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Royal Hotel Carlton

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#17 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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West Sussex
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I stayed here with my Husband last Summer whilst he was visiting Bologna for business. First impressions of the hotel were very good. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful as were the bar staff. I didn't feel that the reception staff were 'snobish' as previous visitor found and were very patient with my apallingly limited Italian :) Our room...

Thank Viator77
Horsens, Denmark
Reviewed 17 March 2013

This hotel was booked for me by a company I was visiting. There are a couple of the Monrif Hotels in Bologna (Hotel Internazionale is also a Monrif Hotel). The reception is discreet and effective on the verge of being slightly snobbish, but none the less very helpful. The hotel is large, with a large lobby, combined with the decor...

Thank LarsDane
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 March 2013

The hotel is a four star hotel with a good location for walking to the main street of Bologna. We could walk from the hotel to the shopping street (Inependency Street) where many stores and tourist sites are located. The breakfast was good and had a nice assortment. Front staff is abit snobish.

1Thank Max W
Longnor UK
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Good slightly old fashioned hotel with excellent standards and comforts. Location is very convenient both for the railway station and central Bologna - almost everything can be done on foot. We ended up with an upgrade but twin beds - which was fine. 2 negatives the wifi is expensive and the restaurant overpriced

1Thank AileeLongnoUK
Reviewed 7 February 2013

A great location and decor. Easy walking distance from the Via indipendenza and the major piazze. A really good feature for English speakers is the TV system where for most of the US programmes, you can press "i" on the sky remote then select original language. I've not seen this feature before. Restaurant exceptional but very rich food in opulent...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Just slightly off the beaten track, this is a nice quiet hotel with old fashioned standards. All the staff were polite and helpful and you had everything you needed. Our room was a twin room where both beds were a decent size and comfortable. The room was large and airy with armchairs, desk and large tv. We had a large...

1Thank MikeP290550
South Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Stayed here for 10 days for a business trip, located within Bologna city centre, waking distance to the main square (5-10minutes) Large rooms and very clean Good breakfast every morning would recommend

1Thank stephen7761
Durham, UK
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Stayed here a couple of times of the last year. Positives:- - Good location - Parking - Good size rooms and facilities. Negatives:- -rooms too warm -WiFi chargeable -Asked fo a coffee at breakfast that I could take back to room and was bluntly told that wasnt allowed - I asked for wifi availability and was given a slip of...

Thank StuartDurham_UK
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 18 December 2012

For a large hotel, there was an elegant and boutique feel to the rooms. Really nice bathroom and tub, large comfy bed, big beautiful windows. We enjoyed drinks and coffee in the bar and at the outside patio. Perfect locale for wandering around Bologna and helpful to have parking for the rental we picked up for the next part of...

Thank tessga
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 26 November 2012

This is a good location, very elegant hotel. we stayed there for a conference - it was very comfortable to have accommodation in the conference venue hotel. Breakfast was super nice. In general hotel is very clean, very elegant. Rooms are big, clean and comfortable. Bathroom very elegant. What I did not like: the reception staff not so friendly, no...

2Thank Kito9

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Ristorante Neoclassico - Royal Hotel Carlton
Ristorante Neoclassico - Royal Hotel Carlton
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Royal Hotel Carlton

Address: Via Montebello 8, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Price Range: ₹ 9,038 - ₹ 37,352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Hotel Carlton 4*
Number of rooms: 244
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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Bologna
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Bologna
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#13 Family Hotel in Bologna
#14 Business Hotel in Bologna
#22 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
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