Bologna in mid August is hot and stuffy - and the Metropolitan hotel was a lovely quiet, cool respite. I had booked 2 standard room - one for our son and the other for the two of us. Our room at the back was reasonable size , recently renovated and minimalist but very comfortable- even a kettle and coffee/tea, which is unusual in Europe. The air conditioning was quiet and effective , comfortable bed and free wifi. The bathroom was spotless but unfortunately there was a nasty smell from a drain that could not be sorted out as all the workmen are on holiday in August. The other room was very small - fine for an overnight stay and if you do not spend much time in the hotel - which was my son's case anyway - but opt for a room at the back if you like a quiet room, not at the side. The from rooms overlook the pedestrian alley and a nearby bar, which could be a problem from noise. On the way back, we were given a superior room - at the back, quiet and in fact is a little suite which is more traditional styled. It had a lovely bathroom with original fixtures., so well worth paying a bit extra for if you are spending a few nights in town.
Breakfast was very good, a range of fruit, pasties, cereals. jogurts , etc. The staff were helpful when I called to book and in person when we arrived or had any questions.
The hotel has an arrangement with a secure parking garage - which is important if you are travelling by car as parking is not easy in the centre of town.
Great value- certainly at this time of year and I would certainly stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Simple, minimalist, inspired to Far East suggestions..Design Hotel in Bologna The Metropolitan Hotel has been completely renovated according to the news hospitality concepts.Modern comforts melt into an exclusive inner design combined to a long tradition of family of Hoteliers.The Metropolitan Hotel is perfectly located in the Medieval city centre of Bologna, in a walking area a few steps from Piazza Maggiore.Exotic flavours from Far East will seduce guests along the enchanting and relaxing atmosphere of the breakfast room to taste several Eastern teas an herbs infusions together with fragrant brioches and a creative selection of fresh fruits.Our Staff will be glad to suggest you the best Restaurants of the City, the most exclusive Shops and Outlet and to arrange your visit to the legendary cathedrals of motors: homeland to Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini and Maserati brands.And for those who want to stay in elegant apartments, maintaining the benefits and services of a hotel, are available to the new MET'S APARTMENTSParking at 100mt from the Hotel (price reserved for our customers). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metropolitan Hotel Bologna