Just got back home from a 5 night stay in this wonderful hotel in Pisa and I am happy to say that I was not dissappointed with my choice. I booked hotel online and was told that I would be paying 335 euro for five nights, with breakfast included, for a double bedroom. We were also to be charged 10 euro a day for parking our rental car in the hotel car park,. After staying in three star hotels with similar rates I thought this was a good deal and booked.
On arriving at Hotel Bologna and checking in we were immediately told that since we were staying for five nights, we were getting a discount on parking, so we were off to a good start. The hotel receptionist was very friendly, helpful and efficient. She gave us a map of the city and highlighted the main sights of interest as well as some local restaurants we might enjoy and some shopping areas. Piazza dei Miracoli, that's where the leaning tower of Pisa is, is only about ten minutes away by walk. A nice stroll over the river Arno through Borgo Stretto is a great experience within itself. Therefore location was also very good.
Our room was spotless, large and comfortable. Airconditioning was available but the room was quite warm therefore we didnt even bother using it. A small minibar was present, with free bottled water and a nice assortment of affordable snacks and drinks. Bathroom was also very nice with a heater to keep nice and warm and a large bath/shower, very comfortable for soaking in after a day of running around Tuscan villages and cities.
Breakfast was included in price on booking and was great! A huge selection of different foods was present including pastries, eggs, bacon, cereal, yoghurts, dozens of different breads (all fresh and yummy) and delicious pastries. I am a coeliac and was extremely happy to see a small gluten free section with some bread, crackers, mufins and biscuits.
All in all I have to say that Bologna Hotel is one of the best hotels I've stayed in during my travels. Very clean, comfortable, friendly and inviting. The only tiny issue we had was the fact that our room was just above the street, so on certain mornings we got a bit of noise from the traffic and buses passing through via G. Mazzini. Of course this is something which cannot really be controlled, and it wasn't really a significant issue, we still got plenty of good sleep in our comfortable bed :) Would definately visit again if I return to wonderful Pisa.
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20 January 2011
Valued guest, thanks a lot for your nice and very detailed review. Your opinion is very important for us and we are glad to see your enjoyed your time with us. As you pointed out we offer also a gluten free selection and should our guests have any special preferences for an extraordinary type of product at breakfast it's enough to contact us some days before arrival and we do our best to have the product available upon arrival. We would be happy to welcome you again in our hotel and keep always at your complete disposal. Best regards - Luca Gherardi
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