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 …
... had a nice phone call with Luke and then the Duomo was open. A Gothic, dark, forboding church but we could access the alter area and there was a crypt and various alters at the back. Some nice sculptures. I believe I have been to church every day in Italy!! It was worth seeing as were the interesting Council rooms. We had a little shop and Craig bought a fantastic Bennetton jacket -70% off ...
... local lady who SPOKE SOME ENGLISH... and had the same stick shift as our car... she gets into the car to put it in reverse ( meanwhile 2 more cars come from the other direction going slowly... the lady gets the VW turned around and we follow her to our turn off...No words spoken .. mom and I know that "someone" was looking after us ( plus the 8 bottles of Holy Water " from the Vatican in our suitcase probably helped too! We honk several times ...
... a long time. Nice sleep. 2nd day: Thunder, lightening and heavy rain in the morning. Almost all museums and public touristic places close on Monday. I was thinking should i cancel to go to Siena and stay in Bologna one day more. However, the weather turned out nicely after my breakfast. Decided to go out and look around the city as much as i can for the day time. Seems like this city only have old churches and ...
Santa Maria della Vitta was a stunning surprise! The "Red Masterpieces" of terra cotta sculptures by Niccolo Dell’Arca are probably the most emotionally evocative piece of artwork I've ever seen my whole life!
Museo de Medicina (Medical School) The operating room at Teatro Anatomico was a highlight. This is where they dissect the human body while conducting lectures on human ...
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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.