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Paradise Hotel
Ranked #13 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“2nd year in a row staying there”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

As a female traveler going around Europe alone, I tend to be rather careful about where I stay. I spent a few nights at this hotel last June and again chose to come this July. I can't beat the location and its price. It's 15 minutes tops from the train station on foot. The center of town is just a few minutes away and is easy to find from the hotel. Each time I stayed there the staff has been very, very friendly. The rooms I had were very clean and quite comfortable. They upgraded my room this time at no extra charge(!). The bathrooms have been impeccable both times. Also, breakfast is pretty good (and that's high praise). The only thing this time was that the air conditioner made a lot of noise until I figured out how to change its settings. But hey -- I was sooo thankful they had functioning A/C!

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The ladies who run this lovely little hotel off one of the main streets in bologna are just fantastic. The studio apartment is quiet luxury with a lift and air con and lots of space. Little homely touches like plates of lollies and sweet sayings make it very welcoming and they are friendly and helpful. It is in a quiet street minutes from the main street and 10 minutes walk from the main square through lovely porticoes. Nice trattorias in the vicinity make this a great place to stay. Thank you for making us feel welcome in Bolgna

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

This is a great place to stay when visiting Bologna. For our 2 night stay we had a newly renovated apartment in a building across the road from the hotel. there was a tiny efficient lift and effective ac. The room was spotless and like being in a hotel suite with the staff ever helpful. Breakfast in the hotel section was lavish by comparison to some places which offer a much simpler choice. There was even provision for making toast. The hotel is in a great position as many reviewers have said. It was easy to walk everywhere and find great bars, cafes and restaurants. Thoroughly recommended.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Location was very central. The staff was fabulous and gave 5 star hotel concierge service. They made restaurant suggestions and reservations for us (recommendations were great!) and also tour reservations for us. Breakfast was generous and good. They were happy to make cappuccinos for you all day, past the breakfast time slot. The only difficulty is if you have a car. There is no parking for this hotel, and free street parking is impossible. The best bet though, is to park in the underground public parking lot nearby. The lot was close and easy to deal with and probably a lot safer than having your car on the street anyway.
Everyone at the hotel had a great attitude and was really helpful.
The rooms were clean and were a good size.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Hotel Paradise is in an excellent location, just off Bologna's main thoroughfare, Via dell'Indipendenza and within easy walking distance of the Bologna Central trains station (15mins) and Piazza Maggiore (10mins). The vast majority of sights in Bologna are within easy walking distance, and there are myriad bars, cafes and restaurants in the surrounding streets.

We were greeted warmly by staff every time we met, whether it was on arrival or as we were leaving for the morning, and they were extremely friendly each time.

The room was large by continental standards, with a very comfortable bed, good air conditioning, good sized bathroom, safe and minibar. It was remarkably clean, obviously washed and laundered every day, and one of the cleanest places in which we've ever stayed.

Breakfast, included in the room rate, had a good selection of pastries, fruits, cereals, yoghurts, juices etc and set us up nicely for the day, and included a selection of gluten free products.

Overall, we were very impressed, feel we got good value for money and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. If there were a Hotel Paradise everywhere we went on holiday, we would gladly stay there.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

The reception staff at the Paradise Hotel gave us a big welcome on our arrival. The rooms are clean and the bed sheets were changed every day. The temperature was 32 degrees so the air conditioner was a great welcome. We had a room at the front of the hotel with a bar just opposite which was noisy late at night; we just close the blinds which blocked out the noise.
The breakfast buffet was excellent and plentiful, and served good coffee. This hotel is set in a good location just back from Via dell ' Indipendenza, there are plenty of the shops and restaurants within walking distance.
This hotel has great rooms, good atmosphere and is set in a good location. Well recommended.

Thank you to all of the staff

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is a medium sized hotel that is an easy walk from the train station and even closer to the center of town. Our room was quiet, clean and well-appointed. The staff is outstanding. They are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was very good, featuring an array of cereals, some protein, pastries, and lovely fresh fruit. It offers very good comfort for the price. When we stayed it was quite hot and the air conditioning was malfunctioning. A technician was called but because it was the weekend parts could not be obtained. We were only slightly uncomfortable for a short time but we were given a discount on our bill. We found Hotel Paradise an ideal location and our trip to wonderful Bologna was enhanced by the helpfulness of the staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Paradise Hotel

Property: Paradise Hotel
Address: Vicolo Cattani 7, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Bologna
#17 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#24 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Paradise is more than a hotel: it's our house, open with love to our guests. In our rooms you will always find our warmth and passion. A ball of wool yarn will welcome you and bring you back to us every time you may return to Bologna. Our stories too... Will cradle you to a good nights' sleep, and upon the following morning you will rise to find our good humor any assistance ready to please. ... more   less 
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