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“Hotel Imperial” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Imperial
Ranked #28 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Valencia, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hotel Imperial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights during our visit to bologna, The hotel has good breakfast, very friendly and well trained staff, lots of free parking spaces, good wifi connection... no problem at all. just make sure doors and windows are properly closed otherwise air con won't work.

Yes, I will recommand this hotel to my friends.

Room Tip: make sure doors and windows are properly closed otherwise air con won't work.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank CynthiaY1014
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HotelImperialBologna, Direttore at Hotel Imperial, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Cynthia,
thanks for appreciating our friendly and professional staff, the good wifi connection and our breakfast.
I'm really glad to read that you will reccomend us to your friends, my staff and I appreciate that.
Thanks to reviewed our hotel.
King Regards,
Claudio Righetti
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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95 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

+ve:
Staff were very friendly, helpful, and spoke good English. They even helped us order delivery dinner.
Room was large and modern, large flat-screen TV, big glass doors that open up and have an electric metal blind that completely darkens the room or opens all the way up. Rooms are well sound-proofed.
Breakfast had a good range of cold foods, fresh.
Nice and clean.

-ve:
A car is almost a must - it is not near anything at all and is 3-4kms from the city. I guess there is a bus stop out the front, but I don't know how often it comes or when it starts/stops.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MarkTBrizzy
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HotelImperialBologna, Direttore at Hotel Imperial, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear Mr. Mark, thanks for appreciating our helpfulness: we always try to satisfy our guests’ request. Thanks also for admiring the furniture and the quietness of our rooms. I hope you have tested our cakes and biscuits homemade: really delicious, don’t you? If not, do not forget to test them next time :)!
Our position is strategic: it is not necessary to have the car. We are easy reachable from the "tangenziale" (ring road) avoiding areas with limited traffic. You are right: there are no shops or restaurant nearby (the nearest are at 1-2 km) but the city center is only a few kilometers away and the stop of the bus nr. "25/Gomito" is just outside of the hotel. Bus service is available from 6:00 am to midnight.
Kind regards
Claudio Righetti
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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed in a hotel for 3 nights. We were able to check in 2 hours earlier which was great. It was not easy to get to hotel. I sent an e-mail asking for directions but no one got back to me. It turned out you need to take bus 25 to IL GOMITO and get off at the last station. Very easy if you know that. Room was small and very dark, balcony with the view on the wall under ground level. No Internet in the room, only in hallway and reception desc, no English Tv in our room, only soap in bathroom. Bed was comfortable, ac works. Breakfast was ok, nothing special, cold meals but you can find sth you like. There is not much going on in the evening around the hotel.

Room Tip: Ok please to sleep, do not expect more.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Topogisio
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HotelImperialBologna, Direttore at Hotel Imperial, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear guest, thanks for appreciating the possibility of early check-in. I ‘m disappointed with you when you write that breakfast is nothing special: our guest can choose every day cakes and biscuits homemade, fruits, yogurt, jam, ham cheese and fresh bread. I think is a very good breakfast don’t you? I can assure you that we always answer the emails we receive. Unfortunately, sometimes it happens that some of the messages end up in the automatic "spam". We apologize for the lack of the line Wifi in the room: this usually does not happen and , even if the Wifi line was available in the lobby , we realize the discomfort. I invite you to come again and try one of our recently renovate rooms I'm sure that you will like it.
Kind regards
Claudio Righetti
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Birmingham, UK
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

This was our cheapest stay on our back packing trip of Italy, and to be honest was the most comfortable of the whole trip. We had been staying in hostels with shared facilities in other destinations, so it was quite a luxury for us to have our own massive bathroom on this trip.
The shutters block out all light and noise from outside so we had a very peaceful two nights here, bed firm but still comfortable.
Location is a fair way from the city centre, however it is really easy to get to from the Train Station as all you have to do is cross the road and get the number 2 bus to the terminus Gomito and the hotel is in front of you, so easy and transport is really cheap.
Reception staff were brilliant, and they basically became our PA's while we were in Bologna. They phoned up restaurants and booked us tables, and they also phoned Ducati and a Balsamic vinegar factory in Modena to book us tours. Also really polite and friendly, so cant fault them in any way.
Selection at breakfast was huge and plentiful, something for everyone and set us up for a days sightseeing.
Price of the bar was a little steep compared to the prices in bars in Bologna, but this is the norm with most hotel bars so not a moan just a comment.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mac_and_Kel
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HotelImperialBologna, Direttore at Hotel Imperial, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Mac and Kel, thank you for the positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the comfort of the room and the varied choice of our buffet. Our location is extremely strategic: easy to reach by car and also by bus (bus 25 stopped just outside the hotel). Thanks also for appreciate the helpfulness of our staff that everyday try to do the best to satisfy your wishes.
Kind regards
Claudio Righetti
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Antwerp, Belgium
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here at the end of March when I attended a fair. Hotel staff is very welcoming, helpfull and friendly. Rooms are basic (not luxurious) but have everything you need. They are very clean too, my compliments to the housekeeping staff. Breakfast is good. The hotel is a bit outside the city centre and there are no restaurants nearby. When I asked about it, they suggested I order in some food. Overall it was a good experience and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel as good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Heidi D
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HotelImperialBologna, Direttore at Hotel Imperial, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Heidi, we are pleased to know that the cleanliness of the rooms and the breakfast buffet have been appreciated. Thank you also for recognize the kindness, helpfulness and professionalism of all the staff. We hope to see you again for the next fair :)
Kind regards
Claudio Righetti
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Sant Adria de Besos, Spain
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I spent a lot of time looking for the good hotel in reasonable price. When I've seen Imperial, it was easy choice.
The crew was very welcoming and helpful. The room was small, but clean (towels changed every day!)and comfortable with great internet connection. I have never slept in more comfortable bed. After whole day of walking around Bologna or Modena it was really relaxing to lay down on a bed like this.
Breakfasts were awesome: sth good for everyone. Eggs and ham for my father, cornetto & cappuccino for me. And a lot more (hard choice what to eat when you want to try everything they have to offer).
I think I will use this location again while visiting Bologna. Even if it takes 20 minutes by bus to get to the city centre, it's worth it, no doubt.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank PowerInsane
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HotelImperialBologna, Direttore at Hotel Imperial, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear guest,
We are pleased to know that your stay has been so good. Thanks for appreciate our service, the comfort of our rooms, the amazing choice of food for breakfast and the kindness of our staff. Awaiting for welcome you again
Claudio Righetti
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff...would recommend to friends. Bus stop in front of hotel. Excellent location....nice breakfast and clean room. All you need when going for a city break... :) they also offer shuttle service to and from blq airport which was perfect for us since we had late flights there and back

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank marz1288
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HotelImperialBologna, Direttore at Hotel Imperial, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear guest,
thank you so much for writing this great opinion about your experience.
The staff and I are very pleased reading what you appreciated about the Hotel Imperial and reading that you’ll recommend us to friends.
I hope you really enjoyed your trip to Bologna and spent a good time at our hotel and city.
Best Regards,
Claudio Righetti
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Property: Hotel Imperial
Address: Via del Gomito 16, 40127 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bologna
#16 Family Hotel in Bologna
#22 Business Hotel in Bologna
#27 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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