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The Rova Arches — Historic Home in the Old City

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Spectacular 600-year-old architecture
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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As featured in the Jerusalem Post! If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind Jerusalem experience, you've come to the right place. The Rova Arches suite is located in the heart of Jerusalem's Old City — a UNESCO world heritage site. Overlooking the recently rebuilt Hurva synagogue, and just steps from the Western Wall, the Old City market, the luxury Mamilla shopping promenade, and countless archeological sites and historic synagogues, you will find yourself perfectly situated to take advantage of everything Jerusalem has to offer. This breathtaking architectural gem was built more than five hundred years ago during the Mamluk period. With magnificent domed ceilings, and walls that are literally meters thick, the Rova Arches suite will provide a true historic Jerusalem experience unlike any...As featured in the Jerusalem Post! If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind Jerusalem experience, you've come to the right place. The Rova Arches suite is located in the heart of Jerusalem's Old City — a UNESCO world heritage site. Overlooking the recently rebuilt Hurva synagogue, and just steps from the Western Wall, the Old City market, the luxury Mamilla shopping promenade, and countless archeological sites and historic synagogues, you will find yourself perfectly situated to take advantage of everything Jerusalem has to offer. This breathtaking architectural gem was built more than five hundred years ago during the Mamluk period. With magnificent domed ceilings, and walls that are literally meters thick, the Rova Arches suite will provide a true historic Jerusalem experience unlike any other. The three-bedroom apartment is newly renovated to the highest standard and outfitted with every modern amenity and convenience. Amenities • Three bedrooms, newly renovated • 1.5 bathrooms, newly renovated • Brand new kosher kitchen with dual sinks, dishwashers, and ovens • Ancient domed living and dining rooms • Air conditioning throughout • Underfloor heating • Oversized queen bed with separable frame and mattresses • Jacuzzi • Terrace • Two stainless-steel dishwashers • Double oven • Baby Grand piano • Safety deposit box • High-speed wireless internet access • High-definition 4K television • Washer/dryer • Housekeeping service upon requestMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking is permitted on either of the balconies.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Jason A
Hosting since September 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe look forward to meeting you at check in! We will be available on phone and by email for the duration of your trip. Please feel free to contact us about anything at all. We are offline only during the Jewish Sabbath (Friday evening to Saturday evening) and holidays.
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Reviews (32)
Aaron L
Aaron L
1 contribution
Great stay.
This is a great place to stay if your visiting Israel. The apartment is beautifully decorated, clean and boasts quite a lot of extras to help brighten your stay. The location is in the Jewish Quarter central to shops restaurants and places of interest within easy walking distance. The three bedroomed apartment also contains a Kosher kitchen with two of everything. Two dishwashers, sets of plates and cutlery. The bathroom is spacious with a jacuzzi and spacious shower. The grand piano in the main living rooms awaits the budding or accomplished pianist to ply their skills in bringing the instrument to life. The apartment is fully air conditioned which was welcomed after a full day visiting the sights and walking through the bustling market. We loved it and would go again.
Visited October 2018
Written 31 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Rova A
Rova A
Thank you Lasky family! It was a pleasure to host you and would be welcome to again... Thank you again
Written 1 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Olga K
Olga K
1 contribution
Wonderful apartment, very efficient service while there
We had a wonderful stay at Roma Arches. Location is unbeatable, center of Jeshish quater, everything is close by. The apartment is very beautiful and spacious. The manager is a phone call away. Lots of thoughtful things that make your stay comfortable and pleasant - i.e. a local cell phone for our use, selection of teas, coffee maker etc. would definitely stay there again! Thanks, Stanley!
