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“What a great Hotel & Town”
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NH Bergamo
Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Bergamo
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“What a great Hotel & Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

My Wife and I have just got back from spending New Year in Bergamo.

I must say it really has been a great little holiday. Due to the efficiency of bus from the airport and a little preplanning, we were drinking a carafe of wine in Ristorante La Ciotola and ordering our dinner inside 50 minutes of landing, having already deposited our bags in the hotel.

The NH Bergamo was really excellent and the staff could not have done more for us really. They have lots of photocopied maps freely available at the front desk and will point out restaurants, attractions etc. They really couldn’t do enough so don’t be afraid to ask them questions. Free Wifi was also available in the lobby

Breakfast was a buffet system and fairly substantial. No complaints here at all.

There is a Spar supermarket next door for bottles of drinks, snacks etc.

If I was going to be super picky and point out one thing that I would like to see improved is the number of English language channels in the room – but then again who on earth goes to somewhere like Bergamo to watch the TV?

On the first day we wandered around the new town and then took the cog railway up to the old town (approx 2 euros pp for a day ticket). We then took the second cog railway up to the very top. There is a restaurant at the top with what seemed like the most stunning views and the prices didn’t seem too expensive either. If only we had been hungry at this time I think it could have been the highlight of our trip. If anyone goes, let me know, I would love to know what it was like.

We also took a day trip to Milan from the train station (10 euros return pp) and enjoyed that as it is only about 45 minutes away. We then jumped on the metro and were at the Duomo in minutes. The city is a lovely place for a walk around and can easily be done from Bergamo.

Take the number 1 (usually marked Airport bus) ATB bus from outside the Airport and it will take you to Bergamo Rail Station in about 10 minutes – 2 euros per person. From here it is only about 3 or 4 minute walk to the hotel. You can use google street view to establish exactly where you need to go, but it only involves taking one real turning. On the way back to the Airport make sure you get the number 1 bus and not the 1C, because this will take you into the old town first of all.

We knew about Bergamo years ago and should have gone sooner. Hope you have as good a time as we did – you wont regret it.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

I really liked this hotel a lot. The staff seemed very friendly. Room was sort of small but was spotless and everything in there seemed brand new. As I read in another room they still have an older crt TV. Water pressure in the bathroom was excellent, only downside was they only have one of those half shower doors that seem popular in Europe for some reason. That makes it look very modern but really doesn't function very well and you get half of the bathroom wet when taking a shower. Breakfast was very good with some hot items and the hotel is located right next door to a grocery store.

Only real complaint I have is that the internet costs 11 dollars a day here while most of the other competitors in the area (Arli, Best Western, San Marco) have free internet. The people in the lobby will give you a 30 minute pass for free and that was extremely slow. If you are here on business and internet is very important to you I would probably go with the Best Western

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

I liked the hote! It gives a feeling of peace and relaxation starting from the time you enter through the reception. The reception is helpful with a good smile and just to let you know, its better to find the receptionist's language ability (engraved on his name tag), you never know he/she might be talking to you in your language. The rooms are perfect. Due to my business I happen to travel a lot and stay 100+ days a year in different hotels in different countries. In any one of NH, I failed to find a flaw.

Room Tip: All rooms are good so its hard for me to suggest :)
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

We recently stayed at the Jolly Hotel (now NH Bergamo). We were delighted with the warm welcome from Marco at reception, who attended to all our needs on arrival and throughout our stay.
The hotel was comfortable and the breakfast was self service but as substantial as you wanted it to be. The orange juice was freshly squeezed which always pleases. The staff were very attentive. The location of the hotel was ideal, being very close to the railway and bus stations, and just a short walk from the Funicular train, which takes you to the Citta Alta.
Marco, at our request, booked a table for an evening meal for us in a restaurant in the Citta Alta and arranged a taxi to take us there.
All in all our holiday was enhanced by the attentive service of the staff and the central location of the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

I liked this hotel however there was no atmosphere, very clinical...everything was perfect and maybe I am too Irish in expecting chat and banter at every step of the way

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

This was my 3rd stay at the NH Hotel Bergamo ( previously the Jolly hotel) and it remains one of my favourite hotels in the city.
Situated in the low town (Citta Bassa) it is close to the station and links to the airport while being in a quiet, safe location. All shops bars and restauarants are within easy walking distance and bus stops close by will take you to Citta Alta and all the buzz up there!
Breakfast is plntiful and of an excellent quality with hot and cold options.
The only downside is that the decor which was really funky and fresh 5 years ago is now looking a little tired so maybe a bit of a refurb would benefit a hotel of this quality.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

The NH Jolly is indeed perfectly adequate. This seems like faint praise but read on! First of all, the rooms are lovely and spotless and the a/c works well (and very quietly). Breakfast is excellent too and offers hot options as well as the usual continental array. The hotel is well positioned just off the main drag and there are plenty of restaurants close by. In August, the hotel's own restaurant and bar are closed for their annual holidays, so be warned.
The main problem of the hotel is parking. There is plenty of it very close by in an underground public car park which even shares the Hotel's "jolly" name. However the journey from car park to hotel involved stairs and its a bit of a struggle with suitcases. When you check out, the hotel helpfully "validates" your parking ticket but charges you the same as the car park would have charged without this "validation"!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: NH Bergamo
Address: Via Pietro Paleocapa 1/G, 24122 Bergamo, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Bergamo > Bergamo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Bergamo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — NH Bergamo 4*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The NH Bergamo sits amid the bustling streets of Bergamo Bassa. Ideal for both business and leisure travelers, the hotel is conveniently located just off the highway, a mere 300 meters from the railway station and just around the corner from the Papa Giovanni XXIII Conference Center. ... more   less 
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