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Hotel Palace

Via Montegrappa, 9/2, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Ranked #96 of 106 Hotels in Bologna
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have stayed in one double and one single room with my family at Palace Hotel from December 26 for 3 nights. Hotel is a very nice hotel, centrally located,very interesting historical building BUT NEEDS RESTORATION.Especially the bathrooms,door keys needs to be changed. I understand that this is a 3* hotel but still it needs a detail touch here and... More 

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Thank you so much for your kind feedback which is genuinely appreciated as we use this to review what improvements we can make to our product and service. We are delighted to note that you appreciated the historicity of our hotel, the location, the quiet and the kindeness of our staff. I am delighted to note that you enjoyed your... More 

England
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Location is perfect for exploring the old historic quarter of Bologna, being only one block behind the main avenue. The building itself is faded and the decor in the room definitely needs updating, hence the average rating. But personally that did not bother me and adds to the character of the hotel. It has the faded charm of an old... More 

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Sorrento, VIC, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

In its day, Hotel Palace would have been well regarded. It's pretty tired now. They seem to be struggling with bringing facilities up-to-date but we were happy with our room with its roughly tiled ensuite bathroom. Very well located with a short walk to everything that you'd want to see in Bologna. Undercover parking was inexpensive and worthwhile.

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Athens, Greece
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The price was really high regarding the rooms and what the hotel offers.Of course there was an exhibition in town but still the price did not reflect the overall experience. More specifically the room was pretty cold with inadequate heating. The breakfast was poor. On the other hand, the location is very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you want a budget stay right in the city center, this is the hotel for you. It was clean, the staff was friendly, and it had an old-world feel to it that made it seem more "Italian," somehow. There were freshly baked croissants of various kinds every morning, and that was a definite plus. My room had a balcony... More 

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Hadley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you are looking for luxury, this is not it. If you are looking for decent accommodation that is inexpensive in the heart of Bologna then this is the place. I am not at all certain what other reviewers issues are. Rooms were fine. I stayed there 3 times in May and June 2014, three different single rooms. All had... More 

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Turku, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This hotel need a serious update. I am definitely not picky when it comes to hotels and do not demand luxury. I have the "you get what you pay for" attitude. I like history and antiques so i prefer hotels with some patina and old style instead of the modern ones. But this was not antiques and history, this was... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

OK: the balance between cost and comfort is an equation called value. This hotel is not good value but it is cheap. The rooms do not look like the photos. Mine was cramped, dark, stuffy and overlooked an internal roof. I can live with that. But the air conditiong was so bad I needed to go out and buy a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hotel was clearly a grande dame in its hey day and the quality from a bygone age is evident; beautiful details such as the painted ceilings, ornate plaster coving, rotating entrance door, wooden panelling and chandeliers would not be found in a cheap hotel let alone one so spacious and close to the historic centre. It's crying out to... More 

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Australia
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37 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The foyer seats were filthy and have cigarette burns in them as your welcome. The room was dirty with dust, marks, stains and with carpet that hadn't been vacuumed for years. The walls were covered in hessian which makes you itch like the bedspread does. The room was in an attic with a tiny window half boarded up so it's... More 

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