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“Dobra lokalizacja i bardzo miła obsługa” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Maggiore
Ranked #23 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dobra lokalizacja i bardzo miła obsługa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

I spent one night in this hotel, travelling across Italy. I was very satisfied with the service - people were kind and helpful. Our room was pretty big and tidy. There were everything we needed. The bathroom was very clean and comfortable.
The location of the hotel is perfect - close to the railway station and city centre. By one bus you reach the historic centre of Bologna (the journey lasts about 15 minutes maybe more).
Near is also a supermarket and not expensive restaurants.
I can totally recommend this place to stay in not only for one night.
*You have to pay city tax in the hotel - but it's only 1 euro for a person.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Olga B
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BWHotelMaggiore, Proprietario at Hotel Maggiore, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Sirs,

Thanks a lot for your review !
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at hour hotel and we hope to see you again here soon.
We are doing our best to make our guests feeling "just like home", so we appreciate very much your review!
We would be happy to stay in contact with you, please search for us on twitter and facebook.

Have a nice day and thanks again!

Best Regards

Angelo e Michele
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Dublin Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hotel was excellent. Much better than a three star. Beautiful decor , good facilities , helpful staff. Little unusual themed objects placed in every common area.
We were getting an early morning flight and were looked after very well at a very early hour.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Frank S
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BWHotelMaggiore, Proprietario at Hotel Maggiore, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Mr. Frank,

thanks so much for your review!
we are really pleased and honoured to had you as guest and we hope to see you again soon in Bologna.
We wish you all the best and we send our best greetings to Ireland to you and your family!
Please, if you have time, you can stay in contact with us within facebook and twitter

Have a nice day and thanks a lot again

Angelo e Michele
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athens
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123 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

we stayed for one night at this hotel on May. It was one of the cheapest 4 star hotels in Bologna at that period and we did not mind that it is located 3 km away from center. It was our second visit to Bologna.The center can easily be reached in 10 minutes with the bus and the bus stop is very close.The area is not beautiful or scenic- quite the opposite i would say but it depends on what your priorities are when you travel and the type of hotel you are willing to pay. . We needed a clean room with nice breakfast, free parking and easy access to the city center.Everything was just like that. Moreover, the room offered amenities that some upscale 4 star hotels have: mini bar, working desk, sewing kit, environmentally friendly hotel.The personnel was really kind and helpful and breakfast was more than adequate with a little kids corner!.The decor of the hotel is dated but not worn out, just like 70's...Not my style but it was quite funny!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ioanna31
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BWHotelMaggiore, Proprietario at Hotel Maggiore, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Sirs,

Thank you very much for your review.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to see you again soon in Bologna.
We wish you all the best and we invite you to stay in contact with Best Western Hotel Maggiore within our facebook and twitter accounts.

Have a nice day

Best Regards

Angelo e Michele - Best Western Hotel Maggiore Bologna
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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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108 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I cannot understand how this hotel can get 4/5 or even 5/5 in TripAdvisor reviews! If it was not for the friendliness of the staff I would have rated it even one lower than what I'm doing now.
The hotel lays 3km away from the city center in a fairly rough neighbourhood, next to the general hospital on a very busy ring road. So day and night sirens wailing and emergency helicopters landing.
The hotel is outdated, "tastefully decorated" said one reviewer, don't make me laugh. I'm sure the deco was once up-to-date, like somewhere in the 70's. Rooms are small, have no safe and are incredibely hot. Thank God there is airconditioning! ... ow but he hardly cools and it sounds like a drill at work. Let's open the windows then ... Oops forgot about the ring road, the sirens and the helicopters.
To pass the time you can then have a brows on the internet, if it not constantly shutting down that is. Only in the lobby the internet is fair, but also there connection is lost constantly, very annoying!
Forget about going to the gym or restaurant because it isn't there.
Finally; breakfast time ... In the basement, hot, crowded with everyone trying to take something from the three meter display crammed into a corner where only two people can stand at one given time. My goodness I'll be happy when I'm back at home. "Best Western Hotel Maggiore, come a casa" Just like at home? Don't try to insult me please!

