The city of Bologna in northern Italy is the seventh most populous city in the country. It was a Roman colony in the fourth century BC. You’ll still find remnants of road sections and architectural structures in the old town dating back to the Roman Age. Piazza Maggiore in central Bologna is one of the most popular places visited by tourists. This square is packed with prominent buildings such as Pallazo d’Accursio, the Basilica di San Petronio and more. The famed Fountain of Neptune is also near this square. The food and wine walking tour in Bologna is perfect if you like knowing about food specialties of different regions. Your tour guide will take you through the bustling food market where you can sample authentic food. If you are a sports car enthusiast, then a visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello is a must. Exploring a new city as a tourist is very exciting but it is important to get a good night’s sleep so you can start afresh the next morning. Scroll down to find out about the boutique hotels in Bologna, where you can stay during your visit.
1. Art Hotel Orologio (from USD 382)
Art Hotel Orologio is located in Bologna’s traffic-free area overlooking Piazza Maggiore square. The Towers of Bologna are a five-minute walk from here. The hotel building dates back to the 19th-century, but it has been recently refurbished, respecting the original classical Italian style. Art Hotel Orologio is a perfect place to stay for those who like strolling around in the city center. This charming hotel has a stylish ambiance and friendly atmosphere, which will make your stay feel very comfortable. All the rooms have dark-wood furniture and they include a marble bathroom.
Art Hotel Orologio
Address: Via IV Novembre 10C
Parking Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Babysitting/child services
2. Hotel Metropolitan (from USD 319)
This city center hotel is located on a quiet street near Piazza Maggiore and the train station. The location of Hotel Metropolitan is ideal for those looking to explore the cultural attractions of the city on foot. This hotel brings modern accommodation with a stylish Oriental twist. The rooms have a contemporary design and they include satellite TV, Wi-Fi connectivity and a minibar. The rooftop bar at Hotel Metropolitan is perfect if you want to finish your day with a nice dinner and a few drinks.
Address: Via dell’Orso 6, Bologna
Free wi-fi Bar Room service 100% non-smoking hotel Concierge 24-hour front desk Doctor on call Air conditioning
3. Hotel Il Guercino (from USD 113)
Located in a peaceful courtyard, Hotel Il Guercino is set in a historic building with modern interiors. As soon as you enter the property you’ll be greeted with art and history at every turn. The walls are adorned with tapestry, artwork, mosaic or wallpaper. Each room is individually furnished and designed with many guest rooms including rich furnishings and patterned wallpaper. Rooms are not very big but they are good enough for a comfortable stay. The hotel wellness center called Il Bagno di Diana includes a steam room, Finnish sauna and hot tub with chromotherapy.
Hotel Il Guercino
Address: Via Luigi Serra 7
Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre
4. Hotel Al Cappello Rosso (from USD 231)
Near Piazza Maggiore, Hotel Al Cappello Rosso is one of the oldest boutique hotels in the Bologna. This eco-friendly hotel has over 30 rooms, each with a unique style and design, which gives you the chance to experience a different atmosphere each time you visit. Some rooms have themes, which have been decorated and conceived by famous stage designers and artists. All rooms feature thoughtful touches like a pillow menu, bathrobes, free Wi-Fi and TVs with digital channels. Visit the hotel’s Osteria del Cappello restaurant, which serves classic and local Italian food for lunch and dinner.
PHI HOTEL BOLOGNA "Al Cappello Rosso"
Address: Via de' Fusari, 9
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Babysitting/child services
5. Il Convento Dei Fiori Di Seta (from USD 249)
Next to the Giardini Regina Margherita park, this four-star hotel offers a peaceful atmosphere and a relaxing ambiance to guests. The hotel is housed in an authentic 14th-century convent with original brick and stone work. It brings luxury accommodation with a modern and chic design. Il Convento has 10 rooms, each with a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Some room amenities at the hotel include coffee-making facility, a minibar, a tea kettle and safety deposit box. A short walk from the hotel will take you to some prominent landmarks such as Basilica Santo Stefano, Tower of the Asinelli, Piazza Maggiore and more.
