The hotel was perfect. The location was right down in the old part and 15 minutes to the train station. We walked everywhere and the staff were very helpful in finding us reservations and giving directions. We would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nearly perfect, few minor suggestions"
Our stay was overall great and would absolutely return. The reception and breakfast staff were lovely and so helpful. Location is unbeatable and we were very content. A few suggestions for the hotel but the main thing would be a better breakfast - whilst things were displayed beautifully, it wasn't actually very substantial or varied. Parking is either […] in a nearby garage or street which is cheaper and the hotel will give a voucher (otherwise street parking is only for residents). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great staff, good location..."
We used Bologna and this hotel as our base for 5 days in Emilia Romagna. We stayed in a premium room, which was relatively expensive. The bed and linens were clean and comfortable. The bathroom left a little to be desired; sinks were attractive design but poor in function. The claw foot bath tub would have been a great luxury, but it was not clean. […] The shower was nice, but the second head did not work. It was a little bit loud, but we were in the center of town. Somebody above us walked around all night in heels almost every night... area rugs may help. The staff was great. We were able to park nearby every night. We had a car and made day trips to Venice, Florence, Parma, Imola and Ravenna... We had a great New Years Eve in the town square and were relieved to be steps from our room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel right in the heart of the city"
We recently stayed one night in this hotel. The room was quite small for 4 people, though nicely appointed. Our reservation apparently did not include breakfast, and the cost of this was 10 additional Euros (which we did not choose to pay). The room was small for 4 people (though listed as a quad) but nicely appointed. Our showed drain was completely […] clogged, causing a flood. Hotel staff provided us with a key to the room next door so that we could shower. All in all, an OK experience, but for the cost, I would have expected breakfast to be included, at the very least. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel with super location."
Looked for a hotel with a good location with a good price, within walking distance from the train station. The distance is OK if you only have a smaller suitcase. Very central, almost next to the main street. But quiet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Small but worth it"
The hallways leading to the rooms are darker--a stark contrast to the bright and beautifully modern lobby, but the rooms are comfortable, though small. The bed was comfortable, and the windows insulate well from the noise outside. Our window opened to a shopping mall window across the narrow street, so for privacy we kept our curtains drawn. The location […] is wonderful. A few, easily walkable blocks from the train station, in the middle of the stunningly beautiful medieval area of the city, with lots of restaurants and shops. On Sundays they close many of the streets to traffic, so the busy area in the center near the train station becomes a pedestrian area. Plan, if you can, to spend a Sunday there. We really enjoyed our visit and hope to return soon. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Value for money hotel"
Very convenient location, close to sights and amenities. Excellent choice!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to cafe"
It was ok. Somewhat on a side street. Wish it was more in the middle of town. I would go there again. The bathroom could be a little larger.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the train station. If yo are. A breakfast eater and it isn't part of yor purchase the chare is 15 euro per person. It is easy to get to the old town and find places to eat. Smallish rooms but pretty standard for Europe.Genuine Expedia guest review
"the bathroom is dirty"
it's very convenient location to travel bologna. however, the bathroom is dirty.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was wonderful, clean, modern with excellent accommodations. Great deal for much more than a 3star hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice location. Close to major sights and restaurants . Great shopping close by. Kind service and nice breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet in the center of town"
This was a lovely small hotel in the heart of Bologna. The breakfast buffet was very upscale and the staff were friendly and helpful. Nice decor too.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and staff"
The hotel is located near the city centre. The staff was incredibly helpful and we got upgraded to an apartment (the hotel also has a building with apartments) when it turned out our room had to twin beds instead of one double. Definitely recommend this hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Pro: My room had an electric kettle and coffee/tea supplies, a nice touch and very unusual in Italy. The staff (front desk and breakfast room) were pleasant and helpful. Con: The decor in my hallway, dark paint and dark carpet and almost no light, meant feeling blind, especially when coming inside after a bright sunny day (and the mostly-white lobb […] y). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Hotel and exceotional management"
We loved the Metropolitan. The rooms were very well equipped and spotless. We had to change rooms after the first night, and the management fulfilled our request without any problem. The staff was very helpful with respect to finding parking and giving us directions. Couldn't ask for more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel and good location in central Bologna"
Superb location and very comfortable hotel, with good amenities and friendly staff. The room was very, very nice. My only complaint is that the parking facilities turned out to be a couple of spaces in front of the hotel, which is located in a narrow dead-end alley. Our compact rental car could barely get down the street without getting scratched u […] p. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"World traveler in Bologna"
it is extremely well situated. the staff are extremely friendly. really a pleasant decoration, cleanliness is superb. however, the internet is extremely slow. the sound proofing of the hotel overall is terrible. i am not a morning person, and since i am on vacation, i like to get up at my own leisure. well, this was impossible as i could hear every […] single noise in the building, including the cleaning staff as they got ready for the many rooms. the bathroom was spacious, but the shower was terrible. the pressure was poor and it kept going from warm to cold, not to mention that you had to use it as a hand shower as the head just did not work. so good pluses and some minuses. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"quite pleased with this hotel! great location!"
