Spanish Steps Family Apartment

Family Lodgings - City Apartment
   

Character: Classic Old World charm and aristocratic elegance in a spacious apartment with all modern amenities.
Advantages: The location is just one block from Piazza di Spagna, surrounded by upscale boutiques, with a small outdoor food market just around the corner and a dozen mouthwatering delis within a five-minute radius.
Location: 200 yards from the subway, and a five-minute walk from one of Rome's major bus depots. Walk to everything but the Vatican (reached by subway). Click here to see the map for Spanish Steps Family Apartment.
Size: sleeps 6+1 people; double living/dining room opening onto a long balcony; separate fully-equipped kitchen; three master bedrooms, each with queen bed and plenty of closet space; one room with a single bed; three large bathrooms, one with bathtub and two with stall showers.
Features: Elevator, independent heating, air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless Internet access, washing machine, dishwasher.
Minimum stay: Three or four nights.
Disadvantages: None that we can think of.
Car needed: Absolutely not, it is highly discouraged!

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



For this property:
The price you pay is based on the maximum number of people who use the apartment at any one time during your stay, even if for only one night
Prices include:
taxes, services, one change of linens, and gas and electricity up to 1.50 Euro/day. If you use more than this, which is unlikely, you will pay the balance at checkout.
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 and/or highchair are 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.