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Hotel Paradise - Bologna

3 star Hotel Bologna

Vicolo Cattani 7 - Bologna

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Hotel Paradise is situated in the historical city center of Bologna in the shopping district. The hotel is close to Piazza Maggiore and only 700 meters from the central railway station.

Behind its facade of restrained red bricks, the staff is waiting for you in a modern and well-cared-for property. You will be welcome with sincerity and warmth in a calm, efficient atmosphere.

Hotel Paradise takes part in the project Camera con visita - every Sunday, guests can join a complimentary 2-hour guided tour of the city in Italian and English. Free wireless Internet access is available at the hotel and guests can use the on-site laundry and dry cleaning service. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
Based on 724 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Stayed for 5 nights, good location, although tricky to find when you first arrive,...

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Breakfast at Hotel Paradise

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

Facilities at Hotel Paradise

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • 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.
  • One child 3 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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.

  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: EUR 15 per day

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 Paradise is also known as

Paradise Hotel
Paradise Hotel Bologna

9.1

Clean

8.3

Location

8.4

Quiet

7.9

Spacious

9.0

Service

Hotel Paradise reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Service and room were excellent. Only improvements to note: Online booking was for two adults. Reservation at the hotel was for four. Wifi security seemed questionable. My anti-virus software was not happy with it.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very pleasant hotel well situated for good restaurants and sights.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Staff very nice and helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Paradise. We were in an apartment, though did not cook meals there-after all good meals were very reasonably priced nearby and the hotel staff were very nice, helpful in recommending very good places to eat that we're much better than our guidebook "finds". Will definitely return & would recommend!

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The staff and the location are the most positive aspects of this hotel. While my room was quite small, it did have all the amenities (TV, A/C, free WiFi, private bathroom with shower, etc.). (I cannot express my gratitude to the staff enough - I wasn't feeling well for a portion of my stay and they were incredibly kind to me.) The hotel is very close to an Aerobus stop and it is a quick walk down Via dell'Indipendenza to the Piazza Maggiore. The hotel is probably within walking distance from the central train station but I chose to take a taxi when I arrived which only cost ~5 Euro.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

Perfect place to stay in Bologna! Very friendly staff, and within 1 minute you are in the heart of Bologna. Don't look any further ;-)

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We were upgraded to a top floor apartment across the road from the hotel, very spacious, very quiet. PERFECT. Location is superb Best place we stayed during our tour of Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

This hotel is in an excellent location, just off the main road and with several superb, good-value trattorias within a few minutes of the front door. Some people might be put off by the graffiti in the area, but the hotel's location is quiet and feels very safe. The bar across the road does get quite noisy at weekends, though, and one family with a small child who were staying at the same time as us found that quite disruptive. However, we loved our stay here. The staff are friendly and helpful, and our room was clean and comfortable. There are some lovely touches, like home-made cake at breakfast every morning.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was consistently helpful and courteous, and our room and all public spaces were equal to or even better than advertised. Easily accessible by walking are all attractions in the center of Bologna and also those near the University. The only downside to our stay was the late evening loud noise from adjacent pubs and side streets. Some, but not all, of this noise can be reduced by closing all room windows until the noise subsides after midnight when one can again open the windows to obtain fresh air. All in all, the service and amenities offset this one shortcoming and deserve an overall rating of "8" in our opinion.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Very friendly and helpful staff. The hotel was conveniently located to the main sights. The facilities were all good. The room was not large but ok by Italian standards. I would stay again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • EU

Great welcome, very friendly and helpful staff!

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

This is a quaint hotel in a great location. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in a small room on the 3rd floor. The room was small but ok for the 2 nights we were there. The bathroom was very small and the shower could barely accommodate an average male (6' 80kg). Our room and bathroom each had a skylight (no windows) which let in a lot of natural light however we were unable to open them to let in some air. This wasnt a major concern as we were not in the room for long as we spent most of our time walking around the city centre of Bologna. The room we stayed in is not pictured therefore I am unable to comment on other rooms in the hotel that are pictured on the web.The breakfast was substantial with cereals, breads, juices, coffees, teas - enough food to set you up for the day. We would definitely stay there again as it is in a great location and the staff give excellent personalised service.

