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Hotel Bologna - Florence

2 star Hotel Florence

Via Orcagna 50 - Florence

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Price starting from 75 .00
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Hotel Bologna is located in a quiet position, a 15-minute walk from the Duomo in the historical center of Florence.

Its prime location, close to the main train station and touristic destinations, makes this the ideal accommodation for leisure and business travelers alike.

The hotel is family-run and offers an efficient yet friendly service. Guests can take advantage of free wireless Internet access in public areas of the hotel.
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 437 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Very good value for money. Location is about 15 min walking to centre.

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Breakfast at Hotel Bologna

A free continental breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Hotel Facilities at Bologna

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Dogs allowed
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

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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.

Check-in: between noon and 6 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.

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.


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 2 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 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.

Hotel Bologna is also known as

Hotel Bologna
Bologna Hotel Florence

8.6

Clean

8.0

Location

8.2

Quiet

7.9

Spacious

8.4

Service

Bologna Hotel reviews

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are big enough, bathroom was very clean. Quiet location, only 15 minutes on foot to the cathedral.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Lovely hotel, good location, staff wonderful. Close to plenty of restaurants and shops, and within a reasonable walking distance of main tourist areas.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The room was spacious and very clean. The breakfast offered was very good. The staff were very helpful in booking tickets for galleries & recommended excellent place to eat. Situated in a nice, peaceful residential area it is quite a long walk, at least 20 - 30 mins from train station and Duomo etc especially after all the sight-seeing but buses pass close by. Would be very happy to stay again.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

very friendly staff, very good surroundings, quiet, clean: The best in Florence at this price.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

Cozy hotel in pleasant and quiet surroundings -away from the crowds and noise of the city centre. Excellent value for money, good breakfast. We stayed four nights.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

Good location. Just 5 min walk to the ZTL, so there is no need to mess with parking around. The bathroom is small, and the neighbor's one is just behind the wall. Another (bigger) room is better.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Lithuania

Nice breakfast. kind owner. Staff has problems with English. so be ready to have basic Italian. Not far from the old town.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

Nice hotel, near to the bus stop, cute breakfast room. You can easily walk by foot to the city center.

7.9 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I read reviews saying the hotel was a 15 - 30 minute walk from the Duomo area and did not think that would be a problem since we like to walk. However, it was very hot with lots of foot traffic so the walk was not enjoyable and took the full half hour. The breakfast room was quaint with a variety of foods. All but one of the reception persons were very friendly and helpful. I think staying closer to the "Centro" would have been more convenient, but the hotel itself was very nice.

5.4 Ordinary
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

the room was so little and there was a lot of noise from the others rooms.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Philippines

I'm so glad I chose his hotel. It takes quite a while to walk from the centre/duomo, but all you need to do is walk a straight line for about 15-20 mins (depending on your pacing) and you're there! or you can always take the bus. it's near. The staff are very friendly. I found out from Marco, one of the front desk personnel that his family owns the hotel. And that probably explains why the service is very good. Their family is very hands on with the way the hotel is run. I would stay here again. Clean rooms, clean bathrooms!!!! Fantastic if you're looking for a quiet place to stay in Florence. It can get very loud in the city centre and this is perfect!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

It was almost perfect! The weather during our visit in Florence was both rainy and sunny but quite cold. This perhaps also had impact on the room because the room was very cold. Happily was the bathroom warm. Breakfast at Bologna was good. We did some shopping and ate pizza close at the hotel on the way to the city and everything was good. The location of the hotel perfect, only 15 minutes walk to the center. We have stayed at other hotels in Florence before but this was the best. Staff was very nice and helpful.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