This was a lovely place to stay. Service was top notch and the room was very nice and comfortable. A very convenient location, right in the center of town, walkable to everything, including the train station. I'd stay here again. Oh, just avoid the bar/cafe on the corner -- they were very rude, but of course that's no reflection on this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very central, good sized room,nice selection at breakfast.desk personnel helpful and friendlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great bargain and perfect location"
Metropolitan is a fabulous hotel and legend has it a former brothel! The staff is fabulous and responsive. The rooms are a little small but very comfortable. I'd definitely stay there again. Don't bother adding on the breakfast. Italians like sweet things in the morning, not the big meal of hams and cheeses you find in other places. You can buy breakfast […] in a cute little coffee place nearby. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff Service is King"
The hotel was mediocre overall. Facilities are acceptable; location was very good...close to Ols City and Rail station. Staff was not helpful. In fact, the general manager - Claudio is extremely rude. Unfortunately, he checked us in and we never go back because of Claudio. They try to allot inferor rooms to non-Italians. Asking simple questions like, […] directions or restaurant reservations were not satisfactory or helpful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great hotel and location"
The hotel was very nice and extremely close to all the sites. It is on a side street not accessible by car, so you must carry your own luggage for a very short walk. This might be a problem for some but not for us. The hotel was clean and offered a fabulous breakfast. The staff was very accomodating offering us places to eat, help with the internet, […] and even a personal wake up call. Would definately recommend. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The staff at this hotel are the best feature of this hotel. The hotel is very convenient to all the major sites in the city-center of Bologna. The hotel is very clean and secure. The front desk staff made every effort to ensure our comfort and were very accomodating. The rooms were clean and our specific room was large. The bed was not the most comfortable, […] but it was clean. Overall, we would stay here again - but, mostly because of the great staff. Also, we used Bologna as our hub for various trips throughout Italty and the hotel kept some of our luggage for us until we returned (without charge) which was very, very helpful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Metropolitan Hotel in Bolonia Italy"
Nice hotel for the price. Good air conditioning in room, but bathroom stayed very hot ( good for quick dry of few hand washed clothes) The room was very quiet, in the back of the hotel, breakfast not worth the 10 Euros - better deal at the cafe across the street.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place in Bologna"
This is a very clean hotel, with a very friendly staff, in the middle of everything in Bologna. I don't think we could have picked a better room. When staying here, get dinner at Trattoria Tony, not even a block away, one of the best Italian meals I've ever had.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Metropolitan, Bologna, Italy"
Friendly helpful staff though parking can be very difficult.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"First room wasnt very nice, suite was a lot nicer"
So we had a double room, first room we were given really wasnt very nice, cramped and very dated, also it had a hob cooking area in it which was strange, walking past other rooms that looked to be the same type (standard double) they looked a lot nicer so I think we just got the worst room there. So I upgraded us to a suite which was really nice inside, […] only annoyance was a family above were noisy and I think the room/house/apartment above didnt have carpet. So my main reason for 3 stars rather than 4 is that the first room was just a huge let down. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Staff, Ideal Location!"