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

Big and modern appartments, high speed internet. Too big for the couple. Very comfortable only for long stay. 20 euro charge for using kitchen so even for cup of tea you would pay 20 euro. For our opinion for low season this appartment is overpriced.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

comfortable,clean,cordial.Hotel Paradise is the best in Bologna.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

The Paradise Hotel enjoys easy access to the central city and two excellent trattoria are just around the corner. Hotel staff were cheerful, and helpful. Reception staff were English-speaking when necessary. The one problem was the noise of bar patrons in the street below our bedroom until the early hours. I cannot answer your survey question, "Does the hotel web page correctly describe the property?"in that I had no way or wish to verify the number of available rooms. What the web site said was in the room was correct.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

Wonderful big apartment with design furniture and kitchen. Very clean, perfect shower, very nice and cordial staff at the reception. The only thing I would recommend for the future: please offer fresh bread and panini! We will definitely come back! :-)

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

Very welcoming and competent staff. Just off the main street where the exclusive hotels are situated. Close to Piazza Maggiore. If a small and "personal" hotel is what you are looking for: This is the hotel. Our room was on top floor and very quiet. And there are nice trattorias just a few steps from the hotel (example:Mariposa)

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff created a calm and welcoming atmosphere and each desk clerk was kind, helpful, and attentive. It was the first stay in Bologna for my wife and me and we would stay there again in a heartbeat. Bonus is that it is right across the street from an excellent trattoria named Mariposa. A perfect place in our opinion.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

only there for three days, but was impressed by the warmth, helpfulness of staff, spirit of welcome, spotless rooms, and accessibility to all the major places we wanted to visit in Bologna.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Reception staff was very helpful. The location was good for exploring the historic centre of Bologna. They provided some tourism information in the room which was helpful. The room was clean and comfortable with amusingly dated decor. I've never seen a bedazzled bathroom before. One of several quaintly naff touches. I'd stay there again or recommend it to a friend. They gave me a double room for the price of a single. It has an elevator which is great with a heavy bag to carry.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Great staff, great location, definately return... Only small issue was the bathroom was not the biggest but this was not a major problem...

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Ideal with the Aerobus stop 2 minutes away

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Excellent value for money hotel with very welcoming staff. Just a short walk from the train station as well.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Wonderfully friendly staff. On a small street very convenient to the old part of the city. Some rooms in separate buildings may not have elevators and the keys can be a bit confusing. But we would be happy to stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

4 nights October 2011, tourism, UK mature couple. Rate this independent hotel very highly, note that the two enthusiastic lady owners are present on reception most of the time, spoke fluent English, were a willing help in all matters. All other staff very good humoured, friendly, willing. Buffet breakfast very good indeed. Conveniently central to town (5 mins, 10-12 mins walk from central station and airport bus, v close to excellent restaurants. Occasional reviewers worrying that its in a side street we thought odd. Perfectly OK, 100yds off Via Independenzia!

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Barbados

We had a most lovely room on the top floor. The room, hotel and staff were excellent. We intend to stay again when we next return to Bologna.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Staff at our check-in went out of her way to be helpful. Room was on the small side, but typical for european hotels. Our room was next to the elevator which was a bit noisy. Overall, a great centrally located hotel. We would stay again.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A very good hotel within 5 minutes of the old centre and 10 minutes walking from the railway station. The staff were all helpful and spoke good English.Once Bologna's sights and museums are done, it is a very good base to visit other towns and cities with excellent transport links.

7.8 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Very help staff. In a quite area but the streets are so small that do not try to drive a car there. Street signage is not good and does not cater for international tourists. Hotel was good. Except for very very small shower.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Cyprus

Hotel centrally located mid of main shopping area, half way to train station and central square, there are lots of restaurants around and anything you need. Everything is within walking distance. Very friendly and helpful staff in a nice and clean environment. Definitely i will be staying again.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Acces Wi Fi not secure.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

Excellent, small hotel in a good location in Bologna (5 mins walk north of main square). Very welcoming and helpful staff. Outstanding price-value relation. I am in Bologna each year for a work-related visit and always stay in one of the large apartments that belong to Hotel Paradise.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

It is a hotel in the center of Bologna and it´s not far from the railway station and there are many restaurants close to the hotel

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Excellent small hotel with a great location. Made to feel very welcome by all the staff and owner. A thoroughly positive experience that I would not hesitate to repeat.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The back alley where the hotel was located appeared a bit unsavory but it was in fact safe, after we went down it. The hotel was excellent. Our room was in a different building across the street (which was a little worrisome at first ) but it turned out to be very good.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

A very beautiful hotel near the center. I have already booked and certainly I'll come back. The staff was incredibly efficent and so much kind. The room was perfect and so the service

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Good location, rooms were very clean, stuff is friendly and competent. We stayed int the two room apartment with two kids and the only negative - out bed was a pull out couch and it very uncomfortable, kids beds were fine.

