We stayed at the Art Corona d'Oro for two nights in late April. The first thing I would like to caution travelers is that it is TRULY in the heart of the old town in the midst of confusing one way streets. Do not do what we did and leave your instructions at home, thinking you will depend on your laptop's navigation system. We had to circle at least four times, although each circle got us closer to our destination. Finally, in the pouring rain, we arrived at a dead end and couldn't go any further - no way of backing up or going forward. Turns out that Bologna puts in automatic barriers in the middle of these streets that those who have a key can make sink into the ground so the car can get through. Luckily the hotel has one so simply stay and have one of your party go and get help - the hotel is literally the first entrance round the alley.
The location could not be better - you are in the heart of the medieval quarter. We stayed in a junior suite with a great ancient ceiling and a balcony, which I highly recommend. At first we were worried because it was on the 2nd floor facing a busy pedestrian street but when the shutters are closed, you literally don't hear a thing. When they are open, it's as if you are participating in a vibrant street scene from your room. Definitely worth the extra money.
The hotel is a little worn - the stairs never looked vacuumed- but the breakfast staff is charming, the front desk is helpful, the location can't be beat and it was all in all a very enjoyable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a short distance from the two Towers and Piazza Maggiore, in the serene setting of medieval Bologna, you will find the Hotel Corona d'Oro 1890. Its peaceful location, just a hundred meters from the two towers, is the perfect base for your visit to Bologna: its elegant furnishings and magnificent frescoes, together with a staff that is exceptionally attentive to your needs, will make your stay at our Hotel unforgettable. The palazzo, which in the 15th century was the prestigious residence of the noble Azzoguidi family, traces its origins to the 13th century. The hotel takes the visitor on a journey through various stylistic and architectural eras: from the magical art deco in the lobby, back to the frescoes of coats of arms and landscapes from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and back still further to the medieval severity of the coffered ceilings which adorn the Azzoguidi conference hall and the stately portico outside. The thoroughly renovated Hotel Corona d'Oro provides upscale amenities that ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay, fitting for even the most discerning of guests. It also offers first-class suites and spaces for conferences, meetings, and exhibitions, all of which feature independent access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Art Corona d`Oro Hotel Bologna
- Art Corona d Oro Bologna