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Holiday Hotel is a three stars hotel right in the centre of Bologna, few steps from Piazza Maggiore, the square which is the heart of the city, and close to the railway station.
The hotel has a smart, modern style of furnishing with particular care to details.
Hotel Holiday is a short walk to all major sites, the shopping district and the most famous boutiques; it is also well connected by public bus to the airport, trade fair and convention centre.
Completely renovated, it has facilities which include garage, bicycle rental, bar and breakfast lounge, telefax and photocopy services.
All 36 rooms have en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, minibar, satellite TV, telephone, radio.
Overall opinion. Guests who stayed at Holiday Hotel have given the hotel high ratings on all aspects of their stay. Both overall stay and relationship between price and quality receive high marks.
Some typical guests' reviews:
"Hotel Holiday was excellent value for the money, especially over in Europe. This hotel was easily just as good as the 4 star hotel we had stayed in while in Rome. Kudos to the staff, keep up the great work!"
"Very happy with this hotel. Great value, good location and quiet as on a side street. Clean rooms, good bathroom."
"A famous little hotel in the center of Bologna."
"Nice, clean hotel in the center of Bologna. Friendly employees, good service and nice breakfast."
"This is a very central and comfortable hotel. Breakfast was fresh, varied and plentiful. My room , a single, had a double bed and was very roomy with all usual mod cons. Shower was a bit small - but otherwise the bathroom was fine. Situated in a side street with little through traffic - so generally pretty quiet. About 10 minutes walk to the station and also 10 minutes walk from the Piazza Maggiore. Some excellent trattorias within 100 metres of the hotel serving wholesome, simple and delicious local food at very good prices."
"Choosing hotel and booking on internet was easy and everything was in order when we arrived. The hotel was situated excellent in the city centre in a small, quiet street, within walking range to everything of interest. Our room, with a small balcony to the street, was clean and modern, with a spacious bathroom. Very little street noise, because of traffic restrictions in city centre (thank you, Bologna). Worth another stay..."
"ALTHOUGH AT FIRST SIGHT THIS HOTEL APPEARS TO BE INSIGNIFICANT AND IS IN A BACK STREET IT HAS EVERYTHING REQUIRED FOR A PLEASANT STAY.. I WOULD CERTAINLY USE THIS HOTEL AGAIN."
"We were very pleased with all aspects of our stay, the hotel is ideally situated and the staff are very attentive, we will return to Bologna as there is so much to see, and certainly will stay at the Holiday again."
"Hotel Holiday is a nice and clean hotel which I am pleased to recommend.
"The Holiday is a good, clean hotel very well placed for the centre of Bologna. The room was fairly compact, but comfortable and well looked after. Room size is not a issue if, like us, you are going to spend your time enjoying the city. Plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance. We'll stay at the Holiday again next time we visit Bologna."
"Good location, midway between the train station and the main square. Room was clean and tidy, the staff spoke excellent English and were very helpful. We would stay there again."
"Very clean and pleasant. Excellent location, with easy walk to historic district and to the train station. Friendly, helpful staff, handy internet connection, and good breakfast. Room was a bit small, but was immaculate and nicely appointed."
"We have no complaints, enjoyed our stay and would reccommend the hotel to all."
"Apart from the room being a bit small, everything about this hotel was good, from staff's friendliness to cleanliness of rooms, especially bathrooms! The airconditioning was effective. The location was great and very convenient, only minutes walk from the main Piazza. All the staff spoke English and were very friendly. My wife and I would definitely recommend this hotel to our friends and family and also return ourselves to Hotel Holiday on our next trip to this wonderful city, Bologna. Congratulations and a Job Well Done to all the staff & management! Thank you and keep up the good work!"
"Very nice hotel in the heart of Bologna."
"This hotel is very central and two minutes from the shopping streets and the historic centre. We were in Bologna for a week-end break and wanted somewhere that wouldn't cost alot, without compromising standards. The hotel was extremely clean (maybe over clean) and the staff were pleasant (even when we came down rather late for breakfast, and checked out late), and the reception staff all spoke English to the annoyance of my wife who was practicing her Italian. We thought it was good value for money and would not hesitate in recommending it."
