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Hotel Astor - Bologna

3 star Hotel Bologna

Via Aristotile Fioravanti, 42/2 - Bologna

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 49 .00
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Bologna's Hotel Astor is a friendly property situated just 900 metres from the Bologna Centrale Railway Station, in close proximity to the city-centre and not far from the exhibition grounds.
Ideal for business and leisure travellers alike, the hotel combines a pleasant and comfortable environment with friendly and attentive service. On-site amenities include free parking, 24 hour reception, wireless Internet connection throughout the hotel, bar service, a cosy TV lounge and an inner courtyard offering a quiet place to relax ideal for smokers.
The hotel does not have its own restaurant, however the hotel guests hotel will be entitled to discounted dining rates at several authentic nearby restaurants.
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Guest Rating 7.6 Good
Based on 117 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Facilities at Hotel Astor

  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Garage
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


A tax is imposed by the city for stays beginning 1 September 2012, and will be collected at the property. The tax ranges from EUR 1 to EUR 4 per person, per night. The amount has been determined by the local administration and depends on the length of stay, property classification, and room price. This tax does not apply from the 6th consecutive night of stay onwards, to residents of Bologna, or children under 14 years of age. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Hotel Astor is also known as

Hotel Astor
Astor Hotel Bologna

8.2

Clean

5.8

Location

7.7

Quiet

7.8

Spacious

7.4

Service

Hotel Astor reviews

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Finland

Our stay at Astor was more than pleasant; hotel and the room were nice and clean, and most of the staff were more than friendly. The location was walking distance from the centre, and easily accessible to the autostrada and tangenziale. The hotel also provided a handy map of the city, which was very nice. The desk helped us with all our questions. The includence of breakfast, free parking and wi-fi was great. Half of the staff didn't speak almost any english, which isn't uncommon in Italy. Still, this wasn't a huge problem, since it was easily overcome with combination of english, italian and gesturing. I would stay again.

7.1 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

The Hotel was ok, but to far from down town Bologna.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

It was my first time in Bologna&in Astor Hotel.Perfect location,friendly people,the room was clean and big,everything was fine!Thanks

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

A very clean room, good located at small distance to the centre (walking distance). Nice bathroon, very good relationship between price and quality.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Staff professionale.Check-in veloce. Camera tranquilla. Ci torno di nuovo.

7.3 Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The room was fine, but the location is far and hard to find. For the price, breakfast should have been included.

4.3 Ordinary
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

I arrived in the afternoon with a friend of mine, I asked for a place where have dinner, the staff suggested us only a pizzeria, that was full-crowded, no available tables. Outside the hotel no open shops, no people, no restaurants, the nearest was 700m far from it, and near there only extra-EU people and coming back hotel drunk people on the bus.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Very quiet, great staff, lots to eat for breakfast, v.close to bus, cafe, internet point. Use the bridge from Binario 11 at the station if walking. Superb value for money. Stayed 2 nights and added a third because it was so good.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Apart from the grumpy arrogant man on the desk!!! the hotel was adequate for an overnight stay. We liked the balcony from our room and the airconditioning. The surrounding area was a bit grim and the walk from the train station was quite a trek in the heat, with sporadic signposting making it a trial. We were 'rescued' by a fantastic local lady and her car, who took us to the hotel - how kind (we must've looked desperate) The centre of Bologna was fantastic and well worth a visit. It was the least touristy city we visited on our tour, with it's own personality and atmosphere. A small payment on the local bus is a bargain.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Russia

Well... After all the hotels we stayed in (which were 1-star hotels) during our trip throug Italy, this one appear to be the best. The room had all facilities: big bathroom, TV, mini-bar, wi-fi free etc. The cantinental breakfast was pretty good and the staff was friendly. The only drawback is the location. 40 mins by foot from the center or 2 euros by bus (the bus stop is near but the bus service isn't very frequent).

7.1 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Taiwan

umm... little for from station, but very quiet and comfortable.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Not really easy to find. Air conditioning let go on the first night and staff immediately found out a new room for the 2nd night. Would stay again!

