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Hotel Orologio

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very nice hotel closed to city center you can reach walking 15 minutes. Easiest way to visit Ferrara and taste typical food. In fact near this hotel you can find 'I Tri scalin' and 'Da Noemi' restaurants. Rooms are confortable and have nice colours.

In the hotels beautiful paintings and décor are immerses you in the Renaissance. Price for the 4 star more or less attractive. I'll recommend for couples, lovers or traveling families. The hotel located 20 minutes ' walk from the downtown.

We had a very comfortable stay - used it as a basis to visit Venice ( 1 hour 20 minutes by train) and Bologna. We visited Venice on one of the wettest days ever ( still enjoyed it 😀) - really appreciated our comfortable hotel room when we returned. The hotel has good parking and is on the outskirts of Ferrara - around 20 minutes walk to the centre, which wasn't a problem for us. The hotel provides free bicycles and there are good cycle paths if you prefer. The staff are pleasant and helpful, breakfasts are excellent - we will definitely return one day. PS - should have said that Ferrara is a lovely town - good restaurants, an interesting castle and great shops.

This hotel is within an easy 20 minute walk of the centre of Ferrara - the town that calls itself the 'City of the Bicycle'. This charming and laid back city is pedestrianised in the centre, with many of the population, old and young, cycling around. This makes the city centre a very pleasant place to visit as there are no cars and fumes. The hotel is not in the most historic part of this attractive city, but it is perfectly comfortable and theft is perfectly acceptable. There are several other good eating places available on the nights when the holiday does not include dinner.

We stayed as part of a tour group. Not many restaurants nearby but didn't mind as the city centre is only 10 to 15 minutes walk away. All hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Good comfortable small bar and sizeable dining area for breakfast. Reasonable choice on the buffet style breakfast, there were times when the hot water and coffee ran dry, they were soon replaced after requests to do so. Staff didn't seem to well versed in handling large party groups. There are only two levels above the ground floor, corridors nice and wide and our room was large and airy, beds comfortable, it also had a safe and fridge. Ferrara is an attractive city and a good base for visiting nearby towns and cities. We both would be quite happy to stay there again.

This hotel is on the outskirts of Ferrara with a 20 min walk to the centre. We had a car and were happy to walk as there was free on-site parking. The hotel is set on a busy road junction but was quiet at night.The rooms were large with lovely big bathrooms and even a bath and spotlessly clean. We had large twin beds, although we had booked a double or twin (I may not have specified). There was a large balcony which was shaded in the late afternoon. Perfect for a pre-dinner drink and relax, except there was no furniture provided, so we had to carry our armchairs out each day. Also the balcony needed a freshen up as it was tired looking and our large sliding glass door had a crack from top to bottom which we did mention, but it was unsightly. In the public areas the carpets were looking faded and worn and wall damage here and there needed attention. All that said the staff were curteous, friendly and helpful and the breakfast selection was excellent, with fresh coffee made to order. It was good value and I would recommend for a short stay.

Stayed here after The Last Shadow Puppets concert in Ferrara. Not much to look a lot outside but very nice inside. Furnishings are very fitting and staff are very friendly. They give you bikes for a 10 euro deposit and the breakfast is fab!

We stayed here as par of a newmarket group, from the 7th to the 12th is along way out of ferrara and suffers from having no restaurant for evening meals...the nearest decent restaurant is a good walk away.....the rooms are spacious and comfortable, breakfast adequate...the staff were mostly pleasant but my husband fell on the penultimate day and was shaken and wobbly , so we asked if we could extend the stay in the room on our final day...the girl on duty both saturday and sunday was unsympatheitc and said there was no availability, we had offered to pay for an extension...we therefore sat in the foyer from 11am till 17.15 and we saw only one couple check in!!!!!!!!! We were not impressed

As others have stated the location is not great for getting into the centre of Ferrara but it is a good hotel if you are being picked up by a tour bus on a daily basis as the bus can park right outside the hotel. Once inside the staff were readily available and always looks and friendly. There is a small lift for those who need it and the rooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floors. The rooms are large, very clean and well maintained with decent air conditioning. Breakfast was good with a reasonable set of options, cereals, cold meats, fruit and pastries. Fresh coffee and fruit juice were readily available. No restaurant open in the evening was a negative point but there was a small bar. I had no problem connecting to the WiFi which always automatically connected as I walked through the lobby doors. Over all I was happy with the facilities and the service. Gmac

The tour based on this hotel is new to Newmarket Holidays this year. This is a very pleasant hotel with large rooms. The breakfast is a hot and cold buffet that includes a good variety of items. You are given the choice of waiter-served coffee or cappucino or serve yourself tea or American coffee. All the staff we dealt with were pleasant, friendly and efficient. There a Lidl supermarket a few doors down the block and a smaller simple supermarket next door but two to the hotel. There is at least one large supermarket nearby. The hotel does not have a restaurant open in the evenings and there are very few in the area. As Newmarket customers we did get two set menu dinners served in the hotel - this was helpful for those two evenings. The hotel is located near the city walls and this is the location problem - from here it is about a mile into the city centre. In the evening you have three choices - get the number 2 bus from outside the hotel to the town centre (fare 1 euro 50 each way) - this is good but the bus service stops about 8pm. Alternatively get a taxi but this is relatively expensive. The final alternative is to walk - this is generally OK but we found pavements that disappear or are blocked by parked vehicles to be a problem. The solution is a restaurant in or near the hotel but this is not in the immediate future. I was unable to access the hotel wifi - this is not a major problem for me since I have a 3G/Wifi tablet with a good roaming package but this could be better. However, I must still thank the staff for taking good care of us.

Via Darsena 67 Ferrara FE

Located in Ferrara Historic Centre, Hotel Orologio is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Ferrara Cathedral and Castle Estense. This 46-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also close to Cathedral Museum and Teatro Comunale.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast offered each morning. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.

The 46 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and safes. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Desks are also included.


Property features

Hotel Orologio features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free use of bicycles, an arcade/game room, and express check-in.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Double Room Single Use, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 585 reviews