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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Rome, Lazio

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toad69
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“The quintessential Roman stay”
Reviewed May 16, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Owned by Mary Therese Burns and her husband Wolfango de Franceso they were waiting for us when we arrived at 11:30pm. Wolfango gave us a tour showing us the quirks that houses always have which set us up for the whole holiday whilst Mary did the paperwork.
The apartment is exactly what we imagine a typical apartment in Rome would be like with stunning views from the balconies and equipped with everything we needed for a perfect holiday.
Large bedroom with double bed, fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom with a combined shower/Jacuzzi bath, a sitting room with TV by the front door and a lounge with a second TV and 2 single beds. The floors are all marble/stone and there are some wonderful nautical features built into the decor.
The area around the apartment felt very safe and we walked around from 7am to 9pm with no issues.
There is a supermarket opposite that is very well stocked and we were a stone throws from Fassi’s the best ice cream parlour in Rome.
The apartment is 15-20min walk to the Colosseum but we also walked as far as the start of the Appian Way and back from the Vatican.
The metro was 5-10min away which we used a fair bit to get back after a busy day or when we needed to be somewhere early , buy a pass for the amount of time you are staying we had 7 day passes , big tip use first or last carriage to avoid pick pockets on metro.
If you use Termini station or want to walk back head for platform 27 exit as this brings you out well on the way back to the apartment and avoids all the touts outside
We would definitely recommend the apartment as somewhere to stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 May 2017
Thank you much for your kind review, we hope that your stay was a memorable one and that you'll be back again to see more of this unique city. Many thanks for taking care of the house so well, we appreciate it!

Regards,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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Sachin D
1 review
“Central Location, wonderful holiday”
Reviewed April 8, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Well equipped spacious self catering apartment in central location with free wifi. Major attractions like Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi fountain etc & termini station are nearby.
Supermarket is just across the road. We made our way around the city easily using public transport(bus/tram/train).
Hosts were very helpful and provided us valuable tips about public transport and nearby restaurants.
Mary also emailed us guide document before we arrived in Rome which was quite helpful.
We would definitely recommend this place.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Apr 2017
Hello,

Many thanks for the kind review, we appreciate it very much as it is important to show future travellers that the quality is continuing through time with current reviews, thanks. It was a pleasure to meet you all, and thank you for taking such good care of the apartment. We hope that you have many good memories of this city and can come back one day to discover and enjoy more of this unique, ancient city , like no other.in the world. We hope your children also enjoyed learning about the city's history with the books here on Rome besides seeing the sights and having some of the best ice cream in Rome just a few doors away, it was really nice to see them look so happy.

Thank you and best of wishes to you from Mary Therese and Wolfango
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Location, Outstanding Hosts”
Reviewed April 4, 2017 for a stay in June 2016

We are a family of 5 (kids 11, 10 and 7). This place is ideal for a young family. Very easy to access from all transport, supermarket and the best gelato.
We will definitely stay here again!
Cannot go wrong!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Apr 2017
Hello again - Thank you very much for the very kind review from you. We hope that you can come back again to see more of what this very old city has to offer time and again, there is always much more to discover and be surprised by for many many trips. I myself have lived here for 33 years and am still discovering things I hadn't imagined, it is a joy. And yes, the gelato is a really great treat. Thank you for staying at the Minerva,

Best of wishes to you all,

Regards from Mary Therese and Wolfango
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Tracey B
Marlborough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Home from Home comforts”
Reviewed March 30, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Having read such positive reviews , I had high expectations and I wasn't dissapointed, from the first contact the lovely Mary Terese was friendly, helpful and made booking directly through her a pleasure, we also used the voyager shuttle service she recommended 52€ for 4 in a lovely clean vehicle with a driver waiting at the airport with a name plaque that then took us to the apartment, on arrival Mary and her lovely husband Wolfgang made us feel so welcome, with ice tea chilling and a guided tour of the apartment, making sure we were happy with how everything worked, the apartment is 5 floors up but the lift is very reliable, and although on a very busy street the noise level is minimal when the windows are shut , it has 2 large comfortable bedrooms, large bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower, 2 small balconies, the kitchen is well equipped and the property has 2 tv,s and the free wifi worked perfectly , the apartment has most things you would need and more, it is close to tram line, 10-15 minute walk to collaseum , 5 minutes or so from the manzoni metro line, has a supermarket opposite and to top it off the biggest ice cream parlour which for 3 € you get 4 scoops and a huge cone or tub! Mary and her husband wanted the stay to be perfect for us and it certainly lived up to our expectations and more, we would love to return if ever visting Rome again

