Like some other reviewers, I enjoyed my stay at Hotel Magdalener Hof but felt that the value for money isn’t there and they seem very casual about keeping the public areas clean. Our room #106 had a great view, nice small balcony and was comfortable, but there were no amenities in the bathroom except liquid soap dispensers, the room décor needs some freshening up, the furniture seemed right from Ikea. Our room was clean, but someone left a drill bit on the bathroom floor! The Internet did not work in the room, on the balcony, in the gardens or at the bar! It was very hot while we were in Bolzano, so we were pleased that our room had A/C but it just barely worked. Other disappointments center on the cleanliness of the public areas. There is a delightful cabana in the back near the pool, but it isn’t serviced and the two evenings we sat with drinks that we brought from the bar, there were dirty glasses, ashtrays and bottles left behind. But the worst was the gym which is situated across from an employee dressing area and seemed to be used mainly by the employees, as there were aprons and clothing left behind among empty bottles of water and soda. The gym has fairly good equipment but the area was dirty and even after my husband complained, it wasn’t much better the next day. The swimming pool is nicely maintained and unheated.
Breakfast was good, with all the normal foods, nothing outstanding or special and hot coffee was hard to come by. Service was friendly but hard to find. Our check in and check out was professional, efficient and friendly. Free covered parking is a plus and the hotel is on a bus line, which makes it easy to get to town, which is a 20 minute walk. Bus service stops after about 8pm, so it's taxis after that. We ate dinner at the hotel one evening and food and service was very good, reasonably priced and the view was beautiful. Advance reservations (the morning before) were recommended and the restaurant terrace was full the evening we dinned.
Overall, I feel the hotel sustains its business because of its location and is pretty lax in other areas. It could be a first rate hotel with attention to detail, but right now it relays on the beautiful views to get great reviews. I wasn’t that impressed and would probably try another hotel closer to town.
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- Also Known As:
- Magdalener Hof Bolzano
- Magdalener Hof Hotel Bolzano