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

Wow! The staff is wonderful, helpful and welcoming. There is so much attention to detail with the decor that you feel like you're staying at a friend's house rather than a hotel. They went WAY above and beyond to help us with some probably unusual requests. We will definitely go back.

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

We had a great time! The price for our suite was extremely reasonable and the location was perfect. All of the staff was lovely, and the complimentary breakfast was generous. We also had air conditioning and Wifi that worked well. We also loved Bologna and hope to be able to return to Paradise.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This small hotel was absolutely wonderful as was the staff. They couldn't be more kind and helpful. The room was great, clean and quiet. Since the hotel is just off the main road, it wasn't crazy with noise but walking distance to everything. The staff was excellent. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I booked and stayed in a small but neat, clean, modern room with everything you need and want. The service was wonderful. The people were kind with a desire to please. Breakfast was very good. The staff was knowledgeable and went out of their way to make things pleasant. On my return to the USA - I left my journal behind. My wife picked me up at JFK Airport and informed my that the staff at Paradise had called and are sending the journal to our address. How sweet is that? Excellent value - super service with a smile.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

This is my 5th stay at Paradise. This time I was traveling by myself and stayed in a small apartment. As always my stay was very comfortable and the breakfast was even beter than in previous visits. Loevly coffee.

7.5 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

very old and clear hotel built about 50 years ago. near central historic area. bar located ground very friendly barista served good cocktail.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Totally non-descript on the outside but great attention to detail and style on the inside. For the price we paid (55 euro) it was a little gem, in a lovely city. Also worth mentioning that the staff was very friendly and welcoming.

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Netherlands

Choose the hotel because of the good reviews, and traveling with 2 children, I was not disappointed. Staff very helpful, nice breakfast every morning, little riddles and says spread all over the gathering areas (which my children loved). The hotel is very centrally located, you could walk anywhere and the facilities all well kept. Will definitely recommend it and would return there, if visiting Bologna again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

This hotel certainly lives up to all the excellent reviews. It is in great area with excellent bars and restaurants on the doorstep. Airport bus around the corner and very central. I had a lovely double room for sole occupancy. It was warm, clean and very comfortable. The breakfast was good and all the staff were smiling, helpful and very efficient. Can't wait to go back!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Paradise while on vacation in Bologna! Highly recommended. Room was very spacious. Appreciated the free wi-fi.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We loved this hotel. Our only reservation was the city noise, which is inevitable in any city. If it is too noisy, though, the lovely proprietors will change your room. Everything else about the hotel was 1st class and the location could not be beat. I would recommend Pradise, and will return when I return to Bolognga

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel, staff are very friendly, welcoming, and very helpful with travel advice, booking restaurants etc. Hotel is within walking distance of train and bus stations and historic centre and there are plenty of good eating places in the vicinity. Breakfast was the usual juices, cereals, pastries, fruit and choice of coffees and teas. There is a small bar and lounge area with a good supply of books about Bologna and surrounding area. The airport bus stop Arena del Sole is very close to the hotel. We travelled by train to Ravenna, Modena and Ferrara. The mosaics at Ravenna are very impressive and well worth seeing. Ferrara is a lovely city with plenty to see. Modena is only a short train journey from Bologna but was not as impressive as Ferrara or Ravenna.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Hotel is very central, near to anything you may likely need to reach while in Bologna. Staff very friendly. Room was very clean, with small distinctive touches (surprise!). Breakfast quality was very good, with ample choice from the buffet. More on the sweet side, which is the one I like. They can lend you a laptop to be used in the lobby (only!) if you need one, very convenient. There really is free wifi in the hotel. Bathroom was very clean and with everything you need.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Slovakia

