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“do not book in summer months!!!”
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Hotel Accademia
Ranked #46 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
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“do not book in summer months!!!”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The hotel is nice but new AC system was poorly/cheaply designed so that 3-4 rooms share an AC unit that would usually serve a single one or two at most. This as far as I could tell is a problem unrelated to our specific room. Dowstairs in the lobby the AC is also rather poor. So, rooms are like saunas despite the AC working full blast. Thus, enjoy this hotel in the winter in the winter but avoid it in the summer...

Room Tip: If you must sleep in this hotel, lower rooms only, perhaps they are cooler.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Acca10, Direttore generale at Hotel Accademia, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
Dear Guest,
we thank you for your overall appreciation of our hotel and we feel sorry about the heat but we should mention that this year we experienced the hottest temperatures in the last 50 years. Moreover, the day of Your stay was the hottest of the season with 38 degrees and we understand the inconvenience but any air conditioning would seem poor. We are certain that if you stayed in any other day, you would have enjoyed. However, we are working to renovate the system in order to guarantee the best quality of our service as ever. We wait to to host You in the future for your next stay in our beautiful city.
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

A delightful little hotel that was perfectly located for exploring Bologna! You never quite know what area to plump for when you visit somewhere for the first time and I think we lucked out with Hotel Accademia. Having seen the whole city I believe it was probably the best spot for what we wanted on our long weekend away as a pair of 30-something girls looking for a cultural break with nice food and drink experiences in the evening (bearing in mind we couldn’t afford the astronomical prices of the actual centre). Ultimately, from the hotel you are a 10 min walk from the towers and Piazza Maggiore which are both in the heart of the city. In addition, if you want to experience some nice Italian bars you are perfectly placed for Zabano Street which is one of the liveliest areas, probably because it is very near the university (but don’t let that put you off as they were not typical studenty bars as you might expect in this area).

The hotel breakfast is very good and typical of Italian hotels: there was a good selection of fruit, cereals, pastries, breads, ham and cheese. All was very fresh and served alongside fruit juice and good strong Italian coffee.

Our room was basic, but clean with an en suite toilet and proper walk-in shower. All standard rooms face onto the main street, for a little extra I think you can have a room at the back of the hotel. The only disruption we found at the front was church bells which seemed to ring early most mornings, but I expect you may hear these from the upgraded rooms as well, although I’m not sure on this point.

The hotel had free wifi which worked in the bedroom, but was quite slow. There were sofas near reception and the signal was stronger and quicker there. There was also a pc near reception that could be used for free for the internet.

On food and drink, we took a recommendation on our first night from hotel staff for a little area nicknamed ‘jazz street’ where as the name suggests there is live jazz while you eat al fresco in your choice of about 4 different restaurants – this was really lovely and well worth a visit. We also liked Lime Bar on Zabano Street as the cocktails were good value here, we found some of the bars nearer Piazza Maggiore quite expensive. One thing you really must try is the pizza from ‘Dua Torre’ (Two Towers) which is a takeaway tucked just around the corner from the towers themselves. All the locals rave about the pizza from here and it was busy every time we walked past which speaks volumes in my opinion. The slices are huge and tasty and cost less than 2 Euros! Great for when you are sight-seeing and don’t want to sit down for a long lunch!

Finally, on travel, as the hotel website suggests the BLQ bus service from the airport is very easy. It costs 6 Euros per person and as long as you haven’t got loads of luggage is an easy walk from where you get dropped off to the hotel. It takes about 30 minutes and the service runs every 15 mins.

Overall, I would absolutely recommend Hotel Accademia, we had a fantastic experience right through from the quick response emails prior to arrival to the very helpful, friendly and efficient service received at all times during the stay. As stated earlier in the review, we really did feel that the location was great for what we paid and we had everything we needed during our stay.

