Hotel Corte Estense is located in the center of the main attraction of Ferrara. The name of the hotel implies the good lord Estense whom ruled this "New York" of Italy in the 14th or 15th century.
Hotel is located just inside the wall (there is no wall today) at the market square and the very old municipal building/square along a narrow street.
Hotel is lovely with timber trust ceiling and air conditioning. It states 4 star **** on its premise.
Toilet was of good size and the price was relative cheap for a well placed and clean hotel with breakfast included.
Breakfast was just so so..(nothing to shout about) and could be improved. My suggestion.. is breakfast pasta with ragu sauce.
The problem I had was the non English speaking reception. On days you will get an English speaking receptionist while sometimes you will get a non English speaking one. (for me it's a fifty fifty chance that i get to use my universal sign language)
Any way they were really polite and things get done.
The beauty of this hotel is the location to the famous restaurants, pizzeria, pubs, duomo, and the main square. The oldest pub in Italy is located about a par 5 away. This pub is dated around the 14 to 15th centuary and has bottles of Vino covered with thick dust to illustrate the age. I wonder if it is kept for it's anti static properties for I can't imagine drinking vino which is 600 years old.
The name of this pub is Al Brindisi .. ad. 1435
One more suggestion to this hotel is to have complimentary bicycles to it's guests.
All in.. this is a very good hotel with good room and it is "smack right Center" of the Corte Estense.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Corte Estense is the result of renovation of a 17th Century palace and it stands right in the historical center of Ferrara, just a walk away from the Cathedral and the Estensi Castle: appeal and fascination for unique and unforgettable stays. ... more less
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