As one of the top luxury hotels in Bergamo, the design driven Gombit Hotel offers a unique stay in the core of the city’s charming old town.
Top Luxury Hotels in Bergamo: The Gombit’s History
If you’re deciding among the top luxury hotels in Bergamo, the Gombit’s location will make your holiday.
First, you need to know a bit about Bergamo and what makes it special. This little northern Italian city is set on the foothills of the Italian Alps where it is divided into two parts, an old and a new town. If you want to feel Europe you’ll be set on exploring the Cita Alta or the Upper Town. Just walking the pedestrian lanes of this hidden hamlet is like walking through a movie set. Here, every corner is a preserved and proud mix of Renaissance, Baroque and medieval architecture.
The Citta Alta’s medieval walls encloses a world of artisan and boutique shops, outdoor eateries, squares encircled with historic churches and buildings, stone cobbled paths and prominent defensive towers. One of those towers is the 13th-century Torre del Gombito which once stood at the compitum (crossroads of the town). Gombit is the Italian evolution of that Latin word.
Next to the tower, you’ll find the Gombit Hotel which has been refurbished with modern design in mind but with just the right touch of that oh-so-charming old world feeling.
Its central location is within easy – and scenic – walking distance to the places you’ll want to visit. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from Cappella Colleoni church, the main Piazza Vecchia as well as galleries and museums.
Top Luxury Hotels in Bergamo: Design Driven
Italian designer Gio Pozzi took on the design of the Gombit. As a member of the Design Hotels of the World, the Gombit is considered one of the most exclusive and creative hotels one can stay at around the globe.
Walking in, you can understand that distinction. The lobby is a modern mix of urban Italian style, with bold reds and pastel hues, wall prints and accessories that grab your attention but complement the space. A cherry red Vespa, modern sculptures, rolled manuscripts, “floating” books and contemporary wall art manage a fun yet welcoming feel with a creative spirit.
But the past plays a role in the design too. It should in a storied city like Bergamo. Throughout the hotel, this urban flair is complemented by old-world, northern Italian charm.
I loved the stone walls, stone arches and exposed ceiling beams in both the common and room spaces. Many of the contemporary artworks displayed throughout the hotel were crafted from wires, screws, and bolts that were found during the hotel’s construction.
Top Luxury Hotels in Bergamo: The Room
There are 13 guestrooms at the Gombit Hotel, including Classic, Superior, Deluxe and Suite options. All feature either king size or twin beds and a separate bath with shower or bathtub.
The spacious Superior Double opened up to a section of the space centered around a comfortable and firm yet soft king size bed.
The modern designed bathroom featured a stand-up glass enclosed waterfall shower. A small hallway separated the space into a cozy lounge with a desk, comfortable couch, closets, mini-bar, key safe and an espresso maker.
Breakfast and Service
A buffet breakfast is offered at the hotel’s Tower Lounge. The coffee is excellent and there’s a choice of fresh fruit, yogurt, breakfast meats, fresh croissants, bread and other pastries.
The staff was very hospitable and we got great advice about sightseeing in the region. They can also help with dinner reservations, tours and a range of concierge services.
Conclusion: Top Luxury Hotels in Bergamo
As one of the top luxury hotels in Bergamo, the Gombit delivers on many levels. Its boutique, luxury and design driven features are a winning combination.
Also, if you want to make most out of your stay in Bergamo, location is everything. The Gombit Hotel’s central and historic locale not only gets you within steps of the town’s charming sights, you’ll be making the most out of experiencing old world European beauty.
Double standard rooms from starting at €160 per night. To check dates of availability and to book a stay at the Gombit Hotel, click here.
Also note, if you are driving into town, a private parking place in a covered garage is available for €25 per night.
For more about Bergamo, check out my Travel Europe: Bergamo, Italy mini-guide. Also, visit my earlier posts from my first trip there.
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