Room Tip: Standard rooms are all facing onto the main road, this didn't seem to be a problem to me, but yo...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Acca10, Direttore generale at Hotel Accademia, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank You for your time in reviewing the hotel and for having so well described the location and our service.We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and we hope to meet You again soon!
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

I stayed in this hotel with five friends a few weeks ago. Rooms were clean and hotel is very central to restaurants, museums and shops. It is in the University quarter and the area has a wonderful atmosphere. The staff at the hotel were very helpful and did all they could to help when one member of our group lost money and credit cards. Breakfast was good in comparison with other places where I have stayed. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Acca10, Direttore generale at Hotel Accademia, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
Dear Guest,
we are sincerely grateful for your kind feedback. Our staff is glad to be at disposal for any need and makes all efforts to help the clients in case of necessity.
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

We had a fantastic stay in bologna in this hotel. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly, rooms were clean and quite spacious and the continental breakfast was good.

I would really recommend this hotel if you are looking for somewhere relatively cheap. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Acca10, Direttore generale at Hotel Accademia, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
Dear Guest, Thank You for Your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Bologna and in our hotel. We hope to welcome you again in the future for your next stay!
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

Good central location in the university area of Bologna. We were welcomed by a lovely English-speaking man on reception who could not have done anymore to help us during our stay. Breakfast was a basic affair, fresh coffees, pastry selection, yoghurts etc-typical of Italy so to be expected. Nothing too fancy!

As it is located in the university area it can be quite noisy if you have a room on the wrong side but cannot say we were bothered by noise at all during the ten days we were here.

Clean, friendly, modern and a great place to explore a fantastic city!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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, Direttore generale at Hotel Accademia, responded to this review, 9 July 2012
Dear Guests,
we are sincerely grateful for your kind and careful feedback. Our staff is always happy to know that the guests feel comfortable and satisfied during their stay in Hotel Accademia.
For most sensitive guests who could suffer any noise from the University "movida", we will be glad to reserve our most quite rooms facing the inside courtyard and I will be happy to reserve you one of these rooms for your next stay in Bologna!
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Rochester
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

A very pleasant hotel, maybe 10 minutes walk from Piazza Maggiore. Close to the university, so there are plenty of cheapish eating and drinking places nearby...or you can join the students and sit on the pavement with a bottle of beer ! The hotel is about a mile from the train station, and wasn't difficult to find. The reception staff were really helpful, quick to offer a map of the city and directions to the sights (very good English spoken). The room was pleasant and very clean. Breakfast was fine, with a choice of coffee provided. There is a lounge with free access to a PC; there is no lift however. I thought the hotel was good value, and would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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, Direttore generale at Hotel Accademia, responded to this review, 9 July 2012
Dear Guest, thanks for such a nice feedback and I hope to welcome you again in Bologna in Hotel Accademia, where I sincerely hope that You will feel "at home".
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Patchogue, New York
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

The breakfast was wonderful with fresh coffee, espresso, cappuccino, your choice! A wide selection of pastries, meats, cheeses, yogurts, cereals, and juices.

Room was comfortable and clean. Location was great, within a few minutes walk of all sites, about 10 minute walk from the train station. Great inexpensive eats all around since you are in the university district. Pizza Casa next door can't be beat for a delicious, fresh, cheap (2.50 euro for a whole margarita pie) pizza.

Great price for the room as well, I booked directly through the hotel and their price was lower than all travel/hotel sites. We will stay here again when we return to Bologna next year.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Acca10, Direttore generale at Hotel Accademia, responded to this review, 12 June 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review and sincere appreciation, as well as for having so well described our hotel and location. I hope to have you as our guest soon again and as for your advice, I suggest all our guests to contact us directly, as you did, to take advantage of our best deals in every season.

We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Property: Hotel Accademia
Address: Via delle Belle Arti 6, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Accademia 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Accademia is located in the heart of the historical centre town, a few meters from Piazza Maggiore, the main square, and the central rail way station. Nearby the University area and a few kilometers far from the Fiera District and from the Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).Provided with 28 comfortable rooms, all of them equipped with air conditioner, satellite television, mini-bar, telephone, hairdryer, noiseless double glasses windows and wifi. At disposal of our guests our private car parking and the possibility to access to the ZTL (limited traffic area). Our 24 hour staff will be glad to satisfy all your requests to make your stay unforgettable. ... more   less 
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