Notwithstanding many customers of ours volunteer - uncalled for - to provide references,
we do not want to give their e-mail addresses to respect their privacy. Please understand our decision.
Below you will find some of their (unsolicited) testimonials, i.e. the messages of appreciation
they wrote back to our company after their experience.
Dear Roman Homes,
we want to thank Dr. Abate for the magnificent hospitality during our recent stay in Rome. Your
restaurant recommendations were very useful. Until we return to Rome,
Ciao, Ms. Sarah Eddy (USA - 2001)
PS: Could you please send some gelato!!!!! (ice cream)
(...) May I also
offer my congratulations on your magnificent Web Site with its breadth and depth of detailed
information and of the choices you offer. It is unparalleled in my experience in locating holiday
rentals, not only in Rome, but in other cities and areas of Italy, France and England. We greatly
appreciated your prompt, extensive and informative response.
George W. Bermant, USA ( 2001)
I am very impressed
with the standard of the accommodation you are offering, and I would like to add that it's
been an absolute pleasure to look at the pictures, and I wish I were in
Rome right now! (I am a half-Italian currently living in Vienna...). Your site is quite marvellous,
and you have set it up in a very personal, friendly way - something quite rare on the internet.
Francesca Brizi - 2001
Dear Mauro, I just
wanted to drop you a quick note to say Thank You for all your help in planning our Rome vacation.
The apartment was everything the pictures led us to believe and more. Our stay was wonderful
and we'll remember it forever. Without your advice, however, I know it would never have been
as wonderful as it was. When we return to Italy, we will call on your services again and if
you ever need a reference, please don't hesitate to call on us!
Many sincere thanks and regards, Prof. Alan Rozycki (USA - 2001).
Your web site is
exceptional! I fell in love with Rome and plan on visiting in the spring for a week. I am very
interested in renting an apartment. (...) Again, I am so impressed by your web site. As you
can see, I work for Compaq and see many web sites due to the nature of my job. I wish more
companies could realize the power of the internet and use it to its fullest as you have. Warmest
regards, Mrs. Dawn A. Charney.
Senior Account Manager. Compaq Computer Company (2001).
(...) One thing I
was convinced about from reviewing your website and your editorial comments and descriptions,
was that you take great pleasure in what you are doing. I knew that before I even wrote to
you or received a response. Of course, now I know I was correct in my original assessment.
Thanking you for your continuing assistance, I remain, Mr. Allan Shenoi USA (May 2001).
Dear Dr Abate, finally
back at my desk, and wanted to thank you again for your kindness & help in making our visit
to Roma successful and pleasant. It was good to revisit some much-loved places; and for the
first time we climbed the Vittoriano and discovered how much nicer it is to be inside it looking
out than outside looking in! In its way it is a handsome building. There have been many improvements
in recent years, particularly in the museums and galleries - the Vatican most of all.
At all events I hope to visit Rome again soon.
All good wishes, Mr. V. Burylo, USA 2001).
Dear Mauro, I have
to tell you that Trish and I had a fantastic time. Everything was absolutely perfect.
With all of the professional traveling I have done in my career as a television travel journalist,
nothing can compare to the splendid time we spent in Rome with you. Your attention
to detail is unparalleled. We will see you on our next trip to Rome. Thank you very much for making our stay so special
and so memorable.
Best regards. Brad Thor - USA - Creator / Host Traveling Lite Television Series. (2001).
We are amazed, Dr.
Abate, that the proprietress has so thoughtfully provided every possible item of comfort for
our visit. We feel like honored "guests" in her home. Would you please be certain
that she knows how much we appreciate all of her efforts because mere words will not express
our delight or our gratitude. We sense, every time we walk in the door, that this is a very "loving" home.
What a delight, and great pleasure, it is for us to be able to share this happy environment.
I feel there are angels fluttering about the windows to be sure that we are content and richly
blessed! My best, Dr. M. Casey (USA - 2001).
Dear Dr. Abate.
Thank you for your prompt reply and all of the time and effort you have spent. It is a great
pleasure to be communicating with someone whose integrity and devotion to service is not disappearing
as it seems to be with people here. Respectfully, Gary M. Kisch Canada (just enquired in Jan. 2002).
Dr. Abate, As we
prepare to leave for our trip to Roma, I spent over 2 hours reading everything on your website.
