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Aemilia Hotel Bologna

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at the Aemilia during late December 2016. The hotel is positioned in a very quiet street about 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Don't be put off by the distance as most of the walk is under the cover of the porticoes. The hotel is modern, and the rooms are large, comfortable and kept very clean. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The hotel offers a buffet style breakfast with a good choice of food, but sometimes there would be a shortage of items such as cups or coffee pots. The bar area is very comfortable with a number of small seating areas, ideal for small groups. The big disappointment was the New Year's Eve Dinner. The menu showed a large number of courses comprising some local dishes. Given the large number of courses, each dish was far too big. Also, some of the local dishes were clearly not to everyone's taste. In particular the stuffed squid was a large grey blob. Black rice with squid ink, stuffed pigs trotter and grey lentils were other dishes that were visibly unattractive. It wasn't just us. We noticed many other guests (including Italians) leaving uneaten food. Italy has so many wonderful foods that could have been used. I recommend the hotel. It offers good value. Just study the menu before eating!

This hotel lacks character and is stuck in an awkward location quite far from the city centre. I would not recommend it unless you are visiting for a conference in the hotel itself. The breakfast was below the standard you would expect.

I've stayed at this hotel a few times over the past 5 years, and the standards have never slipped. It's clean, professionally managed and always good value. Close to the university district and the centre of Bologna (a few minutes walk) and right next to the large university teaching hospital. The staff are friendly and well-informed. The breakfast is excellent and the restaurant is good for an evening meal, but if you want a bit of variety there are a couple of decent bars/cafes a short walk away. They are very well set up for business meetings and conferences as well. Good facilities. Highly recommended!

- near train station (taxi €10) - near Bologna Fiere (taxi € 10) - near historical center (10 min. walking) - comfortable, large, clean bedroom - great breakfast - good restaurant (I had dinner) - and most of all: very polite and helpful staff

I've been here for a meeting. The room was clean and cosy, the bathroom was spacious and clean. Good continental breakfast, the meeting room was spacious, the personnel was nice - very helpful and kind. The hotel itself is at 10/15 mins walk from piazza Maggiore.

Location great, less than 10 min walk to the old town. Lovely friendly welcome and a super room, spacious, clean with a large bathroom. Stylish decor, with ample soft seating areas for gathering friends together. Complimentary bottled water + free welcome drinks + 10% discount on restaurant meals when booked direct with hotel. Planning a return visit to Bologna, and this is the hotel I shall be booking!

I've stayed here well over ten times. Each year, the service becomes better and more personal. The staff treats me like a good friend and seem to anticipate my business needs. Great location just outside the center makes parking simple. Just an overall great hotel, well run and very inviting. Couldn't recommend more highly.

I stayed in this hotel for three nights. Very nice modern hotel extremely clean room large bed and large bathroom with shower with glass screen wall. We were upgraded to city view room. Plenty lighting and storage. Reception was small but helpful. A taxi from airport including tip was €20. The hotel is about 15 mins walk to centre of town but it is a pleasant walk under portico and arches. Not many restaurants or bars near hotel. The breakfast in hotel was great, good choices, fresh and laid out very well. Staff were courteous in all parts of hotel. Great value and better deal to book direct with hotel. Would recommend this hotel

A modern and very clean hotel with good facilities, i.e., solarium, gym, bar, good restaurant in a good if not perfect location. A bit of walk -25-35 minutes to the center. However, the is bus close by that will take you the center quickly for 1.50 Euros. Exact change required for on board purchase. Nicely maintained modern rooms with flat screen TV and comfortable beds and bathrooms. Very generous buffet breakfast with many options including custom designed omelettes and a variety of coffee options as well. Lovely and accommodating staff. If you are driving, parking is available on site.

The hotel itself is nice and clean. But I visited it in December and the room was freezing! You cannot put the temperature past 23 degrees only after you talk downstairs at the reception, but still didn't feel the heat. Basically it was freezing and my coleagues felt the same. Maybe during spring/summer it's different. Wi-Fi was good. It was nice and clean which I liked. Breakfast was poor to be honest, had a better experience at the local coffee shop 3 minutes walk from the hotel. But it's in walking distance from things you want to see in Bologna so it's not bad. Try it, just be careful if it's winter and you don't like freezing.

Via Zaccherini Alvisi 16 Bologna BO

Aemilia Hotel Bologna places you in Bologna City Centre, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as National Art Gallery of Bologna and University of Bologna. This 4-star hotel has 124 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Also close to this Bologna hotel are Tower of the Asinelli and Tower of the Garisenda.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All of Aemilia Hotel Bologna's 124 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Guests staying at Aemilia Hotel Bologna enjoy a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for EUR 13 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 9 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Double Room Single Use

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Premier Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2237 reviews