I like this Hotel; it is clean, safe, and in a quiet part of Florence. The staff are attentive and the breakfast selection is good.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Well-situated, good price quality ratio and good breakfast.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Friendly and helpful staff. Room was spacious with fridge that enabled us to buy food instead of using restaurants all the time as eating out in Florence is very expensive.Breakfast provided was excellent. Room was quiet and air conditioned which was great in such a hot humid summer.Access to sites was good with a map from the Tourist office just opposite the main train station.We used bus or walked everywhere. I am a teacher and was unaware that if I had proof I could have got half price entry to museums. Florence is wonderful. It was a trip of a lifetime for art,food and culture. Hotel Bologna made it an extra good stay and was excellent value for money. Highly recommended

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Excellent hotel. The receptionist was extremely helpful and super friendly. Highly recommend that you book to get reservations at L'Accademia (home of David) and Uffizi museums. The receptionist is extremely helpful but will need a couple days to get a reservation. A definite must if you want to avoid hours of lines. Also free internet and breakfast is decent.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Africa

Excellent hotel. Should at least be rated as a 3-star hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

I cannot fault Hotel Bologna. I will be returning there soon.

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

helpful desk staff

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

It is a hotel which i can recommedated. No luxery. Clean Quiet. The people who work there are polite and always want to help you A perfect hotel for a citytrip. For that you a quiet hotel only for sleeping, a good shower and breakfast, Bolagma is a perfect hotel for this use

6.3 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

The sound insulation of the rooms is insufficient, since people were very noisy at all time of the night. A small poster remaining people that they are not alone would be a good idea.

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

Very good hotel, clean and good staff.

7.9 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Any mirror in the room.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ukraine

Good hotel, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, delicious breakfast, convenient location.

6.0 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

We found this room to be somewhat dark and dull. The staff were not overly friendly but would answer questions when needed. Be aware that it is outside the Florence downtown area and requires a good 15-20 minute walk to the sights. There is a bus that runs into the downtown quite close to the hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

I had a good stay at the hotel. It was a bit far from the centre of town - though that meant it was very quiet, and affordably priced, and it was nice to be out of the touristy areas and to walk in the mornings to get to the centre - plus there were great restaurants very close by. The only downside was that the first room I was put in was pretty bad - I could hear the plumbing from everywhere in the hotel, every time anyone turned on a tap or flushed the toilet. And it was tiny. But I let the hotel know, and they moved me to a beautiful room on a higher floor. So all in all a good visit.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Comfortable, clean, all amenities worked perfectly and excellent service. I enjoy walking, so the fact that this hotel is slightly away from the centre was not an issue for me. It is situated in a very nice part of Firenze which is residential. Excellent value for money, too.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Friendly family run hotel, very welcoming and comfortable. We found handy to most things, with bus just round the corner. As keen walkers we found it close enough for us to the main city centre and you could walk either along the Arno or along interesting streets to get to where we wanted. Close enough to walk up to Piazzo Michaelangelo to overlook the city at night.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Venezuela

it was nice quiet and well located hotel, near to several restaurants and bus stops that conect you with the center of the city beatiful city florence

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Very happy with my stay! For a single room it was a good size - the biggest of all the single rooms I stayed in throughout france and Italy. Clean and comfortable and the staff were helpful and friendly. The hotel is away from the historic centre so I would catch a bus to get there. However, the bus stop is around the corner, I never waited more than 5mins for one to arrive and it takes approx 10min to get to the center. Also a block away from the hotel you can find lots of shops and cafe's as well as a supermarket. Would reccommend the hotel and would stay there again.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

As first time travelers to Florence we found the Bologna fit our needs very well. We enjoyed being out of the core city hustle and bustle and yet within walking distance to same. Bus #14 fine outgoing too but beware returns. Added bonus: wonderful nearby restaurants with inexpensive mouthwatering food where the natives eat. Favorites include Fuori Piazza , La Lunna, La Stagioni for pizza, pasta, and antipastos and a gem for coffee drinks and pasteries Called Caffe Pasticeria Serafini. Friendly staffs and enough English to work with our very limited Italian

