Best Western City Hotel,  Bologne

4.0/5  - based on 622 guest reviews.
Via Magenta 10, 40128, Bologna, Italy - See map
+39 051 372676 +39 051 372032



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Hotel advantages

  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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The Best Western City Hotel in Bologna is located in the greenery of a beautiful garden, walking distance from historical center and station, near the Fair and Convention Center, easy to reach by car from Tangenziale, Exit 6. For its strategic position the hotel is an ideal place for those who travel for business or pleasure. Recently refurbished, all rooms have Internet connection, cable satellite television, hairdryer, air-conditioning and mini-bar. We have a meeting room available, car parking and free garage, also a cocktail lounge for those relaxing breaks. "Nearby you will find tennis courts, horseback riding and bicycles rentals. " 10% national VAT included. Local city fee is up to 4. 00 EUR per night, per adult over 14 years old. The additional fee is excluded and it will be paid directly at the hotel. Enjoy your stay. Where not included in the rate, breakfast can be purchased at the hotel, at 3 EUR nominal fee per person, per day.

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Best Western City Hotel,Bologne
  • 5
    « Great hotel....great location »

    Stayed here for two nights. Really nice hotel for the price. Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Good onsite restaurant with good food. Convenient location - close to airport and close to city center.

    « No Problems - but no thrills »

    This hotel is perfectly adequate and if you like a little bit of a suburban feel to your stay, it is really OK. That being said, it's really a pretty dull little place. It's clean and your room should be comfortable. The staff is nice, etc. If I were to do it over again, I would look for a hotel nearer to the center of the Old Town, as one is likely to loose some time walking from there to the hotel location.

    « If location suits, very good hotel choice »

    Stayed for 3 nights, and it proved excellent for our needs. It is outside the main city area. We got the shuttle from the airport to the station - pre-bought tickets online. The walk from the station (about 15 mins) includes some some slightly scruffy bits, but we felt safe walking during the day and evening. Taking a taxi from the airport could be a more straight forward option. The return shuttle bus was pretty crowded. The number 27 bus stops close to the hotel, you can buy tickets from the reception staff, and this goes to the station, and then further into the city centre. The reception staff are fairly friendly and helpful, and our room 107, was very good. Spacious, comfortable bed, good wifi, and nice bathroom. The outward facing desk in the room was a good design feature. Breakfast was excellent, lots of cold choices, and particularly imaginative selection of sweet cakes and parties. The coffee machine produced decent coffees, but we then took up their offer to make custom espressos and macchiatos - which were super. We ate in the hotel restaurant for our first night. The menu was good, local dishes rather than generic tourist hotel fare. We enjoyed our dinner. We ate out for the next 2 nights, both restaurants within easy walking distance. The reception staff were happy to ring through and book a table for us. We enjoyed Bologna, and would like to return. If we did we might investigate options nearer the centre of town, but would be very happy to return here - especially as our rate represented very excellent value.

    « Nice hotel in the suburbs of Bologna »

    The hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the main railway station where the airport shuttle bus stops and a further 15 minutes walk from the centre of Bologna. It is a nice mid scale hotel. Rooms are a good size and come with hairdryer, kettle and fridge. Our room even had a walk in wardrobe to store your gear. Beds were comfortable and the room was quiet even though we were at the front of the hotel The breakfast, at €3 each was a bargain, with plenty to eat and drink. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a bus stop around the corner and the hotel sells bus tickets and if you need some provisions there is a good supermarket about 5 minutes away. Overall a good value choice if you don't mind being out of the centre of the city.

    « Good value. Good location. »

    A good standard city centre hotel in a convenient location to explore the city. Overall it was good value. Clean, comfortable and I enjoyed a good night's sleep. No complaints but not much to shout about either.

