Apartment Santamaura

3+2 people
1 bedrooms
From €100 / night

Why we love Apartment Santamaura

Homely comforts
A refurbishment with a charm of it’s own, providing you with a warm ambience and all the right amenities that spell homely comforts, in a local and favoured area. Wooden traditional furniture, polished floorboards and earthy coloured throw rugs provide a sense of place that offers ease and tranquility: very nice to wake up to.

Stay and relax
Comprising a master bedroom with a queen bed, an extra sofa bed for another two guests as well as a dining area and open plan equipped kitchenette, you will enjoy shopping at the open markets and perhaps dine in if you wish.

Vatican Museum
A perfect location, not only for visiting the Vatican but for navigating all of Rome, either on foot or by way of the convenience of public transport available to you close by at Piazza Risorgimento and Via Cola di Rienzo, a local favourite where you’ll find chain stores, the department store Coin, international food store Castroni and if you want to pick up something fast, easy and delicious on your way home, you can stop by the popular deli, Franchi, which is right next door.

Jill & Leon

Property details


Sleeps: 3+2
Bedrooms: 1
  • 1 × Single/Twin bed/s (for 1 person )
  • 1 × Queen Sofa bed/s (for 2 people )
  • 1 × Double Bed (for 2 people )
  • 1 × Bath & Shower
Floor area: 65 m2
(approx. 695 ft2)
Floor 5th floor with elevator
(6th floor USA)


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Elevator
  • Microwave
  • No pets allowed
  • Non smoking
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Street view
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi
4 burner stove top
Independent Heating
Living-Dining Room
PC w/high speed internet (free)
Iron and Ironing board
High Chair and Baby cot available on request
Babysitting on request

reviews (30)

Party type: Older Couple     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: June 2014    

Brilliant little apartment very near to the Vatican Museum. Owners were there to greet us upon arrival and explained everything excellently. Well located to surrounding restaurants and small supermarkets. A great place to stay and I can recommend it.

Visiting from: United States    Review date: April 2014    

This is an excellent apartment and Manuela is a kind and very thoughtful host, greeted us when we arrive and brought us a nice bottle of, coffee, and since it was Easter week in Roma, a lovely Easter cake. The location is less than two blocks from the entrance to the Vatican museums, a few blocks to St Peter's Square and about three blocks to a subway station. We use d the subway system and quickly got around Roma as if we had lived there for years!!! One of the city's biggest farmer's market is just a block away, this the place locals go for their food and other goodies. It is a Hugh indoor market selling fresh food vegetables meat, fish and baked goods. Shop like locals and eat well on the cheap. Best was the wine, you bring your own empty bottles and you get them filled-- about 2 to,3 euros for a liter of more of wine-- cheaper that aqua!!! The neighborhood is very safe and filled with shops, outdoor cafe's and countless small shops of every type. We thought we could spend months there for sure. The apartment is classic old world charm, has three balconies and a lovely courtyard!!! We found our 8'days stay too short and hope we can go back and spend more time there. We give the apartment and Manuela an A plus, pulls. Simply said outstanding in every respect!!!! Will definitely use again!!!

Party type: Older Couple     Visiting from: Ireland    Review date: April 2014    

This was our second stay in this apartment and must say that we were very happy. The apartment is well fitted out, spotless and had everything we needed. It is well located close to the Vatican Museum with public transport nearby. Local supermarkets are within walking distance and only minutes away. If we return to Rome we will stay here again.

Party type: Older Couple     Visiting from: New Zealand    Review date: November 2013    

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Santa Maura. Manuela was there at the end of an email for Anything we needed and we greatly appreciated her generosity and help. So Thankyou to her, and Elena too for her friendlliness and competence booking us in. The apartment was in a good position, a wee bit noisy but that comes with being in the centre of things, and was roomy, clean and tidy.

Visiting from: Spain    Review date: July 2013    

Nice cute appartment located 10 minutes from Vaticano. Very good communications by bus and underground. The Kitchen is quite new and the bathroom, althoug is not new, is correct. Very nice from the maids to leave a few things on the fridge for the first breakfast.

Party type: Older Couple     Visiting from: Canada    Review date: June 2013    

Wonderful location to visit Rome. Very close to metro. Manuela and her husband welcomed us so nicely, they were very helpful to assist us with various attraction sites arrangements. The appartment had everything we needed and the bed was extremely comfortable. We would recommend this appartment to all our friends and family without hesitation. 2 minutes from the Vatican.

