Best Western San Donato Hotel

 4 stars
Via Zamboni, 16, Bologna, Italy, I-40126  show mapSave
From  US$ 338
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  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

Overview

The Best Western Hotel San Donato is a refined hotel in Bologna, located in the historic city centre overlooking the two Medieval towers. The property is only a few steps from Piazza Maggiore square and offers just a short walk to the top landmarks, monuments, cultural attractions and historic sights of the city.

This sophisticated four-star hotel invites visitors to a world of luxury and elegance, boasting stylish public lounges, premier services, a wide range of exclusive facilities as well as fully refurbished, fashionably decorated accommodation.

There are 59 rooms completely refurbished following the latest concepts of hotel hospitality. All guestrooms are equipped with all the modern comforts and will welcome guests in a cosy and peaceful atmosphere.

Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate and served daily at the dining room or in the terrace.

Event facilities include small meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Meeting room can host up to 40 people and can be booked for guest seminars and business meetings.

Number of rooms   59.

hotel Best Western San Donato Hotel Bologna location

Bologna is a spectacular city - a monumental organism that integrates its architectural and urban aspects. It is a complex whole in which towers, piazza, churches and palaces are interwoven into a fabric of connected porticos, over 37km long and that provide fantastic plays of light and angles of view.
There are many great attractions nearby, including San Giacomo Maggiore, Jewish museum, Santa Cecilia Oratory, Tower of the Asinelli, Theatre Comunale di Bologna, International Music museum and library, Santa Maria della Vita and university of Bologna.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 100 m
  • Airport Guglielmo Marconi - 6.4km
  • Train Station: Bologna Central Station - 1.1km, - 100 m
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

The guest rooms are equipped with all the modern comforts and will welcome in a cosy and peaceful atmosphere. Rooms have a classic design with wood furniture and tiled floors. All air-conditioned, they also feature a flat-screen television with satellite channels, desk, direct dial phone, in-room safe, mini-bar, fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities.

Complimentary wireless internet access is available in public areas and in some rooms.

All children under two years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

All children under two years are charged EUR 50 per night per person for baby cot.

Non-smoking rooms are also available.

Dining options

Guests can enjoy an evening cocktail while admire the spectacular views of Bologna’s magnificent ancient towers and traditional terracotta roofs from the rooftop American-style lounge bar.

The bar is open for drinks around lunch time and in the evening.

A breakfast buffet is served in the breakfast room or on the terrace from 7am until 10am.

The neighbourhood has plenty of restaurants, bars and shops.

The hotel Best Western San Donato provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Luggage storage
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms
and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 25 per day.

Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Bicycle rentals
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Heating
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Terrace
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until 07:00-12:00 hours

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of EUR 50.00 per night/person for baby cots. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is 1. 

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Rooms and availability

The guest rooms are equipped with all the modern comforts and will welcome in a cosy and peaceful atmosphere. Rooms have a classic design with wood furniture and tiled floors. All air-conditioned, they also feature a flat-screen television with satellite channels, desk, direct dial phone, in-room safe, mini-bar, fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities.

Complimentary wireless internet access is available in public areas and in some rooms.

All children under two years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

All children under two years are charged EUR 50 per night per person for baby cot.

Non-smoking rooms are also available.

Single Room

Best Western San Donato Hotel Single Room
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Best Western San Donato Hotel Single Room

Comfortable room decorated in traditional style offers a cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

Double Room With Separate Beds

Best Western San Donato Hotel Double Room With Separate Beds Single Room
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Best Western San Donato Hotel Double Room With Separate Beds Single Room

Comfortable room decorated in traditional style offers a cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

Double Room

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Best Western San Donato Hotel Double Room Double Room With Separate Beds

Comfortable room decorated in traditional style offers a cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

Hotel San Donato Bologna LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

Popular areas
  • City Center
    100 m
General
  • 100 m
  • Asinelli Tower
    100 m
  • Fontana del Nettun
    300 m
  • Piazza Maggiore
    400 m
  • Arkaden von Bolgona
    400 m
  • Piazza del Nettuno
    400 m
  • Basilika San Petronio
    400 m
  • basilica di san stefano
    600 m
  • Mercatino Delle Erbe
    600 m
  • Bologna Fair
    2.2km
  • Cemetery La Certosa
    3.1km
Train Stations
  • Bologna Central Station
    1.2km
Convention Centers
  • Fiera di Bologna
    1.9km
Shopping Areas
  • Centro commerciale leclerc pianeta
    3.8km
  • Centro Commerciale Navile
    3.9km
Monuments and Landmarks
  • Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda
    100 m
  • San Petronio
    300 m
  • Church San Giacomo Maggiore
    300 m
  • Church San Domenico
    500 m
  • Porta San Felice
    1.7km
Stadiums
  • Land Rover Arena
    1.3km
  • Stadio Renato Dall'Ara
    3.0km
Museums
  • Pinacoteca Nazionale
    500 m
  • Mambo
    1.2km
Parks
  • Parco La Montagnola
    800 m
  • Giardini Margherita
    1.4km
Universities, Institutes
  • University Quarter
    300 m
Theaters
  • Teatro comunale di Bologna
    200 m
  • Parrocchia di S.Maria Lacrimosa
    1.6km

Local Attractions

  • Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco
    1.6km
    Piazzale San Michele in Bosco, Bologna
  • Bagni di Mario
    1.7km
    Via Bagni di Mario 10, Bologna
  • Museum of the History of Bologna
    1.9km
    Via Castiglione 8, Bologna
  • Museo per la Memoria di Ustica
    2.0km
    Via di Saliceto 3/22, Bologna
  • The Space Cinema Bologna
    2.1km
    Viale della Fiera, Bologna