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Even though the hotel is not directly in the center of town, it was still in a beautiful location. The people couldn't have been nicer! After a long flight and barely any knowledge of Italian, they were more than helpful and so kind and welcoming. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who has a low budget but is still looking for nice places to stay.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Good experience

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

only 15 min’s walk to the centre of Florence, nice staff, and also nice room! I will certainly recommend it!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

A bit far from most attraction but there's a bus connecting. So no problem at all. I left my passport at the counter, but they responded to me quickly and sent the passport to my address in Rome. A very very good hotel and services!!! I would recommend for all.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

A 15-20 minute walk to the centre of Florence but that's no bad thing. Great hotel, good service and good value.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent value for money, very clean, great location in a non-touristy suburb with its own lively restaurants and bars (good for doing the tourist stuff by day and escaping to something more 'authentic' by night). I would recommend this hotel.

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

The hotel was centrally located within walking distance to the train station, good restaurants and several main attractions. Although the room was small, it didn't cause me any inconvenience. The staff was extremely professional, polite, attentive and helpful. I would stay there again and recommend it to my friends.

7.3 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We stayed 5 days in Florence and got a very quiet double room at the back of the hotel. We appreciate kindness of employees and their explanations to reach easily the different sites we wanted to visit.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Nice friendly hotel,nice staff,great City, limited due to lack of a restaurant service, however excellent resauran just two minutes away. Well worth the money.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

only problem was the lack of light in stairwell. otherwise, a nice and affordable place off tourist path - if you're willing to walk to the beaten path

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

It's a little of a walk but that's ok. I did enjoy staying there. Internet across the street at another hotel was fine. I was near a real neighborhood and not all tourist. That was a real plus at times.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

First time we stayed in hotel Bologna,In a double bed room.Clean and nice...the only thing that I missed..is an extra mirror in the room-apart from the bathroom-would be convenient!Good breakfast,pleasant stay! 15 minutes walk to the center,many shops around..

7.9 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Bon rapport qualité prix, personnel compétent. Proximité ligne de bus.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Bologna is about what we expected for an economy type hotel. It was hard to get there, but after arriving, we enjoyed the cold A/C and continental breakfast. The neighborhood is safe and provides easy access to the main attractions.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Excellent option.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Wonderful, friendly staff. Breakfast was great. Within walking distance of downtown Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Africa

The staff at Hotel Bologna made us feel welcome and answered any questions we had about Florence willingly. Antonella went out of her way to make our stay memorable. I would highly recommended Hotel Bologna and look forward to returning some day!

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Travelled in June for 3 nights, very enjoyable stay - friendly staff - there is a lift and the breakfast is included - easy 15 minutes walk from city center and no noise at night.

