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Art Hotel Orologio
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via IV Novembre 10, 40126 Bologna, Italy   |  
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Ranked #12 of 105 Hotels in Bologna
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“A pleasant experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Ideally situated just off the main square, Piazza Maggiore, and close to great choice of restaurants in nearby vegetable market streets. Bedrooms are well appointed and breakfasts are excellent. A pleasant experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IlariaArtHotels, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Art Hotel Orologio, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
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Grazie per la bella recensione che ha scritto sul nostro hotel e sulla prima colazione a buffet. Torni presto a trovarci!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Lovely hotel, excellent location, very friendly staff, amazing breakfast!

I there in April 2014 and would strongly recommend anyone to go there. Myself, I'd love to go back! The location could not have been better!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IlariaArtHotels, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Art Hotel Orologio, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
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Siamo davvero orgogliosi che abbia apprezzato il nostro hotel. Un saluto dal centro storico!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed only for a night, so perfect location to travel around the entire center of Bologna. And parking available very close to property. Clean room and beautiful view - we stayed on the 4th floor facing Palazzo D'Accursio and Piazza Maggiore off to the right. What a beautiful view at night. Breakfast was great as well - very large selection and everything was fresh and high quality. Highly recommend this property.

Stayed November 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed in the hotel for 4 nights in January, we were met on arrival at the Hotel by friendly staff and were given a lovely room overlooking the Piazza. The room was a large room with windows opening onto the view which the Hotel is in a little side street very close by the main Piazza.The room was both comfortable and quiet with windows that shut out the noise from the Piazza. The bathroom was of a generous size with good quality bathroom soaps,shampoo etc.
The breakfast was one of the best we had in our 6 weeks in Europe, the breakfast room as is all the Hotel designed in true old fashioned Italian style.........which we adore. Beside the breakfast room there is a large sitting room that we often had a Prosecco each evening before heading out for dinner....very comfortable and a great start to the night. Bologna is the food mecca for Northern Italy so you can't miss not having a dining experience of sheer delight...Papperdelle alla Bolognese just to name one .....the Trattoria just around the corner from the hotel serves fabulous Italian dishes in true authentic Trattoria style, not expensive and great choices.
Shopping in Bologna was the very best in Italy ..better then Rome, Florence. The arcades are wonderful to walk along and such stunning architecture we walked every day for 5 hours along the arcades...........a joy. The Art Hotel Orologio is a wonderful comfortable hotel for your stay in Bologna.

Room Tip: Ask for a front room..........and if possible on the third floor.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IlariaArtHotels, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Art Hotel Orologio, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
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Grazie per la bellissima descrizione che ha scritto di Bologna, dei portici di cui andiamo molto orgogliosi e della nostra cucina. E la ringraziamo anche per i complimenti che ha fatto al nostro hotel!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

just an adorable hotel in perfect location for Bologna -- we borrowed the pushbikes and enjoyed a spectacular day sigghtseeing. I loved the old fashioned decor and so close to the shopping precinct and some delicious restaurants just off the piazza. It was wonderful to find a breakfast with more than white rolls, sliced ham, cheese and a yoghurt-- here I enjoyed delicious fresh peaches and great cappucino.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IlariaArtHotels, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Art Hotel Orologio, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
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Grazie per la splendida recensione che ha scritto. Torni presto a trovarci, un saluto dal centro storico!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here two nights and were very happy with the hotel. We were upgraded to a suite, which was a nice surprise. Clean, friendly, great breakfast. Bed and linens were very comfortable. The collection of antique clocks was a nice touch. It is steps from "the piazza" with Gianbologna's Neptune and fountain and walkable to all the sights. This was our first time in Bologna- a very beautiful city!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

All I stayed at the Orologio 4nights 21 nov. I stayed in room #54 which was a delux double very comfortable room looking out on the piazza maggiore. Nice tub and bathroom ,minibar to store cold drinks. I loved the central location. Some reviews have complained about the décor but it was just fine. breakfast the variety of fruit, rolls, ham/cheese etc good selection. Computer access very helpful too. I took 2 day trips to Ravenna, and Faenza and being within a 20 min walk to the station was good. staff helpful and I even used a bike they had.

Room Tip: choose a room that faces the piazza I had room #54 or a room in the back away from the elevator,
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via IV Novembre 10, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Bologna
#17 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#18 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Art Hotel Orologio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just off Piazza Maggiore, right across from the antique Clock Tower from which the hotel gets its name, this Art Hotel represents the ideal stay for those who love atmospheric historical flavour without forgoing the comforts of a modern hotel. Hotel Orologio is a delightful and charming hotel with a view of the city’s most venerable landmarks: the Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo d’Accursio, Palazzo dei Notai all frame Piazza Maggiore, one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval piazzas. Our warm and welcoming tea room offers a moment of repose in the tranquil peace of a typical Bolognese palazzo. It central location provides the ideal starting point for sampling the events, museums, theatres, culture, and shopping that Bologna has to offer, all close at hand. ... more   less 
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Orologio Hotel Bologna

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