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Jul 17th, 2013, 06:27 AM
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Apartment in Rome in October - prices??

Hi all

What prices can I expect to pay in mid-late October for an apartment in Rome? I have a local telling me that 230 Euros a day is what to expect (one bedroom with some extra fold out beds and a lot of perks such as wifi etc) . That seems rather on the expensive end to me, but maybe I am naive? I am just checking to see if people in the know can advise. Websites I've checked show some cheaper prices but maybe they are really substandard? Not sure.

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Jul 17th, 2013, 06:49 AM
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You need to state what you need and your budget to get helpful replies.
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Jul 17th, 2013, 06:56 AM
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Apartment prices in Rome vary wildly, not always for obvious reasons. You can find a really very nice, clean place with wifi and other amenties in a good location for an attractive price, and yet somebody else seems to be charging highway robbery for a similar apartment in another nice location. As with Paris, there are a few agencies that make it their specialty to cater to Americans (and American anxieties) and offer luxury furnished apartments, but you might not need that.

I have noticed that a few areas of Rome -- in particular around the Spanish Steps and near the piazza Farnese/Campo de'Fiori -- seem to have a plethora of luxury apartments that are more than you need to pay to have a very comfortable, clean stay.

So you just have to look around. I like to use Rome Loft, which I think has a nice selection of fairly priced apartments. I can usually find independent reviews for them.

Mid-late October is prime tourist season for Rome. Not too hot, not too rainy (you hope!). A lot of "empty nesters" wait for autumn to avoid crowds.

Good luck!
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Jul 17th, 2013, 06:58 AM
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Jul 17th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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Thanks for the link! I am looking to spend not too much money! But we have two kids, so I want to make sure it's clean and comfortable. Ideal budget would be $100-150 USD, is that crazy? This is what I mean... I don't really know. I am scouting it out.
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Jul 17th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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With your budget of 100-150 USD you are looking at a range of 75-115 Euro (roughly) It's doable if you are flexible in your requirements
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Jul 17th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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You need to define what you want -

how central the area?

will you be willing to climbing 4 or 5 fights of stairs?

are you familiar with the way apts look on the outside?
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Jul 17th, 2013, 04:44 PM
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What on earth difference does it make what the apartments look on the outside?

(Is that a sober question?)

Any ad you see for an apartment will tell you what floor it is on. Some high floor apartments without elevators cost a fortunte, and some on the ground floor or with an elevator do not.

You can find a good clean apartment with wifi in the center of Rome for your family for $150 per night in October, but you are going to really have to dig for it. If you can spend more money, you will have more options.

Answering nonsensical questions like the ones above isn't going to make your search any easier.
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Jul 17th, 2013, 04:47 PM
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This apartment looks nice to me but I can't tell if it has wifi. But you could ask

http://www.flipkey.com/rome-condo-rentals/p533886/
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Jul 17th, 2013, 06:39 PM
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Many americans who are not familiar with Italy are put off by the fact that the outsides of a lot of buildings seem not to be in very good repair - although the inside may be very luxurious (a function, I understand, of the way Italian personal taxes are calculated).

Places that one would run from in the US (as being a total dump) are often not so in Italy.
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Jul 17th, 2013, 07:12 PM
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We just rented an apartment in Trastevere for 772 euros for 4 nights - 3 bedrooms, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms and washing machine. 4th floor, elevator, two balconies and free wi-fi. We had 2 children and 3 adults, so there was plenty of room and very clean. It was through Rome Apartments.net, Apartment Mastai. Yes, from the outside it was grotty, but inside was very clean and air conditioned. I think that is about $193 Australian - I thought it was very good value
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Jul 17th, 2013, 09:01 PM
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Sorry, I meant 193 euros not dollars....
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Jul 18th, 2013, 04:23 AM
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Hee hee, I'm not American, I'm Canadian... but I have no problem with the way places look on the outside! Thanks all. This has indeed answered my question on whether or not the cost quoted to me was a lot... the answer is yes, but it could be worth it. Or with some digging I could find cheaper. Thanks again!
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