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Hotel Ideale - Bologna

1 star Hotel Bologna

Via Elisabetta Sirani 5 - Bologna

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Hotel Ideale is a small, family-run property situated close to the historical center of Bologna, only 10 minutes on foot from the main railway station and a few minutes by car from the exhibition center and the congress palace. Parking is available nearby (surcharge).

From the hotel it is very easy to reach all the attractions, restaurants, bars, and cinemas that Bologna has to offer with public transportation (bus lines n. 11 and 27).

Hotel amenities include dry cleaning and laundry service, express check-in and check-out, and luggage storage.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.4 Good
Based on 147 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Nice people and calm area !

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Facilities at Hotel Ideale

  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room

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  • 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.
  • One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: 24-hours.

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.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

8.0

Clean

6.3

Location

6.9

Quiet

7.4

Spacious

7.0

Service

Hotel Ideale reviews

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This was our first time at the Albergo Ideale and we were quite satisfied. It took some driving (backtracking b/c of one-way streets) but we found it. The staff had little English but were helpful re parking, restaurants, and how to operate the TV. They turned on the fridge so we could have cold water the next day. The room was clean, bigger than we expected, bathroom very clean with toiletries. There was no public area. Guests should know that this is in a very ethnically-diverse area but is safe and fairly quiet later in the evening. It was a short walk (15 minutes) to the train station, and near to bus lines and shopping. We would recommend the nearby restaurant, Nonna Aurora, for great Bolognese food and helpful staff.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Cyprus

small hotel with 8 big rooms. every day the staff clean the room. the hotel is 10 min walking from train station and its easy to find the hotel.Near the hotel you can find bakery,cafe and small market.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

The area surrounding the hotel is not really attractive but it is only a short 5 min walk to a nice large street with restaurants and shops. Furthermore the staff is flexible and speaks English.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Ideale was an excellent choice. Both the Bologna Train Station and the City Center where all the old buildings were, were within walking distance. The staff was friendly and helpful although only the man who owned the hotel spoke any English. All in all, Hotel Ideale was a good place to stay.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

I don't understand why that albergho has only 1 star. It is much more worthed!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

It was a bit difficult to find at first. I had read to turn left at the first stop after the bridge, but that got me lost. I had more luck going straight, underneath the verandas, until I found a sign pointing to Hotel Ideale. I think I turned left at a store called Something & Cotton. Maybe Pane & Cotton? The people running the hotel were very kind. They gave me bottled water, and a larger room when I asked to upgrade. The man helped me set up my wireless internet, and was very attentive. He also drove me to the station the following morning, which was great, because it was very hot. The room was spacious and had a great shower. There was an air conditioner in the room which came in very handy. The complimentary beverages and snacks in the room were abundant and quite tasty. Especially the lemon tea. I would certainly return to Ideale, and recommend it to anyone. Just try to get a more detailed map to arrive. Also, there is a pizza place nearby which serves a variety containing hot dog slices and french fries. It was odd, but strangely satisfying.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The staff were very helpful and friendly and accommodated a very late arrival time. The room was spacious. No air conditioning but there was a big window that could be left open (this explains my quietness rating - there was noise from the surrounding buildings that was audible because the window was open but the hotel itself was quiet). There is a staircase that can't be avoided but it's fine if you don't have heavy luggage. The location is okay - easy enough to walk to the railway station/aerobus/bus station or historical centre. For a budget, it's absolutely fine and I'd stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Bulgaria

I enjoyed my stay in Ideale hotel.I was nicely surprised that there is such good interior and good quality of service for a hotel which is just one star.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Great location, Free Wi-Fi (encrypted). Staff are very friendly and kind. Room is very clean and comfortable. Bathroom is also very clean. The hotel is located in quiet residential area. So I felt relaxed. I will definitely stay here next time to Bologna.

