AC Hotel Bologna by Marriott4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
112 a night seems a bit high for me as I've found awesome hotels for 90euros. The room was nice, staff nice. Clean room. Nice view to the park. The only thing I didn't like was that the bathroom door seems like a joke. If you're with someone else in the room, there's no privacy when using the bathroom. This seems crazy to me.
I decided to use some of my cache of Marriott points by staying at the AC Hotel Bologna; 5 nights for 60,000 points was a great deal. I'd read some opinions about its location not being in the center of the city. I found that was not only not a big deal, but there were benefits to where it is located. There are two bus lines within a short walk of the hotel, and a third that is about 4-5 blocks away. All three serve Bologna Centrale train station, and line 25 continues on to the center; line 21 stops close to the center. (Bus fares are 1.50 euros for 75 minutes.) I took day trips by train to Florence, Modena/Maranello for the Ferrari Museums, Rimini, and Ravenna; and from the main bus station to Lamborghini Museum. So getting to the train and bus station was easy. After my initial five nights, I decided I enjoyed Bologna enough -- and had started to get to know my way around the city -- that I decided to stay another five nights at the AC Hotel Bologna. It was easier to continue to use it as a base than to go to another city. Besides, it was hot and humid and the air conditioning at the AC Hotel was great for cooling off in the afternoons. There is a neighborhood of apartments behind the hotel, so there are services for residents that are convenient to AC Hotel guests as well. There is a nice place for coffee, breakfast and lunch -- Caffeterria Ambaradam -- with helpful and pleasant owners. Next to their place is a dry cleaners/laundry where I had my clothes washed (if I'd known it was there, I would have brought half as many clothes). One night, after returning late from Ravenna, I had a late dinner and beers at the Halloween Pub, in the same group of businesses. There's a very good gelato place a couple blocks away. Staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful ... Arthur and Miguel at the desk, and Charmaine in housekeeping among them. There is an exercise room on the sixth floor. I didn't have an automobile, but the AC Hotel would be very good for someone who does as there is underground parking as well as surface parking. Taxis from the train station ran 6 euros to 7.50 euros when needed. All in all, I enjoyed my stay at AC Hotel Bologna and recommend it, especially for Marriott members.
Hoped this hotel would have been closer to the train station and downtown. It was a slightly longer walk than we expected and not much to see on the route to the sights. But there are a lot of ATMs and stores in the neighborhood. Including a great Lydl grocery store right across the street that made it very convenient to pick up fruit and snacks. The staff at the hotel were very pleasant. They printed our train tickets and helped us navigate ways to find shopping and a visit to the oldest university in the world.
We were not surprised by the modern rooms since we had stayed at AC Hotels before. As some have noted there are few on going issues. The AC, we were not told it doesn't come on until May 15, but that it was broken. When we asked about a fan, they said they didn't have any (I guess everyone else was using them). At one point the there were signs in the elevators noting that the cable TV was out. Oddly, all of the lights seems to be connected to each other. Turn them off/on by the bed, by the bathroom. wound up using the TV for a light when all the other lights were turned off. Granted we were on a two week trip and had a good amount of luggage, but there was not a lot of space or places to deal with it in the room. I don't recall there being any drawers and not much of a closet. We had luggage piled up in the chairs just to have a little space. We knew the location was away from the city center, but we were also planning on trips to Parma, Modina and Ferrara, so it was an ok trade off for us. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Modern Marriott hotel. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Helped us find dining, called taxis, anything we needed. The hotel room was clean, modern, quiet. The shower was modern and very nice. Breakfast was ample and good as well. The hotel is close to the Bologna Centrale train station. It is a little far from downtown Bologna - 20 to 30 minute walk.
I will never understand hotel's that feel people want ZERO bathroom privacy. I'll get to that below for anyone sharing a room. This hotel concept is great once you hire the right staff to front it. The check-in staff (vast majority of them) are not that great at this location...and I'm a Marriott elite member. The breakfast for 16Euro was so awful that I refused to pay for it. The room itself is nice and modern, so no issues there. During winter, the heating sucked (I stayed twice) and had to request a heater both times...unacceptable. Bed comfort was good, shower decent. BEWARE: there is practically no bathroom privacy. They use these glass panels and the door frame has a 2 inch open gap around the whole door itself. I was staying solo, but a friend stopped by needed to use the bathroom and was shocked. I turned on the TV to give her some privacy...I mean what is this? Soooo if you are sharing a room, keep this in mind. The hotel is about a 10 min walk from the train station, otherwise a taxi costs anywhere from 9-12Euros. 15 mins min to get into town walking.
My wife and I stayed here last New Years' Eve. Our room was very clean, modern and spacious. The bathroom was very nice. The hotel is within walking distance of the city center but it's a 20 minute walk. The free appetizers they offered in the cocktail lounge were very tasty, much better than peanuts or pretzels. The staff was very friendly and spoke excellent English.
This was a sleek, modern, very clean comfortable hotel. The windows opened all the way, but wouldn't keep them open at night due to traffic noise. Closed there was no noise. There was no safe in the hotel, but there was one on site but we didn't use. The mini-bar is inexpensive, the staff friendly. The breakfast was amazing, especially after I found the bacon. I know typically English-person. Overall I would recommend it. Some reviews have said bad location, but it takes you 10 to 15 minutes to get to the 'old-city' and I felt safe the whole time. The only reason this didn't get five stars was because there was no (couldn't find?) the air con so was really hot at night.
I booked this hotel as part of a BA City break flight/hotel combo. Its location was perhaps not perfect for that purpose. It is about a 20 minute walk to the city centre (and about 10 minutes more to the main historic sites) so not easy to just pop back for a rest. This might be something to consider especially if weather is bad or if its baking hot! The hotel is good however. The room was comfortable and well appointed with a good WiFi service. My tariff did not include breakfast so I cannot comment on that. There isn't a restaurant for dinner but there is room service. Due a late arriving flight I did try the room service which was perfectly fine (specialmente le pattine fritte). Also a just a few blocks down the street there Pizzeria Jari, which does more than just pizza. I tried that another evening following a trip to Parma and Modena. It is very good and I would recommend it, especially if you can't face a walk back to the centre. The hotel is fairly close to the train station which makes trips to other places quite easy, but there are hotels that are closer still (and closer to the centre too). The staff were friendly and helpful. So this is a good hotel but might depend on the circumstances and purpose of your trip as to whether it is the best choice for you.
The hotel is reasonably priced.Very cosy room, however the buffet breakfast could be better.Limited car park space.About 20 mins walking distance to the old city.The staffs are friendly and pleasant.What is missing in each room is complimentary mineral water bottles but however you can buy it from the lobby.
- Walking distance to BolognaFiere
- Free in-room WiFi
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour fitness center
Located in Bologna City Centre within a short walk of BolognaFiere, AC Hotel Bologna by Marriott is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as University of Bologna. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 121 rooms and conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center, free in-room WiFi, and a conference center. Adjacent to the airport, it's also near National Art Gallery of Bologna and Tower of the Asinelli.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 121 soundproofed rooms feature safes, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 43-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters ensure a restful night.
At AC Hotel Bologna by Marriott, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, a steam room, and 4 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is EUR 15 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a conference center, a business center, and free newspapers.
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72% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 708 reviews