Hotel Porta San Mamolo
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... 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 ...
Went into centre of Modena today. Surprised by relaxed atmosphere and old buildings. Part of of must visit cities of Northern Italy inspired by watching too many tv chefs. Think this was two fat grumpy Italian chiefs or similar title. Anyway been to bologna and Palma so thought it time to visit Modena. Never looks inspiring from autostrada in fact looks a real dump. However took bull by horns and headed for centre. Wow, really old ...
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 ...
Battery Boy must confess that he erred in his planning when it came to arranging transport from Venice. Video Girl and Battery Boy were leaving Venice on a Sunday which meant the only car rental depots open were at the Marco Polo airport, an hour and a half away travelling by water bus.
After collecting their car at the airport they drove straight through to Bologna, arriving around 2:00 p.m. with the last fifteen minutes involved driving down ...
Yesterday we collected our second hire car; the lady at Hertz assured me it was a good car - Fiat 500L. Well after driving it for a day I can see the significance of the 500; I reckon it is the size of the motor as it is not that powerful, however we have been trekking through some pretty steep and high hills. There are signs up everywhere warning about snow and chains on the tyres. We have decided to call this one Francesca Fiat, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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.