Near to train station
I booked this through Booking. Com, due to price, location and facilities.
Having visited Bergamo a few times previously, I was well aware of this hotel - I ate at the restaurant here in 2009, but for some reason it's been closed for the past few years.
Good location - a minute or so from the train station.
Checking in was easy - pleasant, friendly staff. Our ( twin) room was on the 4th floor ( 407) reached by lift ( elevator)- there are 2 lifts. Our booking didn't include breakfast - we could book this for 9 Euros, which we didn't bother with - plenty of places nearby such as Pizza & Co where you can get a coffee, pastry and juice for just over 4 Euros.
Room was warm ( wall mounted temp control)
Twin beds, bedside tables, wardrobe, writing desk, chair, balcony, full length mirror, TV, mini bar - water only - still and sparkling water.
Bathroom - shower cubicle, WC , wash basin and bidet. Towels, loo roll, Hairdryer, complimentary shower gels, shower caps, soap, tissues.
The room was ok for 2 of us for a weekend stay, although the room thermostat had blue LED lights? Which cast a bright light over the room at night, which was a bit disturbing!
Another minus was the lack of drawer space - bedside tables - were just tables! I think that this is the first time that I've not had drawers as part of bedside table - even in some hostels - would expect better planning from a 4* hotel!
Free WiFi - ask at reception for 24 hour password - the reception in the room was a bit hit and miss - better in the lounge near reception.
There is Wifi and PC in reception area.
Breakfast bar - we didn't try it - went up the road for breakfast.
Bar - Saturday and Sunday night we were looking forward to a night cap here - On asking at reception if the bar was open we were told both nights, 'not at this time' Hmmmm before 2300 on Saturday and before 22.30 on Sunday - we felt that this was a bit lacking. On asking if we could have room service for a drink, again we were told that it wasn't possible.
Well this hotel claims 4* status - we've stayed in a few hotels in Bergamo over the years, including the 4* Mercure and the 4* Best Western.
Personally, I feel that this is 3*, no way can it be on a par with the Best Western, which has great customer service, a gym and sauna, a restaurant and a bar that is open until late, along with room service.
Yes, it is ideally located, but Mercure and BW are only a few metres away!
Directions: Opposite the train station
Hotel Piemontese, a very practical location
I was very happy with my stay at the hotel Piemontese. The location was excellent for me because I arrived by train and this hotel was just across the road.
The room was very big and modern as well as the bathroom and I really found that this hotel was excellent value for the money spent.
The breakfast room was also big and there was a lot of choice at the buffet. Everything was clean, and if I ever travel to Bergamo again I will definitely stay here.
If, like me, you intend to use Bergamo largely as a base for visiting other places by train then this hotel cannot be beaten. It is literally a minute's walk from the railway station, from the airport bus stop and from bus 1A to the funicular and Citta Alta. Bus 1A runs until after midnight (other buses stop much earlier) so the hotel is fine even if you want to eat in a Citta Alta restaurant. There are lots of places to eat and drink within a 10-minute walk.
The rooms have all been recently refurbished, and work on the rest of the hotel was ongoing when I visited (end May 2011), although it was not in the least intrusive. There is a restaurant, but it is closed during renovations..possibly open towards the end of 2011, I was told.
My room, at the back, was sparkling clean with comfortable bed (two single mattresses), safe, mini-bar fridge (water only, strangely), flat-screen TV, loads of hot water, bidet and balcony. Rooms at the front could, I think, suffer from traffic noise but as the hotel has air con there would be no need to open the windows.
Breakfast was in the new breakfast room, again beautifully clean, with a good range of pastries, bread, cereals, eggs, meat, cheese etc. I was particularly pleased with the large bowl of unflavoured yoghurt, which I love to eat with honey (also available) for breakfast.
Staff were courteous and efficient, although not especially friendly.
There is a lift, and a computer for guest use in the foyer, charged at 1 euro for 30 minutes (although I was not charged). Rooms have wifi, but it is provided by Vodaphone and you have to pay direct via credit card. I preferred not to do this.
I booked the hotel through www.booking.com
Unique Quality: Its convenient location.
Directions: Directly opposite the railway station. Unmissable.
3* Hotel, close to railway station
The Hotel Piemontese is a comfortable 3* hotel with an exceptional location.
The rooms are clean and contain en-suite facilities, satellite TV, minibar, air conditioning, heating and telephone.
The staff are friendly and speak good English (and probably other languages too!)
A single room cost 75 Euros (including breakfast) in September 2003.
The hotel also has a pizzeria attached.
Unique Quality: This hotel is in a very convenient location, with both the railway station and bus station less than a minute's walk away.
To reach the funicular station to the old town, it is a straight-forward 10 minute walk along Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, straight ahead onto Viale Roma, and then continue onto Viale Vittorio Emanuele II.
Directions: Across from the railway station, on the corner of Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII.
3 stars hotel
Again, didn't sleep here but since it is an three stars hotel, it is of medium standards and recommendable for tourists.
Unique Quality: The price for the single accomodation is from € 95-107
Directions: Citta Bassa
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Piemontese Hotel Bergamo
Address: Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 11, Bergamo, Bergamo Province, 24122, Italy
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Amenities at Hotel Piemontese
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Pets Allowed
- Continental Breakfast
- Bar / Lounge
- Free High Speed Internet
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