Il Convento Dei Fiori Di Seta
Address: Via Orfeo 34/4
Pets allowed Room service Bar Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Breakfast in the room Internet services Lift
6. UNAHOTELS Bologna Centro (from USD 356)
UNAHOTELS Bologna Centro is located 2.5 km (1.55 miles) away from BolognaFiere Exhibition Centre and it is surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops. This modern hotel is located next to Bologna Centrale Train Station, which means you can explore other parts of the city with ease. The rooms in this modern hotel have vibrant colors. The hotel is meticulously designed with Italian style and flair, and it offers guests a wealth of services. Whether traveling for pleasure or business, Bologna Centro promises a great stay, which is filled with Italian comfort and charm.
UNAHOTELS Bologna Centro
Address: Via Pietramellara 41
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms
7. Hotel Corona d'Oro (from USD 358)
With a stay at this hotel, you’ll be centrally located in the city, steps away from Mercato Di Mezzo and Palazzo del Podesta. Make yourself at home in one of the comfortable rooms of Hotel Corona d'Oro, each featuring a minibar, free Internet and LCD TV. All rooms are delicately decorated in a classic style and characterized by an enchanting and elegant atmosphere. Parts of this hotel date back to the 13th century. Hotel Corona D’Oro preserves some of the original parts of the antique building such as the medieval portico and the intricately paneled ceilings covered in renaissance frescos.
Hotel Corona d'Oro
Address: Via Oberdan 12
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms
8. Grand Hotel Majestic gia' Baglioni (from USD 544)
This hotel is located within an 18th-century palace and it is the most prestigious and oldest hotel in Bologna. Nestled in the heart of the city, Grand Hotel Majestic gia’ Baglioni is within a walking distance of Due Torri and Piazza Maggiore. It has over 100 rooms with a mix of modern amenities and antique furniture, which offer a perfect blend of classic Italian style and hospitality. Grand Hotel Majestic gia’ Baglioni, is well-known for the I Carracci Restaurant, which has original frescoes. You can enjoy traditional recipes from the Emilia region while seated under authentic Italian masterpieces. Enoteca Morandi is the historical cellar of the hotel, which offers about 300 Italian and foreign wine labels.
Grand Hotel Majestic gia' Baglioni
Address: Via Indipendenza 8
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna
9. I Portici Hotel Bologna (from USD 175)
Housed within the 19th century Maccaferri Palace, I Portici Hotel Bologna is located in the old town center of Bologna. In this hotel, Palazzo Maccaferri Art Nouveau co-exist with a modern design style. This hotel is the perfect destination for celebrating special occasions and ceremonies. I Portici Hotel has a wide selection of guest rooms and you can pick from either classic or modern designed rooms. Modern rooms have a minimalist vibe, which some guests may find underwhelming and bland. The classic rooms, on the other hand, retain the contemporary furnishings and patterned wallpaper or painted walls, which reflect the history of the building. All rooms have free Internet, tea making facility, private bathroom and a flat-screen TV.
I Portici Hotel Bologna
Address: Via Indipendenza 69, Bologna
Free wi-fi Self service parking (charges apply) Off street parking Valet parking Bar Wine Cellar Room service Restaurant
10. Starhotels Excelsior (from USD 173)
Located just opposite the airport bus terminal and Bologna Train Station, this hotel offers a perfect blend of classic style and contemporary taste. This four-star hotel has over 190 rooms and suites that are elegantly designed to ensure maximum comfort. The spacious rooms are either carpeted or have wooden floors and a neutral color scheme. Many rooms in this hotel offer an unforgettable panoramic view of Bologna’s rooftops and medieval towers. The Fondente by Eataly bar is the ideal venue to relax and enjoy a few drinks. The Avorio by Eataly restaurant at the hotel offers a wide range of traditional dishes of Bologna, which are made with the finest local ingredients.
Address: Viale P. Pietramellara 51
Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre
Enjoy a stay in Bologna's top boutique hotel
Booking a good hotel is very important to ensure your safety and a good night’s sleep. Here are some boutique hotels in Bologna that you can choose during your visit to the historic city.
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