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Ferrara: Hotel Touring

Viale Cavour, 11, Phone: 0532.206200
www.hoteltouringfe.it

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Reviewed by: andasamo from Canada, review #3112

When: August 2011

Just steps from Castello Estense, the Touring is a perfect location for a stay in Ferrara. {3 stars}

Room and entrance hall outside the bathroom, photo by

We spent four nights at Hotel Touring in August 2011, paying a mere E50 per night for a double room. I booked about four months in advance over the internet and got a 40% discount off the going rate. Advance payment was not required.

I believe it is a 3 star hotel. We arrived by train from Chiusi, and took a taxi to the hotel (taxi was E10 including tip).

The hotel staff were helpful and friendly, especially the wonderful host in the breakfast room. Bottled water was free in the minibar, otherwise drinks could be purchased from the hotel bar. Wifi was free in one hour blocks (you have to get a ticket with a new username/password each time the hour expires), or you could purchase 5 hour blocks of time (can't recall the cost, I just used the free wifi).

Our bed was very comfortable. The A/C worked well. The bathroom was relatively spacious with a great shower. Our room had a wonderful view of the castle.

Breakfast included fresh pastries and bread, a variety of cereal, yogourt, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, juice, milk, boiled eggs, plus sliced ham and cheese.

Literally just a few steps away is the Castello Estense, and most other museums and sights are within easy walking distance as well. There are bicycle rental shops too, which I would highly recommend, although we did not have the opportunity to cycle the city ourselves.

There is a fantastic restaurant - Leon d'Oro - just a couple minutes walk away. We ate there every night, in the back section on Piazza Repubblica. Partly because we loved the food, the service and the setting ... partly because very few places were open in August while we were there!

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