6.5 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very clean and the staff we really helpful and friendly. One member of staff was English speaking. If you are going to the trade show area it is only about 20 minutes walk away. There are no communal areas or places to eat in the hotel. The area close to the hotel is quite residential.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Pleasantly surprised. Hotel is right in the middle of where it is happeneing and right on top of the metro and cabs

5.9 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We spent two nights here. Map provided was poor. Location was reasonably close to train station and bus service to the center of Bologna. When we checked in the woman at the check-in counter seemed more concerned with getting paid for the room than anything else, but other people there were more welcoming and helpful.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

After reading both the good and the bad reviews of the Ideale, I decided to take a chance on it since I was in the mood to save a little money and wanted to be close to the train station. I was not disappointed and can say definitely that the bad reviews are out of date. The Ideale has been very recently renovated. It looks brand new with sparkling tile floors, fresh paint, and modern fixtures. There were even nice paintings on the walls. I opted for a room with a shared bathroom, which was very nice and immaculately clean. I seemed to be the only one using it. I don’t know how the number of stars a hotel receives is determined but this one-star was better than many of the two-star places I stayed. I had a clean, spacious room with a big bed, sink, desk, table for luggage, and wardrobe. There was even a refrigerator in the room. My window looked out onto a quiet garden. Towels, hand towels, soap, and shampoo were provided. It is located in a residential area. There were nearby restaurants and a market with superb fruit two blocks down the street. The restaurant recommended by the guy in the hotel was really good. It took me almost exactly 10 minutes to walk to the train station. The historical center is another 10 minutes straight down Via dell’Independenza, which is not a bad walk under a portico with shops and restaurants almost the entire way. To find the hotel, take the bridge over the tracks from the train station, then take the first left. At the first real street you come to on the right you’ll see the signs that lead you right to the hotel. I was there on a hot evening in mid-July but had no trouble sleeping after asking for a fan. It’s a great value in an expensive city if you don’t mind being a little way from the center.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

Excellent accueil, parfaites conditions matérielles,aide précieuse à l'occasion d'un désagrément subi à l'extérieur: recherche active de contacts téléphoniques urgents tels que banque et taxi. Bons conseils et indications claires concernant la ville de Bologna.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Buon rapporto qualità prezzo. Internet incluso in camera. Mi hanno offerto anche una bottiglia di acqua minerale. Personale molto amabile ed efficente. Solo un pò lontano dalla stazione. La camera aveva solo un pò di odore di fumo.Lo consiglio.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Nice people running the hotel and the room was good. Not a particularly picturesque area but about 20 minutes walk from centre.

6.9 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Mi sono sistemata nel hotel Ideale con altri tre colleghi durante una settimana per partecipare nella Fiera del Libro per Ragazzi. L'ingresso all' albergo é molto modesto però le camere da letto sono confortevoli e pulite. Vicino all'albergo ci sono dei bar in cui fare una ottima colazione. E' molto comodo per la vicinanza alla fiera (ci si può andare a piedi). L'unico rimpianto é che una delle due camere (camera 1) ha un lettone doppio molto scomodo, che in realtà sono due letti uniti da un unico lenzuolo.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Near to the Fair and very simple to join by bus for Fair visitors!

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

Very clean bathroom but small (outside the single room nr 26)

7.9 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Hotel Ideale is a small older style hotel about ten minutes walk to the centre of Bologna.The rooms are clean and comfortable and the owner spoke good English.He was also very helful in organising a train timetable for us.They do not serve breakfast but there are a number of small cafes nearby.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

It's a very small hotel, the rooms have recently been redecorated. Our room was very clean. The bathroom was clean too and beds were comfortable. We've spent one night there for business.It's an excellent and cheap place, close to bologna's fair, perfect if you just want to sleep.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • India

The room was far more bigger than expected and the bathroom was exceptionally clean. The free internet connection was a stupendos bonus. The room has a huge double bed and an additional bed. No problems if three are travelling.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

If you need a cheap place where to stay, Ideale it's the "ideal hotel"!!

6.4 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

The price of the room was really good. You get what you pay for especially in Bologna.

7.5 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Di passaggio a Bologna ci siamo fermati una notte in questo albergo perché è abbastanza vicino alla stazione e ha un buon rapporto qualità/prezzo. Il personale è molto gentile (grazie per il consiglio della pizzeria!). Peccato per l'ingresso un po' "sacrificato", rispetto ai validi lavori di ristrutturazione nel piano delle camere (belle le porte e il corridoio).

