My son and I stayed at Marina's b&b for 5 nights just before Christmas and the accommodation was absolutely perfect in all senses - outstanding good value, very high standard and a true home from home.
First there was the communication from booking up to when we left when Marina organised a taxi to take us to the airport. During our stay, Marina provided us with detailed information of how to find places, the best way to get from 'A' to 'B', recommendations and even a lift to a nearby site. She also really took her time to ensure that we had everything we needed and to talk about current affairs, swap travel experiences, recipes, etc. A real people's person, without a doubt!
Then there was the accommodation itself... As others have already explained, the b&b is a large apartment with a very comfortable lounge, a fully equipped kitchen and our room had its own ensuite bathroom. Our bedroom was very roomy and cosy, with plenty of wardrobe space and a television. All the rooms are kept absolutely spotless and unlike other b&bs in Europe, you do actually get breakfast here. On our first morning, Marina had it all set to cook us eggs etc which we declined but you still have a really good selection of Italian breakfast items, cereals and the fridge is always stocked up with bottled water, milk, yoghurt and juice. Oh, plus coffee and teas in the cupboard and other cooking ingredients too!
In terms of location, it's all down to personal preference but as we are not ones to keep 'popping in & out', we found it quite nice not to be in the centre of town. It was also nice to start the day in a residential area and 'walk away' from the centre of town at the end of the day; and there were buses running from the town centre right until almost 1am. The bus journey only took about 10 minutes and the b&b is only a couple of minutes walk from the stop. Also, the trip from the airport was very straightforward. On that note, one tip is to get a taxi if you were two or more as the taxi fare to the airport cost us the same as the bus + aerobus for both of us!
Marina is kindness itself, a truly warm and friendly person who welcomed us with open arms and we left wishing that time hadn't gone to quickly!!!
One last tip: depending how busy she is, Marina may be able to assist you with organising trips to the factories. I looked into the various day trips recommended on tripadvisor before we left but I was put off by the price - I am sure it's great but £180 per person just before Christmas was a bit much for me. Anyway, if you are interested, it's worth asking Marina whether she can help you organise your own independent visit as it'll save you a lot of money.
- Also Known As:
- Bed And Breakfast Marina Bergonzoni Hotel Bologna
- b&b Marina Bergonzoni