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“Good value, nice location”
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Albergo Centrale
Ranked #24 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good value, nice location”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

We stayed here twice on our trip to Italy - once at the beginning and again at the end. It is a good location to walk to anywhere you want to go in Bologna. The staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast each morning. The quad room was very comfortable for four of us (two adults and two children) and the first room had a wonderful view of the red rooftops of Bologna (like something out of "A Room with A View"). The second time we were there our room had a very strong smell of cigarettes (although I believe it was supposed to be a non smoking hotel), so check your room out first. I would still stay here again and thought it was quite reasonable for Italy.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

As previous reviews have described, the best thing about this hotel is the location. Our room was large and clean, the breakfast was generous and reception staff friendly. A great place to stay in Bologna.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2012

The hotel was in a great location - only 5 mins from Piazza Maggiore so was a perfect base for exploring Bologna. The room itself was nice and big, if a bit dated, and was very clean. The breakfast the next day was good - a big selection. The staff were also very freindly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2012

perfect location, fabulous staff, cute rooms, a great experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2012

The best thing about Hotel Centrale is the great location, just a few minutes walk from Piazza Maggiore the main square in Bologna also only five minutes walk from the bus stop for the airport bus from Bologna airport. The hotel is basic but clean and comfortable with decent air conditioning and a very good breakfast with as much coffee as you could want. In the surrounding area there are lots of great bars and restaurants. I have visited the city of Bologna many times its a wonderful city with good food and friendly people I will be back there in a couple of months time staying at Hotel Centrale again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Lincs
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We stayed here for two nights in a good sized room, which unfortunately smelt of cigarettes every time we walked into it. However, it was clean and comfortable.
The breakfast was great, lots of choice - meats, pastries, bread, fruit, cereals which kept my 16yr son happy!
It was in a great location - easy acess to the main sights of Bologna, and not too far from the train station. An ideal base for exploring Bologna and the surrounding area.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2012

At Bologna’s Albergo Centrale, only your bank account will notice you are staying in this self-proclaimed “budget” hotel. The hotel is designed with all rooms along the exterior of the building, so every guest can enjoy window views of beautifully typical Bolognian red rooftops. The rooms are pristine, with decorative high ceilings that make you feel like you are sleeping in an 18th century ball room. Every morning an impressive array of fresh fruit, pastries, meat, cheese, and juice are laid out for their guests. My only complaint is the hotel staff was not the kindest, however tourism hasn’t overwhelmed Bologna yet, so they barely spoke English, and I spoke no Italian. Therefore I don’t want to blame their lake of warmth on the language barrier!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Albergo Centrale
Address: Via della Zecca 2, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Bologna
#29 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Albergo Centrale 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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