My first Airbnb experience - Room with a view 105, Rome

On our recent trip to Rome (blog post coming soon!) we stayed in an Air Bnb for the first time - making it three firsts for me (the other two being visiting Italy and visiting Rome) and I have to dedicate a whole blog post to this room as we had an incredible stay!

We were very lucky to find this room - after booking our flights we browsed through the Air Bnb website and went through bookmarking our favourites - the great thing about Air Bnb is that it shows a map and description of the local area to the room. Eventually we deduced it down to Room with a view 105 and were really excited to book it - we read the 5 star reviews which spoke of the hosts amazing hospitality, the beautiful room and how they enjoyed the experience. We were also sold on it's location - it is 10 mins walk to the Colosseum! Normally the room is booked regularly so we jumped to our chance, and the host Federica replied to our request immediately so we were set!  

Arriving in Rome - well, we couldn't have been made more welcome. Despite being an hour late due to a delay in our flight, Federica let us know how to get from the airport to the center and the second host Manuel picked us up from the train station, something he didn't have to do - to top it off, he even gave us a little tour of the area around the apartment, telling us where was good to eat, where to book tickets for the colosseum, even recommending his friend's restaurant nearby (which had great food and was really affordable - for a large portion of lasagne and vegetables it cost 9 euros).

Both him and Federica replied to messages almost instantly, but we didn't have to contact them very often at all they even gave us a map of the city, vouchers for breakfast at the cafe next door - we were all set up for our stay! 

We both really loved the decor of the room - Manuel explained that they spent a year renovating the entire apartment with everything newly fitted except for the gorgeous vintage flooring.I was actually inspired by the room for my own house, loving the yellow with the black and white tones and the copper decor.

As we had four days we spent most of the first day resting in the room - normally when I go away I have to leave the room immediately to explore, but because the room was so lovely and the view was gorgeous I didn't feel guilty for staying in. We had everything we needed around us, local cafes and restaurants, a kettle with cups and tea/coffee provided, a mini fridge with complementary fruit juices and bottled water - Federica and Manuel went above and beyond! We even had a nearby supermarket with a huge variety of food - the apartment is comprised of four rooms with no kitchen or shared area which is great for privacy and we bought dry goods and little snacks - Mulino Bianco are amazing biscuits to have with a hot drink during a stay in Italy!

There was nothing better than taking time to have a cup of tea and relax in between exploring the city, the room even has Netflix so you can relax and watch a film or catch up with shows (we watched Hercules - yes the Disney version).

Opposite was a beautiful church and the whole street had gorgeous pastel coloured buildings - we were in awe of the architecture throughout Rome. I have stayed in boutique hotels before and it's always so much better than staying in a generic hotel - it was difficult packing and leaving this lovely room! The room was cleaned everyday with fresh cups and little chocolates on the pillows.

The outer building was just as beautiful, with a lift straight to the door (which we appreciated after a long day of exploring the city!). We can't thank Federica and Manuel enough for letting us stay in their beautiful room - I will definitely be leaving a five star reviews along with all their others on their Air Bnb listing! I highly recommend a stay in this room for your next trip to Rome - here are links to their website along with the Air Bnb link:

Let me know if you plan to stay here or are thinking of visiting Rome!

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