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Hotel comodo (la stazione centrale si raggiunge in 20 minuti a piedi o in pochi minuti con il bus)con stanze spaziose e silenziose.La presenza della cassaforte, gratuita, è un extra!Abbondante e buona la colazione a buffet.Ottimo il rapporto qualità dei servizi/prezzo.Dovessi tornare a Bologna, pernotterei ancora qui.A 50 metri dall'hotel, c'è un eccellente ristorante cretese

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We stayed at the Astor for 4 days to attend a Trade Fair. The hotel is ideally suited for this purpose. Good roomy bathroom, standard bedroom with excellent bed and frigobar. Spic and span hotel and good breakfasts supplied. All staff were very helpful. Forget proximity to the train station, wrong side of the tracks so a bus or taxi trip (9 Euro at most) to/from the Astor. We didn't try walking in to the Centrale but it may be the 10 mins advised (or not). A bus stop is at the end of the hotel driveway and it is one bus trip into Bologna Centrale and 2 short bus trips to the Trade Fiera. Easy but at all times watch out for the PickPockets on buses. My husband and I both aware 2 male gypsies were trying to relieve him of his wallet during a crowded afternoon bus trip. We made it obvious we knew of their determined attempts which were unsuccessful as we got off the bus having announced to other travellers why. Across the road from the Astor is an excellent restaurant, PINXO. They give a discount to Astor patrons but the venue, meals and service outstanding, and prices low anyway. An Italian friend, Signore Fussy accompanied us to Pinxo one night and he was extremely impressed with menu, food, 2 Signoras and the venue. We liked the Astor - it met our needs perfectly.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

A good stay.The rooms are very spacious and clean, recently renewed. Remarkable helpfulness by the receptionist. The only bad thing are the surroundings...

6.6 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Cyprus

good spot close to centre and fair area at reasonable prices

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A good hotel at a reasonable price. Quiet area but has an excellent (locals)restaurant just down the road.

3.2
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Arab Emirates

I booked this hotel as an intermediate stop between our last stay and heading back to Germany, but I did not notice the cancellation policy of a week, and therefore we had to stay here or be charged the room rate, so this may be colouring my review. This hotel is in a residential area/commercial area, but nothing stays open around it for dinner or anything else in the evening. My husband had to take a 5 Euro taxi ride back to the train station to MacDonalds to get the dinner. The receptionist was extremely unfriendly, and although it may be simply that she did not speak much English, it came across as an extremely surly and unfriendly attitude. ttitude. The room in all fairness was big, and very clean....but we could not figure out how to turn on the AC so we thought it did not work, and the desk was very unhelpful and we did finally figured it out. The hot water did not work, so the shower in the morning was brisk. The breakfast was ok, with a decent variety and individually made cappacino, which was very nice. The morning desk help was competent and helpful. Overall though this was our worst experience and I would not go back to this hotel due to the poor cancellation policy, unfriendly evening desk helpful, cold water, and location.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My biggest complaint has more to do with the map on this website than with the hotel itself. I thought that the train station let out to the north side (the Astor's side) of the tracks. It did not, so we ended up lost and having to drag our suitcases up and over a bridge and then the city's signs to the hotel stopped in the middle of a neighborhood. The folks we asked were very nice and tried to direct us and 25 minutes later we arrived at the hotel. Once there the hotel was nice and the man on duty actually ended up giving us a larger room (at the lesser price) because the maid had not made up the smaller rooms by the time we arrived. It was a good experience to be in a real neighborhood and not just a touristy area. I would consider staying here again if I did have to schelp my luggage so far.

7.6 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

It was a spacious room and the bathroom was new and huge! One of the best showers we had the whole trip!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

ottimo rapporto prezzo qualità, personale discreto e competente, ottima colazione, stanze pulite.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Would happily stay here again. The prices were high because Bologna was full due to a trade show. The staff were helpful and friendly and the location was a 10 minute walk from the train station.I will stay here again next year.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Having booked this room the night before I went away, it all worked out very well except that finding the hotel was not that easy. Thanks to my teenager we managed to get there. V good accomodation though. If I visit Bologna again I would probably stay at this hotel.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good, solid 3 star quality. We stayed there one night en route and it was fine. We found it hard to find from the station, and we should have got a taxi- it's a 20 min walk, with luggage, and you have to know where you're going

