Hotel il Guercino
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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.
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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 …
... university building in the world. After much debate, we decided that the anatomy building was the oldest.
On the way home, we churched it again. We went into the church of Santo Stefano. It was amazing. The inside of the church had 2 courtyards and the crypt was very impressive.
Had to have a nap for an hour before the evening foray. Everyone went shopping. The girls headed for the cloths and the boys headed for the ...
... to Santa Maria dell Vitae, another city centre church (there are many in case you hadn't noticed by now) with some great art. The highlight of this church though is a sculpture set in red terracotta, showing the three Marys lamenting over the body of the Christ. They are all so clearly devastated that, as well as being life size, the figures are truly life like. The whole set has been accurately described as "a petrified scream". Simply wonderful. What is really hard ...
... of the stalls of the Christmas street market. Now all he has to do is pack the dirty socks and then go round to the post office tomorrow again. Incidentally, Italian post offices are great places to see numerous breeds of dog. Why do people take a dog on a trip to the post office, where they surely know from experience they will have a long wait, and the dogs will bark and squabble?
Anyway, back to Bologna. ...
After many hugs and handshakes we said farewell to our good friends in Rome, and set off to Bologna. Trenitalia had again messed up our seat reservations - putting us back to back instead of side by side - but the train was fairly empty so it didn't matter, we simply moved seats! The first fun started at Florence when a group of Americans got on with simply enormous cases, and loudly asked that our cases be moved from the ...