We stayed here for 2 nights in early October 2011. As previous reviewers stated, the room was large and clean with a sink in the room. Our room looked down on the busy street, but it was fine and not too noisy. The location was good - close to everything we wanted to see in Bologna. We walked to and from the train station, which took about 20 minutes or so.
This hotel supposedly offers free WiFi to guests, but it is not the hotel WiFi, it is provided by the city of Bologna. You have to sign up and provide a cell phone number so they can text you a password. We did this, but never received a text. We were there during a city holiday, so were unable to go to the city office to get it straightened out. The staff at the hotel were pretty indifferent about this, and it was difficult to communicate as well, because we don't speak Italian and the woman that was there most of the time didn't speak English at all. It just seems as though, since the hotel has their own internet service anyway, they could provide WiFi for guests instead of relying on the City service, which is obviously a little unreliable, and would not even be available for travelers without a cell phone.
Like an earlier reviewer, we also had a problem with them keeping the passports for a long time after we checked in. We were anxious to go out and start exploring, so finally I went to ask. She had just put them aside and hadn't filled out the forms yet. Then she gave me back the wrong passports - other guests had checked in about the same time and she got us mixed up. I noticed as I was carrying them back to the room and returned them to her right away. She then took a bit longer to do ours, and finally we got them back. So that was a little strange.
So I would definitely recommend this hotel, and it is well worth the price, as long as you know there might be some difficulty with WiFi and communication with staff.
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