In the past few weeks I have spent a lot of time looking at Roman websites. Yours is by far
the best because your love of the city is on every page. I am especially intrigued by the Monti
area. My wife and I look forward to visiting this neighborhood this is often overlooked by
the guidebooks. We will be staying in Trastevere (using another rental service), and our very excited about our first trip
to your wonderful city. Take care,
Joe Gartner (USA).
I spend more time
on your website last night and want to tell you how much I appreciate all the time, thought,
and effort that was put into making it so creative, thorough and extremely informative. The
music was special and I like the fact that you had different music playing at different pages!
I know it sometimes can be risky during business over the internet, but I can't imagine that
your site doesn't reflect your conscientiousness and attention to detail that will also be
reflected in the management of your apartments and the service you provide. You will get an email from me
as soon as I am able to contact my friend in New York and have her view your site.
Thanks again. Ms. Susan Sanders USA (2002).
Dear Dr. Abate,
First let me congratulate you on the excellent quality of your web site. The photographs are
superb and the descriptive text is extremely informative and well written. It is, without doubt,
a masterpiece of reflection, imagination and dedication to say nothing of hard work. Mrs.
Betty Willis Ruben (USA),
I am an American who just returned from a week in Rome, where I used the services of Dr. Mauro Abate at Roman Homes. I have stayed in Rome before.
Hotels are rated with stars. I believe Five Stars is the highest achievement. My experience
with Dr. Abate, can be rated at FIFTY stars, however.
My stay was TEN TIMES more memorable than previous occasions. I experienced Rome as a Roman
and I made outstanding friendships that otherwise would not have occurred. If you ever wish
to promote the city of Rome to people who know quality accommodations, but who really want
to TOUCH the city and the people, and, in turn, be touched by them, the first place to start
is Roman Homes. Based on my personal experience, there is nothing else like it!
Sincerely, Mr. Robert Goldman USA 2003 - a copy he sent to us of a message he sent to a travel review).
Egregio Dottore (Esteemed
Doctor), Well, we are back home after our wonderful trip to Roma. My wife and I want very much
to thank YOU. Everything went as smoothly as
possible. Being opera fans, it was
incredible to find ourself in TOSCA-land--nearby La Chiesa di San'Andrea del Valle and the
Palazzo Farnese. And being cat lovers--it was wonderful to have the neighbor's cat come and
visit us. The many trattorie and ristorante in the Campo and nearby were a constant treat.
We learned the autobus system, walked along the Tevere, and very much enjoyed the Campo's market,
Ruggiero's and above all the wonderful bakery--Al Forno. Even the sciopero [strike] on our
last day was a real Italian adventure.
We have already recommended your services to several of our friends, and please know that when
we plan our next trip to Roma or Italia we shall contact you. Best wishes, and many, many thanks.
Mr. Paula Mitchell - USA ( 2003).
In addition to what
indicated to you, let me just add that yours is quite possibly the most friendly, comprehensive
and professional web site I've ever visited. I truly hope we are able to work something out
because an organization as professional as yours deserves to be rewarded with business. Congratulations.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Mr. Vince Granato (enquired in 2003).
Hi! I love your beautiful
site very much. Thank you for all the pictures of the nature, history, facts, maps, music and
many more. It`s very good information of the sites. I was very much impressed!!! And I will
recommend the site to all my friends... With love Maj-Britt Simble - Sweden.
The best information
and links about Rome I've ever got. Thank you very much. Best regards. Yours K.
Dr. Abate, I wanted
to write and let you know what a fantastic time we had during our recent visit to Rome. Your extra efforts in helping us get established and comfortable were exemplary.
It was wonderful to work with, and made us feel at home during our stay. We could people-watch from our windows overlooking the street
off of the Pantheon whenever we liked. It was as though Rome itself paraded past our window
every day. After pastries and coffee in the dining area in the morning, we would step out of
the apartment and into the heart of Rome. So convenient! Sometimes at night, just because of
the location, we would sneak out late -- just to sit at the fountain outside of the Pantheon
and watch the city go to sleep. AND, we discovered Giotti's just around the corner -- everywhere
we went, people told us we MUST have gelato there. We did, too many times.
Thank you. Best Regards,
Mrs. Helen Smith - (2003).
