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We’ve used HomeAway properties many times and they have all been excellent. Bijou House is all this and much more. For Cristina, the owner, it is clearly a labour of love to look after her guests. She was the most welcoming of hosts and the great provider of just about everything the traveller usually has to bring or buy for a city break.
The apartment is beautifully furnished with an exquisite wooden staircase going down to the bedroom. It has a very homely feel and both upstairs and down has a home theatre set up with tv, dvd library and music system.
The bathrooms were adorned with baskets of toiletries and the compact but well equipped kitchen had all the store cupboard essentials provided.
Christina had asked us in advance what type of breakfast food we liked as she likes to have this in place for the first morning. The fridge was stocked with cold drinks, a large bottle of beer (to my husband’s delight) , Prosecco, fresh mortadella, bread rolls , cheese, milk and breakfast cereals. There were also little baskets of sweet treats dotted around the place.
When we arrived we were exhausted from travelling and were extremely grateful and delighted to flop down and enjoy Christina’s little feast.
In addition to all this, Cristina had put together a little personalised information booklet with everything we needed to know about the apartment and the local facilities. Among the many restaurants listed was the Trattoria Annamaria, just a short distance from the apartment. This was a real bonus. We loved it. It had a great vibe and superb food.
The apartment is centrally located and at the back of the building so it is very peaceful given the amount of activity on the street. We were able to walk to the Two Towers and the Piazza Maggiore. The Christmas lights were switched on during our stay and there was such a buzz about the city - I wish we could have bottled it!
Bologna is a wonderful city to visit and for us Bijou House was the icing on the cake - a cosy nook in a great location. Perfetto!
Five of us enjoyed a fantastic three night stay in November. The apartment is located on a very vibrant and fun street which is filled with places to eat, drink and savour Bologna life. Yes, it is up many flights of stairs but it is so worth it. The apartment itself is so much more beautiful than the photos. You come in the hall door and to the left is a corridor with a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a large bathroom with separate shower and a washing machine. In front of you is a corridor leading to a beautiful glass staircase in the living room which leads to the upstairs loft where you will find a large double bedroom with shower en-suite and separate sitting area. The sitting room area is very comfortable with sweeping views on to Piazza Maggiore and there is a gorgeous dining room too which easily sits 8. The kitchen is a small square size but had everything we needed for our stay including a dishwasher. The apartment is filled with beautiful art works and was stylishly decorated. Extremely clean. Plenty of toiletries and fresh towels provided. Spare blankets too if needed. Checkin and checkout were easy. We highly recommend a stay here and hope to return some day.