We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent value” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 4 Viale Masini Hotel Design

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
4 Viale Masini Hotel Design
Ranked #68 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
Newry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

At £55 for a double room including breakfast this modern clean hotel was a real find. It is on the ring road around the centre of town so has constant traffic noise. It is so constant that it is easy to get used to and did not keep me awake at all and i did not need the earplugs i brought with me. The rooms and bathrooms are nicely decorated with good fixtures and fittings. There was a safe in the room and toiletries and clean towels and sheets most days. Free wifi in the rooms is available which is great. There is a computer in the breakfast area so we were able to print our boarding cards, Breakfast was ample. There was always bread and usually cheese and ham. There were cakes but these often seemed recycled between the hotel dinners and breakfast and flies would land on items which was a bit off putting. There was plenty to fill up on in the morning and breakfast was available until 10:30. Some reviews mentioned a free minibar on arrival. Ours only had a small bottle of water and one can of soft drink in it. When we arrived there was only one set of towels so we thought perhaps housekeeping had not realised there was a new guest. There was not anymore put in the minibar so we did not touch those two items. The hotel was good value so it did not matter anyway.
The hotel is in an excellent location. It is at the top on the via indepenzia which is the main north south road through the town centre so easy to navigate around and walk to all the museums and churches, bars and restaurants. The reception staff were professional and helpful when asked. Housekeeping wore black dresses with white aprons which looked traditional too. The restaurants had a very cheap set menu, 15 euro for a fixed starter, choice of fish, burger or cheese main course and a dessert buffet. This included a glass of wine and coffee and water! Very good value but we did it twice and could not face it again. Especially knowing we would meet the same cakes at breakfast the next dsy! A real buzz about the place. Every night the restaurant is buzzing with locals. We would definately recommend staying in this hotel if the price stays so good.

Room Tip: We saw into a few rooms when they were being cleaned and they all looked the same, either double or...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank katharine l
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

963 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    137
    395
    239
    118
    74
See reviews for
70
372
74
280
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (44)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Severna Park, Maryland
Level Contributor
40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Very nice clean modern hotel 5 minute walk from Bologna Centrale Train Station and comfortable walk to downtown Bologna. (The train station is one of the stops on the Aerobus route that brings travelers into Bologna from the airport, for 6 Euros each.) Unbelievably good breakfast with many varieties of the tastiest fresh fruit, custom coffees, cappuccinos, espressos and teas and many types of pastries as well as eggs, ham, etc. Our room was a little noisy on the front side, but nothing that a pair of earplugs couldn't handle. The staff was wonderful, helpful with requests (ice), and spoke English well. The beds were comfy, the bathroom nice and it had good air conditioning (important when it is 100 F in Italy in August!) Wifi worked great. To top it off, we paid only $75/ night for a twin room including breakfast!

Room Tip: Front rooms have some traffic noise.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ttm85
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
134 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is an inexpesive hotel right in the heart of Bologna ------- 5 / 10 minute walk from train station and right across road from bus station. Main street and shops minutes away. staff unbelievably friendly -- plus mini bar (water and soft drinks) were free -- great WiFi coverage & speeds AND all for €85 per room including breakfast

Breakfast not fantastic but not really a complaint -- more than adequate

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MatureCouple55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Camberley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
134 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

Having just spent 3 nights at this Hotel I can only say that it was exceptional value for the price considering the place and location, we payed £41.00 a night which is great for a City break, the rooms are a little on the small side but not an issue,we asked for a side room which are quiet, as the front of the hotel faces the busy main road and if you are a light sleeper could be a problem, there is a fridge in your room which is stocked with soft drinks and juice all free of charge, the bed linen and towels are changed daily,and the room was spotless, the continental breakfast is great, lots of fresh fruit breads cold meats and cheese, overall we were delighted with our stay

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Steve1947
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Berkshire
Level Contributor
63 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

This hotel is on a busy main road, opposite the bus station, approximately 5 minutes walk from the train station and 10 minutes walk from the medieval centre. My only concern about the location was the area immediately outside the front of the hotel did seem a bit seedy at night. The hotel is contemporary in style, clean and stylish with a great walk-in shower and comfy bed. When we were there, the weather was incrediblly hot - touching 40 degrees - and the a/c just about made it but could have been a little cooler. The bed linen and towels were changed every day which was a nice touch. The English channels on the TV were a bit hit and miss with only one news channel working really well and no film channels except on pay to view. Before we went we noticed some criticism from other reviewers of the breakfast offering and the breakfast room is best described as "quirky" but the actual food provided was perfectly acceptable, although I would have liked better quality (and cleaner) crockery and cutlery. I would definitely return to this hotel and would recommend to others.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Piptothepost
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

We had no trouble finding this hotel, a simple 300m walk from the Bologna Centrale station. It's also an approximate 15 min walk down a main street to the middle of town.

Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by Guiseppe, who checked us in and provided us with wifi access codes and tourist information.

We stayed in a room facing the main road but didn't find noise to be a problem. The room was on the smaller size but furnished in a modern style, with a very comfortable bed.

Buffet breakfast was delicious with a wide range of items including a wheel of parmesan and many pastries and sweets.

We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this to other travellers.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank heruds
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Bologna hotels
Starhotels Excelsior
#21 of 104 in Bologna
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,532 reviews
Porto
Millennhotel
Millennhotel
#62 of 104 in Bologna
3.5 of 5 bubbles 662 reviews
UNA Hotel Bologna
#25 of 104 in Bologna
4.0 of 5 bubbles 898 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
NH Bologna De La Gare
#36 of 104 in Bologna
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,376 reviews
Mercure Bologna Centro
#50 of 104 in Bologna
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,910 reviews
Hotel Europa
#51 of 104 in Bologna
3.5 of 5 bubbles 499 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to 4 Viale Masini Hotel Design? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 4 Viale Masini Hotel Design

Property: 4 Viale Masini Hotel Design
Address: Viale Angelo Masini 4, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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
Hotel Style:
#38 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — 4 Viale Masini Hotel Design 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Agoda, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your 4 Viale Masini Hotel Design reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
4 Viale Masini Bologna

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing