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Via Ripagrande 21, 44100 Ferrara, Italy – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 78 reviews)
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The room was enormous with a terrace and modern bathroom.
Breakfast was disappointing with a coffee machine and poor selection of pastries
The hotel is in a lovely old building, spacious and well restored. The rooms are delightfully quirky and with lots of space. Breakfast was a good buffet with plenty of choice. Staff were charming and very helpful. The cost of the rooms was very modest. All in all, nothing to complain about and we would go back again and recommend it to others
I stayed in Hotel Ripagrande for 2 nights in early November. On arrival I much appreciated that all my advance requests were honored - the room was at the top floor, relatively quiet from the street noise, and I got a bathtub as requested. Another great surprise was a cable internet connection in the room, so I could efficiently use my computer and not just the smart phone. The room had a skylight window on the slope of the roof, it had a mosquito net - great thing in Ferrara's climate. The room was pleasantly decorated in a sober antique style, it had a minifridge and a spacious wardrobe. The bathroom was marble and comfortable, with a shower in the bathtub. The hotel itself is a converted palazzo. Its public areas are quite opulently furnished. The location is very good, in the old part of the city and a short walk to the center - Duomo, Castello Estense, etc. Ferrara is quite spread out, so a car is advisable. I made easy voyages to Abbazia di Pomposa and Delta del Po, it was an enjoyable drive from and to the hotel. I found parking on the street for my rental Audi A4 within 10 min walk from the hotel; it was very safe. The hotel seems to be run by a family; on departure the man who helped me with the bags from my room to the car refused to take the tip as it was a totally complimentary service. Overall the hotel left a very good impression and I would stay there again.
In the late evening the inconspicuous cafes downstairs all opened, and even at my 4th rooftop room the noise from folks socializing and singing was very laudable; the street noise ruining evening rest in hotel's rooms is a plague of Italian hotels as I have experienced exactly the same issue on many other hotels in other cities on this voyage. The breakfast was almost completely automated - a machine for espresso, single-portion jam cans, cheese and other pre-packaged stuff; the food in general not good but plentiful. No quality juice or fruits. I subsided on eggs that you can boil there. I especially disliked that the dishes were not removed long after the guests finished their meal and left and would stay on the tables - that created an unpleasant atmosphere of unclean. There was only one woman serving the breakfast room which was full with maybe 40 people on weekend. Parking near the hotel can be problematic depending on the time of the day, but still even at night I found plenty of street spaces a bit further away. You could also pay for the hotel's garage which is a plus. Overall I recommend this hotel.
A very helpful and welcoming receptionist. It was easy to unload luggage and then go to one of their spots in a nearby underground car park for which we paid €10. We were loaned bikes f o c which is the ideal way to see Ferrara and their location is two minutes on bikes from the castle, cathedral. The breakfast room had an excellent buffet and looks out on the lovely enclosed cortile.
No negatives to report.