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very nicely renovated rooms, excellent bathroom with beautiful modern italian ceramics. Never before have I seen such a nice bathroom in a hotel. The rooms are not big but sufficiently furnished. Great: Internet via ADSL outlet (bring your LAN cable) and (!) WLAN (not encrypted). TV in room. No breakfast, only a coffee maker (Euro 0.60) and another machine for some biscuits and cold drinks. No lift, narrow stairway, not for handicapped persons or with very big sized luggage. I didn't find it immediately from the description coming by train. It is not on the main entrance side of the railway station. You need to cross the rails via the bridge, then you will find indications to the hotel. The room quality is at least 3 stars. Don't care about some negative votes, look how old they are! Things have definitely changed to the better.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Finland

I stayed one night in a single room which was clean and not too small. Staff is friendly but does not seem to speak too much English, did not have any serious problems though. The location is slightly further away from the station as expected but still in walking distance (take a map with you). Bathroom and shower was clean.

2.8
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

I travelled with my 15 year old son. The staff were unfriendly and unhelpful. They told us we had to be out of room by 10.00am, when it clearly stated Check out was 11.am. We did not feel welcomed at Hotel and couldnt wait to leave.

7.4 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • South Africa

Two days too short for Bologna and all its treasures, please pay a visit to Papa Re's award-winning restaurant: affordable, stunning food and outstanding service, around the corner from Ideale

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was slightly further from the station than suggested and a fair walk from the town centre but the area arund the hotel was interesting. In terms of value for money it was excellent. The room was very spacious for a hotel at this price. It was clean. The staff were friendly. Bologna is well worth a visit.

7.5 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Romania

Close to central station. Very quiet. Only one problem: very hard to find without map.

7.6 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel has just been remodeled, very clean, large rooms, just a desk for reception area. Not walking distances to historic district but good bus connections. Neighborhood is a racial mix, not many restaurants but found a local gem with the desk clerks recommendation, Le Golosita di- Nonna Aurora. Nona Aurora is the chief and Max, her son, is the host. We where treated like family, it was a fabulous evening with the friends and families from the area. Aurora's traditional Italian cooking and Max's suggestions made for a memorable evening.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Germany

turn right and discover the surroundings of the hotel. food stores at night, a nice nearby parc, shady streets with trees; not that touristc. A reasonable distance to the center. 10 min. walk to station. We liked the intimacy and quietness. The lady at the reception was being very friendly and helpful.

5.4 Ordinary
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is in a convenient location close to the train station. The hotel was very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. I communicated with them in Italian. However the room was very noisey with traffic during the day and fellow guests talking through the night which meant I didn't get any sleep on the night I spent here. The room was very warm, there was heating on in April so I had to open the windows not helping the noise. There ware no breakfast facilities other than a coffee machine in the corridor, but there's a bar next to the Hotel. Overal considering the price the Hotel is good value and convenient. I would probably consider this hotel again not during the hot summer and probably bring some ear plugs!

7.0 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

For someone on a budget, this is a nice place. Clean spacious rooms but bathrooms are common so kinda messy and could be cleaner. Have to carry everything to bathroom. No soap provided. We were a couple with a 8 yr old child and were asked to sleep on one queen sized bed.

7.5 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Large, spacious room, brand-new bathrooms and convenient location to station make this a good budget choice for Bologna which can't compete with the major Italian tourist centres for quality, affordable accommodation and seasonal specials. Take the front desk's advice and eat at the local trattoria for a fun, un-touristy experience.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

I was very well received and very kind treated. The room for tree persons was excellent.

