Hotel Porta San Mamolo
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This place is a great deal. Near the southern gate of the city, hidden on tiny Vicolo del Falcone. Spacious rooms, garden courtyards. Air conditioning. Enough said.
... leaning towers. I shouldn't trust an Italian for foundation works after seeing these and re Pisa! Had dinner of apparent local favourite, Tortoloni, filled pasta (the shape of which was apparently inspired by the 'Navel of Venus' - happily there was no fluff in it!) along with a bottle of Sangiovese. Bought a bottle of Sangiovese to bring home, and taxied back to the hotel. Today 60. Total miles ...
... because those same devices are under beds and in
cupboards throughout Australia as well…
A relaxing and enjoyable breakfast was had
in the hotel restaurant, breads and pastries like that you do not see in buffet
breakfasts at home, a couple of coffees to kickstart the day went down nicely.
Now I am waiting to be collected before
heading to Catollica…
... was left over from dinner. Then headed into the pub at the campsite to have a bit of a groove. Nicole, Kelly and I shared a bucked cocktail, they free pour here so this is a sign of where the night was heading. Gemma and Ella partied with the three of us and Gemma insisted on vodka shots, none of us remembered this until we flicked trough the photos of the nights events. Had a ...
Hi family- We are having a blast! Allesandro's family is just like "my big fat Greek wedding" they are so loving and consider us family. We have been on the go since we got here! I have so many funny stories already, but my Internet is not great, so I want to post pictures while I have a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Porta San Mamolo Bologna
Loved Porta San Mamolo
We just returned from 19 days in Italy and Porta San Mamolo in Bologna was the nicest place we stayed. Our room was bright and spacious. The bathroom with a double bath, recently updated, was the largest by far and a welcome treat after some tiny bathrooms with European showers.
This lovely spot is more like an inn. The rooms are off a bright courtyard and the flowers and fountains finish it off. Breakfast is served in a glass enclosed room in this area and it was a wonderful start to our day.
The staff was friendly, accommodating and spoke English. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone who is planning a stop in Bologna.
We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Porta San Mamolo. We had read a number of excellent reviews of the place including one in the Footprints guide to Bologna. They also have a nice website however we weren't too sure what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised.
We spent three nights at the Porta San Mamolo-what a wonderful place to stay. Our room was a nice size, cheerfully decorated and quiet. The bathroom was well appoionted too. Our room looked out over the rooftops of Bologna. There is a lovely garden and a beautiful room where we had the best breakfasts of our trip-croiossants, breads, meat, cheese, fruit and pastries. Everyone was very helpful. It is about a 10 minute walk to the Piazza Maggiore and a short walk to catch the #33 bus, which circles Bologna and makes it easy to reach the train station and other attractions. There is a very nice trattoria, Al Sangiovese, just down the street from the hotel, as well as a nice wine bar a few minutes away. Lots of good restaurants within walking distance too. This is a perfect place to stay in Bologna, quiet and yet close to everything. We would definitely stay there again.
Hotel Porta San Mamolo is located in 400 meters from the Piazza Maggiore (e.g., about a ten minute walk). It is a small hotel, with only 24 rooms and 8 suites. It has a beautiful garden. The rooms are also more attractive than some of the "chain hotel" style rooms of hotels like Accademia, Bologna. The hotel has a free WiFi Internet access point, although WiFi (and cell phone) reception is weak in some rooms.
I don't know why I'm writing this review because this place should be kept secret! It's such a lovely, relaxing hotel. The staff were friendly and professional, the rooms spacious, clean and calming - you couldn't hear a thing in the morning, no traffic, no commotion, nothing, which is unusual for a city hotel in Italy. Our room overlooked the courtyard, which was like a little garden. Some rooms had terraces as well, which would have been nice. The en-suite bathroom was largish for Italy, new and clean. Breakfast was in a lovely conservatory, with a wide variety of treats - I had some custardy cake that was to die for. The staff were ready to serve - with a barrista to make fresh coffee.