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Best Hotels In Bologna

Do you want to find the best hotels in Bologna Italy? Planning a long weekend in Bologna or just a quick getaway?

Don’t panic by booking the most expensive hotel or settling for the cheapest accommodation.

This is the worst thing to do. Keep your cool, take your time and you’ll find the best hotels in Bologna that are perfect for you.

So whether you’re looking for luxury hotels in Bologna, boutique hotels in Bologna or cheap hotels in Bologna, take note, because we’ve done the research, punched the numbers, to make sure you have an amazing time when you visit Italy.

We recommend trying at least one of these hotels out if you want an awesome time.

6 best hotels in Bologna

1. Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni *****

If you’re looking for luxury hotels in Bologna, this is the one. Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni is the only five-star hotel in Bologna, so much so that even the walls cry out “Look at me, I’m luxurious“.  Typical of Bologna’s historic personality, this king hotels in Bologna is part museum, part guest accommodation. Uh? Yes, there’s a section of an ancient Roman road below, which is frequently visited by tourists. The typically Italian decor in the hotel is exquisite. So if you’re looking for the best hotels in Bologna that are fit for a king, try Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni.

Price range: Luxury

Address: Via Indipendenza 8, Bologna, Italy +39 051 225445

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2. Art Hotel Novecento ****

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Hotel Novecento is one of the best hotels in Bologna centre. The hotel is perfectly located within a stones throw of Piazza Maggiore, the best area to stay in Bologna. So you’ll never go thirsty or hungry as it’s surrounded by some of the city’s best bars and restaurants. Although the decor is glamorous and oo la la, the price doesn’t say so. Rooms are all individual and totally unique. Now a member of Bologna Art Hotels, it’s considered one of the best hotels in Bologna.

Price range: Luxury to Mid-range

Address: Piazza Galileo Galilei, Bologna, Italy +39 051 745 7311

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3. I Portici Hotel & Restaurant ****best hotels in Bologna

If you’re looking for the best hotels in Bologna with a restaurant, try I Portici Hotel. This hotel is home to the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Bologna. The food here is amazing with a complete Italian twist. If you want to stay right in the action, try I Portici Hotel, one of the best boutique hotels in Bologna. The decor is modern and typically clean. A different choice when searching for Bologna accommodation.

Price range: Luxury

Address: Via dell’Indipendenza 69, Bologna, Italy +39 051 42185

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4. Albergo delle Drapperie ***

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Located on the other side of Piazza Maggiore from Art Hotel Novecento, Albergo delle Drapperie is one of the best cheap hotels in Bologna. It’s all about living and breathing Italy when you stay here as you’re sleeping right in the heart of the narrow streets. Become seduced by the aroma’s of the stalls selling fresh fruit and veg, meat stalls, cheese stalls and wine bars. If you’re looking for hotels in Bologna centre, this may be the one for you. You can spend your savings on the best food in Italy.

Price range: Mid-range

Address: Via delle Drapperie 5, Bologna, Italy +39 051 223955

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5. Hotel Corona d’Oro ****

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The attractive, light-filled lobby of this amazing 19th-century palazzo says five-star with a four star price tag. If you’re looking where to stay in Bologna, this hotel sits central in Bologna’s centro storico. Rooms are dominated by orange and terracotta colours, you’ll feel like you’re visiting one of your Italian cousins as you enjoy your stay in one of the best luxury hotels in Bologna. If your type of places to stay in Bologna have to be traditional with a luxurious twist, stay in Hotel Corona d’Oro.

Price range: Luxury

Address: Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 12, 40126 Bologna, Italy +39 051 745 7611

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6. Hotel Metropolitan ***

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Hotel Metropolitan is one of the best hotels in Bologna that Provides a clear message to non Italian guests. The interior design is as suave and sophisticated as you’d imagine. Simplistic and quality furnishings make the Met a rival to the competition. Outside you’ll find a small courtyard with olive trees and chairs to enjoy the sun. If you’re looking where to stay in Bologna, the location between the main train station and Piazza Maggiore makes this one of the best hotels in Bologna . Gets a thumbs up from us.

Price range: Mid-range

Address: Via Dell’Orso 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy +39 051 229393

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Quick round up

Have you stayed in Bologna? Tell us where to stay in Bologna. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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  • courtney
    April 19, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    all these hotels look amazing!

    • James
      April 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      They do don’t they?! You really should visit Bologna, it’s an amazing city. Thanks again.

  • Dominique | Perchance to Cook
    April 19, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    OMG I want to go to all of these. Thanks for the suggestions!

    • James
      April 19, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks and no problem. Yes you really should visit Bologna. It’s such a cool city. Let us know if you need any pointers. Thanks again.

  • Make Travel Reality
    April 19, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Such great tips, thank you so much!

    • James
      April 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      No problem, thanks for reading. Bologna is such an amazing place, a real Italian gem. You should visit!

  • Laura
    April 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Well, when we stayed in Bologna, some of these were definitely options, but we chose another hotel in the end. We stayed at ‘Orologgio’ Hotel, next to the main square. It was cheaper, and less ‘crowded’, if you know what I mean.

    • James
      April 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Ah yes, good choice. We know the hotel. We both stayed out of the way too, and walked in to town. Thanks for reading.

  • Lena
    April 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Bologna is so good I wanna go there so bad! I wish I had time and money enough to go there haha lovely pictures!!

    • James
      April 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      You should! It’s such a great city. The food is amazing. Thanks for reading.

  • Travel on a budget
    April 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Great tips about accomodation in Bologna!

    • James
      April 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Thanks! It’s such an amazing city, you should visit for sure.

  • Joanne
    April 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    These hotels all look amazing. We are definitely mid-range travelers and love finding great deals!

    • James
      April 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Yes, they’re the best hotels in Bologna. We are like you, not too cheap, but certainly not pricey. You really should visit Bologna.

  • Firdaus Ysf
    April 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Wow. These hotels look really amazing. Have you tried staying in all this hotels?Hotels such as Hotel Corona d’Oro has a traditional feel that reflects the Italian culture. Great post!I will consider staying one of this hotels if I ever visited Bologna.

    • James
      April 20, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Yes, you should. These are the best hotels to stay in if you visit Bologna. We will be staying in one of these on our next visit to this culinary capital.

  • Lauren
    April 22, 2017 at 8:35 am

    These hotels look so beautiful! I am a budget traveller so generally I camp or use hostels, this would be a luxury for me!

    • James
      April 22, 2017 at 8:55 am

      They’re amazing aren’t they?! Yes, we like to sit in the middle, but these are great choices for those looking for the best hotels in Bologna. Thanks for reading.