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Via Luigi Zamboni 16, 40126, Bologna Italy
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Updated 03/06/21

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#50 of 111 in Bologna
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Modern Hotel housed in 17th century structure, situated near main theaters.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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Maisa A wrote a review Nov 2021
Haifa, Heifa, Israel3 contributions
The hotel’s location is about the only good thing about it. The room’s decor is outdated, the bathroom pictures on booking are misleading and we got a very old looking bathroom despite opting up for the superior room. The windows are far from soundproof and the noise from the street bars kept me up till 3 am. This is a four stars hotel , you would at least expect The room to have a simple kettle to make tea/simple coffee. They charged me 7.5€ for a cup of milk!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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mjbfamily wrote a review Nov 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio18 contributions25 helpful votes
This hotel is wonderful. The staff was kind and the outdoor spaces were unparalleled. The rooftop seating area offered a priceless view. Prime location and exceptionally clean. Loved everything about this hotel and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Gaensebluemchen9 wrote a review Oct 2021
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg49 contributions36 helpful votes
Great location. Have a parking that is a bit tricky to find, but explanations are provided when you ask at booking. Our room was towards the back so we didn’t have any noise from the lively neighborhood. Rooms are small and clean, albeit dated. Bathroom clean as well, but the shower head was semi functioning only. Breakfast was ok.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Undirham wrote a review Oct 2021
Oslo, Norway16 contributions6 helpful votes
Often choose this hotel when in Bologna. Great location, friendly and helpful staff. Nice roof terrace with a lovely view and also a nice outside area by the breakfast room. It’s old, so naturally you’ll have to expect some noise from the other rooms and outside area, old elevator etc, but usually good value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Melinda F wrote a review Sep 2021
Luechow, Germany13 contributions8 helpful votes
This hotel is in the old city center so it is easy to walk to all the sights. It was also nice to have parking available. The staff is very friendly and helpful and speaks English. Our third floor room had a nice view of Bologna from the balcony and was clean and well maintained with plenty of outlets for charging devices. The WiFi was relatively fast and stable. There is an outdoor bar in front of the hotel that was well attended by the students so it was a bit noisy (talking noisy) until quite late even though it was a Sunday night but it wasn’t very disturbing. We did not get the breakfast at the hotel deciding, instead, to go out into the city for breakfast. We had a difficult time finding something to eat that was more than a pastry so if you like a hearty breakfast I might recommend the hotel‘s offering. Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: The parking lot is right next to the hotel and you need to drive though a pedestrian zone to get...
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vascop395 wrote a review Aug 2021
Berlin, Maryland22 contributions19 helpful votes
This is the place to be in Bologna. The location is just perfect and they have their own parking. The hotel is charming and the rooms are revovated and simple but very good. The price is the amazing match to choose exactly the San Donato. Good staff and outstanding help in a case of emergency. Any time again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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MButle wrote a review Sep 2020
London2 contributions7 helpful votes
The hotel was clean and felt more like an independent hotel rather than a chain. It had a terrace on the second floor which we wished we had spent more time on in the morning for breakfast. The hotel was in a lively part of Bolgona but away from the bus centre. From our room which was located at the back of the hotel rather than the busier front part, we could hear the evening church bells. One evening we heard them play 'Ave Maria'. The staff were helpful and cheery. I would stay here again if I visited Bologna and recommend it as a charming and quiet hotel in a lively part of Bologna.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Craig M wrote a review Mar 2020
160 contributions83 helpful votes
Nice hotel in great location close to the two towers Excellent views of the towers from the terrace Good breakfast and friendly staff throughout Many restaurants within easy walking distance Only issue is walls appear to be paper thin so the noise from the kids in the next room was a bit disruptive
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Gina M wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom55 contributions57 helpful votes
We travelled from Rome for a one night in Bologna at the Best Western Hotel San Donato. The hotel is situated right next to the two towers. It has a lovely rooftop area over looking them, with free coffee between certain times. Our room was spacious, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was extra 7 euros each, it was great value for money. Lots of cold meats and cheese, croissants, cereal, cakes, yogurts, fruit juice, coffee and a selection of cooked items. The staff were friendly and very helpful. I have already recommended this hotel to a friend for her visit to Bologna
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Date of stay: February 2020
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LeonidVic wrote a review Jan 2020
Moscow, Russia192 contributions88 helpful votes
I've stayed in hundreds of hotels around the world and have written quite a lot of reviews in booking.com and tripadvisor.com. This is the first time I report an outstandingly bad case. We arrived on January 22, 2020 and immediately found some problems in the room: the wash-basin was full of water and the water did not go to drain at all (did the maid ever clean it??), a similar – but not so serious - case in the shower, and the bathroom door handle was loose and nearly fell. They did repair the things but did not apologize. The next day in the morning I found that the bathroom door handle was not properly fixed and got loose again but decide to report it after excursion. Coming to the hotel at 2:30pm we found our room not ready yet. I asked the receptionist that I would like to talk to manager about all problems. The manager was Alfredo Riccioti. He refused to accept anything: that we had problems yesterday, that the room had to be ready by 2pm - as stated in the hotel info, and when I showed the loose room handle he accused me of breaking the handle and threatened to charge me for this. And all of this despite that other hotel persons confirmed what I said. I never saw such an arrogant and ignorant person in my life! Finally after I had said that I was ready to call police he calmed down and offered a new room. But never apologized. As the manager refused to give me the name of his boss I called Customer Service of Best Western hotels to raise a claim about the unacceptable behavior of the manager. The claim was written and they called me back 30 min later. They did apologize “for inconvenience” but not for the behavior of the manager, calling it “misunderstanding” - actually they closed ranks. And perhaps this is the worst of all – they consider such behavior acceptable! I was asked for email address but never got any response to my claim. For me all this is NOT acceptable and certainly that was my last stay in Best Western hotels and I strongly recommend to all to avoid staying in San Donato hotel in Bologna. Unless you like such a “service” and “misunderstanding”. P.S. The hotel is rather worn out. Wi-Fi is free but practically does not work in the rooms – you have to reconnect 10-20 times a day.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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US$119 - US$253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western san donato, best western bologna, bologna best western
LOCATION
ItalyEmilia-RomagnaProvince of BolognaBolognaSan Vitale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
59
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel San Donato
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel San Donato?
Nearby attractions include Secret Zone (0.4 km), Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (0.4 km), and Compianto sul Cristo Morto (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel San Donato?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel San Donato?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel San Donato?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel San Donato?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel San Donato?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mò Mortadella Lab, I Panini Di Miro, and Amole - Cucina Cinese.
Is Hotel San Donato located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Bologna.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel San Donato?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel San Donato?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel San Donato?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Piazza Maggiore (0.4 km), Piazza Santo Stefano (0.3 km), and Basilica di San Domenico (0.7 km).
Is Hotel San Donato accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.