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

Bologna Hotel is neither great nor bad, I chose it because of the price. Its main inconvenience is that, although not far from downtown, it takes you at least 20min on foot to get to any interesting place, while the bus is always crowded and late.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Siamo rimasti due notti in un week end di fine maggio. La signora alla reception è molto gentile è premurosa. Per evitarci il costo del parcheggio, ci ha permesso di lasciare l'auto in una pertinenza dell'hotel anche se normalmente non è un posto auto. Santa Croce è a 15 min a piedi, altri 5 min è si arriva a Palazzo Vecchio. Se non si vuole camminare, è molto comodo il bus 14, che passa in una via poco distante dall'hotel. Attenzione se circolate in auto perchè il centro è ZTL, accessibile solo ai residenti, con telecamere sui punti di accesso. La colazione è a buffet, di qualità standard, latte e caffe si ordinano a volontà. Unico appunto: la camera era al terzo piano e molto soleggiata, quindi molto calda e il condizionamento non era ancora funzionante, forse perchè si era ancora a maggio. Rapporto qualità prezzo molto buono, lo consigliamo vivamente.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This was my first trip to Italy and my husband's third, but first vacation. We chose the Bologna at the recommendation of a colleague who's had visitors stay there when he lives in Florence for 10 week stays. With good reason. They know how to treat guests. hotel outshines every horror story I read online in setting up this trip. Tastefully decorated, with a little reading area, small bar, and elevator. The charming and cheerful Antonella, hotel manager, is everything one could want in a welcoming tourist facilitator. She speaks fluent English and tells great stories. When we needed a cab to the train station or a bus map, she handled it smoothly. Those staffing the breakfast buffet are unobtrusive and provide very fine service. The eating area is lovely, convenient, and stocked with plenty of light fare. We were surprised to see people there, as the hotel was so quiet, it seemed we were the only guests--except for one who snored through the somewhat thin walls. Our room was well-lit, airy, very clean, offered good storage space, and included a good sized bathroom and full-sized shower. The neighborhood is delightful: urban-residential space, thus including all the basics plus restaurants, fashion shopping, coffee shops, and a bank. Housing there is more modern and sunny, striking a good balance to the medieval heart of Florence. Being near the river was lovely, with green space and mountains seeming close at hand. Travelers uninterested in the very pleasant 15-min walk to Piazza Santa Croce or 20 minute walk into the Uffizi square should get the map from Tourist Info at the train station which shows routes for the orange electric bus. I found Bologna a pleasant buffer zone after a day among my fellow tourists in the clogged art zone, where restaurants serve later, unlike Bologna's area. There, nights are quiet and safe to walk at 11:00 pm. A desk person was always available to let us in. All this for a reasonable 95 euro a night. You can't beat it. Bologn

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Decent sized room, nice bathroom, good breakfast, reasonably priced. Located about 15-20 mins walk from the Duomo in a nice neighborhood with quite a few decent restaurants and cafes and (by Florence standards) very few tourists.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

The manager is very friendly and service-minded; he even carried our suitcases to the street when we left and we didn't have to pay our drinks. It's a shame the coffee (oploskoffie) is disgusting (unless you drink it with the excellent frotted milk provided). The coffee at the entrance, on the other hand, is excellent. The beds are great, although maybe a little bit short for some tall Europeans; I managed quite well for my 1.77 meter. They gave us a double bed upon arrival, thought we had requested single beds, but we slept ok anyway and we got our single beds the next day. Once I was too late for breakfast, but got some anyway (with excellent coffee even!). Overall: great stay!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Nice hotel. Good price. Outside of the city center. Not handicap accessible, the pictures of the hotel miss the dozen stairs that one must to go up to enter the hotel lobby and get to the elevator, which is also not large enough for a wheelchair. The owner of the hotel was very helpful, and most of the staff was helpful as well, although no one at the hotel spoke English well enough to really answer most of my questions. The breakfast was really nice and a great start to the day. The time for the breakfast was really open. I spent a over a week there and it was nice. The room was the largest that I have seen in Europe and the bathroom was the cleanest. Heated towel racks are a nice touch. The TV is tiny and only has a few channels in Italian and French. Internet is not included in the rate even though it looks like it is. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, taxis are really expensive. Nice hotel, comfy bed.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was less than half the price of other eqivalent hotels and we were a little concerned about what we would find but it was great. Ten minutes from town just off a frequent bus route. Very clean, quiet and with excellent service. Restaurants within easy walk and a good breakfast

7.5 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

I would come here again. A bit far from Centro, but a fun walk and buses available if needed. Room was clean, employees knowledgable and friendly..followed suggestion re: local restarurant and was extremely pleased. Price food etc....

