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Hotel Europa
Ranked #50 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wish I could put 3 and a half stars”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

We thought this hotel was good (not just "average"). Perhaps what you could expect from most hotels of this type. We only stayed for one night, en route from Ravenna so as to get to the airport without too much effort. The position was excellent, just a couple of minutes' walk from the railway station and the bus terminal for the airport service. Nice breakfast, catering for both Italians and non-Italians (eg cold meats, eggs and bacon, and orange juice which is not very popular in Italy - something my English boyfriend finds surprising). Old fashioned decor, and slightly tired-looking bathroom, but all very clean. A very comfortable bed, and absolutely no complaints. We found all the staff helpful and pleasant.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

This hotel is about 5k from the airport and cost approx €17 in a taxi. The hotel staff are very well turned out and professional. Our room was very spacious and clean and cleaned daily. The hotel, as well as Bologna itself, is very wheelchair accessible.

Breakfast is from 7am to 10.30am which is ideal if you fancy a lie in! There is a wide range of continental breakfast including pastries, ham, cheese, breads, huge choice of cereals, various seeds and from the hot buffet; scrambled egg and bacon. Lots of fruit on offer.

The decor belies the modern exterior as it is decorated so as to create an old, grand and luxurious feel with lots of attention to detail.

Situated only a few minutes walk to the main train station, it's location is superb for using bologna as a hub from which to visit other places of interest such as Florence, Pisa, Venice and even Rome!

A leisurely 30 min stroll will take you past many beautifully crafted buildings, churches and museums all the way to the heart of the town where you can enjoy an icecream and a beer and do a spot of people watching.

There are miles of covered walkways along the streets offering shelter from any downpours as well as creating a very welcome through-draft to help cool you down!

Bologna is definitely on our list of places to return and the Zanhotel Europa is the ideal choice from which to base yourself. We have met a few people who booked into hotels close to the main square and realised that it was a little too noisy!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sequim, Washington
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83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

This hotel was a couple of blocks from the train station; very convenient for those traveling in Italy by train. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable and the price was reasonable.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James C
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Nairobi, Kenya
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52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

For the price you pay, you get a nice, clean, secure room in a hotel a short walk from the train station, and relatively close to the sights of the city. Staff were courteous and helpful. The hotel will let you leave your luggage, which, while not locked up, is next to an office that is occupied by a manager or other staff member.

Rate included 12 hours of complimentary internet, and breakfast, which was large and of good quality.

Bathroom was nice, and shower had adequate hot water. No downsides that we saw.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wandering_Canad1an
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NYC
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

all you have to do is ask. maybe they don't smile a lot. but BOY OH BOY, all you have to do is ask - ask nicely, - and they honestly do help you. this is not just one person, it's all of them. the entire staff is terrific, a bunch of "personal assistants". Truth is - we couldn't ask for more . we have been going there for business for a couple of years, and they WANT TO HELP. they go out of their way to be helpful and ask if what they did is correct. and ask if they can do more. plant them in a fancy - famous place, and you'd have a seven, maybe eight-star hotel experience !!
barbara + Stuart

Room Tip: the windows are tight, so even if you sleep on the street side, it's quite
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bjktrips
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Malta
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203 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Located few minutes by walk to the main train station, with easy access to the centre, either by walk or by transport.

The hotel price was cheap, around €55 per twin room, including breakfast which wasn't bad. Rooms are served by a lift, clean and spacious, with an hour of wi-fi given for free. Beds are average, offering good quality of sleep.

For the priced we paid, honestly I expected a lower standard., I recommend this hotel and wouldn't bother to stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank noble-taste
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miami fl
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

Large room, large bed, clean, great location.
Just blocks away from the Stazione (Train Station) but far enough so you are in a safer, not so busy place. Near the red City Tour bus station, and the shopping district.
I read here in the reviews that most American people find a problem with the front desk people; this is all about culture.. yes, of course, you might find very cool,refined and professional people in the front desk of a 4 star hotel in Berlin or even in Italy. But these guys and ladies at the Front Desk were knowledgeable and were trying their best. Italians will be warm or upset very easily going from one extreme to the other in a minute sometimes. As an American/Brazilian I can handle this behavior maybe better than most Americans. The Hotel downstairs is gorgeous with dark brown wood doors, golden moldings and, different than most 4 star Hiltons, it's got personality. Flavor.

Room Tip: We were in a front room, 2nd floor and we were happy Bologna is a busier city, you can't expect...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bemamimiamifl
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Property: Hotel Europa
Address: Via Cesare Boldrini 11, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#35 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Europa 4*
Number of rooms: 101
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