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Located in the heart of Bologna, right by the central Piazza Maggiore, the Art Hotel Orologio is ideally placed for exploring the city on foot. Quirky decor and a distinctive Art Deco twist combine to make a stylish and comfortable stay. As the name suggests, many rooms feature a selection of horological decorations along with other vintage touches.

All of the hotel’s rooms offer views over the main square or the attractive surrounding side streets.

There are many excellent restaurants nearby, and the Quadrilatero market area is less than five minutes’ walk away across the square.

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Rooms

Each room mixes traditional Italian decor, such as wood paneling, oak floors or ornate carpets and historic prints, with stylish Art Deco elements. These comfortable yet modest rooms offer an intriguing appeal with their quirky clock theme and views of the main square or attractive side streets. All the rooms feature marble bathrooms and modern comforts such as air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

Location

Located in the heart of the city, the Art Hotel Orologio overlooks Bologna’s medieval Palazzo Comunale (the city hall) and the clock tower from which it takes its name. Additionally, both the bustling Piazza Maggiore and the Basilica of San Petronio are only a relaxing two-minute stroll away. The hotel’s convenient central location makes it a great base for exploring historic Bologna on foot.

Food and Drink

A hearty buffet breakfast is served in the simple but charming breakfast room and features a generous spread of local produce, including fresh fruit and pastries complemented by a small selection of hot dishes and fresh juice. While there isn’t a restaurant for evening meals, a multitude of dining options are available from right outside the hotel and the staff will gladly point you toward a recommended place to eat. 

Our opinion

We particularly like the excellent location of the Art Hotel Orologio. Coupled with the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, it makes the hotel a great choice for a stay in Bologna.

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