    « Nice hotel for overnighting on the way »

    Very easy location , very nice and kindly personnel ,Nice rooms , well air-conditioned , clean , space enough .The breakfast was also perfect.Many options , fresh vegetables , a very nice atmosphere in the restaurant.And good price for all these

    « Not a bad find for the price »

    We stayed here for 4 nights and were initially very pleased with the price we paid for the rooms. There were a few downsides - the air conditioning worked on the first night but then failed to work and the rooms were very, very hot. After checking with reception, we were told that, as it was October, the air con had been switched off. We slept with the windows opened and then had to listen to the local's partying until past 3am in the morning!!!! The hairdryer in one of the rooms was of the very old type attached as a hose to the bathroom wall and was completely useless. The hotel seems really substantial but the walls must be very thin as we could hear chatter constantly from the room next door. For anyone with mobility problems, this could be a touch too far from the old town itself. We like walking and tend to walk quite quickly and it took us 30 minutes or so to walk into the town. On the upside - the breakfast is very good value for money

    « Amazing »

    Great place to stay. Staff was super friendly and spoke English well. Room was super clean and they had a nice breakfast buffet in the morning. It was very affordable and safe it was well worth the money.

    « Unsuitable room spoils stay »

    Luckily we only stayed one night as we passed through Bologna. The hotel lobby gave a good initial impression and the check in staff were friendly and efficient. The problem was that they gave us a disabled room on the third floor (314). The room feels dated and there are stains on the ceiling. The bathroom is set up for wheelchair access which is probably great if you are in a wheelchair. The sink is set low and has no plug for some reason. The sink is so low it is difficult to use, I am certainly not going to try to shave while I am here. The toilet is set high on a pedestal and doesn't have a normal seat. The plastic seat which sits on top of the toilet is difficult to sit on. The shower is a wet room style, I have yet to find out if it will flood the bathroom floor. On a general note I found it to be a noisy room. I'm not sure how old the building is, possibly built in the 80's, however the noise reduction of the traffic and people in the corridor or the room above is poor. However the worst aspect of the room was when the person upstairs got up early and had a shower. Initially I thought water was pouring into our room from somewhere! The noise of water running in the pipes was very loud and the sound of water splashing onto the plastic shower tray was very annoying. It also seemed to continue for some time after the person had finished their shower. I don't know if they gave us the worst room in the hotel because we are only here for one night but it has certainly lowered my impression on Best Westerns. If you want some quiet nights in the lovely city of Bologna this is not the hotel for you.

    « A real gem »

    When picking a hotel in Bologna, we were confused whether or not to be a little bit "out" of town, or to stay in the hubbub - in the end we plumped for the BW and I'm so pleased we did, as it was quiet, calm and very welcoming. The reception staff couldn't have been more helpful and the room was lovely - clean, comfortable, with the most amazing, firm bed and beautiful bathroom, with a full length bath (vital after a hard day's walking) and powerful shower. The breakfast buffet was freshly prepared and extensive - and the staff were all smiling and welcoming. Can't fault it - we'll definitely be back.

  • 4
    « Always a satisfied stay at a BW hotel! »

    BW is our go-to brand whenever we travel, did not disappoint in Bologna! The bed was harder than what we are normally used to and shower a tad tiny, but overall a well-equipped room and a pleasant one-night stay for us. It's an extremely welcoming and presentable hotel no less. Good location, 5-10 minute bus ride to the train station and the touristy areas. We could purchase the bus ticket at the hotel which was hugely helpful!

    « Friendly, nice and clean »

    We got a very warm welcome here and the room was really very nice for this price category with lots of space, a nice wooden floor, desk and even a walk-in wardrobe. Everything was spotlessly clean. Although there is no safe in the room itself, we could store our valuables downstairs in safe deposit boxes in the reception area. The only minor issue was that I found the air conditioning a bit too noisy, so I decided to turn it off and open the windows over night, which was okay. It was a bit of a walk into the city centre but manageable. Free parking was also good.

    « outstanding service, very friendly staff at reception »

    nice clean rooms, very helpful staff, one ladz at the reception gave us a magnificient overview of sights and great trattorias in Bologna.Thank you so much for this! Good breakfast buffet, within walbale distance from train station 12-15 min and an additional 10 min to Piazza Maggiore.

