We stayed in one of the apartments (2 adults 3 children). Very comfortable room with a useful kitchenette to prepare a cup of tea in the evening and snacks as necessary. The location is in an idyllic place in the heart of Romagna, surrounded by fruit tree plantations and very convenient for Ferrara (lovely medieval city off the beaten track with some of the best food in Italy). The facilities are excellent and our kids enjoyed the swimming pools, table tennis and badminton.
We hired bikes in Ferrara (plenty of cycle paths and very safe for young bikers) and visited Venice (an hour away by train), Lake Garda and Verona. We would have liked to visit the Po delta, Comacchio and Ravenna if we had more time, but still managed to do plenty in 4 days.
The staff are ultra-friendly and make you feel special even when they are busy. Everybody in the area seems to be willing to go out of their way to help visitors and always greet you with a smile.
It was our first time in Romagna for our family but we would definitely love to go back.
The hotel is in a great location and is very nice on the inside. The bed was a twin size bed. Even with the upgrade to the higher level room, it was still a tiny bed. We were told to park outside on the street for 3 Euro's a day which is very cheap for parking for 24 hours. Breakfast was small but good food. You can't beat the location for this town though. It is walking distance to everything you want to see!
Andy from Germany
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The hotel is on the edge of town within an unassuming block of shops. It is ideal for the meetings at U. Ferrara (10 mins walk) and there are a couple of local shops (Lidl) should you need anything. The town is a bit of a hike 20-30 mins. The town is quite pretty (unfortunately it rained) and the local dishes are refreshingly different. The hotel room was fine but the bidet plumbing needed maintenance. The staff speak good English and provided many towels to mop up the mess. The hotel has a bar and breakfast room but no restaurant but there were some reasonable restaurants within walking distance, including a boat that sold pizza by the acre. There was a tv and you could get BBC news. Good internet connection but not much of a view. `The hotel was fine for my needs.
Amazing gem tucked away in the quiet town of Ostellacio, Set in the Po Delta, among fruit orchards and grapevines. The Adriatic Sea is only 20 miles away. a great way to break your trip between Venice and Florence.. Manor house with five star restaurant on premises. Great local wine organic produce.
Adi from Ellington, CT USA
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