Dr Abate, I wanted
to thank you for all your help in ensuring that we had a fantastic time in Rome. The information on your site was also very helpful in finding our way around the
Your arrival instructions were invaluable and made it very easy to find our way from the airport
(and it ensured we didn't have the expense of a taxi and also avoided the hassles of Termini!).
At all times my correspondence with yourself and Roman Homes was handled in a very friendly
and professional manner and I will be strongly recommending your company to friends and family.
We threw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure our return to your amazing city and will definitely
also return to Roman Homes. Thanks again.
Mr. Rick Kubiszewski - USA (2005).
Dear Dr. Abate, With much appreciation I am happy to report that our stay in Rome was a highly
enjoyable and successful set of events, in large part due to your skilful
and expert services. The Regina Apartment is beautiful and comfortable, centrally located,
and highly enjoyable. I express my sincere thanks to you. We are all recommending the Roman
services to our friends in the USA, and will likely use them ourselves again when in Rome.
With best wishes for a Happy New Year and kind regards, I remain sincerely yours,
Mrs. Lisa Pownall-Gray (USA 2005).
Dear Dr. Abate, Unless something unexpected comes up before I leave for Rome in June, this should be the last e-mail to you..., which should make you happy!!! Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful site. We have told several of our friends and even some of my husband's associates about Roman Homes and they have asked for updates when I get home. I know I will have good news to tell them and that you will have many new customers in the future. Also, thank you for your patience with my e-mails and for helping me with the car service. I appreciate everything you have done to make our up coming stay enjoyable.
Most sincerely, Prof. David A. Buchsbaum (USA 2005).
Dear Mauro, Our trip to Rome was a success. I wanted to thank you, once again, for your hospitality and for your help with our special circumstances. It was a very busy time for us, and there were many unforseen circurmstances, which befell us. You were exceptionally understanding and helpfull, and we owe you a debt of gratitude.
New Years eve was very interesting! We enjoyed Italian Gelatto on several occasions.
Best regards, Mrs. L Christina Price (2006).
Dear Dr. Abate,
We want to extend our sincere gratitude for making our family's trip to Rome an incredible experience! Our children will never forget the wonder, culture, and history of Rome and the Italian people. We had a fantastic time walking to all the essential sights from St. Peter's, to the Forum, to St. Cecilia's in Trastevere. . .. I did not have to think twice about anything, as you had everything so completely explained and laid out before the trip, so you really made it easy for me to keep a family with 3 adolescents very, very happy.
Again, our sincere thanks to you. I hope that you are feeling well and that you can enjoy a vacation for yourself, soon. We will be in touch and hope to work with you again in the near future. I cannot thank you enough!
Warm regards, Mrs. E. Thomson (UK 2006).
Dear Mauro, I informed today another person about your service. I was totally honest and informed her that:
- You were very efficient, professional, organized.
- The apartment exceeded my expectations
- The apartment was quiet, clean, safe, comfortable, and in a perfect location (close to the Tiber, Trastevere, Campo Fiori, Capitolino, Pantheon, nearest taxi stand by Argentina, etc.).
- Your were at the apartment as scheduled on our first morning.
- You were at the apartment as scheduled to inspect and return our security deposit.
- The car service was on time picking us up coming in and going out
- and also I feel I’m very experienced in renting overseas properties having done it in Tuscany, Puerto Vallarta, Playa del Carmen, Acalpulco, Germany, etc. I have also organized golf trips to Ireland for my friends.
- Finally, I told her that I’d go back to the same apartment.
Warmest regards. Mr. Barry Coopersmith (USA 2007).
Hello Dr. Mauro, I jJust wanted to let you know that or trip to Rome was great, the Bernini apartment was very nice & central as you said it was. It worked out very well, we even took the train from the nearby Termini to Napoli, went up Vesuvius & saw Pompeii on the Circumvesuviana all in one day. Miss Alina was very helpful to us during our stay! Riccardo (Schumacher) great driver, got us to & from the airport on time. I shall be writing a good review of Roman Homes & yourself.
Thank You again for your services.
Mr. Ciaran Murphy (2008).
Dear Dr. Abate, Our time here in the apartment is almost done and we can't say enough about the outstanding and lovely experience we had while staying here. The apartment, amenities and locations are all your company represented them to be. Thank You. Mr. Chuck and Mrs. Christi Slaven. (USA, 2009).
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