This is not just another hotel, we were really amazed by its atmosphere created by plenty of minor details all around the place. The staff was excellent and the location is also perferct - very close to major sightseeing attractions and in quite area off the main street. We would recommend this hotel to everyone visiting Bologna for leisure.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We found the hotel easily based on their directions and were delighted to be offered an upgrade. The staff were very welcoming and even though we can speak enough Italian it was helpful to know that they spoke excellent English. My wife's broken toe got the better of her on the second day. The cleaning staff were understanding and left us alone until we were ready for them to clean the room! We'd go back like a shot and have more drinks at the lovely bar opposite rather than the dearer ones in/off the main streets. Highly recommended.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Excellent ratio quality/price. Small rooms but with everything I needed: air conditioning, free wifi internet, safebox, minibar

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very helpful staff catered to our needs and got us nearby parking for cheap! Our first "studio" was not to our liking and the desk were able to move us to a beautiful upstairs studio, even though the hotel was fully booked. Ask for the second floor studio across the street from front entrance, it is like living in a funky apt in Bologna. Location is great on quiet street a few min walk from main Piazza. Nice breakfast.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great Location. VERY friendly staff. Breakfast was excellent. Rooms were nice and clean. I would stay here again and again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

We were very pleased with our stay at Paradise hotel! It was one of our most enjoyable stays in all of Europe. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. Our receptionist went above and beyond to help us with everything from parking, to breakfast, to restaurant recommendations. we will definitley be staying here next time we visit Bologna!

6.0 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Portugal

Not a 3 stars hotel. A good two stars hotel. Breakfast room very small and poor breakfast.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel had a great staff - very friendly & helpful. The breakfast was very good. There were extra amenities like a makeup mirror in the bathroom & a full length mirror in the room. There was a computer available for guests. It is a good central location.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

This was one of the best stays we have had in our years in Italy. The rooms were clean and the people exceptional. This would be my first choice in Bologna.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Room was small but well equiped and comfortable. Hotel was easy to find walking from train station using instructions provided. Breakfast was very good.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Bed was a bit uncomforrable and room would have seemed small if I was there a lot but it was perfect for what I needed and the staff are exceptional.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Staff, breakfast were fantastic

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We loved this cute place! Our room was small, but compact and it worked great for us. Great location, excellent generous breakfast, nice people behind the desk, helpful and friendly. People friendly at breakfast, all ages and types were there. They let us store our luggage at no charge for 3 hours after we checked out but before our train was leaving.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Excellent location with very helpful staff, who were always happy to help (even calling Hertz Car Rental when we had problems!). This was the thrid hotel we stayed in in Tuscany and the breakfast had the most choice and best coffee. We look forward to coming back and would recommend it to all looking for a clean, comfy and central base in this Fab city !

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We stayed in a double room for one night. The staff were exceptionally welcoming, friendly and helpful. The breakfast was lovely, with a wide range of options. The room was not large, but was clean and had nice touches in the bathroom. We had some difficulty finding the street, but people in the area were very helpful in this regard.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Slovakia

We stayed in Bologna for 3 days/2 nights, and were very impressed by the hotel&hotel staff, they were very helpful when we asked for hot water to prepare tea because one of our friends got fever: they prepared tea themselves and offered a wide range of teas to choose from and honey... when we missed our bus, they called a taxi for a very reasonable price. Staff speak fluent English&French, are friendly and very helpful. Rooms were very clean, minibar very full:) Definitely one of the best hotels we´ve ever been to.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Paradise hotel is right in the centre of Bologna, yet the surroundings are really quiet. Employees are cooperative and kind. You have free wi-fi internet access. Only "not-perfect" thing is the breakfast, quite ordinary, but, given the price of he hotel, the quality/price ratio is sky high!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Every aspect of our stay was brilliant. Close to everything. Room was lovely, well equipped, comfortable and stylish. Staff were friendly and helpful. lots of lovely little extra touches. The only thing was the aircon unit was not quite powerful enough for the size of apartment and it was very hot! it did not spoil our stay tho we just took it turns to sit in front of it!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Rooms were comfortable and in good area. Service was friendly.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We reserved an apartment which was extremely comfortable and spacious. It was recently decorated and very homely. The hotel was centrally located within easy access of the main shopping area, excellent restaurants and a convenient walk to the railway station. The staff were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful. We will stay at this hotel again.

