Lovely welcome in an excellent location
Posted Oct 4, 2016
With only 30 hrs to explore Bologna and travelling on my own, I wanted somewhere central and comfortable but not too expensive. I couldn't have been happier with the Hotel Touring. I arrived about 11am so hoped I could leave my luggage but didn't expect to be able to check in. I was made welcome (in excellent English) and told my luggage would be waiting for me in my room on my return, which it was. The room (on the second floor) had a double, rather than a single, bed and overlooked a quiet courtyard. Everything was very clean and neat; the room's décor was slightly old-fashioned but definitely not 'tired'. The spacious bathroom was particularly smart and there were plenty of toiletries towels and tissues. Connecting my phone to the wi-fi was fine but my laptop gave problems. The person on reception helped me sort it out. The building is nice, with a small courtyard, a bar and plenty of space to sit.
The underground breakfast room is bright, stylish and cheerful and the breakfast buffet was the best I've had for a long time. There was a very wide, varied choice of high quality, fresh hot and cold food and the staff made sure it was kept well-stocked. One thing that has often annoyed me in Italian hotels is having only tiny cups and small dishes but here there was a choice of large or small cups and even mugs and there was plenty of room in the dish for my fresh fruit salad, muesli and yoghurt.
Staff were helpful and informative.
Overall, excellent and good value for money