Location - couldn't be bettered. In a quiet little semi-pedestrianised area directly off Piazza Maggiore, surrounded by historic buildings, with public benches to sit on outside the hotel, and shops, cafes and restaurants around. The train station is within walking distance and taxis can pull up right outside the hotel.
Staff- extremely helpful and friendly.
Room - Lovely. Cozy yet with impressive, expensive looking stylish furnishings, gorgeously comfy bed, minibar, flatscreen TV & aircon. Great marble bathroom with powerful shower, nice toiletries and slippers.
Breakfast - probably one of the best I have ever had in an Italian hotel. The breakfast room is beautiful - light, airy, comfortable and feels quite luxurious. Breakfast was laid out on sparking dishes and glassware as if Vogue were coming in for an interiors shoot. The food was prepared and arranged artfully with great attention to detail. My highlights were fresh fruit & yogurt, eggs, some artful looking toast topped with a savory spread, capers and cherry tomatoes, and (sadly I couldn't eat any more but they looked great - mini tarts and pastries, very fancy, decorated and canape looking). Pretty sumptuous start to the day
A great hotel at a reasonable price - I will in future look out for Art Hotels if they are all as good as this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just off Piazza Maggiore, right across from the antique Clock Tower from which the hotel gets its name, this Art Hotel represents the ideal stay for those who love atmospheric historical flavour without forgoing the comforts of a modern hotel. Hotel Orologio is a delightful and charming hotel with a view of the city’s most venerable landmarks: the Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo d’Accursio, Palazzo dei Notai all frame Piazza Maggiore, one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval piazzas. Our warm and welcoming tea room offers a moment of repose in the tranquil peace of a typical Bolognese palazzo. It central location provides the ideal starting point for sampling the events, museums, theatres, culture, and shopping that Bologna has to offer, all close at hand. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orologio Hotel Bologna