History, mission, services and opportunities at the Columbia Hotel
Marina Romea, a small seaside town near Ravenna in the Riviera Romagnola, rose to prominence during the 50s, together with the Columbia Hotel. The hotel was built by Ugo Gardini, a pioneer of the seaside resort, and it is still currently owned by the Gardini’s family after three generations. The hotel sits beautifully in the town center, right in front of a narrow strip of pinewood that separates the residential area from the seaside. The Po Delta Regional Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and the natural environment of the “Piallassa della Baiona” lagoon extend behind the hotel premises.
The Gardinis family is happy to welcome you with a warm, familiar atmosphere, so that you can feel at home. In order to make your stay more enjoyable, the staff and this website are at your disposal, to provide you with useful pieces of advice on nearby sights, museums, exhibitions, funfairs, horse riding, birdwatching, and all kinds of sports activities. A small hotel library, in which you can find information on local customs, traditions, history and environment, is freely available to all guests.
At the Columbia Hotel Ravenna you will find several pleasant areas where you can spend your leisure time: the brand new Bar Osteria Cucina Retrò (i.e. a traditional Café Restaurant), a living room with another café, a wide shaded garden equipped with tables and armchairs, a relax zone with a swimming pool and a solarium. In addition to that, a 25/30-people meeting room and a cinema hall complete the public areas services of the hotel. You will also enjoy our free internet connection with your own pc/mac/smartphone at any time (24/7) thanks to our fast 10Mbit free Wi-Fi connection.
The rooms, all welcoming and cozy, come with new LED tv sets, up to 32’’, with SKY PayTv. At the Columbia Hotel families with children are welcome and, upon request, we will provide you with cradles or beds with rails.
At the Columbia Hotel quietness and rest are the norm. Yet, if you feel like having fun, you will enjoy our concerts, shows, exhibitions, cultural events and children’s entertainment!!
At the Columbia Hotel you will find a peaceful relax zone with swimming pool, a sunbathing area and a sauna. Almost every price list provides you with beach service as well: at the “Sirenetta” and “Paradiso” bathing establishments our Guests will be able to use the comfortable hotel bathing hut and will receive free beach umbrellas, deck-chairs and sun-beds!
Every room comes with a new LCD TV satellite set with SKY and PayTv, free high speed Wi-Fi (10Mbit) Internet connection, independent air conditioning, heating, safety box, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, telephone line. The upper level rooms also have a private fridge and a spacious balcony with sunshade.
The breakfast buffet is located in a comfortable area, partly indoor, partly – if you prefer – in an al fresco space in the hotel garden. A wide range of homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks and fresh fruits are included.
The brand new restaurant “Cucina Retrò”, fully renovated and air-conditioned in 2012, offers you a rich choice of local specialty dishes with either meat or fish and a vegetable buffet.
Our basic price lists are All Inclusive, Half Board and B&B. You can also choose among a wide range of optional offers which include, for instance, a ticket for Mirabilandia (a famous fun park) or a fantastic Byzantine Mosaic course.