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Royal Hotel Carlton

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#18 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Medford, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our 2nd stay at the Royal Carlton Hotel in Bologna. It is clean, comfortable and conveniently located near the city center and rail station. The breakfast buffet is amazing and offers everything you could want. The staff is friendly and helpful and we hope that we can return again before too long.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Aside from being centrally located from the train station and main shopping and site-seeing areas, this hotel is very outdated. From the lobby to the hotel room, everything was very circa 1980 with plush dark blue and red velvet furniture and dark woods to an explosion of peach, pink, and beige in the bedroom suite. To make matters worse, their...

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your lovely review about Royal Hotel Carlton. I'm sorry to disagree from your opinion and from your style preferences, but anyway is impossible to satisfy all the travellers. In fact we have marble, wood and precious wool as carpet, but without any doubt I think that it means more quality than plastic and plastic and...

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is well situated in the city centre area being 10 minutes walk from the very centre. This hotel must be near 5 stars for its service and facilities which were of very good quality. We did not eat in the restaurant but those who did thought it expensive for what they had. The public areas were very comfortable....

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Bucks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Royal Carlton for business and was very pleased that this was the hotel of choice. Walking into the hotel is like stepping back in time with the decor, furniture and lighting. I found it lovely but it isnt to everyone's taste. The room was very clean and spacious with plenty of room for my things, a...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at the very centrally located just a few minute walk from the train station. The hotel is very comfortable and has a great staff. It has a resort feel in the middle of the city. The fitness area is huge for a city hotel with all the latest modern equipment. We made a great...

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Catherine, first of all I would like to thank you for this excellent review about Royal Hotel Carlton. We are really proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and to be suggested by you to all Trip Advisor users. With my best regards, Michele Palma

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ive stayed here 3 times now, the hotel is a little dated in its decor but in my opinion it is still quite spectacular.The lobby and bar is all mahogany and huge chandeliers but it is a nice place to begin and end your night out.The beds/ pillows were very comfy and had no trouble sleeping.Breakfast is fantastic with much...

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, first of all I would like to thank you for this excellent review about Royal Hotel Carlton. We are really proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and to be suggested by you to all Trip Advisor users. With my best regards, Michele Palma

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having wanted to visit Bologna for some time.we booked this hotel for our visit. We were not disappointed. The hotel is so relaxing, traditional, friendly and welcoming. We were upgraded on arrival and decided to eat in the restaurant on our first night. The food was excellent with complimentary bread,water and appetisers. The lady that served us was extremely pleasant...

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Hilary, first of all I would like to thank you for this excellent review about Royal Hotel Carlton. We are really proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and to be suggested by you to all Trip Advisor users. With my best regards, Michele Palma

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Hotel is much nicer inside than out. It is dated but still gives a luxurious feel. The reception staff upon arrival were polite and efficient. The lady who checked us out lacked any form of pleasant interaction. She did her job efficiently enough, but no smile, no asking if we enjoyed our stay and most of all NO SMILE....

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Andrea, thank you for your lovely review about Royal Hotel Carlton, our staff will be motivated to know your full satisfaction. Unfortunately is not possibile to move the SPA on the ground floor, but please note that in front of our reception is located a SPA information point where sometimes you can find the staff available for informations and...

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I was very much looking forward to my one night at the Royal Carlton - it wasn't what I expected. The good part is: they let me check out later, which was great help, and - after insisting, though - they got me information about transportation to Venice airport. Also plus points are breakfast and the lobby which has a...

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Chur, Graubunden, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Spacious, stylish rooms, a good breakfast, attentive staff and a great gym to work out - we really enjoyed our stay in the Royal Carlton. A plus is also the location: Situated just at the border of the old town and right around the corner of Via dell'Indipendenza, all the sights and restaurants can be easily reached. However, it is...

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Brigitte, first of all I would like to thank you for this excellent review about Royal Hotel Carlton. We are really proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and to be suggested by you to all Trip Advisor users. With my best regards, Michele Palma

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Ristorante Neoclassico - Royal Hotel Carlton
Ristorante Neoclassico - Royal Hotel Carlton
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Royal Hotel Carlton

Address: Via Montebello 8, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Price Range: $179 - $1,236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Hotel Carlton 4*
Number of rooms: 244
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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Bologna
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#3 Spa Hotel in Bologna
#11 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#13 Family Hotel in Bologna
#14 Business Hotel in Bologna
#22 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
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