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Hotel Imperial - Bologna

3 star Hotel Bologna

Via Del Gomito, 16 Quartiere Fiera - Bologna

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The Hotel Imperial has been built upon an ancient mill and preserves some of the charming and historical architectural features despite its renovation in 2002. The property offers guests all the modern facilities combining technology and comfort.

The hotel is located in a tranquil area close to Bologna's fair district and near the Bologna ring road, allowing guests easy access to the city center (2.4 miles / 4 kilometers). The property is a quiet oasis protected from the inner-city traffic of Bologna.

The reception is open 24-hours a day and the multi-lingual staff is available for translation services, tours/ticket assistance, luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry needs, and there is a bar/lounge on site. The lobby has complimentary newspapers, a fireplace and TV and there air-conditioning. Guests enjoy the patio and terrace.

Business services include a meeting/conference room with audio-visual equipment, secretarial service, exhibit space and complimentary wired/wireless Internet access available in public areas. Banquet facilities, a ballroom, and free parking are also available on site.

A shopping center shuttle (surcharge) is available as is roundtrip airport and train station pick-up (surcharge and 24-hour notice to arrange transfers required).
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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 486 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Imperial

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Imperial

  • Bar
  • Snack bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Free parking
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

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.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

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.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 15 per room
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

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


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.5 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city 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. Guests exempted from this tax include residents of Bologna and 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.

Hotel Imperial is also known as

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8.8

Clean

6.4

Location

8.6

Quiet

8.4

Spacious

8.5

Service

Hotel Imperial reviews

4.4 Ordinary
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I guess you get what you pay for...inexpensive, but in the middle of what I would call an industrial park with crumbling buildings around. No good way to get into Bologna without a car, but impossible to park if you do drive in. Staff were not particularly friendly or helpful. Room was tiny, dark, uncomfortable bed, bare-bones.

4.6 Ordinary
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ecuador

We were traveling for around two or three hours. The welcoming was HORRIBLE!!! A little smile and courtesy could be nice ah!! Beware the burns in the shower!!! Not relaxing to take a shower in this hotel :( Poor WIFI in room!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Clean Hotel with aircon and internatioanl television, great breakfast for Italian hotel, protected parking area, small bar. Would come any time again, absolutely recommendable ...

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

Our second stay at this hotel and again it offered top quality service. The bus service into the city centre is cheap and very regular. The breakfast is superb. Cannot wait to return!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

The hotel is good. Clean, quiet, assorted breakfast included. In general our stay was really good. If you need a one night stay and need to catch up an early train or flight this hotel is far away from the train station and the airport. There's not much in the sorroundings, so if you arrive late and hungry to Bologna, catch something on your way to the hotel since there is nothing near where you can buy something to eat. There's a direct bus from Central station which is excellent! No need to take a taxi. The hotel staff is friendly.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

We were very impressed with this hotel- stayed just 1 night on way back from Tuscany, and would happily go again. Excellent breakfast, helpful and friendly staff, a bus stop at the hotel. We had a car and it was an easy drive to the city. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay, and it was excellent value for money. We used the gym, and had a game of ping pong the morning we left- all much appreciated.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

We left the car at the hotel and travelled into the centre of Bologna using the excellent and frequent bus service...every 10-15 minutes until midnight! We were very satisfied and found the staff extremely cordial and helpful.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

Room is comparable to rate paid. It was comfortable and clean. Not very luxurious, but I did not paid a lot either. Breakfast was basic, but sufficient. Staff was nice and helpful. We arrived very late, 2am, so it was a bit confusing what we had to do to check-in, since it looks like the hotel was closed, and all lights were out. We pushed in a non-labeled call button and it worked. So beware if that is your situation. Good product for the price. Would recommend it.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Optimal solution for an economic business stay in Bologna. One of the most "plus" of this hotel is free Internet in room, connection with decent reliability and speed.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Nice,clean and not-too-expensive hotel. Outside Bologna, but you can reach the historic city by bus (in front of the hotel) in about 20 minutes.I gave it an 8 !!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I highly recommend this hotel. Situated outside of the main city it is just a 30 minute bus ride to city center(#25). The bus stop was just 50 meter from our room. Room was very clean and the breakfast was excellent. If we come back to Bologna we will stay here again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Korea

