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Art Hotel Commercianti
Ranked #11 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
San Rafael, California
1 review
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“Many return visits!”
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We travel extensively through out Italy, and always are happy to find ourselves back 'home' at the Commercianti'. The hotel has a unique character as the designers have kept certain centuries old architectural aspects visible while making it very comfortable and gracious. We have been in many of the rooms, over the years, and each one has charm. Breakfast is abundantly extensive and slightly different each day, a very European selection, not to be compared to other countries. The staff is wonderful and we consistently see the familiar faces of professionals who recognize us and are so welcoming and personable. It is a great compliment to the management to retain such a qualified staff. The location is perfect for walking to museums, stores, markets, with a true Italian feel that is Bologna.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Ilaria O, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Art Hotel Commercianti, responded to this review, 19 June 2013
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Grazie per la bellissima recensione! siamo davvero orgogliosi che vi troviate così bene nel nostro hotels! L'intero staff vi saluta, tornate presto a trovarci!
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Colchester, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

The hotel is in the heart of the old city, right next to the Cathedral. There is a garage for parking, however you will never find it with satnav or a map, we parked nearby the pedestrianised area and I asked in the hotel for directions. The lady on reception was very helpful and drew the map giving helpful hints as to what to look for. The hotel park your car in the garage for you.
Our room (316) had a balcony which provided an excellent way to relax after a day's site seeing. Rooms are not large but perfectly adequate and well presented.
Perfect position for site seeing, shopping and eating!

Room Tip: If you would like the balcony looking out at the cathedral side ask for 312/316 315 had a green mar...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Bologna
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Staying for a convention with my wife for 5 nights. We booked a deluxe room, says 23 sq m but was closer to 16 sq m, apparently the balcony is included in the size. No restaurant or room service, bar closed at 9.30, internet connection patchy.

If you are looking for a base to explore then a good choice, for business hopeless. Also very overpriced.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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IlariaArtHotels, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Art Hotel Commercianti, responded to this review, 19 March 2013
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Siamo molto spiacenti che non abbia trovato il nostro Hotel del tutto di suo gradimento e siamo consapevoli di non riuscire a soddisfare sempre, come vorremmo, i desideri del cliente soprattutto in un periodo di alta affluenza come una Fiera, quando moltissimi Ospiti si connettono alla nostra rete con diversi apparecchiature come tablet e smartphone. Il wi-fi che forniamo gratuitamente tende infatti a rallentare nei momenti di massimo traffico giornaliero, ma stiamo già lavorando per migliorare il servizio consapevoli che le esigenze dei nostri Ospiti si stanno trasformando di pari passo all'evoluzione delle nuove tecnologie. Ci scusiamo per il disagio e speriamo di riaverla nuovamente come nosto gradito Ospite.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

Nice hotel, great location. Good breakfast (all cold but good variety). Room was ok, but beds were rock hard. Terrible water pressure in shower. Lovely reception staff-you see them a lot as you hand in your big key every time you head out. A few english tv channels. Wifi a bit hit and miss. Decor is cool, there is even a armoured knight sitting cross legged on the reception couch.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

Right off the main plaza of Bologna, the Art Commercianti is a good choice for both tourists and business travelers. It is surrounded by restaurants, shops, and cultural sites, and makes it even easier for guests to get around by lending them bicycles (I took one, and was able to see a lot more of the town than I could have on foot).
The rooms are individually-decorated and generally (I inspected several) a little musty-looking, but for the price charged were good-enough value. Having settled on the attic suite, I recommend it if you can afford a bit more than the standard rate.
The staff are pleasant and accommodating, and the breakfast buffet (included) was quite good (again, by reference to the room tariff), with lots of pastries, cheese, cold cuts; freshly-cooked eggs are available if you ask.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

This is the second visit to this hotel and again we had loved every minute of our 4 night stay. We asked for the same room that we had during as last visit, a Double Deluxe room (ask for room 312) with a HUGE terrace overlooking the Basilica di San Petronio (largest in Bologna). During our stay there was a large festival going on in Piazza Maggiore (less than 1 block away) and in the Basilica, with music each night. As our room was no more than 20 feet away from the church and close to the Piazza, we were able to sit out on the terrace and enjoy the festivities (including a fantastic fireworks display) with a bottle of wine and cheese. Yes, we could even hear the singing and music in the Basilica through the row after row of stained glass windows. Hotel is right in the center of the historic area and very convenient to everything. Very nice room with a large modern bathroom and good air conditioning; very good breakfast (full array of meats, cheeses, breads and pastries, fruit, cereals, etc.); and a very accommodating manager and front desk staff.

Room Tip: Recommend room 312 as it has a Great terrace overlooking the Basilica
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Its in the centre of city, thats it really. The rooms are small and quite comfortable in an italian sort of way. My room had a view of a wall and its expensive. Bologna has lots its sparkle maybe its the recession or could be i am just bored by heritage. Stayed here some years ago and nothing has changed. For business i prefer something more modern with a faster internet

Room Tip: A view would be nice
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Art Hotel Commercianti
Address: Via De' Pignattari 11, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#16 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#26 Business Hotel in Bologna
#29 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Art Hotel Commercianti 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the shadow of San Petronio, right in the heart of medieval Bologna, the Hotel Commercianti boasts a centuries-old history closely linked with that of Bologna's historical centre--never stagnant, but in continuous transformation. Its buildings, piazzas, and establishments are constantly have been constantly readapted and remodelled over the centuries, and yet regardless of this long history, the city continues to mirror the spirit of the Bolognese people of the 16th century. For the style of hospitality and the high quality of service, Commercianti was awarded the "Stanze Italiane" by Touring Club Italiano, a prize reserved to just four hotels in Italy. And you can choose also Art Studio Commercianti: they are located in an elegant building in Via D'Azeglio - famous for the most exclusive shopping centers - with a view over the main monuments of the city. Connected to Commercianti Art Hotel **** which is situated just a few meters away and which you can refer to for all your needs, they offer contemporary design solutions and every comfort. Furnished with refinement and extreme attention to detail and equipped with every comfort, they are the optimal solution for medium - long term stays in the heart of Bologna. ... more   less 
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