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“Excellent value for money!”
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Hotel Giardinetto
Ranked #88 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money!”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights, and chose it for it's value for money in Bologna at only 43€ for a double room!
Approximately a 20 minute walk to Piazza Maggorie. Bus stop right out the front door is great for 1 euro bus to the fiera. There was a great restaurant 100 meters to the left out the front door, and a shop as well about the same distance.
The surrounding location isn't much to write home about....it's opposite a hospital, but the staff were excellent (although didn't speak much English, but luckily I knew some basics) and very helpful. Breakfast was good, and they have an Espresso machine - so coffee is good!
Clean room and bathroom - and you don't spend much time there anyway - Bologna has so much to offer - and at the end of the day, all you want is a nice clean and comfortable place to sleep! Would recommend if you're looking for value-for-money!

Room Tip: Get one upstairs, and make sure you're not facing the hospital
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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64 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

PRO's:
The albergo is located just a short 10-15min walking distance from the city walls of Bologna and there is a bus stop a few meters outside. 2 buses - #14 & #25 go directly to the historic city center where most of Bologna's attractions are.

The hotel is small and nice. The important thing for us is that it's clean and well-kept.

Breakfast of pastries, cereals and several choices of drinks like milk, coffee, teas, juices.

Price is reasonable. We paid €189 for 4 nights.

Aircon, hot shower, hair dryer, tv

CONs:
Breakfast always the same.

Security is not so tight - when we walk in after the day to go back into our room they just give us the key and dont bother to ask us who we were. Makes us wonder if anyone can just come in and ask for our room key maybe they can get in as well. In fairness to the hotel, there was only one watchman who asked us for our identities before giving us the key.

WIFI - not free.

Overall, it was a good stay for us. Still a good value for money! We can recommend.



  • Stayed June 2012
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UK
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101 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2012

This hotel is situated just outside the 'old city', but it did not take long to walk into the centre. It was approx 30 minutes walk from the railway station.
Our room was quite small, but was ensuite. It had air con, a minibar and a TV (no English channels). It was very comfortable and quiet, so we slept very well.
Breakfast was included and was very good. There was a good choice including fresh pastries, cakes, yogurt, fruit and sometimes ham and cheese.
The staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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UK
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2010

We only stayed here one night -the people were friendly, the hotel was close-ish to town, but nothing spectacular. I would recommend for a night or two, for a no-frills, not-amazing but not-terrible stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Milano, Italy
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2010

Hotel Giardinetto is a must for me everytime I come to Bologna. Not really close to rail station, but has a bus stop right in front. It is marked as two star, but its rooms have been refurbished really well and have the comfort of a superior quality hotel. Breakfast is so-and-so and sometimes the cleaning service in the rooms nereby is noisy, but these are small spots that does not mine my excellent opinion about Hotel Giardinetto.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2008

If you are staying in Bologna this Hotel is a short taxi ride from the train station (where the airport bus drops off) approx: 8-10 Euro.
Good bathrooms including a small washing line which I found very useful.
Excellent multi lingual staff at reception - V friendly
40 - 60 Euro a night with internet deals giving good bargins.
Breakfast available but not included.
To the left are some good fast food places and 2 supermarkets, to the right is the centre, within walking distance of some of the sights.
Some noise from the ambulences going to the hospilal across the road.
On bus routes 25,30,14 and a few more - with ticket machines at one or two of the nearby stops.
Good access for wheelchairs with specialy equiped rooms on the lower levels.
Not overly fancy but with good facilities for a fair price.

  • Liked — Fair price - TV, Frigde ,good reception, good bathrooms
  • Disliked — slightly aging decore
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Giardinetto
Address: Via Giuseppe Massarenti 76, 40138 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
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Room Service
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Ranked #88 of 103 Hotels in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Giardinetto 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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