Our 3 night stay at the fairly new AC Marriott Bologna was pleasant without any surprises. We were greeted by Michel upon check in who was very efficient and pleasant. As a Marriott Elite Gold member, we were upgraded to a deluxe room which included free mini bar and WiFi for all 4 of our devices. Michel took time to suggest places to visit and called various restaurants to make reservations for us as it was August and many businesses close for the month. He was very accommodating!
Our room was on the 5th floor, very quiet away from the street and facing the quiet park below. The room was clean with modern furnishings. Only negative was the lack of drawers- ask for lots of hangers? The bathroom is supplied with large bath towels and amenities including bathrobes and slippers. Water pressure is excellent with lots of hot water! AC very efficient with high speed WiFi.
It was nice to have the mini bar free of charge. The refrigerator was filled with beer, juices, water, soda, a candy bar and small can of chips. It was refreshed daily.
Breakfast was excellent compared to the AC Genova as the fruit and juices were of higher quality. Croissants are freshly baked with a large assortment of pastries. The usual scrambled eggs and cut up hot dogs seem to be standard Italian fare? Cereals, cheese and meats round out the assortment of food. Expresso and cappachinos are made to order while thermos filled with "American" coffee is self serve.
The restaurant is clean and orderly with a very nice staff member taking care of the tables, seating and replenishing the food. We were the last ones to make it to breakfast one morning with croissants and eggs gone. We expected a "all finished" response, but instead was presented with a platter of freshly baked croissants and eggs. Impressive!
We used the 6th floor steam room x2, but not the fitness room which had free weights, a treadmill, bicycles and other equipment. The wet area was very nice with towels and shampoo/bath gel. 3 showers, handicapped bathroom and toilets round out the wet area. The steam room was hot and steamy!
The walk to old town is around 20 minutes which was good exercise for us as we needed to burn calories after all the gelato, pizzas and pastas! We bought a bus ticket (#21 stops in front of the hotel), but never used it.
All the sights in Bologna can be reached walking.
We arrived by train and took a taxi to the hotel which cost 8.5 Euros. One can walk easily if you have wheels on suitcases. If walking from train station, with your back to the station facing Uni Hotel, go left and cross the street. Make left and walk down Via Matteotti crossing over the bridge. Continue and make right onto Via S. Serlio (you will see 3 round concrete post on street to prevent cars from making right turn). Walk 4 blocks straight ahead and you will see AC Marriott on left side of street. It's about a 10 minute walk.
No complaints, no surprises with this hotel. Thanks AC Bologna for a pleasant stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Urban Design Hotel is located next to Bologna Fiera, close to Via Stalingrado, Viale Aldo Moro and Piazza della Costituzione. AC Hotel Bologna is just 10 minutes walking distance from central station High Speed Trains entrance, 15 minute by car from the Airport and allows easy access to public transportation. AC Hotel Bologna enjoys a perfect location for business and tourism, next to Bologna Exhibition Centre and the historic center of the city with its Art and Beauty: Piazza Maggiore Square, Neptune Fountain, the Two Towers and Pinacoteca Nazionale. Wireless Internet available in common areas, in-room minibars, room service, reading lamps, 24H fitness center, and AC Bar. Relax in the AC Hotel Bologna's Turkish bath before a meal of Bolognese culinary traditions in our restaurant. Buy everything you may need during your journey at our easily accessible My Market area near reception. The hotel also features three exquisitely designed event rooms for meetings or celebrations. ... more less
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