BW San Donato Hotel - Bologna  4 stars

Via Zamboni 16, Bologna, Italy, I-40126  show mapSave
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  • Location
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

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.

City Center Bologna - 700 ft
Airports Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ) - 4.0 mi, Peretola (FLR) - 47.9 mi
Train Stations Bologna Central Station - 4000 ft, - 400 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants LabSedici - 100 ft, Enoteca del Carro (cuisine: Mediterranean) - 300 ft
Parks Orto Botanico - 1900 ft, Scala della Montagnola - 2100 ft

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 BW San Donato provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

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Facilities

General
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

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

Services
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Mini-fridge
Bedroom
  • Pillow top mattress
Media
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

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 per person per night in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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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
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BW San Donato Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 250 sq. feet

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

Room facilities
    Double Room With Separate Beds
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    BW San Donato Double Room With Separate Beds Single Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 250 sq. feet

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

    Room facilities
      Double Room
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      BW San Donato Double Room Double Room With Separate Beds
      Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 250 sq. feet

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

      Room facilities

        BW San Donato LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas
        • City Center
          400 ft
        Places of interest
        • Türme von Bologna
          400 ft
        • Asinelli Tower
          400 ft
        • Fontana del Nettun
          1000 ft
        • Piazza del Nettuno
          1400 ft
        • Basilika San Petronio
          1400 ft
        • Piazza Maggiore
          1400 ft
        • Arkaden von Bolgona
          1400 ft
        • Mercatino Delle Erbe
          2000 ft
        • 2300 ft
        • Bologna Fair
          1.4 mi
        Train stations
        • Bologna Central Station
          3700 ft
        Convention centers
        • Fiera di Bologna
          1.1 mi
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda
          400 ft
        • Church San Giacomo Maggiore
          1400 ft
        • San Petronio
          1400 ft
        • Church San Domenico
          2000 ft
        • Porta San Felice
          1.1 mi
        Historical sites
        • Via dell'Indipendenza
          700 ft
        Stadiums
        • Land Rover Arena
          4300 ft
        Museums
        • Pinacoteca Nazionale
          1700 ft
        • Mambo
          4000 ft
        Parks
        • Parco La Montagnola
          2300 ft
        • Giardini Margherita
          4600 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • University Quarter
          700 ft
        Theaters
        • Teatro comunale di Bologna
          700 ft
        • Parrocchia di S.Maria Lacrimosa
          1.0 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco
          1.0 mi
          Piazzale San Michele in Bosco, Bologna
        • Museum of the History of Bologna
          1.2 mi
          Via Castiglione 8, Bologna
        • Museo per la Memoria di Ustica
          1.2 mi
          Via di Saliceto 3/22, Bologna
        • Thousand Voices and Thousand Sounds Museum
          1.5 mi
          Via Col di Lana, 7/N, Bologna
        • Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica
          1.9 mi
          Palazzo Sanguinetti, Bologna

        Near the hotel

        • Towers of the Asinelli and Garisenda (Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda)
          500 ft
          Piazza Ravegnana, Bologna
        • Museo Ebraico
          200 ft
          Via Valdonica, 1, Bologna
        • Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore
          300 ft
          Piazza Rossini, Bologna
        • Arturo Toscanini Birthplace and Museum (Casa Natale e Museo di Arturo Toscanini)
          400 ft
          Via Rodolfo Tanzi 13, Parma
        • Palazzo della Mercanzia
          800 ft
          Via Santo Stefano 4, Bologna
        • Teatro Comunale di Bologna
          900 ft
          Largo Respighi, 1, Bologna
        • Palazzo Grassi
          1000 ft
          Via Marsala 12, Bologna

        Restaurants Nearby

        • LabSedici

          81% likes this, based on 37 reviews

          100 ft
          Via Zamboni 16
        • Enoteca del Carro

          Cuisine: Mediterranean

          300 ft
          via del carro 9

          Phone: 0512960018

        • CaffeZamboni

          60% likes this, based on 193 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian, Continental, Café, Bar
          Price Range: USD 7 - USD 17

          300 ft
          Via zamboni, 6

          Phone: 051 273102

        • Osteria dell'Orsa

          71% likes this, based on 628 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 13

          600 ft
          Via Mentana,1

          Phone: 051 231576

        • Bravo Caffe

          60% likes this, based on 65 reviews
          Cuisine: International

          200 ft
          Via Mascarella, 1

          Phone: (+39) 051 266112

        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.