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Con't fault this at all, reception staff were brilliant, very very helpfull

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We were welcomed by the receptionist on our arrival, (1630), and treated to a cup of coffee, after a very long day, as our room wasn't yet ready. The receptionist was Italian, we are English, but between us we got over the language barrier! The room was a double with en-suite, and it more than deserves the 3 star rating; i would have liked a coffee machine in the room, but room service was available if needed: in the end, it wasn't needed. The bedsheets and towels were replaced daily, and the bathroom consumables were topped up daily. During our stay, we could clearly hear some of the other occupants talking, (loudly, in some cases), but being exhausted every day, this did not effect our sleeping. All the staff were extremely friendly and courteous, and on the second day of our stay, the duty receptionist spoke perfect English, so i decided he was the guy we would make eventual payment with! (The price we paid, by the way, was as quoted, and as per the booking confirmation e-mail). The surroundings are extremely "Urban", so i would not feel inclined to venture out alone, late at night, but you could say the same for many cities in the world, so not really a criticism, more an observation. The hotel is situated as per the web-site map, but i would recommend getting the #11A or B bus from the railway station, rather than carrying them just under a kilometre to the hotel. (By the way, you can get to the rear of the station by underpass; bit of a hike around the station and over the bridge, otherwise). I have no problem recommending the Astor, and no problem recommending Venere.com. In fact, i shall no doubt use both organisations again.

6.8 Fair
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

this was a decent hotel. it was clean, the breakfast was good, and the room was spacious. The location could have been better though. It is a five minute bus ride from the train station to the hotel in the opposite direction of the city center. The bus stop is very close to the hotel and about a 10 minute ride from the major sites in town.

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Hong Kong SAR, PRC

pls provide map information as not every traveller take a taxi to look for the hotel

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

I'd like to find the same opportunity during Bologna trades too!

6.5 Fair
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Ecuador

HOTEL SHOULD AT LEAST PROVIDE SERVICE OF INTERNET.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very nice hotel, though a fair walk into the city. However, you can get round this by using buses, taxis etc. Recommended.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel has rooms with good quality fittings and decoration - some money has been spent on updating. The bathroom fittings were especially good. This was let down a little by the public areas - maybe they are in line for a revamp, although they are by no means bad. The breakfast was good although the waitress a little stand offish - you had to ask for your coffee - it wasnt automatically offered! Good location for a cheaper stay very close to the city centre.

4.7 Ordinary
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

6.4 Fair
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

7.5 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Romania

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Poland

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Poland

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Hungary

3.3
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

4.4 Ordinary
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

5.2 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

6.7 Fair
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Poland

7.5 Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

7.4 Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Finland

6.4 Fair
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

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8.4 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

7.6 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Colombia

2.7
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Brazil

7.8 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

6.7 Fair
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

4.9 Ordinary
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • it

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.3 Ordinary
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Romania

6.7 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

4.6 Ordinary
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

4.8 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • ch

3.1
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

3.7
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

3.5
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • IT

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

3.6
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • March 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Astor, offering 40 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions with pay movies in each room provide entertainment and relaxation at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Exhibition Center visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Direct dial phone
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Astor

By car
From the tangenziale (bypass) heading into Bologna, take exits number 5 or 6 and follow the city center direction (centro), and look out for the hotel signs.

By train
The property lies only 900 metres from the Bologna Centrale railway station and can be reached on foot in around ten minutes, by taxi, or via bus line 11 /A/B/C which stops directly in front of the hotel.

By airplane
Bologna's G. Marconi airport is approximately 11 km from the hotel. A shuttle sevice operates regular services to the Bologna Centrale railway station, then take bus line no. 11 A/B/C, which stops right in front of hotel Astor.

Distances from Hotel Astor

Ippodromo Arcoveggio - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santurario del sacro Cuore - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Aldini Valeriani Sirani - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Porta Lame - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Cinema Lumiere - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Caserme Rosse - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Montagnola Park - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Piazza VIII Agosto - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Teatro Arena del Sole - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Land Rover Arena - 1.6 km / 1 mi
EuropAuditorium Theater - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Modern Art Gallery - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Palazzo Aldrovandi - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
BolognaFiere - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Astor is Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Astor

  • Free parking
  • Garage