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“Eccellente!”
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Metropolitan Hotel
Ranked #8 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 April 2014

The Metropolitan is a solid three-star hotel in terms of amenities and a five-star operation in terms of service. We spent five nights there and from the moment we walked in to this small boutique property we knew we were going to like it. Service was outstanding. Anita, Sarah and Roberta gave us tips, information, suggestions -- all the things a hospitality staff is supposed to do -- and they did it in a charming and friendly manner. Breakfast was delicious and got our day off to a great start. The room was comfortable and well-appointed. Bathroom was on the small side. Also, the A/C was not scheduled to be turned on until after our visit and it was unseasonably warm while we were there. That made a few nights a little uncomfortable -- but that shouldn't be a deal-breaker. Also, the hotel's location was very convenient and allowed us to walk everywhere.

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Large clean bathroom, nice bedroom - including an exercise bike! (which just like at home, i thought about getting on but never did). I stayed four nights and only occasionally heard more noise than i would have liked - once when some other guests came in late at night and one morning when i heard more of the breakfast preparation and commotion than on any other day. i should note that i had my window open. The only two things that didn't jive with the overall ambiance was the wimpy plastic spoon with the coffee set up and the very worn towels - i could only imagine that this was a way of keeping people from walking off with these items.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We stayed at the Metropolitan for only one night. So sorry we did not stay here longer! It is a lovely boutique hotel in the main area of Bologna within the city center. Great restaurants and shopping near by. The staff was lovely and very helpful. The morning breakfast was tremendous--laid out very pretty and very fresh offerings. Our waitress/staff person was adorable! The hotel is maybe a 15 minute walk to the train station. It is about 30 minutes from the airport. The price was the best we had on our Italy trip. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We chose this hotel for it's location.
We contacted the hotel prior to arriving and had them arrange an airport transfer for us as we were arriving after 11.30pm. We were met by a friendly driver and taken straight to the hotel.

The hotel is located off the main street Via Indipendenza - which is just a stone's throw away from the Piazza Maggiore. Very convenient.

We had a twin room (Room 204) which was located at the back of the hotel. Meaning it was lovely and peaceful. The ensuite and has a powerful shower. The only odd thing about the room was a gym bike placed in the bedroom! Although, with the amount of food we consumed, it wasn't such a bad idea!

The breakfast buffet is the usual fare and adequate.
All the staff were helpful and we would like to say a special thank you to Sara at the front desk. She was super friendly and extremely helpful when we enquired about directions to San Luca. She told us how to purchase the bus tickets, where the bus goes from and where to get off for our trek up the hill.

All in all, this hotel is in a great location, clean and friendly.
The only bad thing I could say is that they charge €4 for a toothbrush and a tiny tube of toothpaste. I guess it serves me right for forgetting to pack mine!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We chose the hotel for its location and were very pleasantly surprised. The ground floor is an oasis of fusion design. The rooms are of more than adequate size and clean with double glazing which cuts out most of any exterior noise. Free wifi is provided. You will need to take your own shampoo and conditioner. The extensive and freshly prepared continental breakfast buffet was very enjoyable and the dining room was presided over by an extremely helpful and pleasant, multi-lingual member of staff. The hotel is located close to many local trattorias and bars for the mandatory l'aparetivo each evening. Most restaurants do not serve dinner until 9pm.Would happily stay here again.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

I stayed at Metropolitan Hotel for 4 days. The hotel is situated in the heart of the city. It is about a 5 minute walk to the statue of Neptune, another 5-10 minute walk to the train and bus station. It is surrounded by boutiques/stores/cafes and restaurants. The airport is about 15 minutes away by taxi. You don't have to go very far to get to where you are going. I stayed on the 3rd floor, my room was large and the bed was I can say the most comfortable in the 3 weeks that I was in Europe (visiting country to country). The hotel is very modern and clean. The staff was very professional and answered all my questions and provided recommendations to restaurants. So happen in my bathroom in my shower (built in shower gel dispenser) and sink dispenser are from L'Occitane which was impressive. It being my first time to Bologna I can say was an amazing experience and very comfortable hotel accommodations. I highly recommend Metropolitan Hotel to other travelers. As a solo female traveler I felt very safe in the area and in the hotel (night and day).

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Stayed here with 4 friends recently and had an enjoyable stay. The staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable about the area and were helpful in arranging taxi for a trip from the Ferrari museum to the Lamborghini museum. Central locations - about 15 minute walk from the central station where the airport bus drops you off.
Wi-fi available in rooms and liquid soap in the bathroom. Plenty of clean towels provided. At breakfast there was a large choice of items.
Very nice hotel with excellent reception and breakfast staff. Would use this hotel again.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Metropolitan Hotel

Address: Via Dell'Orso 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Bologna
#6 Family Hotel in Bologna
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range: £98 - £302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Metropolitan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simple, minimalist, inspired to Far East suggestions..Design Hotel in Bologna The Metropolitan Hotel has been completely renovated according to the news hospitality concepts.Modern comforts melt into an exclusive inner design combined to a long tradition of family of Hoteliers.The Metropolitan Hotel is perfectly located in the Medieval city centre of Bologna, in a walking area a few steps from Piazza Maggiore.Exotic flavours from Far East will seduce guests along the enchanting and relaxing atmosphere of the breakfast room to taste several Eastern teas an herbs infusions together with fragrant brioches and a creative selection of fresh fruits.Our Staff will be glad to suggest you the best Restaurants of the City, the most exclusive Shops and Outlet and to arrange your visit to the legendary cathedrals of motors: homeland to Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini and Maserati brands.And for those who want to stay in elegant apartments, maintaining the benefits and services of a hotel, are available to the new MET'S APARTMENTSParking at 100mt from the Hotel (price reserved for our customers). ... more   less 
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