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“Great location, great price, great hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Albergo Centrale

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Albergo Centrale
Ranked #22 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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Saint Marys, Ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great location, great price, great hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2009

We stayed 4 nights at Albergo Centrale and found it very nice and in a great location. The room was spacious and very clean. The A/C worked just fine and the folks at the front desk were very friendly and extremely helpful with information about Bologna, restaurants, etc. WiFi is available at a nominal cost.
It's a short walk to Piazza Maggiore and there are several good restaurants within a short walk too.
The breakfast was one of the best also.
I really don't understand why it is a 2 star instead of a 3 star. We've stayed in 3 star hotels that were not as nice as Albergo Centrale, and the price is right.
We would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again when in Bologna.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

As the name suggests, this hotel is in an excellent location in the city centre, just yards from Via Ugo Bassi (get off at this bus stop if you're coming from the airport on the aerobus). However if you're coming from the train station it's worth catching a bus, especially with heavy bags! It's within walking distance of all the main sights, shops and restaurants. We paid for a double with external bathroom but were upgraded to ensuite free of charge. The room was large with an aircon unit and TV. The bathroom was great (the toilet even had a shredder!), the only downside was no hot water. The entrance foyer and lift were unexpectedly modern... we weren't sure we'd got the right place! The hotel is clean and quiet with a couple of lounges, bar and a great selection for breakfast (served in a breakfast room).

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2009

This hotel is worth it for the breakfast alone. However, it's also superbly located, quiet, air conditioned and has friendly staff. It was a great place to come back to after a hot day of sight seeing. It has an excellent view from the balcony of the room. Highly recommended. Good value for money (75 euros a night). Grazie.

Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2009

This hotel is right in the middle of Bologna. It is on the 3rd floor of a large building. Make sure to take the elevator or you will be out of breath when you check in. The staff was freindly and helpful.

The breakfast, which was included was tastey and had lots of options to choose from. I would definately stay here again. Other hotels with a similar location in Bologna were twice as expensive.

One thing- the AC didnt work very well. Probably would have fixed it if we would have said something. I recommend this hotel as a great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

very nice hotel in the centre of bologna. the staff is very friendly, parking is around the corner for 6 euros a day, and the breakfast is great

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2009

Our stay was excellent in every way, including accommodation for a wheelchair. The location could not be better, and the room was comfortable and spacious. Free parking was provided about a block away. The breakfast was among the best of our 3 week trip. You'll knw what I mean about the ceiling when you see it, but not right away.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Wiltshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2009

The rooms were large, clean, and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was also very good. Essentially, this hotel was a good value for money budget hotel with a fantastic location - right in the heart of Bologna with easy access from the airport (about 2 mins from the aerobus stop). If you are looking for clean, no-frills accommodation as a base to explore this beautiful city, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Albergo Centrale

Property: Albergo Centrale
Address: Via della Zecca 2, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Bologna
#29 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Albergo Centrale 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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