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Reviews of Hotel Corte Estense 4 stars

Via Correggiari 4/A, 44100 Ferrara, Italy

#10 of 31 hotels in Ferrara

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Based on 786 hotel reviews

8.7

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.9

  • Comfort

    8.5

  • Location

    9.6

  • Facilities

    8.2

  • Staff

    8.5

  • Value for money

    8.5

  • Free WiFi

    7.4

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  • Reviewed: 25 May 2018

    6.7
    Love Ferrara
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    breakfast was ok a little limited. The room was a good size, but the bathroom was in need of an update, the bath could not be used as a bath(shower over) as the enamel was damaged in a lot of places, not what I would have expected.

    the location was excellent just off the main square, very old Italian in style

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2018

    8.8
    Excellent place to stay in the heart of Ferrara
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There was no complementary water or fruit or chocolate to wait for us. It's normally a good touch

    Bed was bigger than a double bed, very comfy. My parents stayed two nights and they enjoyed it a lot. Excellent location, friendly staff, especially the receptionist who welcomed us at night. Breakfast was good, especially the homemade cakes. Staff was very friendly and the building has a lift, useful for guests with limited mobility.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2018

    8.3
    Good short stay
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bit old style. Breakfast might be improved since a 4 stars hotel. Jam comes prepacked small portions only. Bread was precooked

    Very close to the Center

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 December 2017

    6.7
    Not a 4 star hotel, or at least the room I had.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    handicap Room with some problems in the toilet. Television was very small and the room itself was just average.

    very central location in a quiet road. Easy accessible.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 November 2017

    7.5
    Nice hotel in a great location.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bathroom had an old disabled shower and toilet. Toilet took a couple of times to flush.

    The breakfast and staff are very good.The bed was comfortable.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 November 2017

    8.3
    Great location in the very center of the city.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    wi-fi is not working well... if you need to use the car every day the garage could not be the perfect solution, but still acceptable.

    Great location in the very center of the city. A parking lot in a garage is available under request (15€/day) and it's not far from the hotel.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2017

    7.5
    Great Location, and great value
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Soundproofing not good (in bathroom!), but this is not unique to this hotel - unfortunately this problem is common throughout Europe!

    Location, location, location. Right in the historic centre!

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 October 2017

    10
    Discreetly comfortable, convenient, charming and calm: highly recommended
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    No complaints at all.

    The Hotel Corte Estense is a delightful place to stay. Very attractive, comfortable, quiet rooms in the city centre. Wonderful breakfast. Friendly staff.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    8.3
    Easy location near the heart
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The key card has the number written on it. The fundamental aspect of magnetic keys is that they are completely without identification. If lost they are useless to the finder. Placing a number on the card is wrong practice.

    Did not try eggs. First night strange roof noises, so room changed without fuss. At breakfast woud have preferred a good muesli to the crunchy stuff. And a natural yoghurt, without any sweetening.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2017

    10
    Really good value, strategic location for tourism in Ferrara and day trips to Venice/Bologna/Firenze
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The railway station is a bit far away — about 2 km (1¼ miles) —, and the city bus (which is really good during the day) stops working at around 8pm. I came back from a day trip to Venice at around 9pm, was exhausted and thus really not in the mood to walk to the hotel, and there were no taxis outside the station, so I had to call one first (implies having mobile internet to look up a number) and wait about 15min for it to arrive at the station. I survived, of course, but it was bummer nonetheless. (Taxi fare was inexpensive.)

    I especially liked the building itself; the floor and ceiling woodworks are amazing. The furniture was beautiful and made of massive wood, really high-grade. The employees were very friendly and obliging. I overslept one day and didn't make it down in time for breakfast. The lady at the reception saw me looking if there was anything left and immediately asked if she could help me. I told her I had overslept, but I was said I was fine, I would get something in the city centre. But she immediately went to the kitchen and brought me a plate with 3 different types of brioche (sweet bread with fruits), a banana, an apple and a pint of freshly squeezed orange juice, and I had all that in the garden. They have a small, but lovely garden at the centre of the building.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 July 2017

    10
    Great choice
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Specious room in the attic with wardrobe and good quality furniture, comfy bed, air condition. Very helpful staff, they meet all our expectations including parking our motorbike in the hotel patio. Good breakfast. The hotel is situated in the very centre of Ferrara

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2017

    8.8
    Nice, classic hotel, with big rooms, wooden furniture, very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Maybe a bit better ( rich ) breakfast.