Bus 25 from train station as well as downtown. Look for bus 25 via del Gomito. Is literally the last stop on the bus. A bit way out in the industrial area with nothing nearby. Makes it quiet though. Free wifi and Internet computer in lobby.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

The woman at the reception desk was very agreeable. She printed us the list of cultural events (concerts) of the day and evening, phoned to each of them to ask about prices and explained everything to us. The breakfast was good (buffet). This hotel was really nice. I would go back. It is not in the city centre, but the bus stops in front of it and leaves in front of it, and after midnight you can also walk home (approximately 40 minutes of walking, 3 km distance). There is construction work next to the hotel but we did not hear any noise.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

the only thing to appoint is that the breackfast is not enough and far from the general standard of the hotel

7.3 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Although the hotel is located in an out of the way location transportation to town was good and staff were able to provide the necessary information on times etc.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

For the price (31 euros) very good, but the quality of the bed and mattress are very poor (to short and old) I slept in a room for handicapped people

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

very helpful staff.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very nice and quietly!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is beautiful.Lovely spacious rooms. Very nice decor throughout. Well signposted and the lady on reception very nice and helpful. We intend to go back to Bologna simply because this hotel was so good and a great price. Definite bargain. Slightly out of town but there is lots of parking in the town (ask reception for map) and there is a bus that stops outside the door of hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Rien à dire, surtout pour le prix demandé à cette époque de l'année(40 euros début août). En période de foire, c'est une autre affaire... A 15 minutes du centre ville par le bus dont le terminus est à 15 mètres de l'hôtel. Calme, sauf quand des clients discutent sous votre fenêtre

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

A clean hotel. Good prestations. Cheap price but outside of city center. A car is welcomed, but there is a bustop, just a side the hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Netherlands

It was a nice hotel. The surroundings are not so beautifull, but for a short citytrip that is not a big problem. The distance to the city centre is very short. The staff was very helpfull.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Excellent relationship between price/quality. Very good bus service to downtown.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Very good stop over hotel very clean nice breakfast, well kept rooms

7.8 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

8 is my "good as it should" - so that is a "perfect". But something that is a must cannot be considered "excellent" when delivered. It was my first stay in this hotel. The hotel is nice, people are VERY kind and did in fact try to help in every matter and even off the regular lines. You should just be working on the wireless service (for Mac) because this was the main reason for booking here and it didn't work. I would probably come back to this hotel because I found everything in order and the employees so gentle. If sight is important to you don't take room nr. 131 It has a window to an internal very narrow "court". I was here for work. Regards, Ph.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

The people that work in the welcoming area are so qualify in lenguages and excelent to give us informations.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Massima cordialità , professionalità e pulizia. Albergo ottimo, ristrutturatato da poco . Ottima anche la colazione

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

We are a senior couple and we would certainly recommend this hotel. It was clean, quite and quite close to the city centre. The bus was only about a 20 mins ride into the centre and was virtually just outside the door. There were good internet facilities. We would certainly stay here again. It was good value.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Ottimo. Anche se distante dal centro di Bologna, il capolinea del Bus 25 è a 10 metri dall'uscita dell'albergo, preso il quale si arriva al centro in 10 minuti.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

We enjoyed our stay at this Hotel and would gladly return. Reception Staff were very friendly and helpful, giving us excellent advice for eateries, etc.

