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Apt. Piazza Rondanini, Rome Italy

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I see from some of the previous posts that someone has stayed at the P. Rondanini apt from Sleepinitaly. I was wondering if you could elaborate on the discription of the apt.
Is the bedroom a decent size?
How is the bathroom shower, very small ?
Was the apt. bright or dreary?
Was there enough towels and linen and was it of good quality?
Is the kitchenette ok for simple meals?
Were you met by the owner and did he/she speak English?

I think July-T is the poster and I would appreciate if you can fill me in on some of the above questions? I am thinking of renting that apt. for an upcoming trip.

Thanks Kerrie

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    Hi Kerrie

    Here is what I reported about the apartment on another forum...

    Yes, the shower drain does smell a bit, but it is not too bad, in fact it is an aroma I have smelt all over Italy, and in Spain and Paris too! In fact when I came home I'm sure I caught the same whiff wafting up from my bathroom sink - after being unused for a week!!!

    All in all it is a very nice apartment, in a great location, and I would stay there again.

    Positives...
    The apartment has pretty much everything you might need, and all seems in good condition.
    Very comfortable bed, nice linens. The ceiling fan in the bedroom is quiet. The room is quiet away from the street noise, but one morning 'er upstairs started cleaning at 7.30am, rolling furniture around and vacuuming vigorously!
    Plenty of hot water, effective shower, large soft bath towels and just about enough smaller ones.
    Washing machine works, and everything air-dried within 24 hours on the rack.
    Large fridge, with freezer compartment.
    Apartment is very secure, with 2 doors and a gate to unlock.
    La Cornacchie restaurant just below the apartment is very nice and fairly reasonable. Waiter is very helpful. Two other restaurants in the Piazza, and a cafe.
    Pantheon 1 minute, Piazza Navona barely 5 minutes walk.

    Negatives (aside from the shower smell)...
    Little natural light - there are only two small windows in the living room and one has the vent for the airconditioning and is sealed shut with the shutters closed. But there are plenty of electric lights with dimmer switches and they are fine.
    The airconditioning unit itself is quite noisy.
    Daughter says sofa bed is comfortable.
    Sleeping in the living room was a bit noisy especially in the early mornings when the rubbish men come to empty the bins, but daughter just rolled over and went back to sleep!
    The large security gate inside the building cannot be shut quietly - at least no one does and the clang tends to reverberate through the apartment a bit, but I got used to it fairly quickly. Daughter hardly noticed it.

    I've stayed in places with much less to offer, and you really could do a lot worse than this.

    There is a deceptively large (deSpar) supermarket in the Via Guistiniani which is parallel to the Via Pozzo di Cornacchie on which Piazza Rondanini is situated. It is literally 1 minutes walk - out the apartment, turn left, right and right again - just a few dozen steps.

    There is a nice little deli on Piazza della Rotunda on the right as you face the Pantheon - we had a limoncello tasting there our first night, and bought some yummy olives. Other shopping we did in the supermarket. Also on the way down to the Corso Vittorio Emmanuel, going on either side of the Pantheon, there is a small grocery store/deli on each street.

    Via della Coppelle also runs parallel to Pozzo di Cornacchie, to the north, and I believe there is a small fruit and veg market there in the mornings.

    To answer your other questions, The bedroom is a decent size, but be aware it has no windows. However the ceiling fan is effective with regard to ventilation.
    The shower is a perfectly normal size, and has four jets as well as the overhead spray. The kitchen was well equipped enough for more than simple meals.
    We were met by Mr Vinod - actually we arrived early and he wasn't there so I called him and he said he was at another apartment letting a client in, and would be with us shortly. The restaurant opposite was open so we sat down and had a drink while we waited. I don't think he is the owner but works for SleepinItaly, but he speaks very good English and made sure we knew how to work everything.
    It is a very nice apartment with nice furnishings, although I did find the lighting a bit gloomy but we weren't there much in the day so it wasn't really a problem. I would stay there again without hesitation.

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    Julia-t,
    Tahnk you for responding to my post. You have answered all my questions and the positives far out weight the negatives. I will go ahead and book the apt.. Thanks again for all your information.

    Kerrie

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