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Art Hotel Commercianti

Via De' Pignattari 11, 40124 Bologna Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 112 hotels in Bologna
Travelers' Choice
Hotel Commercianti: the fascination of the Middle Ages can be found in this historic hotel nestling in the shadow of the Basilica of San Petronio. The Hotel is located just off the main square and a few steps away from all the museums, monuments and the city's most exclusive shopping areas. As you can see from the plaques at the entrance, this was the original seat of the firs Municipality of Bologna (1116) and in 1250 it became the Headquarters of the prestigious "Compagna dell'arte dei Brentatori", the guild responsible for guaranteeing the quality of wine and its trasportation. In 2015 the Chambre of Commerce of Bologna conferred to our hotel a particular award for being in activity for over one hundred years.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Parking garage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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City View
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Lillo wrote a review Jan 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates267 contributions89 helpful votes
I have arrived on the evening time and the booking was ion place. Very fast process for the check in and wonderful room with a lot of spacious and nice bathroom. An incredible location once I pop out in the morning for a quickly and great shopping before to continue my trip
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Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
3 Helpful votes
Response from Ilaria Orsi, Direttore generale at Art Hotel Commercianti
Responded Jan 27, 2021
Grazie per la spendida recensione! Un saluto da Pizza Maggiore
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Coco wrote a review Jul 2020
Mulhouse, France11 contributions24 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Wonderful stay in this hotel. Public parking very close (special price thanks to the hotel), otherwise the hotel also has private garage. Good explanations sent via email to reach the hotel. Very central location, in the centre of the old town. The best location to visit Bologna ! The bedrooms are large, very clean. The hotel is clean too and beautifully decorated. Good breakfast. Last but not least : the staff is wonderful. Special thanks to Maria, who made our stay unforgettable. We arrived late on the first night and she offered to book a restaurant for us (and it was delicious!). She was very nice and helpful during our stay. We would definitely go there again ! Don't be worried in this Covid period : Italian people respect a lot the health recommendations !
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Response from Ilaria Orsi, Direttore generale at Art Hotel Commercianti
Responded Jul 23, 2020
Grazie di cuore per la bellissima recensione, vi aspettiamo di nuovo a Bologna!
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Agudanna wrote a review Dec 2020
Madrid, Spain7 contributions20 helpful votes
Do NOT go to Art Hotel Commercianti Bologna under any circumstance with your car or rent-a-car. It is located in a restricted traffic zone, so if you do a single mistake on the route there, you will be receiving a €200 fine from the local police - there are cameras in nearby streets. Trust me, do not book this hotel under any circumstance if you are arriving there by car. What was supposed to be a €100 1-night reservation, became a €500 bill (Bologna's local police fined me €200 on the arrival day and €200 on the departure day with radar photos. The fines arrived together a couple of months later to my home in Spain via email so I was fully unaware until then). The hotel said that there was nothing they could do on their part.
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Date of stay: July 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from Ilaria Orsi, Direttore generale at Art Hotel Commercianti
Responded Dec 13, 2020
Gentilissimo ci dispiace che abbia preso una multa, purtroppo la viabilità del centro storico di Bologna è complessa come quella di tutte le città medievali italiane che hanno strade strette e molti divieti di accesso. Da parte nostra la Reception manda istruzioni molto dettagliate sul percorso da fare e abbiamo scritto ovunque (su tutti i siti) di contattarci nel caso abbiate dubbi che siamo sempre a disposizione per darvi istruzioni anche telefoniche. Lei ha preso la multa in una zona dove è vietato l'accesso. Se va contro il codice della strada percorrendo una corsia preferenziale degli autobus, una zona di divieto di accesso o più banalmente passando con un semaforo rosso l'Hotel non può far nulla per farle togliere la multa. Capiamo che sia arrabbiato perchè prendere una multa è davvero irritante, ma prendersela con l'Hotel mettendo una recensione pessima è davvero poco rispettoso del nostro lavoro e della nostra professionalità. Cerchiamo sempre di fare il possibile per accogliere gli Ospiti al meglio e quando c'è un problema siamo i primi ad adoperarci in tutti i modi per risolverlo. Siamo molto dispiaciuti per l'accaduto ma come già spiegato non possiamo fare nulla per cancellare la sua multa e la sua recensione non aiuta lei come non aiuta noi. Saluti da Bologna
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Brian W wrote a review Nov 2020
Brussels, Belgium220 contributions165 helpful votes
The hotel is in a great spot and close to all the nearby attractions. Check in was seamless and we were given a free upgrade to a junior suite which was very roomy and nicely decorated. Breakfast was good and the covid controls in place didn't hamper things too much. Lorenzo at the reception desk was also super helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Ilaria Orsi, Direttore generale at Art Hotel Commercianti
Responded Dec 6, 2020
Gentilissimo Brian, grazie di cuore per la bellissima recensione. Speriamo di aver presto modo di ospitarla nuovamente a Bologna1 Un saluto da Piazza Maggiore
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abr30 wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom24 contributions43 helpful votes
The highlight of my stay was definitely the amazing location of the hotel, adjacent to the Basilica and off Plaza Maggiore. The hotel itself was clean, and beautifully decorated, with measures in place to reassure safety with the current coronavirus situation. The lady at checkin was particularly helpful, but service could be a little better - there was an issue with the room safe, and not being able to repair it they moved my room. Rather than simply telling me to move next door, given I had unpacked, a small offer to e.g. help with bags would not have gone amiss. This aside, a great stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from Ilaria Orsi, Direttore generale at Art Hotel Commercianti
Responded Sep 20, 2020
Grazie per la bella recensione che ha scritto sul nostro Hotel. Ci dispiace per l'inconveniente della cassaforte, purtroppo non abbiamo avuto modo di ripararla temestivamente. Speriamo di riavervi presto come nostri graditi Ospiti! Un saluto da Bologna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Art Hotel Commercianti
Which popular attractions are close to Art Hotel Commercianti?
Nearby attractions include Compianto sul Cristo Morto (0.1 miles), La Macchina del Tempo (0.3 miles), and Archiginnasio di Bologna (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Art Hotel Commercianti?
Conveniently located restaurants include Corten, Ristorante San Pietro, and Libra Cucina Evolution - AntiAging con Gusto.
Is Art Hotel Commercianti located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Bologna.
Are any cleaning services offered at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Art Hotel Commercianti?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Art Hotel Commercianti?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Piazza Maggiore (0.08 miles), Piazza Santo Stefano (0.5 miles), and Basilica di San Domenico (0.2 miles).