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Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta
Ranked #75 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“One word - Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

We booked this on a whim (without our normal research) and after booking I was a little nervous about what we might find. I need not have worried as everything was fantastic from the moment we set foot through the door. The hotel is very unassuming from the front but lovingly decorated and slightly contemporary whilst retaining remnants of its historical past. Overall there seemed to have been a great deal of thought that had gone into making the most of every inch of the great little space.

The staff were welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful from the moment we stepped through the door. They booked dinner reservations and taxis and answered our endless questions with patience and knowledge. In short they could not ahve done any better.

The little spa was lovely and so nice to have to ourselves. It was the perfect break that we needed just before Christmas.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

We chose this small 10 bedroom hotel because of the good reviews on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. It is an unusual hotel that is full of character. It was once a convent and still has some of the original frescoes. Our room (no.56) was on the first floor facing the courtyard. It was classified as a superior room. It was small and cosy with a large very comfortable bed and a balcony. Wifi was provided free and there was an excellent TV with a huge amount of channels to choose from. The lighting in the room was excellent to read and work in, which is so often not the case in hotels. The bathroom was large with a good shower (no bath) Huge bath towels, slippers, body lotion etc etc were provided. Contental breakfast was included in the room rate.
The hotel is in the old part of town and is a pleasant 10 minute walk to the centre.
Everyone was really friendly and helpful and did everything to make our stay enjoyable. Would recommend especially if you like a hotel that is a bit different.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

From the narrow street outside, the place does not stand out much. However, on the inside the building is tastefully decorated, clean and cosy. Between the decor and the small team of very good staff, the place has its fair share of personality. Our room was simple but clean and well decorated and in the shortened daylight hours of November became our home from home for 3 days. The heating when we arrived was, if anything, overly effective but easily adjustable.

The staff gave helpful, friendly and attentive service at all times - wihout this becoming obtrusive. They took time to recommend a few restaurants (both that we tried were fine) and gave some directions to help find our feet in Bologna. The staff were happy to book restaurants and taxis for us and I suspect they'd pick up the phone to help in other areas if asked.

Despite the small size of the place, there is a small private spa area (bubble tub, steam room, shower, and chairs) which was candle-lit when we used it. There is also a tiny bar area adjoining the lounge and a more private snug of a few tables on a small landing half way up the stairs.

We had a small problem with lively voices or cars/mopeds making noise in the street below - but this happened only a few times (and then only momentarily) and petered out before midnight.

Overall, a firm recomendation and a place I'd be happy to stay at again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

I have been staying at this hotel on business in 2009 and 2010, when things went smooth and the experience was lovely. A room was around 200-230 euros for single usage. Trying to book for the same trade fair again for 2012, I was told via email that the room rate would now be 340 euros per night. I checked the hotel's website and found an offer I had not been told about, which I booked (306 euros for 2 nights non refundable and payable within 24 hours by credit card). I was then told that they could not honour my booking as the price had been a mistake. If I had made a mistake booking, however, I would obviously not have been able to cancel. The manager offered free newspapers and bathrobes plus jacuzzi use and a 10% discount, as they are clearly embarrassed. I declined. I have had problems with bookings via a 3rd party website in the past, but never when booking directly with a hotel. Basically they are telling me they forgot to double the price on their online booking function. I would advise fellow travellers to be very cautious when dealing with this place.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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bristol, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

We had such a nice stay here. Location wise its great, not in the thick of it all but close enough and giving you plenty of opportunity to take a different route back each time through the little streets, accidentally stumbling past the amazing gelaterias and trattorias near by.
The hotel is gorgeous, so tastefully restored and with a little contemporary luxury in the bedrooms. Our deal through voyage-prive.co.uk gave us an hour in the private spa each day which was such a wonderful little treat, I've never been in such a hot steam room.
The staff couldn't do enough to help us and were so friendly. The traffic can be noisy but really isn't that bad - its a single track road and its just the little mopeds that cause the problem. All well double glazed so not noticed once the balcony door's are shut.
Thanks and we'd love to go back

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta

Property: Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta
Address: Via Orfeo 34/4, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > Santo Stefano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Bologna
#36 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#40 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,121
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Bologna's dowtown area, il convento dei fiori di eta has been realized following the meticolous restoration of the little church of the nunnery, built in the 15th century. ... more   less 
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Il Convento Dei Fiori Di Seta Hotel Bologna

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