Via San Donato 159/161, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
"I came there late night. I was greeted by a super friendly staff, magically cozy environment and the sound of a thousand crickets. We got a room on the second floor. The elevator upstairs was old and dated but I was carrying luggage and a sleepy child so I went for it. My room was large, it was clean but I could have done without the heavy red carpet. There is a thin line between dated and old classic style and this room was dancing on that line. However the overall environment, the outside area, parking, friendly staff made up for a lot of that. So if you don't plan to spend a lot of waking hours inside the room it is good. And yes the breakfast was amazing! The endless selection of food and the whole breakfast area, We sat outside for an hour just enjoying the surroundings. Loved it. So it the rooms get a bit of a facelift its a sure 5 star."
"First, this is not a typical tourist hotel - more of a conference/business hotel. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing, but be aware that you are quite some distance from the Piazza Maggiore and the historic center of Bologna. However, it's right on the ring road around Bologna, so it's easy to access by car, has secure parking, and makes it easy to get to other non-centrally located points of interest, like the Ducati factory and museum. The rooms are small but adequate and clean. However, the bathrooms are extraordinarily small, with not even a soap dish in the tiny shower. My husband and I are not large people and it was difficult for us! The air conditioning does not always work well. On the plus side, the sister hotel across the street has a good fitness center, pool, and lovely grounds as well. You can also catch a bus just down the block for 1.50 Euro that takes you directly to the historic center, dropping you off at the Neptune fountain. A taxi will set you back about 20 euro, so not cheap. The breakfast was average, but earned points in our estimation by having a machine that made fresh orange juice! Staff were not overly friendly but helpful."
"being there we found a very clean hotel, rooms were on the smaller side yet not very small. not close to city center yet conveniently positioned against public transport, very nice staff, great breakfast and quite a nice experience over all. decently priced. good option against the 5star sister hotel that is just opposite...."