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University Hotel
Ranked #90 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Reviewed 22 February 2013

university hotel offers well equipped clean rooms, a very good location, friendly and helpful staff for a reasonable price. the only problem for me that they provide the weakest breakfast i ever see in italy. even the capuccino was tasteless. many two star hotels or b&b s serve much better breakfast.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

The location of the hotel is great, very easy access to everything in the city centre. The train station is a short walk away which makes it very convenient.
Good complementary services in the room, but the rooms could do with a refurbishment.
the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was good on the sweet side, but very poor on savoury options.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank MiRa938
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

the hotel's location was perfect, it was in the city centre just a few minutes away from all the attractions and nightlife. the room was always clean and very comfy. the staff were very friendly and helpful as well!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Rit003
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Due to a conference in Bologna which recommended this place, I stayed here and weren't disappointed. It is very close to the univeristy part of the cities which means that a lot of young people are around and also a lot of restaurants and bars. This is actually quite convenient. One small restaurant which is close by and is mostly frequented by locals is the Osteria dell'Orsa.
Since Bologna is not such a big city everything is basically reachable by foot, e.g. the two towers. Unless you want to go to Santuario della Madonna di San Luca which is probably far away from any hotel in the city centre.
Now to the hotel itself. It is clean and the staff at the reception is friendly and speaks English. The room I got was pretty big with two single beds and a small bathroom. Both were in good shape, everything working including the TV and the wifi. Athough, sometime I had problems with the later one depending on how many people are connected.
The breakfast taks place in a kind of cellar which is kind of a drawback. In the corner runs the television with some italian news channel. Breakfast consists of course of the standard coffee, croissants, pastries, joghurt, fruits.. everything pretty standard but for the selection of pastries, which was kind of big. Compared to other hotels I have take residence in Italy.
I would definitely recommend the place despite the wifi and the breakfast in the cellar, because in the end it offers a good deal.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank Naraew
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We've stayed here for two days in summer. We booked a quadruple room. It was clean but small for all the luggage. The staff of the hotel was very kind and helpful.

It is placed in the university area of the town. Well quality-prize relation.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank anonimo782012
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

This is a ok hotel in the party area of Bologna. Good price, friendly staff and ok breakfast. Good value for money. Not perfect for children, but we managed two extra beds in our room without big trouble

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank PettBork
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

I sent a night at hotel university for a weekend on the town with 7 friends, we had 2 rooms, both nice and clean, the bathrooms are a bit small, but no bathroom is big enough for 4 girls in the same room! We reached Bologna by train and the hotel is close enough to be reached walking, but far enough from the station area. If you drive to Bologna I read the hotel can provide parking. It is in the city centre and close to all amenities and nightlife of a busy city as Bologna, but nevertheless it is quite enough to have a good night sleep. The staff was extremely kind and helpful, 4 of us were late for breakfast and they gave to the other 4 a tray with coffee, juice, croissants and cakes to take to our room, without us asking, because they saw we couldn't make it on time for breakfast! In the morning we were told there were problems and delays with trains and the receptionist kindly checked for us with the train site. Definitely to recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank tantalidi
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Additional Information about University Hotel

Address: Via Mentana 7, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range: £59 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — University Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situato nel cuore della cultura Bolognese, a due passi dalla più antica università del mondo, a fianco del teatro comunale e della pinacoteca nazionale, l'Hotel University è un vero e proprio salotto in città per chi cerca un ambiente elegante e la calda atmosfera che solo le piccole strutture sanno dare.A piedi ed in pochi minuti è possibile raggiungere tutti i punti più interessanti della città: le due Torri, le chiese di Santo Stefano e San Francesco, Piazza Maggiore con i suoi palazzi Medievali e la Basilica di San Petronio.Il quartiere ospita numerosi ristoranti osterie e trattorie tipiche. ... more   less 
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