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“Conveniently located and very stylish” 4 of 5 stars
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Urban Hotel Design
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Androna Chiusa 4 | Via dei Cavazzeni, 34121, Trieste, Italy   |  
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Ranked #7 of 49 Hotels in Trieste
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Bath, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Conveniently located and very stylish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Positives: fantastic location (next to main Piazza). Stylish, minimalistic décor. Room was very clean and spacious- the loft apartment was easily big enough for a family of 4. Technically we booked a double room but they did not charge us for 2 extra beds and breakfasts. Friendly, English speaking staff who are happy to advise on cheap parking. Fridge and free wifi in the room. Breakfast is included (delicious and lots of selection).

Negatives: both restaurants recommended by reception were closed and 1 was very difficult to find. The view from our room was hideous, so best to keep the stylish curtains shut. Unlike the lovely interior décor the exterior of the hotel is not particularly attractive.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I stay in a hotel most weeks and have stayed in lots of countries, including Italy, so this rating is based on many comparisons.

Biggest asset is the hotel's location: just yards from the main square and 3 minutes from the sea front. The hotel looks slighly odd and misshapen from the outside. However the check-in was very efficient and quick with the staff noticeably friendly and helpful.

The room was slighly small but perfectly adequate. It was contemporary and very much with a minimilist style: crisp and clean rather than cosy. The wardrobe space was limited and could have been a problem if we'd been there more than 4 days.

One big omission was the lack of a kettle to make drinks in the room. This was the first time in over 30 years I've seen a room without one. For all I know, this might be typical for Trieste but I've had a kettle elsewhere in Italy. In particular, it made waking up in the morning that much less pleasant. It felt tough to have to wait until breakfast for the first hot drink, especially when you got only one coffee then.

Breakfast was buffet style and was good and in a fairly pleasant small breakfast room. Many Brits and Americans might find it inadequate - 'full English' it wasn't - but this is typical for the continent. There was ample food, a wide choice and you could eat as much as you liked.

The outstanding aspect of this hotel was the staff. They were effiicient, invariably pleasant, friedly and helpful. I know we should be able to expect his as basic but this seemed a genuine attitude as opposed to the drilled-in training that is common elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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California
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121 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Location is excellent - literally yards from Piazza dell'Unita - center of Trieste. Rooms a real value, if a bit sparse for my taste. Excellent breakfast, friendly and helpful staff. Left wanting for nothing.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed here for one night and found Urban Design well designed (living up to its name), conveniently central, near the grand piazza, yet set back from any noisy road. The simple modern decor is combined with very friendly, helpful service. Our room was comfortable and clean, overlooking a quiet pedestrian street and the bathroom was very good. Breakfast was excellent. The hotel, being near the sea-front, but also at the bottom of the hill of St. Giusto cathedral, was a great starting-point for walks anywhere in the city. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Very central hotel, with natural parking issues for those traveling by car and a quite expensive parking service (24€). It is just nex to central Trieste square, a short walk from everything.

The rooms are good, with a nice bathroom, mininal decoration, a comfy bed.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank jsampaio
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed here for one night as a part of a two week 6 city tour.

The hotel is easy to find, just off the back of the main square. Initial external appearances are a little deceiving as once inside you can tell this is a class hotel.

The welcome and service throughout our stay was lovely.

The hotel is very modern and consistent. Room furnishings were functional (not cheap but also not the best quality - style had been compromised over longlasting quality) & the bathroom was excellent including a rain shower and large cubicle.

The main city centre area is a short walk away.

Breakfast was large & varied.

The free wifi was a boon after getting little service whilst in Venice previously.

All round a good experience with the staff & service the highlight.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mike S
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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Combine a great location with a hip vibe and you have the Urban Design.  The very modern room and excellent breakfast make it a top choice in Trieste.   Great central location near the grand piazza, old town and bottom of  historical hill.  Car parking valet service at €23 per day. We would stay here again. 

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Urban Hotel Design
Address: Androna Chiusa 4 | Via dei Cavazzeni, 34121, Trieste, Italy
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Location: Italy > Friuli Venezia Giulia > Province of Trieste > Trieste
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:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Trieste
#5 Business Hotel in Trieste
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Urban Hotel Design 4*
Number of rooms: 47
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