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Cartoleria guesthouse is situated in the heart of Bologna,a few steps from 2 towers and piazza Santo Stefano.
4 single rooms with shared bathroom,wi-fi internet connection included for your notebook.
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The guesthouse is very well located and comfortable. The rooms are a good size and the lady who greeted us was a total sweetheart. We really enjoyed our stay! The downfalls of it are that there is only one bathroom for all 4 guest rooms and the kitchen is not accessible unless the staff is there. Getting there from the train is easier to walk then to figure out the transit in our experience, it's almost a straight line from the station.
Overall, Bologna was a lovely experience, but there were some minor complications that didn't make the trip ideal. I'll start with the positive: Samantha was very nice and receptive, our room was clean, the bathroom was very clean as well, and the location was great! About a 7 minute walk (not even) from Piazza Maggiore. Although it was a shared apartment, we had our privacy which was very nice. Also, I accidentally short circuited the apartment one morning, left a note, and by the time we returned, Samantha had fixed it!
On the other hand, the listing says "4 single rooms with shared bathroom" so when we (3 of us) booked the place, we thought we would be receiving 3 separate, single rooms. When we arrived, we discovered we were all in the same room with 3 beds (and we're close friends, so it wasn't terrible). Unfortunately, one of the beds in the room eventually broke, and we couldn't contact Samantha before nighttime, so three of us slept on two beds (it was kind of hilarious, but might not be for everyone). However, Samantha responded graciously and offered a single room to one of us. Another minor con was the towels. They were very scratchy and not comfortable at all.
I thought it was a bit pricey for the experience we had, but a great location.
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