We stayed here for 10 nights this summer after a stay of 5 nights three years ago. Now, as then, the hotel was exactly what we hoped for.
The location is perfect for exploring Emilia-Romagna. It is 1 minute from Bologna's ring road so day trips are easy. It is 3 kilometers from Piazza Maggiore and you can take the bus (inexpensive) or drive if you have a car, or take one of the complementary hotel bicycles.
Breakfast is very good, with boiled or scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit, yogourt and lots of pastries. plus juice and the best coffee machine around.
The staff at the counter, and wherever you find them, are all very helpful and made us feel welcome. The hotel is booked for meetings a lot - both Italian groups and international, so it seems very business-friendly but we felt quite at home on vacation.
The restaurant, Garganelli, is probably the best resto we ate at in Bologna, which is known for food. We ate here twice this time and once last time and were impressed with the food quality and service, for a very reasonable price. If you stay at the hotel, make sure you eat here at least once.
Plus, there is a nice pool and pool bar that is open late. There is also a decent gym if you need a workout on vacation!
All-in-all, we give this a 5-star experience rating. We're travelling as a couple but there were plenty of people with children, even babies. they were no bother to us and it seemed they were well cared for as well. The hotel is big enough, and quiet enough, close to everything, staff is very professional yet very friendly.
If you're still reading you are probably interested in going to Bologna. What a great place for day trips (besides Bologna itself). Modena, Parma, Reggio, Ferrara, Marbella, Ravenna, and many others are worth it - don't miss Mantua. You are striking distance to Padua, Venice, Verona and Florence for the day.
Marty & Susan
- Also Known As:
- Regency Hotel Bologna
- Regency Hotel Savoia
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- Welcome to the SAVOIA HOTEL REGENCY, where classical and linear designproduces special effects in a refined and elegant environment. Every detail is devides to satisfy any demand: the real art of welcome!SAVOIA HOTEL REGENCY surrounded by a 2 hectares Park , with a swimming pool and a kids area, is located in a privileged area closed to the Exhibitions Center and represents a preference point for Business. ... more less
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