We chose this hotel to spend a 3 day weekend in Bologna. From the point of view of the location, you couldn't do better and unless you are planning trips out of town I would strongly suggest you do not come by car. The hotel is 15 minutes walk from the station (or 5 minutes taxi if you prefer) and once there you can walk to all the main points in the old town. Additionally, traffic is restricted to residents and completely cut at weekend when the whole of central Bologna becomes a pedestrian area. You are 100m from the two towers and 200m from Piazza Maggiore. You can walk everywhere.
The hotel itself I would define more as old style rather than boutique, but in the good sense of the word. Although there is no wow factor about it, it is small, comfortable, quiet, has very pleasant staff, a nice sitting area if you want to have a drink in the evening whilst looking over some very good art books.
The breakfast is not terribly imaginative and they could certainly make an effort with the bacon which is far too greasy and cold. The price varies very strongly between weekdays and weekend nights and it seemed a bit expensive for what we got.
Nevertheless, overall a very good place to stay if you want to explore at least some of the 44kms of arcades which cover the streets of central Bologna.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a short distance from the two Towers and Piazza Maggiore, in the serene setting of medieval Bologna, you will find the Hotel Corona d'Oro 1890. Its peaceful location, just a hundred meters from the two towers, is the perfect base for your visit to Bologna: its elegant furnishings and magnificent frescoes, together with a staff that is exceptionally attentive to your needs, will make your stay at our Hotel unforgettable. The palazzo, which in the 15th century was the prestigious residence of the noble Azzoguidi family, traces its origins to the 13th century. The hotel takes the visitor on a journey through various stylistic and architectural eras: from the magical art deco in the lobby, back to the frescoes of coats of arms and landscapes from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and back still further to the medieval severity of the coffered ceilings which adorn the Azzoguidi conference hall and the stately portico outside. The thoroughly renovated Hotel Corona d'Oro provides upscale amenities that ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay, fitting for even the most discerning of guests. It also offers first-class suites and spaces for conferences, meetings, and exhibitions, all of which feature independent access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Art Corona d`Oro Hotel Bologna
- Art Corona d Oro Bologna