Perfect Neighborhood in Rome (south end of Trastevere), close by tram to major sites, Beautiful and spacious apartment!
Reviewed 14 July, 2018
Our host, Raluca was a delight to work with. We had never rented an apartment in Europe. We were in Rome for a short term stay (6-7 nights), and we were VERY pleasantly surprised with our apartment. It was very clean, spacious and in a great neighborhood; it had a lot of modern comforts (washing machine, dishwasher, large refrigerator, wifi, multiple TVS etc/ and surprising extras (a large container of coffee to brew in the moka pot in the kitchenette, soft drinks, bottled water, packages of toast, jam and Nutella, nice selection of conditioning shampoo, soaps, etc. in both bathrooms, robes, slippers, etc,). Saw other reviews saying it was not close to anything-- this is NOT true. the #8 and #3 trams will get you to Piazza Venezia, Colosseum and other places within a few minutes. The neighborhood that this large apartment was located in was a quiet neighborhood where it was mainly Italians living there (we loved the fact that we were living like locals not jammed into the tourist areas with a bunch of Americans -we are Americans so we wanted to experience Rome differently). There was a grocery store next to our apartment building, a pizza place under our apartment building that was great-- excellent take out pizza slices, a delicious pastry, gelato and coffee place next to the pizza, a good family owned restaurant next to that. Raluca was a wealth of info. She recommended some neighborhood restaurants that were excellent and even gave us some discount cards for some of them. Raluca also changed out the internet and wifi router and got upgraded service toward the end of our stay. We were having problems staying connected with the wifi at first but with the changes she made it worked super fast and reliably. Raluca even called a friend at Caffe Propaganda (near the Colosseum which was near where my daughter was living and studying) to help arrange for a nice dinner for our daughter and her study abroad friends that was super nice and special (we had 12 people)! She also arranged for a car/van to pick us up at the airport which was nice since we had a long flight from the USA and it was a lot more reasonably priced than a taxi.She also helped us get a car to the train station when we were leaving for the Amalfi Coast. We stayed in the Purple Suite which had 2 bedroom and 2 baths and a balcony. The washing machine was so convenient and we used it several times.We would DEFINITELY stay here again. There is an elevator, but we only used it twice when we were carrying in and out our luggage. Don't be scared by the reviews about the neighborhood being far from stuff. If you can't walk or don't want to use the trams then maybe its not for you (but then Rome might not be a good choice either as its an old city and not ADA compliant). We loved walking and using the trams. Rome is an old city full of hills and stairs and we justified all the pasta and pizza and gelato we ate because we walked 3-12 miles a day (that was our choice though-- if you take the trams which stop a block or two from the apartment, you don't have to walk a lot to get to the tourist sites). We wanted to explore so we would walk rather taking a bus, taxi or Uber most of the time. The Vatican and St. Peters Basilica were not direct on the tram lines. We took the #8 tram to the river and then could have taken a bus to the Vatican from there but we decided to walk along the river instead. It was a nice walk so we didn't mind. The only thing the apartment didn't have was a wine bottle opener, but I suspect that a prior guest either took it or broke it, and Raluca was not aware that it was missing (I forgot to mention it to her). I loved the Italian coffee brewed in the Moka Pot which Raluca explained how to use. She really showed us everything in the apartment. She even helped us arrange a nighttime tour of the Colosseum which I highly recommend taking. We were one of two small groups in the whole Colosseum when we went (I think there were only 25-30 people in the whole Colosseum that night)! Staying at MyApARTsuite Rome was the perfect decision for us. We had my 23 year old son with us and we would have had to get two hotel rooms or share a small hotel room with him if we didn't rent an apartment. It was the perfect solution for us and very reasonably priced.
Best decision for Rome
Reviewed 31 August, 2017
We decided for this option kind of last minute just couple of weeks before our trip. Stayed five nights and loved it. Check inn was easy breeze and you got a good explanation about how things work in the apartment and tips for your stay. Raluca was of great assistance with our little problem of lost luggage, thanks for that.
We stayed in the Pop Colors unit and everything was like the pictures and perfect for just the two of us. It's outside the center but very easy transportation to go to the sites if you want or to other areas you can just walk (like to trastevere and testaccio). When coming back to Rome will be booking again without any doubt.
Reviewed 31 July, 2017
I picked this apartment as it had good reviews and it looked amazing in the pictures. The apartment itself was well equipped and perfect size for 5 of us (we were in purple). The balcony was disappointing as it was very small and I had picked this apartment as I had seen the large looking balcony in the pictures. The location was a bit out of the way but the centre was easily accessed by the number 8 tram. We did walk it a few times and it wasn't too bad. There were plenty of places to eat in the area and it was nice as you were out of the centre. Raluca was super helpful when we arrived giving us a map and marking places on there for us. Overall we had a lovely stay in Rome.
Great place to stay. ..
Reviewed 21 June, 2017
We stayed in the white apartment which was like a modern very comfortable flat in Trastevere. Very well equipped, very spacious with a balcony. ..it was really one of our best stays. And what can we say about Raluca! Such a perfect hostess. ..explaining everything and trying to help us since it was our first time in Rome. We would highly recommend this place!
Excellent stay in Rome
Reviewed 7 June, 2017
We stayed in the silver apartment.
Location: This apartment has an excellent location. You can get to the city center on foot (it takes about 30-40 minutes to walk). Or you can get there by tram 8.
There is a good grocery story near the apartment.
It's located not in a touristic area so you can get to taste fantastic Italian food for low price.
Also, it's located in a very quiet area.
The apartment: We would have liked the kitchen to be better equipped.
We stayed in Rome for 7 days and were sad to leave it. If we ever visit Rome again, we will definitely stay at this apartment.