7.9 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

As a solo traveler who enjoyes being off the beaten path this hotel was a great match. It's about a 20min. walk to the center, through an Italian neighborhood. Not only do you see locals going about their everyday you also have the benefit of avoiding the high food prices that you'll find in the center. This hotel was well worth the price, the room was a small, simple, single and very clean. One night I did have a loud group in the room beside me but over all it was very quiet. The morning brought the chime of church bells and a local preparing for the opera which was a real treat! Breakfast was standard croissant, bread, boiled eggs, cheese, cold meats and cereal with juice and coffee. The hotel is 2-3 blocks from the Arno river where there's a park the locals meet in the afternoon for coffee and chit-chat if you like people watching or have kids. If you enjoy simplicity and quiet and don't mind a bit of a walk I highly recommend this hotel. If you're looking for glamour and everything at your feet it's not the place for you. I was there in August of 2008 I can't remember what bus they said on the site but it wasn't right and I was able to get on another so don't be shy to ask any of the bus drivers they're very helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

It's a very nice hotel to stay in Florence. It's situated in quiet area and still it's pretty close to the city center (about 20 minutes to Duomo, e.g.). If you travel by train, there is a station near the hotel (Firenze Campo Di Marte, one stop before the final station Firenze S. M. Novella), it's just 10 minutes on foot. The staff is really helpful and friendly (thanks for everything!). The breakfast is very good with cereals, yogurt and fruits, it's not just a coffee and a croissant. They also have wi-fi Internet connection, just ask for password at the reception. The only thing that wasn't so nice was heating, it makes the air dry when turned on. If we go back to Florence we will definitely stay there again. And the city is worth going back:)

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

I stayed with my mother for 4 days over the Christmas period and we loved it! The staff were very friendly and incredibly helpful, the breakfast was good and the location was brilliant - it's about a 20 minute walk to the medieval centre but that's via some interesting bits or along the waterfront so it's not arduous. The location is quiet and the rooms very clean, a good size and with everything provided. We loved it and would recommend it to others - especially for the price.

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • South Africa

Located on the outskirts of the old city, close to the Arno River and a block away from a buzzing shopping district, this is an great hotel, at a great price. The staff were all very accommodating and friendly, and dealth with an unforeseen problem of leaving a handbag behind in the room with speed, efficiency and real empathy. Wer booked a family room (two kids aged 8 and 11) and we got what we expected in terms of a crowded room. We enjoyed the breakfasts, and felt the hotel was great value for money, and a great base to explore Firenze. We will return!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

The staff spoke excellent English and were very helpful with someone on staff 24 hours a day. The breakfast was fantastic with both meat and cheese and home brewed coffees. We found the location to be very good as well and the staff directed us as to the public transit when necessary. The price was exceptional for the size of the room, quality of breakfast, and helpfullness of the staff. I would stay there again and recommend this hotel to all my friends. Wonderful stop in our itinerary.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

Fine hotel, approx 15-20 minutes walking from Piazza della Signoria. This way you'll see more of Florence, compared with a stay in one or the other tourist trap hostel in the city centre. Nice busy district around the corner (Via Vincenzo Gioberti). Go visit the pizzeria Fuori Piazza around the corner. Fantastic atmosphere, excellent down to earth food, very good prices. You'll only find the Florentines themselves over there. And me of course, when I'm around. :-)

7.8 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • New Zealand

Pleasant boutique type bed and breakfast hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We very much enjoyed our time at the Hotel bologna. we had room 24 with a large balcony, the linen and towels were changed every third day and the room was cleaned daily. The bar frig was very well stock and reasonable priced. The hotel had a lift, the staff were well versed in English and extremely helpful. The breakfast was very good, well serviced with a wide variety of selections, cereal, meat, juice, fresh fruit ,yogurt, cheese, bread, the coffee was excellent. Le Stagioni Pizzeria Spaghetteria restaurant was just down the street, great food and very good prices. Pay euro 1.20 at the train station get on bus number 14, it is probably more then three stops to the hotel. When we return to Firenze, we certainly will stay at Hotel Bologna

