Hotel il Guercino
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I am a little "tardy" ( no, not retarded!) in getting my last few blogs out but thought that I'd still send them off so you can all know that we got home safe and sound...
Thursday July 25th... We got all the cleaning etc.. done yesterday and mom, the kids and I were all packed and ready to go by 8 am... Cory drove to Urbania from his hotel in …
... this is where it remains to this day.
So our two 'redheads' headed down there next, where another larger and grander museum celebrates the racing side of the business with a huge selection of notable Ferraris, including a room dedicated to the championship winning F1 cars and drivers. After this, they hopped on a tour bus and went round the corner to the factory itself for a tour of the site, and finally to the purpose built test track where both the ...
... wobbling their way towards wedding limo in shoes almost as big as them over cobbled streets. I struggled in flat sandals. Bride looked as if she had been working her way to eating disorder to fit into dress. Liked the exploding confetti bazookas. Aunts wrestled to remove bridal flowers from railings while photos being taken, and swept up confetti from ancient steps. Everyone looked happy, appart from tony who grumbled about ...
Drove to Modena along autostrada. Huge numbers of huge trucks. Truck decides to overtake another truck going half a mile an hour slower than it. This then causes loads of macho men in small inadequate puntos to slow down and bunch up. Macho men in trucks battle it out for half an hour while other macho men in inadequate cars buzz around like inadequate wasps, Behind them. Less and less space ...
... in some of the nation's finest restaurants and trattorias. On the other, is a Bolshie, politically edgy city that hosts the world's oldest university and is famous for its graffiti-embellished piazzas filled with mildly inebriated students swapping gothic fashion tips.
No small wonder Bologna has earned so many historical monikers. La Grassa (the fat one) celebrates a rich food legacy (ragł or bolognese sauce was first concocted here). La Dotta ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel il Guercino Bologna
Terrible location, unfriendly staff
The hotel was ok at best! The rooms were modestly clean. The staff was completely worthless - unfriendly and unhelpful. The location was horrific! I did not feel safe in the location. Cute entrance and lobby and that was it. Bologna was pretty much closed down and all we saw were some pretty shady characters. Even the restaurant next to the hotel was closed. There was no parking and luckily our car was there the next morning. We checked out earlier than expected because we simply could not stay a day longer. We will never go back!
Not a great hotel but the restaurant next door...
This hotel left something to be desired - the room was small and the bedspread smelled of stale smoke. The walls were very thin, spent half the night listening to man in next room coughing all night and the staff weren't particularly helpful. However, the restaurant next door - Ristorante San Luigi was excellent - think I had my best meal while in Italy there. The food and restaurant staff were wonderful. Would I stay at this hotel again - no; would I go back to the restaurant - in a heartbeat!
A charming and personable hotel
Here for the last weekend of February 2004. Arrived during a bad snow storm, luckily the hotel had off street parking. The hotel and our rooms were warm and cosy, the staff really helpful. The manager was a gentleman. He was very attentive and ran after my aunt to insist that she take the last of the hotel umbrellas. Due to the heavy snow, we could not get to our dinner reservations in the centro storico. We ate in the restaurant next door, Ristorante San Luigi, which didn't look at all promising from the outside, but boy was I wrong. But then that's Bologna, fine food everywhere.