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Art Hotel Orologio

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is perfect for visitors to Bologna. It was a 20min walk from Bologna Central Station. And right in the middle of all the sightseeing. We found great restaurants and the markets on the doorstep. The room was very comfortable. We had a room on the 5th floor and there was a lift. It was very quiet and reasonable size and also had a small bath and heated floors! Fabulous breakfast with a huge selection and top quality ingredients. I can highly recommend this hotel!

The hotel is in a magnificent location in central Bologna. The building is old but renovated. Rooms are clean and decently sized and the bathrooms are modern and functional. The hotel has its own unique flavor with many rooms having individual names. There are nice antique clocks on the stairs. Breakfast is excellent and the staff is friendly. WiFi is free and I was able to obtain codes for multiple devices just by asking. I will definitely consider this at the top of my list in Bologna.

I stayed only one night in this hotel. My room was very clean and very comfortable. Breakfast buffet was delicious, and maybe the best I have seen in Italy. The location of the hotel was perfect, close to Piazza Maggiore. I would love to stay there again.

The hotel is located right in the heart of Bologna, and a 20 minute walk to the main train station. We liked our room very much and appreciated the welcome champagne and note congratulating us on our honeymoon. Breakfast was delicious and one of the best we had in Italy. We stayed at other Art Hotels in Bologna, and this was just as good as the others.

Lovely hotel and very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast buffet was very good with plenty of great coffee. It can be noisy outside as the big walls bounce the sound around but double glazing and air con sorted it out. Really enjoyed our stay

Terrific small hotel close to everything with a very helpful staff. Rooms are lovely,clean and quite. Would come back again. Especially enjoyed the food tour of the city. The shopping was wonderful. A beautiful quint city full of life! Peggy

The Art Hotel Orologico is one of three properties in the same area so you can look at each of them to find the kind of accommodations you are looking for. The location of all three is wonderful, just off the main square in the old section of Bologna, Piazza Maggiore. Our room was very nice, the hotel staff was more than helpful and the morning breakfast was a very good buffet. There is no other food service in the hotel but there are restaurants immediately outside the front door that are very good so it is not a problem. Our only complaint was not with the hotel but with the noise from the street. The other two hotels in the Art group appear to be in a quieter location.

I can't believe we stayed in this wonderful city 2 nights and never got to visit Ferrari, Maserati, Ducati, or Toro Rosso F1, all of which are situated close by. But the hotel was fantastic, and Bologna is such a beautiful jewel, mostly overlooked by the mass tourist invasions.Art Hotel Orologio was undergoing a new lift fit-out during our visit, and we were upgraded to a suite, because we had to climb stairs to the 2nd floor room. I promise you it wasn't a problem. Lovely room opening onto a piazza. Every convenience we could have asked for. We only had breakfast there, and it was fine - typical Italian healthy mix. But the situation was excellent, being in the heart of the old city. A great stay.

Stayed here for one night recently. Got in rather late and staff was very nice. Had a very nice room, but it was on the 5th floor (which was in fact the 7th floor if you started on the ground floor as 1st). Lift was not working, and it looked like they were replacing/repairing it. Our room was a small suite with nice amenities and a pretty comfortable bed. There was a window looking out at a corner of the main square. The water in the shower cut off completely just when I had my face all soaped up and wouldn't come back on. I gave up and dried off, and it was on a bit later when my wife took a shower. We asked for a recommendation for a place for dinner, and the desk person referred us to a wonderful place around the corner. They had a very nice breakfast included with warm eggs and other typical Italian meats, cheese, and pastry. Really a nice little place but having to go up 7 flights of stairs every time we wanted to go back to our room and having inadequate water for a shower were more than minor annoyances. I think they could do better...

I really hope to be here again asap! I spent only one day here because I was in a Business trip. The hotel is very well located, only few meters from the mains attractions in Bologna. It is possible to do everything walking. It is pretty clean and fancy. The breakfast is delicious. The staff is very kind.

Via IV Novembre 10 Bologna BO

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Communal Collection of Fine Arts and Museum of Giorgio Morandi
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Bologna City Centre, Art Hotel Orologio is next to popular attractions like Communal Collection of Fine Arts and Museum of Giorgio Morandi. This 34-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Bologna and also a short walk from Palazzo Comunale and Piazza Maggiore.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Art Hotel Orologio's 34 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and satellite TV. Select Comfort beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and desks are also standard.

Property features

At Art Hotel Orologio, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and express check-in. If you drive, self parking is EUR 30 per night, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out and free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1


Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Studio, Annex Building

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 510 reviews