Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Walked everywhere from herePosted Oct 17, 2013
Great spot Nice neighborhood Quiet Not flooded with touristy tourists
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great location and deal.Posted Aug 26, 2013
Pros: Location, space, kitchen, cost.
Cons: Fix the shower in the Green Room and the ratings would be "5" across the board.
Location: Vatican Museum and St. Peter's are within walking distance. Metro is close by and easy to figure out even if you don't know any Italian.
My wife and I stayed at the Arches Inn, which is a companion to the Arches B&B, for two nights at the start of 10 days in Italy. The Inn is apartment-style, with three bedrooms, each with private bathroom, off a common kitchen/dining area. We stayed in the Green Room, which sleeps two (queen bed) and has a balcony and a shower (no tub). Accommodations were very nice, especially for the price, with one exception: The shower water temperature was very hard to control. Boiler kept turning off mid-shower! Finally tricked it by leaving hot water running in the sink, but even so the temperature controller was very touchy to set right. Also, the shower head, while functional, has seen better days. Some maintenance is needed, and is the reason for the "3" rating on facilities/condition. That said, rooms are private and of good size. Having a kitchen is really nice, it is well-equipped (including espresso machine), and the rate includes endless espresso, pastries, juice, milk, bread, yogurt, etc. for a do-it-yourself breakfast. The staff were great in person, and super-responsive by email. They arranged transport from the airport and would have accommodated any reasonable request for other help. The location is excellent. It is right by the Vatican Metro stop, so you are walking distance to the Vatican and an easy Metro ride away from other spectacular sites. We would stay again, and in fact will do so for a night on our way out of Italy. With luck, they'll have fixed the shower!
Recommendedby Kevin from Oregon
Excellent Stay In Rome - Thank YouPosted Aug 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
Arches B&B is an excellent place to stay in Rome. The rooms are clean, large, and have excellent bathroom facilities. Yet, it gets even better. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They provide a ton of breakfast food in the fridge and nook. Also, they were helpful on tourist information, and they provide you a computer and printer to download and print tickets, book reservations at the Vatican, Colosseum, etc. The location was excellent. It is right near a natural grocery store for those who have allergies or just like to eat healthy, as well as, with in walking distance of two vegetarian and vegan italian bistros that can provide for allergy issues. There are also tons of places to eat for those who enjoy meat, cheese and good food. It is very close to the metro and walking distance to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican City. It was a little odd to find when you first get there, remember to call the owners when you arrive so they can meet you there. Otherwise, you will not regret staying at this B&B. It felt like a home. My only complaint is the bed which was not as firm as I would like, but also not a problem as with some hotels. I will definitely recommend Arches B & B as a place to stay in Rome to enhance your stay in Italy because it makes you feel at home.
for Everyoneby Ginny from Pennsylvania
A perfectly charming InnPosted Jun 27, 2013
Pros: Knowledgeable, friendly staff helped us find our way around. Clean, comfortable, air conditioned bedroom. Close to metro, grocery, & gluten free store
Location: Two minute walk to metro, grocery store, & gluten free store. A short walk in the other direction to Fatamorgana - best gelato in Rome!
We stayed at the Arches Inn B&B in June, 2013 in the quattro yellow room. We found it to be clean, cool, quiet, and perfect for a family of four. The Inn staff were so friendly and helpful! They pointed out the best local places to eat, and were available to assist us whenever needed throughout our stay. The Inn is a two-minute walk from the Cipro metro station, and a ten to fifteen minute walk from the Vatican city gate. Travelling to the tourist attractions was quick & easy with a Roma pass to ride unlimited metro. The Roma pass also gives you entrance to the attractions without waiting in line. The tourist sites were unbelievably hot and crowded in June and the Roma pass was worth every penny to avoid standing in line in the sun. We took a bus tour of Rome, saw the Coliseum, Roman forum, Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain, St. Peter's Basilica, & the Vatican museum in three days. The Vatican museum is so large and overwhelming that we just walked through most of it on the fast track to see the Sistine Chapel at the end of the tour. There is so much to see in Rome that we had to pace ourselves to see what we could in only three days. The highlights for me were St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and Fatamorgana - The staff at Arches Inn told us it was the best gelato in Rome, and we were not disappointed. Most gelato in the city is now the fluffy stuff made from a mix, but this gelato has unbelievably intense flavor, and it is a short walk from the Inn.