        BW San Donato Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at BW San Donato

        Individual guest reviews

        • Older travelers

          Local

          Internet absolutely no good everywhere including lobby. Our room in 2nd floor always smelled to food.

          • Average rating
            5.0
        • Older travelers

          Very good location in the centre. Helpful staff.

          Air condition did not work properly. Not possible to get roomtemp below 29C. Learned that many has complained on the AC in room 207!!!

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Older travelers

          Great central location.Extremely helpful staff.Reasonably priced secure parking.Buffet breakfast in our room vg.Our hotel room decor was a little tired and would benefit from an update.This was our first trip to Bologna and we found it a very vibrant & energetic city.

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Family with children

          The hotel is very central, close to the main shopping area and the central part of the city. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

          The rooms are not up to four-star standard. The decor is old, the bathrooms definitely not 'spa-like' and the floors were uncarpeted, rather cold in January!

          • Average rating
            7.0
        • Family with children

          The location is fantastic. The hotel is comfortable and staff is excellent; friendly and helpful.

          Maybe the fruit juice selection at breakfast could be improved.

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Older travelers

          The attitude of staff was very pleasent and helpfull.

          Although we called many times for the coldness of bathroom and room, the problem has not been solved permanently.The staff said that it is automatic and nothing to do with the system.I heard the same complain about coldness in the reception from the other guests.While the outside temperature was around 2-3 degrees of Celcius,the coldness is nor acceptable and is major obstacle for coming to this hotel in winter months.

          • Average rating
            8.2
        • Couple

          Location and staff are outstanding. The roof-top terrace is exquisite for a picnic dinner at sunset.

          The coffee at breakfast was weak - please serve strong Italian coffee.

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Couple

          breakfast on the rooftop with a wonderful view. and the location - can´t be better.

          just for people with very good ears :-) ... the walls of the rooms are not that thick. but if you´re nosey, might be interesting.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Older travelers

          Excellent staff and service at all times. Good location; excellent breakfast.

          Our room was very, very noisy as it was above a bar and it was impossible to sleep!

          • Average rating
            8.8
        • Group of friends

          I loved the views; it was beautiful to sit in a terrace and see most beautiful roof tops of Bologna. It is wonderful to have a room with a view.

          A little bit outdated and a smell in the corridor. However, in the newer part of the hotel did not have a smell in the corridor. Overall, it's a lovely hotel for a short stay.

          • Average rating
            7.0
        • Family with children

          All staff were well trained and very professional

          • Average rating
            8.2
        • Group of friends

          Service was great. Breakfast had very large selection. Location is fantastic.

          I travel all the time, and this simply is not a 4 star hotel - though I hate to say that given how nice the staff were. The hotel actually supplies ear plugs in the bathroom supplies! You will hear lots of flushing water from other bathrooms (toilets, showers, sinks, everything), and lots of noise from neighboring rooms and the hall. I am a heavy sleeper and it disrupted my sleep.That being said, I wore ear plugs the 2nd and 3rd night and all my problems were solved! I was left with a hotel with great service, great breakfasts, and great location!

          • Average rating
            8.2
        • Family with children

          The Lobby and the views form the balconies. Also the breakfast menu/buffet was very good.

          The room furniture could be better although the room space is enormous.

          • Average rating
            8.2
        • Older travelers

          Very well located and fairly priced. However, would rate as 3-star rather than 4-star.

          • Average rating
            7.0
        • Older travelers

          Frendly hotel staff, excellent location,breakfast

          • Average rating
            9.2
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