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BEST WESTERN City Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Ambrogio Magenta 10, 40128 Bologna, Italy   |  
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

I have been there for business, a moderate hotel, stuff is helpfull and rooms are good enough. make your reservation early, at fair times, its really expensive...

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights. The staff on the front desk were always quite friendly and helpful. The room was a good size with a large window that opened and overlooked the greenery of the front courtyard which was fairly quiet.

The room itself was fine for the price although the fittings were looking a little tired. It took us about 1/2 an hour to walk into the city centre which was ok during the daytime, but we didn't feel safe walking around near the hotel when it was dark. Having said, that we found the bus service pretty efficient (bus stop opposite hotel) 1.50 Euros each way 10 mins ride into the centre - number 27A /27B.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

Staying in Bologna only for a couple of days, we wanted to be central to the city, but found a lot of the very central hotels were quite expensive. The Best Western City hotel was great value and a nice straight 20-30 walk into the centre. It was an easy, straight, safe route, and made us feel less guilty for eating loads of wonderful food once we got there!

The hotel had all the convenience of a well-known branded chain, along with free internet access, often not a given in Italian hotels. (and access to a printer downstairs, which was very handy when we wanted to print off boarding passes before heading to the airport) The desk staff were all extremely friendly and helpful, and had just about anything if you needed it - including a sewing kit when I needed to mend my handbag lining.

The room was spacious, with windows that opened onto a very quiet courtyard. The mini-bar had space to store our own food/drink (handy, as there was a supermarket just around the corner) and the bed was large (if a little firm). The bathroom was well-stocked with toiletries, but the shower was a little uncomfortably small (difficult to bend over if you drop something) and there were not shelves or other spots to set your toiletries etc on).

The breakfast was amazing. Although there were scrambled eggs and bacon, these didn't look all that appealing. However, the range of other food was deliciously satisfying! Different kinds of breads and rolls, hams, cheeses, yogurts, fruits, cakes and pastries, and who knew there were so many different kinds of croissants!!

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011 via mobile

We only stayed overnight to be able to get to airport by 5 am however we were thrilled when we arrived late night to find this lovely hotel with a REALLY nice bathroom and shower/tub fresh with robes and slippers and towels! The bed was very comfy although it was one of those "joined" king beds. The room was just right and we slept great. The night desk staff was helpful at 4:30Am in helping us with a cab and promptly checking us out.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

We stayed at the Bestern Western City Hotel on via Magenta in Bologna for four nights in March 2011. The location was about a 10 minute walk from the train station, which felt great after the long trans-atlantic flight and train from Milan. We loved that there were 2 grocery stores, each about a block from the hotel, for picking up a few snacks, supplies, wine, etc, to enjoy in the room during our stay.
The room itself was: very very clean, much smaller than US hotel rooms- but totally adequate, very warm in the room. In fact, the room had a window which you could open and we slept with it open every night even though it got to the low 30s every night. The fresh air was so nice, and it was so quiet outside.
We walked into Central Bologna in about 15 -20 minutes every time, but buses were readily available just a half block from the hotel. We enjoyed window shopping along the way, taking a new route each time. We never felt unsafe in any way.
The staff spoke limited English, and we didn't speak any Italian, but we did manage to communicate just fine.
The breakfast looked wonderful, but we got a great rate for the room only so didn't use the breakfast bar. It was 9 euros if purchased separately.
CNN international was the only english channel on the tv, and watching QVC in Italian was so much fun!
I would highly recommend this hotel -- just far enough outside of the city center to give you a taste of how the real people of Bologna live, but close enough to enjoy the action whenever you wanted.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cityhotelbologna, Manager at BEST WESTERN City Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 2011
Dear "KAYCEE19"
thank you very much for your feedback!
We hope to see you again in our Hotel.

Regards,

M.Locatelli
Resident Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

The hotel is a good 30min walk from the centre of Bologna but is great value for money, clean, with friendly service and good facilities.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

One of the cheaper hotels in Bologna, but very good value for money. I stayed with my husband for 6 nights, while attending a conference. I chose the hotel because of its location mid-way between the conference centre and town. It's a good 20-30 minutes walk to the centre of town, and just over 10 mins to the train station. Other reviewers had mentioned a bus, but we enjoyed walking. The room was reasonably generous in size, with a large bathroom. The wifi reception (free) was quite poor in the room at times, and we often checked emails in the reception area. The staff were friendly, and their English was good. The breakfast choice was amazing - pastries galore, cereal, yoghurts, fruit, scrambled eggs and bacon. The staff would make coffee as well. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel, although if I was to stay in Bologna purely on holiday, I might try to be closer to town.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Ambrogio Magenta 10, 40128 Bologna, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#26 Family Hotel in Bologna
#26 Business Hotel in Bologna
#34 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN City Hotel 4*
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Best Western City
Best Western Bologna
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