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Best Western Hotel San Donato
Ranked #43 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

I was visiting Bologna for the first time and was lucky to find this excellent hotel. From arrival to departure the stand out feature was the friendly and helpful service provided by reception, bar and breakfast staff. Incidentally the buffet breakfast is superb. The hotel is located next to the Two Towers, a principal landmark of central Bologna.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Good location in historic district amid university campus. Overall hotel could use a little refreshing, but room was well appointed, great bath, good wi-fi, big balcony with a view. Breakfast very good.

Go to the central tourist office at Piazza Maggiore and get a map and museum pass, well worth it.
Museums here are wonderful.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms have views. There's also a roof-deck.
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stayed in Bologna for one night, which happened to be at the Hotel San Donato. The location is great! While the exterior and lobby have a classic look and feel, our room was updated, modern and spacious. Our room was a great space to relax, especially after a long flight. The staff were courteous and professional. The breakfast the next morning was nice, and the wait staff were very helpful and accommodating.

Room Tip: We reserved a room for a family of (3); which would comfortably accommodate (2) adults and (2) child...
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Best Western San Donato has a great location but overall was slightly disappointing considering it is classed as a 4* hotel. I did like the location in the Centro Storico and near the University. Breakfasts were super, but it was hard to find outside seating on sunny mornings and the inside breakfast room, like much of the hotel interior was bland. My single room was tiny, with small bed rather easy to fall out of. Shower room was a decent size at least. I must admit, I just expected more from a 4*.

Room Tip: The cafe-bar immediately outside was great for eating, drinking & watching the world go by, but...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

I now know what it is like to be in prison! Probably the smallest room I have ever stayed in. Good luck I did not bring a big suitcase.
Having said that, the hotel is quite nice. Well situated, helpfull staff, nice breakfast and a nice view over the city from the roof where you can relax and enjoy the sun. Good value for money

Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

June 27, 2014 - we stayed here for one night and wished it was for several. The beds were very comfortable and by far the best breakfast we had in our 18 days in Europe.

We arrived via train into Bologna and took a taxi to the hotel for only 8 Euros!

Exploring the city center is easy walking distance and the views from the upper floor terraces are great.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed already the second time in this Hotel within 3 years during our moto tour through Italy. We like the Hotel and Location very much, due to the close Location to the Bologna city centre. Remakable is also the spectaculare look over the city from the roof top. Also the prima colazione can be enjoyed on a nice terrace. The moto are safe in the parking area in the inner courtyard of the building.

Due to the zona traffico limitato and senso unico regulations in Bologna, it is not that easy to find the way to the Hotel. So be patient and enjoy a ride to the narrow alleyways of Bologna.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Best Western Hotel San Donato

Address: Via Zamboni 16 | Centro Citta', 40126 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Room Service
Hotel Style:
#28 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#30 Family Hotel in Bologna
#35 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
Price Range: £63 - £173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Hotel San Donato 4*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern Hotel housed in 17th century structure, situated near main theaters. ... more   less 
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