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“Homely stay”
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Hotel Nazionale
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Bolsena
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Homely stay”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed four nights at Hotel Nazionale, Bolsena, in April 2014. It was a really comfortable, centrally situated, close to historic centre and the lake. Owned by a family who treated us as part of their own family. Thank you Sandro, Anna and Marco, hope to see you again in the near future.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Really enjoyed staying at this hotel as they were very welcoming. Nothing fancy but that is exactly what we like. Great breakfast. Felt we were one of the family. Recommend this highly. Left us with a lasting impression

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Traveling down from Siena on our way to Rome we drove past the town of Lake Bolsena and were pleasantly surprised. A special little town with a lot to offer. A quaint town, a beautiful lake, shops and hikes to choose from.....not a touristy town at all. We stayed at Hotel Nazionale which is at a perfect location to walk to the lake or the piazza and shops. Also free convenient parking. The owners are genuinely nice and helpful people. The rates were very reasonable and included breakfast which was much better than any of the other breakfasts I've had throughout Italy. The best espresso and cappuccino! I would most definitely recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Utrecht
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

The rooms are okay, the staff is quite friendly but there is not a nice italian atmosphere/ambiance in the bar.

It is all a bit gone glory in the wrong way. The bar is not clean, the windows could use some soap and water etc. etc.

It has a lot of potential because the rooms are fine and the place is excellent, three minutes walking from the lake and close to the medieval center.

Breakfast is not interesting.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

There are a great many hotels in Bolsena between which to choose - most of them decidedly shoddy, dodgy, filled with wrinkly Germans on a quick return visit to Europe from Bolivia, Paraguay or other such convenient refuges where they have been rotting for the past seventy-odd years - but few, if any of the establishments offer the happy combination of entirely comfortable and well appointed rooms with the genuine charm, generosity and ancient courtesy of the family who run the Hotel Nazionale. It stands proud as the oldest of all the hostelries in this delightful lakeside town, and has a vastly more distinguished pedigree than all of its competitors, not to mention most of the holiday-makers who come to these shores seeking somewhere pleasant to stay. Alessandro and his wife run and own the hotel, cordially assisted by their son who is immensely obliging and helpful, attending to your every need. Breakfast is served at the bar which is also frequented at all hours of the day by the local population - a clear indicator of the quality of the food and coffee served, which here is of exceptional calibre and in stark contrast to the almost universally dire coffee that is served to witless tourists in the majority of hotels hereabouts. Standing a couple of hundred yards from the lakeside at the top of the handsome boulevard which leads directly to the water's edge, and yet adjacent to the Piazza Centrale, Hotel Nazionale is ideally situated for anyone looking for a lovely place to stay in northern Lazio.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Built in the days when it was fashionable to drive out to the Lake from Rome, there are pictures of the hotel in the 1920's with a petrol pump on the corner. Now it is marooned just outside the town walls with a main road on 3 sides, but thankfully all traffic stopped at about 9.30pm and did not start again until after 7am so I had an excellent night's sleep. The room was very big, old fashioned and spotlessly clean, with a large shower room and a comfortable bed , and a view of the castle from the window. The breakfast spread was significantly better than the average 3-star hotel.The elderly couple and their (?) son who run the hotel and bar are charming, friendly and infailingly helpful, and made what might otherwise have been a rather ordinary hotel experience quite special. Excellent value for a 3star hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Juno Beach
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

We couldn't wait to try this hotel after reading the reviews; but found it a bit disappointing. It is true the older couple that owns it are extremely nice and accomodating but there isn't too much else to rave about. The breakfast coffees were fresh and delicious, but the breakfast buffet was not much to write home about. The room was small but clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was the next problem. It was very hard to regulate the water temperature. The towels were so old and worn thin that they were like gauze pads. They did the job but it was an effort. When it was time to check out the owner made me pay cash, claiming the credit card machine was broken. The photos make the place look better than in real life.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Nazionale
Address: Via Antonio Gramsci 50, 01023 Bolsena, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Viterbo > Bolsena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Bolsena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Nazionale 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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