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“'Punches above its weight.....'”
Review of Albergo Centrale

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Albergo Centrale
Ranked #25 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2014

As previous reviewer said, a two star,that should be a three star. A good quick test of how good a small hotel is, is the size of the bar of soap they provide. Small and mean, or ample ? This hotel meets the test .
Plus points: 1. Large rooms, double bed, even when booked as single.
2. Good breakfast, in pleasant large room.
3. Very central, close to old town........though 18 mins walk from train station.
4. Staff more than willing to assist.
5. Some cakes and rolls left over from breakfast,left on bar to help themselves, was a nice touch !

Negatives; 1. I had persistent problems with wi-fi connection in room (though hotel did show a willingness to address the problem).
2. If you pay for (say) 3 days wi-fi, the connection ceases at midnight on the second day. Check out is 12 hours later......so you pay for a half-days that you don't get.
3. No sink in rooms without showers (shower was 10 yds down corridor).

Room Tip: Rooms at front overlook busy street....though NOTE it's traffic free Sat and Sun night. If you...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

This hotel is easy to find: signed from the Main Street and close to where the airport bus stops before it gets to the main station. We arrived quite late but the reception advised us of places to eat nearby. The room was large and comfortable. There was traffic noise but once we'd switched on the air con on and closed the window it was fine. The bathroom was adequate and the breakfast was varied and delicious. I had prunes, yogurt, savoury rolls and a Danish pastry. You could be well set up for the day! Nice coffee too. Would recommend this hotel.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stayed in a triple room with my teenagers. We had a corner room with roof top views. This is a friendly and functional hotel, superbly located. Quite a lot of interesting breakfast items, I would definitely stay here again. Only one hour of free WiFi though, which was a trial for the kids!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Positives:
-Doesn't get more central than this
-Very good value for money
-Clean large room with large windows that open into the street
-Feels very secure (large locked door and 3rd floor)
-Polite reception staff
-Really good breakfast, a large variety of fresh local pastry and good coffee. Was well appreciated.
-All facilities in room (safe, minibar, TV etc)

Improvement points:
-Noise levels due to thin walls
-Internet (wi-fi) is provided via a weird arrangement that involves a printed coupon with a code that gives 20 minutes of internet. You then need another coupon for more internet. Not convenient at all.
-Bathroom in my room was set upon a fake plaster floor which made everything (toilet, sink etc) wobble
-Not the most comfortable bed

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

From the moment we arrived until we left all the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were of good size and small but functional bathrooms. The beds were a little firm for our liking. Free water replenished each day in your room fridge was a nice touch.
Breakfast was varied,plentiful and fresh.
In a good position close to some hotel recommended restaurants and to the main piazza.
Rooms well serviced each day.
We had some wifi issues but the staff were very helpful in sorting these out. There is a charge for wifi which we find annoying.
Overall a great place to stay in a city that is unexpectedly interesting and charming ( despite Rick Steve's opinion).

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had stayed for two nights. The hotel is very centrally located in the town of Bologna. Just few minutes walk from Piazza Maggiore. Finding restaurant to eat is also pleasant.

Hotel is clean, albeit a bit old fashion. It still uses physically key. Safe is too small for me to fit in my small laptop, which is an issue for me. Their breakfast spread is the best I had so far, wonderful expresso machines. My room is on the third floor, same floor with reception, which is safe. But it is really very noisy as it faces the main road, from I think 5-6 am onwards until pass mid night.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing main roads.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

A great location everything within walking distance. Staff very helpful and gave us great recommendations for eating out. Rooms spotless and breakfast had a good choice to cater for all. Would def stay again if in bologna.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank Claire A
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Additional Information about 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: $74 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Albergo Centrale 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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