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Mercure Bologna Centro

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here before departing for LA -- great location that is convenient to the train station and the best comfortable rooms.

This hotel met my expectations. I was not expecting a Marriott with down comforters and Aveda products in the bathroom. I think this is a very typical 3 star European hotel, and I thought it was nice. The water pressure in the shower is not great, but it was not bothersome. As far as convenience, it was very convenient--and that's what I love. Seriously, DIRECTLY across the train station. We woke up, and took a day trip to Venice by train. While exploring Bologna, it is a short walk to the Fountain of Neptune, the Towers, and the Basilica San Petronio.

Staff was wonderful, courteous and very helpful. Location was fantastic, especially after coming off the train late each day. Easy to get to all the places in Bologna. the room was big, very clean, bathroon was excellent as well. The bed was extra firm, but I didn't go there to sleep alot. The morning breakfast was a great value as well. Will stay there agin on my next visit to Bologna.

I felt good in this hotel beacuse it was very confortable and the staff was polite. Excellent location.

Extremely convenient - across street from Stazione Centrale. Room was very small by US standards but very clean. Taxi to the airport was there within 5 min of front desk calling them.

Location next to the ferrovia was helpful. Great (!) gelatto stand on the corner. Room was clean and comfortable. The large garden courtyard was a nice surprise--great for getting away from the busy front street.

This hotel is very conveniently located immediately across from the Bologna Centrale train station. A 4 star property, it was exceptionally clean and appears to have been recently re-done. The rooms were quiet and decently sized with comfortable beds,linens and pillows, safe, minibar, free bottled water and free wireless internet. The individually controlled HVAC system worked well (it was in the mid 80s) and was quiet. Old fashioned room keys that were left at the front desk and provided without ID gave us some concern about security. Rooms to the rear overlooked a lovely park-like courtyard. Rooms to the front showed an uninteresting city vista The included breakfast consisted of a wide assortment of both European and American hot and cold items. A coffee machine made individual servings of cappuccino, latte, espresso, and Caffe American. The menu and breads and pastries were the same each day, however. This hotel caters mostly to business travelers and did not have a concierge desk. However, the front desk staff spoke excellent English and were happy to answer questions, give suggestions and help with arrangements. A 24hr city bus pass was included. All in all we felt this was equal to a 5 star hotel and highly recommend it. As a tourist destination, Bologna doesn't offer much. There's the usual Cathedral, Church buildings and shopping areas. I had hoped to visit Europe's oldest Medical School and University, established in the 9th century, but there were no tourist accessible venues other than old, dusty zoology museums. We could not find a tourist information office and info at the hotel was limited to a few restaurants. If you;re just touring, don't spend more than a day here.

Room was small and plain but was clean, comfortable and quiet.

Close to everything

The good: great location, excellent breakfast, friendly staff, spotless bathroom; the could be better: the bed was old, uneven and needed to be replaced; I was in a room facing the train station and morning sun - it never got completely dark. The room needs blackout drapes. I would stay here again but ask for a room on the back side of the building.

Arriving at the train station I was glad the hotel was across the street! It is literally right around the corner from shops and a brief walk to historical sites. The staff was helpful and the room was fine. As a student here in Italy I do not have a lot of money. This was a much needed break from school and staying in a hotel with a bath tub was a real treat! I have been here 3 months and have soaked in a tub 2 other times. Overall my experience at the hotel was great.

Hotel is steps from train station. When traveling alone and with heavy luggage this is a great bet. Hotel was clean and comfortable. Style of room is a bit outdated and the "king-size" bed was really two twin beds pushed together which was quite odd. Although some staff of the hotel spoke English, I called the "information" line from my room and could not get any information in English. This is not meant to seem "all about being American", it just would have been nice to be directed to someone who could help me. Price seemed a bit high compared to friends who were also staying in Bologna but who booked from the EU. All-in-all the location made up for the few oddities.

We were carrying a fair amount of luggage and traveling by train, so the Mercure was perfect for us - it's right there when you walk out of the train station. It's a reasonable walk to the city centre (10 mins, maybe), and for a European hotel, it was spacious and a nice surprise.

Solid business hotel, perfect location. Negative - there was a huge light just outside of my room.

It was very close to the train station. Very friendly staff. I would recommend the hotel if you want to be close to public transportation!

While in Bologna we took several side trips to near by histoorical locations. It was a great "base camp" plus being very centrally located in Bologna itself.

We were only there for one night but it was a great location near the train station and a short walk to the center of town.

