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NH Bologna Villanova

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Spent 2 nights at the NH during an exhibition at the centre. The hotel is located far from the city centre, and from what I saw not really near anything! Check in was easy, and I was off to my room. Located on the 8th floor I quickly came to understand how slow the lifts are.... Always.... You need to plan ahead to allow for lift delays! My room was clean, large TV, safe, but I couldn't find an iron and ironing board. The bathroom was clean, with the shower providing good pressure, too much for the small glass screen. At breakfast there was a wide variety of food, also including pastries, cereals, and juices.

Very nice place. Very clean big rooms. Great breakfasts with a variety of food to choose. Nice and helpful service. Unfortunately the location is far away from the centre of Bologna. The big shopping centre is the neighbourhood.

I have stayed in NH hotels all over Europe and although I know that the locations are seldom very central, I have never been so mislead by a hotel´s location. The name is misleading and the hotel is NOT in Bologna but in it´s suburb, Villanova. Piblic transportation is 15 min away on foot and there is no shuttle service which i find unacceptable for a 4 star hotel. Given the remote location and no restaurant service during the weekend a kettle in the room is a MUST. The receptionists could also be more helpful. It is a shame that such small easily improved things can ruin an impression of an otherwise perfect hotel with great amenities and most comfortable beds!

I visited this hotel in one Italian tour last year with a group. The hotel is new and nice but far from town, you always need taxi to visit downtown, it's better for business travellers than tourists. The rooms are nice and well equipped It's clean with good breakfast.

We booked ourselves a nice weekend break in Bologna through the BA website including the Hotel Villanova. It was about twenty minutes from the airport and another twenty minutes from the hotel into town which was a bore to be honest but my fault rather then anyone else’s. Our room was very nice, a good size and the bathroom was too and all very well appointed, modern and clean. The restuarant was closed at the weekend which was a bit odd but there was a very well stocked food point in the lobby which included ready meals, fresh sandwiches, beer, wine, fruit and chocolate. Plenty to suit everyone. The reception staff were very pleasant and helpful and breakfast was very nice with a wide range of continental and cooked fare and a super coffee machine that made anything you could think of including latte and good hot chocolate.

The area were the Hotel is situated is a very good location to do business in the Bologna area. The rooms restaurant and bar are nice and have a great choice in food and drinks. The rooms are well cleaned and big enough for a stay. The employees are all very friendly and helpful. This is a really great Hotel.

We chose Villanova because of it offers easy access to the airport and has parking on site. When we arrived we were assigned a room on the second floor which turns out to be the 'smoking' floor so we requested to move elsewhere. Two hours later (we killed time in the adjacent shopping mall) we were assigned another room, which was much cleaner if slightly smaller. The safe didn't work in either of the rooms but staff did offer to let us keep our valuables in the hotel safe. The hotel pool is great and so are the related facilities which include two huge changing rooms, a pool area shower and massive numbers of fresh towels around the pool). Recommend requesting a non-smoking room directly (unless you are a smoker) because you might not be asked to state a preference at reception.

I stayed 3 times in this hotel, it is placed near the highway, there is a shopping center close to the highway Rooms are large, well furnished, clean and offer modern design International TV stations Perfect Hotel

The hotel is situated in the suburbs of Bologna but the city center is easily accessible, provided you travel by car. There are a few excellent "trattorias" in the neighborhood. The hotel is next to a shopping center. The rooms are well equipped and clean, breakfast is the best we have ever had in Italy. There is "lazy Sunday" policy, you can enjoy breakfast until noon and check out by three pm. The staff is so friendly and helpful with their recommendations on where to eat or what to see.

This is without a doubt one of the best value hotels in our eight weeks in Europe! Clean, spacious room, helpful staff, a wonderful breakfast with lots of variety (we generally found breakfasts in Italy disappointing due to the lack of bacon & eggs) and very inexpensive! The only problem is that it is slightly out of town & train stops weren't particularly close either. However taxi rides to & from the train station were very reasonable given the distance. Happy to say we had honest taxi drivers in Bologna.

Via Villanova 29/8 Bologna BO

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located in Villanova, NH Bologna Villanova is 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from BolognaFiere. This 4-star hotel has 209 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of NH Bologna Villanova's 209 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also included.

Property features

At NH Bologna Villanova, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Self parking is available for EUR 7 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and a conference center.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room (Extra Bed 2 adults + 1 child)

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room (Extra Bed 3 adults)

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 750 reviews