Ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

A new, yet pleasant experience

Posted Jun 19, 2015
Pros: Access to the internet and printing services were free, and was very useful when looking for places to visit, and sorting out boarding passes.
Cons: More choices for breakfast, though later we did find a local family run cafe, which was simply brilliant, and enjoyable.
Location: Location was excellent. near the vatican, lots of shops, restaurants, 'metro' stations - very good.
I have always stayed in an hotel when away, so this 'semi-independent' living was new to me; however, it was good experience. The people are young and very nice - including the porter, very helpful. It was a very relaxing stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Perfect for a weekend get away

Posted May 5, 2015
Pros: Wifi was provided and the kitchen facilities were great.
Cons: Small bed was very small!
Location: Fantastic- lots of things to eat and really close to Vatican City.
The Arches was lovely- everything we needed as a base for the weekend. They provided breakfast in the kitchen so that you could take it as you needed it which is perfect if you're trying to jam a whole load into your trip. Very easy location and very near a whole host of delicious restaurants and ice cream shops.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Gut gelegene Ausgangsbasis zur Rom-Entdeckung

Posted Apr 8, 2015
5 Minuten von der U-Bahn "Ottaviano" und 2 Minuten von der nächsten Bushaltestelle entfernt, so dass man schnell überall hinkommt; den Vatikan erreicht man zu Fuß in einer Viertelstunde. Trotz der guten Lage ein Wohnviertel mit "normalen" Läden, Lokalen etc.; 3, 4 Straßen weiter in Richtung Vatikan wird es dann touristisch. Das Arches B&B erinnert etwas an eine WG; es gibt 3 Zimmer mit eigenen Bädern sowie einen gemeinsamen Flur mit Sitzmöglichkeiten und eine gemeinsame Küche. Wir hatten die meiste Zeit nur einen "Mitbewohner", der überwiegend unterwegs war, so dass es ziemlich ruhig war. Bei voller Belegung kann es sicher auch lebhaft werden. Die Zimmer sind einfach und sauber; uns es fehlte es an nichts. Es gibt W-LAN; ein Computer mit Internetverbindung und Drucker steht ebenfalls im Flur für alle Gäste zur Verfügung. Das Frühstück bestand - wie in Italien üblich - überwiegend aus Toast und abgepackten süßen Backwaren, aber es gibt auch frisches Obst. Es gibt genügend gute Restaurants und Imbisse in der Nähe, aber man kann auch in der Küche seine Mahlzeiten selbst zubereiten. Der Empfang war herzlich. Das Team von Arches B&B gab gute praktische Tipps und war sehr hilfsbereit. Das Team ist nicht dauerhaft vor Ort, aber gut erreichbar. Insgesamt eine runde Sache, die wir empfehlen können ...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by DANIELA from Argentina

Super Recomendable!

Posted Mar 17, 2015 on Hotels
Excelente estadia, la ubicacion excelente, la habitacion muy comoda y agradable, la atencion de Pablo destacable no falta nada para disfrutar de Roma, la cocina siempre impecable y nunca falto nada para el desayuno. Volveria sin duda.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Carmel from Tyrone

A hidden gem

Posted Feb 11, 2015 on Hotels
We arrived at Arches to find a warm welcome from the very polite Paulo,our room was spotless as was our ensuite couldn't fault it.The breakfast was continental fresh bread and fruit every day.We had a wonderful stay here,clean towels every day and even a choice of pillows,a ten minute walk to metro station and about a twenty minute walk to St Peters Square,plenty of eating places around every corner,thank you Paulo for all your information we had a lovely stay with you.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Tucson Arizona

Fantastic B&B in Rome!!

Posted Nov 23, 2014
What a great stay. Arches is only a few minutes walk from the Vatican and it is just a 7-10 minute walk from the metro. Paolo was awesome! Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable! We stayed in the Green Room. It was extremely clean, and the bathroom was large and modern. Our room had a pleasant balcony where we could enjoy the provided breakfast and relax with an espresso before a full day of site seeing. I would highly recommend this to my friends and family if they are looking for an oasis form the busy touristy sectors of Rome. Paolo is a wealth of knowledge and he will bend over backwards to make sure you have a great stay. Thanks for positively adding to our experience!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by min from Singapore

Great host and great place to stay in Rome

Posted Sep 27, 2014 on Hotels
Paolo and his team were great and very responsive hosts. They arranged for airport pickup which took us straight to Arches. There was breakfast everyday (pastries, fruits, yoghurt, milk, coffee) which came in handy if we were not having breakfast outside. Other nice touches included daily housekeeping services, a safe in the room, a computer and printer if we needed to print anything, guidebooks and maps on Rome and Italy. Paolo also gave us recommendations on restaurants, gelato places and bakeries that were near the B&B and he also fixed up the wifi promptly when it wasn't working on the first day. The B&B is about 5-10 minutes walk from the Ottaviano metro and also walking distance to the Vatican City. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Arches and would recommend it to anyone visiting Rome.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by dv from California

Pay for the Location

Posted Aug 30, 2014 on Hotels
We booked the Arches B&B the same-day for a 3-day, 2-night stay. The management was nice and accommodating, and Chiara gave us a good recommendations for things to see and how to get there. However, the room itself was not what we expected given the price. We were a family of 4 adults and stayed in the Yellow Room, which was the cheapest room. It was a single, small room with 1 double bed and 2 rollaway single beds. The private bathroom is NOT like the ones shown in the pictures, I am guessing those are the bathrooms for the other, more expensive rooms. Although the bathroom was big with lots of space, the shower and sink had mildew. The A/C was also not very good, and the Wi-Fi never worked in spite of being right next to the router on the other side of the wall. Breakfast was bare bones with pre-packaged pastries although there was also yogurt and orange juice provided. The only good thing we liked was the location, there was a gelato place right across the street and it was the best gelato we had during our entire 2-week trip. We also tried several of the small eateries close by that were also good and priced well. It is a 10 min or less walk from the Ottavanio Metro station if you walk slow. To get to St. Peter's Square is about 20-25 min walking slow as well. We woke up late but luckily made our 7:30 AM tour reservation in the Square since we were a reasonable walking distance.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Comodissimo alloggio a due passi dai musei vatican

Posted Aug 2, 2014
Pros: la posizione e la comodità
Cons: i materassi
Location: Musei Vaticani, ovviamente San Pietro e dintorni, metropolitana
Tutto molto comodo e facile, nei pressi del b & b due ristorantini tipici e un'ottima gelateria
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Nice and clean

Posted Jul 26, 2014 on Hotels
Great location, nice management.