great hotel in Bologna

Since mentioning the Hotel Porta San Mamalo a few times, I thought I would share some photos from my 2008 stay in Bologna.

If you don’t mind a 10 minute walk to Piazza Maggiore, this is the place to stay when in Bologna. I am so excited that I will be returning there this summer!!

Entrance to the hotel:

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My room:

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View from my window:

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The garden area where you can sit and hang out:

TGIF tomorrow!!! Will catch up with everyone this weekend.

6 thoughts on “great hotel in Bologna

  1. Thanks for these wonderful photos, and for turning me on to the Porta San Mamalo!!!
    I’m very excited about staying here for a week, you and Palma both have said so many nice things about it.
    And your photos help me to visualize what it will be like — so often, the photos on a hotel’s website show their very best suites, but not always what the majority of rooms actually look like. I can see the room is bright, light and very clean. (I shouldn’t be so fussy, but I really care about where I stay!)
    I’m so glad that you’re getting some time in Bologna and can’t wait to hear more about your plans.

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  2. Hi Girssoli, I enjoying reading about your plans. Great looking hotel. You’re going to have such a great trip! Love your photos
    Have a great weekend!

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  3. It sure looks like a great hotel and I will definitely keep it in mind for future trips to Bologna! Like Sandra said, it is nice to see photos taken by other travelers, not from the hotel website.

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  4. sandra, I do hope you love it as much as I do. The thing I find most frustrating is the lack of single room photos on hotels. I am also very fussy. I am having a difficult time finding a place I like in Stresa right now and might even change my itinerary and go somewhere else if I don’t find somewhere I am comfortable with. There is nothing worse than staying in a hotel you are not happy with.
    Kathy, thanks. I can’t wait to return to Bologna again.
    Maria, it really is a beautiful hotel.
    candi, I wish you were going back to Italy also. Thailand sounds wonderful though.
    Chiocciola, the bonus is that it is near that wonderful pasticceria you recommended. I think I might have to go there a few times on this trip.

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