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#28 of 112 hotels in Bologna
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Il Guercino is a 4 stars Hotel in Bologna, only 250 mt far from Centrale Train Station (high speed terminal - Carracci exit The hotel is divided into 5 types of rooms: Standard rooms, Superior, Superior Jacuzzi rooms, Junior Suite , Family Room, Flower Room, all carefully equipped with minibar, free WiFi, air conditioning, LCD Satellite TV, telephone, Kettle, Fitness Club and bike's use are free of charge. Many of our rooms have private terraces suitable for smokers, or owners of small pets. Its eclectic environment is a perfect combination of old and new and its position allows to reach easily Bologna Fiera, the Historical Centre, the Airport, the Central train Station and the city points of interest. The Hotel offerts a Solarium, an inside private SPA with Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath with chromo therapy, a relaxation area with music and herbal teas, and a charming Breakfast room where is posssible to taste the morning buffet.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Wifi
Sauna
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
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City view
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ManCityfan55 wrote a review 1 Jan
Manchester, United Kingdom29 contributions24 helpful votes
Just back from 6 nights in such a lovely quirky boutique hotel. Staff are so friendly and nothing is too much for them, very helpful. We booked pre covid as non refundable but they kindly allowed us to change our dates twice during covid so finally we arrived 2 +1/2 years later. A big thank you to Isabella who was delightful and nothing was too much for her and also to Julia who recommended great places & restaurants to visit, all the reception team were great. Another big thank you to the breakfast team, lovely ladies and the breakfast area theme of chickens is delightfully quirky too. The croissants so good. We stayed in a superior room for 3 nights and a standard room for the last 3 nights as we added to our original booking. Both rooms were kept very clean, sufficient towels, toiletries and a nice touch of robes & slippers and larger bathroom in the superior one. Italian rooms are reknown for being smaller in comparison to other countries but the beds were comfortable and that's all that matters. We peeped in at one of the suites, which sleeps 6 and its very nice. 5 mins walk to the station, 15 mins to the airport, 20 mins walk to the town centre. We visited 6 different places in 6 days and Bologna is a convenient base for getting everywhere. Loved Bologna and top restaurants, trains and eateries very reasonably priced. We would definitely stay here again, thank you to Isabella and all the friendly, helpful staff, it was a pleasure to stay at your hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CeliaT wrote a review Sep 2022
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom27 contributions41 helpful votes
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Booked for a 1 night stay, we wanted to be close to Bologna Centrale railway station and the hotel was just perfect. Loved it’s quirkiness, very friendly & helpful staff. Would definitely stay here again. Nice wine bar next door and next door to that is Trattoria di Via Serra (seems to feature highly on blogger reviews) which we would have eaten at but had not booked ahead and no chance of a table. Ate close by at Papa Re (see separate review) we were not disappointed. Left for our onward journey wishing we could have stayed a couple more nights.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: We booked a superior double, on the 3rd floor and had a small balcony
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Response from Hotel Il Guercino Giancarlo M, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Hotel Il Guercino
Responded 22 Sep 2022
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Raul Valis wrote a review Nov 2022
Athens, Greece8 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel II Guercino is a comfy,quaint boutique hotel. It is very convenient to stay here because the main Bologna station is only 5 minutes on foot. That is very important when you need to travel to the nearby cities of Modena,Ferrara,Parma and Ravenna. The staff is extremely friendly and they are willing to help when you need assistance. The room was very comfortable although in medium size. It maintains a charm of the old times with color. Clean? Yes, big time. Breakfast is extra super and the kitchen staff is extremely kind. Price? I got definitely what I paid for. It can be expensive at times but that is because the demand is high for business reasons or holidays.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room away from ventilators or boilers
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Response from Hotel Il Guercino Giancarlo Morisi, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Hotel Il Guercino
Responded 8 Nov 2022
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Iryna M wrote a review Nov 2022
37 contributions5 helpful votes
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We stayed in hotel for two nights. Very comfortable rooms, clean and new bathroom, friendly staff and very good and tasty breakfast and coffee. I was shocked about breakfast in Italy: eggs, toasts, cheese, sausages, vegetables, jams, tasty coffee, bakery, cereal with milk. It’s very various and tasty. Thank you for this time
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It very comfortable,near railway station and center of Bologna. I Don’t like this city, it’s...
