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Saturday, January 02, 2010
when in Rome
Review of Apartment Amore Di Ripetta booked through Rome-Accom:
Had a great time staying in this apartment and plan to come back. It was hot in Rome when we were there at the end of May 2009, so we were glad that there was air conditioning, albeit a single unit in the master bedroom.
The apartment is spacious and was spotlessly clean. It includes a covered patio, living room, dining area, two good-sized bedrooms each with its own bathroom, and a nice kitchen. There are steps to go up to get to it, or if you prefer you can take a traditional small slow European elevator.
While notionally in the Spanish Steps area, it's actually closer to Piazza del Popolo, the Flaminio metro stop, and the Villa Borghese. Near the heart of the action in the Tridente, it's nevertheless on a quiet side street. There are restaurants and a cafe around the corner in a pedestrian alley, and all of Rome just steps beyond.
The only thing that was missing is wifi (wireless Internet), but there is free wifi in the Villa Borghese park nearby (requires an Italian cellphone number to access).
There were only two issues we encountered when we were there:
1) The air conditioner drips a lot, we had to put a bucket below it when it was running.
2) The automatic watering system for the plants on the balcony was turned off with no way to turn it back on, and we worried the plants might die; we watered them by hand.