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“A bit isolated”
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Meeting Hotel
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“A bit isolated”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Location: 5km from Bologna airport, in Calderara, you need to take a taxi from the airport as there is no other direct means of transport. When telling the address make sure you specify Calderara, as there is a street with the same name in the middle of Bologna which gives way to confusion.

Transportation: The hotel is linked to Bologna center by 2 bus lines. 91 passes every 30min. Otherwise, unless you have a car, there is no way to get to Bologna.

Room: the room is clean, you can get twin or king size bads, has a terase, a small bathroom, TV, minibar. Free internet is available but the speed is low and is quite restrictive (some of the ports used in business envirements are blocked). the hotel is near to the airport so the plain noise is quite loud.

Breakfast: Mediterranean with a few cheese and ham varieties. boiled and scrambled eggs, croissants, cereals, milk, coffee. the usual butter and gems.

The hotel restaurant has nothing special but serves a decent meal at reasonable prices.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed only one night in a room with four beds. A lot of hotel don't even have rooms that large! Staff was friendly, everyone speaks English. Prices are pretty cheap, breakfast is included. I didn't expect much, but the food was quite OK! The rooms are in a good condition and have been clean.
One bus per hour on weekends and two on working days go directly to the main station. However, non goes directly to the airport. Another con was that the room was quite hot and we could figure out why.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Plus Points, Very helpful reception and bar staff. Tea/Coffe making in the room. Close to airport.
This has to be the worst hotel I have ever stayed in worldwide. It is located on a busy road on an industrial estate. I cannot describe the next door building, but Doss Appartments with a police station at the front gives a picture of this location. Worst to come, YES. Ther are no other restaurants near so we had to eat in the hotel. The first course was a lump of pasta followed by a selection from there buffet which was all stone cold. I complained to the manager who took the food away and returned it just warm. After again complaining we left.
I reported this again to the reception when checking out and they cancelled the meal charge.
Never again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

You get what you pay for, so it is cheap, I paid €45. And for this price I am prepared to accept a few foibles.
But I can't recommend it, as I am sure you would be disappointed, except if you only look for a pillow for an early morning flight.

But spending a little more, there are better places in the area, and at the same distance (in time) from the airport. It is really near to the airport, but the road is not straight, and you have to drive all around the airport to get there.

The building is in cement and the interior is less than acceptable.
I have avoided the restaurant, as I have eaten there a few years ago, and although the service was attentive, the food was average.

WiFi works but is slow.
Reception is correct and personnel helpful, but they made a mistake in assigning my credit card autorization, to someone else's room (which they noticed themselves). And they put it right.

The problems are the following:
It is in the middle of nowehere and only interesting if you haev your own car.
Not so near to the airport as you might think, and thus you could go elsewhere for better service at the same price.
Noisy. You can hear the flights.
View on a chemical factory.
The environment is depressing.

Why have I stayed here although I have been here before?
a) There is always place if you need to be here on business on short notice
b) At a preferred rate it helps to stay within your travel budget
c) As the name says, it is OK for meetings (large meeting room) if you want to keep costs low

Room Tip: Any it doesn't make much difference, they all are noisy.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Houston
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Reviewed May 19, 2009

I stayed at the Best Western meeting with a friend of mine awaiting a flight out to Paris the next morning. The hotel seemed like it would be nice until my friend went looking for the pool. Immediately, he discovered (and showed me!) the back end of the hotel; a crumbling, black mold covered addition that housed what looked like indigent Turks. Makeshift clotheslines hung from cracked balconies and you could tell that this part of the "hotel" had no electricity. Happened to go to the bus stop, and was astounded by how fast the local men surround you once your male friend turns away for a moment. All in all, super scary! When we ordered a cab to take us to the airport, he charged us 15 euro extra just to come to that neighborhood! If you like European ghetto, then this is the place for you. Kept feeling like I had walked into a cover operation for drugs or something! Will never go back there again!

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
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2 Thank jfrederick2
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Italia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 20, 2009

if you just need to get a hotel close to Bologna airport, where you can have breakfast at 4,00 am, then you can go to this hotel.
Good rate and friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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Thank PatriziaT
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Warsaw
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 9, 2009

We chose this hotel to stay overnight before our flight from bologna airport. I think this is one of the worst hotels I ever stayed at. I stayed in best western hotels before and I had a good experiece, but this hotel is beyond the imagination.
- it is located 2 km away from the airport in the direct line, but 6km by road, which is the same distance as to the city airport.
- in is in the middle of nowhere and if you dont have a car you need to book a taxi at leadt 30 minutes in advance
- the hotel is a u shaped. one side is the hotel, second side is still under construction, third side looks like slums refure camp. It is dirtly, lots of trash, lots of clothes hanging on the balconies, etc. the better side veiw is on a chemical factory - "nicely illuminated" at night.
- windows are not sound proof, so at night you hear every plane, every car and even every motorbike driving by.
- the worst thing happened is that luckily when we were already up in the morning, suddenly a painting fell directly on the bed pillows. If we were still in bed, we could get seriously injured.
- pricewise?! for additional €20 we stayed in a very nice 4* hotel just by the city centre.
So if you consider this hotel, I suggest find a different one.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank PatrykWarsaw
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Property: Meeting Hotel
Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 4, 40012, Calderara di Reno, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Calderara di Reno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Calderara di Reno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Meeting Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our rooms merge functionality and comfort, and are all equipped with desk and balcony and if you prefer, upon booking you may require a non-smoking room.Other features you will find in your room include: Air conditioning and temperature control, Telephon, Satellite TV, Free Wi-Fi connectionFax/modem socket, Mini-bar, Alarm clock, Hair-dryer,Pets are always welcome. Hotel Meeting also offers a congress centre with 12 fully equipped rooms of varying sizes, capable of seating from 10 to 240 guests, as well as a restaurant and American bar to meet all your catering requirements.All of this is strategically located, just 4 km/2.5 miles from Bologna’s airport and 9 km/5.6 miles from the city centre.Upon arriving you will immediately notice signs of our top-notch hospitality and efficiency: a large parking area and a private garage, a room prepared up to the last detail with free wi-fi connection and a buffet breakfast ready for you as early as 5:00 am. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Calderara Di Reno
Calderara Di Reno Best Western
Meeting Hotel Province Of Bologna/Calderara Di Reno, Italy

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