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Holiday Il Girasole
Ranked #30 of 177 Bergamo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bucharest, Romania
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“feeling like home!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Excellent people, place and location! And breakfast! A few minutes from the main station, a few minutes from the city center. For the old city you can walk if you like or you can take the bus and step off at the 2nd maybe 3rd stop. Then you can take the funicular. Transport to and from the airport is easy: by local bus or by Alfonso and Ivonne, the hotel's owners, at the price of the bus! Rooms are clean, the beds comfortable, the bath is cool. You have everything you need - towels, soap and shampoo, etc. Breakfast is good, cafe is the best. Alfonso and Ivonne made us feel like home! You can use the living-kitchen (large) to fix something and eat. There you have a machine from which you can buy beer for 1 euro! Place is great! It is good to see Bergamo as well as use it as a base to visit Millan! Good also for a connecting flight. Alfonso recommended us the best pizza in town! Truly is, no matter the people there only speak Italian. 5-6 Eur any type of large pizza! For sure I will return and recommend it!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2012

The Bed and Breakfast is located very close to the Bus and Train stations in Bergamo and close to the city center and the beautiful old town. The accomodation is spotless and is very well run by Alfonso and Ivonne, who are the most helpfull hosts you could find anywhere, no request for information is a problem and the answer is accompanied by researched notes where necessary. Alfonso picked us up at the airport in Bergamo and returned us there at the end of our trip for a small fee. We would highly recommend this B and B, the positive reviews are accurate.
Pat and Irene Cork

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2012

We have just spent 6 nights at this delightful B&B which is run by Alfonso & Yvonne (with help from daughter Alaria). Their location was perfect for us as it's just 5 minutes walk to both rail and bus stations and we like to use local transport to get around an area.
Alfonso offers a meet & greet service at the airport so we took advantage of that for just €10 return. He is very helpful and if you mention that you will be visiting a place, before you know it he will put together a 'programme' to include bus/train times and suggest sights/routes to visit. He also speaks Spanish and French and is learning more English by the day!
Although not much to look at from outside - because it's actually an apartment in a residential street that is a dead end - its a large first floor apartment with 5 rooms to let. We took a double with en-suite and we were pleasantly surprised at all the facilities on offer. In the room was a large double bed, a huge wardrobe, two chairs and even a desk with PC and FREE WiFi as well as a kettle and all the fixings to make tea/coffee! The bathroom was large with separate bath and shower and toiletries including dental kit were provided and also a hair-dryer too! The place is spotlessly clean and our bed & towels were changed twice.
The breakfast was continental and plentiful. The dining area/kitchen could also be used by guests if they wanted to bring in their own food for dinner. There was also a vending machine for cold drinks and a table with lots of local information leaflets.They entrust you with keys to the front door as well as your own room so you can pretty much come and go as you please.
All in all, they seemed to think of everything and if there was anything at all that you wanted to know, Alfonso will find it out for you!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Good Location for train station and 20mins to old city.
Internet free.

Room was stuffy and not very clean @90 Euros
Breakfast very poor, processed packaged pastrys, juices processed and not fresh, coffee poor
Owners lacking customer skills but they are hardly running a hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We stayed at this hotel to be close to the train station the following morning. The hotel offered to pick us up at the airport for a nominal fee, which we gladly accepted. The room and the hotel were clean, and the shared bathroom was sparkling. We even had a computer in the room! The breakfast buffet was very good, and the hosts did everything they could to accomodate our needs (including our three-year-old son) The following morning we were driven the three blocks to the train station. Although we stayed here to be in a good location for our train ride, I believe this would be a good location also for actually visiting Bergamo. Alta Citta (Upper Town) is not far away, and the bus station for bus no 1, which goes to Alta Citta as well as the airport is only a few blocks away.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights and could not find any faults at all. Breakfast lovely with a personal touch, warm greeting and homemade cakes. The owner also helped us plan our day even printing out timetables for us. The room had free internet and wifi access which was really useful. Great location near to the train/bus station and a 10-15 minute walk to the old town. Airport shuttle (5 euro return) was very useful and made travelling really easy. Would return tomorrow if I could.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Holiday Il Girasole
Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 6, 24121 Bergamo, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Bergamo > Bergamo
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Ranked #30 of 177 B&Bs / Inns in Bergamo
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Number of rooms: 3

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