5.1 Ordinary
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hungary

We have been before in this hotel 2 times. At those two times the service and the room was perfect. The guy was very helpfhul. However at our last stay there was a different guy at the front desk, and he wasn't up to the job. Moreover our room was next to the shared bathroom, so it was very noisy, and the 3rd bed was poor quality.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I booked the single room which was small but had a TV, single bed, wardrobe, nightstand, and desk. There were 2 bathrooms directly across from my room. The view was amazing. I read the reveiws here before I went so I knew what to expect. When I checked in the guy at the front drove me to the other (better) location in his car. Again I read that here so I wasn't surprised. Directions: There is not a bridge over train station as mentioned anymore. There is however a staircase up to the street level near the last set of train tracks. I mapquested the directions before I left and they were exactly correct. Just print the mapquest before you go. Its about a 10 min walk from the train station but the other location is less than 1 block from the train station. You don't have to check out, you pay first and just leave the keys on the nightstand and be out by 11am. The price is cheap. I would stay here again.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Austria

its a small place where you can reach the center easily by bus or by foot. nice and helpfull people although they speak moslty just italian

4.3 Ordinary
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Sweden

I was annexed in God knows what since the hotel under reconstruction. Nice to know before ordering ...

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We stayed at their other property, which was very close to both the bus and train stations. A good location and reasonably priced.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We were trasnported to another hotel similar to the Ideale but closer to the station as the original building was under renovation. Excellent service and a really clean room. Shared bathroom but that was spotless too.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Canada

i was at hotel ideale during the week of feb.8th - 11th.2006. my stay was excellent...the owner (Bruno) was a really nice guy. on the first day he was very friendly...he greeted myself and my friend very warmly and drove us to their alternate hotel site (an apartment building). if you can, book your room at their new apartment complex close to Central Stazione and the city centre...their home site on Via Elisabetta is much farther away (about a 20 minute longer walk away from Central Station and the city-centre). check-in was fast, quick...they don't speak much english but are fluent in italian/french/spanish...but a little english will get you by. the rooms were very clean and cleaned daily. the apartment has about 4 seperate bedrooms with a shared hallway/common-area and 2 shared bathrooms. both bathrooms are shared, are mostly un-occupied, very clean, one washroom is completely new...you get your own key for both the building and for your room and you don't even have to go back to their home site to check out..you can leave ur key in the room and say Ciao Bologna! overall an amazing hotel for the price and location. bologna is an Awesome city with tons to eat, see, do, shop if you're young and fond of cheap wine/beer to drink with the local students on cool nights. Thank you Hotel Ideale for the great experience. Ciao!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

We stayed in another property of the same owners (called Bolognina, I think) because they were having Ideale renovated. So we don't know about Ideale! Anyway, our stay there was perfect, everything one asks for in a budget trip: price,cleanliness,facilities. highly recommended!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

the hotel has other rooms at a different place, much nearer to the station (only 10 minutes walk)

7.3 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Nice property, if all you're looking for is spending a night in a convenient location. Very cortuous, helpful staff! Highly recommended!

5.3 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

Very unconfortable beds, we ask for on double bed, we get two single bed. we had to pay for the room when we arrive. it is difficult to find the main house, cause our room was in another building... no breakfast, just a fridge, nothing to cook, no kitchen...

7.7 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

It is very basic but if you only need one night to stay then it is fine. I would not recommend it for longer stays. Very clean and owner was very friendly and helpful. Also, very close to the train station.

3.7
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

Nous n'avions même pas de draps de bain et nous devions faire avec une seule serviette chacune pour les quatre jours que nous sommes restées. Un conseil : prévoyez des gants et un ventilateur en été car la climatisation n'est pas installée et c'était une véritable fournaise dans la chambre : impossible de pouvoir dormir!!! Et de plus avec le bruit des voitures qui passaient juste en-dessous de nos fenêtres et la porte de notre chambre qui laissait passer la lumière du couloir puisque la partie du milieu de la porte était en verre : c'était l'enfer!!! Il faut aussi signaler que la douche tient par miracle ... Je pourrais continuer ainsi mais je trouve que ce que j'ai dit est déjà bien assez pour ne pas réserver une chambre dans cet hôtel qui ne mérite absolument pas ses deux étoiles !!!

7.2 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The second time we stayed, we had a much nicer room- bigger and with a TV. THe first room we stayed in faced the main street and was very noisy. We tried to sleep with the windows closed to cut down on the noise but it was too hot. THe second room was more comfortable all around.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

It was difficult to find as map on web site is not clear - go to the tourist information first and ask them to show you on a map before looking for it. English not spoken but very friendly and managed with pigeon French. Very large room,manageress brought a glass on limoncello apparitif to the room in the evening, very good value for money.

