact us as soon as possible.
We hope to have you again as our guests in the future and make sure that your stay will be the most pleasant.
From the apartment we walked out to see several attractions of Rome, and in the evening we spent wonderful hours at Piazza Navona and nearby Piazzas. It really is an apartment located in a great area of Rome, and if you do not mind to walk around, you can skip thinking about taxi, metro etc.
If anything negative should be said about the apartment it is, that it is a bit dark, and that you could feel at bit pent-up.
The apartment is very good located in central Room and it is possibly and very easy to reach many of Romes main attractions by foot. There is at little grocery 3 minuts from the apartment and restaurants every where.
Perfekte Lage, schöne Einrichtung und alles sehr sauber; vielleicht ein wenig dunkel, da 2 Fenster zu Innenhöfen gehen.
Our family of four stay for 10 days. The apartment is very clean and well equipped. If you are looking for a five star then this is not for you. But if you are looking for something clean, convenience and centrally located. This is the place. It took us less than 15 minutes walk to most major attractions. The colisseum is about 20 minutes away. I would highly recommend this apartment.
The street it is in has wonderful antique dealers shops, a fantastic wine bar and gelato shop - what more could you want.
There is a lift for luggage even though the apartment is only on the 1st floor. We have already recommended this apartment to a friend that is travelling later in the year.
It is so roomy that we actually ate in 3 nights. There is also a little grocery shop a few doors down.
There were 2 bedrooms, and so much space for luggage. Washing machine as well which is handy. We hope to return in the future and we will have no hesitation to rebook this apartment.
The lovely gentleman that met us on arrival was really helpful and explained everything to us. Rome and this home away from home for a week was everything we had wished for.
Très bien situé par rapport au vieux Rome. Très calme.
Commerces très proches.
Manque un peu de vaisselle pour 6 personnes.
Séjour sur 7 jours sans problème.
surprised at how nice it was. The rooms were spacious and tastefully
decorated, and there was ample storage space for our clothes and
things. All the utilities worked quite well. We have been staying at many
decent hotels in Rome, and for example hot water came much quicker in
this apartment, without us having to worry about using it up. It was also
nice to have a shop and a coffee across the street, so we could buy
fresh bread every morning and have a good cup of coffee whenever we
The location could not have been better: Piazza Navona was around the corner, and some of our favourite restaurants were very close
(we recommend Osteria de Gallo and Osteria dell'Anima). And of course the Vatican was a stone's throw away, which was nice. Vatican visits take a
long time, and it was good to get home to rest easily. You can also get taxis and buses from a nearby small piazza a hundred meters to the east.
All in all, we heartily recommend this apartment to anyone.
The only (very very small) problems were that during our stay the floors
were somewhat cold - but mind you, that was in April. Also the lighting
in the second bedroom was a bit dim, but that is easily remedied.
Finally we would like to thank the staff of romanreference for making
our stay comfortable by welcoming us to the apartment and showing us
how everything worked. Thank you, Enzo!
A real problem: you have to improvethe bathroom caring (plumbery shower doors and voupers).
MANAGER'S REPLY: the door of the shower have been repaired and everything's in order now!