The staff of this hotel were among the most helpful we experienced throughout Italy! Immediately at check-in, they were helpful with city directions, recommending AMAZING authentic Italian restaurants, and calling around for us to compare prices of car service companies for a tour the next day. They even remembered who we were and would ask us about […] our tours. The staff make this a great hotel! The hotel location is ideal to boutique shopping centres and stores, restaurants, and walking to the train station. The only issues we had were with the incredibly small size of the elevator and there was a lot of noise, from the street and from the next room. There is a bar with street tables outside the hotel, so you can expect bottles shattering and laughing until about 3am if you leave the window open a crack. The hotel should invest in doors that shut a little quieter for neighbouring guests. This constantly woke us up. Otherwise, good shower head pressure, clean and safe hotel, awesome breakfast buffet. Would definitely stay here again, but maybe ask for a room on the top floor, away from noise. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Staff/Close to Must see Sights"
Not only were we in walking distance to the majority of the must see sights but with only a few days stay and so much to see the staff steered us in the right direction. They were also very friendly and extremely knowledgable regarding dining options. Very clean and well situated hotel. Great value for the price!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"In the heart of Bologna"
We stayed at the Hotel Metropolitan for 5 nights in October 2013. It was our first time in Bologna and the hotel proved to be the perfect base for visiting the historic centre. It is in a side street off Via Independenza and is very easy to find since there is a huge neon sign on the corner. There are two bars a few metres from the front door which […] are good spots for a drink and people-watching before going out for the evening meal. The hotel is very bright and fresh, perhaps a little clinical, but the staff are very welcoming and helpful. Our room (210) was a good size and very comfortable and clean. There was plenty of space for our clothes and other bits and pieces. The bathroom was spacious and well equipped. Since it had a window that opened there was never any problem with steam and condensation. Despite the proximity of the two local bars and the main street the room was very quiet and our sleep was never disturbed - the room did not look out on the street. Breakfast was excellent with a wide selection of cheese, meats, pastries and fruit. The breakfast room was very spacious with plenty of room for everyone. We would recommend the hotel to anyone wishing to stay centrally in Bologna and would certainly stay there again when we return to Bologna which we will have to do since the city has so much to offer the visitor. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fabulous all round accommodation!"
We enjoyed it so much, we will be returning at some stage in the future! Bologna city is a must see with culture, fabulous buildings/architecture and GREAT shopping! Not to mention the delicious food... too many good Trattorias, bars and restaurants to list so check them out yourselves.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hidden Gem in Bologna"
Tucked down a side street, the Metropolitan is easy to miss and don't be put off by the "alternative" name on the front door - you are in the right place. It's a 10 minute walk from the train station with a bar and a cafe directly opposite, and easy walks to the sites of the city. We booked a double room which was large and comfortable, with windows […] opening out to the side street, and great wifi. The lovely staff spoke excellent english and where extremely helpful when I lost my credit card. Only problem was the failed shower which merely dribbled water from the showerhead, but reception seemed genuinely concerned by our complaint. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect for romantic getaway"
It was a suprise trip for my Husband, the hotel staff were excellent, even before we arrived, there was nothing too little they could do to help. Hotel was modern, clean and very friendly. Price was very good for the standard of hotel, I would definately return if I came back to Bologna.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and very helpful staff"
The hotel is in a great location, close to excellent restaurants and historic sights. It's in a quiet street so street noise is not an issue. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly and speak great English! Next time I'll book a garden apartment as the Olive Grove garden is wonderful...a peaceful oasis.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel in excellent location"
I am so glad we picked this hotel. The location is excellent - just off the main street, and in the area that traffic is banned over the weekend. Lots of restaurants just round the corner and a short stroll from Piazza Maggiore. The bus from the airport stops at the end of the road so it couldn't get much easier (you get back on the bus at the same […] stop that you get off, not of a weekend though). Great staff, really good breakfast, and large comfortable room. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Bologna. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Location was absolutely fabulous ,close to the center of town and all its attractions !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Central location, great bathroom, good breakfast"