We stayed at ten different hotels throughout Italy during our trip and this was by far the cleanest and most air-conditioned hotel we found. It's like the W hotel on a budget. The garden is great, the people were friendly and it was right across the street from the train station. As Borat would say NICE!

Viale Pietro Pietramellara 59 Bologna BO

Located in Bologna City Centre, Mercure Bologna Centro is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Fountain of Neptune and Communal Collection of Fine Arts. This 244-room, 4-star hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café, along with free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Bologna, it's also close to Museum of Giorgio Morandi and Palazzo Comunale.


Dining

Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Mercure Bologna Centro's 244 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bidets. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.


Property features

Guests of Mercure Bologna Centro enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and a business center. Self parking is offered for EUR 20.00 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and a garden.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Mercure Bologna Centro

Business (4) Couples (8) Family (1) Friends (3) Other (2)
5

going home

BusinessTravelers

Stayed here before departing for LA -- great location that is convenient to the train station and the best comfortable rooms.

By on Apr 30, 2013

4

convenient location!

GetawayWithFriends

This hotel met my expectations. I was not expecting a Marriott with down comforters and Aveda products in the bathroom. I think this is a very typical 3 star European hotel, and I thought it was nice. The water pressure in the shower is not great, but it was not bothersome. As far as convenience, it was very convenient--and that's what I love. Seriously, DIRECTLY across the train station. We woke up, and took a day trip to Venice by train. While exploring Bologna, it is a short walk to the Fountain of Neptune, the Towers, and the Basilica San Petronio.

By on Apr 20, 2012

4

great hotel in bologna

BusinessTravelers

Staff was wonderful, courteous and very helpful. Location was fantastic, especially after coming off the train late each day. Easy to get to all the places in Bologna. the room was big, very clean, bathroon was excellent as well. The bed was extra firm, but I didn't go there to sleep alot. The morning breakfast was a great value as well. Will stay there agin on my next visit to Bologna.

By on Mar 3, 2012

5

excellent in different senses

Families

I felt good in this hotel beacuse it was very confortable and the staff was polite. Excellent location.

By on Jan 6, 2012

5

stayed one night

BusinessTravelers

Extremely convenient - across street from Stazione Centrale. Room was very small by US standards but very clean. Taxi to the airport was there within 5 min of front desk calling them.

By on Oct 22, 2011

4

very nice hotel

Couples

Location next to the ferrovia was helpful. Great (!) gelatto stand on the corner. Room was clean and comfortable. The large garden courtyard was a nice surprise--great for getting away from the busy front street.

By on Oct 10, 2011

5

excellent city hotel

Couples

This hotel is very conveniently located immediately across from the Bologna Centrale train station. A 4 star property, it was exceptionally clean and appears to have been recently re-done. The rooms were quiet and decently sized with comfortable beds,linens and pillows, safe, minibar, free bottled water and free wireless internet. The individually controlled HVAC system worked well (it was in the mid 80s) and was quiet. Old fashioned room keys that were left at the front desk and provided without ID gave us some concern about security. Rooms to the rear overlooked a lovely park-like courtyard. Rooms to the front showed an uninteresting city vista The included breakfast consisted of a wide assortment of both European and American hot and cold items. A coffee machine made individual servings of cappuccino, latte, espresso, and Caffe American. The menu and breads and pastries were the same each day, however. This hotel caters mostly to business travelers and did not have a concierge desk. However, the front desk staff spoke excellent English and were happy to answer questions, give suggestions and help with arrangements. A 24hr city bus pass was included. All in all we felt this was equal to a 5 star hotel and highly recommend it. As a tourist destination, Bologna doesn't offer much. There's the usual Cathedral, Church buildings and shopping areas. I had hoped to visit Europe's oldest Medical School and University, established in the 9th century, but there were no tourist accessible venues other than old, dusty zoology museums. We could not find a tourist information office and info at the hotel was limited to a few restaurants. If you;re just touring, don't spend more than a day here.

By on Oct 8, 2011

3

great location for touring bologna

Couples

Room was small and plain but was clean, comfortable and quiet.

By on Aug 19, 2011

5

nice location

Couples

Close to everything

By on Jul 18, 2011

4

good, but could be better

BusinessTravelers

The good: great location, excellent breakfast, friendly staff, spotless bathroom; the could be better: the bed was old, uneven and needed to be replaced; I was in a room facing the train station and morning sun - it never got completely dark. The room needs blackout drapes. I would stay here again but ask for a room on the back side of the building.

By on Jun 4, 2011