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Top tips for finding perfect Bologna hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Bologna, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Bologna in January and December.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Bologna if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Wednesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Bologna accommodation.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Bologna for 3 days.
This historic Italian city is a major hub for travelers, which means there are lots of different hotels in Bologna to choose from. Most people tend to stay in the area in or around Piazza Maggiore, a lively square lined with cafes and striking architectural structures, including the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio. Some of the best hotels in this area include Art Hotel Commercianti and Al Cappello Rosso, or the more affordable B&B Piazza Grande.
The Quadrilatero is a compact district located around Via Clavature, to the east of Piazza Maggiore. It’s a great place to stroll through and explore the market stalls, little cafes and delicious gourmet delis. Albergo delle Drapperie is right in the heart of this district, while Albergo Garisenda is just a couple of streets away.
Travelers looking to stay in a more secluded, village-type area, should head to southwest Bologna, near Casalecchio di Reno, as you’ll be surrounded by charming streets and beautiful nature. Stay at Boutique Hotel Calzavecchio and you can walk to the nearby park (Parco Della Chiusa), where river Reno flows by.
Torri degli Asinelli and Torri Garisenda are two of the most striking symbols of Bologna, located at the end of Via Rizzoli. They are the tallest towers in the city, and you can climb Asinelli. Right nearby you’ll find a few hotels, including 051 Room & Breakfast and Albergo Garisenda.
If you need to stay close to the University of Bologna, there are a few places nearby that will easily allow you to walk to campus, such as Campus And Opera BB, Aemilia Hotel Bologna, and Dopa Hostel, which is the perfect place to meet like-minded young people.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Bologna
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Travellers who like staying near Bologna City Centre recommend Holiday Inn Bologna - Fiera and Unahotels San Vitale Bologna.
The average price of a double room in Bologna is €85, but it varies considerably depending on location, facilities, and seasonality. In the last 3 days, KAYAK users have found double rooms for as cheap as €70.
Bologna is a heaven for foodies, with great restaurants scattered around the city. There’s a higher concentration of eateries between the Basilica di San Petronio and the Quadrilatero district, but if you want some great local food head to Via Cartoleria, home to Drogheria della Rosa and Sette Tavoli. For maximum proximity, stay at Affittacamere Cartoleria or B&B Farini 26.
The bars under the arches of Piazza Santo Stefano are great for a drink after dinner, and you can stay at Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta and stroll through those charming streets. Party lovers can head to Via Zamboni, near the university, where there are tons of bars and pubs to choose from. Best Western Hotel San Donato is conveniently located between Via Zamboni and the famous Le Due Torri.
If you’re arriving on a late flight or departing on an early one and need to stay as close to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport as possible, there are a few options: Flyon Hotel, Hotel Emi, or even the more affordable Hotel Brianza.
Many travelers visiting Bologna also take trips to other nearby cities in Italy, with train an ideal way to move between cities. If you want to stay close to the train station, as well as to other attractions such as the MAMbo (Modern Art Museum), there are lots of options, including Mercure Bologna Centro, Starhotels Excelsior, or Unahotels Bologna Centro, among others.
In the last 3 hours, users have found Bologna hotels for tonight for as low as €89. Users have also found 3-star hotels from €98 and 4-star hotels from €70.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Bologna districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Bologna city centre
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