The Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede
***Not accepting any more Thirdhome exchanges at this time***
PLEASE CHECK DATES BEFORE BOOKING. There are likely other guests before and after you with firm dates; therefore, it is possible that we cannot switch your dates or give you extra days. You may arrive and depart on any day within the week that you booked. You may check-in as early as 8 am, but no later than 8 pm.
Located between the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps Apartment on Via della Mercede is a luxury two bedroom, two bathroom apartment surrounded by fine dining and fabulous shopping and within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and many other historic sites and museums, as well as the subway, taxi stands, bus stops, and bike rental. Located in a traditional Roman palazzo, the apartment was completely remodeled and furnished in late 2010. It has been in my family for more than 50 years, and is my beloved second home.
The apartment is spacious (1,100+ square feet), elegant and comfortable apartment, consisting of a large and bright living room, separate dining room, large bedroom with a king-size bed, second bedroom with two twin beds, one bathroom with tub/shower, second bathroom with small glass shower, and fully-equipped kitchen. The large bedroom also has a twin bed in case two people want to share the room but not share the king-size bed. The apartment has double pane windows to keep it quiet and beautiful wood floors, and is decorated with high-end contemporary furniture and art. It is on the first floor (one level above the ground floor), which can be reached up 20 shallow steps or using the small elevator.
- Elevator in building
- Air conditioning (both bedrooms and living room)
- All linens/towels provided
- Fully equipped kitchen, including kettle, drip-style and stovetop-espresso coffee-makers, and microwave
- Laptop with wireless Internet access (please note: speed may be slower than you are used to (6 Mbps)), and printer
- Telephone with free local landline calls (cell phone and long-distance calls require calling card)
- Clothes washer/dryer
- Satellite television with English-language stations
- DVD player with Rome-themed DVDs (Roman Holiday, Gladiator, etc.)
- Guide books (lots!), maps, and helpful information packet
- iPad/iPod speakers with classical, jazz, blues, and classic rock catalog
- iPad Mini loaded with great Rome apps on food, sights, and walking tours of Rome
- Alarm clocks (with iPhone recharging docks)
- Interior light-blocking shutters and 'white noise' machines for light sleepers
- Iron and ironing board
- Playing cards and games
- Safety measures: smoke/carbon monoxide detector; fire extinguisher; first aid kit
Our English-speaking guest services manager will meet you at the apartment and will be available to assist you during your stay. And, we'll send you our terrific Guest Guide on places to go (both on and off the beaten path), how to get around, where to eat, and much more.
This is a non-smoking property, and we do not accept pets. Please note that we do not have equipment for babies or small children. The apartment is not wheelchair accessible as there is a small step to enter the apartment as well as a step in the large bathroom. There is no parking at the apartment, which is in a restricted driving zone (ZTL).
Immediately upon booking, the Thirdhome member must advise if people other than the Thirdhome member will be staying at the apartment and/or the person checking in so that our communications will be as efficient as possible.
Condo with 1 level
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1100 square feet, 103 square meters
King and 2x Twin
4 guests maximum
Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) International Airport
45 minutes by taxi
The beautiful streets of the Eternal City, Rome!
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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Fee of 3.50 euros per night, per person age 10 or older (mandatory Rome tourist tax).
We recommend that you take our car service to ensure that you will arrive at the apartment in a timely manner. The car service from the airport is €45 for 1-2 people, €55 for 3-4 people (regular taxi service is €48). The car service will call our guest services manager so she can meet you at the apartment. If you choose not to take the car service, you must call the guest services manager when you are approximately 1 hour from arrival; if you are significantly late, you may need to pay our guest services manager for any extra time, as she charges by the hour.
Additional maid service available at additional cost.
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Museums, historical and archaeological sites
- The wonderful food and drink of Rome
Places of Interest
- The Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain
- The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
- St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel
- The Pantheon (and 1000 more churches as well!)
- Piazza Navona and Campo de' Fiori
- Galleria Borghese, the Capitoline Museums, and some of the world's greatest art
Amazing apartment in the heart of Rome❤️
What a wonderful home to spend a week in Rome! We were two parents traveling with our 26 years old daughter September 18-25, and this apartment was perfect for us. Superb location, close to many architectural and cultural sites, fantastic shopping and restaurants, all within walking distance. The apartment is beautiful, big, quiet for restful nights, and outfitted with anything you might need in a home away from home. David, we appreciated the wine, bread, butter, jams, prosciutto, cheese, yoghurt, milk, coffee, and other amenities that left for us at the apartment, so we didn’t need to go shopping right away. We loved having so many books around us, especially travel and art books! Rosie, the housekeeper, was easy to communicate and very responsive. Communication with the owner was flawless, David responded quickly to all my questions, gave us lots of advise and recommendations. We felt that we gained a friend, even though we didn’t meet in person yet. We highly recommend David’s Spanish Steps apartment wholeheartedly! Thank you!”
My husband, our two teenage daughters and I had a fantastic time at this 2 bed 2 bath apartment in the center of Rome. We were very comfortable. Even thought it was quite hot outside, the AC worked perfectly and the bedrooms were nice and cool all the time. There is a great local coffee shop next door to the building. There is also a pizzeria next door. The food was delicious and inexpensive. We also dined at a Michelin star restaurant located a 10 minute walk from the apartment. The best part of our stay was that we were able to walk after dinner to the pantheon and other gorgeous monuments all around the apartment. I walked to the hair salon, grocery store, and fashion stores. Truly the best location you can imagine in Rome. The communication with the owner and the local property manager was excellent. I highly recommend this comfortable and clean apartment in the center of Rome.”