5.9 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

The hotel as several locations - maybe I got a bad one.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

For the price you pay, you’re getting a good deal. We didn’t stay at the Hotel Ideale, but the apartments that were offered instead, although they seem to be a separate part of the same place. Being able to speak Italian or French would be very useful if you were to stay here, as the two ladies on reception couldn’t speak a word of English, although she was on the phone to a man who could. Fortunately enough, I can speak French, and we muddled through without this chap’s assistance. There was some initial confusion as the rooms in the hotel were available, but we were being offered alternate accommodation in the apartments. I still don’t know why this was on offer, but my best guess is that it was because we were a group and we’d be more ‘together’ in the apartments. At any rate, we were told we could still stay in the hotel if we didn’t like the apartment rooms. As it was, we accepted the apartment rooms and stayed there. It’s only about a five minute walk from the hotel itself, and is in a pretty good location, all considered. It took us about twenty minutes to walk to the central piazza Maggiore, so no great distance really. There’s a supermarket nearby (“Pam”) which was handy for drinks/food. Onto the landlady! As these apartments were designed to be private accommodation, not rented accommodation, the lady that owned the apartments lived in one of the rooms still. As a result, there was a curfew of 0100hrs, which was reasonable, but put a lid on any late-night outings. The landlady was quite “hands-on”, which was quite helpful at first, but slightly intrusive/annoying towards the end of our weekend stay. The rooms were slightly dirty too, just on the floor – the bed was clean and comfortable. There were two shower/toilet rooms, and one of these didn’t have a working flush on the toilet, but there was a bucket handy! In fact, the bucket worked better than t

7.8 Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I wish I would have been told on the website that the bathroom was not ensuite. The room was very basic. It was very clean, very private but I don`t like sharing the bathroom with other people. I wish I would have been told on the website. Apart from that, a good accommodation.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

basic traditional accommodation, provided by sincere and helpful innkeepers. location is very convenient (five minutes walk from central train station) but difficult to find.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Hungary

It is close to the train-station, and traffic-junctions, but is situated in a quiet little street. There's a tavern in this street, where on some of the evenings were some music, but it was nice. The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly, and the hotel was very familiar.

6.2 Fair
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The main problem was that the room in the annex was very noisy from the effects of road traffic. Suggest that a double glazing scheme is installed. Apart from this, a pleasant stay.

4.4 Ordinary
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Totally adequate for a day or two and conveniently located near the station, but don't plan on spending time inside since the rooms are small and eclectically decorated to say the least (I believe my comforter read: "Vote for Snoppy"), but it's relatively clean and cheap. Not the best one star ever, but not bad considering the inexplicably high cost of many places in Bologna. If you plan on staying in Bologna and exploring it, Hotel Rossini is only a shade more expensive and it's in the lively student area. If you're just passing through, Ideale is functional.

4.9 Ordinary
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

We arrived and even if we had announced our arrival there was at first no one to open the door for us. A sign at the door said "back soon". No towels were provided and the beds were not very comfortable. There are better hotels in Bologna at the same price.

6.7 Fair
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

you get what you pay for, fine for an overnight budget stop but wouldn't like to spend longer here. staff friendly after the initial, typically italian , feeling that you get that you're causing a right hassle just by turning up. for such a cinvenient location, however, you really couldn't do better for so little money. pretty quiet, the only noise eminating from the curiously placed bidet by the bed.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great place to stay in Bologna! Close to train station. Brand new facility. Friendly staff. We were very pleased with the short stay and definitely will go back there next trip to Bologna.

3.7
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

the misleading part of this listing is "Hotel", as when we arrived, we found they were really offering rooms in a converted apartment, not a hotel. Also, the bathrooms were extremely dirty and it was generally run-down.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

very friendly hotel. we stayed in the apartments. very close to the station therefore ideal for travelling elsewhere.

