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“Excellent value hotel close to lake”
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Bologna
Ranked #32 of 43 Hotels in Bardolino
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Have stayed at the Hotel Bologna many times over the years. We choose it because it offers good sized rooms with balconies (with limited lake views), secure underground parking and a 5% discount for motorcyclists if paying by cash. It is a family run hotel with a warm welcome and very friendly staff. The swimming pool is a bonus and the short walks to either the lake or the centre of the very pleasant town easy on the feet.

Overall, a bargain in an otherwise expensive resort!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank John L
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bologna. Nothing was too much effort for any of the friendly, welcoming staff. Spotlessly clean and well maintained. Drinks and snacks very reasonably priced and always delivered with a smile! The room whilst not huge, was more than adequate for us, with very much needed, super efficient air-conditioning. The pool like everything else was spotlessly clean, never really a problem finding a sun bed, in fact on several occasions we had the entire pool area to ourselves. All in all a most enjoyable and relaxing stay. Would not hesitate to visit again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank LancashireLass91
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Went to the Bologna in Mid May.
Spotlessy clean Hotel, the town can be reached either by a lakeside walk along the flat or up a slight incline directly into the heart of the town. Either way is no more than a 10 minute stroll.
A major plus for the hotel was having a lift, not always standard in 3 Stars in Italy.
Small rooms and showers but cleaned and maintained to the highest standard, with fresh towels daily. Remember your own toiletries only an emergency supply is provided.
We had no problems sleeping, the traffic noise was minimal, however unluckily on our last night the loudest snorer in the world moved in next door and gave us an hours concerto
A really pleasant breakfast room, very light and airy with as a bonus your own designated table, saves the usual scrum. Breakfast is the usual Continental fare but with a little added extra that you can boil your own egg.
Overall, the hotel is staffed by attentive, helpful and pleasant people, who went out of their way to make it an enjoyable stay.
Now for the downside, not the hotel or its people, our travel operator Inghams.
Inghams expect you to carry your luggage and yourselves 200 metres over a main road, a large garage forecourt and finally a side road on a blind corner, when 50 metres from the hotels front door is a perfectly safe side road. Their coach actually goes down this road to pick up guests from the Gritti Park.
I complained to Inghams twice by email and they never responded until I threatened to write to their CEO.
Their reply was totally negative so I then wrote to CEO, you guessed it, he is not interested either, not even an acknowledgment to my letter.
On their booking form they require your age but there was no warning of the transfer arrangements, so if you want your Granny’s inheritance send her with Inghams, especially if she is infirm.
I would add finally my wife and I are both in our seventies.
Never again with these cowboys.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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15  Thank LesM
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

We had an excellent 2 weeks at the Hotel Bologna. We arrived early but we were given a warm welcome and shown to our room. The rooms are not huge but more than adequate. Twin beds, en suite, tv, small balcony with 2 chairs. The whole hotel was kept spotlessly clean throughout our stay. Towels changed daily
Breakfast is self service, selection of youghurts, fruit, cereals cold meats, cheeses, DIY boiled eggs and a special mention for grandpa's home made jams- well worth a try, especially the strawberry and the orange
Pool area is on the first floor, spotless as everywhere, seem to be plenty of sunbeds for the size of the hotel, we didnt have problems finding one any time we went down. Bar snacks and drinks service are available and reasonably priced. Altough close to a busy road the pool area is amazingly quiet
The outside tables for the bar are in sun early in the day but in shade later on
There is a cabinet of English books in reception to borrow/swop
Air con in the rooms was excellent and the temperature controls actually made a difference to the maintained temperature
The walk into the centre of Bardolino is 10 minutes going via the straightest route a bit longer if you go down and walk round the front. The front is a nice flat stroll pre dinner
The Hotel is B&B but reception is manned up until midnight and they will serve a drink/coffee if needed. Plenty of restuarants in the town, there is a good sized supermarket less than a 100 yards down the road
Hotel is busy, large numbers of Germans and Austrians as it was in the resort as a whole
As mentioned before, it is on a busy road but the rooms are quiet when the windows are closed
Beds were a bit too hard for me
Be warned that the new tourist tax has to be paid in cash, as was the bar tab. Some warning of this would have been nice and saved a a quick trip to the cash machine.
All in all thoroughly recommended

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

just been to Bardolino + stayed in The Bologna, was really good,very clean,nice swimming pool
Run by a nice friendly family. Drinks were very good price
All round excellent value

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank hinckley27
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

Stayed here for one week towards the end of August. All the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming.
The rooms were very well kept, cleaned daily and had free air conditioning (very good!). The hotel had a great pool with Jacuzzi at the back if you wanted a day just to relax. The drinks were very cheap, with glass of wine only costing 1.50 euros and a pint of beer 3.50 euros.
The location of the hotel was fantastic, a 2minute walk to the Lake and 5 minute walk to the town centre. It was ideally situated. The town is fantastic for all age groups I would say. As a young couple we wished to have a few drinks at a bar afterwards and there were definitely facilities for this but there were also quieter cafe style bars if you wished to just chill out after your evening meal.
Cannot fault this hotel or place, was the perfect holiday!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank EAM4122
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

We stayed at The Bologna for 2 weeks in June as our usual hotel in Bardolino was fully booked. We were not disappointed. It's a great little hotel, run by a lovely, friendly family. The room was smallish but clean with fresh towels every day. Breakfast was buffet style with more than enough choice for us. The pool area is nice and it was generally easy enough to get loungers despite the fact that some people put towels on them early morning and then disappeared for most of the day!
The hotel is beside a busy road and petrol station which our room overlooked. However, once the door was closed there was very little noise from outside. The view over the petrol station may not be to everyone's liking but it was quite interesting in itself - there were 3 red Ferraris filling up a few days in a row - we don't normally see that in our local petrol station!
Our room also had a partial lake view and the lake is only about 100m away at the end of the road. It takes about 5 minutes to stroll into the centre of Bardolino with its many bustling restaurants and bars. The hotel has a small bar if you want to grab a drink before or after dinner.
This was our 3rd year in Bardolino but the first time we have stayed at The Bologna. We'll definitely be going back next year.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Fifigeebee
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Address: Via Mirabello 19, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Bardolino
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Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
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Ranked #32 of 43 Hotels in Bardolino
Price Range: $129 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bologna 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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