Golf tourists can discover the heart of Bologna at the Royal Hotel Carlton. Although this 4-star hotel sits in the historic centre of the city, the accommodation still offers visitors top-of-the-range facilities. It is the perfect based for guests who want to explore the city and easily travel to the best golf courses in Emilia-Romagna.
There are 236 elegant classically furnished rooms, including Junior Suites and Suites for those who would prefer a little more luxury.
All room types include an LCD TV with Sky, a mini-bar, a safe and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. Balconies are available in some room types.
A modern restaurant is open to guests all year round, serving a mixture of local and international cuisines. However, those who are keen to try the city’s finest foods will find that many of Bologna’s restaurants are within a short walking distance of the hotel. The onsite restaurant features a modern glass wine cellar, so that guests can choose the perfect wine pairing for their foods. The Il Planetario bar and lounge also offer a lovely place for a pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner drinks. Drinks can be taken in the garden area, when weather permits.
Guests who wish to relax after a busy day can book in for a treatment at the exclusive Monrif Spa by Clarins. There is a Finnish sauna, Turkish baths, chromo therapy area, heated water beds and a dedicated relaxation area. Herbal tea is available as part of treatment packages. On the other hand, those who wish to maintain their energy levels can enjoy use of the 150m2 modern Technogym facilities.
It is just 2km from the Royal Hotel Carlton to the nearest course. The Golf Club Bologna is situated in the rolling Emilia Romagna countryside, and regularly plays host to the Italian Amateur Championships. Slightly further afield, guests can easily find the Golf Club Le Fonti (which is rich with challenging water holes) and the Golf Club Molino del Pero (which is technical but fun). There are many other courses within an hour’s drive of the city, so guests will have plenty of choice.
Away from the course, the hotel is ideal located for guests to be able to experience all that Bologna has to offer. The historic centre is just a few minutes’ walk away, so guests can enjoy all of the fantastic architecture in the area. In summer, the nearby square also plays host to music, film and cultural events which show off the best that Italy has to offer.