This property is a small apartment in a quiet street, with an ensuite bathroom and a small kitchen. There is a small balcony off the main room with views over rooftops and to the distant hills, which is quite pretty.
The location is quite good within the old town in a narrow street, there is no car parking within the town unless you have a permit, so cars have to be parked elsewhere. It is a quiet residential area which is quite charming. To get to the centre of the town you can walk up very steep cobbled streets and lanes. Everywhere in Urbino is steep, so bring walking shoes!
The apartment appears to be a new renovation within an old building, so it is clean and tidy. The bathroom is neat and contains a washing machine (shared by the host, who lives in the building). We found no soap for the shower, nor pegs for hanging washing, but the towels and bed linen were fresh and clean.
The kitchen contains a fridge, stove and oven and sink, with an assortment of kitchen equipment. We did not find a kettle for boiling water but there was a saucepan. There were no wine glasses but the host kindly lent us a couple of his to use, and also the gift of a bottle of his home made wine, which was very kind. There wasn't any tea or coffee making provisions so we bought our own from the supermarket in town.
There is no wifi at the property, and when asked the host said it was not normally provided in Italy. (His words were "this is not a hotel") So if you need wifi, consider this.
Breakfast is not provided at the property. We were provided with a number of vouchers of 6 Euro value (total for 2 people), one for each day of our stay, which could be used at a local cafe in the centre of town. So we walked up the hill into town each morning for a caffe and croissant, and bought extra provisions for the room at the supermarket.
The weather turned quite cold during our stay but we found that the heating would not work. When we contacted the host he advised that the heating in the building doesn't operate until late October, and the following day he dropped a small electric heater at the apartment for us.
Overall our experience here was OK, not fantastic and not terrible. I think if some of the small details were improved I would give it a higher rating but I feel it's only average at present.
ha soggiornato dal 10/05/2016 al 10/09/2016