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“best place to stay in bologna” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of B&B Bologna nel Cuore

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B&B Bologna nel Cuore
Ranked #3 of 281 Bologna B&B and Inns
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
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“best place to stay in bologna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

The five of us spent four nights in Bologna at Maria's wonderful B&B. The B&B is near the center of Bologna in an apartment building with a very heavy wooden door guarding the terrazzo floors of the interior hallways. It's very unassuming from the outside but the rooms are modern and beautifully decorated with every amenity I could think of and Maria is incredibly charming and helpful with suggestions about what to see and where to eat. Every morning there was a wonderful breakfast with cappuccino, fresh fruit from the market, bread with homemade jams, cheese, sliced bolognese sausages and usually some special baked pastry that she'd made. We were in town during a convention and she was very helpful with advice about getting around the city and making dinner reservations on the busiest nights. This was our second visit to Bologna and we can't wait to return.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Woody R
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, Proprietario at B&B Bologna nel Cuore, responded to this review, 9 July 2012
Dear Woody,

thank you very much for your wonderful review!
You have been really generous and you made me so proud about my job and about my city.
I'm so happy that you keep the wish to come back to Bologna one day.....

Thanks again to you and to all your friends to have been such perfect guests of Bologna nel Cuore!

Maria Ketty
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Bengaluru, India
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

I agree with all the reviews before me - the superb location, breakfast, clean and comfortable place of stay. I would like to especially reiterate the impeccable hospitality of Maria. She indeed makes us feel like a guest and is most helpful with her suggestions. I had just two days to replenish my tired body and soul and Bologna and nel Cuore made it happen for me. Thank you Maria - I hope to return with family.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sita V
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Maria_Ketty, Proprietario at B&B Bologna nel Cuore, responded to this review, 21 June 2012
Dear Sita,

thank you so much for your nice review!
Expecially for appreciating my hospitality and my suggestions.
I really hope to welcome you and your nice family in the future.....

Thank you again and
arrivederci !!

Maria Ketty
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New York
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

We spent 2 nights , May 21 & 22, with Maria at her B&B. This B&B is spotless and the location cannot be better. We loved Bologna. The city is perfect for walking and Maria's B&B is never far away for a quick rest stop. The breakfast started the day off right. It is just the best spot to stay in the city. Would love to go back! bjt5203

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JTibNewYork
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Maria_Ketty, Proprietario at B&B Bologna nel Cuore, responded to this review, 9 June 2012
Dear guests from NY,

thank you very much for your nice review!
I'm so glad that you enjoyed my hospitality. I really hope to welcome you again at my B&B Bologna nel Cuore.

Arrivederci!

Maria Ketty
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Alberta
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

We must echo the sentiments of many of the previous reviewers - the B&B is very accessible, well situated close to the core but on a quiet side-street and very secure. The rooms are stylish, clean, very comfortable, producing nights of deep and well-deserved sleep after walking tours of Bologna each day. For my wife and I on our recent visit in May, Maria was the quintessential host - gracious, accommodating, and patient with our conversations in our basic Italian. She provided a wealth of information to help us get started, and expressed interest in what we had seen and done from day to day. As mentioned by others, her breakfast really is exceptional - we did not see a breakfast of this quality anywhere else during our trip. We would return to nel Cuore in a heartbeat on our next visit to Bologna.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tmrck
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Maria_Ketty, Proprietario at B&B Bologna nel Cuore, responded to this review, 31 May 2012
Dear guests from Alberta,

thank you so much for your nice review!
You have been so generous!
I really hope that Bologna remain in your heart....
I'm waiting for you on your next visti to this wonderful city.

Maria Ketty
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Algarve, Portugal
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

We 've just returned from a short stay in Bologna nel cuore. The Topazio apartment was beautifully designed and had everything we needed from an italian moka express to a free wireless.The shower is particularly good!
The quietness of the building allowed us to have three perfect nights of sleep after spending our time exploring Bologna.
Maria was very helpfull with the bags and booked a taxi for the morning of our departure.
We absolutely loved those days and will definitely come back.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mines_10
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Maria_Ketty, Proprietario at B&B Bologna nel Cuore, responded to this review, 1 June 2012
Dear guests from Portugal,
I am very happy that your stay in Bologna was a perfect end of your long holiday and I hope that my beloved city will remain in your "Heart"! Thanks for appreciating the attention to detail with which I have restored and furnished the apartment Topazio in which you stayed. Your review will definitely be considered by travelers who use Tripadvisor.
Thank you and goodbye to your next visit to Bologna.

