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my favorite hotel in Bologna

Since mentioning the Hotel Porta San Mamalo a few times, I thought I would share some photos. 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 during my first stay - I suspect this was a double room.
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My room last year
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View from my window last year
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The garden area where you can sit and hang out.
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TGIF tomorrow!!! Will catch up with everyone this weekend.

Comments (6)

sandrac:

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 these rooms are 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.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

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!

I’m going to bookmark this hotel. The rooms look very spacious (a rarity in Europe) and beautifully appointed. Love the patio with the pretty well.

Looks like a wonderful hotel to me, girasoli. I am so excited for you returning to Italy. I wish I could be going this year too.

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.

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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