General price range per room, including breakfast
Single, double & triple rooms: 40 - 150 euros
Website: Holiday Hotel in Bologna
Paradise Hotel is a three stars hotel in the magical heart of Bologna, close to the railway station and to Piazza Maggiore, among shaded porticos, breathtaking buildings, agile towers, picturesque little streets and alleys, and artisan shops maintaining antique traditions.
From the hotel's pretty rooms, which have all sorts of comforts and sweet little attentions, you can enjoy the view of the city's red rooftops or gaze at the stars.
Hotel facilities include bar/lounge, lift, laundry service.
The 18 rooms have en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, minibar, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer.
Overall opinion. Guests who stayed at Paradise Hotel have consistently given the hotel very high ratings on all aspects of their stay. Both overall stay and relationship between price and quality receive the highest possible marks.
Some typical guests' reviews:
"We stayed at Hotel Paradise and have nothing but the highest praise for those associated with running this hotel. The staff were all friendly, competent and helpful. Lots of extra "small" details/touches added to the rooms which help portray a friendly, happy hotel. We'd definitely recommend it to anyone who is planning on traveling to Bologna."
"Wonderfully pleasant hotel in colourful surroundings, and not far from a convenient public parking area. Small surprises (like fortunes rolled up in the sugar bowl) made this one of the most pleasant and unique stays we've ever had at a hotel. We'll be back!"
"Though our room was smaller than we had expected, we left our luggage in Parma this time, so that was little problem. Hospitality shown in services and several maps and candies etc was the first thing we had experienced during our short trip in Italy, which made us very happy and feel at home. The surroundings were those of typical back streets, but it was very near to the main sights and we found no threat walking around the hotel. Yes, we recommend this hotel to every tourist."
"What a charming little hotel! Our only regret was that we had only one night there. The room was small but lovely, and the amenities were plentiful. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. There was a very generous and diverse spread for continental breakfast."
"Overall we had a very enjoyable stay and would not hesitate to go back to the Paradise hotel. The food was lovely, the rooms were clean and adequate in size, the staff were very friendly--only thing that could have been better was the weather (we had snow!!)"
"Very nicely located in the center of Bologna. Small room but nice."
"Cosy hotel just off via independenza - very central, quiet and efficient. Good breakfast with fresh coffee - five minutes to everywhere and very convenient for airport bus - good restaurants round about too. I'd go back like a shot."
"All the staff were very helpful and friendly. The accomodation was clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated, with plenty of toiletries freely available. There were also lovely welcoming touches around the hotel, like a short story left by the bed ('Racconti che fanno le fusa'); sayings and 'thoughts for the day' to read in the breakfast room, tied up with ribbon and tucked into the sugar bowl; poems and stories in jars to help yourself to; and a riddle to think about over breakfast. The situation was excellent - walking distance from the bus & train stations, and very close to the historical centre and lots of well-priced restaurants. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Bologna."
"I really enjoyed this hotel, very centrally located with friendly, knowledgeable English speaking staff. Breakfast provided was also of a lot higher quality than I have had at hotels of the same standard."
"The Paradise was a delightful introduction to a delightful city. The room was comfortable and immaculate, and the desk clerks could not have been nicer. The hotel may lack "old-world charm" in a visual sense, but it has old-world courtesy in abundance--to say nothing of modern-day conveniences and furnishings."
"Excellent location, good service, knowledgeable employees."
"The room was very nice, and came with added extras, (toothbrush & paste, shoe shine, candies ect.) nice touch. Plus the room and hotel had very positive messages throughout. A stay here will be very enjoyable. Plus there are excellent restaurants nearby."
"Inside it has a feel of quality beyond that I have experienced in several budget hotels that I have stayed at in Italy. Overall good value with lots of attention to detail in the bedroom and the best Italian breakfast yet."
"It is perfect situated, close to one of the main streets, but still very silent environment."
"Good location with easy walking to the historic sites of Bologna. Near good restaurants. Friendly employees were very helpful. Very quiet, clean rooms recently remodeled. We had two skylights with remote control!"
