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“Great location good and friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Art Hotel Commercianti
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via de' Pignattari 11, 40124 Bologna, Italy   |  
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Ranked #12 of 105 Hotels in Bologna
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Great location good and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Hotel has great location

it is very warm and cosy all furniture is real old heavy (and not light fake).

staff at the hotel were very helpful

We went (My wife and me) for a short weekend in Bologna, with a car which means you need to wait for your car to be pulled out of garage - it was all done very quickly and efficiently.

Breakfast was good.

Room Tip: Our room had a balcony its room 232
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Ilaria O, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Art Hotel Commercianti, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
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Grazie per la bella recensione che ha scritto sul nostro hotel! Lo Staff vi saluta e spera di riavervi presto a Bologna!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The Hotel is nicely located right in Piazza Maggiore, however I was in a Standard Room on the 2nd floor which was quite small, so if you are a couple and you get a room like this you will feel quite 'squeezed'...

If TV in your room is important double check, as I had a flat screen which did not work properly, and the image was not synced to the screen size so was pretty bad.
The bed however was very good and 'firm', which is what I like; breakfast was poor for a hotel which classify itself as a 4****, again of course if breakfast is important for you, as if only a nice coffee you are after then this is more than adequate.

Overall nothing special, and in my opinion not a 4****.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ilaria O, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Art Hotel Commercianti, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
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Siamo spiacenti che non abbia trovato del tutto di suo gradimento. Siamo molto stupiti che abbia trovato il nostro Buffet poco soddisfacente perché di solito gli Ospiti ci fanno i complimenti: oltre a pane fresco, grissini e biscotti dal fornaio, brioches e torte di pasticceria sempre fresche ogni mattina, affettati, salumi, formaggi, proponiamo anche uova cucinate su richiesta secondo i gusti del cliente, cereali e yogurt. E poi ancora: toast, macedonia, marmellate e prodotti biologici e integrali oltre che ad una ricca varietà di tè ed infusi molto particolari. Speriamo di riaverla di nuovo nel nostro hotels per provarle che in realtà abbiamo molto da offrire.
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San Rafael, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We travel extensively through out Italy, and always are happy to find ourselves back 'home' at the Commercianti'. The hotel has a unique character as the designers have kept certain centuries old architectural aspects visible while making it very comfortable and gracious. We have been in many of the rooms, over the years, and each one has charm. Breakfast is abundantly extensive and slightly different each day, a very European selection, not to be compared to other countries. The staff is wonderful and we consistently see the familiar faces of professionals who recognize us and are so welcoming and personable. It is a great compliment to the management to retain such a qualified staff. The location is perfect for walking to museums, stores, markets, with a true Italian feel that is Bologna.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Ilaria O, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Art Hotel Commercianti, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
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Grazie per la bellissima recensione! siamo davvero orgogliosi che vi troviate così bene nel nostro hotels! L'intero staff vi saluta, tornate presto a trovarci!
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Colchester, England
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The hotel is in the heart of the old city, right next to the Cathedral. There is a garage for parking, however you will never find it with satnav or a map, we parked nearby the pedestrianised area and I asked in the hotel for directions. The lady on reception was very helpful and drew the map giving helpful hints as to what to look for. The hotel park your car in the garage for you.
Our room (316) had a balcony which provided an excellent way to relax after a day's site seeing. Rooms are not large but perfectly adequate and well presented.
Perfect position for site seeing, shopping and eating!

Room Tip: If you would like the balcony looking out at the cathedral side ask for 312/316 315 had a green mar...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bologna
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Staying for a convention with my wife for 5 nights. We booked a deluxe room, says 23 sq m but was closer to 16 sq m, apparently the balcony is included in the size. No restaurant or room service, bar closed at 9.30, internet connection patchy.

If you are looking for a base to explore then a good choice, for business hopeless. Also very overpriced.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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IlariaArtHotels, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Art Hotel Commercianti, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
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Siamo molto spiacenti che non abbia trovato il nostro Hotel del tutto di suo gradimento e siamo consapevoli di non riuscire a soddisfare sempre, come vorremmo, i desideri del cliente soprattutto in un periodo di alta affluenza come una Fiera, quando moltissimi Ospiti si connettono alla nostra rete con diversi apparecchiature come tablet e smartphone. Il wi-fi che forniamo gratuitamente tende infatti a rallentare nei momenti di massimo traffico giornaliero, ma stiamo già lavorando per migliorare il servizio consapevoli che le esigenze dei nostri Ospiti si stanno trasformando di pari passo all'evoluzione delle nuove tecnologie. Ci scusiamo per il disagio e speriamo di riaverla nuovamente come nosto gradito Ospite.
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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Nice hotel, great location. Good breakfast (all cold but good variety). Room was ok, but beds were rock hard. Terrible water pressure in shower. Lovely reception staff-you see them a lot as you hand in your big key every time you head out. A few english tv channels. Wifi a bit hit and miss. Decor is cool, there is even a armoured knight sitting cross legged on the reception couch.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Whistler, Canada
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329 reviews 329 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Right off the main plaza of Bologna, the Art Commercianti is a good choice for both tourists and business travelers. It is surrounded by restaurants, shops, and cultural sites, and makes it even easier for guests to get around by lending them bicycles (I took one, and was able to see a lot more of the town than I could have on foot).
The rooms are individually-decorated and generally (I inspected several) a little musty-looking, but for the price charged were good-enough value. Having settled on the attic suite, I recommend it if you can afford a bit more than the standard rate.
The staff are pleasant and accommodating, and the breakfast buffet (included) was quite good (again, by reference to the room tariff), with lots of pastries, cheese, cold cuts; freshly-cooked eggs are available if you ask.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Art Hotel Commercianti

Address: Via de' Pignattari 11, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#28 Business Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Art Hotel Commercianti 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the shadow of San Petronio, right in the heart of medieval Bologna, the Hotel Commercianti boasts a centuries-old history closely linked with that of Bologna's historical centre--never stagnant, but in continuous transformation. Its buildings, piazzas, and establishments are constantly have been constantly readapted and remodelled over the centuries, and yet regardless of this long history, the city continues to mirror the spirit of the Bolognese people of the 16th century. For the style of hospitality and the high quality of service, Commercianti was awarded the "Stanze Italiane" by Touring Club Italiano, a prize reserved to just four hotels in Italy. And you can choose also Art Studio Commercianti: they are located in an elegant building in Via D'Azeglio - famous for the most exclusive shopping centers - with a view over the main monuments of the city. Connected to Commercianti Art Hotel **** which is situated just a few meters away and which you can refer to for all your needs, they offer contemporary design solutions and every comfort. Furnished with refinement and extreme attention to detail and equipped with every comfort, they are the optimal solution for medium - long term stays in the heart of Bologna. ... more   less 
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