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Centrally located, pleasant Staff, nice rooftop terrace. Sink in our room was clogged and drained extremely slowly. The mini-fridge is built into the wall, and while a neat idea, it sure was loud. A/C worked great. Lighting in the room very good. Elevator fast and efficient. No parking at the hotel itself; either pay to use a garage or try and find free parking.

Excellent stay, great staff, great location, highly recommended

Very helpful and friendly staff, great breakfast, nice rooftop garden and view, convenient location, and very short walk to the city center area. Highly recommend this hotel!

Clean, comfortable bed, my son (as a third person) had his own small area, and we even had a terrace!

An overall excellent experience. Easy check in, pleasant helpful staff, very nice roof top bar. Location is ideal, restaurants, cafes, bars right outside of the door of the hotel. Enjoy your stay, you won't regret staying here.

Easy to find, parking nearby. Breakfast was very nice.

The staff were rude except for one person. The breakfast was disappointing. There was only one set of towels for a double room. Cheap.

This was a lovely place to stay in Bologna and the staff is PHENOMENAL!

Our double room was situated where the noise from the road could be heard. A a result, it was difficult to sleep. The bathroom was extremely small. If you were a large person, it would be quite difficult to even turn around in the very tiny shower. The staff were pleasant and very helpful. We arrived late in the evening and were given an excellent recommendation for a restaurant nearby. The hotel was within walking distance of the train station and all the main attractions in Bologna.

The room and bedding was nice. The doors are PAPERTHIN so be aware. The decor is updated and cool.

We were in Bologna for a couple of days. Hotel Metropolitan is conveniently located close to the center of town, yet very quiet in a small street off one of the main streets. Ideal for exploring Bologna by foot. Breakfast is excellent, staff are very friendly, Internet access is free (provided you leave a copy of your passport) and worked great. Our room was a little bit outdated in terms of decoration, but we saw other rooms that looked a lot nicer. Overall we definitely recommend this hotel!

Put is in their apartments, said they were bigger. We found them a bit TOO modern and cheap looking, also next to some longer term stay with children (some crying at inconvenient times). Would recommend staying in the Hotel which is just fine. Also, skip the breakfast ... not really worth it.

Staffs were always very helpful, and all spoke English. The location of the hotel was very convenient. It was a easy 10 minute walk north from the Central Train Station/Bus Depot, or 10 minutes walk south to Magiorre Square for the all the sights, or 10 minutes walk east to the University of Bologna and many of the bars/pubs. The breakfast was simple (croissant/bread/cereal/cold cuts/pate/cheese/hard boiled egg/fruits/cakes) and the presentation was wonderfully stylish! The shower is a bit snug, and the water temperature changes when the toilets are flushed. The room is small, but didn't matter since I was in the city for a meeting and was never there except to sleep. The hotel has no WiFi, but I managed to tap into a neighbor's unsecured WiFi signal during my stay. The lobby has a computer with internet access for 5 euros per hours (The first 15 minutes were free).

We stayed at the Hotel Metropolitan in Bologna for 4 nights. We decided to go to Bologna for its particularly good central location for traveling around Northern Italy, and for its reputation of excellent Italian cuisine. Both of these factors proved to be true during our stay, and we had a very wonderful trip. The Hotel Metropolitan provided us with an excellent location that made traveling around Bologna easy. The hotel was right off the main street Via Dell'Indipendenza (the main shopping street). By turning right on this street, we were just a short 5-7 minute walk to the Piazza Maggiore, and by turning left on this street we were about the same distance from the train station. The close proximity to the train station was very pleasant, as we made a day trip to Milan and a day trip to Parma. All of the main attractions in Bologna were easily accessible from the Hotel Metropolitan, all just a short walk away. We were not only very impressed with the location of the hotel, but we were also very impressed with the cleanliness. The maid was always very friendly and she did a very nice job cleaning our room. She really went the extra mile to organize our belongings for us, and to make everything comfortable. We were expecting a small room when we arrived, most likely with no air conditioner, as we'd heard many things about Italian hotels not having air conditioning. Our room was smaller than American standards, but fair sized for a European hotel, and our room did turn out to have air conditioning. The beds and the cool air in the room made our stay very comfortable, and the cleanliness made it that much more enjoyable. The hotel also had an excellent continental breakfast buffet which was included with our room. They served an array of very traditional italian pastries, cheeses, cereals, yogurts, and patés, cappuccinos and juices, and also very elegant and artistic fruit assortments. The only thing that could have potentially made our stay a little easier was if the staff spoke English. There was only one worker that spoke English at the hotel, and as we are not good Italian speakers, that made it a little difficult, but we got used to it quite quickly, as English speakers were few and far between in Bologna, Milan, and Parma. Our only complaint with the hotel the entire time was that one of the managers was a little rude and frustrated with our speaking English to him. We had asked him about using the internet (there is one computer in the lobby with internet free for the first 15 minutes, and 6 euros per hour of use after that. It wasn't possible to get internet in our room.) When he was not understanding our question, he became rather irritable and unfriendly. However, all of the other staff members were very helpful and extremely kind, despite the language gap. I would definitely stay at this hotel again, and I would recommend it to friends.

