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Best Western Hotel San Donato

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very central, nice staff, clean and comfortable. Not a lot to criticise here. Good choice at breakfast, very friendly staff. Reasonable room size. Would have like real fruit juice instead of fake. The building itself was old, so not completely characterless.

This is the perfect base from which to explore the city as everywhere is in walking distance - and there's plenty of walking to be done. From our room and the charming rooftop terrace bar there is a good close view of the two towers. There are plenty of good restaurants very close by and many of these are frequented by local residents so there is not much fear of walking into a tourist trap. The rooms are very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The hotel serves a breakfast buffet which is quite varied and very reasonably priced. We found the staff very helpful and friendly as were just about every one of the Bolognese we met during this trip

Stayed three nights at San Donato, my third visit. The hotel is a few minutes from central Bologna with many restaurants etc all within an easy ten minute walk. Although the street outside is busy, it doesn't intrude on the Hotel which is very quiet. Reception was friendly, efficient and helpful. There were four in our group, all wanting a single room and this Hotel, unlike many others, does have proper single rooms. They are not large but plenty big enough so you don't feel you are sleeping in a cupboard. Bed was comfortable, there's plenty of storage space, mini-bar and on request, a hospitality tray. Bathroom is ok, although a more powerful shower would have been welcome. My room (and those of my colleagues) all had a balcony. Breakfast is the usual Continental buffet (but hot egg, bacon), all fresh and kept topped up by very attentive staff. There's no restaurant at the Hotel but they are happy to recommend and make bookings for local restaurants.

Nice İtalian hotel with a fantastic location. Rooms are old but bathroom was very clean. There is a small parking next to the building. İphones gps cannot find the way to hotel with car. Call them to have a description of the tiny road where you can reach the hotel.

The hotel is located very closely to the main towers, with almost any shop service in the nearby. The hotel furniture is very old-fashioned, with unpleasant smell in the corridors probably due to the moquette. Our economy room was of adequate size, with a window in bedroom and another one in the bathroom (very large compared to other hotels of similar category). Hand towels were too thin, and shower head was not detachable, that makes it quite uncomfortable. AC sockets are not well distributed inside the room. Breakfast food is ok, but coffee quality should definitely be improved. Housekeepers are very polite, while courtesy of receptionists is in the average.

Situated in the middle of the action, metres away from the towers, this is a decent place to stay. Rooms are basic and in need of updating but very clean. The walls are paper-thin so it can be quite noisy and housekeeping need reminding if this. No restaurant as such but breakfast is available. Complimentary teas and coffees can be made in the lounge/bar area on the 2nd floor. Showers really do need anti slip mats 😬 Lots of busy bars close at hand - this is student territory so it can be hard to find somewhere for a quiet drink. Small supermarket just across from the hotel so really no need to use the overpriced (as ever!) minibars. Ask for a room with a balcony.

This hotel is located right behind the square with the two main towers, so from here it's easy to access all the centre of the city. The hotel is very basic and the rooms are big some things could be renovated or improved, like the heating that is too high in the corridor and sometimes also in the rooms. The bed size and comfort were good, the bathroom were big and renovated, the view over the city is wonderful (mainly from the top roof terrace), the place is rather quiet so you can sleep well. The personnel of the reception is very nice and attentive to your needs, while the cleaning women are pretty noisy and a bit fast. The price was not that high for a Best Western hotel.

Even though there are some really tiny rooms, this is a great place to stay. A short walk from the central square and right in the middle of the action. The reception staff are exceptionally helpful and go out of their way to help. When they book you a taxi, it always arrives on time.

We picked this hotel based on its central location. It is a nice hotel, and there are pleasant walks in the neighborhood, but be aware that the street system in this part of Bologna is somewhat chaotic, so it's hard to self-navigate. Be prepared to use taxis to get around. The hotel has nice amenities and décor. There are many restaurants nearby, but while we were there, many were overrun by students, and were very noisy.

Great location, we took the Aerobus from the airport. When you come out the door look right, you will see a ticket machine at the bus stop, €6 per adult, take it 3 stops, we read the hotel was a 10 min walk from the stop, well it's a 20 min walk. The hotel it's self is really nice. The staff are very helpfully.You leave your room key at reception, but on return they give you your key without asking for I'D. Nice breakfast, & a nice outdoor terrice. SHOWER is a bit small. Rooms are spotless, well done housekeeping. Will stay here again.

Via Zamboni 16 Bologna BO

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Tower of the Asinelli and Tower of the Garisenda
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • 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

Best Western Hotel San Donato features a rooftop terrace, conference space, and coffee in a common area. 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 and express check-out.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 821 reviews