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Apr 2017
Hello - Thank you very much for the very kind review! We are very glad that your stay was such a good one and we hope that you can come back and see more of what this ancient city has to offer , each time there is more to discover. Yes, the ice cream parlour is Rome oldest, and is a real treat for everyone in the neighbourhood, we are very lucky they are just the next block over. Thank you very much for taking such good care of the apartment, we really do appreciate it very much!Thank you for staying at the Minerva, and please come back to Rome soon.

Best of wishes to all,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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dlu6838
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful stay at Mary's apartment”
Reviewed March 15, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

I read through many reviews before deciding to contact Mary, and surely, it was not disappointing. Mary is very professional and started to send us information regarding transportation, dining, what to do in Rome and so on, in short, many tips about Rome. The elevator in the apartment building reminded me of Audrey Hepburn's movie Charade. After a day exhausted excursion, my kids always tried to beat us by climbing up the stairs. It was a 15 minute stroll from the apartment to the Colosseum and its neighbor, the Forum, and about the same or less to Roma Termini, and San Giovanni in Laterano. I know everyone's taste bud is different. The gelateria, Fassi, across the street is honestly the best I felt in Roma. I definitely recommend Mary's apartment to other travelers.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Mar 2017
Hello to all your family,
Thank you very much for the kind review. We wanted to thank you also for taking such good care of our apartment, we really appreciate it much. I'm really glad that you had such a an enjoyable trip to Rome and Italy and we hope you'll be back again one day to discover more of this ancient and very interesting country, as one trip is never enough, there's always more wonderful aspects to enjoy. By the ay, the elevator is an antique Otis elevator, the original from the 1930's, but has recently had its mechanisms totally modernised and will be in excellent working order for a long time to come. As you mentioned, we are in the triangle between the Colosseum and Forum and the Termini station, and the San Giovanni in Laterano Basilica, next to where the Holy Stairway is located, with good transport or it is an easy walk around. Thank you for staying with the Minerva!
Best regards from Mary Therese and Wolfango
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautifully presented flat with lots of space”
Reviewed December 28, 2016 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

All the amenities are here including laundry, bath, shower, 3 separate single beds or double & single bed in the 2nd room. The flat has been extremely well cared for. Everything was spotless. Owners are fantastic and very accommodating. Flat was a perfect temperature even during colder nights. Supermarket and ice cream shop across the street. A great stay in Rome.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Dec 2016
Hello,

We thank you for the very nice review. We hope that your time here was good, and that your seminar went well besides your free time. It was also very nice meeting your family and we thank you for taking such good care of the apartment. Hopefully you can come back to see Rome again in another season , maybe with warmer weather, as the city seems different in every season and there are always many more things to do and see , time after time. We hope you enjoyed he ice shop, it's Rome oldest and most famous, on our street. Thank you for staying with us, and happy new year to you and your family.

Best Regards,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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Ross K
2 reviews
“Comfortable well appointed apartment”
Reviewed December 28, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

We stayed at Minerva for a week and found it to be quite comfortable with 2 large bedrooms, one of which doubled as a living room. The kitchen had everything required including dishwasher. Having a lift in the building also saved us lugging suitcases upstairs. Access is easy with tram from Termini Station and buses and metro nearby. There is also a fresh food market nearby. Mary gave us a lot of advice on getting around and nearby attractions and places to eat and we enjoyed our time here.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
29 Dec 2016
Many thanks to you for the very nice review. We hope that your trip was a memorable one , and that you can come back again to discover more wonderful things in this ancient and unique city. Thank you for taking such good care of the apartment, we appreciate it very much, and we wish you happy, serene new year for 2017.

Kind Regards,

Mary Therese and Wolfango
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