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
Helpful?
5 Thank H D
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pescaEmilia, Owner at Hotel Maggiore, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Google Translation
Buona sera Mr. X , visto che non abbiamo il piacere di sapere il nome dell'ospite che abbiamo fatto tanto arrabbiare ! Ovviamente siamo molto dispiaciuti per il suo disappunto ma che dire ..... non abbiamo mai mentito a nessuno e su niente . Siamo una struttura classificata a 3 stelle che compie 50 anni e che , essendo molto amata e curata , porta bene la sua età e viene costantemente aggiornata e migliorata ( come tanti ospiti ci riconoscono ) - Siamo a 3 km dal centro storico , non abbiamo palestra , abbiamo il servizio ristorante dal lunedi al venerdi , la nostra colazione è servita in un locale luminoso e finestrato ed è normalmente molto apprezzata per la qualità e varietà di prodotti , il nostro slogan è "Come a Casa" con tutti i limiti ed i pregi della Casa ( non villa o relais ) .
Se vorrà tornare a trovarci cercheremo di farle cambiare idea , nel frattempo le inviamo un cordiale saluto
Angelo , Paola e la squadra del Best Western Hotel Maggiore
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Florence, Italy
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed only one night, and were a little shocked upon arrival because the area is not very impressive. However, once inside, everything is great:

- the decoration is very tasteful, warm and comfortable
- the hotel aims to be environment friendly, which is very important, for example by using squeeze bottels for soap rather than small packs of toiletries which are often thrown unused
- although the room was small, it was clean, neat and nice, and when we opened the shutters the sunlight poured in and reflected in all the mirrors
- the breakfast was a buffet and very good
- service as expected, nice and quick, without any surprises, and they offer to bring tea/coffee with kettle for free
- finally, location turned out perfect for us, because it has a free parking while the buses to the center are just around the corner, quick and easy, and the hotel even sells tickets if you can't be bothered to go to the shop which is also around the corner (a bit cheaper: €1.30 instead of €1.50)

All by all, I would definitely recommend this hotel for a stay in Bologna.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank agipower
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BWHotelMaggiore, Proprietario at Hotel Maggiore, responded to this review, May 21, 2015
Google Translation
Gentilissimo,

grazie mille per la sua graditissima recensione.

Speriamo di riaverla di nuovo presto nostro ospite.

Un cordiale saluto ad ancora grazie

Michele Angelo Paola
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

The room was definitely the smallest I've ever stayed in, but it was very clean, comfortable and air-conditioned (and since this was my first stay in an European hotel, I may have been expecting something more comparable to American accommodations). I was delighted at the friendliness, helpfulness and professionalism of the staff as I do not speak Italian and was highly stressed since I was travelling alone and the airline lost my luggage. I enjoyed a wonderful dinner in the restaurant the first night, but was not able to repeat the experience since the restaurant apparently didn't keep regular hours (or else I just wasn't able to figure out what they were!) The breakfast was also very good. This hotel is conveniently located near the bus stop which goes downtown. This is not a luxurious hotel, but it is perfect for the budget-conscious traveler and it is obvious that the owners and staff take great pride in providing excellent service and accommodations to their clientele.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Raina C
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Delhi, Delhi, India
Level Contributor
56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

good food for breakfast, even good vegetarian .
good hos[itality
clean rooms
away from maddening crowd , yet near the action
so , good place to stay and if you need to move to venice
good to find a comfortable week end

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank nsachdev123
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Property: Hotel Maggiore
Address: Via Emilia Ponente 62/3, 40133 Bologna, Italy (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Maggiore)
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > Reno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Bologna
#22 Family Hotel in Bologna
#31 Business Hotel in Bologna
#32 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Maggiore 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Maggiore Bologna is a welcoming place and we deeply take care of our guests. Our aim is to make you "Feel at Home". The slender eight storey building which houses the hotel rises up in a very unusual place, a connection point between the city centre of Bologna and the Emilian productive areas, a lively and hardworking area rich in Italian excellences and multiculturalism. The hotel is in a central location, out of the controlled traffic zone, next to the Ospedale Maggiore, at 1.5 km from the historic centre (easily accessible by bus or by bike), at ten minutes from the airport, the Ducati headquarters, the Unipol Arena centre, next to important companies and important scientific and cultural centres such as the Opificio Golinelli and the MAST. It is easily accessible from the motorway and the main communications routes and we offer a free parking service. Core of our idea of welcoming are the central location, our friendliness and the attention to every detail. As well as wanting you to "Feel at Home", we also commit for a sustainable mobility. Among our facilities you'll find a free parking service, a shuttle service, a bycicle rental service, both for traditional bikes and e-bikes, bus tickets at our reception desk. Finally, we'll be very happy to give you information on events not to be missed and places to see in the city and province. ... more   less 
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