6.7 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Nice little hotel, instant coffe for breakfast, in Italy!!!!!! Much too far out of things. Question regarding rooms unfair, do not know howw many there were.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Nice basic hotel and decent locaton about 15-20 minute walk from center of town. A little confusing to find initially, but staff were very nice and friendly. Dinner at a local trattoria around the corner was excellent. Would consider staying for a short stay again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Friendly accommodating staff, great coffee in the morning. Rooms are small but the 4 of us fit ok in the family room. Easy to get into town on the bus, and being away from town made the place very quiet at night.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Poland

Very good welcoming. The owner was very nice. Good breakfast included within the fees. The location is 15' walk from Duomo, and due to that it was very quiet. Access by bus and/or car is easy. In addition since we had to stay longer than planned we received a discount. Once again very nice and helpfull welcoming.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Tremendo hotel, muy buena atencion con los clientes. El desayuno es muy satisfactorio. Queda como a 20/25 min caminando desde el domo, pero con un buen mapa no hay problema . Venezuela

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Excellent service; friendly & efficient staff made our first time stay in Florence very memorable. Great breakfast and very clean hotel

7.8 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

relación calidad/precio esta muy bien, el desayuno es suficiente, es una zona tranquila y bien comunicada con bus para ir al centro historico, aunque andando esta a 15 minutos aprox., y se pasa de camino por el mercado de san ambrosio. En el hotel nos indicaron algún restaurante que estaba allí al lado y se comia muy bien y a buen precio (nada que ver con el centro) y hasta bastante tarde por la noche, por cierto. El aire acondicionado funciono correctamente, lo cual fue muy importante ya que hacía mucho calor esos días en florencia.En definitiva una buena experiencia

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Great little hotel. Rooms are very nice, and more spacious than our hotel in Venice, which cost 3 times as much. Gracious front staff, spoke very good English. Hotel is located away from the toursit area, which made for a quiet and pleasant stay. It was a very nice walk to the city center, along the river (15 to 20 minutes). Breakfast could be improved, but by Italian standards it is good. I would definately stay at Hotel Bologna again.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

This was a very nice place to stay. About 15-20 min walk from the core of Florence (i.e Duomo etc.) but in a quieter and more residential neighbourhood. So the walks in the morning and evening to and from the hotel allowed you to "re-group". The quality was excellent for the price and the price for drinks in mini-fridge was very reasonable. Overall, I was glad because it allowed me to spend money elsewhere for travels. The staff were all very friendly too.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Ireland

Its a great hotel! Ive come to the conclusion over the years that a hotel is a hotel if its clean ,safe area(especially for children) and gives good breakfast and nice to you. Location is also important. This little hotel has it all. From reading the previous reviews I decided to book it as they were 90% positive. I wasnt disappointed. It is in a quite neighbourhood with friendly staff who give good instructions and speak english well (I cant speak italian!!! SHAME) Food is good and of the two resturants they recommended - 4pizza is best. I felt a bit ripped off in the other one , cant think of its name but it starts with T Tranoni or something like that. Make sure you get bottled water as they will stil charge you for 'Tap water' Back to the hotel - they left us leave our bags in the hotel while we browsed the city on the day we were leaving. i really cant praise it enough. Suffient to say if I owned a hotel this is the standard I,d aspire to. ***** five star and high fives!!! Great for a family room.

7.7 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

Clean and good service

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

For a European hotel, it was bigger than I had anticipated for 4 people. It was very comfortable and most importantly, clean. It was outside the city center, which was a plus for us, as it was quieter at night. Also, enjoyed being part of a residential area. Would definitely recommend it and go back there again.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