Visited April 2017
Written 13 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AlJay123
AlJay123
Maryland30 contributions
Perfect location for visiting the Old City of Jerusalem
Let me start by saying that I would definitely stay here again. While the apartment was beautiful, and as advertised, there were a few small glitches that took away from our otherwise wonderful experience. I normally reserve a 5-star rating for a perfect experience, so if I could, I would give this property 4.5 stars, but I am erring on the side of the positive, since this is such a wonderful apartment. Plusses: this is the perfect location for a short or extended stay in Jerusalem's Old City. Steps away from the Hurva Synagogue's square, you are close enough to all that Jerusalem has to offer (the Wailing Wall, the Cardo, the Temple Mount, museums, shops, restaurants), and its throngs of joyous visitors, yet far enough from the throngs to have tranquil moments in this beautiful apartment, enjoying the piano, the Apple TV, the truly high-speed Internet, and the cute balcony overlooking all the action. The price is quite reasonable - compare the price of this property with staying at a high-end hotel, and you will realize that you get tremendous value for the money. Want to eat out? No problem - there are plenty of fine restaurants in the Old City, and you are a short walk from the Mamilla Mall. Want to eat in? The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, with western-style appliances. This apartment is most definitely comparable to a mid-to-high end hotel in Jerusalem, and far cheaper when you consider the vast space and amenities. Small minuses: As others have reported, the main bathroom is not "ensuite" to the master bedroom- rather it is accessible via hallway to all three bedrooms in the apartment. We travelled as just a couple, but a whole family might have some coordination challenges (there is another toilet-only bathroom off the kitchen/living room area down the hall). Stairs to get to the apartment: we don't travel light, and while we had an inkling that there were stairs to get to the apartment, we didn't realize how many. Unfortunately, our cab driver couldn't leave his car to get our bags up (and down), so we had to carry the suitcases ourselves (though the property manager did gamely offer to try and carry them). I counted the stairs: taking the shortest path from the Hurva plaza to the apartment, you have to climb 38 stairs. If (and when) we rent this apartment again, I may be so bold as to offer one of the many yeshiva students walking by some shekels to carry our bags up and down the stairs. If you're not carrying bags, the 38 steps (really just a few short flights of stairs) is no big deal. Even coming with a moderate grocery load is also doable. Other small items: we had some technical challenges with the shower when we first arrived, but these were resolved within a few days. Also, we were there for over two weeks, which I imagine is longer than the typical stay. As a result, there were some challenges faced by the cleaning crew when they ran out of linens to change sheets (I heard today from the manager that this problem will be resolved for future guests). Finally- there was a small mixup regarding checkin time. Our flight from the US arrived very early in the morning, and while our "early" arrival was ultimately accommodated (and we had warned the property owner of our early arrival when we made the reservation), there was some initial pushback, claiming that the property's website says that check-ins must be in the afternoon. I check the FlipKey and TripAdvisor websites and couldn't find mention of the "official" check in time. In any case, the very nice manager Adi did meet us that morning, and juggled her schedule to make the early check in possible. Advice to future renters: make sure you are very clear regarding when you expect to arrive. Bottom line is that this is a fantastic apartment - I would stay here again, and indeed hope to do so before long!
Visited June 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 30 June 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Shmuel L
Shmuel L
Sao Paulo, SP121 contributions
The best possible way to stay in Jerusalem
Baruch Hashem I am a frequent traveler to Jerusalem. I have stayed in many different hotels including the luxurious Mamila. For some time I had a dream of staying with my family inside of the old city. The Rova Arches Suite was heaven's answer. It is perfect. The location in the Jewish quarter is very close to the Kotel and to all the small restaurants and stores. The manager Adi was very helpful in all aspects. She arranged a taxi to pick us up at the airport and take us through the narrow streets of the old city straight to the door of the building. I wanted to go to a mikve and she told me where there was one a few steps away from the apartment. The apartment has three rooms, a big living room and a modern kitchen. The bathroom has a wonderful jacuzzi that my children really enjoyed. It offers wifi and a cell phone. Everything they say in their presentation here in tripadvisor is true and it is probably even better. I hope to stay here again in my next trip to the holy city and I totally recommend it.
Visited May 2015 Travelled with family
Written 15 May 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

funtraveler77
funtraveler77
3 contributions
A thousand and one night
We stayed in the apartment for a week in February for our daughter's Bat Mitzvah. The apartment is ideally located in the old city, within minutes of Western Wall. It is spacious and beautifully furnished. It has an exotic feel, while providing access to modern conveniences. The kitchen looks brand new, well stocked with basics like coffee, teas and milk. When we arrived, fresh flower arrangements were waiting for us in the living room and bedrooms. The apartment is so beautiful, we were happy to host a small party for our israeli friends. The manager, Adi, was very helpful and available by phone, e-mail and text. One day she personally stopped by to show us around and even escorted us to the local convenience shop to pick a few things before everything started to close for Shabbat. But if you have a rental car, parking was a tricky part - Adi did her best to make this a smooth as possible - she arranged for us to park the car in Mamilla Mall and to be picked up by a driver to take us to the apartment. The drive was only a few minutes but we would not attempt to navigate impossibly tight streets of the old city by ourselves. Plus non-residents were not allowed to drive into the old city between 6:00am-6:00pm. Instead of a 20 min walk to the parking, we had to call the driver to take us to our car when we wanted to venture out of Jerusalem. The owners offered to pay for parking but we could not fully take advantage of the offer due to parking garage closing for Shabbat. We could not wish for a better place to experience Jerusalem and create wonderful memories for our family.
