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Hotel Corona d'Oro 1890
Ranked #2 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Good hotel with ideal location”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

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.

Room Tip: If you want a view, you should ask. We did not but it was not a major problem.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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La ringraziamo per aver apprezzato il nostro Hotel. Un saluto dal centro storico!
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Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is extremely well-situated within walking distance of all the major sites in the city centre.      Rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet and our rate included an extensive buffet breakfast with on-demand coffee (unusual!). The only slight drawback for aging bodies is the fact that the shower is over a bath with quite high sides. The front desk staff are friendly and extremely helpful. Highly recommended.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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La ringraziamo per la bella recensione che ci ha scritto. Torni presto a trovarci, un saluto dal centro storico!
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Arkansas
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Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

I was extremely pleased with this hotel! When I walked into the hotel the people were extremely helpful and answered all of our questions and gave us guidance. They were enthusiastic about their job, hotel, and city.

The location is perfect right in the heart of city center with history, shopping, and food.

The hotel it self is awesome. Beautifully decorated with very nice furnishings! I would recommend this hotel for any kind of visit, business, vacation, romance, etc..

I visited the Ducati and Ferrari facilities nearby which was awesome and the food in Bologna is awesome, better than Other parts of Italy in my opinion...

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Grazie per i complimenti che ci ha fatto. La ringraziamo anche per aver apprezzato il lavoro del nostro staff. a presto!
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

Really enjoyed staying in this hotel. Its location is great and walking distance from all the main sites. The hotel feels really luxurious, and provides everything you'd need; and we didn't hear anything at all from our room - so it's relaxing and peaceful. There are canapés in the lounge in the early evening, and we found it convenient to have a G&T there before going out - although there are in addition lots of lovely bars locally. The staff leave you alone, but are really friendly and helpful if you need help. I thought the hotel represented excellent value for money. Free wifi is really handy. From the airport the hotel mentioned that they could arrange a car for €22 (increased if there flight delays) however we found a taxi really easily and it came to about €17, so the latter worked just fine.

Room Tip: We booked a deluxe double, which was a good size and really comfortable.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic location. If you are walking there then there are signs to follow but I think they arenot that direct.
Clearly some rooms are better than others but the room rates reflect that
I loved the front desk folk. Not the bright youngsters you get in chain hotels but prople who carry off old world style. Recommended a fab restaurant & booked it in a jiffy

Onlypoint i would add is the description of rhe building i read was of a palace. I felt that mis sold it. Its a small hotel from the grand 1890s. Oh and with a nice lobby where they lay out afternoon nibbles

I just pisted my wirst ever tripadvisor review so its nice go balance that with a whole hearted recommendation for here. Do stay there!

  • Stayed December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2014

My wife and I stayed her for 4 nights over the new year and enjoyed our stay. Staff pleasant and helpful with the hotel kept in good condition throughout. The hotel is located right in the centre of Bologna just a few yards from the main square and is ideally located for exploring the city on foot.

Despite being very central it is tucked away on a small side street so street noise was never a problem even at the height of the rather explosive new years celebrations.. We came in a Taxi from the airport so locating it was not an issue but on foot, and in particular by car it may be hard to find at first as there is an extensive one way system and the hotel has only a small frontage to the street.

There is a good selection of restaurants nearby and you might want to try L'Ammiraglio (which is a couple of hundred yards down the street when you turn left on leaving the front door.) very good food at very reasonable prices.

breakfast is extensive with some good local produce so finding room for lunch may be an issue.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed just one night last week in this delightful hotel. It was our second time in about 5 years. The decor is elegant and the service is deferential and happy to engage.
We had a suite this time and wow what a room. My wife didn't want to leave. The bathroom was incredible and so very well thought out (a pet hate of mine are bathrooms where form triumphs over function).

We found it sooo quiet and private considering it's location in the heart of this great city. We will be travelling to Bologna regularly in future and the Corono D'Oro will be our resting place while there

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Corona d'Oro 1890

Property: Hotel Corona d'Oro 1890
Address: Via Oberdan 12, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#7 Business Hotel in Bologna
#14 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Corona d'Oro 1890 4.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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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