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Aemilia Hotel

Via Giovanna Zaccherini Alvisi 16, 40138, Bologna Italy
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#1 of 113 hotels in Bologna
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AEMILIA HOTEL is a modern 4-star Superior hotel, with a refined and elegant design, completely renovated in 2021 and located on the outskirts of the historic center of Bologna.

The strategic location of the structure makes AEMILIA HOTEL the perfect choice for both leisure and business customers: one step away from the Sant'Orsola Hospital and the historic center, but outside the traffic-restricted area, 20 minutes by car from the Marconi Airport and just 5 minutes from the ring road and Bologna central train station.

The hotel underwent a general refurbishment in January 2021, with a meticulous restyling of the common areas, hall, restaurant, bar and lounges.

The rooms have been completely renovated in a modern and elegant style and designed to ensure high levels of comfort and practicality. Welcoming, spacious and equipped with ultra-fast Wi-Fi connection with 1000 Mbps band, the Aemilia Hotel is the ideal solution for the client on a business trip or for the tourist who wants to visit the city.

Inside the Hotel, our Gurmè Restaurant is ready to welcome customers every day in its exclusive and finely renovated setting, with "a la carte" service and buffet breakfast.

The structure is also equipped with a private garage, a modern and well-equipped Congress Center, a welcoming lounge bar, two terraces, one of which with a splendid view over the rooftops of the city.

The great attention paid to customer care and the excellent quality of the product, make Aemilia Hotel the first hotel in Bologna on the absolute ranking of Tripadvisor.

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Via Giovanna Zaccherini Alvisi 16, 40138, Bologna Italy
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Resque wrote a review 18 Sep
Carefree, Az210 contributions122 helpful votes
Location: It is about a 20 minute walk and 5-10 minute taxi ride for center city. Taxi will be about $8. Nothing right next door for food, etc. Property: Newly renovated. Modern style. Has restaurant, bar, gym, roof terrace with jacuzzi. Room: We had a junior suite. Even though it is called a suite, it was one large room. Furniture is more form than function. The couch had half a back, the desk chair was molded plastic. The mattress was OK, soft on the edges, firm in the middle. The two pillow choice were both big and firm. Only English, including subtitle options, was news. Mini fridge, espresso maker and hot water maker are on a spacious desk top. The electric plug for the desk is six feet away from the chair. Staff: Professional, friendly and helpful. Some speak English better than others. Restaurant: Nice looking. Dinner does not begin until 7:30 PM. That is a little late for old Americans. The bar opens at 5 PM. We found out late in our stay that snack food like pizza is available most times. Breakfast: Excellent selection and good service. Gym: Well equipped with one of all standard equipment, including only one floor mat. Price: Varies by day of week. We paid from 420 Euro to 185 Euro.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Caroline F wrote a review 2 Sep
Windsor, United Kingdom63 contributions42 helpful votes
Large rooms, great amenities, very comfortable bed, friendly staff. Only downside a bit is location, a 15 min walk to town. There is a rooftop with a hot tub. There is a nice buffet breakfast at a good price. There is a bar and they give you a free welcome drink. There is a small gym, but clean. I would say, maybe better signage at the hotel. Sometimes it was hard to navigate how to leave with the multiple lifts!
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Date of stay: August 2021
highlanderfil wrote a review Aug 2021
Chicago, Illinois112 contributions64 helpful votes
I am always skeptical when a mid-priced hotel is ranked this highly (as of the day of writing, Aemilia is ranked as the best, #1 hotel in Bologna). After spending three nights there, I get it. The hotel is well-kept, clean and has all the amenities you could hope for (a modern TV, tea/coffee in the room - which I’ve learned is hardly a given in Italy, a rooftop lounge area with a hot tub, a gym and a nice restaurant). It’s not without fault - the practice of having a half-open shower, which, if it backs up even a little bit, floods the entire bathroom within minutes, should be outlawed by the Geneva Convention, the breakfast was a bit so-so (omelettes were particularly bad - bland and overcooked) and the WiFi never really worked. Let’s talk about that last bit for a second. As we were checking out, the front desk employee asked if everything went well. I casually mentioned the WiFi expecting nothing more than an acknowledgment. After all, we managed to make do with my phone’s data plan and it didn’t really impact us all THAT much. We walked away with a heartfelt apology, a business card to help with our next booking and a 50% (I initially thought I heard 15%, which would have been beyond sufficient) discount off our stay plus comped parking. My wife and I dutifully dropped our jaws and walked away humbled. Add to this the fact that every single request of ours had been attended to (speaking of that shower, when we did manage to flood the bathroom on our first evening, the front desk manager on duty came to deliver fresh towels and clean up the mess herself) and we were greeted very warmly upon check-in with suggestions where to eat and what to see, and you get the absolute best part about Aemilia - the awesome people. An unfortunately rare phenomenon these days and a reason to give five stars in spite of the (admittedly minor) issues we encountered.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christopher B wrote a review Aug 2021
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Located adjacent to the City center ( 5 minutes to walk to the inner circle), very good breakfast, really good roof top terrace with jacuzzi and sun beds. Excellent price-performance-relation. I can fully recommend this Hotel!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Front Office, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Aemilia Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mr Bode, thank you very much for this excellent review! We are very glad to read that you really enjoyed your stay here with us and that you particularly apprecciated our location, breakfast and roof top terrace. We will be glad to welcome you again here at the Aemilia! Kind regards Davide Front Desk
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Eric M wrote a review Aug 2021
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First class room and service by a very friendly staff. Also helpful is the option to park your car in an underground garage for a small fee. We have spend the night at the Aemilia Hotel for several years during our travels to other destinations but it is so nice to stay there and visit Bologna.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Front Office, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Aemilia Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, thank you very much for this amazing review! We are very glad to read that you chose us as hotel for all your stays in Bologna! We look forward to your next stay here with us! Kind regards Davide Front Desk
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aemilia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Aemilia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Museo di Zoologia (0.4 km), Museo Di Anatomia Comparata (0.5 km), and Museo di Antropologia (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aemilia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Aemilia Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Aemilia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aemilia Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aemilia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aldina Gluten Free, Ristorante Greco Delogo, and Il Gelatauro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aemilia Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aemilia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Aemilia Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Aemilia Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.