"This is a small but friendly hotel. The rooms and the public spaces have been recently decorated and the hotel is very clean."
"We celebrated our 30th anniversary in Italy/Toscana during 10 days. Our last stay was in Bologna and Hotel Paradise. The welcoming, with a handwritten and personal letter and a "honeymoon-gift" for both of us was a complete, but a very nice surprise. We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Paradise very much and I´m sure we will return to Bologna and the "Paradise" again."
"Very nice location near the centre but quiet."
"Very helpful and friendly staff. Excellent breakfast with self-service bar including yogurt, cereal and fruit. Good location in Bologna, just a short walk from most sites. Would choose Hotel Paradise again."
"It's a quite normal hotel but there's almost nothing to be improved. In particular, breakfast has lots of choices, that's pretty good. Also staffs can speak high-leveled English, so I didn't have any difficulty when I asked something. I was able to stay there very comfortablly without any trouble."
"Great hotel, we had a very good experience at this hotel and will use it again when we return."
"A modern and cosy hotel, simply the best we could have asked for! Within walking distance of the train station and all interesting sights in Bologna. You will surely see us again!"
"Nice location, superb modern rooms in an old buiding. The hotel is very hard to find even on sunday. Breakfast is very good and reception staffs are first rate. Good find."
"This is a lovely hotel run in the finest traditions of Italian hospitality with "sweet little attentions" as claimed on its website. The staff are friendly and could not be more obliging. My family would love to stay there again. Definitely recommended."
"This is a wonderful little hotel, if you want to stay in the centre of town. It's easy to stroll to anywhere in the city. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the rooms are very neat and offer nice little touches. The price is very good for the room and the hotel type. I would stay there again."
"A very informal and friendly hotel !"
"I highly recommend Hotel Paradise in Bologna. I recently stayed there and had friends who stayed at other 3 star hotels nearby, none of which compared to the friendly staff, clean rooms and excellent location of the Paradise. This hotel has its name for a reason..."
"I had an absolutely wonderful stay at this hotel. The staff were competent. Even though I stayed later than the quoted breakfast hours, they didn't make us leave until we had our morning sustenance! The hotel itself is excellent, modern and with all the modern facilities. My room was much more than I had expected. Excellent. Finding it was a bit of pot luck. The map wasn't too good. Thinking I was lost, suddenly a sign appeared to show me the way to Hotel Paradise! Right outside the hotel is a cafe and just around the corner, a trattoria that served nice food at reasonable prices. I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone else wanting to stay in Bologna."
"We stayed at Hotel Paradiso. This hotel was one of our favorites of our entire trip. It is located in the middle of the city, so the surroundings are not aesthetically as good as a country hotel, but obviously there is nothing that can be done about that. Actually we quite enjoyed the location. It is on a smaller street so noise was not a problem. It is very close to bus lines, it is only about 1 mile from the university, and there were services such as a coin-operated laundromat, an excellent gym, and plenty of good food and shopping, all very near the hotel. We had booked a room for two people and when we arrived, the hotel only had available a small apartment with two bedroooms, a kitchen, a nice bathroom and a small dining area. They gladly gave us this room. Despite this improvement in the accommodations compared to what we booked, and what we expected, there was no increase in the quoted price, so we were quite happy with this arrangement. The breakfast was very nice and certainly adequate. The staff were friendly and quite helpful. The rooms are divided among a couple of nearby buildings. Our room was on the third level above the street, but there was an elevator that worked well, so people who have trouble with stairs will only have to negotiate one flight. All things considered, this is an excellent hotel that surely treated us well, and we will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Bologna."
"The fact that I will reserve this hotel in my next visit, without hesitation, is my evalutation of this hotel. Room including bath /toilet is clean and breakfast is good. They speak English."
"The Paradise Hotel is a great stay for people visiting Bologna. Centrally located and very, very helpful staff! We plan to return."
General price range per room or apartment
Single, double & triple rooms: 40 - 180 euros
Apartments with kitchenette for up to 4 people: 90 - 260 euros
Website: Paradise Hotel in Bologna
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