We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Wonderful retreat”
other travellers have booked this property
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Very good
11 reviews
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

Reviews from our community

Very good - based on 11 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
Italian first
Any
English first
524janeW
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful retreat”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Myself and husband stayed here for two nights. Giulio the owner was most helpful, and met us on arrival, arranging taxis to the airport too. The apartment is ideally located for easy access anywhere in the city. The apartment was beautiful, clean and had much more space than appears on the photos. The only slight negative is the noise you can hear while being located next to a shared front door but earplugs sorted that. We look forward to returning!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ecumsecum
Osnabruck, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Stayed at Via Pratello 7 in Oct. 2015 with my wife for 3 nights. Prior to arrival Giulio, our host, was in touch with us to arrange a perfect reception. The accommodation left nothing to be desired. The bed comfy, kitchen and bathroom hat everything one needed. The apartment had plenty of space to spread out. Being so much downtown the location was super quiet.
Obviously, don't bring a car. There is nowhere to park.
We can only recommend this place!!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Location, host, bed
Liked least: Internet was somewhat slow
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PopeyeCT
Rowayton, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Wonderful Apartment, Excellent Location, Great Host, Clean and Comfortable.”
Reviewed 28 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Giulio is a wonderful host and his apartment is one of the best we have stayed at. First it is a lot bigger than it seems in the pictures and is wonderfully decorated. Very very clean and comfortable with all amenities. But the best part is it's location just a 5 minute walk to the center of old Bologna and 20 minutes walk to the train station. Giulio will recommend sites and restaurants, he is very helpful and close by for any help, this is his families apartment. Our favorite restaurant that is only a couple of blocks away was Merlo that he recommended.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Large clean apartment, excellent location.
Liked least: It is perfect, what's not to like.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Charlotte...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent property - highly recommended”
Reviewed 7 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The apartment was in a brilliant location. Giulio was there to meet us and he was extremely friendly and welcoming. He was easy to contact during our stay and gave us a lot of helpful advice about the city. The apartment was clean and well equipped - the kitchen is small, but perfect for cooking simple meals (it is well stocked with pans and cooking equipment) and the bathroom was very nice (with a very powerful shower). The bed is comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this property.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Karl L
Toronto
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Plenty of character and comfort”
Reviewed 22 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Having travelled through Italy many times and stayed at numerous rental apartments, I consider this among my favourites. This time I travelled with my 79-year old mother, and we were both very content with the accommodation.

First, the location is superb. Via Del Pratello is a narrow street of historic buildings not open to car traffic. It has plenty of small bars and shops and feels very safe.
A major street, Via Marconi, where there is a bus stop (we used #21 and #30 to get to the train station, 5-7 minutes ride) and a taxi stop, is at a minute’s walk from the apartment. Two grocery stores (PAM and PAM local) are 5 min walk away. Also, a fine food market (Mercato Delle Erbe) is very close.

The apartment is on the ground floor of a historic house, As the space has very high ceilings, the sleeping area and the bathroom has been cleverly placed on a split level. The stairs to the upper level have a hand-railing and my mother had no trouble with it at all. The beds can be separated or moved together easily.

There were many aspects we found delightful: the design, the furniture, the old ceiling beams, the feeling of spaciousness, the elegant bathroom, the comfortable bedding, etc. Even a piano. Everything was very clean.

The kitchen is rather small but more than adequate for preparing quick meals.

The proprietor Giulio was a very kind host and also made the the check-in and check-out a breeze.

Another reviewer had complained about noise, so I was a little concerned before arriving. The large vacuum window blocks any street noise extremely well, and the ceiling appears to be very well insulated. It is true, that occasionally, in the mornings and evenings, we could hear hear some noises from the hallway, but most of the time the apartment was perfectly quiet. I am generally not a good sleeper and neither is my mother, but we had no problems at all with noise, and any such inconvenience balanced with all the great features of the apartment would make it really insignificant.

To sum up, it was a visit that is a pleasure to remember, and should I return to Bologna, I would book it again without hesitation.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: smart and lovingly executed interior design
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
La_Luna19...
United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Mixed bag”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The pluses: location, price, simple booking process, excellent check in, friendly owner, comfy bed, has a kettle; in between a nice bar and a good restaurant.

The minuses: tidy but not clean, I'd go so far to say as slightly scruffy, for example, the bottom of the shower curtain is mouldy; very sketchy wifi; the apartment is right at the entrance to the block so you hear the comings and goings and also opposite a bar which is noisy. There is also a window into the stairwell which lets in light and noise whenever people are going back to their flats.

If more than two of you planning to stay then note that the bathroom is via the mezzanine bedroom.

If I were in my 20s and budget conscious then this place would have been perfect. In my 40s and boringly fond of a good night's sleep then not quite.

I would come back again,but alone (it's not a romantic place or a place suited for sharing with a friend) and with eye shades and ear plugs.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MarianCri...
Bucharest, Romania
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect location!!!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Perfect location for a city break!! Spacious apartment, well equiped and comfy!! But location....is perfect!!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
;