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NH Bologna De La Gare
Ranked #37 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great location, friendly stuff and reasonable price but shower was only producing cold water, breakfast was poor quality and there was not enough personnel for table service and check in/out. Not to mention that door couldn't be locked.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

The website looks good and modern. The building from outside looks good.
Reception looks clean fresh but cheaply done.

Checked in late around 23.00. There were a few people checking in so took about 30min before it was my go.

Rooms on the second floor are awful. Definitely not 4 star.
It is so dated it looks like something out of the 60s.
2 single beds pushed together to make a king but yo can't lie in the middle otherwise you feel the gap.
No duvet but a sheet and blanket. What is that all about???
Can here my neighbours flushing the loo, having a shower......... Poor sound insulation.

Toiletries are so cheap. Shower gell smells like apple and the shampoo of orange. Cheap products.
Room service menu very limited.
3 English channels but they are all just news. CNN, BBC, EURONEWS. how much news can you watch!!
Definitely not a comfortable stay.

Only positive is its in town across from the main railway but I wold def not stay here again.

Do avoid this awful hotel!! Best to stick with proper chain hotels

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I was there a couple of nights during a business trip and I can easily recommend that everything was fine and well organised for frequent travelling people like me. Rooms are comfortable with a unique atmosphere, nice and soft lighting, good bathroom and impeccable cleaniness. As in all NH hotels there is free wi-fi connectivity but at a very low speed, otherwise it is on charge.
Excellent breakfast buffet, kind and efficient staff at your service and most of all a really comfortable location 200 mt. straight away from Bologna central station which easily connects you to the whole italian railway network. So just take a refreshing walk and you will get at the hotel in max. 5 mins.
The main advice that I want to give you is to book rather in advance before your travel, otherwise the daily rate would become significantly high.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stayed there for 3 nights...
Location : close to the railway station and the shuttle for the airport (5 min walk).. but 15 min walk to the city center
Reception : Some of the staff are slow and nearly rude (we were waiting to check in or to ask information, they made as if we were ghosts...). Hopefully, one of them is really welcoming and helpfull... we needed the timetable to go to Ferrara and thanks to him we got them...!
Rooms : quiet, clean and functionnal, air-conditionned, but no kettle in the room (but there is a coffee/tea machine near the reception in the hall - for free)
Breakfast : various and good quality, but I would suggest the staff to be more smiling on welcoming the clients in the morning...

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Mushu94
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

At first, we were very pleased for the location, it is really 200mt from the train station, the first impresion its nice, of course it looks like any NH around the world. But... no front desk people, we had to wait for someone to appear then the Mrs. incharge was so slow we lost 40 min just in check in. We asked her for a map and tourist guidance, she didn´t know about de tourist information office in town, and the map given to us and other guest was a photocopy of and old map.
We arrived to the room, which was fine, the point was that the TV was on, the shower gel of the bathroom was open and the cleaning was very poor. The next morning when we wanted to shower we realised that the water couldnt drain, and we found a disgusting amount of (not ours) hair (see it in the photo). This hotel was not cheap and the price is not justified at all.

The check out was even slower, with the same not efficient lady. A very disgusting experience.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MdelosAngelesG
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

It was long time ago the Jolly hotel. It was expensive but service was there. Now it's part of NH group and the quality decrease much more than the price. Because my company have an agreement, I pay 80€ per night. this is the good price compare to quality.
Let's start by what is good. The hotel is located close to Railways station and at walking distance of city center. This is good, don't waste your time and money in the restaurant of the hotel, basic and expensive.
If you are a professional, be ready to pay 9,9€ for a wifi access with good speed of connection. The free one is 128k/s.
The room is OK, bed comfortable, bathroom OK. A coffee machine could be a good idea, but there is not.
Breakfast is OK, but automatic coffee machine in the country of coffee drinker it's more than strange. Go back to the time of Jolly hotel when cappuccino taste like an italian cappuccino and not industrial one too sweet.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Large modern foyer with welcoming staff member when we arrived on Sunday morning. Good location very close to the Station, but far enough away not to be bothered with street noise. The main centre of Bologna is about a 10 minute walk along the colonnaded streets, which are interesting. Our room 301 was traditionally decorated, quite lavish in an old-fashioned way, and very comfortable. Walk in closet and large bathroom. We found the buffet breakfast to have plenty of choice and plenty of staff around to clear tables and top up the food. We stayed 3 nights and were perfectly happy.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Piazza Venti Settembre 2, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #37 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Price Range: $78 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — NH Bologna De La Gare 4*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The NH Bologna de la Gare hotel is just steps from Bologna's train station, at the very heart of the city. Here you're within easy reach of the city's best shops and restaurants, along with the main tourist attractions, like Piazza Maggiore and San Petronio. Business hubs like the Bologna Fair Center are close by, too. near Bologna's famous towers, the Torri degli Asinelli 7 kilometers from the airport 3 kilometers from the Bologna Fair Center, one of Italy's leading exhibition venues The hotel has 156 comfortable rooms. Superior rooms are extra spacious and come with features like coffee-making facilities. We also have 7 Junior Suite and 2 Suites. These are on the top floor and have amazing views of the city. Wi-Fi, TVs and well-stocked minibars new mattresses in May 2014 rooms decorated in cozy, traditional style The hotel restaurant offers international cuisine alongside cooking from the Emilia Romagna region. Here you can enjoy local specialties like homemade tagliatelle and tortellini. And if it's just drinks you're after, we have a bar that serves superb cocktails. private dining rooms are available relaxation area ... more   less 
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