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“Friendly staff, good location and price.”
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Holiday Hotel
Ranked #63 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Reviewed October 19, 2010

Clean and really spacious, although a little dark, room with small kitchenette. Descent breakfast included in the price. Very good location between the central station and city center, nice restaurants just few steps from the hotel. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Very good budget option for Bologna especially for persons arriving and/or departing by train!

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

We stayed four nights at Hotel Holiday in September 2010. We walked there from the train station and when my husband said here it is I actually stopped for a minute. It is indeed located in an alley. BUT the more I got to know Bologna and its streets it's pretty much all alleys. On the street there were a number of businesses, restaurants and other hotels so it's not like you're ever alone or need to worry. The reception staff is cheerful, pleasant and speak a number of languages. They actually did everything possible to try to find a fireworks show that my husband wanted to go to, searched the internet and the paper and called friends and a church to see if they knew anything about it. Certainly above and beyond the call of duty. I didn't eat the breakfast so I couldn't comment on it but once you got used to the location you realized how many other people were on the street at any given time. The room itself was pretty basic and we had a view overlooking the courtyard. We could and did leave the windows open for ventilation without bug problems even though there was working air conditioning it was pleasant enough to have them open. It was the biggest shower I'd ever seen in Italy, actually enough room to turn around so that was a plus. Also a roomy closet and two firm beds pushed together which I've come to understand is not unusual. It actually made me happy because when my husband rolled over it didn't wake me up. We had no problems and would happily recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

For 50 euros/night it is difficult to complain about an hotel. Hotel Holiday is conveniently located at about 500 meters from the main square of Bologna. Around the corner there are a number of good bars and restaurants. The rooms are very basic and probably have not changed much since the 1970s. The breakfast is simple as well.

The only thing to watch out for are the parking rates. We parked our car nearby in a parking garage for 20 euros/night. I learned that the hotel also has two parking spots available at 15 euros/night, but this may exclude the city tax given that the hotel is located within a car restricted zone (ZTL).

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2010

This small Hotel up a lane off the main drag of Bologna is a super find...cute, on a tiny lane, friendly staff and right in the thick of Bologna..We only stayed one night and did have to put our car in a nearby paid parking as street parking was tight..breakfast included of course.....we got the last room in the house for 65 Euro and it was probably the owners suite...we must look trustworthy..!! Location Location Location...

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

This is a very nice tree star hotel in Bologna! Pleasant staff, and good location are it's caracteristics. Breakfast is also ok. I would stay there again!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

Well located and very clean! The bath products and hairdryer were a nice touch. Breakfast was quite good! Check out the window to the canal nearby!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 29, 2010

I stayed at hotel holiday bologna for two nights as i was in the city only to do a supercar factory tour .take the aerobus from the airport and stop at the arena de sole stop ( just tell the driver) for 5 euro .now when you Google a street view don’t be put off , the area is very old and the kids have grafited the area and even i took a second glance on the way in , but i have to say that the hotel was fantastic , the people very nice and the rooms were large , clean and well set out .
Breakfast is served from 7.30am and has all you could want , not cooked but with the average temp in the mid 20’s why would you need a cooked breakfast?
The wifi is cheap for a hotel at 1euro per hour and if you need anything just ask . if you head to your left on the way out the door then take the first right head to the next crn restaurant for dinner , fantastic food well priced and the staff talk English fine , even the menu has English descriptions . by far the best Italian food i have ever had.
Being located so close to the centre of town you can walk from the hotel to everything you would want to see and for the price per night a bargain.
I will be coming back with my family.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Holiday Hotel

Address: Via Bertiera 13, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Price Range: $55 - $518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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