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Best Western Hotel San Donato

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Located in middle of old city with own parking on site is brilliant except it has a very odd way of controlling access with validated token that front desk looked pretty scornfull when we did not know how or where to validate (do it at front destroy and avoid scorn). Facities average but near to everything. City centre a very, noisy, busy place, quite wearing after a while. Hotel has a roof terrace with great sunset view over city roofs. We specifically booked twin beds, not allocated and after a lot of runaround it was clear they did not have any. Manager gave evening drinks on terrace instead. Staff at breakfast are brilliant, happy smiling helpful with good food.

Been visiting Bologna frequently over the years and feel regretful for not discovering this hotel before. It's in the very heart of the historic district and vey quite though. The very nice lady in the reception upgraded our room and we ended up staying in a huge suit. 😊The terrace of the hotel was a gem. Loved the view. The breakfast (a typical Best Western style) was too good as always. Had a great and comfy stay and will definitely come again.

Breakfast is average to say the least and the quality of towels and other room / hotel amenities is not up to standard. The hotel has a lovely roof terrace and you can enjoy drinks at that location but third floor rooms suffer from furniture moved around on the terrace. The hotel needs some modernistion to make it 4 stars and to enhance guests experience. Stayed one night on Fri 10th and two nights on Tue 15th & Wed 16th Aug 2017.

It was a blessing in disguise that Albergo Hotel Centrale at Bologna messed up our booking and we ended up staying at Best Western Hotel San Donato in the heart of Bologna. We were treated like a VIP guests at this boutique hotel because the other hotel didn’t want our business. Our check-in was easy-breezy and hassle-free. The staff were very helpful with our questions about providing directions to all the sightseeing locations and great restaurants. Our room was nice with a view and the breakfast was even better because it was outside on the balcony overlooking fabulous Bologna. One of the staff also showed us how to enjoy the city view by going to the roof top for some photo op and selfies! If we travel back to Bologna, we would surely stay here again.

It's the second time and even better. Location is fantastic. The building is old and impressive Rooms are nice and air conditiond (realy works). Breakfast on the balcony. Parking on site (very important). Did I say location??

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel, right in the heart of the city, only steps away from the two towers. The staff were amazing in every way, we felt pampered and important. Our family room was spacious and well proportioned, although the entrance To the bathroom wad a bit tight and the extra sofa was a bit uncomfortable. Breakfast was substantial, and there is a free coffee and tea service in the lobby all through the day. All things considered, highly recommended!!!

Would you believe! As soon as we sat down at the Terrazza surrounded by beautiful red geraniums, we realized we had already been five years ago! Unknown to us, we chose this Hotel for its location. Indeed, it is a stone throw away from the city centre and right in the middle of the mini square there is now a lovely cafeteria which serves drinks and typically Italian specialities. In the past, rubbish bins were stored there! As for the Hotel itself. . . it needs updating. . .where has health and safety gone? I asked for an iron and I was presented with one which had the red and blue wires showing! Telephoned reception before reaching the Hotel and we were promised a kettle with all the trimmings in the room. On request, we were given an old fashioned kettle with two small plastic cups which seemed as if they had been taken off an aircraft in the days of plastic cutlery on board. It is such a shame that we also had to remind them that we prefer a hot shower rather than a cold one! Would love to go back but surely at less than 300euros a night!

Tucked away in the Old Jewish Quarter of Bologna, Italy is the San Donato hotel. I had only one night this time, but I hope it's not the last time I stay there. The staff was friendly, my room was great, but it's the location that's fantastic! Breakfast outside on the balcony overlooking beautiful Bologna was fabulous. I'll definitely check to see if a room is available the next time I go back...

I am very glad to choose this hotel. We have a stroller and the hotel is easily accessible. The room was nice with a terrific view. Breakfast was 5 euros/person but it really worths with the variety and taste, simply marvelous. Location was great. It was a pleasure to sit at the terrace and have a cup of cappuccino while enjoying the view of two towers. The only thing I didn't like was that the hotel was too obsessed with recycling. I like environment friendly hotels but it was too much with the recycled toilet roll (I've seen better recycled ones) and insufficiency of towels.

fabulous place in the right position. The hotel decor fits in with the surrounding buildings. The rooftop terrace is great and the staff will serve you up there if you wish, although i took my drinks up there myself. The hotel is clean, the staff are friendly and the breakfast is a typical continental breakfast. If i was to find fault with this hotel, it would be the wifi, which was hit and miss in different areas of the hotel, but otherwise, it would use this hotel again.

Via Zamboni 16 Bologna BO

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Tower of the Asinelli and Tower of the Garisenda
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Bologna City Centre, Best Western Hotel San Donato is next to popular attractions like Tower of the Asinelli and Tower of the Garisenda. This 59-room, 4-star hotel has a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Bologna and also a short walk from University of Bologna and Basilica Santo Stefano.


Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Best Western Hotel San Donato's 59 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Hotel San Donato enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Self parking is offered for EUR 26 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a computer station, express check-out, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Economy Room, 1 Single Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 759 reviews