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Royal Hotel Carlton

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#14 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Internet is very poor no tea maker . Clean room calm friendly staff near city center in hotel no good catalog for guide passengers no map in room and in winter cold but sky Tv available and was good by

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Ayam, thank you for your review about Royal Hotel Carlton. We are happy to know your full satisfaction about our staff, our clean service, our location and our TV service. Concerning your suggestions we will take care of to improve our performances and provide you a better service during your next stay in Bologna. Best regards, Michele Palma

Quincy, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the decor style is traditional, and somewhat dated, the accomodations, food, and service are very modern and comfortable. The front desk, specifically Nicki, was quite helpful. Their command of the english languarge and willingness to use it was good. The bellmen were excellent, and there was a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit, etc. in our room (a suite)...

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Ray, first of all I would like to thank you for this excellent review about Royal Hotel Carlton. We are really proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and to be suggested by you to all Trip Advisor users. With my best regards, Michele Palma

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, location and breakfast. Stylish 'Italian' decor with comfortable rooms. Modern gym. In room safe. 15 min bus ride from airport, tickets cost €6 per person. Get off at train station, 5 min walk to hotel. Highly recommend this centrally located hotel.

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Eva, first of all I would like to thank you for this excellent review about Royal Hotel Carlton. We are really proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and to be suggested by you to all Trip Advisor users. With my best regards, Michele Palma

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here for a few days on a recent business trip. Very welcoming hotel with comfortable rooms and very helpful staff. Breakfast was very good - great selection of items and good quality. Did not use the restaurant as I ate out with colleagues.Good location - 15 minute pleasant walk from the centre of the old city. Would definitely...

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Paul, first of all I would like to thank you for this excellent review about Royal Hotel Carlton. We are really proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and to be suggested by you to all Trip Advisor users. With my best regards, Michele Palma

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Reviewed December 7, 2016

This hotel is within walking distance of the city centre and convenient for shopping and site seeing. The reception staff were helpful and friendly as were the spa staff who provided a superb service. Room was comfortable with a balcony with view over the front are and pond with fountain. The bar area was just of the main lobby and...

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all I would like to thank you for this excellent review about Royal Hotel Carlton. We are really proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and to be suggested by you to all Trip Advisor users. With my best regards, Michele Palma

Reviewed November 24, 2016

I had to stay in Bologna for one night to catch my flight back home. I stayed here for less than 24 hours. It's about a five minute walk from the station and it's about 15-20 minutes walk to the city center. The rooms are larger than average. Everything you need is there. A big bathroom, a double bed, a...

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Pieter, first of all I would like to thank you for this excellent review about Royal Hotel Carlton. We are really proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and to be suggested by you to all Trip Advisor users. With my best regards, Michele Palma

Shanghai, China
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Lovely decor throughout the hotel, staff insist on speaking English when I speak fluent Italian which I find strange...breakfast was good also the warmth of the rooms. I found it rather upsetting that they charge for parking on top of the room, for this I maybe won't return. Great location

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for this review, but I'm sorry if I cannot understand why you give us 3/5 points. You are confirming the full satisfaction received from our staff and services, but you complaint and declare to don't want come back just because our parking is not free of charge? In each hotel in the world located in downtown,...

Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Stayed here in May for a business trip. The room was clean, the bathroom was nice and clean and pretty - lots of hot water. The hotel is in a good location so that you can walk into old town to find dinner and shopping.

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General M, Direttore at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for this excellent review about Royal hotel Carlton, me and my staff will be very motivated to read your opinion about us. We are proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and we hope to welcoming you for your next stay in Bologna. My best regards, Michele Palma

Reviewed October 20, 2016

Grand old hotel. Very well located to visit Bologna. Some minor language problems when we we away from the front desk. Their focus is on the business travelers, not tourists. For tourist help, go to the tourist office on Piazza Maggiore

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for this excellent review Hotel Royal Carlton, myself and my staff will be very motivated to read your opinion on us. As for our approach to the tourists we recently hired one more person at the reception to be more useful to all those who need information about leisure activities available in Bologna. We will take...

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stayed 6 nights from 10.10.16 to 15.10.16 on a bed and breakfast basis in a superior double room with balcony. Hotel is approx 500 metres from Bologna Central train station. Trains run very frequently to Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence on the high speed services together with many other regional trains for Parma, Ferrara, Moderna etc. The hotel is a few...

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for this excellent review about Royal hotel Carlton, me and my staff will be very motivated to read your opinion about us. We are proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and we hope to welcoming you for your next stay in Bologna. My best regards, Michele Palma

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Ristorante Neoclassico - Royal Hotel Carlton
Ristorante Neoclassico - Royal Hotel Carlton
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Royal Hotel Carlton

Address: Via Montebello 8, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Price Range: $137 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Hotel Carlton 4*
Number of rooms: 244
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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Bologna
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#3 Spa Hotel in Bologna
#9 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#13 Family Hotel in Bologna
#14 Business Hotel in Bologna
#22 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Upgrade to suite, and ask for a balcony.”
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“Ask for a balcony room”
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“Don't park your car it's very expensive”
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“Make sure you are not near the garbage dumpsters.”
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