for Familiesby S. Nguyen from Arizona
Pleasantly DelightedPosted Jun 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
Arches B&B is in a beautiful building that has a porter on duty- nice added security benefit. The room we had for 4 was very spacious with a huge king sized bed and two twin rollaway beds, a safe & fast wifi internet. A computer with printer available to purchase and print our advance purchased tickets to sightseeing venues. Paolo and Fabio were fantastic! Fabio sent us a follow up welcoming email almost immediately after we booked our reservation to coordinate logistics of meeting us when we arrive. He even offered to arrange a reasonable private van for transportation. Fabio met us upon arrival and was very helpful. He gave us smart tips for our visit in Rome and local restaurant/gelaterria recommendations which were fabulous and cheap! They provide continental breakfast items such as fresh whole milk, orange juice, bread and butter along with packaged sweetbreads. There's a full kitchen and essential utensils available for cooking. The HUGE private bathroom we had comes with a blowdryer. There are extra towels available. Bath soap and shampoo are not provided. If you forget to pack something, there are several convenient markets within a few minutes walk away. The Metro stop is also only a 10-15 minute walk. Overall, we had a lovely time and experience staying at Arches B&B. Would highly recommend!
for Personal Eventby Tim
Cosy apartment in RomePosted Nov 20, 2012 on Hotels.com
Great stay at the arches, very close to the Vatican, easy connection via the subway to the other must see sites, Paolo was very helpful and friendly, the room was comfortable and had its own shower room with a comunal kitchen for you to use as and when, I went on my own, but there is so much to see you don't feel lonely in the crowds which by the way were light due to the time of year, got into the Vatican with no effort, the museums are outstanding and Rome is a beautiful City.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Sep 11, 2012 on Hotels.com
for Couplesby Vacation_in_Italy
Arches is the BEST place to stay in Rome!Posted Jun 22, 2012 on Hotels.com
Throughout our visit in Rome we stayed in many different hotels/B&Bs, and Arches was BY FAR the best, most comfortable place to stay. Paulo greeted us with a BIG smile and gave us a lot of great suggestions and recommendations for the city. The location is perfect (5 minute walk from the Metro) and is in a very quiet and relaxing area. The supermarket is next door and was very convenient to buy snacks and drinks and keep them in the fridge. The room was big and very clean, and the bathroom and shower were huge! We stayed for 3 nights, and on our way back through Rome we will stay there again. For any future trips to Rome we will definitely, 100% stay at Arches. Thank you Paulo - you helped make a perfect vacation!
for Everyoneby Ric & Sandy + 2 from Iowa, USA
Arches of Rome, #1 for us!!Posted Jun 2, 2012
Cons: We had no issues with anything.
Location: Short walking distance to almost everything and located in a great area.
Our family of four totally enjoyed our stay at the Arches B & B and would recommend them to everyone!! Paolo from Arches treated us like family from day one. Even with our very late flight arrival into Rome, he arranged for direct transportation from the airport and personally greeted us to Arches and Rome. We had a large room with one double bed and two singles, a large private bathroom and a small balcony off our main room. The shared common area with the separate kitchen was comfortable and very nice.
Recommendedby Peter from Glasgow UK
Handy location and friendly ownerPosted Nov 9, 2011
Good rooms surrounding common breakfasting area and free internet and printing. Breakfast rolls, cereal and drinks including an expresso machine. Very friendly and helpful owner. (Especially as I left my camera by accident and he went to a lot of trouble to send it back to me) Excellent location with a short 15 minute walk to the Vatican or 10 minutes to the underground.