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“Location Location Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Affittacamere Arcobaleno
Via Sardegna 38, 09124 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #109 of 205 Cagliari B&B and Inns
Syracuse, Italy
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Location Location Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We had no particular expectations of this hotel when we arrived by boat from Sicily. We were very fortunate that it was within walking distance ( even with bags) from the port. Ok so there were a few stairs to walk up from street level to get to our room but we soon realised we were staying in the very heart of Cagliari.

Step outside the hotel and within 50 metres either side you come across about at least 15 restaurants! Within a few minutes walk and there are so many trattorias to chose from it starts to become difficult! Not only that ,one block away and one can take a fantastic walk along the beautifully marina.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the rooms were great. I would definitely recommend the Arcobaleno especially given the very reasonable rates.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The B and B is 2 minutes away from both, the Cagliari Bus Station and the Train Depot. It is 1 minute from the port and a 15 minute long leisurely slow climb from the castello and the main shopping area. The room is clean, in fact not even the "Do not Disturb" sign could keep the staff back from cleaning one time. The personnel is extremely kind, like pretty much always in Italy and speak not much English (like usually in Italy) but can be understood well, like all the time in Italy.

Room Tip: The rooms in the front can be loud during the tourist season.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We have booked this hotel intending to stay for 2 weeks as it looked very nice from the pictures. We did expect some noises as it is located in the city. However what we experienced was far beyond any tolerable limit. To the right and left side of the entrance of the hotel are tables of two adjoining restaurants and on the other side of the narrow via sardegna are tables of another two restaurants. The voice level of the guests are at a very distinctive pitch and continous from 11.30 a.m to 16.30 p.m. Dinner starts at 18,00 p.m and last all night until 1.30 a.m, Once the guests have left, the staff of the restaurants are settling down on the outside tables and chatting until 4.00 a.m. From 8.00 am on the street is open to some trafic, so there are actually only 4 hours of some calm left each night. Even so we were rooming on the second floor and had the shatters and the windows closed sleeping was impossible.

Room Tip: There are no rooms to the backside. There are rooms on the first and second floor with windows to th...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Marco M, Proprietario at Affittacamere Arcobaleno, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
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Gentile cliente,

La nostra struttura è ubicata nel pieno centro di Cagliari, in una via ricca di ristoranti, trattorie e locali.
E' normale che in piena estate ci sia più movimento di persone, turisti e i ristoranti con i tavoli all'esterno siano sempre pieni di clienti.
Abbiamo cercato di venirLe in contro cambiando la stanza più volte, ma capisce bene che non è un problema che riguarda la nostra struttura.

Cordialmente
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Liked:
Location: you can walk everywhere from here
Breakfast: no breakfast in house but you get a voucher to use at Bar Roma (quintessential Italian proper cafe) much better than a miserable hotel breakfast
Rooms: large with air con. Large bathrooms. Big wardrobes
Didn't like:
No parking which is a pain. Free car park is 15 mins walk (which the owner seemed to be unaware of).
Rooms on street can be noisy til past 1am. However with windows shut and air con on this was
not an issue for me.
Nowhere to sit and relax - a garden would be lovely.

Not sure how much English the reception staff speak , think not much. Service is helpful in a laid back Italian way.

Room Tip: Choose a street facing room high up. At least you have a view down to the bustling Via Sardegna. Roo...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

very central easy to get to great restaurants all around best one next door olympic
the staff very helpful rooms were clean will be back many thanks

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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london
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

very central, 5 mins walk to Piazza Matteotti (main bus and a small train station plus tourist centre); city centre within walking distance, same with the Piazza Republica (another train station, with (indirect) trains to Mandas from where you can take Il trenino verde -an absolute must when on hols in Sardinia.

hotel - no lift and a steep staircase to the reception but luckily the reception staff helped me carry my suitcases up and down the stairs at check-in and -out.. Breakfast (pastry and a hot/soft drink) outside the hotel in Cafe Roma (you have to turn right out of the hotel and then immediately left), on via Roma. Hotel staff very delightful and very helpful.

no fridge in the room or safety deposit box; my room was close to the reception area and therefore rather noisy, with no proper window, clean room and A/C in working order. Be aware of different than European or English plugs, they have three bolts and I could not charge my phone whilst at the hotel. Other Sardinian hotels were very similar, in the end I unplug TV or used the plug in the bathroom.

the area is great, lots and lots of restaurants on the same street where hotel is situated (via de sardegna), 2x right outside the hotel..

worth a walk in Bastion San Remy- good viewing point, approx 15mins walk with a great bar opening at sunset.

local buses are reliable and not too crowded. You can buy a ticket from any news stand. At Piaza Matteotti you have a central bus station with quite few connections, especially south and south east. Tickets can be purchased in a ticket office right next to McDonald's.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madrid, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Makes the work. Nice, clean, not noisy, good price

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Sardegna 38, 09124 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Cagliari > Cagliari
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #109 of 205 B&Bs / Inns in Cagliari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Affittacamere Arcobaleno in Cagliari was founded in 2005 to satisfy the passion in residence accomodation; during these years has become known for a good value for money. The Arcobaleno Room Rental has become a landmark for those are looking for an accommodation in the wonderful Sardinia. The Arcobaleno Room Rental has a very functional and comfortable structure that was built in the start of 1900th. The structure was restructured respecting the original old style. The Arcobaleno Room Rental is situated in the historical centre of Cagliari, in "La Marina" district, near Cagliari Port, Italian Railway Station, ARST bus terminal, CTM bus terminal, taxi ranks and just 5 minutes from Cagliari-Elmas Airport. The Arcobaleno Room Rental is located in a very central position with Offices, banks, shopping streets, restaurants and the most important squares of Cagliari (Piazza del Carmine, Piazza Matteotti, Piazza Yenne, Piazza Costituzione). ... more   less 
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