We were on our honeymoon in Florence in mid June 2008. The hotel is not far from the Firenze SMN station but you need to take a 20 minutes' bus ride (bus route 14) from the station when you carry a backpack / luggage. Stephen, the staff is very nice and friendly, he could provide the exact information about travelling Firenze and Pisa. The room we had is on the 2nd floor, facing the street and with a balcony, air-con, bathroom, 14" TV, about 200 sq feet. It's clean but when we open the balcony window, several mosquitoes you will find in the room. The location of the hotel is quite quiet and easily to be reached. It's only take 25 minutes' walk from Duomo. The breakfast is common. I will stay again if I come back because the price is reasonable and the area is much quiet than the centre. Apart from carrying the backpack, we chose walking to the Firenze centre.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The location of the hotel was pretty good as it was only a 10 minute walk to the main tourist destinations. It is very hard to find if you are traveling by car and we had to hire a taxi to follow because we couldn't find it. Breakfast was good and the room was surprisingly big with a nice balcony.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

15 minutes easy walk to the dome, which we could see from our balkony. Staff very helpful re. parking and all questions. Easy to find the hotel and go there by car. And finally their breakfast was the best we had during our week in Toscana, living at other hotels at similar and higher prices. We returned to this hotel after a week last night before going home and we warmly recommend this hotel!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

It's a very nice hotel,the owner is very friendly and charming,the area is lovely,residential. We would definitely come back!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

Excellent recepion staff - particularly the gentleman with spectacles who patiently advised us hwo to get to the airport using public transportation and even sold us bus tickets... A wonderful stay ... however, their coffee must be the worst in Italy!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

I stayed at Bologna hotel in Florence for three night in may 2008 and had a wonderful time. The staff is helpfull and the room was very confortable.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

El hotel esta muy bien. Nos entregaron la habitacion a las 10:00am a pesar de que el horario del check-in era mas tarde. Los alrededores del hotel son tranquilos, con algunos lugares economicos para cenar. Al centro se puede llegar caminando unos 20min o en BUS que pasa a dos cudras del hotel. El desayuno es abundante y variado. Definitivamente recomendable.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

This hotel is really nice to stay in Florence. We stayed there for three days. And we were well pleased. The hotel do not equip a small refrigerator in each room. But beer, wine and cold beverages are available in the tea room next to reception for reasonable price all the day. So we did not complain about this point. The hotel is located near bus stop, big super market (Coop) and fine restaurant (pizzeria). Breakfast was also nice. We strongly recommend all of economy tourists to use this hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

We had a great stay. We were only there for two nights, but we enjoyed our time. The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They had a shelf with lots of travel books on the area that guests could borrow. We had a quad room that was very spacious by European standards. The bathroom was clean with a shower that had good pressure. The breakfast was typical for Italy with a few extras. The hotel is a little outside of the core, but that is what I liked the most about it. We could walk in to town everyday in 15min with 2 kids age 6 & 7. The walk was filled with little shops and restaurants to enjoy. It was in a residential neighborhood so you felt like a local. Good bakery around the corner too.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We stayed for two nights in a double and a triple room. We were extremely satisfied. The hotel is in a quiet area about 15 min walk from city center and 1 or 2 blocks from a bus stop (depending on direction), giving the advantage of good access to the city without the noise and crowds. The hotel is also close to the river, the Campo di Marte train station, and several local restaurants. The rooms were quiet and comfortable. The lobby had wifi internet access(extending to one of our rooms). The breakfast was fine, with a variety of choices. The staff was very helpful, although the night staff didn't speak English well.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

Overall we had a very nice stay in Hotel Bologna. A very nice hotel for four Norwegian students.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I had a wonderful 8 day stay at this hotel. It was in a nice quiet neighborhood, just a 30 min walk from downtown or you could take the bus. They were very helpful. Spotlessly clean. Very nice bathroom. My bed was a little saggy for my big frame, and some sound carried through the wall, but the breakfasts were the best I've ever had in Italy in my 4 weeks of travel. A buffet of cheeses, meats, yogurt, whole grain cereals, fruit, hot crosants ect. An incredible value.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

Very good hotel. Clean and large rooms. A litle far from the city center, but for the price is OK.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Excellent hotel. One of the best I stayed in during my trip to Italy. The staff was very professional and accomodating. They even loaned me an umbrella when it rained one day! They also recommended a pizzeria about one block away that served one of the best meals I had while there. The antipasto was out of this world.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Quite a simple room but the hotel was clean and good value. Staff were very helpful and the area was very good. A bit away from the centre but the buses were good and the many pubs and restaurants in the area where excellent; not only good value but offered much better quality than same price in the centre.

