My boyfriend and I visited Bologna for a long weekend in September. Knowing next to the nothing about the city, our main requirement was to be central. We struck gold with Indipendenza Suite, which was less than a 10 minute walk away from the train station and 5 minutes from the main square. The b&b has a shared entrance with other businesses, but there is no buzzer. Under the name is the floor number and an Italian mobile number which you need to call for the owner to meet you and give you the keys. I'm always a little nervous about booking accommodation in the "old" part of town and worry that it might be dusty or tired or less secure, but everything was just fine. The b&b looks newly refurbished (all painted white) and was very clean. Our room was a double with an en suite, and we had plenty of room. Having a sofa and desk were nice extras. The locks on the bedroom door are the old style Italian multiple locks, and we felt very much at ease. Being in an old building, the window was huge and was lovely to look out of first thing in the morning. It's so lovely to have that much natural light. We didn't even have trouble with noise, despite being on such a central road. We could hear the odd scooter go by and usual evening movement, but it wasn't ever enough to keep us awake. Breakfast is a coffee/cappuccino and a croissant or pastry from a small bar down the road. Not huge but yummy and enough to set you up for the morning. I wasn't thrilled at first when I realised we had to leave the b&b to get our breakfast, but it's only across the road and it got us up out of bed, so looking back it suited us perfectly. Very good value for money. I would definitely recommend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Indipendenza Suite¨ situato nella via principale del centro storico di Bologna in un rinomato palazzo del '700 a soli 400 mt. dalla Stazione Centrale. il Bed and Breakfast e' stato appena ristrutturato con finiture di alto livello e propone ai suoi ospiti eleganti e confortevoli camere da letto, singole, matrimoniali e quadruple tutte provviste di bagno privato. Ogni suite¨ dotata di ogni comfort moderno: ampi e comodi letti, aria condizionata, tv schermo piatto a 32 pollici, frigo bar e connessione internet a banda larga gratuita. indipendenza suite¨ il posto ideale per trascorrere momenti indimenticabili nel cuore della citta di Bologna.Indipendenza Suit is located in the main street of the historic center of Bologna, in a famous palace of the 700 only 400 meters. from Central Station. Bed and Breakfast 'has just been renovated with high quality finishes and offers its guests elegant and comfortable bedrooms, single, double and quadruple rooms all with private bathroom. Each suite is equipped with all modern comforts: large, comfortable beds, air conditioning, 32-inch flat-screen TV, mini bar and wireless broadband internet access. Independence Suite is the ideal place to spend unforgettable moments in the heart of the city of Bologna. ... more less
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