Visited February 2015
Written 7 March 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jojo1898
jojo1898
Atlanta, GA19 contributions
Beautiful Space
I agree with all other reviews: this is a beautiful, spacious, clean apartment with a lot of history. The living room is exquisite, the kitchen fully furnished, the bathroom modern (but the jetted tub did not work), the hospitality warm. My only issue is the inconvenience. You must park outside the old city (10 - 15 minute walk). On arrival, they very graciously provided a complimentary driver to meet us at the parking garage, but our phones don't work in Israel, and the message we sent from the airport did not reach them, so we had to wait a full hour in a parking deck after an overnight flight for the driver to arrive. If you want to spend most of your time within the old city, this is a great spot, but if you need access to a car - plan on walking a lot! Also, we were not told until the night before departure that we had to vacate by 10 am, and at 10 am on the dot a crew of 5 men showed up at our door and took over the space while we were trying to get the car through all the private checkpoints to the apartment to load out. Also you should know there are two flights of steps which were not a problem for us but could be for some. That said, the square was charming and you were truly in a neighborhood with children playing and families lighting their Hannukah candles and visiting with friends. Adi is very helpful and even loaned a local cellphone. The restaurant she recommended near the Jaffa gate was delightful.
Visited December 2014 Travelled with family
Written 27 December 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

65paulab
65paulab
Auckland Central, New Zealand30 contributions
Superb apartment with in a great location
Our family of 5 stayed in this apartment for a week in October and had a really wonderful stay. After a couple of months of travelling this was our final destination and the apartment felt like we had almost returned home. The apartment is spacious, very clean, well provisioned and is a lovely place to stay. Our children loved the baby grand piano. The manager, Adi, went out of her way to help us settle in and took us on a walking tour of the Old City to show us a few important stops. The location is wonderful and is virtually on Hurva Square - it was an ideal place to visit the Western Wall and to explore the Old City generally. We loved hearing what was going on in the square and would race down to see what was happening. The singing from the synagogue was also audible at times and was beautiful. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend this apartment. It is a lovely place to stay.
Visited October 2014
Written 12 December 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dwl9116
dwl9116
Birmingham, AL1 contribution
Fabulous apartment in the very best Old City location
This is our second time to stay in this apartment. We think it is a fantastic location and very accessible to everything you come to Jerusalem to see. The apartment is beautiful and clean and has a small balcony from which we enjoyed watching the people in Huerva Square. The kitchen has everything you need, the beds are comfortable, and having a place to wash clothes is a real plus. My husband and I and two single friends had plenty of room and privacy. I highly recommend this apartment and would stay there again if the opportunity ever comes.
Visited September 2014
Written 28 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jubbs27
Jubbs27
Paris, France31 contributions
Don't be a tourist, but LIVE in Jerusalem for the week!
Our experience in the apartment echoes all the former reviews. What you get with this rental is three essential things: 1. The experience of living IN JERUSALEM for the week. Unlike an hotel that provides an outsiders view of the city you're visiting, living in tis apartment truly provides you with a pulse of the city: whether it's watching people go to synagogue on Shabbat, kids playing in the square, or just watching tourists make their way to the Western Wall (which is very close!). 2. The service is exceptional. Aurelie, who manages the apartment, is knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. Anything you may need or questions you have can be be answered by her. 3. The central location of the apartment is great. Very close to all the sites, restaurants, etc. With the Synagogue right outside your door, it also makes for easy navigation. Jerusalem is not the easiest city to get around at first with all its twists and turns, but with a familiar location, it's always easy to find your way back to the apartment.
Visited July 2014 Travelled with family
Written 22 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Robert336
Robert336
Cancun, Mexico2 contributions
SPECTACULAR!!!!
Great service, very clean and spacious. The location is marvelous and you get to really feel the life within a walled city.
Visited July 2014 Travelled with family
Written 21 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Hot Tub
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Cooker
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • City Getaway
  • Hiking Trips
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About the neighbourhood
The Rova Arches suite is situated in the heart of the historic Jewish Quarter of the Old City. You'll find countless cafés and shops within steps, not to mention the Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, Hurva synagogue, Herodian Quarter, and much more!
Getting around
You will be within walking distance of countless historical and cultural sites! We highly recommend getting around on foot, as much as possible. The light rail runs near the Old City, and that can be convenient, as well. Rental cars are not recommended, as you may not be permitted to enter the Old City in it.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
The Old City of Jerusalem can be quite tricky to navigate, especially if you are driving. We recommend coming in by taxi, and we would be more than happy to make the arrangements for you.
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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