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Metropolitan Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Dell'Orso 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 104 hotels in Bologna
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Professional but friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I have just returned from a 3 night visit to Bologna (March 2013) to visit friends who live there. As I did not wish to impose upon the daily routine of my friends, I ‘trawled’ the websites in order to find suitable accommodation - just for myself (female travelling alone). Very fortunately, I came across Hotel Metropolitan – what a find!
From the moment I arrived, Roberto on Reception and Cynthia (whom I later discovered was the ‘Breakfast Queen’ with her artistic table presentations) made me feel ‘at home’! As I was too early to book into my room, I sat in Reception and enjoyed a very welcomed pot of Earl Grey tea and good conversation (most of the staff speak English – do not expect this benefit in all hotels in Bologna).
It was a pleasure to discover that the clean, minimalistic, modern style advertised on the website was accurate (both within the rooms and the communal areas). Although the Reception area is small (remember Central Bologna has historic architecture and so you will not find large modern hotels in this area), the décor and furnishings created an impressive sophisticated space in which to meet my friends prior to sightseeing. The hotel is also situated perfectly (off the main street of Indipendenza) to see all the ‘tourist attractions’.
Overall, it was obvious that only those prepared to give a professional service will be employed here. When I booked out, Sara and her colleague couldn’t be more helpful, as I required a taxi to go to the Airport.
Basically I will have no hesitation in booking this hotel again for my next visit to Bologna.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Bologna, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Just ended most enjoyable stay at the Hotel Motropolitan in Bologna.
The room was spacious, extremely clean, bed linen and bathroom toiletries were changed
every day.

The Buffet breakfast was exceptional and created to please all tastes.

The Hotel Staff, from the General Manager, the Reception, Waiting Staff, and Doorman
are extremely helpful and friendly.

The Hotel is very well located as it is in the center of the town which makes it ideal for
whoever is in Bologna, on business, or, pleasure.

I will most certainly use this Hotel again when next visiting Bologna, and would recommed
it to all.

Alfred Barthet
Malta

Room Tip: Our room number was 206, however, I have stayed in this Hotel several times, and all rooms were ext...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The hotel has a very central location, convenient for all the tourist sights. We had a large room, by European standards, with a modern bathroom. The staff at the front desk were very helpful - gave us really thorough instructions so that we could walk to The Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca. Good choice at breakfast. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at this hotel, it's good value and we would recommend it.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Had a lovely short stay in Bologna. Beautiful town. The hotel was very central. The staff were all lovely - really friendly and helpful. They suggested sights to see and how to get to places. We had no hot water in bathroom and mentioned it as we were going out. It was sorted by the time we got back. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast buffet had a good choice and was really well presented. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

First, great location. Close enough to the train station and right by the main road. We walked everywhere from this hotel. It's close enough to the main attractions in Bologna. Restaurants, bars right there. If you're into shopping, this is the place to be. The front desk was helpful. Breakfast buffet was great too. Room was small but I think this is rather typical of European hotels.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Being my first time in Italy...this hotel was everything I had expected! Located directly off the Main Street, it's charming & very quiet! You can not drive directly to it by car or taxi, but its only a short distance. The Staff at the front desk was very helpful! If you need directions anywhere they will even map out directions for you. One of the BEST restaurants that was highly recommended by front desk was Twinside which is minutes from hotel. This trip was perfect!

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This hotel was simple and modern with tasteful decoration.The staff was exceptional friendly and helpful. The location was close to everything in the town by foot. The bathroom was very nice and the size of the room was good. I would definitely come back to this hotel again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Metropolitan Hotel

Address: Via Dell'Orso 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bologna
#4 Family Hotel in Bologna
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Metropolitan Hotel 3*
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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