Rome Rental Apartment Needed

Old Jan 21st, 2008, 04:44 AM
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Rome Rental Apartment Needed

Good morning,
I'll be in Rome for a week in September with two friends and am looking for a company that rents apartments, rather than going to a hotel. We would like to stay in the Piazza Navona/Campo d'ei Fiori/Pantheon area. Has anyone used a reputable company in Rome to rent an apartment and had a great rental experience? I would love to know the name of the company. There are so many on the web -- it makes me nervous to use one without a recommendation.
Thanks! Susan
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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 05:40 AM
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Take a look at www.slowtrav.com for apartment rental reviews. The reviews also include companies.
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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 05:42 AM
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My experience with www.sleepinitaly.com was good. My agent was very responsive to emails and the property owner was also helpful while we were there.
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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 06:13 AM
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We have also used sleepinitaly a couple times for the same areas you are asking about. It was a very good experience. They have lots of apartments in differing budgets.

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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 06:50 AM
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Susan,

Click on my name and you'll find 2 reviews I did on apartments in Piazza Montevecchio, about 100 meters from Navona.

Sleep in Italy was the agent and they did a fine job.

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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 07:50 AM
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I'm using sleepinitaly.com for the 4th time in a few weeks and have also had very good experiences with them. And as mentioned, they have a lot of apartments in that area, which is also where I like to stay.
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I haven't actually stayed in the apartment yet, but my email communications with Tim at RealRome.com have been very good. He came highly recommended from both this board, tripadvisor.com and from the apartment reviews on slowtrav. I would give that website a look as well.
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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 09:35 AM
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We used romanreference.com and were very with our apartment (#279) and the agency.
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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 02:17 PM
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Slowtrav is tailor made for just this sort of question and you will get a much better sense of whether to go with a specific apt. or agency from the Slowtrav reviews. In fact, most Fodorites (myself included) make it their first stop when looking for Italy apartment rentals.

Here are the user reviews for Rome apartments:

http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/vr/list.asp?r=Rome

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We rented this apartment in campo de fiori in October.

http://www.realrome.com/propcamporooftop.html

Tim Pearson is great to deal with - very honest and responsive. I sent him a bit of a wish list, which included a terrace, and he came back with some options. This apartment was perfect for us.

There are other great agencies too -and as others have said check out www.slowtrav.com

When you narrow it down to a couple of agencies, make sure you check the size of the apartment - some are VERY small. And consider the bedroom noise factor in those central locations - we were lucky in that the bedroom faced an internal courtyard/lift well but that was luck rather than good planning. Campo de Fiori is wonderful but very noisy at night - as the other areas would be as well.

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Do a search on the word "montevecchio" and you'll find 2 reviews I did on 2 apartments in Piazza Montevecchio, about 200 meters from Navonna. For 4 people, the cost for either would be about $200 per night.

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Oops, sorry I double answered this one.
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