Via dell'Orso 6 Bologna BO

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Piazza Maggiore and University of Bologna
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Historic Center, Hotel Metropolitan is adjacent to Teatro Auditorium Manzoni and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Mercato Delle Erbe. This 4-star hotel has 50 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's connected to the airport in central Bologna, and a short drive from Piazza Maggiore and University of Bologna.


Dining

Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

The 50 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Renovated in 2016, Hotel Metropolitan offers a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. If you drive, self parking is EUR 30 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 40.00 per vehicle one-way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and express check-in.

Room options

Suite, View

2 Double Beds | 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Executive Double Room (Superior)

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed | Sleeps 4

Triple Room

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed | 3 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Apartment, Annex Building (at 150 meters from property, 3 pax)

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hotel Metropolitan

Everyone (5) Couples (7) Business (1) Family (1)
4
Partner Couples

Centrally located, pleasant Staff, nice rooftop terrace. Sink in our room was clogged and drained extremely slowly. The mini-fridge is built into the wall, and while a neat idea, it sure was loud. A/C worked great. Lighting in the room very good. Elevator fast and efficient. No parking at the hotel itself; either pay to use a garage or try and find free parking.

By on Jul 13, 2020

5
Everyone

Excellent stay, great staff, great location, highly recommended

By on Jul 26, 2019

5
Family

Very helpful and friendly staff, great breakfast, nice rooftop garden and view, convenient location, and very short walk to the city center area. Highly recommend this hotel!

By on Jun 17, 2019

5
Everyone

Clean, comfortable bed, my son (as a third person) had his own small area, and we even had a terrace!

By on Jul 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2018

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to share your stay experience with other travelers. We hope to see you again in bologna. Kind regards

5

don't hesitate overall perfect

Everyone

An overall excellent experience. Easy check in, pleasant helpful staff, very nice roof top bar. Location is ideal, restaurants, cafes, bars right outside of the door of the hotel. Enjoy your stay, you won't regret staying here.

By , from New York City on May 10, 2018

5

very nice hotel close to central part of city

Everyone

Easy to find, parking nearby. Breakfast was very nice.

By , from Hawaii on May 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 16, 2017

Dear Jim, thank you for finding the time to share your stay experience with the other travellers. Looking forward to see you again in Bologna I send a warm greeting from all the staff.

2
Everyone

The staff were rude except for one person. The breakfast was disappointing. There was only one set of towels for a double room. Cheap.

By on May 13, 2016

4

lovely!

Couples

This was a lovely place to stay in Bologna and the staff is PHENOMENAL!

By on Aug 11, 2014

3

3 star hotel

Couples

Our double room was situated where the noise from the road could be heard. A a result, it was difficult to sleep. The bathroom was extremely small. If you were a large person, it would be quite difficult to even turn around in the very tiny shower. The staff were pleasant and very helpful. We arrived late in the evening and were given an excellent recommendation for a restaurant nearby. The hotel was within walking distance of the train station and all the main attractions in Bologna.

By on Oct 26, 2012

4

nice, clean modern

Couples

The room and bedding was nice. The doors are PAPERTHIN so be aware. The decor is updated and cool.

By on Nov 14, 2011

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