    Nice, classic hotel, with big rooms, wooden furniture, very comfortable, lovely old building in the very center of the city. Spacious bathroom, restful night sleep. Pet friendly. Good air - conditioning during this very hot summer. The old city of Ferrara is inspiring. Gentle stuff.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 January 2017

    9.6
    This Hotel in the heart of Ferrara has very friendly and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    This Hotel in the heart of Ferrara has very friendly and helpful employees. The rooms are spacious, very clean and beautiful. The breakfast offers a great variety of drinks and food. Ideally situated for a city visit.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 November 2016

    10
    Second stay at this hotel - and I will stay there again!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Perfect location for visiting sites in Ferrara and the staff members are very helpful. The rooms are large, breakfast is pleasant, and it is a wonderful place to stay for a few days or longer.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2016

    8.8
    A little taste of luxury for a reasonable price
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was rather a long walk from the railway station (20 minutes), over some very uneven footpaths. Probably best to catch the bus into the city centre.

    Flexibility as to check-in time. I arrived just after 11:00am and was allowed to check-in immediately. Excellent breakfast in an ornate dining room.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2016

    8.3
    Excellent location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    there was free wi-fi, but it was a very complicated process logging in each time, with long numeric codes that needed to be entered over and over again. A bit archaic in 2016.

    Location very near the centre, friendly staff, helpful staff. Comfortable rooms, pleasant courtyard.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2016

    7.1
    It's a wonderful location: a minute or two from the best...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Oh dear. It's really a very decent 3 star hotel. Your granny will possibly like the dated bric a brac. Not to my taste but that's fine. Whats not fine is the pretty rubbish wifi, pointlessly fiddley to set up, weak and patchy. Definitely not acceptable for a 4 star hotel. I didn't especially like the cheap coverlet either which slid off the bed - 3 star experience. Pity. Good value for money though on the whole - as long as you get a substantial discount.

    It's a wonderful location: a minute or two from the best of this interesting town. The internal courtyard is charming if you smoke or even if you don't! Coffee is great and breakfast is ample and varied

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2018

    10
    Clean and central location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing.

    Clean and central location. The room was air cooled and awesome.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2018

    8.8
    The situation of the hotel, very close to Ferrara centre is...
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The situation of the hotel, very close to Ferrara centre is great. Personnel at the hotel is very friendly and helpful.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2018

    10
    Corteous, efficient and of a high standard
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Parkng rather expensive

    Excellent quality breakfast.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2018

    8.3
    close to Piazza Municipale and Duomo but quiet at the same...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    close to Piazza Municipale and Duomo but quiet at the same time

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2018

    10
    Super
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Everything great, especially the guy at the reception, very positive one!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2018

    10
    Great location and beautiful room
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location and beautiful room

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2018

    9.6
    A short break in beautiful Ferrara
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The hotel, was clean, comfortable with very helpful staff. It was seated centrally in Ferrara with easy access to all of the city.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2018

    10
    Ferrara in March
    • Business trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We enjoyed our time in the very centre of Ferrara. The hotel and als the staff were great.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 March 2018

    9.6
    Everything was very good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    -

    Everything was very good.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 January 2018

    10
    Perfectly perfect
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The lights in the room

    The room the service the breakfast the welcoming

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 December 2017

    9.6
    The location was perfect - there was parking and the staff...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The location was perfect - there was parking and the staff were lovely. Our cat Melvin was most welcome and the room was quiet and well appointed.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2017

    9.6
    Great hotel at a reasonable budget.
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The accessibility to parking poor. A long walk.

    Great central location. Friendly staff.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 October 2017

    10
    Great !!!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    nothing

    wonderful breakfast and very friendly staff thoroughly recommend this hotel

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 October 2017

    8.3
    Location, breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location, breakfast.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2017

    10
    Delightful!
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Delightful!

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2017

    9.6
    Everything was perfect!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was perfect!

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2017

    8.3
    Nice hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    breakfast could be better

    Great location in city centre

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 February 2017

    8.3
    The quiet area .
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The internet wasn't t so fast .

    The quiet area .

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2016

    10
    Good position
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good position

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 November 2016

    7.1
    the owner.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    the owner. the night staff and the fact you cant watch tv

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 September 2016

    8.8
    Good overall
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wifi could be better

    Good location, helpful & friendly staff, nice selection for breakfast, cleanliness of rooms very good.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2016

    7.9
    Beer in the mini bar
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bed was two singles pushed together so the join could be felt

    Beer in the mini bar

    Stayed in September 2016

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  • Reviewed: 20 May 2016

    7.9
    Location is perfect to visit Ferrara and if you are on foot.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The location of the hotel is great, but parking is a problem (residents only). However the hotel offers a parking garage close by.

