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The Living room in white style
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

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Robsaway
Kingston, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Central oasis”
Reviewed 18 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We stayed at Palazzo in one of the hottest July's on record. The central location allowed us to experience the city to the fullest, but also escape the heat during the hottest part of the day. The apartment is ideally located steps from the two towers, and on the edge of the university district. There are plenty of places to eat and drink within minutes of slow meandering. The a/c was an absolute life saver, allowing us to sleep soundly in the very comfortable queen bed. Everything you need is here in the apartment, we will be back for another stay.

One note of advice, the bedroom is up a flight of narrow spiral stairs. You need to be able to navigate the steps confidently. Not for those with mobility issues.

Recommend "Italian Days" for a foodie day tour (wine/cheese/ham) and Restorante di Postigliani

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WorldTrav...
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“5 Glorious Weeks in a Palazzo”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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There is very little I can add to the already glowing reports of this fantastic apartment. We had spent a month in a VRBO property in Paris and did not think anything could top that, but we must say that Bologna is now our favorite city. Giancarlo, the owner, is amazingly well suited to receive and host guests because he is very personable in every way, and when a question arises he always has an appropriate solution. For example, we had to change slightly our days of arrival twice, and he made an adjustment each time to help us out. He was so concerned that we be able to contact him that he gave us a cell phone of his own (we had not brought one along).
In response to comments on the kitchen, we shopped daily in the famous fresh markets just a few streets away (as well as Paolo Atti and Tamborini for fresh pasta), and went every few days to the Coops on Moline and the PAM supermarket on Marconi. We were able to prepare complex meals of multiple courses, so no limitations there.
The stairway clearly shown in the pictures is not an issue. Using it with care and gripping the hand rail, it is very safe. The ambient living room light from outside at night means one never needs to use the stairs in total darkness.
The apartment was cleaned weekly and the bed linens and towels changed. We used the washing machine and hung our clothes to dry on the rack provided. The iron and ironing board came in most handy, too.
Giancarlo’s recommendations for the best espresso in town, the best pizza (also exceptional for seafood), and the best gelaterias (even down to which flavor each one is famous for) were all tremendous help.
We attended an opera performance at the Teatro Comunale just down the street and went to many classical music concerts (free, donation requested) at the Oratorio Santa Cecilia across the street. The Johns Hopkins SAIS (School of Advanced International Studies) has frequent lectures of interest by scholars passing through. Their building is located adjacent to the University of Bologna and just a short walk from the apartment.
In short, we are already planning next spring’s trip to Europe and will be including a stop through Bologna again to take advantage of all that Palazzo Pannolini offers.

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Liked best: All of the action just stepping outside into the street
Liked least: Our stay was too short
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HW2806
Edinburgh
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great apartment in Convenient Location”
Reviewed 26 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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this apartment is in a very lively part of Bologna - very central and in the University area. In a compact space, more than adequate for a couple, Giancarlo has provided everything needed for a very comfortable stay.

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Steve R
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Excellent apartment in city centre”
Reviewed 25 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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The apartment was very central and very comfortable, and Giancarlo was very welcoming - even collecting and returning us to the airport. A throughly enjoyable week's holiday.

Recommended restaurant (closed Tuesdays): Incrocio di via Montegrappa.

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Joe C
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Old world charm meets modern conveniences.”
Reviewed 23 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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My husband surprised me with an Italian Vacation and we only had a couple of days to find a place to stay. This was the perfect place. Everything we needed or wanted was in a short walking distance. Only half a block from the 2 towers. We knew we were in the center of things but we didn't realize how center we were. Oh and the best part 15 minute beautiful walk to the train station. The Owner was such a gracious host making sure we were very comfortable. We now consider him a friend. He also knows the best places to eat. The apartment was extremely clean and very functional with high security. We will definitely stay here again!

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Management Response
29 Jan 2015
ciao Angella, thanx for spending your anniversary here in Bologna and choosing Palazzo Pannolni, was really an honor to guest you and Joe,
hope to see you again,
Giancarlo
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MickB53
Petersham, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
336 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Who could ask for more?”
Reviewed 25 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
6
people found this review helpful

From the very first communication through Trip Adviser it was clear that Giancarlo was going to be the kind of landlord every traveller wants. This proved to be the case when he met us at the station and showed us his little gem of an apartment in the old Jewish quarter of Bologna, repose to the university and a very short walk to the two towers and the Piazza Maggiore. It was beautifully clean and well cared for and with all the mod cons made our stay a delight- comfortable bed, quiet in the evenings, wi-fi, washing machine, even a dish washer. We'd come back here again. Thanks, Giancarlo, you are fantastic!

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Liked best: Location and comfort
Liked least: Nothing
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Recommended for:
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Liz H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quiet central apartment in lovely Bologna”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
8
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Palazzo Pannolini, right in the centre of Bologna. The owner is very friendly and welcoming, the apartment is spotlessly clean and has all conveniences and the situation is ideal. You are in an old building in the university district, 5 minutes from the two towers and 7 minutes from the main square, with plenty of bars and restaurants around. Although the area is lively, the apartment is at the back of the building and very quiet.

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