7.0 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

camere, bagno e sale confortevoli, puliti ed accoglienti. Accesso WLAN gratuito in camera.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Hotel Imperial exceeded my personal expectations. It's a 4* hotel in my opinion. Excellent quality and services offered. I'm sure I will book again at Imperial next time I will be in Bologna.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Greece

Excellent service, spacious rooms, wonderful location, easy to find, breakfast is very good especially if you considered the rates, people are very very kind and helpfull!!! Thank you very much we enjoyed staying there even if it was for one night :)

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location out of centre but only 20 minutes by bus from the door of the hotel to the city centre. Highly recommended.

7.9 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I've been in Bologna for the Half-Marathon (beginning of September) together with my wife. The hotel is far from city center but bus stop is close to th exit and in 20 minutes we got to Bologna main attractions. The room was cleaned, large and totally noiseless. Internet point in the hall is for free and people are really kind. The breakfast, included in the price, is really pleantiful and good. I suggest this hotel.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

the location of hotel is little bit far from the center of city and you must pay 2 euro for bus to go and back from there.But room is good.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

E' solo lontano dal centro e se non si ha la macchina la sera non è facile da raggiungere a piedi.

6.6 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Ideal for transit. Cheap, safe and clean.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Excellent rapport prix/qualité. A conseiller.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

We were very pleased to spend a night in this nice and clean hotel. The personal is very kind and competent. It was exactly what we wanted to get.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Everything was excellent. we stay one night only but we can recommanded this hotel: small price, good quality.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

It is one of the best hotels I have stayed in Europe.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

recomiendo el hotel a cualquiera que viaje a Bolonia, esta a unos 20 minutos en bus urbano desde el centro, creo recordar que el numero 25. Gente muy amable desayuno incluido en el precio y muy buenas habitaciones

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

This is a holiday inn with a very friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. Only small problems existed such as not working internet connection. There is no iron to borrow etc. However the employees are very helpful to do what they can.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

Perfect and tidy hotel, even better than 3star, a bit far away but: quiet! and: busstation direct next to the door with only 15 min. to the center, climatized an everytime on schedule! So more than ideal to stay there!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

This hotel is a perfectly designed Italian middle-class hotel (with regards to facilities) with high-class room and food quality - for Italian standard. We paid 33€ for the room incl. breakfast. It was the cheapest and the best quality hotel during these two weeks vacation. Within a stone throw to Bologna and the airport, but not easy to find. Poor street signs.

7.4 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Ordentliches Mittelklassehaus am Stadtrand, aber mit direkter Busverbindung ins Zentrum (Linie 25 im 12-20 Min.-Takt, sogar sonnatgmorgens). Gutes Frühstücksbuffet. Zimmer aber leider nur mit kleinem "Bullauge" und auch die Klimaanlage schien nicht funktionsfähig zu sein, daher Luftqualität verbesserungsfähig. Trotzdem sicher nicht die schlechteste Wahl in Bologna - für 39 Euro pro Nacht in jedem Fall gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Good option for those with a car and on a budget, who aren't so much concerned with the immediately surrounding neighborhood.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The hotel was amazing! Great, helpful staff...wonderful FREE breakfast, tidy rooms. The location was prime for us too because it got us a little away from the city noise and such. The bus drops you right in front of the hotel, which was convenient. 100% recommend the hotel!

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • New Zealand

The Imperial is located on the outskirts of town but has a bus stop right outside the hotel and is very regular, every 20 minutes and on time. It was a great way to see your way around Bologna on your way into town. Make sure you try the tortellini, bolognese of course and bolito misto. Also there is great gelato on the square behind the two leaning towers.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel, easy access to downtown (train station and historic center) by a frequent bus, which stops right by the hotel. The bus ride takes about 10-15 minutes. Clean well equipped rooms, fantastic breakfast. Highly recommended.

