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Metropolitan Hotel
Ranked #9 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 7, 2013

The moment we walked in to the hotel we were warmly greeted and I must say that the staff here were the friendliest we came across on our holiday. We were offered an apartment a couple of blocks away which I was a little hesitant about but they suggested we go with them to look and if we didn't like it we could come back. We did like it and we enjoyed our whole stay. The apartment gave us a bit more space as well as a fridge and coffee making facilities. It would have been nice to have a bit more crockery and some wine glasses but we managed even though there was a sign that indicated the kitchen couldn't be used. The apartment was clean, modern and quiet and the position was great. We only had to walk a block or so for breakfast at the hotel and any communication we had with the reception there was great. We couldn't manage to get the TV to work in the apartment but they quickly sorted it out. They recommended restaurants and booked us a taxi. We ate at Da Nello al Motegrappo close to the apartment one night and had a delicious meal. The tortellini was fabulous and so was the panna cotta. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thought it was very reasonably priced. We also loved wandering through all the alleyways and market stalls in Bologna - and of course the food!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Metropolitian was a great choice. Rooms were newly remodeled and very comfortable. Hotel is next to a nightclub so if you are a light sleeper request a room on the other side of hotel. Otherwise hotel was a great choice.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have stayed again at the Metropolitan Hotel, coming to Bologna about once each year. Another wonderful stay. Front desk always gives great advice about where to eat locally. Rooms always clean and some very modern, as well as some more traditional in design. You know this is a great place to stay when the staff volunteers how nice it is to work for the management. I feel good about having found this place before nice review in the New York Times this year.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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hmetro, Direttore at Metropolitan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Thanks, the opinion of the frequent travellers is the best, I will report it to my staff.
About the "New York Times" I want spend some words about: once a time ago has come to hotel an anonymous woman from USA, she spent 2 or 3 nights in Hotel and, you do not believe but It's true...not in the best room.
Fine, she was " ghost guest" the person that all the Hotelliers fear.....
Well, 2 months later in the "New Yourk Times" it's appear an article about Bologna and Hotel Metropolitan was her favorite Hotel.
My God, we are a small hotel, not in competition with some Great Hotels in the world like Hilton or Four Seasons but she appreciated our services, our cleaning, our breakfast and most important ...our smile.
My best regard.
Claudio Salvatore Direttore

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

I was staying in this hotel in December 2012 and it was absolutely fantastic!Wonderful room,amazing breakfast (the quality of the food and how it was served!)I'm often visiting Bologna and I was staying in the most part of the hotels in this city-it's is one of the best if you wanna discover the city and enjoy the hotel in the center!The room on the second floor was quiet and nice!The quality of the wifi is great!So I booked this hotel for this November trip once again!(after a lot of experience with other hotels in this city)

Room Tip: You won't be disappointed anyway
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Metropolitan Hotel is a fantastic location and property if you are interested in staying downtown in Bologna. It is ideally located off the main street so accessible to everything and just far enough off the street to have a quiet entrance. The hotel staff were all extremely nice and willing to help in any way necessary. At the front desk Roberto and Cynthia were ready to assist with tips and questions and in the breakfast room we had wonderful and friendly service from Susan and Sara. Breakfast was delicious and a great value. I highly recommend the Metropolitan.

Room Tip: We stayed in the olive garden suites. They are unique and very comfortable.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Metropolitan for 5 nights in October 2013. It was our first time in Bologna and the hotel proved to be the perfect base for visiting the historic centre. It is in a side street off Via Independenza and is very easy to find since there is a huge neon sign on the corner. There are two bars a few metres from the front door which are good spots for a drink and people-watching before going out for the evening meal.

The hotel is very bright and fresh, perhaps a little clinical, but the staff are very welcoming and helpful. Our room (210) was a good size and very comfortable and clean. There was plenty of space for our clothes and other bits and pieces. The bathroom was spacious and well equipped. Since it had a window that opened there was never any problem with steam and condensation. Despite the proximity of the two local bars and the main street the room was very quiet and our sleep was never disturbed - the room did not look out on the street.

Breakfast was excellent with a wide selection of cheese, meats, pastries and fruit. The breakfast room was very spacious with plenty of room for everyone.

We would recommend the hotel to anyone wishing to stay centrally in Bologna and would certainly stay there again when we return to Bologna which we will have to do since the city has so much to offer the visitor.

Room Tip: Room 210 on the second floor was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were 4 couples travelling in early October 2013. This small hotel has an outstanding
location for discovering the fantastic old city of Bologna. We were impressed with the generous breakfast included with our room fee and more than satisfied with the value. Future guests should know that this is not a hotel full of ammenities but rather a small comfortable location with wonderful, helpful staff who really seem to care about the quality of your stay. The hotel does have a small elevator and the front staff will pre arrange for your airport transfers. The location on Via dell'Orso is within the old city which to our surprise and delight was closed for motor vehicles during the weekend - this made discovering Bologna so friendly! We highly recommend the Metropolitan Hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Metropolitan Hotel

Address: Via Dell'Orso 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Bologna
#7 Family Hotel in Bologna
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range: $124 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Metropolitan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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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