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Art Hotel Commercianti

Via De' Pignattari 11, 40124, Bologna Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 23/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 112 hotels in Bologna
Travellers' Choice
Hotel Commercianti: the fascination of the Middle Ages can be found in this historic hotel nestling in the shadow of the Basilica of San Petronio. The Hotel is located just off the main square and a few steps away from all the museums, monuments and the city's most exclusive shopping areas. As you can see from the plaques at the entrance, this was the original seat of the firs Municipality of Bologna (1116) and in 1250 it became the Headquarters of the prestigious "Compagna dell'arte dei Brentatori", the guild responsible for guaranteeing the quality of wine and its trasportation. In 2015 the Chambre of Commerce of Bologna conferred to our hotel a particular award for being in activity for over one hundred years.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Reinaldo B wrote a review 2 Sep
Miami, Florida71 contributions37 helpful votes
This hotel is what I would call very authentic, and centrally located. I lived the decor, and the location. Now. I booked two nights directly through their website and about a week before the trip emailed them to confirm everything is ok, since I was traveling internationally. I always do this with all the hotels. They never replied. Staff was very professional and friendly. Depending on the type of sleeper you are, this hotel might pose problems or might be wonderful. Our bed was hard as a rock, which is fine as a tourist and we could have tolerated for 2 nights. However, the A/C was not working. It would try to start every 5 minutes making a very loud noise and then nothing. We reported this to reception but nothing was fixed. After a night of misery we checked out the next morning and found a different property with working AC. This was a real shame because Bologna is a lovely place and we really enjoyed the hotel decor and location, but not being able to sleep and being constantly waken up kinda ruins your vacation.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from , Proprietario at Art Hotel Commercianti
Responded 3 weeks ago
Siamo molto spiacenti di non aver risposto alla sua mail, in realtà sono andata a controllare e purtroppo non ci è mai arrivata. Forse si è trattato di un errore di posta, normalmente infatti rispondiamo quasi immediatamente o almeno in giornata. Per quanto riguarda il materasso abbiamo materassi Dorelan memory foam, sono di ottima qualità e conformtevoli, ma chiaramente c'è chi apprezza materassi più morbidi e chi più rigidi. Terremo conto della sua valutazione soggettiva, magari valutando dei topper da aggiungere quando qualche Ospite necessita di un materasso più morbido. Ringraziamo molto per i complimenti fatti allo Staff per la professionalità e gentilezza. Infine per quanto riguarda l'impianto di aria condizionata, l'impianto funziona perfettamente raggiungendo la temperatura richiesta ed è nuovissimo perchè è stato installato neanche un anno fa. Ci dispiace se ha sentito rumore, forse legato all'intensità del getto di aria fredda in uscita, andrò a verificare di persona se ci sono stati dei problemi tecnici a riguardo. Le mandiamo i nostri saluti da Bologna!
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Coco wrote a review Jul 2020
Mulhouse, France12 contributions24 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Wonderful stay in this hotel. Public parking very close (special price thanks to the hotel), otherwise the hotel also has private garage. Good explanations sent via email to reach the hotel. Very central location, in the centre of the old town. The best location to visit Bologna ! The bedrooms are large, very clean. The hotel is clean too and beautifully decorated. Good breakfast. Last but not least : the staff is wonderful. Special thanks to Maria, who made our stay unforgettable. We arrived late on the first night and she offered to book a restaurant for us (and it was delicious!). She was very nice and helpful during our stay. We would definitely go there again ! Don't be worried in this Covid period : Italian people respect a lot the health recommendations !
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Response from Ilaria Orsi, Direttore generale at Art Hotel Commercianti
Responded 23 Jul 2020
Grazie di cuore per la bellissima recensione, vi aspettiamo di nuovo a Bologna!
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Lillo wrote a review Jan 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates267 contributions89 helpful votes
I have arrived on the evening time and the booking was ion place. Very fast process for the check in and wonderful room with a lot of spacious and nice bathroom. An incredible location once I pop out in the morning for a quickly and great shopping before to continue my trip
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Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
3 Helpful votes
Response from Ilaria Orsi, Direttore generale at Art Hotel Commercianti
Responded 27 Jan 2021
Grazie per la spendida recensione! Un saluto da Pizza Maggiore
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Agudanna wrote a review Dec 2020
Madrid, Spain7 contributions20 helpful votes
Do NOT go to Art Hotel Commercianti Bologna under any circumstance with your car or rent-a-car. It is located in a restricted traffic zone, so if you do a single mistake on the route there, you will be receiving a €200 fine from the local police - there are cameras in nearby streets. Trust me, do not book this hotel under any circumstance if you are arriving there by car. What was supposed to be a €100 1-night reservation, became a €500 bill (Bologna's local police fined me €200 on the arrival day and €200 on the departure day with radar photos. The fines arrived together a couple of months later to my home in Spain via email so I was fully unaware until then). The hotel said that there was nothing they could do on their part.
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Date of stay: July 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from Ilaria Orsi, Direttore generale at Art Hotel Commercianti
Responded 13 Dec 2020
Gentilissimo ci dispiace che abbia preso una multa, purtroppo la viabilità del centro storico di Bologna è complessa come quella di tutte le città medievali italiane che hanno strade strette e molti divieti di accesso. Da parte nostra la Reception manda istruzioni molto dettagliate sul percorso da fare e abbiamo scritto ovunque (su tutti i siti) di contattarci nel caso abbiate dubbi che siamo sempre a disposizione per darvi istruzioni anche telefoniche. Lei ha preso la multa in una zona dove è vietato l'accesso. Se va contro il codice della strada percorrendo una corsia preferenziale degli autobus, una zona di divieto di accesso o più banalmente passando con un semaforo rosso l'Hotel non può far nulla per farle togliere la multa. Capiamo che sia arrabbiato perchè prendere una multa è davvero irritante, ma prendersela con l'Hotel mettendo una recensione pessima è davvero poco rispettoso del nostro lavoro e della nostra professionalità. Cerchiamo sempre di fare il possibile per accogliere gli Ospiti al meglio e quando c'è un problema siamo i primi ad adoperarci in tutti i modi per risolverlo. Siamo molto dispiaciuti per l'accaduto ma come già spiegato non possiamo fare nulla per cancellare la sua multa e la sua recensione non aiuta lei come non aiuta noi. Saluti da Bologna
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Brian W wrote a review Nov 2020
Brussels, Belgium224 contributions186 helpful votes
The hotel is in a great spot and close to all the nearby attractions. Check in was seamless and we were given a free upgrade to a junior suite which was very roomy and nicely decorated. Breakfast was good and the covid controls in place didn't hamper things too much. Lorenzo at the reception desk was also super helpful. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Ilaria Orsi, Direttore generale at Art Hotel Commercianti
Responded 6 Dec 2020
Gentilissimo Brian, grazie di cuore per la bellissima recensione. Speriamo di aver presto modo di ospitarla nuovamente a Bologna1 Un saluto da Piazza Maggiore
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Frequently Asked Questions about Art Hotel Commercianti
Which popular attractions are close to Art Hotel Commercianti?
Nearby attractions include Compianto sul Cristo Morto (0.2 km), La Macchina del Tempo (0.5 km), and Piazza Maggiore (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Art Hotel Commercianti?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante San Pietro, Corten, and Libra Cucina Evolution.
Does Art Hotel Commercianti have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Art Hotel Commercianti offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Art Hotel Commercianti located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Bologna.
Are any cleaning services offered at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Art Hotel Commercianti?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Art Hotel Commercianti offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.