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Duchessa Isabella Hotel

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The hotel advertises with 5 star but it service is nearly a 3 star, unpleasant and unfriendly welcome , very limited breakfast and staff seems to be bored with there job.., the family room was kind of okay for family with small children but the bathroom is outdated, the only positive it looks nice and is close to the city... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

From an international travelers perspective , I would certainly say this hotel has an old world charm about it . It's laid back with a century old or probably older room decor . The charge you extra for a spa ( steam n sauna 😂) package . The breakfast is good . The shower cubicle in the bathroom can barely... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Dull, very far from a 5star experience, decently priced tho they charge 11 euros for overnight parking which seems odd to say the least. Small cheap-ish breakfast. Not sure I would consider a second visit. Haven't got a chance to try the restaurant but I'm not willing to take my chances even tho there was a Michelin guide sticker on... More 

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Thank Victor P
Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Hotel Duchessa Isabella has been a big disappointment. A real shame considering that Ferrara proved to be a lovely city where is easy to spend a nice week end away, if not ruined by the poor service and the bad attitude of the people, as we did face in this hotel; The position of the hotel is fantastic, located... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is WAY past its prime --- shame, given the potential of this great old building and location and character. Service was just outstandingly abysmal --- refused to deliver inroom dinner at 730pm because 'that staff had gone home'; didn't set the air conditioner on entry, then unable to get it running at all, AND did not offer another... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I stayed at this hotel during the Festival of the magazine Internazionale as I was one of the international speakers. It was the worst hotel I have stayed in. The hotel is incredibly dirty, we found finger nails on one of the bed side tables, pubes in the toilet and dead spiders on the floor. The staff is extremely rude,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I had a really great and romantic time in this cosy and charming historical place! The restaurant is a fantastic small and "home feeling" boutique with high level of service in line with the tradition of hospitality of the city (Ferrara) where it is base. The building is a '800 original patronal building all restored with a Luxury small but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Great family run feeling, delicious meals, excellent service. BUT they need to invest in modernizing and refurbishing. The room key drove me crazy the heat didn't work i was so hot opened the window but then was eaten alive by mosquitoes. Internet access was free WiFi but complicated to access. They need new shower curtains and wallpaper.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

This hotel has been resting on its laurels for far too long. It's a member of the Relais and Chateaux chain but really doesn't deserve to be. The price of our room (admittedly a suite) was E299 a night -- including parking and breakfast -- but we felt this was rip-off. Some of the staff are nice and helpful, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

It's pretty hotel living in the past...And to darn expensive for what it is . The rooms are very frou frou with artificial flowers everywhere, high ceilings and lots of tat ...in the rooms and out. The staff have probably been there for ages and are relatively pleasant and the garden is lovely. The food, despite being a Chateau-Hotel, is... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning

Additional Information about Duchessa Isabella Hotel

Address: Via Palestro 68/70, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Ferrara > Ferrara
Price Range: $82 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Duchessa Isabella Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Hotel Duchessa Isabella
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#9 Luxury Hotel in Ferrara
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