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Pensione Marconi

1.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was clean and comfortable for a one star hostel and it was big. I can recommend considering the price. But the staff doesn't know any English. I mean if I had any problem, there were no chance to fix it. :) If you don't expect too much from a hostel (like a 5 star hotel), it will meet your expectation.

Taxi from the airport at 00:30 was €19 exactly. Top tip - if traveling from airport to hotel by taxi get off the plane and through security as quick as possible because the taxi queue gets very long, very quickly and can take a while to clear, and most people don't know how to queue, especially after midnight. Chose this place because late flight and needed somewhere with 24hr reception desk. This was a one night stopover before traveling on south from Bologna Centrale. Would absolutely recommend for this purpose for travellers who aren't over sensitive and want a quiet and secure place to stay. Ideal for catching a train the next morning from Bologna Centrale. Just a 10-15 minute walk up a straight road from hotel to station. And if you want to avoid that midday sun, most of the walkways are covered/shaded.

I stayed here for four nights after a friend made the booking for me. The bed was worse than any bed I have ever slept on. The base was made of iron and the mattress so hard that I returned home feeling as though I had been punched in every part of my body. It was also so narrow that I had difficulty turning over. After 4 nights I had difficulty walking. The staff are cold and unfriendly. One woman shouted so nastily that I had to tell her to stop shouting.When I asked for another pillow or could I have two. She replied. No only one. I was so relieved to leave the austere atmosphere but had difficulty travelling home because of the resulting pains from the horrible bed. All the hotels were full because of the Fiera so I had to stick it out. I am 73 and would not have dreamt of staying there but as a friend had booked I felt obliged to stay.

We got off the Aerobus on Mille and found the Pensione only a short walk down the road from the roundabout. We arrived there a little earlier than the check in time, but was advised the room was ready. Very friendly lady on reception who checked us in. The reception was covered 24 hours a day with different people on each shift. You leave the key with them when you go out. Everyone we saw always said good morning and good night and were really pleasant and friendly to deal with. Our room was on the first floor up from reception (you are buzzed in through the main door on ground level and then have to walk 2 small flights of stairs to reach reception). In order to get the private bathroom, our room was a twin. This didn't really matter, as the beds moved so you could push them together if you really wanted. The room had a large wardrobe with drawers and another small bureau with drawers and a chair. The bathroom was rather small, but suitable for our needs. There was some complimentary showergel and soap available. The only weird thing was that the towels provided..... were not actually towels. They were more like bed sheets. It was rather odd, but they dried ok, so even though we laughed when we used them, they kinda did the right job. We had a big window which looked out over the Via Guglielmo. There was a roller shutter which kept out the lights in the evening for sleep and also the sun during the day (it was around 23/24 degrees when we went). There is noise from the traffic if you choose to have your windows open, but it all depends on hour heavy or light sleeper you are. It really didn't affect either my boyfriend or myself on this occasion. The room was a smoking room, as it had an ashtray, although when my boyfriend has a cigarette he did so leaning out of the big window. The hotel is situated around 20 mins from the Piazza Maggiore. There are a couple of little supermarkets just down the road too if you need any shopping items.

Correct room with terrace, spacious and quiet neighbourhood with ensuite wide bathroom and free toiletries. Kindly staff. Well situated at 5 minuts walking to the centre. The reception is open 24 hours. Free-wife is provided. It's not a luxury acommodation, but instead it's very suitable and practical.

Very basic and unexciting. No character, but central to Bologna. Not near the university though. Only 10 min walk to Piazza Maggiore. Plenty of stores and shops right downstairs and nearby. Ask for a room not on the street side.

Nice little hotel at a great location. Not fancy at all and the staff did speak very little English. But they are friendly. The beds are very hard and quite small and the noice from the street can be very loud. The walls between the rooms are also very thin. Bring earplugs!

The room was noisy, the blanket were not too clean and burnt out with a cigarette and there was a terrible smoke-smell all the time, although smoking was not allowed in the rooms. By the checking-in the hostel was almost empty, but we were asking for an other room in vain. The lady-staff told us that all the rooms are prenotated, but we had the feeling that we received one of the worst rooms on the street-side of the building.

The hotel is 5 minutes walking from Piazza Maggiore, 5 minutes away from the airport shuttle stop and 10-15 minutes away from the Central Station (on foot). The rooms are nice, cleaned,7with TV and bathroom. The room is served every day. The staff is friendly and professional. The Main downsides is that the road where the hotel is located is pretty noisy due to the traffic and the rooms have no aircon. To remediate a fan is available in every room. Definitely minor issues given the other plus the hotel has.

Bologna is a beautifull, better said a very charmful city and Marconi is a perfect place from where you can visit its fantastic center and old town. It is a problem that you cannot find a parking place. We did not need it because we travelled by plane. The price is high in my opinion, more than 100 euros per night for a triple room, but it is probabilly the lowest you can get in central Bologna. In short, a decent choice!

Room options

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Private Bathroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room, Private Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

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30% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 154 reviews