Near the hotel

  • Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda (Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda)
    80 m
    Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna
  • Museo Ebraico
    90 m
    Via Valdonica, 1, Bologna
  • Chiesa di San Bartolomeo
    110 m
    Strada Maggiore 4, Bologna
  • Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore
    120 m
    Piazza Rossini, Bologna
  • Arturo Toscanini Birthplace and Museum (Casa Natale e Museo di Arturo Toscanini)
    130 m
    Via Rodolfo Tanzi 13, Parma
  • Palazzo della Mercanzia
    160 m
    Via Santo Stefano 4, Bologna
  • Via dell'Indipendenza
    190 m

Restaurants Nearby

  • CaffeZamboni

    61% likes this, based on 198 reviews
    Food: Italian, Continental, Café, Bar
    Price Range: USD 6 - USD 16

    30 m
    Via zamboni, 6

    Phone: 051 273102

  • Ristorantino Il Tinello

    70% likes this, based on 200 reviews
    Food: Italian
    Price Range: USD 41 - USD 80

    70 m
    Via de' Giudei, 1/c

    Phone: +39 (0)51 221569

  • LabSedici

    71% likes this, based on 17 reviews

    50 m
    Via Zamboni 16
  • Les Pupitres Bistro

    61% likes this, based on 66 reviews
    Food: Bistro
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 22

    60 m
    Via dei Giudei 6

    Phone: 051 268443

  • Wasabi

    61% likes this, based on 121 reviews
    Food: Japanese

    80 m
    via de' Giudei 4/a
Getting there.

The preferred airport for Best Western Hotel San Donato is Bologna Guglielmo Marconi airport (BLQ) - 5.8km

From the airport guests can take the Aerobus shuttle to the centre of Bologna.

Direction to the hotel:

From the Tangenziale ring road, take exit 7 Via Stalingrado Centro citta and follow the indications to Porta San Vitale. From there take Via San Vitale until you reach Piazza di Porta Ravegna and turn right into Via Zamboni. The hotel is located 150m down the road.

Bologna central railway station is situated approximately 1km away from the hotel.

Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 25 per day.

Best Western San Donato Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western San Donato Hotel

Average guest rating

4.1
out of 5
Excellent
Based on 874 reviews

Rating by category:

Value
3.9
Dining
4.2
Location
4.3
Rooms
4.1
Service
4.0

Individual guest reviews

  • The location is perfect, the trains are fast and just a minute's walk to the huge imposing Asinelli Tower. The hotel is very clean and price are its strong points. The lobby is very large and the staff is very friendly &.

    Bar area were very noisy at nightime due to street noise from nearby bars and tv volume was very low and could not be turned up.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • The location was excellent and hotel personel were friendly and helpfull. The staff at the front desk were extremely helpful, rooms were spacious and clean and the breakfast was great.

    Shower poor.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • Its location is perfect and the hotel is very central. Staff are nice and helpful, the rooms are small comfortable, good breakfast for Italy I may say is unusual.

    Old and uncomfortable bed, not expensive restaurant, bad choice.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • The location was perfect and the hotel was clean. The staff were very friendly, the room was comfortable and the breakfast was good.

    Fantastic view of the old city from the roof terrace, prices for drinks are astronomical totally unjustified 4 euros small beer 8 euros g&T.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      4
  • Good location in the city, excellent value for money and distance, the Hotel was close to central sites. Staff were friendly and helpful, room was nice and clean.

    Old and tired decor, car park expensive. The hard beds, communal terraces and breakfast is very limited continantal we went out for the morning.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      3
  • The location was great, the room overlooking the Bologna towers was excellent and clean, price wise was a very good hotel. The staff were professional, receptionist were helpfull and safe, modern TV, minibar, air conditioning,… was all there. The breakfast was nice.

    Taxi driver navigated narrow alleys to get us to a pedestrianised piazza in the centre of town and the most uncomfortable bed I have tried.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • The location is excellent, the hotel seems to lack a good manager as definitely has potential and plenty of friendly staff on hand to top up as stocks diminished. Rooms are quite big.

    Ridiculously great breakfast terrace.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      2
  • The location is great, the hotel is definitely worth its four stars and staff are always friendly and helpful. The rooms are good sized.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.8
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • Great location in Bologna and cost effective. Helpful and excellent staff, nice bathroom, clean comfortable very pleasant bar roof terrace.

    Old hotel and furnitures, fairly small room, breakfast is a good spread of mediocre products.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • Its location is excellent, hotel staff are friendly, kind and the rooms are very clean and the breakfast is good value for money. Tea and coffee is available free of charge at the bar.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Value
      5
  • Great central location in Bologna and excellent hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful, clean big room, dining on pleasant terraces. The breakfasts lovely.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      4
  • The location was good and in our 8 days traveling in Italy, this was one of the best hotels we stayed in. The staff were efficient and pleasant, my room also had a great balcony. Breakfast was nice.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • The location was ideal, the hotel staff were helpful and nice, service at the reception was full of smiles and great. The room was enough big and breakfast was actually quite good.

    Unfortunately internet was very disappointing for international standards.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      3
  • Good location and great Value. The staff very friendly, room excellent and most Romantic Terrace. Coffee available all day.

    The hotel is less than two blocks to the two towers.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      2
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • Location was excellent and this hotel was just I needed. Staff were friendly and the room was clean and quiet.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
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