    Location is perfect to visit Ferrara and if you are on foot. Staff was very friendly. Room had plenty of space and was very clean. Will stay there again.

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2016

    7.9
    Location just outside the old city center was perfect.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    There's no insulation between the floors and/or walls so you don't get the "quiet experience" in your room you might expect. The 2nd day we were there, the person sitting the desk spoke no English whatsoever. Not that we expect everyone in the world to speak our language, but after traveling around Italy for 3 weeks, this was the first and only time we encountered this situation.

    Location just outside the old city center was perfect. Set on a quiet, little-used street the setting couldn't be better. The hotel and courtyard are quite charming.

  • Reviewed: 15 March 2016

    7.9
    The bed was firm and comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    3rd floor room had skylight windows only and so i felt a little claustrophobic, not enough to panic and demand a change but if i went back again i would want a room with proper windows.

    The bed was firm and comfortable.

  • Reviewed: 18 November 2015

    9.6
    Front desk man Filipo was super and could not help you...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Front desk man Filipo was super and could not help you enough. He was like also having a concierge. Room and be was very clean and comfortable. Also, It was nice and quite for being in the middle of the city. Excellent breakfast

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2015

    10
    Charming little hotel right in the centre.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Charming little hotel right in the centre. Great breakfast buffet (for Italian standards) and wonderful ambience. They could remove the redundant wall-fixed TV stand. But for the rest, everything was perfect.

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2015

    7.5
    Perfect location in city centre, hotel has its own parking...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The walls are quite thin and one can hear a lot from neighboroughs, especially from someone with high heels. The wifi was not strong and a lot of interuptions appeared.

    Perfect location in city centre, hotel has its own parking house.

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2015

    10
    This is an outstanding hotel and an excellent value.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    This is an outstanding hotel and an excellent value. The style is very traditional, old world, and elegant---flowers in the lobby, white table cloths on the breakfast tables, elegant buffet, excellent service. Staff is very helpful. Location is close to the landmarks. Area surroundings are very pleasant. Our experience here enriched our overall stay in Ferrara. I wish we'd had another day! If we can go back to Ferrara, we will definitely go back to Corte Estense.

  • Reviewed: 16 May 2015

    8.8
    Literally around the corner from the main square, bars,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Although the WiFi is free and reasonably fast, you only get access by creating a user account and consenting to receive marketing emails...this should not be compulsory for paying customers, in my view. The single room was fine, but during my stay I saw a double room, which is much larger (basically twice as large), so I think the double option is better value.

    Literally around the corner from the main square, bars, cathedral, etc. Charming little hotel with friendly, helpful staff.

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2016

    8.8
    Breakfast, location.
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    Rooms can be noisy because of the wooden ceiling you can hear steps from above rooms.

    Breakfast, location...

  • Reviewed: 17 December 2015

    8.8
    Fabulous location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    No tea/coffee making in room

    Fabulous location.

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2015

    10
    Spacious, comfortable and very warm room (December visit).
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Spacious, comfortable and very warm room (December visit). Attentive & helpful staff. Great central location.

  • Reviewed: 5 November 2015

    8.8
    Location, good value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Location, good value for money

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2015

    7.5
    good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    good location

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2015

    7.9
    Great location to city centre, staff helpful and friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great location to city centre, staff helpful and friendly. Comfortable room.

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2015

    10
    All,the ubication is perfect
    • Couple

    All,the ubication is perfect

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2015

    9.2
    Very well located, clean and comfy.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Very well located, clean and comfy.

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2015

    7.1
    The 'older style', the location, the breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Insufficient electrical sockets (for charging mobile phones etc)

    The 'older style', the location, the breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2015

    9.2
    The young man on the front desk was exceptional.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    WiFi was awkward to use. It kept cutting out.

    The young man on the front desk was exceptional. The breakfast was also very good and service was great.

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2015

    6.5
    The cleanliness of the hotel was very good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Staff seemed a bit 'fed up' with the routine.......!

    The cleanliness of the hotel was very good

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2015

    5.4
    Location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The receptionist was terrible.

    Location.

  • Reviewed: 24 March 2015

    10
    Stylish, beautiful plant, central location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    quilt Mediterranean type: linens, air vented heating

    Stylish, beautiful plant, central location

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