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Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta
Ranked #75 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Reviewed 30 March 2013

The hotel is located in an old convent, historically known for its silk production. Location - about 1 km from city center, but within the old city walls.
The concept is fine. The decor and quality isn't of as high a standard as could be expected (listed as historical quality hotel). Good breakfast, ok room and extremely helpful staff with parking, restaurant and shopping suggestions.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

We stayed at Il Convento for two nights in March 2013. We had a wonderful experience here beginning with the front staff (believe her name was Laura) helping us park our car into a tiny little spot. She proved extremely helpful throughout the stay including making several lunch and dinner reservations for us. I cannot speak highly enough about the service she provided. The room was clean and had a view of the street. We found it quite spacious as well as the bathroom. The bathroom was clean and included some toiletries. The hotel is located a short walk from the city center and we found this nice as we were on a quieter street. The breakfast was located at the other end of the hotel and included various continental breakfast items which was perfect. My only disappointment was that we were arriving on the last day of a festival in Bologna (which we were not attending). So the first nights rate was almost double the second nights rate. I would definitely recommend this hotel....clean, good location and wonderful staff.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

We spent three nights here. Excellent service and advice given on matters bolognese, restaurants were booked for us willingly. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. The rooms are comfortable, modern and nicely quirky with large floral themed illustrations, and a random selection of light fittings. The main reception lounge area looks like the old nunnery chapel, with some remaining fresco fragments and a high painted ceiling. It is a ten to fifteen minute walk to the Piazza Maggiore, which is a joy, as you can choose various routes, every one a winner. We will be back.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. We really liked that this was a converted nunnery with the original features, and yet the bedrooms were furnished in a modern style. All the staff were brilliant (including the cutest dog ever) - we had excellent recommendations for restaurants from them and they even put a bottle of prosecco with a hand written note in our room for my husband's birthday. Although not in the centre, the pleasant short walk to the square only took about 15 minutes, and meant we could enjoy walking under the beautiful porticos. We would definitely recommend this hotel and certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

This is a lovely hotel set in a former convent. This photos of the frescoed ceiling are of the foyer and communal area. Disappointingly the rooms have modern decor. It is a bit out of the way if you are walking to the main sights.
However the hosts are extremely helpful and welcoming which more than made up for this.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

3nights stay in the hotel for an extended weekend. by chance we booked at the convento,and not regret it.
The hotel is in a quiet quartier,close to the historical center,has an impressive ceiling,seems an orthodox church,the rooms are spacious and with all the facilities.
The front desk english spoken and helpful. proposed us some tratorias and gave us infos for the sightseeing.Bologna is a marvelous town for a weekend.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Great helpful and attentive service [especially Adi (orginally from Bosnia)], who has been of great help during our last stay.
L\The hotel is located a bit out of the way, but it is great value for money.
We frequent this hotel every time we are in Bologna.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta

Address: Via Orfeo 34/4, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > Santo Stefano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Bologna
#36 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#39 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
Price Range: £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Bologna's dowtown area, il convento dei fiori di eta has been realized following the meticolous restoration of the little church of the nunnery, built in the 15th century. ... more   less 
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