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Royal Hotel Carlton

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed July 26, 2013

This hotel provided all the essential necessities for business travelers. I'm sure it would suffice for personal stays as well, but be sure the pool renovation project is done if you plan to "completely" enjoy your stay. The fitness center gives you no excuse to catch a workout when away from home and the equipment is all new and the...

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Dunleer Ireland
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed for 5 days early July. Location is excellent. Room was adequate. Unfurnished small balcony. Wi fi and spa all cost and access to spa highly regulated so didnt bother as there is a spa open to public on irineao st nearby. Staff courteous if a trifle pretentious. Somewhat impersonal but generally high standards. Expensive 4 the solo traveller but...

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Enjoyed our three day stay here in Bologna at this hotel. It's situated minutes from the main railway station with a bus link direct from the airport which takes about 30 mins at a cost of 6 euros each way. The room we booked was a deluxe - room which was very spacious and had a good sized bathroom too....

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We've just returned following a 10 day visit to Italy and stayed at the Royal Carlton Hotel for the first 3 nights which set the bar very high. The setting was in beautiful gardens down a quiet side street, yet just a few minutes walk from the main shopping area, restaurants and places of interest. Also close (5 mins) to...

1Thank judith c
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel in bologna centre - near station and good access from airport. Good breakfast, reasonable rooms and good size for a town. Lunch quite expensive and not great, beer served in a can. That saying I would stay again when in town. Wifi cost 10euro for 24 hours

1Thank Thomo61
Lahti, Finland
Reviewed June 17, 2013

A pleasant surprise awaits in the entrance, a return to the nineteenth century glamour. Exquisite gentlemen in the lobby ready to serve and the interior encourages to flourish. Our room was spacious and the decoration precious. Balcony is large but unfurnished. Carpets and textile tapestry looks nice but even how thorough the rooms maids are, there was still dusty. One...

1Thank PepiFinland
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Business hotel for conference and bus tours. Rooms are a decent size and clean but have only basic facilities and are so ugly it's hard to imagine. No service to speak of because it is only there for large groups so totally impersonal. But it's quiet and an easy walk in to town which is so beautiful and full of...

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a 60's style 4* hotel in a great position - close to the city centre but quietly located. All is as you would expect with pleasant service, clean and comfortable rooms albeit with hard beds. We stayed 2 nights over a weekend when the hotel was relatively quiet. If you are one of those, like me, who expects...

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Giada I, Ufficio Direzione Commerciale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

We thank you for your review about your stay in out Hotel. We are glad you enjoyed the structure but we are really sorry you didn't enjoyed the typical italian "espresso" coffee. We thank you for giving us your feedback so that we can check with the bar staff if there was something wrong with the coffee machine. We hope...

Tahiti, French Polynesia
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We chose Royal Hotel Carlton because of the Clarins Spa, which provides a lovely menu of treatments and an interesting discount of 20% on all Clarins products. Although we were surprised that access to the hotel's spa facilities are not free, the facilities are beautiful and include 3 different Turkish baths with various temperatures, as well as a sauna, a...

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Giada I, Ufficio Direzione Commerciale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

We thank you for your review about your stay in our Royal Hotel Carlton. We are glad you enjoyed the structure and the SPA, and we thank you for your general feedback so that we can improve our service as you suggested. We hope to have you again in our hotel in occasion of a future trip to Bologna. Best...

New York, NY
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Spent a couple of nights at the Royal Carlton in March and overall had a nice stay. The hotel itself is clean, well-maintained and has a friendly, helpful staff. There is a huge lobby area with nice bar. The rooms are spacious enough (some with a balcony), clean and have comfortable beds. Location is good and within a 5 minute...

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $138 - $571 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Bologna
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#13 Family Hotel in Bologna
#14 Business Hotel in Bologna
#22 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
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