    « Very good value for money »

    We spent in BW City Hotel a couple of days before our holidays in Rimini and after them as our flights were to/from Bologna airport. Definitely, this hotel offers very good value for money. Location: The hotel is situated in a quiet area not far from the center. It is a relatively short drive from the airport (it took us about 10 minutes around midnight with no traffic at a very fair price). The central railway station is at a walking distance - it took us 15 minutes with luggage, the road is very good with special ramps for luggage, so there is no need to take a taxi to the railway station (they also have a bus stop near the hotel and you can reach the railway station by bus but we didn't use it). To reach the downtown Bologna you can either walk (that's what we did and never used public transport as Bologna is not very big) or take a bus. There is a big Pam Supermarket close to the hotel if you need food or drinks. Room: The room is spaceous enough even for 3 people (2ad+1ch) with a walk-in wardrobe which I particularly liked as you can keep all the things there and the room looks very neat. The child's bed is a fold-out sofa but very comfortable. The AC was very good during our first visit but was hardly controllable on our way back but we didn't report the problem so may be it was only our room problem. There is a minibar in the room. The bathroom is small but clean. I would appreciate more shelves in the bathroom as there is no place to put all that lady's stuff. Breakfast: Very good especially considering the price paid. It was more than enough for us. The service is very good. They bring really good coffee if you ask. Reception: The girls at the reception are very helpful and address all the issues in a very efficient way. I would definitely stay here again as it is really very good value for money.

    « Great hotel / convenient location »

    The Best Western City Hotel Bologna is a great hotel choice and a good value for your money. It's conveniently located, simple and clean, with staff that makes you feel at home. For walking lovers, it's within walking distance (25 - 30 min) from downtown and from the train station (about 10 min). Additionally, it offers the security of a well-established world-wide hotel chain.

    « Bologna quick trip »

    The hotel was relatively easy to get to by bus or taxi. A few local eateries and small grocer's within walking distance otherwise a taxi or bus 27 will take you right to the central train station which gives you access to every mode of transport. A 24 hours bus pass is only 5 Euro, which can be bought in the lobby of the hotel. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. We had a ton of questions and they were able to assist with everything we asked. The hotel is well kept and very clean. A magnificent breakfast from 0730 to 1030, the dining room staff will gladly make you a fresh cappuccino or expresso. The WiFi works well with no issues. They have a restaurant on site, and they offered us a 10% discount however we didn't eat in. All in all a great experience. A taxi to the airport runs about 15 Euro

    « Best western »

    The hotel was nice and the wifi worked well. The breakfast was good. The hotel was clean, nice bed and bathroom, but the receptionists were not friendly or helpful at all. I asked for a map and some places they would recommend to visit. I received eye rolls and attitude. I had previously booked a room through trip advisor and I paid for a room that came with breakfast. The receptionist still made me pay again for breakfast. The hotel is out of the way but quiet. It is about 10-15 minutes from the train station.

    « Good value, neat rooms »

    I was traveling with family and stayed here for a few days. The hotel is located close to city center, 15 min walking distance to central station, 15-20 min driving from airport (paid around 17 euro for taxi). Room was neat and comfortable; free wifi, electrical kettle and coffee/tee included. Bed was soft and comfortable. Unfortunately it didn't contain safe. Room service is daily. Worth to mention that the staff was pleasant and very helpful. If you have any question, just approach the front desk and they'll do their best to help you; special thanks to Vasiko who helped a lot with questions, tips and hints for our trip. My room option didn't include breakfast, so with really small price of 3 euro per person per day we had a very good breakfast. Surprisingly it was free of charge for my kids. Breakfast is reach, ask restaurant staff and they'll make a true Italian espresso for you. In the lobby you may find a computer and printer for free of charge to print boarding passes and etc. Note, that at check out you may be asked for city tax (1.5 euro per day per adult) which I think is common in Italy. In general I think Best Western keeps it's standards.

    « Good hotel in Bologna »

    I would recommend the Best Western City Hotel in Bologna for those who want a combination of a quiet neighbourhod with easy access to the city centre and a good price-quality ratio. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable and staff very helpful.

    « good value »

    We stayed in this hotel for one night, the bathroom was huge, the bed comfortable. We booked this hotel because they offered gluten free breakfast, that was quite a disappointment though. I mean, you would expect something else than rice cakes and cornflakes when they explicitely advertise having gluten free food. It wouldn't hurt to get a piece of bread or something. Otherwise I was satisified with the service. The normal breakfast was excellent for example with a great variety. There was even bacon and dried tomatoes.

  • 3
    « Very tired hotel rooms, quirky location, friendly staff »

    We needed a family room for one night on our drive home. The Best Western offered two connecting rooms and it was affordably priced. Rooms very dated but clean, secure parking in the basement, good buffet breakfast

    « Very clean and comfortable hotel »

    Nothing to complain about this hotel. We were able to safely leave our luggage with them before check-in and after check-out, Breakfast was definitely nice, lots of choices, very good coffee (if you ask the waiters for it, not from the machine). The room was very comfortable, and the location was good. Complimentary coffee/tea/water at the lobby was also a very nice surprise and proved very useful while we waited for our train. Excellent hotel!

