We stayed there for the exhibition: Lineapelle March 2014 and we really feel comfortable overall.... See full review
Mar 20, 2014
We were pleasantly surprised at the hotel, considering the exceptional price for Italy. It is new... See full review
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Jun 8, 2009
Stay in the heart of Bologna's commercial hub at the contemporary Holiday Inn Express Bologna-Fiera hotel, a 5-minute ride from the Fiera di Bologna convention centre. The A1 motorway is 1km away from our complimentary parking at the Holiday Inn Express Bologna-Fiera, and Guglielmo Marconi Airport is just 10km away. Complimentary shuttle buses take you from our relaxed Lobby to the Fiera di Bologna convention centre in 5 minutes. The Holiday Inn Express Bologna-Fiera is set among some of Bologna's thriving industrial area. Business parks, like the Cadriano business centre is 5km away. Invite colleagues to our naturally-lit meeting room for up to 60 people, and catch up on emails with wireless Internet in our Lobby. There's high-speed Internet in all Guest rooms. Start the day with a complimentary buffet breakfast in the light Great Room. Pasta is on the dinner menu and delicious Sangiovese wines are poured in the relaxed Lobby bar.
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We stayed there for the exhibition: Lineapelle March 2014 and we really feel comfortable overall. We always see nice staffs who is willing to help whenever we need anything or have any questions.
Opposite is a Mall where we enjoyed spending time
buy things and have food and most of all a super market to buy snacks and drink...
What a good trip!!!
We were pleasantly surprised at the hotel, considering the exceptional price for Italy. It is new and very attractively decorated. It was about 4 miles from the center of town near a shopping center.
The breakfast was very elaborate and more
than the ordinary continental breakfasts served at a Holiday Inn Express.
We used the hotel as our base and toured the city of Bologna, which is a historic old city and university.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
Wonderful pizza by the slice in the center of town.
Hotel was too far from city center and there was no bus service on the week-end that we were there so we had to pay a lot just to get to the city and back by taxi. The check-in staf were very incompetent. After a long and weary check-in, we were
given a room on the 1st floor. We went up to find the whole floor was in darkness. Took our suitcases back down and told the check-in. The only one who spoke English, seemed like he did not believe us. Sent us up with the one who did not seem to know anything. What was crazy was, instead of going up to check, he made us go up with him, (with us lugging our suitcases) just to discover there really were no lights. Back we go downstairs with our bags where we were given another room on the 5th floor. Before we went to our room, we asked if there was a place we could find something to eat. He vaguely told us that there was a place about 300m. behind the hotel. We went to our room to freshen up and then went down to find the restaurant. We asked for exact directions when we were down there and with the recommendation of another staff member we made our way to a restaurant called San Sisto. We were told it was not far away but we got lost as we walked in the direction of the first roundabout. Apparently it was on the right of the second roundabout. When we finally found the restaurant (after walking for more than half and hour in the cold and misty wet evening), the restaurant told us they were closed. It was only 1900 hours. It seemed like if service was important to this hotel, they would not let 2 foreign tourists who did not have their own transportation walk all the way there without first calling the restautant to check or make reservations. In any case, the whole experience was terrible which made our 2 day stay in Bologna very disappointing, indeed! On check out day our taxi was already waiting with the meter running and he still did not have our receipts ready. So we had to leave without it. What a sad, sad hospitality business. We are going to write to the General Manager, for sure.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Nothing was nearby if you are a tourist who wants to be in the downtown area. Bus service is deplorable.