My review and photos are of the hotel's single "budget room" with external bathroom. (Yes, I was looking for an inexpensive stay in Bologna for 7+ nights, and this met my criteria.) Overall, I'd rate my stay at Albergo Centrale around 3.5 stars; just short of being 'very good', but definitely better than average!
The hotel's location is excellent, only a few minutes walk to Piazza Maggiore and another couple of minutes to the Due Torri. Naturally, you are also close to a range of shopping, restaurant, transport and bank (ATM) option. Pretty much a perfect spot!
The room itself exceeded expectations. The bed was comfortable, there was a small TV, an ample wardrobe, and a wash basin. Towels were provided. The shared bathroom was never occupied in my entire period there, and it was kept very clean and tidy. The cleaning staff at the hotel do a pretty amazing job, they are hard-working ladies. The only issue I had with the room was the temperature; it was still pretty warm in September, and the room's small (old) aircon unit struggled to keep the room cool at night. The heating system (not used, naturally) appeared to be more reliable, if you're planning to stay during winter.
Breakfast was extensive and Italian-themed. There were also a couple of lounge rooms where you could relax a bit. There was a charge for wifi (8 Euros for each 7 days). The elevator broke down during my stay, which made the walk up three (actually four) flights of stairs useful exercise after a day of eating and drinking in the wonderful city of Bologna.
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- Also Known As:
- Albergo Centrale Bologna
- Albergo Centrale Hotel Bologna