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“A Pleasant Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
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Metropolitan Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Dell'Orso 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy   |  
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Ranked #7 of 106 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Harrisonburg, Va.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Only spent one night at this hotel a week or so ago but it was a definite keeper. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. They offered a choice of rooms on the evening we stayed which was an unusual treat. Restaurant suggestions were great as were general directions. The breakfast was superb. I am a critical restaurant reviewer and I must say that a lot of places can take lessons from the breakfast service available at this property. We stayed at many places in Italy on our visit and the attention to detail at the Breakfast of The Metropolitan Hotel surpassed all others....by a mile.
Can't wait to go back to Bologna and spend some time. Seemed like a fun, fun city.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hmetro, Direttore at Metropolitan Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Thanks for your positive review.
you must consider that our breakfast services are not as all the standard hotels expecially regarding the big chains, we insert the "passion" an ingredient that nowhere you can teach.
We hope to have a pleasure to welcoming you in the next future.
Best regards
Claudio Salvatore
Hospitality Manager
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Great breakfasts - lots of small things to try, which together made a substantial whole. Staff very friendly and helpful. Little courtyard was ideal place to have an extra morning cup of tea whilst reading. :)

Aerobus stop (Bologna centre to airport) is just outside the hotel, which is really convenient (doesn't operate at weekends when the area is for pedestrians only, but nearest stop is still not far away).

Only downside was the (not very good) pianist playing until 2am from Saturday into Sunday.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I dont know why it is only a 3 star hotel, it should be at least a 4 and even 5 star hotel. Very friendly service and hospitality. The breakfast is very good. Rooms are very well designed. The hotel is well located in center Bologna.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Hotel Metropolitan is centrally located in the historic heart of Bologna. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are comfortable and well cared for. (We were upgraded from a superior to a junior suite. This was a simple offer by the front desk as opposed to our request.)
All the sites and restaurants are an easy walk.
Although we took a cab, due to suitcases, you could easily walk to the train station in about 10 minutes.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Owners are always present and helpful. Hotel is very nice, modern and decorated with charm. Location is very centric, very near the central piazza. The room is perfectly clean, the bathroom is very modern, and has a very good shower (not something you can take for granted in hotels in italy). Breakfast is varied and of a great quality, the girl that works the mornings is incredibly nice. Would most sincerly recommend to everyone!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The hotel is very centrally located and is within minutes to the key sites, shops and restaurant! A must stay for all new and repeat visitors to Bologna! Hotel staff very informative and is always on hand to give good suggestions and advice from a local perspective of what more to do, where to eat etc. iceangel!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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hmetro, Direttore at Metropolitan Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Dear Guest
thanks for your positive impression about Hotel Metropolitan.
We hope to have a pleasure to welcoming you again in the future.
Best regards
Claudio Salvatore - direttore
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The hotel is in the center of the city, close to a great choice of restaurants and shops. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast buffet was good. Claudio and his staff were extremely helpful and courteous.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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hmetro, Direttore at Metropolitan Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Thanks for having shared your personal opinion about our services, we hope to have a pleasure to meet you again, maybe for the next Ryder cup...Great Europe!!.
best regards.
Claudio Salvatore
manager
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Address: Via Dell'Orso 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Bologna
#8 Family Hotel in Bologna
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Metropolitan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simple, minimalist, inspired to Far East suggestions..Design Hotel in Bologna The Metropolitan Hotel has been completely renovated according to the news hospitality concepts.Modern comforts melt into an exclusive inner design combined to a long tradition of family of Hoteliers.The Metropolitan Hotel is perfectly located in the Medieval city centre of Bologna, in a walking area a few steps from Piazza Maggiore.Exotic flavours from Far East will seduce guests along the enchanting and relaxing atmosphere of the breakfast room to taste several Eastern teas an herbs infusions together with fragrant brioches and a creative selection of fresh fruits.Our Staff will be glad to suggest you the best Restaurants of the City, the most exclusive Shops and Outlet and to arrange your visit to the legendary cathedrals of motors: homeland to Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini and Maserati brands.And for those who want to stay in elegant apartments, maintaining the benefits and services of a hotel, are available to the new MET'S APARTMENTSParking at 100mt from the Hotel (price reserved for our customers). ... more   less 
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