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“Pure play business hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Savhotel
Ranked #3 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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Mumbai
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129 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Pure play business hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

There aren't a whole lot of Hostels in Bologna for the simple reason that it is largely insulated from the onslaught of tourists in Italy. This hotel is slightly far from Bologna Central station and is best reached by a bus taken right outside the station. The rooms are great and so is the bath area. This offers everything that is expected out of a business hotel. The bar at the hotel is very okayish though.

We loved the lavish breakfast spread.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ManagerSavhotel, Responsabile reception at Savhotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your kind and positive review on Tripadvisor website.
Looking forward to welcome you again.
Kind Regards
Norberto Giusti
Front Office Manager
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Bangkok, Thailand
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404 reviews
368 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

It is a new and modern hotel near the Bolgonga exhibition center. The staff is efficient and speaks fluently English. The rooms are spacious, equipped with a large working desk to please business travelers, comfortable king size bed, flat screen TV with a selection of international channels. The bath room is bright and clean. Toileteries are provided as customary for a 4 Star hotel and a kettle for tea/coffee making.
The breakfast is generous with plenty of b/f items. It consists mainly cakes of and Danish pastry, but also cold cuts and fruits available. The food in the restaurant is expensive, so we preferred to go to a local place.
A nearby trattoria/pizzeria called “Snoopy 2” serves Italian food at a moderate price, but there is also a Japanese restaurant and a steakhouse in walking distance. Just opposite of the hotel accessible through an alley is a shopping mall with a large Coop Supermarket. The Hotel garage costs € 8.- for 24 hours. Due to the not so pleasant surroundings, I felt not secure to leave the vehicle in the public parking lot which is payable during working hours, but free of charge at night.
The city of Bologna is not in walking distance and I would not dare to take a long walk at night, but there is a regular bus service.
The hotel does special bargain offers on weekends, but prices increase on weekdays and rocket during the dates of trade fairs in the nearby exhibition grounds.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Riesst
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ManagerSavhotel, Responsabile reception at Savhotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review.
Looking forward to welcome you again.
Kind Regards
Norberto Giusti
Front Office Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

This hotel was a very good stop over on a tight budget if you can secure a good deal.

The rooms are basic but comfortable with about a 15 minute walk into the city centre making it quite easy to get around.

Make sure to search for a good bargain on the rooms as it is very basic.

Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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ManagerSavhotel, Responsabile reception at Savhotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Dear Guest,
I thank you for your positive feedback on Tripadvisor.
Looking forward to welcome you at Savhotel.
Kind Regards
Norberto Giusti
Front Office Manager
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

This hotel is geared for the business guest. Clean but rooms were not particularly comfortable. The bed was hard with sheets that were rough. Front desk service was helpful. Hotel is 15 minute cab ride to center of town. Careful with cabbies, after several rides downtown, we realized that they can extend their route. Fares ranged from 7 to 14 euros. There is a small shopping center across the street which has supermarket, pharmacy and a few other necessities. Al

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chip869
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ManagerSavhotel, Guest Relations Manager at Savhotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for the time you dedicated us reviewing our hotel. Your opinion is highly appreciated not only by the entire Tripadvisor community, but it is also precious because it will help us find new ways to improve our service and the comfort for out guests, which is always our top priority.
Thank you and we hope to have the chance to welcome you back soon

Best regards,

Marco Salimbeni
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Italy
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

if you can fetch a good rate (I paid 50 euro for a single, obviously when it's not peak time that is trade fair event time) this hotel is an excellent choice with a very strong price/quality ratio.

I've know this hotel when it was brand new a few years ago and must say that maintenance is clearly an area where now they are saving money: nothing serious just very small details that, however, make Savhotel a bit removed from the stellar opinion I'd given five years ago.
The cost cutting drive is a common problem in all the hotel in Bologna and I've see far, far worse.

The plus:
- excellent breakfast for a 4 star, wide choice, good service, no shortage of food, food well presented and good quality ingredients: cold cuts, cheeses, scrambled eggs, bacon, several kind of pastries, fruits, fruit salad, cakes, fruit juices, really I've seen better only in 5 stars hotels and for Italy I've never seen better for a 4 star hotel;
- air conditioning: no "monkey business" with air conditioning, it's present and active, though annoyingly your are unable to set it lower than 22C as desided, it never went under 23-24. Calling the reception perhaps would fix the problem;
- close by supermarket, a decent take away pizza, lots of bus lines to the center, rail station and fair grounds;
- rooms are modern, clean, serviced every day. Fairly sized, the same with the bathroom (equipped with bidet, a plus for me)

The minus
- a bit anonymous;
- the zone around the hotel is not very charming at night: at least they fixed, for now, the BIG problem with north african drug dealers. At least now security is not an issue any longer. Streets not very clean however (that is a common problem in Bologna, very dirty city).
- if you want nightlife, restaurants, cinema, you better go go to the city center;
- the staff speaks english and deals with international customers: the sore point however is the evident lack of foreign TV channels, very few and unappealing. In my opininion, this hotel aims mainly to italian (business) customers

To sum up:
a good 4 star hotel, excellent if you find a keen rate. Recommended

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 00mn80
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ManagerSavhotel, Responsabile reception at Savhotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Dear Sir,
thank you very much for taking the time to submit your kind and positive review on Tripadvisor website.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Kind Regards
Norberto Giusti
Front Office Manager
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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

The hotel is situated about 15 minutes away (by foot) from the centre which was ideal for us. We arrived by train which meant a 10 minute walk to the hotel. There is also a bus service which links the hotel to the station and city centre. There is a footpath from the main road where the bus stops to the hotel which is not easy to find first time so you may need to ask for a pointer from reception staff. So, in short, a very good location out of the main centre.

The Sav Hotel itself was very clean and tidy with lovely rooms. Wi-fi is free in all rooms. The staff were all very polite and pleasant. The breakfast was amazing; lots of choice (hot and cold food) and plenty of food in a buffet style. There is also a lovely rooftop terrace and fitness room. Overall I would recommend this hotel if you want reasonably priced, clean and out of city accommodation. That's what we were looking for and in this respect the hotel was faultless.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daniel F
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ManagerSavhotel, Responsabile reception at Savhotel, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your lovely comment.
I look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
Kind Regards
Norberto Giusti
Front Office Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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335 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Lovely hotel, modern amenities, good air condition, rooms clean and lovely. Quiet hotel offering nice breakfast, Ok for a drink at night but restaurant maybe dull so get out and about for dinner. With helpful staff - good value.
Only downfall we discovered is it is almost 30 mins walk from the centre of town and 20 minutes walk from the main train station.
Through a side street(residential) from the hotel to a main road (2 min walk) is the bus line so recommend this as means of travel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Hammercounty
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ManagerSavhotel, Responsabile reception at Savhotel, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind review.
Kind Regards
Norberto Giusti
Front Office Manager
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Property: Savhotel
Address: Via Ferruccio Parri 9, 40128 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bologna
#2 Business Hotel in Bologna
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#6 Green Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Savhotel 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Savhotel is a 4-star hotel in Bologna with a modern style and the latest in fittings and equipment offering impeccable service. Located in a strategic position just a few meters from the Bologna Fair District and the Congress Centre, only 5 minutes away from Bologna's historic centre making it the perfect choice for both business travelers as well as for international tourists and families. Savhotel offers high levels of comfort including: Wi-Fi in the lobby, cable in all rooms, 24-h ultra-modern Fitness Point, LCD TV and cable in all rooms, covered private garage. ... more   less 
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