Maria Ketty
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

We recently stayed with Maria at the Bologna nel Cuore B and B upon landing in Italy and again for two nights before leaving. We loved it. The rooms and bath are spotlessly clean, comfortable and well-appointed. The location is superb - easy walking distance to everything you want to see in central Bologna. And Maria's breakfast was just the perfect way to start the day. Also, don't hestitate to get restaurant recommendations from Maria. She steered us to some of our best meals we had in Italy.

Thank you Maria for making our stay so wonderful. See you next time we are in Bologna.

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joan41397
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Maria_Ketty, Proprietario at B&B Bologna nel Cuore, responded to this review, 23 May 2012
Dear guests form Maryland,

thank you so much for your nice review!
I appeciate a lot the wish to share with the Tripadvisor users your positive feeling about the B&B
Bologna nel Cuore.

Thank you again and see you the next time in Bologna...
Arrivederci

Maria Ketty
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

I, a single woman traveler, stayed here for two days during my week-long for-pleasure trip in Milan in May 2012, Parma, Bologna and Venice. I travel often (mostly for business and food trips), and I can say, on a relative and absolute scale, this place rates at the top for many different reasons:

Everyone's reviews already praised the spotless cleanliness, great location, delicious breakfast (more on that later), so I'll focus on some things that aren't obvious:

- Safe location: As a woman traveling solo, you need to think not only of the centrality but also of the accessibility of the place. At night, this place was in the heart of town and well-lit (Bologna has a lot of dark alleyways!). You have a key to enter the building's front door (which has security surveillance), which is nice, because the building is posh with well-to-do residents.

- Personable and Reliable: You don't have to worry about the dreaded "no one is answering" problem you get when you book places in Europe. I was running 4 hours late from Parma, and I called Maria 4 times to reconfirm an arrival time, and each time, she picked up and was really flexible - no stress at all!

Also, I'll like to address that one poor review: perhaps we have different standards of hospitality, but at least to me, Maria's hospitality was unparalleled. At no time during my stay there did I feel like I was imposing - I was always nosy as to what Maria was cooking, and she took the time and patience to tell me all about Italian cuisine, her kitchen, where her produce comes from, what are the hidden gems in the city, etc. etc. Her genuine care and hospitality makes it worthwhile to return to Bologna just to stay at her place again.

Other things: For those food travelers out there, Maria makes a killer breakfast - this is a destination meal in itself. Also, full wifi connectivity.

Room Tip: Maria has rooms in her own apartment and studios in the same building. I looked at both - the studio...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank theEnterprise
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Maria_Ketty, Proprietario at B&B Bologna nel Cuore, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
Dear young guest,

what is amazing to me is your review!
Your considerations are so deep and different...from them I can understand that you are a very sensitive and tasteful person.
Thank you very much for writing your review with such an accuracy and in particular for addressing to that one poor review....
Thank you for appreciating my passion for my region and its wonderful food!
I really hope you will have the opportunity to come back to Bologna nel Cuore.

Maria Ketty
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Property: B&B Bologna nel Cuore
Address: Via Cesare Battisti 29, 40123 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > Saragozza
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 281 B&Bs / Inns in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
My name is Mary Ketty and I personally manage my Bed & Breakfast "Bologna nel Cuore," guaranteeing my guests special care for detail and a warm, welcoming atmosphere with the maximum respect for privacy."Bologna nel cuore" is an intimate and refined Bed & Breakfast situated in an old structure in the centre of Bologna born thanks to the love I feel towards my city. My wish is to leave my guests, Italian or foreign, with a memory of Bologna in their hearts and "Bologna nel cuore" Bed & Breakfast is ideal as an unforgettable stay for those who love the proverbial cordiality of Emilian hospitality. This elegant and welcoming residence is also the perfect solution for those who come to Bologna for business, conventions or other work related matters or for local Bolognesi who wish to host relatives or friends in a homely environment. The central position, just a few steps from the main square Piazza Maggiore, of the Bed & Breakfast "Bologna nel cuore," allows the guests to easily reach on foot the main monuments of the city, including the famous Two Towers. I will be glad to suggest itineraries which will help you discover the major historical and artistic sites, the best restaurants and the most characteristic shops where typical, traditional products of the famous Bolognese gastronomy can be bought. ... more   less 

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