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Zanhotel Europa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent here two days and we didnt have any problems. Hotel is very clean and rooms are Good - beds are really dubble and the prize is adequat. :) Perfect room servise and other stuff. We reccomend that place 🤗

The rooms are like in the Photos, old structure, you can hear the neighbours singing in the shower ( so immagine how are the walls). It's not the cleanest but not dirty, let' s say not clean enough for a 4 stars hotel. The staff seems disturbed by every question you put, ospitality under 0. The breakfast also is incredible poor for a 4 stars hotel. The location is not bad considering the price, 15-20 mins far from the city centre by foot. Conclusion: I wouldn't recommand it.

This hotel might have been stylish and nice at some point in time, but lack of maintenance makes it now really horrible, at least for us. We spent one night, and had cockroaches in our toilettes, fractures in the walls of our room, absolutely no insulation as we were hearing our neighbours as if they were next to us. A hostel would probably been better at some point ...

We booked this hotel via a booking site and because of that we got a cheap room. I don't mean that the room was cheap, no certainly not, it has some old-stylish-grandeur-elements, but its more the location of the room in the hotel. We were given room 231. When we opened the window we had the breeze of the exhaust of the kitchen and airconditioning units blowing in our face. Since we prefer to sleep with the window open, I went back to the reception to ask for another room, which was given without a problem but room 531, so the same part of the hotel but just a few floors higher. Indeed we didn't get the exhaust in our face anymore, but still the noise. So, I recommend to ask for a room with even numbers as all odd ones are at the 'exhaust' side. However, the even numbers are at the street side. The bathroom is nice, good shower and enough space to be there with 2 at the same time. Breakfast, although plenty of choice, I found a bit cheap for the fact that they didn't use fresh jam/marmelade but from the small plastic packages. That doesn't fit with a 4* hotel.Coffee comes from a machine; not very Italian. Parking is available for 15 Euro per night in a gated area 50 meters down the street. You don't need to worry about the ZTL (zona traffico limitato) as it is located just outside. You don't need a car anyway in Bologna as the tourist attractions are all within walking distance.

It´s a typical city hotel. Big room, big bathroom but decor is dark and old fashioned. For a stop over or just one or two nights is ok but I wouldn´t stay any longer if not necessary. Breakfast is also ok.

The hotel has a good location, closeby to Bologna central station and to the city centre. The hotel itself could use a make-over though. It has a very old fashioned style and some smaller things were broken (for example I could not adjust the aircon anymore and the shower head was broken), so you could clearly see that no money has been invested in keeping the hotel at a high standard. Breakfast buffet was ok if you like the Italian pastries and pies; if not, there were not so many other choices. For a two night stay this hotel was ok for me, but next time I will look for something else.

The hotel itself is in a good location in the city but offers very little extra. We opted to stay there in a family room (2 adults and 2 children) as we arrived into Bologna airport late and were heading onwards early the next morning. The taxi ride was fine and cost around €20. Staff on reception were brusque but efficient and we got to our room within 10 minutes of arriving. The room itself was supposed to be a family room but was literally one single bed and two additional single beds pushed together and crammed into a smallish dated room. The bathroom however had been recently updated and was quite stylish. Our youngest had to sleep in between us which didn’t exactly make for a comfortable night’s sleep but it was the noise of our neighbours through the wall that really kept us awake. The breakfast the next morning was actually reasonably ok. There was a nice selection of pastries, breads and cereals. All in all if you just need somewhere to lay your head and don’t expect too much then this place is perfect but is definitely more of a 3 star than 4 star.

The position is very strategic: located nearby the train station and close to the historical center. The rest is not so good: old style hotel, quite expensive price, etc. From my point of view is nothig more than 3 stars and also the prices should reflect this situation

I've attended a number of scientific meetings at this hotel over the years. It's clean and well run. The bedrooms are fine, the facilities they provide for the meetings are all adequate and work. The breakfast room is well stocked and pleasantly staffed. If I were staying in Bologna for a few days this would be a good choice - not expensive, convenient to most of the rest of the old city, very close to the train station. There is nothing really outstanding about the place - save perhaps the staff - but then there is really nothing to seriously criticize. If you are interested in a reasonably priced good nights sleep and breakfast, this is definitely worth considering.

This is a terrific hotel run by a very nice family. Everything clean, home cooking was excellent and everyone very friendly. Great location, highly recommend ! If you are traveling around the lake this is the best place to stay !

Via Boldrini Cesare 11 Bologna BO

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Fountain of Neptune and Communal Collection of Fine Arts
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Bologna City Centre, Zanhotel Europa is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Fountain of Neptune and Communal Collection of Fine Arts. This 101-room, 4-star hotel has a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Located in central Bologna, the hotel is also near Museum of Giorgio Morandi and Palazzo Comunale.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All 101 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, safes, and desks. 28-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and first-run movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport Frette Italian sheets. In-room massages are available.

Property features

Zanhotel Europa features free WiFi in public areas, 8 meeting rooms, and a conference center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 15 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 40 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-in.

Room options

Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room Single Use, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 557 reviews