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BEST WESTERN Hotel San Donato

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Zamboni 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy (San Vitale)
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Ranked #42 of 104 hotels in Bologna
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was visiting Bologna for the first time and was lucky to find this excellent hotel. From arrival to departure the stand out feature was the friendly and helpful service provided by reception, bar and breakfast staff. Incidentally the buffet breakfast is superb. The hotel is located next to the Two Towers, a principal landmark of central Bologna.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good location in historic district amid university campus. Overall hotel could use a little refreshing, but room was well appointed, great bath, good wi-fi, big balcony with a view. Breakfast very good. Go to the central tourist office at Piazza Maggiore and get a map and museum pass, well worth it. Museums here are wonderful.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in Bologna for one night, which happened to be at the Hotel San Donato. The location is great! While the exterior and lobby have a classic look and feel, our room was updated, modern and spacious. Our room was a great space to relax, especially after a long flight. The staff were courteous and professional. The breakfast the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Western San Donato has a great location but overall was slightly disappointing considering it is classed as a 4* hotel. I did like the location in the Centro Storico and near the University. Breakfasts were super, but it was hard to find outside seating on sunny mornings and the inside breakfast room, like much of the hotel interior was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I now know what it is like to be in prison! Probably the smallest room I have ever stayed in. Good luck I did not bring a big suitcase. Having said that, the hotel is quite nice. Well situated, helpfull staff, nice breakfast and a nice view over the city from the roof where you can relax and enjoy the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

June 27, 2014 - we stayed here for one night and wished it was for several. The beds were very comfortable and by far the best breakfast we had in our 18 days in Europe. We arrived via train into Bologna and took a taxi to the hotel for only 8 Euros! Exploring the city center is easy walking distance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed already the second time in this Hotel within 3 years during our moto tour through Italy. We like the Hotel and Location very much, due to the close Location to the Bologna city centre. Remakable is also the spectaculare look over the city from the roof top. Also the prima colazione can be enjoyed on a nice terrace.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This compact very well located hotel is fantastic!! Not very easy to get to by car , but once there..great. Staff is friendly. The building itself lovely. Rooms are large. Balcony for breakfast and roof for 'vista'. You can get wherever you want in the city center in five to ten minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandchildren and I stayed for three nights in this fine hotel in the area of the world's oldest university. A 900-year-old tower is only a block away. The hotel's lobby is staffed by cheerful, charming and well-informed concierges who offer good advice and recommendations. The rooms are well laid out and the bathrooms are quite modern, although the shower... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at the San Donato and the location makes all the difference for exploring the city. It's located just by the twin towers meaning all the city lies within easy walking distance. Equally as good, the staff were utterly charming and nothing was too much trouble for them. Need boarding passes printed? Of course, sir. Baggage... More

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Address: Via Zamboni 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
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Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel San Donato 4*
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Best Western San Donato
Best Western Bologna
Bologna Best Western

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style
#23 Luxury Hotel in Bologna #26 Family Hotel in Bologna #29 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
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Modern Hotel housed in 17th century structure, situated near main theaters. ... more   less 
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