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

3rd time we have stayed here and we will be back again next year. First rate!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

I got a large suite in a neighboring property for a very modest price. The small price difference to a standard room is very much worth it. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is an a quiet area, but only a few minutes walking distance to the centre.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The people at the hotel could not have been more friendly. It's easy to get to but a bit tricky. The Airport Bus (5 euro) will let you off at the Arena del Sole stop on Via Indipendenza. Ask in advance. The narrow street immediately behind the stop is Via Bertiera. (It's directly across Indipendenza from the Hotel Metropolitan.) Go up Bertiera. It's a bit more than 100 paces to the hotel. The sites, restaurants and shops of most interest are within easy walking distance. It's a modest hotel in terms of physical space, and you can expect to hear a certain amount of urban noise at night. But we walked a lot and fell easily asleep. The best gelato is at La Sorbertteria on Via Castaglione, 25-30 minutes by foot from the hotel. Well worth the walk. We convinced ourselves that we were burning off our dinner as well as the gelato. The staff can point you to many good restaurants a short distance from the hotel. We'll stay here again if we have the opportunity to return to Bologna.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

A bit hard to find, but easy walking distance to every place we wanted to see. Quiet except for morning garbage collection. Nice bathroom, but push-type soap dispenser--on the other hand, the only Italian hotel we stayed at that had a razor and toothbrushes in the room. Very helpful staff. Good restaurant recommendations. Helped with train scheduals. Computer use easy and free. Even had loaner umbrellas. Good breakfast--gave us free second coffee.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Paradise is a little tricky to get to, but once you are there you will find a very friendly, helpful staff, clean spacious rooms, free internet and breakfast is included. We had asked to stay close to friends and they made it happen. Our stay, though brief, was very comfortable. We would stay there again!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Excellent, excellent, excellent.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Iceland

We had fond memories of Hotel Paradise from an earlier visit, and this time we stayed in the two-bedroom studio apartment. Good just got better! Do yourself a favour and try it.

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

We had the topfloor apartment for two adults and two children. Had to climb some stairs after the very small elevator. View on the two leaning towers. Apartment was nice, clean and spacious. Airco. Top roof which can be opened electronically gave view to the stars. The bed couch slept awfull, the two normal beds were fine. Bathroom was big, even toothbrushes and shaving gear was provided. Bologna is a very nice city, you can climb 498 steps of one of the leaning towers (EURO 3,-). Hotel is 100 meters from the main shopping street and a 5 min. walk to the historic center. Car could be parked next to the hotel (EURO 7,-per day). Personnel was very kind and helpfull. Breakfast was decent, but not a lot of choice.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Latvia

Really nice hotel, right in the heart of old town. Very helpful personnel (the only thing: you have to prepare, that most of them (as most Italians) do not speak English). They helped me to find city center, gave a map, marked locations I was looking for, and explained how to get to airport with a bus.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Right next to the train station and the San-Lorenzo market. Helpful staff. Clean rooms.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • New Zealand

We loved the hotel and we loved Bologna. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, everything worked. The only limitation was not being able to see out the window. The hotel is very central to the tourist sites and shopping and an easy walk from the station

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

A very welcoming hotel. Lots of personal touches. The room was a good size and the shower room was spotless. No bath but that didn't matter.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

We got a flat in front of the hotel - superb facilities for a very romantic feature and only 75€/night. The only problem: finding out the hotel by car- as the center of Bologna is a labyrinth of small alleys and one-way streets reserved to bus (even the Carabinieri told us to break the rule and take a street reserved to bus- otherwise no way to go to the hotel) So take your time (and GPS!)to find it out. Special prize for hotel staff (Ombretta mainly) helping us to distress :-) grazie mille!

7.4 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Belgium

Very friendly staff, they recommended a typical restaurant for dinner. We had to leave very early in the morning 5:30 am and the guy at the reception made coffee for us and we had breakfast! The hotel is located near Via Independenza and not far from the 2 towers.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We couldn't believe that such a well-placed, central hotel could be so reasonably priced; but it was. For us it was beyond all expectations as the location was great, staff couldn't have been more pleasant and welcoming. Best of all, we were given our own apartment in a lovely old building. We loved it and had an excellent city break. Lots of lovely things to do, see and eat just minutes from the hotel. Brilliant.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Fui con mi hermana a pasar un fin de semana y nos sorprendió gratamente el hotel. Por lo que habíamos visto de precios pensábamos que iba a ser más "cutrecillo" puesto que era de los más baratos. Pero la verdad es que está bastante reformado, la habitación tenía de todo, el baño estaba nuevo y los empleados fueron encantadores. La ubicación es inmejorable. En fin, que nos encantó!!

