beach appartement 2bdr 2bth aansluiten op Rome Centre 30min Metro
- Engels, Italiaans
100% terugbetaling bij annulering ten minste 60 dagen voor de aankomstdatum.
Dirty flat, dirty area, forced to pay extra
We went to Ostia and was picked up by Marco. He was nice and polite and the pickut went smooth despite us being 4 hours delayed on the flight.
When we came to the flat, Marco brought out a piece of paper with extra costs that we had to pay in cash. Some of it was local tourist tax (the rest he could not explain) - something we had not been informed of beforehand. Also it was my feeling that we had to pay in cash to make sure that the government did not find out about it. I really do not like to be forced to pay extra (approx 20% on top of the original rent accepted during booking) when I really do not have any way to leave. Way past the cancelation time and nowhere to take my family late in the evening after long travel! I will try to make Homeaway pay - but they are slippery and suddenly I cannot submit my complaint (have not been able to for several weeks)...
The flat was not very clean - the shhets and bed was ok. But every thing in the kitchen was greasy and there was even a pot that someone has cooked something in, burned it and left it. It had clearly not been cleaned / checked.
The flat is close to the beach and there are various shopping malls near by.
The are is packed with tall buildings with flats and there are A LOT of tourists. It was our impression that it was mostly italians. Especially on weekends it was packed with people (july).
The worst was that the area is extremely dirty - full of dog shit and whatever people decide to throuw out the window. Clearly no cleaning and you have to be careful where you step - even on the sidewalks.
all in all a very bad expericnce - blackmail and a dirty flat and area - not exactly my favorite vacation combination.
You can read before reservation in the house details all about the Rome City Tax, cleaning fee ecc..Ostia is a beach area of Rome and as Florence and Venice guest need to Pay the City Tax but it is explain on the page very clear...and the host need to collect by cash for the City
Unfortunatelly the reservation was for 3 adults and 1 child that for us is Free of charge until 6 year old ...to bad this "child" was 16y old...
So this kind of "smart" guest are not really welcome to our proprieties anymore. Grazie.
Unit is 3 blocks from the beach. Pictures are accurate of the unit.
We gratefully were picked up At the train station,by Marco the husband of our host. (12-13 blocks away) he was very kind and pleasant. He was available thru WiFi during our stay; and gracious. We were only given 1 key, which made it a little harder to go somewhere separately. We used this as our base to ride the metro to other locations and to enjoy the beach. It worked out quite well for the metro. Many of the beaches that run along the streets in this area are private beaches and you have to pay to enjoy the water and sand. The public beaches seemed dirty One day we took the walk to the port, which was nice, but Found many vacant buildings and businesses. One day we took the metro north which is just a short trip for only three dollars for one person round-trip to the ruins and castle, which is a must do if you come to this area. Leaving the apartment as you go out the security gate if you turn right and then right again there’s a wonderful little market that seems to be open almost 24 hours a day that have about anything that you might need while you’re there if you want to cook light meals, wine,extremely fresh fruits and vegetables the people were very friendly. Out the gate into the right and just a few doors down there is a bakery that opens up late afternoon that have amazing pastries for morning coffee but be sure to get them the night before. Only about 8 blocks away was a larger supermarket where we purchased cheese bread and liquor. People in general seemed friendly, but we did have somewhat of a language barrier. lovely artwork of our host surrounded us in every room of the apartment. The unit needs some attention; Linens need updating, especially in the twin bed room, lights in the bathrooms over the mirrors didn’t function. The hot pot didn’t work and the coffee pot was not our American coffee pot; so we had a new experience every morning making a cup at a time. There were ample cooking and eating supplies. First night there was a party somewhere close that lasted until after 1pm; but the rest of the nights we slept well. Even though we felt like this whole town didn’t take pride in thier community with cleanliness; we had a good visit. Our thanks to Marco and to Barbara; wishing her well soon. Trip to the airport: we paid 10 euro each including all baggage; new limo English speaking driver
Thank you Linda, I'm very happy you liked my painting as an artist and our beach apartment. Ostia is the Rome's beach and sometimes cleaning metropolitan city is not easy but it not depend from us...maeby they are more carefull during the summer time.
I'm very sorry I wasn't able to check the apartment before your arrival and the maid wasn't so carefull about details like the broken light ..unfortunately I had surgery .
Hope you visit again Italy and maeby see you back in Rome for our dinner
Ostia is het strand van de Rome en een van de meer plezier in Rome. Een unieke mediterrane - stijl strand met op loopafstand van uitstekende winkels, arestaurants, en alle activiteiten op het strand.
Tijdens de zomer in Ostia, de vele strand vestigingen bieden vele mogelijkheden om 's avonds plezier en enterainment, catering voor zowel jong en oud, met disco's, piano bars, restaurants ecc ..
Ostia is goed verbonden met het centrum van Rome op 30 min Metro
Onze Sirene Apartment ligt op 200 meter van de zee van Ostia, omringd door de koelte van het dennenbos van Castelfusano, slechts enkele minuten van het Castelporziano presidentiële park en goed aangesloten op de belangrijkste centra van artistieke en culturele bezienswaardigheden als Ostia Antica!
De badplaats Ostia is gemarkeerd met twee zeilen in de Blauwe Gids van Legambiente.
Ostia ligt op slechts 3 kilometer afstand van Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino International Airport