Would not mind staying here again
Posted May 6, 2011
Our taxi driver dropped us of in front of Residenza Navona First. It was a sunny and hot afternoon, mid 20C. It was a steep and narrow stairs to the 2nd floor with 2 checked bags & 2 carry ons. After paying for the room, we found out our room was in another building on Vicolo della Cancelleria. So it wasn't fun taking down the luggages, walking in the sun, over the cobblestone roads for about 7 minutes. Then it was another steep and narrow stairs up to the 2nd floor. We were sweaty, tired and cranky by the time we got to our room.
As soon as we saw our room, all our bad feelings disappeared. We paid for a double room but got a triple room with a big closet . The washroom is very big with two sinks and standard size bathtub (same size as in North America). The room looked like it was recently renovated, has a new and modern look & very clean.
This building has a lived-in caretaker(s) so it's a bit noisy and smelly when they eat their meals. We weren't in the room much so only noticed the noise and smell in the early early morning and evening.
This building is off the main road (Corso Vittorio Emanuele II) so it's not very noisy around bedtime. There is a restaurant next door. Pizza was recommended but we had seafood spagetti.. It was aweful, tasted uncooked and some of my mussels were not fresh, yikes.
Location is excellent. All the popular sights are within walking distance. We stayed for 3 nights and didn't have to use the metro or taxi.