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“Giro Di Bolonga”
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Hotel Imperial
Ranked #34 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2012

We arrived in Bolonga late, missing our arranged shuttle bus from the hotel. With just a quick phonecall to the hotel, the shuttle bus arrived back for us to take us straight to the hotel.
We checked in quickly and recieved all the information we needed for our stay, which included free breakfast, free Gym, free wifi, a bus service from just outside the hotel and free rental of bikes (sit up and beg bikes!). This was handy for us as we used these to travel down the street in the evening to the restaurants to eat.

The room was very clean and had a mini bar in the corner (we used this to store our beer bought from the coop down the road).
The bathroom was very clean too, with a change of towels everyday. We took our own shampoo but after a day or two, we worked out that the soap is supplied on the wall in the shower!!
The room also has air conditioning but only works when the balcony doors are closed..again, took us a while to figure this out,
The beds were very firm as were the pillows, so took a bit of getting used to.

The breakfast in the mornings were excellent. Lots of choice, cereals, bread, pastries, biscuits, fruit, hams and cheese, scrambled eggs, yoghurts, along with teas coffees and fruit juices.
We didnt use the bar, but wouldnt have thought the prices would have been too expensive.

The staff overall were very friendly and helpful, and spoke English when the Italian got a little difficult, The man who drives the minibus/shuttle is always smiling and seems to do everything around the hotel as well as drive the shuttle.

We would definately recommend this place to stay and will stay here again if we come back to Bolonga.

If you are looking for good restaurants in the area, we can recommend co-co's pizzeria about 5minutes on a bike and Snoopy 2's Pizzeria about a minute further towards the centre. Both have excellent food, value and service.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

After staying at much more expensive rooms in Rome and La Spezia, I was concerned that this was going to be another so-so room. But it was a very nice place. The rooms were very new looking and spacious. The bathroom was very un-Italy-like so it was very new looking and had plenty of room. Never figured out the bidet thing but of course it had one. You could actually maneuver in the shower. Best of all was the "included breakfast". It had a complete selection of breads and get this, included scrambled eggs. Received a croissant and coffee at my other stays. Reception was very nice and helpful. Had full bar capabilities and even had some limited food selections in case you did not want to go out. We had a car but the only draw back, if it is one, is that it is not close to down town. It is not far (2-3 miles?) bu too far to walk. They did mention a bus that went down town. We were just passing through and though we drove downtown to look around, it did not look like somewhere to go. It was very convenient to the highway which worked for us. 7 nights in various places and this was out best stay.

Room Tip: Impressed that this was a Smart Hotel. Very green.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Comfortable hotel in a good location. Only 5/10 mins from Bologna centre. Bus very frequent right outside the doors of the hotel! Rooms comfortable, channel selection of tv poor but cosy other than that. Do not purchase drinks at the hotel as there is a lidl store 5 mins away at 1/6 the the price! (found out the hard way) Plus there is a fridge in the room to store items.

Breakfast was a great selection each morning, unexpected but very impressed!

Staff are nice, some more helpful than others. Best advice if you are staying here is to know directions from the airport as it was very hard to find at night.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Lovely Hotel but a fair way out of the centre. When u land at bologna airport it can be hard to find your way to the hotel

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

The hotel offers a lot and for free, such as gym (small but nice) and bike for rent (did not use, but nice of the hotel to offer). hotel itself located comfortably, a bus'es start station is right at the hotel and goes every 20 minutes. (tickets are sold in reception as well). the staff was incredibly nice - i asked for hot water for soup powder that i had bought before, and they did everything in their power to supply me with it. they even offered plates and silverware so we could eat conveniently. i appreciate the troubles they've gone through, so we could have the best stay. i definitely recommend. room was equipped well, they even had a mini bar.
Free and good WiFi was included, and breakfast was very nice as well.
hotel had no restaurant.

Room Tip: Hotel is in a quiet place so rooms are equally good I guess
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Nice, clean and comfortable hotel with very good direct communication with the center of Bologna. Helpful staff, good price and fantastic breakfasts!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Imperial

Address: Via del Gomito 16, 40127 Bologna, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bologna
#16 Family Hotel in Bologna
#22 Business Hotel in Bologna
#27 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range: $47 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Imperial 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located close to the Fair ground and to the centre of Bologna, in a quiet area away from the city traffic, the Hotel Imperial offers a great solution for a business trip or a relaxing holiday. We take care about your comfort and do our best to give you a wonderful stay. For that reason we look out our guests opinions, we like to listen and wish to know what you really think about us. Our staff will be glad to answer to your reviews with the same kindness and cordiality you can find at our hotel. ... more   less 
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