Roman Penthouse

City-Center Lodgings - Family Lodgings
   

Character: Impeccable furnishings and decorations make this a truly upper-class casa romana.
Advantages: This penthouse has all the modern amenities along with stunning Old World charm. And the views from the terraces are unbeatable!
Location: In the epicenter of Baroque Rome, only three blocks from the Spanish Steps. Walk to everything except St. Peter's (reached by subway). Click here to see the map for Roman Penthouse.
Size: sleeps 4 people; formal dining room; comfy living room opening onto a glassed-in gazebo which in turn opens onto the fully furnished 1100-square-foot terrace; separate fully-equipped kitchen; master bedroom with queen bed and en suite bathroom with bathtub; sitting room with twin daybeds opening onto the terrace; hall bathroom with stall shower.
Features: Elevator, independent air conditioning/heating, satellite TV, DVD/VCR, washing machine, dishwasher.
Minimum stay: Four nights.
Disadvantages: No Internet access, but there are numerous hot spots very nearby.
Car needed: It is impossible to get here with a car.

One of the best things about European cities is the way the neighborhoods change from one corner to the next. Take the Spanish Steps, for instance. Tourist mecca par excellence, it is an urban masterpiece crawling with foreigners, many of whom know they should be there -- but they don't know why. And yet, walk just three blocks in the direction of this magnificent penthouse apartment, and you'll see only Romans, scurrying along on their daily errands or reading the papers at the three cafes in the square. And after sunset, when all the boutiques close, guess what? The Spanish Steps are yours too, because you live here, and you can take a stroll along the elegant 18th-century vie anytime you want. Maybe that's why Rome's billionaires and ancient aristocratic families live here. But not even all of them have the kind of terrace you'll have if you choose this as your base. Measuring almost 1100 square feet, brimming with foliage and flowers, elegantly furnished with a wrought-iron table and matching chairs, it affords mesmerizing views across the piazza and rooftops, past the other terraces visible only from these heights, all the way to those renowned twin belltowers at the top of the famed Steps. This is not a budget accommodation, but it is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime chance to live like a Roman prince, in the best location the city has to offer, and it is a splurge you will never forget.

Remember those charming jewel-box elevators you've seen in umpteen European films? That's what you'll take to reach the fourth floor of this patrician palazzo. Only two apartments greet you here: to your left is the abode of your landlords, whom you are bound to meet if they are in town; to the right is your beautiful wooden door, opening onto a picture-perfect foyer with burnished herringbone parquet floors, just like the rest of the air-conditioned apartment. Sunlight floods in from a clever skylight as you enter the dining room; this delightful bonbon has an antique table at its center, and four doors in its walls: one you just came through, one leading to the master bedroom, one leading to a room with twin daybeds, and one leading to the living room. The master bedroom, which overlooks a quiet inner courtyard, has a queen bed, large wardrobe, flat-screen TV, and en suite bathroom with tub. The sunny, comfy living room has loads of seating, another TV and several windows, plus a door onto the glassed-in gazebo, which you might also call a winter garden as its purpose is to allow several people to comfortably sit outside even on the coolest Roman day. There are loads of plants to brighten one's mood, as well as a door opening onto the spectacular terrace. This, my friends, is a space 99% of Romans would kill for! A second door leads off the terrace into the twin bedroom, where the daybeds can be laid out lengthwise or side-by-side.

Back at the foyer, a hallway lined with closets leads to the separate kitchen, equipped with an oven, four gas burners, full fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, cappuccino machine, US coffeemaker, plenty of small appliances and a table for two. Off the hall is the second bathroom, which has a walk-in shower. Perfectly appointed even for stays of one or two months, this apartment embodies the best of Roman living, and it will immeasurably enhance your memories of the Eternal City.
   

2016 Nightly Prices for the Apartment
Four-Night Minimum Stay
From 350-550 Euro


For this property:
Prices include: taxes, services, one change of linens, utilities, air conditioning and heating.
Not included in the price: 80 Euro for final cleaning; 30 Euros for check-in fee; 16 Euro if you arrive after 7 pm on any day, or any time on Sunday or on a holiday (in 2016, the holidays are Jan. 1, Jan. 6, March 27, March 28, April 20, April 21, April 25, May 1, June 2, June 29, Aug. 15, Nov. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 26, and Dec. 31); or after midnight on any day

A crib is available for 50 Euro/week (or briefer) and must be reserved at time of booking.
We regret that no animals are allowed.

Check-in: noon-7pm
Check-out: by 11am
Refundable security deposit: your credit card details will be taken in case there are any damages when you leave the apartment

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As of January 1, 2011, a City Accommodation tax of 2 Euro/person/night will be charged when you check in.