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“Great location, great value”
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Panorama Hotel
Ranked #30 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 12, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights here and found it more than adequate for our stay. It's a family run place and very homey. The rooms are very large, and we got a room with a private bathroom for 65 euros a night, which was an unbeatable deal with the hotel being so close to the main piazza. The rooms were also very clean. Breakfast was Italian style with croissants, toast, and spreads. When you walk into the lobby, make sure you take the elevator just to the right of the stairs when you walk it. It's easy to miss if you don't know what to look for - it's a old style elevator where you have to manually open and close the doors, but it works. If you miss it, you'll have to climb up 4 flights of stairs.

The owner lady doesn't speak too much English but the daughter Lisa can, although both are very helpful. It's around a 5 min taxi ride from the train station which is useful if you dont want to lug your luggage with you. They no longer have free wi-fi, although it's still affordable at 3 euros for 24 hours. However, there is free internet at the Sala Borsa (library) near the PIazza Maggiore.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

This is my Favorite hotel in Bologna. We just stay one day but it's perfect.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

We stayed here one night and thought it was a great value, and quite homey. We opted for the shared bath down the hall for 65Euro for 3 people. The hotel is right in the center of town. The staff provided an excellent recommendation for dinner. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Just came returned from Bologna and Panorama Hotel was perfect for us. Super location, on a side street off a principal boulevard and around the corner from Piazza Maggiore. We reserved a room w/shared bathroom. Our room had a sink and there were 3 shared bathrooms which were spotless. Our room was clean, had solid beds, was nicely appointed. There's a personal quality to Panorama, all (guests and proprietors) sharing one long floor. The ladies running it were friendly, helpful. Yeah, would definitely return. Oh, there's an internet cafe downstairs on the street. And remember it's on the 4th floor (use the elevator).

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

The room was clean and spacious, with private bathroom and even a cosy sitting area. No-nonse, good value for money. Perfect for students :)
Tip: try the delicious pizza from the takeaway downstairs.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

I've been staying in 1 star small hotels for two months in Italy, and this is the best yet! Very clean, warm, comfortable and the ladies who run it are friendly and helpful. It has a home away from home feeling. I'd far prefer to stay here than in a 5 star hotel! Seriously!! Very happy with my stay, and I will certainly be back next time I visit Bologna. Thank you!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

I cannot give Lisa and her wonderful staff enough kudos. Our stay was great. The room was spacious, clean, more than adequate, over looking the garden. The quilts were beautiful. Don't let the fact that the bathroom (toilet and shower) is down the hall stop you from staying here. it wasn't a problem for us. The Hotel is in the center of the city, within walking distace to everything. Vanna, the manager, was very resourceful and helpul. She gave us great suggestions about where to go and what to do. I felt as though i was staying at af friend's house. The breakfast was vry nice. Grazie Lisa!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Via Giovanni Livraghi 1 | Adiacente Piazza Maggiore centro storico artistico, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
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Ranked #30 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Price Range: $74 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Panorama Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering free Wi-Fi and rooms with an LCD TV, Hotel Panorama with only 10 rooms and family run but Multilingual occupies a central position, just 2 streets from Piazza Maggiore. Rooms have a classic design and feature parquet floors and a private bathroom or shared. Some are equipped with air conditioning and views of the hills. The Hotel Panorama is located in a restricted traffic zone and offers discounts for a nearby car park. The hotel is also 500 meters from the Basilica of San Petronio and the Two Towers, the symbol of the City. We are four bus stops (line 25) from the train station, it stops just by our building as well as the Aerobus runs every 15 minutes from the airport to the city center. All lines of City bus have a stop in Via Ugo Bassi, adjacent to the hotel. We remind you that Bologna is a city of arcades, in the center there are 40 km and give you opportunities for walking even in bad weather. Centrally in the city, just 300 meters from Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers, the symbol of our city. We are in the museum area, some even in the open, spread throughout the center. Within a radius of five hundred meters away we can count more than 40 restaurants, to suit all needs, as well as some cheap fast food, more elegant. There are also two distinctive markets. Movies, local entertainment and shopping area are all around us. The oldest university in Europe is just 600 meters away Check-in is from 7 to 21 and check-out from 7 to 11am , the input and the output from the hotel is free at any time of the day or night. It offered customers a free catering is available 24 hours where you can enjoy hot drinks such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, served also dry biscuits and fruit. The rooms are cleaned daily as well as the change of towels. ... more   less 
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