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Garisenda

Galleria del Leone, 1, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Ranked #33 of 106 Hotels in Bologna
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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brighton, england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose this place for its location and quirky decor and were delighted by both. Laura and Mauritzio are welcoming, helpful and lovely. The bar/ breakfast area is cosy, with a friendly atmosphere, where we exchanged travel tips with other travellers and used as a sitting area later in the day. Bedrooms round inner courtyard are very quiet and shared... More 

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, location, location. Wonderful view, the room we stayed at was big and the ceilings were high- very rare in Europe. They only have six rooms so it felt like you were staying with Italian relatives but they are very friendly!!! The downside was that there was road construction on the city center of Bologna so we had to park... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed here for two nights on a leisure trip through Italy. We found Bologna to be quite expensive (it was during the week and obviously a fair was taking place). The location of this little hotel convinced us to book it, even though the only room they had left had no ensuite bathroom and was relatively expensive for that.... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed for a couple of nights in December. Bologna is a very busy city and this is located very centrally on the third floor of a galleria above shops. A saxophonist of dubious quality unfortunately played in the entrance below and even very high up the noise of him and the crowds of people carried. The bed was not... More 

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Westchester, NY
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Albergo Garisenda has the perfect location, large and sparkling-clean rooms, excellent free wi-fi, and fabulous cappuccino at breakfast. The price for our room with private bath was extremely reasonable. We are in Bologna twice each year and stay for several days or a week. We have been staying at the Garisenda for the past 11 years. We make our room... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed in Albergo Garisenda for 3 nights in May 2014. The staff were really friendly and we had a beautiful room with our own balcony. Breakfast, with coffee, was good. The location was exceptional, right outside are the Two Towers, one of which you can climb for amazing views over the city. It's a good base to explore the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My stay at that hotel was PERFECT!! 1- The location was in the center of the center of Bologna 2- Staff was the most helpful and friendly ever. For instance I woke up 15 min late for breakfast and they still insisted to serve me some. 3- Rooms were big and very clean 4- Price is extremely good specially concerning... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a simple hotel with shared bathrooms. Seven of us stayed there one night at the end of August we wanted something simple, central, cheap and if possible with character. This establishment met all of those criteria hands down. Situated at the third floor of a somewhat disaffected gallery its location is odd but it creates it's charm. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were only planning to spend one night but right after getting to the Albergo and having a little chat with the owner Laura, we decided that we really wanted to stay more, we didn't make any reservation and the staff was very helpfull trying to get a room for both night. The breakfast here is great and for me... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

First off, a great location. A stone's throw from the famous Bologna Towers. Turn left outside the hotel and a two minute walk will lead you to Piazza Maggiore. The owner doesnt speak much english, but is friendly and helpful. We arrived very late at night from the airport and she was happy to make us tea which was served... More 

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