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Hotel Arenula
Ranked #713 of 1,272 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Excellent central location. Clean rooms & bathroom with daily maid service.

As echoed in previous posts, if everyone sticks to their half hour breakfast slot then the morning experience is much more tolerable Unfortunately we saw rude guests ignoring the serving staff request to wait at the door and seating themselves at uncleared tables then getting aggressive when they werent served coffee straight away.
It became apparent that the need for booking is because of limited table/ seating space but also a limited number of cutlery & crockery they had therefore requesting to take coffee or breakfast in your room or in the lobby wont get you fed and watered any quicker than waiting for a table.

We stayed on the third floor which was quite a chore after walking around the city all day, however not impossible.
We didnt notice any other noise from within the hotel and despite the beds being quite hard we slept well every night.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights starting on 4/6/2012. The prior reviews pretty well reflects the hotel. The location is great, the price is affordable, the staff courteous and the accomdations and bath clean. We had a 4th floor room and we were aware previously there was no elevator in the hotel. That got a bit tiresome after a few days. The solution to that would be to ask for a lower floor room. We were also, from prior reviews, aware of the need for breakfast reservations so that was not a bother. The breakfast was simple but the coffee was really good. Since breakfast came with the room, it was not overpriced. On the downside, the beds were hard and there was no visible A/C except for a window.Overall this is a very good hotel for the price and fit our need very well.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank dkroon99
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Room ok, bathroom ok, good location. Poor service, terrible breakfast. Stay somewhere else in Rome

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Cheerio9
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

We were 3 friends from Denmark staying at the Arenula. Hotel is well-situated - the hotel and its rooms are basic but clean and well worth the reasonable price for the location. Some guests were unaware that they needed to reserve a half-hour breakfast slot. Others arrived later than their slot and/or stayed too long. Considering the limited space - and the hotel's attempt to be efficient - we would encourage guests to be considerate: come to breakfast on time and leave no later than your slot's end. Thumbs up for this hotel!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Gary G
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in February 2011, it is basic but comfortable and in great location near to everywhere you want to see.

Once arriving at the airport, it was really easy and cheap to get a train to the centre
It did take us ages to find this hotel by foot, but was due to us arriving in the dead of the night.

The breakfast was good and full of choice,the hotel was clean, and quiet when we stayed.
The weather was gorgeous which made the stay even better.

I would recommend staying here is you want to visit everything Rome has to offer with a comfortable, great location hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank smiliestef
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

We stayed 6 nights and had a wonderful time....everything (except the Vatican) within easy walking distance.The front desk was very helpful with all my many questions. Our room was large with 2 windows and the entire hotel very clean. The lovely ladies at breakfast always had big smiles for us as they made our coffee! Would definately stay here again.

Room Tip: we had a corner room
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank claire s
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

We stayed 3 nights at the Arenula - and had a nice stay. The location is just fantastic with very short distances to Campe de Fiori, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Piazza Venezia.

Morning breakfast is a bit of a hustle - but taken into consideration the number of romms - the system with prebooking is better than having 50 persons stamnding and waiting for their turn. It is funtioning - almost all the time - but remember - this is Italy - and you are staying at an Italian 2 star hotel - not the Marriotts and Hiltons of this world.

Some reviews (older) state that the front desk is unhelpful - but we had no experience of this. Rooms are nothing special - OK for class and price.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank JR-Jelling
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Additional Information about Hotel Arenula

Address: Via di Santa Maria De' Calderari 47, 00186 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #713 of 1,272 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: $100 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Arenula 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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