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Espressohotel Bologna Centrale
Ranked #70 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
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“"We loved it and we'll be back!"”
Reviewed July 30, 2011

It is a good place to stand, very near to the Central Station, 15 minutes from the city centre walking. The rooms are a little small, but the breakfast buffet excellent.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

First impressions were not good as it was on a busy road and hidden behind concrete pillars but our enjoyable experience started as soon as we entered. the reception area was very attractive and the staff were very polite and helpful, they all had a basic understanding of english which was very useful.
All our rooms were on the front of the building which could be noisy at night but because of the very good air-con the windows could be kept shut. The rooms were on the small side but very well presented and equipped.Unusually the first 4 drinks that were in the mini bar are free and you only pay if you ask for the bar to be refilled..nice one! Only criticism was that the english speaking channels on the tv were very limited and usually you ended up watching italian or french tv just to get some choice.
Breakfast is very good with a large selection from the various buffet bars, you can have cereals, lots of fruit, yoghurt, cakes,real bread and there is even some scrambled egg and bacon as well ! The restaraunt menu in the evening is of good quality and very good value and is well worth a visit, make sure you book as it can get busy as the locals have discovered it and was full most of the time we were there.
The hotels position is excellent, 5 mins walk from the railway station(and airport shuttle bus) the bus station is opposite and the city centre is an easy 15 mins walk through the shopping centre and magnificent architecture of bologna.
Would thoroughly recommend the hotel to business and family users as it represents good value and very good standards....we loved it !

Room Tip: The rooms at the rear of the hotel will be a lot quieter if this is important.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Nijmegen, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2011

Stayed here for the second time and like the location very close to the railway and bus stations; airport bus stops at railway stations and for appointments or visit fair grounds/convention center local bused can be used. Nice room with modern bath room, free internet; city cemter at 10 minute walk. Outside hotel not very attractive. Restaurant is not operated by hotel and offers very limited choice/ Breakfast to Italian standards OK.
Staff very helpful and good English.
Street noise in rooms at front side hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

It's conveniently located, just steps away from the central station in Bologna. Spartan exterior with modern interior design, good shower room and very comfortable bed. No-nonsense service. Parking is €15 a day and internet is free. Plenty of business travelers but also ok for families. Would stay again!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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London
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

This hotel was really excellent value for money. It had a new, stylish and up to date feel about it (see phone pics). The bathroom was well equipped and the wi-fi was free. The bed was comfortable and the staff were helpful and likeable. Also, the minibar contents (four soft drinks) were free!

On the down side, the breakfast wasn’t particularly great and the location means a 15 minute walk to the centre of Bologna. However, overall, we’d definitely recommend this place, especially if you’re looking for outstanding value.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

just perfect from price to service, breakfast, clean excellent! and very close to the train station!
ok no room service but the restaurant inside the hotel has gourmet food and excellent prices!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 7, 2011

Previous stop: Ruzzini Palace, Venice
HOTEL: (2 nights) The hotel was nice. It has a modern style. It is very close to the train station- you can walk and don’t need a taxi. But it was a really long walk into Bologna. One nice thing about being out of the way is you see a lot more, but I’d still prefer to be closer in. We ate dinner at the hotel one night. It was very good but expensive. I think there was only one other couple eating. Breakfast was good (for Italy). Service was good and helpful. We didn’t ask for anything special. There is a great little pizza place nearby- go left out of the hotel and it’s down on the left.
BOLOGNA: We walked through the park which I’d recommend. The porticos are very pretty. Neptune’s fountain would have to be the most “interesting” fountain we saw in Italy. Overall Bologna was just OK. We went there to go on the Ferrari/Lamborghini tour which was Awesome! I’d HIGHLY recommend it, and our tour guide was the best, friendly and courteous. He had worked at both plants and was very knowledgeable-
Motor Stars
Francesco Bini
www.motorstars.org
email: info@motorstars.org
ITALY: Try to speak Italian as good and as much as you can. Don’t use any suspicious ATM and cover your hand when you enter your pin. Be very mindful of pick pockets. The names of the streets are etched on the corner of buildings ~10 feet off the ground. Bring a good camera. and one that can take good pics without a flash (Most indoor places allow picture taking without a flash). Definitely bring good walking shoes. The ground is stone or marble and very uneven unless you're in a church. Sandals and heels are not good. Bring a washcloth/puff. The hotels don't have them. Ladies, after a long touring day it's nice to take a shower before dinner, so bring lots of clean underwear :)
We had the best travel agent and highly recommend her:
ROUND TRIP TRAVELS
Loretta Lamberth
770-547-9102
loretta@roundtriptravels.com

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Espressohotel Bologna Centrale
Address: Viale Angelo Masini 4/3, 40126 Bologna, Italy (Formerly 4 Viale Masini Hotel Design)
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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#11 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
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Hotel Class:4 star — Espressohotel Bologna Centrale 4*
Number of rooms: 82
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