When in Rome… stay at the lovely Dolce Vita Residence. It’s in the middle of everything, and these days (like always) it’s all about location, location, location. With the exception of the Vatican City (which was a 10 Euro cab ride), we could walk to all our chosen destinations, which is great if you want to avoid the infamous buses and metro stations. There’s a good few aspects of the Italian experience that you wouldn’t want to be a part of!
We picked the studio apartment, which was perfect for two.
The kitchenette was another reason why I wanted this place. It’s adequately stocked, enough to throw together a simple meal. We squeezed in a little time to do grocery shopping (which wasn’t expensive considering how touristy Rome is), and I made breakfast whenever possible. I love cooking, so I was a happy bug!
The doors in the corner lead to a little outdoor terrace. It doesn’t feel particularly private, given how close the buildings are to one another.
The nicest bathroom we came across during our Europe trip.
There’s a flight of stairs that greets you as you open your room door. After a day of walking, the last thing you’d want to do is more walking, but then again, I could use the exercise.
The staff was friendly and helpful during our four nights’ stay, and on our second day they even loaned us a travel guide… printed in Korean. Well, it’s the thought that counts right?
The apartment wasn’t cheap, around HKD1400 (SGD230) a night, but for the convenience and comfort, it’s worth it. The studio apartment was the most basic of the lot, and the others appear to be fancier, judging by the photos anyway. If we were to travel in a larger group in the future, I’d definitely want to try out the other rooms available.
So yes, that’s it from me today! Now I’ve got errands to run before our movie date tonight. We’ll be watching “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1)”. Can’t wait!
Goofing around before having dinner at a little restaurant in the area. I’ll try to blog about the other parts of the trip soon!