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very well located close to the main commercial street, the historical centre and the university quarter. The Staff was extremely helpful and there is free wi-fil access. Overall a very pleasant stay.

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

About quietness of room: Construction work started next door (not within the hotel), and even if you wanted or not, you had to leave the room as soon as possible after 7 a.m. But on Saturday and Sunday, it was quiet. You cannot have better service anywhere. Paradise was a very pleasent hotel, and the service superb.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel Paradiso has always been welcoming. Rooms are small but clean, bathrooms are clean. Free in-room Internet an added advantage.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

In the center of Bologna. Clean, confortable, spacious rooms, and very friendly staff. Breakfast is not exeptional but better than the average you get in italian Hotels. If I have to go back to Bologna, I will book again in this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Most pleasant stay. Beds were a bit hard, but overall a great place. Staff very friendly and helpful. Air conditioning most welcome in record breaking heat.

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

Nice hotel, very convinient location, the staff was frienly, clean room, excellent breakfast

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

quiet, central position, comfortable room but with only cealing window, fair breakfast

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We loved this hotel. Best place we've stayed during our trip. Clean rooms, hot showers, very helpful front desk staff. They gave us a great local dinner recommendation when we arrived really late, and helped us with phone calls etc... the breakfast is great - including eggs, and made to order cappucinos and expressos. Location is great - walkable 10 mins from the train station and the property is very central for walking around the town. I would recommend this place - great value for the price. And free internet. The desk staff were truly helpful.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Staff was friendly and helpful. We visited the hotel prior to our stay and the staff showed us a typical room and was very welcoming. The hotel is off the main street but within walking distance of major sites. We left early for our flight and staff made sre that some breakfast items were available. Would stay here again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Simple but great accomodation if you want to stay in the true center of the city. Very kind staff. Despite the modern style of the hotel, several small details make it really cozy. We appreciate the very clean rooms and restrooms, as well as the (not needed and not requested) change of towels and bedlined after one night for a two-nights stay. Possibly, foregner guests could find the location a bit noisy because of a nearby "osteria", but being Bologna THE university city, voices of students are part of local folklore. The hotel is located in the part of the city almost totally forbidden for cars, so traffic noise is not a concern. Highly reccomended

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The hotel is located literally 30 meters from the airport shuttle bus and and only a 10 minute walk from the main city square. In other words, very convenient. And quiet. Friendly, helpful staff.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We could not have had a better stay. The rooms were spotlessly clean and well appointed. The front desk staff, especially Monica, was friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this hotel to others.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Situated in one of the best positions in Bologna, near Via dell'Indipendenza, but still quiet. Staff very welcoming, accommodating, they also knew the city well. I can recommend this hotel without reservations. Occupa una delle migliori posizioni a Bologna, vicino a Via dell'Indipendenza, ma anche tranquilla. Personale molto accogliente e disponibile, e sapeva bene la citta. Da consigliare senza esitazioni.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Paradise, offering 25 guest rooms with climate control and free Wi-Fi. Kitchen amenities include full-sized refrigerators/freezers and cookware/dishes/utensils, making it possible to dine in while you travel.

Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Historic Center area will have access to desks and safes. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, minibars and blackout drapes/curtains.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Paradise

By car
From the Tangenziale ring road, take exit n. 7 Fiera-Via Stalingrado, and follow indications to the centre. After the bridge, go ahead for Via Mascarella, then turn right into Via Irnerio. Take the third street on your left side (Via Alessandrini), then the fifth street on your right side, Via Bertiera: the hotel is 30 metres away, on your left.

By train
From the central railway station, take bus line C and get off at Augusto Righi stop.

By airplane
From the Bologna-Guglielmo Marconi airport, take Aerobus shuttle to Teatro Arena del Sole stop, on Via Indipendenza. The hotel is 30 metres away from the bus stop.

Distances from Hotel Paradise

Teatro Arena del Sole - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza VIII Agosto - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Aldrovandi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Civic Museum of the Middle Ages - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Montagnola Park - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Jewish Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fountain of Neptune - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Re Enzo - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Re Enzo Palace - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
San Giacomo Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Tower of the Asinelli - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Tower of the Garisenda - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Cecilia Oratory - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro Comunale di Bologna - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Museum of Giorgio Morandi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Paradise is Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 5.4 km / 3.4 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.