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4.7 out of 5

"Lovely hotel in Bologna. Great location in the centre of town although situated just off the main drag avoiding the hustle and bustle of the city. ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 25 Apr 2018

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Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£159* Per night/room 15 Oct - 16 Oct

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max


Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Triple Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

During your stay at Royal Hotel Carlton, you're just a quick walk from Via Indipendenza. Free WiFi in public areas, a full-service spa and a restaurant are available.

  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Indulge with manicures and pedicures, massages or facials at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a concierge and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a gym, a steam room and a sauna
  • Steps from Via Indipendenza and 5 minutes on foot from Montagnola Park
  • Pets welcome free of charge (restrictions apply)

Royal Hotel Carlton ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Royal Hotel Carlton

Everyone (5) Couples (5) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Lovely hotel for city break

Pros: Location, comfort of the room. Staff were also very pleasant during check in/ out and at breakfast.
Cons: Maybe a kettle or coffee maker in room .
Location: Handy for seeing the sights of Bologna. Approximately a ten minute walk from Piazza Maggiore and 5 minute walk from the bus & train stations.
Lovely hotel in Bologna. Great location in the centre of town although situated just off the main drag avoiding the hustle and bustle of the city. Room was nicely furnished and spotlessly clean with a pleasant view over the front gardens. Room rate included a buffet breakfast which was a bonus. Buffet was really nice with a plentiful choice of fruits, cereals, breads & pastries and also included fresh meats and cheeses and a few hot items eg. eggs, sausage. Would recommend this hotel and certainly would return to it on my next visit to Bologna.

Posted by , from scotland on 25 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5

A really Great Hotel

Everything about this hotel is Brilliant. Very friendly helpful staff. Large, lovely room. Marble bathroom with special toiletries. Queen size bed - v comfortable! Safe, fridge, fluffy white robes and slippers. Everytinh was immaculate when we returned in the evening. Large buffet breakfast. Great variety of food - loved the fresh fruit salad, Pannetone & rich Cappuccinos. We timed our walk to the station - just 4 minutes. About 12 minutes walk to the centre of beautiful Bologna It all looked So Christmassy - sad we had to leave. A Wonderful hotel at an amazing price. Would definitely go again.

Posted by on 19 Dec 2013

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5 out of 5

Nice location, clean and big rooms, good value for a family stay

With my family, we enjoyed to stay in this hotel. Nice distance to the center of the city. Car parking is not issue as there is nice parking area under the hotel. Breakfast has wide selection of stuff.

Posted by on 2 Apr 2013

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Sep 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Dec 2022 by Davide Bonaccorso, Direktor

Lieber Guido,vielen Dank für Ihre Rückmeldung zu unserem Hotel Royal Carlton, Bologna!Mit Wohlgefallen haben wir vernommen, dass wir Ihren Erwartungen gerecht werden konnten und bedanken uns bei dieser Gelegenheit ganz herzlich für Ihren Besuch.Schön wäre es, wenn wir Sie eines Tages wieder bei uns empfangen dürfen.Davide Bonaccorso, Direktor

5 out of 5
Ein tolles, praktisches Hotel, welches gute in-house Parkmöglichkeiten bietet und nur kurze Fussdistanz weg von der Altstadt liegt. Kann jederzeit empfohlen werden, auch wenn es drin nicht mehr ganz dem neusten Standard entspricht. Sauber ist es aber allemal und sehr freundlich ebenfalls - und das ist ja die Hauptsache.

Posted by on 8 Jul 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jul 2022 by Davide Bonaccorso, Direktor

Sehr geehrter Gast, vielen Dank für die freundliche Bewertung unseres Hotels. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Sie einen tollen Aufenthalt bei uns hatten. Danke auch für das nette Lob an unsere Mitarbeiter, das geben wir gerne weiter. Auch freuen wir uns, dass Ihnen die Sauberkeit unseres Hotels sehr zugesagt hat. Wir freuen uns schon auf Ihren nächsten Besuch bei uns. Freundliche Grüße, Davide Bonaccorso, Direktor

4 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Aug 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Aug 2020 by Davide Bonaccorso, Manager

Dear Guest, We acknowledge with thanks your rating about your recent stay. We are happy to have met your requirements. A private message with further details would be gratefully received. Best regards, Davide Bonaccorso, Manager

5 out of 5
Très bien placé (à 10 minutes du centre). Excellent petit déjeuner

Posted by on 25 Mar 2019

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5 out of 5
Très bel hôtel de style ancien avec tout le confort moderne. Personnel accueillant et compétent aussi bien à la réception qu'au petit déjeuner ou pour porter les bagages. Excellent petit déjeuner sous forme de buffet sucré et salé, avec grand choix de croissants. Très bien situé à deux pas des principales curiosités, des magasins et des restaurants, même s'il n'est pas en plein centre, il dispose d'un parking payant.

Posted by , from Fribourg on 28 Jul 2018

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5 out of 5
Schöne Grünoase in einer grossen Stadt. Sehr empfehlenswert.

Posted by on 22 May 2018

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4 out of 5

Heel leuk citytrip weekend

Hotel voldeed perfect. Gied onderhouden infrastructuur.

Posted by on 10 Feb 2016

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Property Features

Royal Hotel Carlton offers its guests a full-service spa, a health club, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A business centre, meeting rooms, and limo/town car service are available. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Royal Hotel Carlton. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Bologna hotel is smoke free.

  • 236 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Conference rooms
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Train station: Bologna Central Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Royal Hotel Carlton offers 236 accommodations with minibars and a safe. LCD televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

The Spoon – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club and a sauna.

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam. The spa is open daily.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Massages


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 11 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, debit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) guidelines.

  • One child stays free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 11
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 5.00 per person, per night, up to 5 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: EUR 25 per night
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Carlton Royal
  • Carlton Royal Hotel
  • Royal Carlton
  • Royal Carlton Bologna
  • Royal Carlton Hotel
  • Royal Hotel Carlton
  • Royal Hotel Carlton Bologna
  • Royal Hotel Bologna
  • Royal Hotel Bologna
  • Royal Hotel Carlton Hotel
  • Royal Hotel Carlton Bologna
  • Royal Hotel Carlton Hotel Bologna

You should know

  • All guests (including children) need to be present at check-in to show their government-issued photo ID or passport.
  • On-site cash transactions can't exceed EUR 5000, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child aged 11 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.
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