Beautiful apartment in the perfect location! In the heart of everything, great access to restaurants, shops, taxis anywhere you wanna go in Rome. David was so flexible and easy to deal with, very grateful for him and for this experience.”
Perfect location, comfortable apartment!”
The Most Convenient Apartment in Rome Ever!
This apartment is a short distance to 3 of the top sites in Rome: The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain & The Pantheon. On top of that, restaurants all around you. The owners and manager were so hospitable. Lots of info ahead of time, arranged a driver for us from airport, stocked essential items for kitchen & checked us in. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you to The Colins!”
Deja Blue to Rome!
The apartment communication info. from David was outstanding to start the process. He has done extensive homework and preparation for your trip and it is readily available for his guests. Be sure to get them to assist you with dinner reservations at a few local places he suggests. LOCATION and apartment are perfect as you can walk to Trevi fountain, Spanish steps, Pantheon etc. within a few minutes. There is a cab stand a block away if you don't want to walk. We much preferred to stay in this wonderful apartment vs. cramped hotel room. Exceeded our expectations!!”
Greatly located apartment near the major sights in Rome. Well equipped. You can see that this apartment is loved by its owner who was also very helpful. Great communication and advice. Would recommend”
Perfect apartment in Rome
Fantastically located apartment, immaculately clean, superbly appointed. The very helpful owner has thought of everything you could wish for during your stay:stocked fridge and larder; personal amenities; guides; books; maps; brollies,; bags; Rome themed-dvds, as well as helpful tech items - and this means you feel instantly like you are getting an "insider experience", as well as making your stay more relaxing and comfortable. Despite it's central location the apartment is quiet and we slept very well. We keep coming back to this apartment as it is so good, we can't recommend it highly enough. It's better than a 5 star hotel experience!.. Just wish it was our Third Home!”
This is by far the best property we have had the pleasure of booking. Everything about this apartment is perfect - the location, the spaciousness, the amenities, the thoughtfulness of the owners - welcome wine, charcuterie, breads, waters. We have been to Rome many times but this was one of the best visits we’ve ever made to the Eternal City. We ate at many of our favorites and David’s suggestions are spot on - Armando’s, Nino, Emma, Ditrirambo, La Pergola, Taverna Angelica, and Life. We took the Scavi tour, visited many of the smaller churches we hadn’t had an opportunity to see, walked this beautiful city, and attended the Opera, We even experienced a Roman snowfall which is a true rarity. We look forward to returning to this beautiful apartment in the not too distant future.”
Fantastic Spanish Steps Apartment
We had an amazing time. This is the best location in Rome, in the center of everything. The apartment is ideal, the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern conveniences. We couldn't have asked for anything more. The host, David, is very accommodating and extremely helpful and organized. 5 Star trip in every way!! Thank you for opening your home to us. It was a privilege to stay there. John Miller”
Fantastic Roman apartment
Ideally located, spotlessly clean and incredibly quiet apartment in this beautiful city. A great host who has equipped the apartment exceptionally well and is very helpful. Highly recommended.”
Rome made even more unforgettable...
We were fortunate and privileged to stay in Mr Colin's apartment in Rome. This 2-BR home is clean, comfortable and luxuriously furnished. His warm and friendly attitude and outlook in life is evident in the generous gesture of greeting guests with gifts of fruit, salumi, milk and water in the fridge. Guest Welcome binder, painstakingly written and compiled, speaks to David's intimacy and love for Rome. One couldn't find a better location and a better host in all of Rome. Thanks again, David, for your generosity. ”
An ideal location to enjoy central Rome
This first floor apartment provides all the amenities of guality apartment living in Rome. The living room overlooks a side street bourgeoning with many service providers (shops, restaurants, etc) so the living style is easy with many amenities very close by. (Just walk outside and next door is a marvelous cafe for all your breakfast wishes!) The apartment is well maintained and meticulous. The owner has a local service that is available 24/7 in the event there are matters that need attending. There are two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a large living room, a dining room and an efficient kitchen. The owner makes available a great deal of information and suggestions for sightseeing that helps make the visit to central Rome much more user friendly.”
Great apartment, perfect location
The apartment has really the best possible setting in a nice building in Rome. Spanish Steps, Fountain Trevi, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Pantheon (amongst other attractions) are steps away from this home. Nicely furnished, well equipped, the apartment has lived up all our expectations. And Rome... amazing place to see, eat, relax, also for beach experience (Lido di Ostia is 40 minutes away by car with great beaches, including VLounge, which is probably the nicest one) I strongly recommend this property to everyone.”
Perfect location to explore Rome
Spanish Steps is located in the perfect position to explore the wonders of Rome with almost every key attraction being within walking distance. We couldn't believe how easy it is to get around. The apartment is clean, nicely furnished with very comfortable beds and is well-equipped. The kitchen is small but adequate and with so many amazing restaurants just a few steps away I can't imagine why anyone would want to dine at home! David has gone to enormous lengths to ensure his guests make the most of their stay. The Information Pack provided gives details on everything you could want from places to visit to recommended restaurants and there is even an iPad mini with Rome-related apps as well as numerous maps and guide books on Rome. If you want to explore this wonderful city you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to do it from!”