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Royal Hotel Carlton

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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to stay in Bologna for one night to catch my flight back home. I stayed here for less than 24 hours. It's about a five minute walk from the station and it's about 15-20 minutes walk to the city center. The rooms are larger than average. Everything you need is there. A big bathroom, a double bed, a... More 

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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lovely decor throughout the hotel, staff insist on speaking English when I speak fluent Italian which I find strange...breakfast was good also the warmth of the rooms. I found it rather upsetting that they charge for parking on top of the room, for this I maybe won't return. Great location

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Thank jimmgraham
General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for this review, but I'm sorry if I cannot understand why you give us 3/5 points. You are confirming the full satisfaction received from our staff and services, but you complaint and declare to don't want come back just because our parking is not free of charge? In each hotel in the world located in downtown,... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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99 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stayed here in May for a business trip. The room was clean, the bathroom was nice and clean and pretty - lots of hot water. The hotel is in a good location so that you can walk into old town to find dinner and shopping.

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General M, Direttore at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for this excellent review about Royal hotel Carlton, me and my staff will be very motivated to read your opinion about us. We are proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and we hope to welcoming you for your next stay in Bologna. My best regards, Michele Palma More 

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61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Grand old hotel. Very well located to visit Bologna. Some minor language problems when we we away from the front desk. Their focus is on the business travelers, not tourists. For tourist help, go to the tourist office on Piazza Maggiore

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for this excellent review Hotel Royal Carlton, myself and my staff will be very motivated to read your opinion on us. As for our approach to the tourists we recently hired one more person at the reception to be more useful to all those who need information about leisure activities available in Bologna. We will take... More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stayed 6 nights from 10.10.16 to 15.10.16 on a bed and breakfast basis in a superior double room with balcony. Hotel is approx 500 metres from Bologna Central train station. Trains run very frequently to Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence on the high speed services together with many other regional trains for Parma, Ferrara, Moderna etc. The hotel is a few... More 

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for this excellent review about Royal hotel Carlton, me and my staff will be very motivated to read your opinion about us. We are proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and we hope to welcoming you for your next stay in Bologna. My best regards, Michele Palma More 

Sydney
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for 6 days and cannot praise them enough. On arrival were given a room, when we went in we called to say that the previous year we had a larger room. They upgraded us at once with a very positive approach. Location is great. Breakfast excellent. Shower very good. Service also. We are hoping to go back... More 

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for this excellent review about Royal hotel Carlton, me and my staff will be very motivated to read your opinion about us. We are proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and we wait to welcoming you once again. My best regards, Michele Palma More 

Medford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We loved this hotel. It is conveniently located near the railroad station and main streets, clean, food is good, staff is very helpful and the room was really nice. We loved it there. The breakfast buffet was amazing with many options and good quality.

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for this excellent review about Royal hotel Carlton, me and my staff will be very motivated to read your opinion about us. We are proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and we hope to welcoming you for your next stay in Bologna. My best regards, Michele Palma More 

Modesto, California
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice hotel in downtown Bologna a short pleasant walking distance to Piazza Maggiore. The location is convenient to the main sites near the historic district while offering a business hotel experience. The property was clean and well maintained. Staff was professional and very courteous. Underground parking is available at 30 euros a day, but was a convenient option if... More 

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for this excellent review about Royal hotel Carlton, me and my staff will be very motivated to read your opinion about us. We are proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and we hope to welcoming you for your next stay in Bologna. My best regards, Michele Palma More 

Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a very nice hotel, conveniently situated. It is an easy 5 minutes walk from the railway station and 10-15 minutes walk to historic city centre. The decor is in 1980's style, but everything very clean. Bed was comfortable with good quality sheets. I had no problems with internet connection. Having a decent size size safe to accommodate electronics... More 

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for this excellent review about Royal hotel Carlton, me and my staff will be very motivated to read your opinion about us. We are proud to have fully satisfied your expectations and we hope to welcoming you for your next stay in Bologna. My best regards, Michele Palma More 

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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The hotel lovely to stay in. Close to Bologna. Food good. WiFi really awful. Kept disconnecting constantly and no connection at all in conference rooms. Very disappointed with this when trying to work on a business trip.

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General M, Direttore generale at Royal Hotel Carlton, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would first like to thank you for expressing your opinion on Royal Hotel Carlton. We will take care your suggestion to improve our services. Usually our wifi it works fast in each rooms and along the congress center, but I hope that you told your problem to our desk and received our assistance from our helpful staff.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $174 - $787 (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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#13 Family Hotel in Bologna
#14 Business Hotel in Bologna
#22 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
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