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Response from Hotel Il Guercino Giancarlo Morisi, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Hotel Il Guercino
Responded 7 Nov 2022
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Alan W wrote a review Oct 2022
Poitiers, France106 contributions37 helpful votes
Booked a suite for three weeks with the hope of space, quiet, spacious bathroom, and good hotel services, good clothes storage, and an adequate breakfast. Cramped room, thin walls, no fan, poor clothes storage and small bathroom, though bath occupied another space that could have been a sitting area. Breakfast was poor with limited fruit, there was no room service, and tiny bar. Outside courtyard could be better used as a bar area with snacks. Location is good, staff pleasant. Would we go again? No.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Il Guercino Giancarlo M, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Il Guercino
Responded 1 Nov 2022
we don't undestand: yo've been stayed 21 days if the hotel is so bad?
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Kelley-Cranham wrote a review Oct 2022
Bridgnorth44 contributions35 helpful votes
This was a good find. The receptionist (Julia?) was the perfect example of her profession and could not be more helpful. The hotel is a bit quirky, full of bits and pieces, but with a charm. I had the optional breakfast at 9 euros, well chosen and we could look-in before deciding! The walk into town is about 20 minutes and as another reviewer said, the close-by train station is best exited not via the main entrance, but use instead the entrance on the other side which is the place to get the shuttle train to the airport. Charming. Would certainly return if visiting this nice city.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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anniewphoto wrote a review Oct 2022
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom245 contributions128 helpful votes
Just stayed for one night as we left for Florence the next day by train (few minutes walk from station). The hotel is quirky and we loved it. The staff were excellent and everywhere very clean. A very good sized bedroom which was very comfortable. The breakfast room is set up lovely with very attentive service , great choices and the quality was excellent. It is approx 15 mins straight walk to the main centre (buses available) - I would stay here again even if I were visiting the centre of Bologna - top marks from me and a very good price.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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deirdre h wrote a review Oct 2022
Glen Head, New York5 contributions
A short walk from the train station, this hotel is well located if, like us, you plan to take some day trips to nearby cities. We traveled to Ravenna, Parma and Ferrara and it was so easy to walk just the few blocks to the station to catch those morning trains. It is about a 20 minute walk to the heart of Bologna, but as we stayed in the city the entire day once we arrived, the walk was easy. From the outside, the hotel may seem a little off-putting at first, but as soon as you walk through the entrance gate, you enter a lovely courtyard and see how nice the hotel actually is. The desk staff was very nice, and helpful, the breakfast excellent and the accommodations very clean and comfortable. Right next door to the hotel there is little restaurant that looks very unassuming - but is is Michelin rated and, to our disappointment, we discovered that you need to make reservations a month in advance to get in!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Hotel Il Guercino Giancarlo M, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Il Guercino
Responded 11 Oct 2022
thank you so much please retourn
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Jen L wrote a review Oct 2022
Richmond, Canada11 contributions6 helpful votes
Barely average. I would only give it 3 stars. Rooms in front have strong cigarette smell - from the two bars right below. Rooms are basic. I’m on first floor. No elevator I could see. Staff friendly. Gym has four pieces of equipment, plus it was hot and stuffy as it’s right next to spa which was closed. Can only use spa if appts are pre booked. Located short walk from train station but not in best neighbourhood. I felt mostly safe but wouldn’t walk the two km to downtown in the dark. Wouldn’t stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Hotel Il Guercino Giancarlo M, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Hotel Il Guercino
Responded 8 Oct 2022
Hellom we are sorry for your bad experience. Please come again and we will be much better
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Bill S wrote a review Sep 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom29 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely little Hotel in a "lively", but quite unfashionable area. Very helpful staff and in good walking distance of city centre. Good restaurants nearby and "best sandwich ever" at Fermento just along the street.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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US$67 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
il guercino hotel, minotel bologna, il guercino bologna, bologna minotel
LOCATION
ItalyEmilia-RomagnaProvince of BolognaBolognaNavile
NUMBER OF ROOMS
61
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Il Guercino
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Il Guercino?
Nearby attractions include Stazione di Bologna Centrale (0.4 km), Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesù (0.2 km), and Teatro Testoni Ragazzi (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Il Guercino?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Il Guercino?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Il Guercino?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Il Guercino?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Il Guercino?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trattoria di Via Serra, Yuzuya La Cucina Giapponese e di Casa, and Ristorante La Corte dei Ghiottoni.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Il Guercino?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Il Guercino?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Il Guercino?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Il Guercino?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Il Guercino?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Piazza Maggiore (1.7 km), Piazza Santo Stefano (1.9 km), and Basilica di San Domenico (2.2 km).