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“Great location, good value”
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Albergo Il Sole
Ranked #15 of 34 Hotels in Bergamo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 18, 2011

We loved Bergamo and Albergo Il Sole provided a convenient and pleasant base. Friendly, laid-back management / staff. We requested a double room but probably got a triple in the end as there was an extra bed (#106). So, from a size standpoint the room was more than adequate. Bathroom was also quite large. Not a fancy hotel but it served us well. Given that there's no air-conditioning the room did get warm and the desk fan helps some, but not enough. We got some cross-ventiliation by keeping the bathroom and main room windows open when we were awake.

We also enjoyed a very good meal at the hotel's restaurant.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank RJBraun
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Reviewed October 12, 2010

Spent 2 nights here. room was small, bathroom is the tiniest I have ever encountered but this hotel is more about the location, right in the heart of the old town. At 85 euros a night including a ( very basic ) breakfast it is good value compared to the prices of other hotels in the area.
Was glad we stayed in the old town as the new town just didnt have the same appeal!!
Would recommend it to anyone who wants a no-frills base for exploring the area.
Bergamo is a perfect base for visiting lake Garda AND Lake Como by train and since the public transport is good there is no real need for a car....all the public transport link timetables can be easily accessed on the net ( local buses and trains to further afield ).
As a previous reviewer mentioned have a drink in the bar at the back of the citta alta funicilor station, spectacular views from the outside terrace.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank advocaat
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

I chose this hotel in Bergamo based on price and on a positive listing in one of my guidebooks. It is right on the corner of the Piazza Vecchia in the Citta Alta so I couldn’t have asked for a better location. The restaurant on the ground floor is also highly rated.

I was assigned a single room on the top level (Room #101) which was adequate but nothing great (the bathroom had all new fixtures, however). It had a king size bed so could be offered as a double, but it would be almost claustrophobic for two people. The weather in Bergamo was very warm and this little room had only one small window plus a table fan. The fan helped some but the room never cooled off, even at night. For the price I didn't expect air conditioning so that's not an implied criticism. I didn’t see any of the other rooms so I can’t judge whether the others were any larger or cooler, but I suspect that the ones on the same level (#102 and #103) were equally stifling in the hot weather. They might be fine in other seasons.

The hotel takes credit cards (not always the case) and the garden restaurant was delightful. A nice continental breakfast was included in the price.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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2  Thank Feistygal
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Reviewed August 16, 2009

just great.....i can say no more....try to book for a table in the garden...great staff, great food, great value for money

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank mons78
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Reviewed April 20, 2008

Stayed for 3 nights over Easter, our 2nd stay having stayed here 5 years ago. Large room with no thrills but adequate. Best thing is the location as it is situated on the main square in the heart of the old town. The amount of time this saves when exploring Bergamo is well worth the price of the hotel.

Hotel restaurant is also very good. Lots of local specialities (rabbit with polenta and a local ravioli) and a great range that also includes pizzas. We did not try the breakfast as we enjoyed the local cafes instead

Only downside was the large rooms were quite echoey which meant we were disturbed several times by the early risers in the room above. I did not think the steps mentioned in the previous review were an issue.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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3  Thank CNam
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Reviewed June 19, 2007

We stayed for 2 nights at this Hotel and were perhaps unfortunate with the location of the room. I knew that there was no lift,but did not expect to have to go up2 flights of stairs,down another and up another to get to our room ! We were simply handed the keys at reception and left to fathom iy out. Our room was clean but I did not like the fact that the wash basin was in the rom and not in the bathroom,which was very small. Ok,we managed for 2 nights but would not have wanted longer. Room was also very small and dark. Very clean,and toiletries provided. As it is in such a good location in the very centre of Citta Alta the price was reasonable.
We had one Dinner in the restaurant and I can really recommend this,it was extremely good.Breakfast was expensive and not so good,so we went to cafe on the Piazza for our second morning.
Staff were courteous and efficient but not over friendly. Best of all was a young chambermaid who saw me struggling with my case as we were leaving and immediateley took it from me and carried it down for me and did not even pause long enough for a tip !
Do not miss the Funicular Cafe, great viewsgood snacks and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with family
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5  Thank Greensleeves
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Reviewed January 14, 2007

This hotel is right in the centre of the old town in Bergamo and is fantastic value for the location. The rooms are plain and basic but the bed was large and very comfortable. Breakfast wasn't included in price but is served in the (very good) restaurant downstairs if you want it. We preferred to try some of the many bars in the old town for our breakfasts.
We will certainly go again as we love Bergamo: it is the perfect place for a long weekend.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank K2Leeds
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Address: Via Bartolomeo Colleoni 1 | Piazza Vecchia, 24129 Bergamo, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Bergamo > Bergamo
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Ranked #15 of 34 Hotels in Bergamo
Price Range: $97 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Albergo Il Sole 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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