3.9
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Only book this place if your really broke! Germanic languages useless in Bologna. Make sure you speak a little Italian or French. Ended up in some appartment 10 minutes walk from the actual hotel.(... the inside of which we never actually saw, so it may be better than where we ended up.) Shared bath, shower and two (semi-funtional) toilets between six rooms. No airconditioning. On the up-side, Maria, the receptionist - chambermaid - and general dogsbody was very friendly and helpful, plus the bedding was clean. Not really suitable for families I suspect, more your back-packer type place travelling on a budget.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

Very clean hotel and very cheap! We had a great stay and are very satisfied. Best regards, Carina Lindquist

7.8 Good
  • March 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in the annex just off Via Matteotti and found it to be a very convenient location.

6.8 Fair
  • February 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

When we arrived, we were told that the double room that we had booked for 52 euro's per night had a shared bathroom. We opted for a room with an en suite bathroom and were taken to a residential block 2 minutes from the hotel.The apartment was clean and spacious and was 65 euro's per night.

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

For the price Hotel Ideale was excellent value. The rooms were very clean, and spacious and situated not far from the railway station and the centre of Bologna which was very convenient. There was some traffic noise, but on the whole we enjoyed our stay. The only drawback was that the reception desk for registration was in a different area to where we actually stayed. But the proprietor drove us to our accomodation in his car. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in Bologna. They even provide towels!

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We were accommodated in another of the owner's properties - ok if you are a couple, but asked to get into a strangers car at night on your own can be a bit daunting! The other property was excellent though. All prices agreed in advance were stuck to, and the room was in a modern, clean block. The Housekeeper was a little brusque at first but soon took to laughing her way through our almost non-existent command of Italian and mime! This accommodation is plain and basic but extremely good value for money - just know some French!

5.4 Ordinary
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Austria

I reserved for a room at Hotel Ideale but the room I got was at a different place not far away but very noisy because of the traffic. The lady at the reception was very friendly the room and bathroom clean. The next time when I come I would like to stay at the Hotel Ideale and not somewhere else.

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very basic accomodation but for the price its probably about right.Not that easy to find so we ended up getting a taxi from the train station ( 7 euros ).Very noisy throughout the night ( scooters, aeroplanes e.t.c ) No running water in the room but the bathrooms down the hall were very clean.The proprietor spoke enough english for us to get by.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very nice stay apart from the noise from the housemaid who had a resting place right outside our door to our room and a chat with staff members while we tried to rest.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Ireland

Overall I have found Hotel Ideale and its personnel good; people were available on providing info, and support. This place is also very good because of just a walk from the Bologna Centrale train station. Thanks.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

For a one star hotel, it was very well maintained. The bathroom/toilet was sparkling clean and the rooms of reasonable size. Staff were very friendly and accomodating, and a coffee machine was on hand in the corridor which was very useful. Located only 5-10 min walk from the main station. Overall very good value for money

7.2 Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

7.6 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

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

6.8 Fair
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

7.2 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

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9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Chile

5.4 Ordinary
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

4.0 Ordinary
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

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

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

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

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.5 Ordinary
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

3.6
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

5.5 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Germany

5.8 Ordinary
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Hotel Ideale offers 8 guest rooms with climate control. LCD televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free (wired) high-speed Internet access as well as desks during their Central Station visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • High speed Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Hotel Ideale

By car
From the Tangenziale ring road, take exit n. 7 Fiera-Via Stalingrado-Centro and follow indications to the railway station.

By train
The central railway station of Bologna is a 10-minute walk away from the hotel.

By airplane
The Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi airport is around 8 km away. Take the Aerobus shuttle to the central station.

Distances from Hotel Ideale

Santurario del sacro Cuore - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Ippodromo Arcoveggio - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Montagnola Park - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Aldini Valeriani Sirani - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Porta Lame - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Cinema Lumiere - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Piazza VIII Agosto - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Teatro Arena del Sole - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
EuropAuditorium Theater - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Modern Art Gallery - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Land Rover Arena - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Palazzo Aldrovandi - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Bologna Botanical Gardens - 1.5 km / 1 mi
Caserme Rosse - 1.6 km / 1 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Ideale is Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 4.5 km / 2.8 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.