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“This is my home away from home”
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Hotel Ferrara
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Ferrara
Houston
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97 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“This is my home away from home”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

I come to Ferrara quite often for work, so Hotel Ferrara has become my home away from home.

Staff are super friendly, food is great (let Diego choose or make something for you), I love the bicicle service to go around the city, and location could not be better. Fantastic view of the castle in front, and all shops, restaurants, and supermarkets whitin waking distance.

I have been coming here for 4 years, and never had a problem. I usually stay in the apartments, which have a small kitchennette that allows you to cook and have a small dinning and living area.

The only negative is that it does not include internet, so 15 euros for 24 hours can get expensive if staying for weeks. For quick connection bring your passport to the castle and get 90 minutes of free internet, or use the business center for quick searches.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Florida
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

What a surprise! We had no expectations of this hotel and it turned out to be spectacular. An enormous room on the top floor was worth spending a little more for (even though the prices are very reasonable compared to the major cities). The public spaces are tiny but the rooms are large. The modern bar outside is great for hanging out and people watching, and the restaurant is pretty good too. The location of the hotel cannot be beat. Right across from the castle, you are right in the middle of the town. There was a festival and antique car show the week we were there and it was fascinating. Lovely restaurants with beautiful outdoor patios line the streets and everyone rides bicycles around the town.

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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Arborfield
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2011

We spend one night here as part of an EuroBike cycle trip from Venice to Florence. The rooms was of good size, very good bed, clean, with small bathroom (shower) facilities. Breakfast served is very good with a good buffet selection. Coffee served is excellent. The hotel is located right in the centre of town near the castle.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2010

Lovely hotel in the middle of Ferrara right opposite the castle!! Lovely staff who were very helpful and the breakfast was fantastic! The best thing about the restaurant was that it had a great homely feel to it unlike many hotel restaurants I have stayed in!!

The room was nice if not a bit small but the most annoying part was the length of the internet cable...you had no choice but to sit at the desk.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Bristol
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Reviewed July 17, 2010

Very central, but good double-glazing means the lively nightlife in the square opposite the castle doesn't interefere with sleep at all - I had a castle-facing room and slept deeply. It's 36 degrees outside right now, so the excellent air-conditioning makes the difference between life and death. Rooms - clean, well-appointed and reasonably spacious (large bathroom with bath and shower). Breakfast - not a huge range (three cold meats, two cheeses, lots of pastries) but very adequate. Definitely would choose again if coming to Ferrara (and Ferrara is well worth multiple visits).

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Kingswinford,England
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111 reviews
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Reviewed June 22, 2010

Having visited Ferrara before, I chose this hotel for the location and the apartment facility. A family of four adults, we stayed for 2 nights. It's a pleasant 20 mins walk from the Station and check in went smoothly. Double bed in kitchen area and separate room with twin beds and roomy bathroom. All rather stylish but it was not Apartment 10 (described previously), so, not the largest or best situated but pleasing enough. Breakfast - rather nice setting with variety and lots of tasty pastries. Oh, and lots of English breakfast tea! The town is very lovely and easy to explore. Watch the bikes though - lots and lots and you need to be aware of them - all the time!! We chose to walk and included a stroll along the walls.

The hotel price was reduced before we arrived so didn't feel we had the best deal. Two places to eat which will not break the bank are "Pippo" via Saraceno - excellent quantities, good atmosphere and the staff were wonderful. Also, "Este" bar via Science.

If my husband and I stayed again, we would opt for a hotel room.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Oslo
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2010

Great location in the heart of Ferrara.

The room was small and not luxurious.

The beds were a little bit hard.

Breakfast was OK

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Ferrara
Address: Largo Castello 36, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Ferrara > Ferrara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Ferrara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ferrara 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within the enchanting framework of the 14th-century Estense Castle, Hotel Ferrara is one of the most prestigious establishments in the city. Each room features a full HD LED TV with international channels and free Wi-Fi.A public shuttle to and from Marconi Airport is provided. The service runs from 05:00 until 23:00.Rooms have a classic design with wood floors and elegant furnishings. Suites includes a private wellness area. ... more   less 
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