Party type: Young Couple     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: June 2013    

Lovely and friendly people repsonsible for the apartment. The location was perfect and it was a gorgeous little place. Thanks

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: United Kingdom    Review date: May 2013    

Very good experience overall, thoughts on the appartment in no particular order: - Appartment was clean and as expected from the website, everything worked and had all we needed. - Entry into the appartment was smooth, our request for an early check in was no problem (we arrived at about 11am after a very early start, was was much appreciated) - Agent very friendly and helpful, sorted out the appartment aspects and also offered advice on general aspects of staying in the city (food stores, travel to sights etc) - Very close to the Vatican, you really can see the Vatican walls from the appartment. - Appartment is on the 5th floor, kids liked running up the stairs but lift was available for the more sensible. Due to the height we were a bit nervous about letting the children onto the balconies but there were no problems. - Appartment (as opposed to a hotel) worked well as a family as it gave somewhere to make some meals and relax without having to find a restaurant all the time. - Appartment had all the basics such as toilet paper, washing up liquid, couple of bottles of water etc on arrival. This was a big plus as we have been to some holiday appartments where we have had to provide everything. Was a real plus to not have to worry about the smaller aspects and just get on and enjoy the break. Overall, no complaints. This really worked for us and was all very smooth. p.s. we also used the transport (airport pick up and drop off) through the website. This was definately worth it for us - made travel aspects very simple (espcailly as we had small children). Transport was clean, drivers were very polite and friendly - it took a lot of the stress away

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: May 2013    

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the apartment it was clean had everything we needed very close to the Vatican and within easy reach of public transport to visit all the other wonders of rome. Intternet and wifi very handy for booking tours and transport, very friendly and helpful owners I would highly recommend this apartment for your time in Rome. Excellent value for money.

Party type: Older Couple     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: October 2012    

Convenient location and quiet during the evenings with pleanty of food outlets and supermarkets close by. The best fresh food market in Roma only one block away. Travel agent over the road with loads of information and the Pope could look out on my washing! Firstly a thankyou to the wonderful introduction to the apartment by Elena who greeted us,provided vital and useful information about the accommodation and the services in the close community.The apartment is clean, functional and with personality. Could not have been more suited to our tastes. The lift provides easy access to the top floor, the 5th, and it seemed it was always available. The building is clean and quiet. It has everything you could want for cooking, washing and comfort.All of the kitchen items worked such as sharp knives and decent saucepans. Great ventilation and natural light.We have travelled to many countries in the world and I think that Australians are the only people who use tongs in the kitchen. So if you are Australian I suggest you always pack tongs.You dealt very well with our change of plans and kept us informed at each stage. Thank you.

Visiting from: New Zealand    Review date: October 2012    

We enjoyed our stay at the appartment. We considered that the presentation and layout of the appartment was great and also a great location near the Vatican. Only downside was we were not used to living in such a high building given the earthquake experiences we recently had in Christchurch and this took some getting used to. However we cannot fault the appartment or the hospitality Elena and Manuela provided. Both were excellent and Elena and Manuela took some of their time to ensure our stay was comfortable which was really appreciated.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: August 2012    

Rome amazing.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Czech Republic    Review date: July 2012    

Via Santamaura 15 is a great location - 400 meters to Ottaviano Metro Station, 150 m to Musei Vaticani with Sistine Chapel (ticket office closing at 16:00, so to avoid a long queue come at 15:30), 800 m to St. Peter's Basilica, 150 m to large fresh fruit/meat/fish market. Appartment is cozy, clean, well maintained and equipped. Ms Elena is very helpfull and professional person, speaks excellent English and French. As the appartment was vacant after our depart, she didn´t insist on a check out time in the morning and offered us to stay till the evening with no extra charge.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: United Kingdom    Review date: June 2012    

My daughter and I had a wonderful time in the apartment which was clean, well equipped and very homely with an authentic Italian feel. The owner was very kind and flexible as we arrived and left at different times. The location was perfect with the Vatican Museum at the end of the street and St Peters a 2 minute walk. On the last day we visited the Castle which is moments away where we enjoyed a coffee on the terrace with views of St. Peters. It also has a metro station near by which was very convenient for the other attractions and plenty of local shops. Will definately go back and would highly recommend if you want to feel like a local and get straight into your holiday.

Visiting from: Australia    Review date: May 2012    

Airy,quiet and handy to Metro and major city bus lines. Great daily market in the same street. The Friday night access to the Vatican Museum, at the end of the street, was not crowded and very pleasant.

Party type: Mixed Group     Visiting from: Canada    Review date: April 2012    

We enjoy staying in this apartement. Very well situated ( 100 meters to Vatican museums, 500 meters to the metro, 30 meters to the supermarket ), the apartement is charming, very clean and nicely decorated. The owner introduced us. She was very helpful and gave us a lot of explanations so we felt immidiatly at home. Finally the apartement is much better than it appears in the photos.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Canada    Review date: March 2012    

Excellent location and service. Very nice people! Would highly recommend this apartment.

Party type: Mixed Group     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: November 2011    

A perfect location close to the Vatican Museum. The PC with internet access and Wifi that comes with the apartment is fantastic. Thanks to Manuela and Elena for their help during our stay.

