Great Location in Bologna's Center City, if you can find it!
14/10/2017 Richard G, San Antonio, Texas
We started out very frustrated trying to find this place by auto. We had GPS that directed us to the general vicinity in Bologna, but after that we were going around in circles: getting to streets tha... more
We started out very frustrated trying to find this place by auto. We had GPS that directed us to the general vicinity in Bologna, but after that we were going around in circles: getting to streets that were blocked, or going the wrong way (many one way streets) or even onto a street that became pedestrian only (without signage to that effect) and then egress blocked by cement poles-all this required a very delicate backing out to avoid obstacles and uncooperative, unsympathetic, and much amused locals. Finally we managed to illegally park in a lot which turned out to be only a 5 minute walk from the hotel, once I realized where we were. Upon entering the hotel we were told to drive right over because they had a lot (24 Euros a day). The clerk (and all the staff were courteous and helpful) told me that GPS doesn't give reliable directions in the area of the old center city. She took out a map and showed me the best way to exit this old center city by car, and where then to start using the GPS, and upon our return, what destination to enter in the GPS and then upon reaching that place, she drew a reliable route to reach the hotel. It would have been helpful had the hotel sent a standard email to every person who made a reservation spelling all this out. Once they drafted the whole instruction it wouldn't have taken a lot of effort to send it electronically to every potential guest. A lot of wasted time and aggravation would have been avoided! And the inner city streets have no vehicular traffic on Saturdays-we happened to be on a Saturday tour and our driver was able to pick us up early in the morning, but had to drop us off blocks from the hotel in the afternoon. This could be a real problem for someone checking in on a Saturday!
The hotel was in an old building right within the bustling area of the old center of the city. Staff was nice. Rooms were kind of motel-adequate. Shower was OK. We had a balcony with a view. There was an extra charge for breakfast. We did not utilize the breakfast for scheduling reasons. Room cost was reasonable. less