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BEST WESTERN Hotel San Donato

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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Highly recommended hotel if you want to explore Bologna. It is centrally located yet quiet. Comfortable rooms and excellent staff. We could enjoy a great breakfast or pre-dinner cocktails on the balcony, with the wonderful vista of Bologna as background.

1Thank Ghislaine F
Angelholm, Sweden
Reviewed 16 May 2013

If you wish to stay in the center of Bologna, San Donato is the perfect hotel even it is a little bit difficult to reach by car. It is really nice to take a glass of wine or a beer on the roof terrace listening to all noise from the streets. During our visit we also had the possibility to...

1Thank Jan G
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Nice hotel situated in the town centre, can be a nightmare to find with a sat nav... Single rooms are really small but well equipped, staff are friendly and eager to help, free wifi, on site parking available albeit chargeable, would stay here again

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Siena, Italy
Reviewed 23 April 2013

This hotel is located close to the university area in Bologna. Many nice cafés, bars and ok restaurants at walking distance, but nothing upscale. My single room is small but tidy. Bathroom is fairly large, all considering. The room also has a fairly roomy balcony. Service is impersonal but efficient. Breakfast buffet is large and has something for every taste....

Thank RobbieJey
greater Boston
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Considering that this hotel likely was a nobleman's palace about 1,000 years ago, it is quite modernized. There is a lovely feeling of welcoming by the very helpful and friendly staff. Our room, tho smallish, was fine with a comfortable bed and interesting view of rooftops and a bell tower. The bell concerts were a treat! Be sure to get...

1Thank LeeJoane
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Reviewed 14 April 2013

San Donato is a nice hotel with god service, very kind and helpfull staff. Your get a god breakfast at the hotel, but there is no restaurant for lunch or dinner. No problem, there are lots of little italian restaurants just round the corner. What I didn't like at the hotel: There where no stairs (other than for emergency situations),...

Thank Dorothea H
Tel Aviv
Reviewed 13 April 2013

The hotel is located in the old city, very close to the tourist attractions, good restaurants etc.The hotel has a parking lot which is very convenient but costs 24 Euros per night. The staff is very friendly and the breakfast was good. There is a bar in the second floor which is open till late night.

Thank Ilan58
Reviewed 4 April 2013

For what I paid, (€140 for three nights) I was very impressed. A mere €15 cab ride from the airport and I was right in the historic centre. I could even see the Asinelli tower from my room -- and my window looked into the courtyard. It's within walking distance of just about everything, (a very slow, stop-to-take-pictures, 10-minute walk...

Thank CanaussieParis
San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 March 2013

This hotel is located within walking distance of everything worth seeing and then some. Because it is surrounded by the university with students everywhere , the area has a young energy, very pleasant and friendly. This atmosphere extends to the hotel whose staff reflected that young, helpful, friendly attitude of the many students outside. You definitely needed the earplugs the...

Thank zegee
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Hotel is in a very good location in the historic centre - everything is close walking distance and sufficient eating/drinking opportunities in the direct area. Rooms where clean and business like - although I was surprised this has a formal 4* rating given the overall comfort level you would expect for a 4*. Only issue and reason for 3* (and...

Thank Esploratore

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Modern Hotel housed in 17th century structure, situated near main theaters. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Hotel San Donato

Address: Via Zamboni 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > San Vitale
Price Range: $123 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel San Donato 4*
Number of rooms: 59
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Also Known As:
Best Western San Donato
Best Western Bologna
Bologna Best Western
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#30 Family Hotel in Bologna
#35 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
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“Floor 2 is convenient to breakfast and bar.”
 of 5 bubbles 133LeeP, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I asked for a quiet. Room and was put on the third floor”
 of 5 bubbles 226sarahw226, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room not facing the piazza”
 of 5 bubbles louiselJ3622NE, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room on higher floor, facing the street”
 of 5 bubbles H2liday2008, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Away from the square”
 of 5 bubbles NightBreed01, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
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