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“Wonderful service, but not really a business hotel”
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Hotel La Cartiera
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vignola
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Wonderful service, but not really a business hotel”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed here for a business meeting because the hotels in Bologna were booked. I am giving the hotel a good rating because it should not be "punished" for lack business services and amenities - I don't the the hotel's focus is business clientele, and leisure travelers will probably enjoy the environment.
The staff's helpfulness was outstanding. Front desk staff spoke English and were very efficient at check-in and check-out, at helping us arrange taxis and meeting various requests. Rooms were clean and modern. Beds were comfortable, there was adequate closet and drawer space and the bathroom, though small, was clean and bright. I was able to hear my neighbor so the walls are a little thin, but at night the hotel is quiet. Wifi is available in the room but is otherwise spotty throughout the hotel. What is/is not available in the room is odd: no alarm clocks (or anything that tells time), no coffee or hot water pot, no pen or paper, no washcloths, and minimal bathroom supplies (soap, shampoo, a shower cap and a shoe polishing sponge). There was a robe in the bathroom and tiny minibar, but I would have preferred washcloths and coffee!
Ordering room service was interesting - you are supposed to be able to order food from either the bar or restaurant. I tried to order food from the bar and must have spoken with room service 4 different times because none of the dishes I ordered was available. When I defaulted to what the bar was willing to bring me, the food was good and service was quick.
The breakfast buffet offers good quality food - though not much variety: cereal, fruit, bread and some sliced cheeses and meats. We had dinner at the restaurant - the food and service were both very good.
The room where we held our business meeting is not ideal - it would be very difficult to seat more than 30 attendees comfortably, there were limited outlets for computers and as mentioned the wifi service was hit-or-miss. Also, there were flies everywhere in the meeting room and downstairs alcove area.
The hotel's fitness center is located in its spa and does not open until 10am - a problem if you are attending all-day meetings. However, the front desk staff did open for us at 7am. There is only a handful of cardio equipment so I recommend going for a walk/run outside.
Overall this is a pleasant hotel with outstanding staff for casual (not business) travelers.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

We were traveling as a party of twelve and had an unplanned visit to vignola. We ended up staying in two of these apartments. The hotel staff was able to accomodate all of us woth less than 24 hours notice. The apartments were very spacious, comfortable, clean, and most importantly very cheap. This place appears to be brand new and everything in it is very modern. The only thing we did not like was the fact that the air conditioners did not work properly and the hotel staff is not available after 2000 or 2100.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Pristina, Kosovo
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

We staid at La Cartiera in July for one night. It was not our first time and this stay confirmed all the good feelings we had before: excellent and quiet room, nice landscape, delicious breakfast. Price is a bit high, considering the peripheral location of Vignola, but the quality of service give value to that.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Doha, Qatar
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Bologna was completely full for the day we wanted. When we found this hotel and arrived, it was the best bit of serendipity being well appointed, clean, two queen beds, and spacious. Also had a spa which we had no time to use but will remember. Great breakfast with good choices. Pleasant and efficient hotel staff, very friendly, plenty of parking space and close to Bologna airport (max 30 mins) and not using the autostrada. Highly recommend.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 14 May 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel for two nights with a group of 16 people for a business visit . What I liked about the hotel is that it is in a calm area far from the noise and stress of the city which allows you to rest and focus.The business facilities provided by the hotel including meeting room, internet service, and lunch were excellent. The superior room which I stayed in was spacious with modern furniture and nice view. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Based on the hotel standards in Italy I rank this hotel as a 4+ stars and would highly recommend .

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank Sam K
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Landschlacht, Svizzera
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40 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Very nice, romantic, quiet, enjoyable location with a well equipped wellness area very suitable for a relaxing and romantic weekend out of town. However consider that all the wellness related services are on charge if you don't purchase an all-inclusive package.
The restaurant is absolutely a great experience offering the best of the "Emilia" cuisine, for sure one of the best choices out of the numerous italian cuisine varieties. A glass of italian red wine is more than a must, rather an absolute "go for it !"
The room was very nice and comfortable.
I recommend it for couples and also for a relaxing stop during a business trip, but not for families with kids.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

We booked the hotel because of the wonderful pictures of the indoor swimming pool. With a young family of 3 keen to go swimming and the weather being a bit cold for outdoor swimming I wanted a decent hotel with an indoor pool.

When we arrived at the hotel we were advised that use of the pool would be 15 euros per person per day extra. I complained to the manager showing them the booking confirmation which did not state that use of the facilities would be extra. He relented and allowed us free use of the pool.

The swimming pool itself was wonderful. Not too deep at the shallow end for the kids to splash around safely and about 5 feet deep at the deep end. There were also three large jacuzzis which the kids loved. However, we kept being told to keep the noise down since three kids in a pool do tend to scream and laugh. I guess its hotel policy that guests cannot have fun.

We were given an apartment which was really well decorated and modern. Overall, a great hotel but let down by the unfamily friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Michael D, Proprietario at Hotel La Cartiera, responded to this review, 2 April 2013
Dear Guest,
Thanks for your review.
In your booking comfirmation wasn't written "SPA or Swimming-pool included", I give it to you for free as a present for the 3 children.
People in the SPA can have fun but it's a relax and wellness zone so guests aren't allowed to screem or to annoy other customers as you make. Lady in the SPA asked to you sereral time to make less noise, but you didn't (this is impolite!)

Best Regard,
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Property: Hotel La Cartiera
Address: Via Sega 2, 41058 Vignola, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Modena > Vignola
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vignola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel La Cartiera 4.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Cartiera is situated in Vignola, behind the Cherries Valley, 18 km from Modena and 29km from Bologna in the heart of the land made famous for fast cars and castles. The different room categories and the apartments in the residence offer maximum comfort thanks to the modern facilities on offer: a flat screen television with satellite channels, autonomous climate control, Wi-Fi access, a safe, a hairdryer, a bathrobe and slippers. The perfect choice for business and leisure trips alike, the hotel has a restaurant, a large spa area with a gym and beauty treatments, a car park and Wi-Fi access. The Ferrari museum in Maranello, the vinegar plants, the ham producers and traditional dairies are only a few minutes from the hotel, whilst Bologna Panigale Airport is only 30 minutes drive away. ... more   less 
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