3.0
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

I had stayed at this hotel in August and what a decline, there are currently many construction workers that are working on the hotel extension staying there. They are a bunch of noisy arrogant rude I could go on for weeks. they have NO REGARD for hotel guests and conducted themselves disgracefully blatently smoking in non smoking rooms areas and hallways. They were drunk and very noisy after 3 phonecalls to reception the last being at 0200hrs they finally quietened down a little. My advice to travellers is do not use this hotel until construction is complete, prior to this I would have scored this hotel 9/10 at present sadly 2/10

4.9 Ordinary
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Would have been a fantastic stay if the sheets had been clean. They were used, filthy and smelly. Staff refused to change them and said the sheets are changed only every second day and if I wanted to get clean ones I would have to pay 10€ extra, also because I'm staying with the cheapest room rate. Sorry, but no matter how cheap a room is, I'm expecting at least a clean bed.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Really Fine!

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Favoloso albergo l'Hotel Imperial è un'ottima struttura, lontana dal centro di bologna ma raggiungibile in pochi minuti con la linea 25 che fa capolinea davanti l'entrata,l'albergo ,composto da un corpo centrale e da una depandace, è nuovo e molto curato, noi siamo stati sistemati nella depandance e siamo rimasti molto sorpresi camera grande e super attrezzata con tv al plasma e sky, bagno accogliente con vasca idromassaggio; colazione a buffet ottima e abbondante e con cornetti e brioches di vario genere sempre caldi, cereali, yogurt, pane e salumi di vario tipo;ampio parcheggio,quitidiani e postazione internet gratuiti, personale della hall e di sala molto cordiale...l'ottimo rapporto qualità-prezzo, noi abbiamo pagato 129€ per quattro giorni e rispetto alle offerte degli altri alberghi, anche di categorie inferiori, non è male. Lo consiglio a tutti e se dovessi tornare in emilia romagna sicuramente alloggereri presso l'hotel imperial

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Excellent price/quality ratio. The position is not central, but frequently running bus 25 brings you in 20 minutes to Bologna center, so that you can avoid traffic stress.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Great value for money: payed 46 euros for a double room with breakfast, just perfect! nice staff; free internet in the hall; free parking. I do recommend it, no doubts. of course it is not in town, but you can't get everything! if you are in bologna with a car, that's your best choice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Staff, especially reception, were very helpful and curtious. Very clean and modern, breakfast really good with lots of choice. Bus ride from the centre of Bologna meant that either taxi or public transport was needed to get to restuarants and sites of interest, very little in the immediate hotel area.

7.6 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Perfect stay for working around Fiera or going to airport; easy to avoid traffic in tangenziale.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Rooms were spacious, quiet and immaculate, breakfast was as expected, and the hotel staff efficient and friendly. The hotel is out of the centre of the city, but it is an easy and cheap 20 minute bus ride from right outside the front door to the station. If you want to stay right in the city centre, then choose another hotel. Otherwise, it is impossible to fault this hotel for the price that you pay.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Do not look any further than this hotel! Easy to reach and very good quality hotel. We must stress the frequent bus sevice from front doorof hotel to the city centre - every 1/4 hour during dy an every 30 mins during late evening. We paid €40 per night and was amazing value!

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Big hotel comfortable. From the central station, take bus 25 direction "via del gomito" until the end. In the bus don't be afraid if the landscape doesn't look great, the beauties of Bologna are in the other direction of the bus 25.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Fantastic hotel and very friendly and helpful. As mentioned by others, the bus stop is just outside the hotel and takes 15-20mn to get into the city center. Tickets are available at the hotel. Very easy to use (we travelled with 2 young children). Highly recommended hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

è un ottimo hotel, sia sotto il profilo della sua ubicazione, che della tranquillità, della qualità dei servizi e del confort

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

very very good! ottimo!!!

7.8 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Overall a good hotel, nice clean, modern rooms. Our friend loved the wi-fi access. Breakfast ok. Only note would be the location - not the nicest area really - from what we could tell there was a prison about 500m away! Apart from that its not bad.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

near new hotel hotel in countryside but city bus at front door good car parking in hotel

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Hotel Imperial was a very nice hotel, and offered a good breakfast. The bus ride in to the city centre took 15 min, and buses ran quite often. Taxi from city centre was about 13 euros, so not too expensive. The room was clean, nice bathroom, and acess to internet, either in the hotel lobby or wireless. 5 nights for 177 euros is very cheap, I would stay in this hotel again.

