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“Great staff, great location, shame about the room”
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Hotel Touring
Ranked #5 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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“Great staff, great location, shame about the room”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I was in Bologna for a week to learn Italian and the school (ARCA) recommended hotel Touring. Both before and during my visit, Manuela and her team were fantastic - helpful, cheerful, welcoming....I couldn't have asked for more. The location was perfect - less than 15 minute walk to the Piazza Maggiore, the main piazza in the town centre. Having an early evening beer on the hotel roof terrace with great views over Bologna was also a real treat.
Breakfast was fine - enough options for me.
The only disappointment was the room. Although travelling on my own, I had booked a classic double, but the room I got was nothing like the pictures on the web site. There was a double bed, but because of the size of the room, one side was against the wall. There was space to hang clothes that could be hung, but no other storage space for clothes, so everything else had to stay in the case. OK for an overnight stop maybe, but not ideal for a week's stay.
Would I go back? Yes - definitely, but I would spend a bit more on a decent room.

Room Tip: I was in room 506 - very small for a 'classic double'
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We spent two nights at this lovely hotel and very much enjoyed it. We splashed out for the "gold" rooms, which had a bit more space (always appreciated in Euro hotels) and ours had a little balcony. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast (included) was great, lots of choices. The highlight was the rooftop terrace which is very nicely arranged, shaded, breezy and has a great view out over the city rooftops and church spires. The happy hour drinks to which we were invited were not free, but there was a vast array of snacks which came with the reasonably priced drinks which could have easily served as dinner if we hadn't been eager to taste Bologna's wonderful cuisine. Great location. An easy walk to all the major sites. The free wifi was spotty.

Room Tip: Go for the gold, the extra space, although not massive, is worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelTouring, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Touring, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Maurahs. Just 2 words: YOU ARE GREAT! Thank for your time & help us improving the Trip list!
Best Regards,
Matteo & Staff
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Just back from a few days in Bologna. Booked a twin bedded classic double, it was a cupboard! really only suitable as a single, had one set of towels and one chair - very disappointed, made our views clear to reception staff, not very accommodating at first but eventually moved us next day to a room as described on web. If we had been allocated this room initially then we would have been happy. Breakfast could definitely be improved, tinned peaches one day, prunes another and if early strawberries, warm scrambled eggs, cold boiled eggs. All in all not as expected.

Room Tip: Make sure you get what you booked.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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HotelTouring, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Touring, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Jeffrey thank you for your review. As we told you we were fully booked and we couldn't chance your room at the arrival. However we were lucky cause the other guest don't call that room cupboard.
For the next time we suggest you to book directly to the hotel and explain your needs.
In our hotel the have a wide variety such deluxe rooms, suite, junior suite and we will find the right solution for you.
Book directly, in our case, if you surf the official web site is cheaper and easy.
Best regards,
Matteo
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Just back from an enjoyable 4 night stay in quiet location, only 10 mins walk from centre. From the moment we arrived we were made extremely welcome by the friendly reception staff who happily provided sightseeing and restaurant information when asked. Fantastic views of the city from the cosy roof top terrace and nothing was too much for any of the staff. J & A.

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HotelTouring, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Touring, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you so much Annie!!
Great words! We wait you again-
Matteo & Staff
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

This was my first stop during my trip to Italy. The people who work there are very helpful and sweet, and the room was lovely. I wish I could live there. Best cappuccino ever! I will be back as soon as possible.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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HotelTouring, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Touring, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Dear Lisa...
you love Touring...and Touring loves you!!
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is a great hotel with super friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were spotless. Lovely roof terrace/bar looking over the city. Great location. Very good breakfast.
At the end of the day visit the roof terrace and have a relaxing drink looking over the terracotta roofs of the city. See all the city landmarks from here. Staff will keep bring you complimentary nibbles. Super hotel to base yourself in Bologna. Only 5 minutes to the main square and other sights.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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HotelTouring, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Touring, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Dear, thank you so much for your help!
Matteo*

*Bar tender...5th floor....prosecco & Stuzzichini ! the real italian style
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is a great hotel to be based to explore Bologna. All the staff were incredibly warm and helpful - giving us fantastic restaurant and sightseeing recommendations and helping to book tables and show us where to go. The roof top bar is a lovely place to enjoy some chilled Prosecco and breakfast was pretty good and plentiful. The rooms are fairly basic but spotlessly clean and it was excellent value. All of central Bologna is within easy walking distance as are a great selection of bars and restaurants. I'd highly recommend Hotel Touring for anyone looking for a good base in Bologna.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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HotelTouring, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Touring, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Dear Sophie, we adore your name...and your words!
See you soon.
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Property: Hotel Touring
Address: Via De' Mattuiani 1/2 | Piazza Tribunale, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Bologna
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#17 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Touring 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Touring is a 3 star hotel in Bologna, situated in a quiet location in the old town a short walk from Piazza Maggiore, the Church of San Domenico. A few steps from the Galleria Cavour, the temple dedicated to international brands and made in Italy, as Gucci, Luis Vuitton, Prada, Cartier, our bed and breakfast remains within walking distance from the main touristic places as Piazza Santo Stefano, Torre degli Asinelli. Garage and Traffic Restriction Pass, WIFI area, Wonderful rooftop terrace, well maintained and green. Among the offers of services during the summer, the charm of our bologna hotel bed and breakfast is completed with the opening of the magnificent Jacuzzi on the 5th floor.A moment of pleasure that will make your stay unique in Bologna, whether from us for businees and leisure. ... more   less 
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