Spanish Steps Family Apartment
Family Lodgings - City Apartment
Every guidebook ever written suggests that the best place to stay in Rome is near the Spanish Steps. In the past we have disagreed with this advice, because the area was nothing but upscale designer boutiques. But recently, the narrow cobbled streets around the spectacular Piazza di Spagna have taken on a new character. There are two small but well stocked open air markets (whereas in the purely residential neighborhoods, these are vanishing daily). There are dozens of wonderful specialty grocers, selling everything from fresh eggs to paper-thin slices of 20 different prosciutti to gourmet delicacies prepared and ready for you to eat at home. In other words, this is now an authentic Roman neighborhood inhabited by real Romans, whose daily comings and goings you will watch from your front row seats on your private balcony overlooking the pedestrian street below this very unique apartment.
On the first floor of a newly renovated elevator building just one block from the piazza, your spacious Roman home is as elegant as it is practical. Inside the front door is a long hallway; this leads to the eastern wing, but before we venture in that direction, let's walk through the door on our immediate right. Here you'll find a suite which includes a wall lined with wardrobes, a big bathroom with a clawfoot tub, and a lovely queen bedroom with an antique armoire and two windows overlooking the quiet courtyard. The door on the other side of the hall leads straight into the large kitchen, whimsically furnished and equipped with a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, stove top, two stone farmhouse sinks, a toaster, American coffeepot, plenty of cookware and dishes. Beyond that is the living room, straight out of a film by Luchino Visconti with its soaring ceilings, unforgettable plaster moldings, huge ornamental fireplace, parquet floors, comfortable antique sofas and armchairs, dining table for 8, and three French doors opening onto the aforementioned balcony.
Now let us return to the hallway. We'll stroll down it until we reach the second queen bedroom, which has a large closet, a big window overlooking a side street, and an en suite bathroom with stall shower. Further along we come to the third queen bedroom, with an armoire and an en suite bathroom with stall shower, and at the end of the hall is a small, sunny room with a single bed. The occupant of this room can use the bathroom with tub, because although it is part of the suite, it is not reached through the bedroom. The apartment comes with a washing machine, wifi and air conditioning throughout.
|2016 Nightly Prices for the Apartment|
|From 315-455 Euro|
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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.