    « A very good hotel »

    We stayed there for one night during New Year's eve and I have to say that the hotel was really decent. The room was clean, spacious, bathroom clean as well and bed comfortable. Even though it was New year's eve it was silent at the hotel. The location is convenient as well, fairly close to the central station and a 20 minute walk to the market square. Breakfast was satisfactory as well, only the waiters could be more helpful and sympathetic.There is also a great supermarket nearby.I recommend this hotel :)

    « Centrally located »

    Its a Nice Property located at 10 mins walking distance from the Bologna Central Station & 20 mins to City center. Hotel is right on Via Ambrogio Magenta, but you have to go under the Building cross the parking area 15 meters max to the Hotel entrance..

    « Great value for money »

    Very good quality hotel, very reasonable tariff. Breakfast included. Parking included - which is a bonus in Italian cities. Very comfortable and spacious rooms. Well appointed bathroom. Wifi worked very well. Breakfast is very good, with a number of choices available. Staff are friendly, professional and very helpful. Overall very satisfied with our stay.

    « Good to stay! »

    Very good location: on the one hand, nearly in the centre (25 minutes' walk to the historic centre), on the other hand easy access to motorway and to the airport (4 km). Free parking available at hotel Room comfortable, large enough and clean. Bathroom comfortable and clean. Breakfast Ok. Very nice and helpful staff. I

    « Very good experience »

    I had a very good one night experience in this hotel. I just stayed there to sleep after a concert but I really enjoyed it. Very good presence, clean and pleasant to see. The breakfast was yummy. The stuff was all gentle and the price is perfect for the service. I'll surely come back in future.

    « Comfortable and clean. Best wi-fi ever! »

    This hotel is very good for a business trip. Quiet place, not far from the airport (15/20 minutes by taxi), and with easy access to the city center if you want to visit the city. The staff is very professional. Rooms were very clean. Not extremely big, but they also have a corner with a small table if you need to work with your notebook. The wi-fi is excellent and it works very well. It was one of the fastest wifi I ever found in an hotel in Italy.

    « very good ! »

    I've been here 2 days and I have been delighted with ! Cleanliness,staff friendly,underground parking included in the price, copious breakfast included in the price. Peace and seriousness. Good price for the conditions offered.

    « Decent hotel in every respect, very helpful front office staff »

    Comfortable and clean accommodation , free wifi, very good breakfast, just 1 km off the city centre on foot (even though to get there one has to travel through some dodgy looking areas - we ended up taking a taxi in the evening in order to a'avoid complications').

  • 2
    « Good hotel in essence »

    Hotel is excellent in terms of room provided, cleanliness and staff efficiency Where it falls down is that the location is a little depressed and makes you feel just a little edgy as you walk through it to the city centre. I've also taken further marks as the hotel supposedly has a bar and restaurant but found during my stay in August (peak season) that both were shut for two weeks which to my mind is not really satisfactory for a good hotel chain such as Best Western

    « Quiet and clean »

    good for a business trip. Quiet place and very professional people working in this hotel. It is not far from the airport (15/20 minutes), and you have and easy access to down town if you wish to visit

    « Fairly Priced »

    Hotel is clean and fairly priced. Breakfast is typical and more than decent considering it is included in the price of the room. 3 were accommodated in a king (2 singles together) and a loveseat opened into a full size bed which is not very comfortable at all and winds up leaving little room to get around. Bathroom showers are ridiculously small corner showers with about 12-15 inches to enter and very little room to maneuver once you are in there. Again for the price of 100-115 euro per night, well worth it. WIFI is awful. They have a ridiculous system that you have to keep logging into almost daily (sometimes more often) that is very slow in the process. Eventually it does work. A little far to walk to center of town (25min), reasonable walk to train station (15 min) which we did daily. There are buses to the center (27A I believe), that stop right by the hotel and in the center of town. Bottom line, I would stay there again.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Tangenziale. Take Exit 6 The Best Western City Hotel is only one kilometer from main square, near Fiera, easy to reach by car.