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“Great Hotel, Great Staff, Great City!”
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Paradise Hotel
Ranked #13 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Sacramento, CA
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel, Great Staff, Great City!”
Reviewed 20 May 2011

Fantastic hotel, great location about midway between the train and the center of town. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, probably the most welcoming we encountered in all of Italy. We got a room on the top floor than had a retractable sun roof in the main room and the bathroom, which was very nice. I liked being able to get some fresh are in to the room and let the heat escape pretty quickly. The breakfast they provided was abundant and fresh, I especially like the hard-boiled eggs (finally some filling protein for breakfast instead of just "dessert" breads!). They also offer a free Bologna guided tour on Sat/Sun which was really informative about the history of the city. I definitley recommend Hotel Paradise, it's affordable, in a good location, and has a great staff, no downsides while we were there.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

This little hotel is big in service. We were so happy with the room - good size and very clean, very comfortable and even happier with the ladies at the front desk/coffee bar/breakfast area. They were so wonderful, charming, helpful. They also have a lovely seating area with nice calm music playing and a cute little area for breakfast. The hotel was in a great location but off the main road so it was nice and quiet. i would definitely recommend. Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

I found this hotel through the Bologna travel information point. I took it simply because the price was affordable and it was a good location since I was backpacking as a student. What a surprise to be welcomed by friendly and warm reception where nothing is out of place (complemented by some good background music)! I was escorted to my room, where the interior itself wasn't too great (but I am fussy like that- mismatching paintings and vases at worst,), but super clean, awesome bathroom products at my disposal and more. I had an awesome rest since the little street is very quiet. A few steps outside had me at a restaurant for lunch, but for breakfast there was a selection of food, drink and all sorts fit for a queen! Also free internet (there's a laptop to use if you are traveling light).

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Valletta, Malta
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

We are just back from a heavenly 5 day stay over the Easter Holidays at Hotel Paradise. Run by women (isn't that lovely ?) and functions like an efficient household. You just feel like you are part of the "family". In Signora Marisa's words, "We like people!!"...and it shows.

Room clean (we had attic room with skylight), very good breakfast for a 3 star hotel (including gluten free choices), location close to main attractions & restaurants. Train station a leisurely 15 minute stroll up the road. Taxi from airport cost around €15, or pay €6 each for Aerobus.

Thanks to all staff for lovely stay, and if we are ever back in Bologna, there's no other place we'll go.

  • Stayed April 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

Had a great stay here - the hotel was all we could have wished for and the (all female) staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. Very conveniently located in the restaurant quarter, with city centre and station both within easy reach.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2011

We loved this small hotel but big in heart in the centre of Bologna. Staff was very welcoming, rooms ok and clean. Good breakfast. It shows it is run by women!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 29 April 2011

Just got back from the Hotel Paradise on Monday, stayed there for a week. Never have I met a more wonderful staff and the two owners are fabulous. I felt like I was at home. And all women except for late night!! The AC in the room was better than any hotel, even in the US, as it is never cold enough for me. Breakfast was great, the cappuccino, heavenly. Even the other guests that week were so friendly. I give this hotel a 10 and would go back tomorrow if I could. The hotel is in a perfect location and a short walk to where ever you want to go. The restaurant acros the street is really good.

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Additional Information about Paradise Hotel

Property: Paradise Hotel
Address: Vicolo Cattani 7, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Bologna
#17 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#24 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Paradise is more than a hotel: it's our house, open with love to our guests. In our rooms you will always find our warmth and passion. A ball of wool yarn will welcome you and bring you back to us every time you may return to Bologna. Our stories too... Will cradle you to a good nights' sleep, and upon the following morning you will rise to find our good humor any assistance ready to please. ... more   less 
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