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Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
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Paolo 148 Studio
This a good size, clean and bright studio a short walk from Termini in Rome's funky Piazza Vittorio neighborhood. A primarily ethnic area with lots of Indian restaurants and one of the biggest markets in Rome (Esquilino), there's a red line metro station around the corner that runs right to the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Vatican. The hip, historic area of Monti or the Colosseum and Roman Forum are about a 15-20 minute walk away.

The studio was partitioned off from the owner's apartment, so you enter from the hallway and then there's a second door into the studio (so it's very secure). There's a stylish bathroom with shower stall and one room with a corner kitchen, table and chairs and double bed. There's AC, wifi and a TV.

Compared to a hotel room, this is a great deal for the price - giving you more space and the ability to cook some meals.
  • 5th floor
  • air-conditioning
  • double glazed windows
  • fan
  • full kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • independent heating
  • linen and towels provided
  • toaster
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • with elevator
Diego on Sep 2014:

It's bright. Minimalist, which I like. The furniture is well maintained and functional. The area is convenient with some good, non-touristy places around.
bathroom is small, but standard size for Europe.
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4.5 / 5.0
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in euro
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 2 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 5 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double fold-out (140 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: city tourist tax €3.50 per person per night (not included in price), apartment will be clean by 3 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 11 am, non-smoking
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 Paolo 148 Studio
Foro Romano
Vatican City
Trevi Fountain
Circus Maximus
Piazza del Popolo
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stazione Termini
Campo dei Fiori
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza Navona