Which are the best hotels in Bologna? Booking and Tripadvisor can give you an answer. But even if I grew up in Bologna and haven't spent a night in any hotel, I have some suggestions for you.
Here's a not sponsored list of hotels in Bologna city centre, split for price range. And if you are not a type for hotel, dig deep into the best Airbnb in Bologna.
I Portici Hotel Bologna
Grand Hotel Majestic (Baglioni)
If someone asks me which is the best hotel of Bologna I don't have to think about the answer. Located in Via Indipendenza, just a few steps from Piazza Maggiore, Grand Hotel Majestic (known as Baglioni) is a wonderful and historical building designed by architect Alfonso Torregiani during the first half of the 18th century.
Luxury, elegance, position, make him the best. If you have the money to afford this, there are no other options to consider.
And if you're lucky you can meet Bono, Lady Gaga of the Pope.
Via dell'Indipendenza, 8, 40121 Bologna - Tel. 051 225445
I Portici Hotel
Another top choice. The perfect balance between modern and classic style: modern rooms with minimal furniture, clean shapes and simple spaces inside the elegant atmospheres of Palazzo Maccaferri (Art Nouveau).
This hotel is also famous for having the only Michelin starred restaurant in Bologna, located inside a 1899 theatre.
Via dell'Indipendenza, 69, 40050 Bologna - Tel. 051 42185
Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta
Set in a quiet area between Via Castiglione and Via Santo Stefano, two of the most beautiful and elegant streets in town, stands this former nunnery dated back to the 14th century. All the rooms are different and 4 of them are fashioned out of the aisle and apse of a old church.
If you're looking for an elegant and delicate solution to spend your days in Bologna in a unique context, this is your place.
Via Orfeo, 34/4, 40124 Bologna - Tel. 051 272039
Just next to St.Dominic Basilica (the one with Michelangelo statues) there's this small and kind hotel.
Created in 1950 but with renovated rooms, it's famous for his terrace where you can enjoy a drink or a Jacuzzi with an amazing view of the red roofs of Bologna.
Via de' Mattuiani 1/2, 40124 Bologna - Tel. 051 584305
Outside the walls of the city centre (about 15 min walking to Piazza Maggiore) but in a quiet location, you find this elegant and modern hotel.
Perfect for business (with his big meeting centre) but also if you're looking for a new and model hotel. A few meters from it, there's a great greek fish restaurant (Delogo).
Via Giovanna Zaccherini Alvisi 16, 40138 Bologna - Tel. 051 394 0311
Hotel Porta San Mamolo
This charming hotel is in a quiet and wonderful area, far from the noise of the University and the crowd of the train station.
You can have your breakfast inside a big garden full of oleanders, pomegranates and lemon trees, making this place the perfect location to relax in a green oasis of Bologna city centre.
Vicolo del Falcone 6/8, 40124 Bologna - Tel. 051 583056
Hotel Porta San Mamolo
Prices from Booking are intended for double standard room (no suite), per night in standard period.
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