3.5
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

First problem: Hotel is at least a 30 miinute bus ride from the central station--far from the main part of city. It is at the last stop of bus line #25 and if you're not careful you can end up taking the bus in the wrong direction. Second problem: Situated in what appears to be an industrial area and there is construction going on all around it. Looks like a war zone in a third world country--no exaggeration! Did not feel safe. Room was quite small and minimially decorated--reminded us of a small room on a cruise ship. Shower door broken. Seems to appeal to business travelers not tourists. Breakfast was generous but very automated--push a button on a machine for the type of coffee you wanted--does not have a personal touch. We paid 99 Euro with a no cancellation policy. Overpriced. A rip-off. Big mistake. I paid more than is atually listed on on the web site at this time. Would never, ever recommend it to anyone.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

Excellent very comfortable hotel with good services in very central location.

6.6 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • India

I was visiting the Bologna Children's Book Fair. At this time all room rates are inflated therefore the price vs quality ratio is not good but under optehr circumstances this ratio would be excellent. It's a basic hotel with small rooms, very clean, but a little far from everythign.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We've stayed one nigth in Bologna and it was very nice. The hotel imperial is a very good place. The breakfast buffet is very varied and abundant. The location is very faraway from to the center downtown, but there is a bus (number 25) that it goes from the hotel door to the center downtown in almost 25 min. It is necessary to known its timetable to move in Bologna.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent service and a beautiful contemporary style. Very convenient to bus, and only 15 minutes by bus to the train station. Very nice breakfast, and also provides shuttle service to the airport for 10 euros.

6.8 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

ok, this was a last minute booking while we were in bologna. The room itself was awesome. The bathroom was big and a big shower 3 weeks into vacation this was a delight. A fridge and actual channels that had english speaking programs yea!.We were happy about room. Directions and location, a bit out of way we got so lost,and bad directions off web site. they have a restaurant and since we were so tired we went there and were served frozen (stoffer) type dinners for the same price as restaurants cooking fresh. It was aweful why even bother. This ruined our 1 night in Bologna (known for some of the best food) go out! the breakfast served though was awesome! A complete 360. I would stay for a stop over but not extended because it isn't near anything. The price for the room and breakfast was great. We met some great people from Napa, ca who had the same dinner experience and we had a good laugh.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

While the hotel was in a remote location it was a fine establishment. The breakfest was good and well attended to. It was not too difficult to reach from the train (20 min.) and was easy to get to the historic centre. The staff was friendly and we thouroughly enjoyed our stay.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

It was OK!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

If you don't mind being away from the heart of Bologna then this hotel offers outstanding value for money. The hotel itself is a short bus trip of about 15 minutes from outside the railway station and stops directly outside the hotel. The bus service operates every few minutes. The hotel is very modern and spotlessly clean. Rooms are large and very well equiped. Staff were extremely helpful, efficient and welcoming. Breakfast is excellent but the other meals, ordered from the Bar, are not up to the same standard. There are very few shops or resturaunts near the hotel so don't rely on stopping off for a meal or snack on the way.

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

Imperial is a nice and comfortable hotel. That's a pity it's not in the center of the city... I would recomend it to everybody especially to couples.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is very nice--quite modern, clean and well appointed. Access from centro storico via bus is excellent. However, it is a bit far from the center for someone who wants to spend evenings wandering about. There are few options in the immediate area for restaurants outside the hotel. It is best suited to business travelers with a car.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

WE STAYED 3 NIGHTS IT WAS VERY GOOD. THERE IS NEAR,A BUS STATION TO THE CITY CENTER.WE ARE SURE WE'LL BE BACK IN OUR NEXT STAY IN BOLOGNA.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

We used a double room for 2 nights. We were very satisfied that we could take a bus directly from the hotel into town. Put this thorouly into your web site

