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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Metropolitan Hotel Bologna