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“centrally located, perfectly nice, small hotel with charm”
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Metropolitan Hotel
Ranked #8 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
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“centrally located, perfectly nice, small hotel with charm”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

half-way between the train station and the main plaza, this small hotel, tucked away on a quiet side street, is ideally located to expore the city on foot. i stayed while in town on business, and found this to be a great hotel well situated for my office and all of the local restaurants and major tourist sights.

i stayed in a small room, facing the street. it was comfortable and adequate for my stay. and it was definitely reasonably priced.

the staff were very friendly and helpful. i did not have breakfasts so cannot comment on that.

i would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We stayed in one of the suites in the Olive Court. Lovely bathroom. Very quiet. The breakfasts were good, apart from the coffee, and the service was friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Arrived in the middle of snow chaos, Bologna train station was madhouse. Easy 5min taxi ride to hotel. (If not for all the snow on the ground, the train station is a easy walk away) Hotel staff were warm and welcoming. Very glad to have a properly heated bedroom when it was -10 C outside, friendly porter helped with luggage. (BTW, you can actually turn down the radiator to a lower setting when you've warmed up enough)
Loved the hotel breakfast, would stay there again just to eat it. Warm and crunchy croissants, cold cuts (mortadella was fabulous) and delicious variety of fresh fruit, all beautifully presented.
Aside from the fantastic location (close to shops, train station, etc) The Metropolitan is also within walking distance of lots of good restaurants and the hotel crew was well informed on this front and gave excellent recommendations (unlike some other hotels i have stayed in where they simply try to suggest tourist places).
Also tried one of their new luxury apartments, closeby to the main hotel. Very spacious and chic, perfect for those who want more space or kitchen facilities.
Am hoping to return to Bologna one day when the weather is better and the Metropolitan is definitely where I'll be staying.
Grazie mille to Claudio the hotel manager and his entire team for 2 great stays!

Room Tip: Worth paying extra to have a large apartment.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

We stayed at this hotel when the heavy snow hit Italy in early February. It was a late Internet booking so that we could be that bit closer to Bologna airport for our flight out the following day. Through the reviews read on Trip Advisor we selected it for its excellent location in the heart of the city while also it was offering a tremendous deal, which was too good not to accept.

We arrived at lunchtime when the snow was pitching down and following our satnav had little trouble finding the hotel. The trouble was, though, that some of the back roads were impassable so that we ended up on the main street which, we did not know at the time, is a no-go area for cars but which was very close to the hotel. On telling reception this, we were advised to move the car as quickly as possible to avoid any fines and take it to one of the recommended car parks a short distance to the hotel. The benefit was that the car was kept undercover rather than be buried under the snow if it was parked in the open.

The hotel itself is boutique. The room was very modern with a low bed, fairly spacious wardrobe and drawers and a desk. The bathroom had a very good shower, no bath, and was quite spacious.

If there was a fault with the room it was that it was too hot and there was no way to turn the temperature down. While welcoming when coming in off the cold street, by the middle of the night, I found myself wide awake as I was perspiring with heat. I did open the window but that did lead to a pretty nasty draft, so the lesser of two evils was to close it pretty quickly.

The breakfast area was very well appointed and quite different to any other hotel while the continental style breakfast offered a good selection of food.

The biggest asset this hotel has, though, is its very central location. While the pavement (sidewalk) was virtually impassable due to the incredibly slippery conditions, it did not stop us taking long walks around the immediate surrounding area to window shop from the really fabulous range of shops there.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Situated in a quiet side street off one of the main streets in central Bologna, this hotel is a real find! We arrived in bitterly cold weather and were relieved to find the hotel was warm, beautifully decorated and staffed with really helpful people. Actually, our very large room turned out to be far too hot and for some reason the heat couldn't be turned down, but they moved us without argument and the next room was fine.
I would stay here again like a shot, as the location is so good, especially if you want to go and see the collection of Morandi's!
We arrived by taxi from the airport (about 20 minutes ad about €20) but it is also close to the main train station and another time I would consider travelling by train between cities rather than having the hassle of a hire car.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Metropolitan Hotel
Address: Via Dell'Orso 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Bologna
#7 Family Hotel in Bologna
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price range (per night): $151 - $625
Hotel Class:3 star — Metropolitan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simple, minimalist, inspired to Far East suggestions..Design Hotel in Bologna The Metropolitan Hotel has been completely renovated according to the news hospitality concepts.Modern comforts melt into an exclusive inner design combined to a long tradition of family of Hoteliers.The Metropolitan Hotel is perfectly located in the Medieval city centre of Bologna, in a walking area a few steps from Piazza Maggiore.Exotic flavours from Far East will seduce guests along the enchanting and relaxing atmosphere of the breakfast room to taste several Eastern teas an herbs infusions together with fragrant brioches and a creative selection of fresh fruits.Our Staff will be glad to suggest you the best Restaurants of the City, the most exclusive Shops and Outlet and to arrange your visit to the legendary cathedrals of motors: homeland to Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini and Maserati brands.And for those who want to stay in elegant apartments, maintaining the benefits and services of a hotel, are available to the new MET'S APARTMENTSParking at 100mt from the Hotel (price reserved for our customers). ... more   less 
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