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dining room
living room with the chimney
kitchen
kitchen
living room
living room
living room and the trundle bed
living room
livign room
taste of Mediterranean
bedroom
bedroom
bathroom
bathroom
bathroom
bathroom
precious embroidery
balcony
balcony
balcony
our alley
our alley
look up!
... round the corner
... and Santa Maria in Trastevere!
surroundings...
shopping nearby
hungry?
plenty of restaurants closeby!
... and markets
the Tiberine island
view of S. Peter from Ponte Sisto
... the key-hole (it is for real!!!)
view of Rome from the Janiculum (a few steps above us!)
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Rome, Lazio

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Roo M
1 review
“The heart of Trastevere with the simplecity of local experiences”
Reviewed 29 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Franco kindly waited for us at the bus stop and was so nice to guide us to the apartment . He also provided some well spoken English instructions when we arrived at the location.

The spacious bedroom, the authentic living area, kitchen and the beautiful little bookshelf full of Italian guide books with useful historical views and stories made it a very cosy accommodating stay.

Not only did we appreciate all the essentials that were provided in the apartment but we enjoyed the characteristics such as the journal review and special Italian Moka which made the early morning easier to wake up for.

It's a strategic location as it is not only in connection with the soulful locals and vibes of the area but also you can manage to find some peace and quite while staying at the apartment .

If I could recommend one place to stay in your experience in Rome I would with out a doubt appoint you to this insightful space.

In fact It is the right place to " vivere l'esperienza"

Grazie mille
Federica and Franco!

we are looking forward to seeing you again!

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Liked best: The comfortable beds and stylish settings
Liked least: That we couldn't stay any longer
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
24 Feb 2016
Dear Roo,

it was lovely to meeting you and having the pleasure to host you. We look forward to having you back sometime soon!
ciao bella!

F&F
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guidoAntw...
Antwerp
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed 22 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

If you're looking for a very clean, beautiful and quiet apartement right in the middle of charming Trastevere, Al Portoncino is the best choice.
No noise from the street, even in weekends! Very exceptional in bustling Rome!
Federica and Franco are very reliable and extremely friendly.
They promptly answered all of our questions.

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Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
27 Dec 2015
Dear Guido,

it was a pleasure to host you at our apartment and exchange our travelling experiences in southern Italy. We look forward to more such opportunities in the near future.
All the best and many best wishes for the New Year!

F&F
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andrearob...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Wonderful location in the 'village' of Trastevere”
Reviewed 24 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Firstly, the booking of this property was very easy. Franco and Federica replied very swiftly and the booking and confirmation were immediate. Communication throughout the whole process was excellent, including checking back with me again closer to our stay to ensure all arrival details and etc were right.
Secondly, the property itself. Franco met us at the apartment and showed us all of the facilities, ensuring we understood how everything worked; dishwasher, washing machine, computer and etc, and talked us through use of the phone. F & F have gone to a lot of trouble to produce local maps with places of interest marked, including restaurants they recommend, supermarkets, galleries, churches and etc, and including bus routes to various parts of the city; excellent resources for visitors! The apartment itself is very well equipped - big, comfy bed with great linen, a good sized lounge room straight off the kitchen and dining room, a study area where the computer is and a little bathroom - all immaculately clean and in good order. The apartment is on the first floor of the building, accessible by approx 18 steps, and it is off a quiet backstreet, so is not noisy. It is situated right in the heart of Trastevere, close by loads of restaurants and wine shops - just about everything you need to be relaxing in this vibrant city. We loved it, would not hesitate to return on another trip, and would highly recommend it to any people travelling. Franco and Federica have certainly made a home away from home - thank you both so very much!!!!

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Liked best: The location and easy access to the historic centre of Rome and its attractions.
Liked least: Nothing - everything was wonderful.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Nov 2015
Dear Andrea,

thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We also enjoy meeting you and are happy to having now so many Australian friends to visit one day! This hospitality business is really awesome as it is bringing such amazing people into our lives!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a new year full of more travels!

F&F
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Paul C
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“perfect apartment, perfect owners, as good as it gets!”
Reviewed 10 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

From the excellent information and communication with Federica and Franco before we arrived, to the warm and genuine greeting on our arrival, the perfect location, superb apartment, outstanding places to eat within 5 minutes walk (in one case about 5 seconds walk!), a very safe area, friendly local people, I could go on for a long time.
You get free wifi and a computer if you want it, free local calls, local maps, books and information all in the apartment.
it sounds all too good to be true, well for our six day stay -- it was! the local cafe for a very Italian breakfast, pizza for lunch and a great range of excellent restaurants within walking distance. An interesting local museum, small shops and 10 minutes walk to the river.
At night we just wandered around the streets of bars and cafes - but the apartment was so quiet, hard to believe all that was going on around us.
Just to explain how thoughtful Federica and Franco are - we missed seeing Franco on our last morning, so he rang the limo he had organised to take us to the airport so he could say goodbye!
You will not regret booking this place.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: small bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
16 Nov 2015
Dear Paul,

we are very happy indeed that you loved our apartment and our beautiful neighbourhood. Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. Guests like you are a blessing! Wishing you all the best

F&F
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HawaiianI...
Hawaii/Bangalore
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fabulous stay!”
Reviewed 29 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

There's not enough praise I can write which would adequately express my happiness at finding this apartment in Rome! We spent 6 days at Al Portoncino and loved everything about it.

The apartment was comfortable and well-equipped.
The bed comfortable and roomy.
The wifi was strong.
The apartment was very centrally located and even though it was extremely close to the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood, it was extremely quiet and serene.

Working with Franco and Federica was a pleasure and made our stay even more special. From our initial email communication, to having an impromptu Rome-tour with Franco on the morning we arrived. I would happily recommend Al Portoncino to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Rome.

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Liked best: The quietness of the apartment, even though it was close to the main Trastevere area.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
2 Nov 2015
Thank you Jen! We also enjoyed meeting you and it was a true pleasure to host such a nice family as yours. Franco still speaks about your son and how well behaved and lovely he is!
We look forward to seeing you again in the future and wish you all the best!
Arrivederci!!! F&F
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