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Quaint and elegant Hotel Orologio
My husband and I spent 4 days at Hotel Orologio in June 2005 and hated to leave. From the friendly and kind front desk welcome and help we received from Erica and Luca to the immaculate spacious room and bath, speedy reasonable laundry service, and beautiful and tranquil breakfast room where we started each morning with various and generous choices of fruit, cheese, breads, coffee--American and Italian, we felt pampered. Hotel Orologio was exactly what we hoped for--an elegant European hotel in the heart of everything. We walked everywhere to historic sites, restaurants, even the train station. We recommend Bologna and Hotel Orologio to our friends and look forward to our return.
Just got back from a two night stay at this lovely hotel.Positioned just off St Marks Square, easy to find.Large bright modern rooms.Booked a juinor suite for 2 adults and 2 children, which turned out to have two ensuites and dressing areas as well as a bedroom and sitting room with bed settee and a kitchenette/dining area area.Staff on reception helpful.Only drawback is you have to make your own breakfast in room but they provide pre packed croissants,crackers,biscuits,yoghurts,juices,cheese,pate. Shop around for a good price try Venere.
What a find!
My husband and I stayed in the hotel Orologio for 3 nights and I must say it was an absolute find and really contributed to our enjoyment of this delightful city. The location of the hotel is perfect for exploring the city, smack bang next to Piazza Magiore (but we never heard noise from the piazza and the clock does not sound at night). I was a little concerned before arrival that it might be a dingy little hotel but was so delighted to find spacious, clean and well decorated rooms and immaculate bathrooms. The feel of the hotel is very intimate with only 45 rooms and the staff are very friendly and helpful and speak excellent English. I have already recommended this hotel to many of my friends and family with confidence that they will love it as much as we did.
Best location - hidden gem
We spent our days after Christmas in Bologna. Orologio is very well run. The suite we were in was extremely clean. The staff was very very helpful. The location superb, right in the middle of everything. I would strongly recommend it.
For some reason, Bologna hotels seem to be fiercely expensive the days I wanted to be there - the Jolly was going to charge me Eu299 for a single, so I did a bit of checking and this seemed nice from the reviews. I was very pleasantly surprised - paid around half the Jolly rate and got a lovely room in a quiet backstreet. This is extremely central, great for tourists, for those who want to get right into the heart of Bologna. It has a couple of sister hotels, but this is the cheapest of the four. Service was good, the room, though quite heavily wallpapered, was elegant and clean and recently decorated. There was also a bath, which I was very happy about. Breakfast was a feast - which countries do you get to eat home made cakes for breakfast?! and was served till a very reasonable eleven o'clock. I loved it and would definitely go back again.
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hotel location excellent, staff helpful and pleasant, the breakfast was great, highly recommend this hotel
Clock this one!
Not everyone will like this hotel as much as we did.
It's unrivalled position in the Medieval Quarter of delightful Bologna is second to none and in the evening it is an ideal headquarters for visiting some of the best restaurants in Italy. Believe me, if you like superb food, Bologna takes some beating.
Now to the hotel.
It's excellent value and our bedroom with sitting room attached was superb with a fantastic view over the rooftops. Aim high if you stay here. The bed and furnishings were top notch and the minibar got emptied. The hotel was a much appreciated haven.
However, it is a small hotel and breakfast is fine. No more than that.
The reception staff could be a little more welcoming though the rooms were spotless and the bathroom immaculate.
I would recommend it as more than good value and if we came back to Bologna - as we no doubt will one day - we would return to this hotel.
A good, central location with views of the main square. Uninspiring flowery rooms and a rather unpleasant plastic bathroom, noisey from the outside frolics in the square, but very clean and well kept with a good breakfast. Rather pay more and try one of the other hotels in this Family's chain. This did not live up to the promise of the earlier reviews.
A beutiful little corner in Bologna.
When you book a room from a thumbnail photo thousands of miles away ... you never know what you'll find. What we found in Bologna was a beautiful little hotel that made our stay memorable and enjoyable. From the perfect location to the friendly people to the impeccable houskeeping ... this is the real deal. If your looking for old world charm this is the place. Not you cookie cutter, can be anywhere, huge chain hotel ... the Orologio is ... well, Italian with a capitl I!
Loved this hotel. I stayed there in March 2003. You couldn't get anything more central. The rooms are a good size and the hotel is well run. An excellent buffet breakfast. Also free internet available if you want to check news/sports. There is also a good choice of bars and restaurants nearby, the best reason for going to Bologna in the first place! I would go back anytime, it was wonderful there and worth every penny.
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... signage at station and no directions on hotel web site. Hotel 4 Viale Masini modern and comfy for 64e. Room faced Main Street to west and was 28deg when I arrived. Reception said law made them turn off aircon on 15 Oct!! Fortunately could open window a bit. Lunch at tabac/bar next door- cheese salad with good bread. Walked up yo main square and cathedral and back thru labyrinth of lane ways with covered footpaths ...
... tried a tortellini - a smaller one. I couldn't imagine sitting down and making hundreds and hundreds as they do. We made about 20 and I thought that was enough. I also cut half the past sheet into tagliatelle strips - the technique for cutting these was great. We had enough pasta for 4 people. Joanna made two sauces for the tortelloni - sage and butter and butter and 12 year aged balsamico. For the tortelloni she made a sauce of porchini mushrooms, garlic with mascarpone ...
... I was provided with a large cup of warm frothy milk and a small jug with an espresso - when i mixed them I think I got a cappuccino - which is not what I was after. I was keen to explore the Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio - the oldest university in the Western Hemisphere. The corridor walls, ceilings, and staircases are adorned with frescos, inscriptions and memorial monuments for professors of the university. There are also thousands of plaques with the names of students who ...
... for toasts. One of the things we liked about Bologna was that just about every single building in the old town has a huge loggia (covered walkway with pillars and arches) which would make it very easy to get around in the rain. We explored a couple of beautiful churches. The first one was the Church of San Pietro (which gave us great respite from the noise of the protestors!) and the second one was the Church of San Stefano. The second one was part of a ...
... of Mary and a plastic cup. We don't give them money, I would rather buy someone food, but money is what they are after. I found this side of Italy quite challenging to understand. Would like to know more about the ways of the beggar.
There is a beautiful fountain of Neptune in Bologna, it is quite famous with a lot of history attached. Very manly, a bit more manly than David, depending on the angle you look at it, ...