Really friendly helpful lady on reception when I checked in with dark curly hair...explained everything clearly. Modern, clean room and huge bathroom, with tea/coffee facilities. Central location close to train station and main piazza. Good breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
Perfect central location, 8 mins from station, 5 from piazza maggiore, excellent room in Olives' Court, good air-con, needed as 38 degrees outside. Definitely recommend, and Bologna is worth visiting, great location for day trips to pretty much anywhere, and great food.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Modern and centrally located hotel"
What I like best about the hotel was the sumptuous breakfast buffet served in room with lit candles on the floor and Cafe del Mar-style music playing in the background. Wifi was free and quite reliable. The hotel is located in a quite alley opening onto Bologna's thoroughfare and is not far from the Duomo and other historic sites.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great hotel in the centre of bologna"
Great hotel, brilliant room with air conditioning, lots of choices at breakfast, staff fab. great location in the cityGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location but not boutique"
Lovely and helpful staff and good central location. However not the quality of a boutique hotel that I was expecting. However overall a good stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for city breaks"
I picked this hotel from other trip advisor comments and I wasn't disappointed! The hotel is tucked in a little street off the main drag and is reached by the airport bus which leaves you off nearly at its door for the price of 6euros...the train station is a ten minute walk away...the modern hotel is small,clean ,welcoming,rooms are very clean with […] modern bathrooms and free wifi..and air conditioning! Everything is nearby..restaurants, shopping,university,ancient sites and all within walking distance..no need for taxis. Breakfasts are superb..simple,fresh fruits,pastries etc all served by friendly staff, ,,and most important this hotel is not expensive..I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent value in the heart of Bologna"
Stylish comfortable room & well-appointed en suite bathroom (but no shaver point!) Wide-ranging buffet breakfast, very helpful & friendly staff. Computer with printer available in foyer for guest use. Excellent value for money - we would certainly stay there againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ideal for a city centre break"
Very good hotel in perfect location. Service pitched just right in balance between professional and helpful. Breakfast excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay in Bologna"
Perfect central location but just down a small side road so very quiet. Great breakfast. Excellent staff, very friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great all-round, value for money hotel."
Like all hotels, quality goes hand in hand with price. For the very affordable price you pay you will get a tidy, clean, well-run hotel right in the heart of Bologna. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The rooms are a good size although lack closet/drawer space, but otherwise very comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"All round excellence"
Had a great stay at the Metropolitan hotel in June. Staff from check in we're efficient,friendly and informative. The location was superb as it was within walking distance of the main tourist sites and easily reached from the station. Breakfast was fresh, had good variety and plentiful. The room was immaculate and well stocked.. We were very happy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My friend and I returned to Bologna to spend a long weekend where we were students 20 years earlier. We explained this to the manager in enthusiastic Italian who welcomed us home! This charm extended to the rooms, decor and breakfast. The location is perfect for a stroll around the centre within a stones throw of several bars, ice cream parlours and […] the local market. Drinking a real coffee with my feet clad in new sandals it really did feel like home. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, good location."
The hotel is very well situated, off the main road and almost directly opposite the Aerobus stop for visitors arriving from the airport, but within 5 minutes walk of the Piazza Maggiore and a similar walking distance to a good variety of restaurants and shops. The hotel was very clean and comfortable, the room fine with quite a firm bed and also had […] tea/coffee making facilities (not listed in amenities but very useful nonetheless). Our room was on the second floor and faced on to the street, and there was some noise with the windows open in the evenings, but no more than would be expected from a city-centre location in the week: sleeping was never a problem. There was an internal courtyard accessible from the second floor which seemed to be very quiet. The staff were pleasant and helpful, both at reception and in the breakfast room, and the breakfast had a good choice, although the breakfast room could get quite busy at times. Overall, a very pleasant hotel in a good location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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