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“A nice hotel in a great location”
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Hotel Europa
Ranked #55 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the reasons I picked this hotel was because it was very near the Bologna train station, and in fact, carrying two suitcases I managed to get there without great effort in a bit more than 5 minutes walking. As for the hotel itself, it presented itself in a very majestic way, very clean and organised. The staff, always helpful, aided in the selection of a fair share of restaurants and places to see around the city. The room itself, I found it to be very clean. Although I was solo in a room, the king size bed was actually two single beds put together. You can always feel the gap in between.

The only thing I did not enjoy about the hotel, is the fact that sometimes you can hear at night (and almost understand) conversations that come through the air conditioning ducts.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We thought this hotel was good (not just "average"). Perhaps what you could expect from most hotels of this type. We only stayed for one night, en route from Ravenna so as to get to the airport without too much effort. The position was excellent, just a couple of minutes' walk from the railway station and the bus terminal for the airport service. Nice breakfast, catering for both Italians and non-Italians (eg cold meats, eggs and bacon, and orange juice which is not very popular in Italy - something my English boyfriend finds surprising). Old fashioned decor, and slightly tired-looking bathroom, but all very clean. A very comfortable bed, and absolutely no complaints. We found all the staff helpful and pleasant.

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

This hotel is about 5k from the airport and cost approx €17 in a taxi. The hotel staff are very well turned out and professional. Our room was very spacious and clean and cleaned daily. The hotel, as well as Bologna itself, is very wheelchair accessible.

Breakfast is from 7am to 10.30am which is ideal if you fancy a lie in! There is a wide range of continental breakfast including pastries, ham, cheese, breads, huge choice of cereals, various seeds and from the hot buffet; scrambled egg and bacon. Lots of fruit on offer.

The decor belies the modern exterior as it is decorated so as to create an old, grand and luxurious feel with lots of attention to detail.

Situated only a few minutes walk to the main train station, it's location is superb for using bologna as a hub from which to visit other places of interest such as Florence, Pisa, Venice and even Rome!

A leisurely 30 min stroll will take you past many beautifully crafted buildings, churches and museums all the way to the heart of the town where you can enjoy an icecream and a beer and do a spot of people watching.

There are miles of covered walkways along the streets offering shelter from any downpours as well as creating a very welcome through-draft to help cool you down!

Bologna is definitely on our list of places to return and the Zanhotel Europa is the ideal choice from which to base yourself. We have met a few people who booked into hotels close to the main square and realised that it was a little too noisy!

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

This hotel was a couple of blocks from the train station; very convenient for those traveling in Italy by train. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable and the price was reasonable.

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

For the price you pay, you get a nice, clean, secure room in a hotel a short walk from the train station, and relatively close to the sights of the city. Staff were courteous and helpful. The hotel will let you leave your luggage, which, while not locked up, is next to an office that is occupied by a manager or other staff member.

Rate included 12 hours of complimentary internet, and breakfast, which was large and of good quality.

Bathroom was nice, and shower had adequate hot water. No downsides that we saw.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

all you have to do is ask. maybe they don't smile a lot. but BOY OH BOY, all you have to do is ask - ask nicely, - and they honestly do help you. this is not just one person, it's all of them. the entire staff is terrific, a bunch of "personal assistants". Truth is - we couldn't ask for more . we have been going there for business for a couple of years, and they WANT TO HELP. they go out of their way to be helpful and ask if what they did is correct. and ask if they can do more. plant them in a fancy - famous place, and you'd have a seven, maybe eight-star hotel experience !!
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Room Tip: the windows are tight, so even if you sleep on the street side, it's quite
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Located few minutes by walk to the main train station, with easy access to the centre, either by walk or by transport.

The hotel price was cheap, around €55 per twin room, including breakfast which wasn't bad. Rooms are served by a lift, clean and spacious, with an hour of wi-fi given for free. Beds are average, offering good quality of sleep.

For the priced we paid, honestly I expected a lower standard., I recommend this hotel and wouldn't bother to stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank noble-taste
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Address: Via Cesare Boldrini 11, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#35 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range: $93 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Europa 4*
Number of rooms: 101
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