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L'Arca Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1,633 of 3,734 Rome B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 May 2013

This nice little (only three rooms) B&B is located in a very nice area with many cafes and restaurants, and it's not far from both Villa Borghese and the city center. The bus is also near by, so the location is very good. Right across the street from the hotel there is a cafe called Tribeca, they have a basic but good food and some nice house wine.

The B&B itself is in a residential building, so it was a little difficult to find it - just look for "L'Arca" under one of the intercomm buttons near the entrance.
Rooms - very spacious with high ceilings, clean and comfortable. All three rooms are located along a corridor, at the end of which there are three bathrooms and a small kitchen. The bathrooms are small and the water pressure was not very good when we stayed there. Also it's a bit awkward, since to get into two of the bathrooms you have to walk through the kitchen. So that was the only thing that bothered us during our stay.
The hosts are wonderful and speak very good English, as you can understand from many reviews that mention them, both are very nice and will tell you everything you need to know about the city and the transportation.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

This is a nice B&B not far from the villa Borghese.
Pros:
- spacious rooms with big and comfortable bed
- outside the vibrant historical city-center
- very nice and friendly owner
- restaurants, market and supermarkets around
- bus stop very near

Cons:
- tiny bathroom, especially the shower
- metro line B is 12min walk.

Overall, nice place for a week stay, i really liked the spacious room and high ceiling and the convenience of the place. Walking to the metro is not that bad, especially when the sun is shining!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

L'Arca is a great value. The welcome is warm. The bed is comfortable. The hosts graciously share their knowledge of their city and how to navigate it.

Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

i would recommend this B&B to any of my friends. if one day, you get to stay in l'Arca, you'll get a warm welcome! if you want to, the ladies of the reception can arrange a personal pick-up service from the airport, which is very comfortable and even cheaper than a regular taxi. the rooms @ l'Arca are very spatious and clean. so is the bathroom, which is at the end of a small corridor ... but it was no issue for us as there are only a few guests staying on the same floor. the kitchen provides everything to fix a tasty breakfast ('self service formula').
the neighbourhood is quiet but certainly not deserted, with some good restaurants and trendy bars.
to visit the city centre: walk 5 to 10 minutes to the bus stop or subway. both public transports take you to the main squares, monuments, ... (in about 10-20 minutes).

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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arca_bb, Proprietario at L'Arca Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2011

Dear Mrs Laporte,
it was a pleasure to have you and your friends among my guests and even more pleased to receive your review that makes me happy and satisfied with the work.
I hope to welcome you again in Rome !!
Daniela

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Reviewed 23 October 2011

Enjoyed the stay to the max. Daniela and Chiara are very very welcoming and helpful. Rooms and bathrooms are clean and tidy. Quite in the central of Rome and can easily be reached. Breakfast is great, and you have all the freedom and comfort to use the kitchen at any time :) Will recommend to everyone....

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 May 2011

L'Arca Bed & Breakfast is great, we recommend it. We loved the reception, clean and modern rooms with a touch of home. We loved the rooms comfortable beds and the fact they have wifi. Neighborhood has great restaurants.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

I stayed at L'Arca for 4 days in May 2010.

Location: very convenient in terms of getting there from/to Termini and only several bus stops from the Spanish Steps and all the tourist action. The flat is located on a quiet street near a bountiful market and small restaurants/cafes. Getting home by taxi from the centre cost me only 10 euros. It is also a 30 min slow walk to the park.

The room: very comfortable, spacious with a colonial feel. My personal bathroom was right next door which was absolutely fine. Everything was spotlessly clean although I have never met the person who does all the cleaning.

The kitchen is well equipped and although I haven't used it at all, the couple next door was cooking there all the time and looking very pleased. I got my morning coffee and food from a small but popular cafe right across the road.

I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone. I will certainly stay there during my next visit to Rome.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled solo
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Additional Information about L'Arca Bed & Breakfast

Address: Via Messina, 30, 00198 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,633 of 3,734 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range: $99 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — L'Arca Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The B&B L'Arca conveniently lies in the centre of Rome on Via Messina near Porta Pia, the famous gate designed by Michelangelo. Just a few steps from Via Veneto, Villa Borghese and Piazza Barberini, we take pride in offering our discerning guests a quality service and clean accommodation in a warm environment.The B&B is situated in a large apartment on the second floor of a well-kept building (with lift/elevator) that dates back to the early 1900s, well connected to the rest of the city via the metro and several bus routes, all of which allow you to easily reach the city's famous tourist sights. ... more   less 
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