Party type: Single Traveller     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: October 2011    

I loved the apartment very, very comfortable, self contained, and very secure. I stayed by myself however it really could sleep 3 adults. Close to everything I needed and more. Very interesting walks. Near the Vatican wall. Very quiet in the apartment. Growers market 5 minutes walk selection of some 150 stalls undercover. Fresh food glorious food and inexpensive open every day. 2 supermarkets around the corner. 10 minutes to Octavio Railway Station. Excellent shopping area, cheap clothing stalls to expensive designer clothing shops.My thanks to Manuela and Elena who were very kind, gave me a great orientation to area and very helpful when I arrived.

Party type: Mixed Group     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: September 2011    

We LOVED Santamaura! It's in a great location and the apartment itself is just gorgeous and feels like home. We really didn't want to leave. The fresh markets just down the road are so handy. The people in the tour office just next door are also super helpful. The noise from the traffic that constantly streams down the road got a bit much at times, but I think you get that everywhere in Rome. We wouldn't want to stay anywhere else next time we visit.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: United States    Review date: August 2011    

Apartment Santamaura was in a great location- near the Vatican and the metro. The apartment was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook. Got some pork chops from the nearby fruit/meat market and cooked it in our kitchen...delicious! The beds were very comfortable. Loved the washing machine!! We would not hesitate to stay there again and would recommend this apartment to our friends.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Netherlands    Review date: July 2011    

Of course well-located for Vatican, but also walkable distance to historic centre (Piazza Navona, etc).

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: New Zealand    Review date: May 2011    

My sister and I loved this apartment. It is much better than the photos. It is a large, airy sanctuary from the noise of Rome. The location is superb. I want to move to Rome and live in the apartment.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Canada    Review date: April 2011    

We were pleased with the apartment, its facilities, location and general condition. It was exactly as advertised and we would happily stay here again. Staff I contacted and the staff member who let me in to the apartment and explained the facilities were knowledgeable,courteous and efficient. Service: Very professional. We were pleased with the experience and would stay again.

Party type: Young Couple     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: April 2011    

Loved this apartment. With a view from the balcony to the Vatican wall, the location is fantastic. To get to main city centre where you will find pantheon etc it's about a 25 min walk. We had a group of 4 adults staying in the apartment and it was perfect (1 bedroom and comfy double sofa). Cooking facilities also great. And computer with free Internet a bonus. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly! Would definitely recommend.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: USA    Review date: November 2010    

We loved staying in this apartment. It was exactly as advertised and the location is fantastic-- very close to Vatican City. Definitely book the car service as it is very nice to be greeted at the airport and have the driver take you directly to your accomodation. The customer service was great, and we would gladly use Italy Accom again.

Party type: Mixed Group     Visiting from: USA    Review date: October 2010    

We loved our stay at Santamaura. Just one block from the Vatican and walkable to everything. Everybody was on time and ready to meet us. I would recommend this service to anyone!

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Greece    Review date: July 2010    

We felt like we were in our home! Nice,clean,comfortable apartment,with all the facilities that are written in the internet,with very polite owners,great view,easy access to the metro and bus station and easy access to all kind of shops and restaurants as well. We are very satisfied and if we come to Rome again, we will try to book the same apartment!

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: UK    Review date: June 2010    

Great apartment, great location!

Party type: Older Couple     Visiting from: Canada    Review date: May 2010    

Clean,fully furnished, excellent location.We would stay there again with no reservations

Prices by season

Season Start End Min stay Price / night Discounts
High 25 Mar 2015 31 Jul 2015 3 €125 up to 2 people (EUR 15 extra ppl) Weekly / Monthly
Low 01 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 3 €107 up to 2 people (EUR 18 extra ppl) Weekly / Monthly
High 01 Sep 2015 31 Oct 2015 3 €125 up to 2 people (EUR 15 extra ppl) Weekly / Monthly
Low 01 Nov 2015 22 Dec 2015 3 €107 up to 2 people (EUR 15 extra ppl)
Xmas New Year 23 Dec 2015 06 Jan 2016 3 €150 up to 2 people (EUR 19 extra ppl)
Low 07 Jan 2016 29 Feb 2016 3 €100 up to 2 people (EUR 13 extra ppl) Weekly / Monthly
High 01 Mar 2016 24 Mar 2016 3 €107 up to 2 people (EUR 13 extra ppl) Weekly / Monthly
High 25 Mar 2016 31 Jul 2016 3 €125 up to 2 people (EUR 15 extra ppl) Weekly / Monthly

Additional local charges

Late check-in fee: €30 (charged from to )
End clean: €35
Regional charges:

Rome City Tax
From the 1st of January 2011 Rome City Council has imposed a nightly accommodation tax in the city of Rome.The tax is, €3.50 per night (10 nights maximum) per person. Children up to 10 years of age do not pay. The tax is charged to anyone staying in any overnight accommodation inside the city boundaries. The fee, not included in the total rate, must be paid cash at check in time. For more information go to http://en.turismoroma.it/

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