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

A very nice little hotel convenient to Bologna. We stayed only one night en route to Berlin from Naples. Our room was beautifully furnished with hardwoods, and the bathroom was done with very nice marble tile. The walls, however, were fairly thin and in the bathroom we could unwittingly make out the conversations of our neighbors.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Great restaurant (Pino) on via stalingrad. A bit out the way but very charming place (old converted mill). Bologna is a well kept secret and I'd like to keep it that way... so perhaps you shouldn't come here, after all!!!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Excellent hotel. We used this hotel on our way between Venice and Florence for a stopover after staying late in the day in Venice. It was the perfect location (off main highway) for our itinerary. The concierge gave us an excellent recommendation for dinner not far from the hotel, and we enjoyed eating a delicious dinner with the locals. The hotel rooms are lined in beautiful woods and the large bathrooms appear recently updated with tastefully selected fixtures and tiles. Everything bright and clean. Contemporary and functional decor. Free parking on site and wireless internet were bonuses. Would not hesitate to recommend this quality hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Albergo davvero economico ma di buona qualita'. Le stanze sono silenziose anche se non spaziosissime. Si trova in posizione decentrata ma facilmente raggiungibile in auto. C'e' una fermata di autobus vicinissima. Colazione a quattro stelle per il resto tutto a tre ma basta e avanza per il servizio messo a disposizione. Consigliatissimo .

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

accoglienti a buon prezzo

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Ottimo Hotel, servito anche da mezzi pubblici, vicino a Fiera e tangenziale. NB: sconsigliato a chi si vuole spostare piedi, vicino vi è il nulla turistico.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

ottimo albergo sotto tutti i punti di vista. camera spaziosa ed iper organizzata, compresa la vasca idromassaggi. colazione, di tutto di più. gentilissimo il personale, interessante la postazione internet gratuita. per quanto riguarda i collegamenti con il centro nessun problema, l'autobus n° 25 fa capolinea di fronte all'entrata dell'albergo. se non vuoi la luna nel pozzo, questo è un ottimo albergo. complimenti alla proprietà. consigliatissimo agli amici

5.3 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

schwer zu finden.Zimmer sauber und geräumig.Frühstück sehr reichlich. Für die Durchreise sehr geeignet.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Close to the last stop of a bus [very easy to reach the center], employees very kind, strongly recommended!!! Una vera piacevole scoperta, il mio ragazzo ed io lo abbiamo scelto perche' abbastanza vicino al luogo dove si sarebbe tenuto un concerto. E si e' rivelato un posto davvero bello anche come atmosfera, la stanza ed il bagno confortevoli e puliti, al check out sebbene fuori tempo [lo show ci aveva provati...] ci hanno offerto ugualmente colazione e caffe', c'e' anche una cucina interessante per eventuali pasti in loco... definitivamente promosso a pieni voti! ;) Un peccato non aver posseduto una fotocamera per immortalare il posto, ma le foto sul sito sono veritiere! :)

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

my 1st enquete was wrong, we are husband and wife! no restaurants in neighbourhood, the indicated one (corner) was closed. Found another one farther away

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

Good hotel,clean, quiet, bus stop in front of hotel to station and city centre

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This place was fantastic value. Very nice clean rooms with spacious bathroom and comfy bed. Fabulous breakfast with warm pastries, fruit salad, cheese and hams, yoghurt, cereal, juice etc. For 41 euros a double this place is great value. The only drawback is that it is not near the old town, but it is so easy on the bus that it hardly matters. Just go out of the train station, cross the road, go down to the right a few meters and you are at the stop for the No. 25 (Via del Gomito) bus which stops right out the front of the hotel. And when you are heading back into town it drops you right at the main Piazza. Too easy!

