Away from everything ~ Awesome!
Posted Sep 25, 2016
Before booking, you should know... this hotel/apartment complex is approx. 3 miles from the Coliseum and most of the ancient sites. You will not see any hotels in this area. Instead, you will be staying amidst the locals.
My wife and I prefer to stay in places that aren't very touristy. We enjoy living more of the culture, eating where the locals eat, and shopping where the locals shop. You'll find that here!
We found that the food in the area was fantastic! Again, you won't see any tourists in this area, so very little is translated into English. That means that not only will the food be more authentic, but you won't pay tourist prices to eat or do things in this area. For example, a simple Margarita Pizza in a touristy area will cost you 12+ Euros. In this area, you can go to an amazing Pizzeria (filled with locals in the evenings) and buy a Margarita Pizza for 4.5 Euros.
It should be noted that the rooms are not luxury, nor are they spotless clean. They actually are a little dirty, but we didn't see anything that caused us concern and were perfectly comfortable. If you plan to use the kitchenette, plan to clean the utensils/dishes they provide.
We almost didn't stay here after reading reviews about the abandoned factory behind the hotel/apartment complex. Some mentioned feeling unsafe when outside the gates of the hotel/apartment complex. We didn't find it uncomfortable or feel any less safe. We actually got out and walked after dark and never felt threatened.