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

20 minute walk to the Duomo, public parking outside 1€ the hour,

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

We've spend only one night but we found fully satisfaction.1 room 4 persons and breakfast for 80 euros. If you're a looking for a good place to stay in Florence, Hotel "Bologna" is the right place. We had no problem to find a parking place for our car close to the hotel and we made it to the historicalal center in less than 15 minutes by feet along the river. De plus la chambre ainsi que la salle de bain étaient trés propres, l'hôtel calme.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

The hotel is far from the train station, but if you like to walk and have a map it's fine. Also you can take the bus but i didn't. The room it's good and the breakfast too. El hotel esta lejos de la estción, pero si te gusta caminar y tienes un mapa te puedes ubicar. También esta el autobus pero no lo tome. La habitación esta bien y el desayuno muy bueno. La relación precio calidad, excelente. Volvería a quedarme si voy solo o con mi pareja.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This is the second time I have stayed at the Hotel Bologna. I returned because my first stay was so nice. I was not disappointed this time. The same staff, very nice and accommodating. This may not be an ideal location for a first time visitor to Firenze since the hotel is a little outside of the center. However,for someone who is adventurous and likes the quiet of a residential ares, Hotel Bologna is a gem.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Did not provide wakeup call as requested.

7.7 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Singapore

It was a bit difficult to find the hotel, since we were driving from Rome w/o the Navigation system. But the staff at the hotel, (esp. Anatella)was extremely helpful in assisting us. The other staff were also helpful, esp. with information and providing a parking lot. Breakfast was great & ample. The bathroom was clean & the shower bigger than the other hotels. Though you need to walk a little more than 15 - 20 mins to the various tourist sites, it is well worth it. Wonderful pastry / bakery & ice- cream shops round the corner, wonderful market a little further down and also a super market. For those who want "Indian-like" food, try the little kebab store, just past the Beccaria, and don't forget to pop into the 1 Euro store. Try the "tripe" with bread as well - only to be found in firenze. We would definitely recommend this place to others,and stay here again.

7.5 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Portugal

Very nice staff gave me useful and time-saving tips, including ticket reservations. Great breakfast as well. It worked fine for me as I was able to park right at the door of the hotel (no private park though) and get quickly to city center.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Bologna, offering 19 guest rooms with climate control. Flat-screen televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and direct-dial phones during their Santa Croce visit. Bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Direct dial phone
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Bologna Hotel

By car
From the South and highway A1, take exit Firenze sud, enter the SP127 road and follow the indications for the city centre for for 3.5 km. Take via Enrico De Nicola and turn right on Lungarno Aldo Moro. Continue along Lungarno Cristoforo Colombo, then along Lungarno Del Tempio. Turn right on viale Giovanni Amendola, then right on via Giotto and right again on via Orcagna.

By train
From Santa Maria Novella railway station, take bus 14 in the Aretina direction and get off at the Arnolfo 03 stop.

By airplane
Florence airport is connected by several bus lines to the central railway station. From there, take the bus 14 in the Aretina direction and get off at the Arnolfo 03 stop.

Distances from Hotel Bologna

Church of Sant'Ambrogio - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza Massimo D'Azeglio - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Sinagoga - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Casa Buonarroti - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Basilica of Santa Croce - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Piazza Santa Croce - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Piazza Donatello - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Piazzale Michelangelo - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Teatro Verdi - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
San Miniato al Monte - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
La Pergola Theater - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Nelson Mandela Forum - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Museo Horne - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Archaeological Museum - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
The preferred airport for Bologna is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 7 km / 4.3 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.