We booked 8 nights at the Villa della Cisterna "Apartment" (Marzia is the host) through AIRBNB.
Please be advised of the following.
1st- the place is not an apartment it is a basement.
2nd- we are 24h no sleeping because the "apartment" is right on the street with no corridor or any protection from outside with no acoustic insulation so all the noise from the street goes right into where we sleep.
3rd- a lot of drunk people stopped right on the door (where we sleep) talking, screaming, drinking ... which we were also worried about our safety.
4th- we could not even go to the bathroom and do number 2 because the water pressure in the toilet seat is not strong enough to flush it.
5th- the drain in the shower box does not comport the amount of water used during the shower which would lead to leaking and we certain would have a problem.
6th- there is no ventilation or proper window in this place. It is very claustrophobic.
7th-the mattresses in the sofa bed and bed is not acceptable. Mainly on the sofa bed it is impossible to sleep. So thin and old that after one night I had a huge shoulder pain. We rented a place where we should be able to sleep. We were not asking for a 5 star hotel we were just asking for a minimum... Be able to sleep. This place is not cheap to offer what is being offered.
8th - the description says internet free. When you arrive Marcia's assistant gives you an rental agreement saying to only use intent for navigation and not downloading or watching any video or FaceTime etc. we are far from home so we can not use Skype or FaceTime to speak to our family?
We spent only 12 hours in this apartment and we moved out. We cancelled the reservation. We had to find a new place on the last minute and spent a day of our holiday moving out and obviously much more money.
Marzia said she could not assist in changing the mattress and she had only one place which was far for us to move in however, we had to pay extra to her.
At the end, we moved to a great apartment at Camp Di Fiori which we booked through booking.com.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened on Easter 2008 Rome Quiet Home is appreciated by guests for lovely atmosphere, care of details and the very budget price. In the very heart of Rome, in an ex monastry complitely renewed, in a small street in charming and lively Trastevere, only 5 minutes walking from Tiberina Island, Porta Portese market, Gianicolo, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, Via Giulia, Piazza Farnese and a little more from San Peter and the Vatican Museums, Campidoglio, Capitolini Museums, Colosseum, Fori, Bocca della Verità... It is a ground floor with indipendent entrance is composed by living room with double sofa-bed, radio, lcd tv, dvd, free satellite, kitchenette,and separated by door, corridor, double bedroom with tv and dvd, bathroom with shower, air conditioned and on request whatever you need for the baby. It can sleeps 4 people in 2 separated rooms. ... more less