The girl who checked us was very pleasant and helpful with lots of instructions. But from thereon it was not as good! Apartment was quite dirty and very dated with mismatching utensils and crockery thrown together. Everything had the appearance that it was just about to fall apart and there was not much space around the place for 5 of us. The computer for the internet was quite slow so having our own was quite handy! Gave up trying to find the TV stations as instructions were in Italian. The plus side is that it is very quiet as the unit is away from the main street and that was a big plus. Is a fair walk to the Metro and shops. If you are not too fussed about cleanliness and appearance then it would not be a huge problem.
Agree with other review - THR was a spacious, reasonably clean and well located place to stay.
It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to the metro & station which only take about 5 minutes to get you to anywhere a tourist might want to go.
The apartment we stayed in was accurately portrayed on the website & had free broadband access.
Agree about having no hot water but it only happened on the 1st day. As we quickly learnt to have a 2 minute shower.
Agree about Renato - he needs to learn to give people their personal space. I'm sure he meant well though! But once he left the apartment he didn't annoy us again the whole time we were there. So if you can handle a very detailed run down of an apartment that really isn't all that big then you should stay here but be prepared to have very short showers.
Overall the THR was a specious, reasonably clean and well located place to stay if you have a car (dont even think about staying any closer if you have a car). The appartment we stayed in was accurately portrayed on the website (book through the owners website and he will give you 20% off the price quoted on romeby.com), had free broadband access and secure parking.
Unfortunately the appartment also had no hot water. A 3 night stay in Rome with only cold showers is a pretty painful experience.
The most annoying factor however, in staying at the THR is dealing with its owner. Renato, the owner, is frequently overbearing and intrusive and has no idea about giving guests a bit of "personal space".