6.2 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

Casi imposible de encontrar. Salir por la tangencial de Bologna en la salida 7bis. El autobus 25 te deja en el centro de Bologna en 10 min. Nuestra habitación era espaciosa, no muy limpia y con ventana a la parada del autobus, junto a un alberge. La gente de la recepción fue muy amable. El desayuno bastante bien y abundante. Para el que vaya a moverse por otras ciudades, (Mantua, Ravena, Modena...) una vez que sabes llegar está bien en relación al precio.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Sweden

We had been stayed at the Imperial two nights and it is just much value for the money. The room and toilette were very spaciousness and it had fit in 4 stars hotel. The breakfast was very delicious with a big variety of the different food and it had been included in the price of the room. The buss connection to the city was very good as well because buss station is just in the front of the hotel and the buss takes you to the city center. We used the buss instead for car second day of our stay 'cause it is cheaper and more convenient. The only thing which is a bit disturbing is a ugly surrounding but thinking on everything the hotel provides to one for the quoted price it is VERY WORTH to stay there. I should point that we had been there with a child (5 y.o.)and it was very convenient and children up to 12 y.o. stay there for free if they

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

wonderful.it was much better that what we expected for the price we paid. bus trip will take bout 15 mins but try to avoid the rush hour.

7.7 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

First of all, this hotel has some major advantages: air conditioning, free WI-FI internet connection, and a private bathroom in each room. These three things alone would normally triple the price of a room closer to the center of town. Depending on how much you value these amenities, the trip out to Hotel Imperial may be worth it. This hotel is on the outskirts of Bologna-- the #25 bus is very conveniently located, but it takes about 20-30 minutes to get into the center of town. Some travelers might like to know that the #25 bus stops at the train station, so it would be easy to catch the bus to the hotel. The location of the Imperial is unfortunate, especially since there is NOTHING near the hotel (except for what appears to be a broken-down car lot, some corn fields, and a falling-in barn). The hotel offers food services, but it is overpriced, rather tasteless fare reheated out of the deep freezer. In a city known for great food this is nothing short of a disaster. That said, the rooms are very comfortable and clean, and you really can't beat the price. But if you want to soak up the nightlife of Bologna I would look elsewhere.

7.9 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El hotel está fenomenal, el trato es fantástico, el desayuno muy bien y tener parking a tu disposición gratis es una ventaja. Lo único malo es que está bastante alejado del centro con unos alrededores feos. Pero el bus para en la puerta del hotel y es frecuente.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

quality hotel with very nice staff..

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Imperial, offering 49 guest rooms with climate control. LCD televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Exhibition Center area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Imperial

By car
From the ring-road take exit n.7 bis towards via Stalingrado. Continue for 1 km then turn right in via Ferrarese and after 600 metres turn right in via del Gomito, where the hotel is located.
By train
From the train station turn left in via Pietro Petramellara and continue in viale Angelo Masini. Turn left in via Stalingrado and after 3 km turn right in via Ferrarese. After 600 metres turn right in via del Gomito, where the hotel is located. From the train station you can also take the bus line n. 25 that stops right in front of the hotel.
By airplane
From the G. Marconi airport of Bologna take via dell'Aeroporto for 1.8 km, then turn right in via del Triumvirato, turn right on the ring-road and after 6.5 km turn right in via Stalingrado. Turn right again in via Ferrarese and after 600 metres turn right in via del Gomito, where the hotel is located.

Distances from Hotel Imperial

Parco Nord Arena - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Villa Torchi - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Caserme Rosse - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Aldini Valeriani Sirani - 2.2 km / 1.4 mi
EuropAuditorium Theater - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi
Ippodromo Arcoveggio - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
BolognaFiere - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Navile Shopping Centre - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Santurario del sacro Cuore - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
Bologna Botanical Gardens - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Montagnola Park - 4.1 km / 2.5 mi
National Art Gallery of Bologna - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Le Piazze Shopping Centre - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Piazza VIII Agosto - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Naval Museum - 4.3 km / 2.6 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Imperial is Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 6.2 km / 3.8 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Imperial

  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Free parking