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Nov 18th, 2011, 07:24 AM
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Booking apartment in Rome from Romeloft.com

Hi

I am thinking of booking an apartment for 4 days from this company Romeloft.com. Has anyone dealt with this company before? Any feedback will be most welcome.

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Nov 18th, 2011, 10:20 AM
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have you looked them up on the slow-travel website? that's where you'll find most reviews of apartments and rental companies.

or just google the company name.
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Nov 18th, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Hi Kevin

Check out this recent Fodors post (which strangely didn't come up when I searched) :

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...tal-agency.cfm

Double check that it is the same agency you are looking into though!

The last poster on that thread MX3913 posts about a strange experience with a rome loft apartment, which would be enough to encourage me to rent elsewhere.

Goodluck with the search.

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Nov 18th, 2011, 12:34 PM
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Kevin,

in the end i just googled romeloft. THere's not a lot about them out there!

That being said, the comments on that other thread are not altogether fair - it's quite common in Italy to pay in cash when you get there [that applies to hotels and language schools for example]; nor is it unusual to feel as if the owner has only just moved out - they probably have! [that also happens here in Cornwall in the summer when locals move out of their seaside homes to rent them to the tourists and move in with relatives for the duration!]

there are many more agencies - the pack leader is sleep in Italy who have many apartments in Rome - but there are many more. I'd have a look at TA and slow travel, as well as this forum, to find some more apartments in the same area.
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Nov 18th, 2011, 01:17 PM
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many tax cheats scammers I never wire money

sleepinitaly.com

italyby.com

bbplanet.it

3 I have used CC in past with good experience...

If you get a loft prepare for small and many stairs no lift.
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Nov 19th, 2011, 07:37 AM
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Kevin11235 - I've never rented with Romeloft.com; fairly mixed reviews? Recently we had a good experience with sleepinitaly in Rome. For a review of our apt, our experience, and some "apartment-in-Rome" tips, you might look at this article. An apartment is a great option in Rome - Good Luck!

http://tinyurl.com/Rome-apt
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Nov 20th, 2011, 11:03 AM
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I just booked with sleepinitaly. Everything has bern great so far with one exception. There website states that you can pay the balance three ways; a bank transfer, euro travelers check or cash upon arrival. They failed to mention that this does not apply to all apartments (including mine) so be sure to ask.

On a positive note they discounted our apartmebt by nearly 15euro a night from they quoted website price. I suggest emailing them for rates and availabilities. They will respond promptly.
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Nov 20th, 2011, 12:25 PM
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We are booked with Rome Loft for December. So far we are pleased with their service and response time. It was recommended by a friend and they had a good experience with them. Nothing out of the ordinary for the deposit and balance due in euros upon arrival based on our Paris apartment rental experience. This is our first in Rome.

I'll post after our trip of our overall experience with them.
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Nov 20th, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Nov 21st, 2011, 12:17 PM
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never use romerents!!!!!

lied about apartment
photos misleading
tried to overcharge last minute
screamed at us!!!
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Jun 3rd, 2013, 02:31 PM
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We stayed at 6 different apts in Italy over 3 weeks. All requested to be paid at least partially in cash so I don't think that is unusual. I think we stayed at the apt mentioned in that post but the attached unit.
We stayed at the Campo lovely apt with Romeloft and did not have a good experience. The apt was dirty and many things were broken, sofa, hairdryer, etc. The lights in the bathroom and bedroom did not work. There was mold in the moka and many of the dishes and cooking items were dirty with caked on food. The directions to the apt, after asking multiple times, were vague and the maps did not have the correct name of the street. Once we did find it the location could not have been better. Actually closer to Piazza Navona. Great terrace. After complaining a couple times they did bring someone out to clean but we were leaving the following morning so it really did not matter. The communication up to 2 days before we arrived was very professional. Also, we used romashuttle.com for the ride to the airport and it was great, 40 euro.
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