I booked this hotel for a joint wedding anniversary and "significant" birthday, the staff were really helpful and made our stay one to remember, with a really nice note , bottle of champagne and biscuits for my husband, even if the Olivetti room with the interesting ceiling raised a few eyebrows. The room & public areas were immaculate and the breakfasts set us up for the day. Just a few yards from the main square , but still quiet. The complimentary umbrellas also proved quite handy on a few occasions ! Would highly recommend .
Friendly, polite and efficient staff.
Good standard of housekeeping.
Good range of food at breakfast.
Well located within walking distance of all the main attractions of Bologna
We felt the hotel could have done with one major extra facility to justify its 4 star rating (eg swimming pool, gym etc).
This hotel exceeded our expectations. It is very close to Piazza Maggiore and the Basilica. Was a bit hard to find at first due to the street repairs but friendly people helped us find it. Check in very smooth with a very helpful front desk person. Room was very clean and cool. Nice patio off our room. Upstairs roof patio had great views of the historic area. Breakfast was excellent with friendly helpful staff. Wifi worked great.
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The hotel was conveniently situated at the edge of the old town, so we could walk to the main square in approx ten minutes. The room was small-medium size with fairly chintzy decoration but was clean. The staff were helpful and attentive and the breakfast was great, served outside on a leafy terrace.
This hotel is in a great location at the heart of the Historic Centre. It is situated off on a small quiet street right off a plenty of retail shops. Overall hotel was comfortable and staff was very friendly.
Brilliant little hotel with nice friendly staff. Breakfast was terrific. Down a side road with a bit of graffiti (which you may have read elsewhere) but really don't let this put you off!! Walking distance to all the sights. Will no doubt use this hotel if I ever return to Bologna.
"Good location but quad rooms have small fourth bed"
The hotel was easy to find, being just off the main shopping street down from the station. It is 15 minutes from the station and 7 from the main square in the centre of town. Everything is walkable - we had a day and a half and did everything easily.
Our quadruple room was clean and comfortable, but the fourth bed is only suitable for a child up to about 5ft 4 as it is short and narrow. The aircon was pretty ineffective, but we could get a breeze through the room so it wasn't too hot. We left windows open at night but were woken early by a lot of noise outside the hotel both mornings.
Breakfast wasn't included but was cheap and worth the money - simple but enough to keep you going. The staff were generally helpful, but not when it came to restaurants as they just recommended one run by a friend nearby which has so-so reviews. We struggled to find good restaurants, only finding one on our doorstop as we were leaving (Restaurant Enzo on junction of Via Galleria and Via Riva di Reno).
Overall very good value for a quad room - a few niggles but we still enjoyed our stay and the location suited us well.
Famed for its medieval towers, Bologna's well-preserved historic center is where visitors can climb the Asinelli Tower for panoramic views of the city's red-tiled rooftops, including the Basilica of San Petronico on Piazza Maggiore. Extending from the piazza, over 40 km of porticos provide shelter for pedestrians. About a 10-minute stroll east, the venerable University of Bologna dates to 1088.
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