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Rome Apartment Rentals - pros and cons

Looking for Rome apartment rentals? It’s a great way to stay in Rome when you are travelling with a family or large group. You can often get a good deal and lots more space than if you book in a hotel or even a Bed and Breakfast.

In Rome, apartments for rent are widely available. Especially these days, with the economic crisis, there are a lot of Rome apartments for rent by their owners, who are eager to make some extra money. Because there is such a vast choice of apartment rentals in Rome, you can find excellent rates, even in high season (although they book early and are harder to come by then.)

Of course, when you opt for a Rome apartment rental, you will not have the services you find in hotels or bed and breakfasts, i.e. daily cleaning, breakfast and concierge services. 


Even in the historic center of Rome, it’s easy to find even small supermarkets, where you can lay in supplies for your stay. Or, you can usually find a café/bar within a Euros’ throw from your Rome apartment, and pop there for the typical Italian breakfast: cappuccino (or caffe/espresso), and croissant (called a cornetto here.) This should cost under 2 Euros, as long as you have it at the bar, standing up.

Help with your Rome stay

If you stay in an apartment when you visit Rome, you won’t find much help with your stay, as you would when staying in a hotel or other accommodation with concierge services. Some owners who rent their Rome apartments out do provide a little writeup of things to do and restaurants nearby, but overall, you’re on your own.

For some people, this is fine. They will rely on guidebooks, smartphone apps and online guides for help. However, if you want the independence (and often lower cost) of an apartment rental in Rome, but also do want more hands-on concierge services, please contact me. I am available to offer one-on-one concierge help with your Rome stay, at reasonable prices!

Apartment Rental Websites

The best web sites for apartment rentals in Rome are:

Most of the above are listed by owner. The sites take a one-time fee from the people who list with them, so the owner’s rates are very fair and usually low/competitive.

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