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Alchimia R&B
Via Borgo dei Leoni 122, 44121 Ferrara, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 87 Ferrara B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Simply perfect! Rooms are are ultra-modern, very nice and comfortable. Satellite tv and free wi-fi are available. The service was simply excellent, with the staff being very helpful, suggesting places of interest and the best places to go around Ferrara. The Bed and Breakfast is close to the City centre, however bikes are offered if you want to take a ride around the town.

  • Stayed November 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We were unsure of what to expect when we arrived but we could not have been more pleased. The staff were incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The room was worthy of a 5-star hotel and I cannot recommend this R&B highly enough. Ferrara itself is also well worth a vist, particularly if you happen to come when the Buskers' Festival is on.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Hidden a quiet street this family-run hotel is well positioned to explore Ferrara. It is not right in the city centre, but it is quite close and they do offer bikes if you fancy a ride around town. The house itself is old, but everything else is ultra-modern and very comfortable. The hosts are helpful and welcoming and both my wife and I enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

What can you say about Ferrara except that is a stunning and beautiful place to spend time and has excellent rail and road links? After all, it is a World Heritage City. This bed and breakfast is unusual and unique. A mix of old and new gives it that. It's perfect in terms of detail, comfort, organisation and staff. The owner is attentive and extremely helpful, when we wanted a taxi to the station he insisted that his mother drive us there. How nice. Lovely room, high ceilings and wooden beams, good air con, fridge, large bed- beautiful bathroom facilities. Free wifi works well- choose Alchimia 3 as it is the strongest signal. There is a garden where you can sit and relax and where we parked the car, and a supply of bicycles for those who choose to cycle around Ferrara. Now the breakfast room is an "add on" and lovely, but don't sit next to the window as the sun gets up about 8:30 and it's too hot! Now this is a breakfast to remember, different home made stuff like pies and cakes every day. Eggs made to order. Very nice fresh fruit and drinks- no stale stuff. A wonderful way to start the day. Recommendations for restaurants are given plus discounts and there is plenty of choice in the city, in the centre and near the bed and breakfast itself. You are in a street adjacent to brilliant places such as the grand cemetery, Diamond Palace and Resistance Museum and a ten minute walk to the heart of the city. You can spend days here just wandering and enjoying. The Buskers Festival was on during our visit- very good but crowded so do go in earlier to see things and to get a table in a restaurant. Venice is only just over an hour away on a train and you also have great choice of other places for day visits- Bologna, Modena etc. I have stayed in many bed and breakfasts and hotels across the world, this is easily in my top five! Thank you Euro and family.

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  • Stayed August 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Well located not too far from city centre.
Innovative solution with high quality restructuring and modern art exhibition.
Friendly staff and good service in all details.
A place to stay in Ferrara at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

We are absolutely thrilled about staying here, the place is simply breath taking with class and style. The host is a gem and extremely hospitable, we have been really treated to a wonderful time.
My partner and I have stayed at some lovely hotels in the past but this seems to top them all because it actually doesn't feel like a hotel! It's just a really well appointed room with lovely modern artwork and comfortable furniture.

If you are in ferrera this is a must!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This modern designed R&B was the perfect end to our trip. We stayed 5 nights and our intent was to visit the surrounding towns. Interestingly, Ferrara itself was the highlight, with its community feel where most everyone met in the square riding bicycles. Alchima exceeded expectations since this is not a tourist town, yet the facility located near the center of town was beautifully designed, constructed and maintained, and as has been said in the other reviews the breakfasts and helpfulness of Euro (the manager) was over the top. Bicycles and a car park are available, and trip suggestions and restaurant recommendations were perfect. Accordingly, I would rate this R&B at the top level of those elsewhere in Italy.

Ferrara has a wall most of the way around the old town and you can ride the bicycles on a path at the top of the wall. My wife and I rode the bicycles all around the town, we had no problems but saw evidence of other tourists having taken falls - so be careful as there are many uneven surfaces.

In addition to the ambiance of Ferrara itself we were most impressed with the National Archeological Museum where very fine Etruscan remains from a nearby city were recovered and displayed as discussed in those reviews.

  • Stayed July 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
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Address: Via Borgo dei Leoni 122, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Ferrara > Ferrara
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Ferrara
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