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Hotel San Donato
Hotel San Donato
Hotel San Donato
Hotel San Donato
Hotel San Donato
Hotel San Donato
Hotel San Donato

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8.2

Excellent

43 reviews

43 reviews

Housekeeping2
Breakfast1
Shops1
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
La Macchina del Tempo

50 m

Crete - Piece Unique

80 m

COOP 2 Torri

90 m

Kinki

100 m

Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore

100 m

Popular landmarks
Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda

140 m

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita

330 m

Quadrilatero

360 m

Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

380 m

Piazza Maggiore

400 m

Closest landmarks
Due Torri

100 m

Bologna Towers

130 m

Torrente Aposa a Bologna

130 m

Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda

140 m

Chiesa di San Bartolomeo

150 m

Hotel San Donato

Via Zamboni 16 downtown, Bologna City Center, Bologna, Italy, 40126 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Bologna City Center part of Bologna, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

1 kilometers to public transportation

140 meters to Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Bar

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Bar

Salon

Wi-Fi in public areas

Gift/souvenir shop

Taxi service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Bologna every 41 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportBologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
Distance to airport5.8 km

Rooms available at Hotel San Donato

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel San Donato?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Hotel San Donato?

      Parking is available for a fee of 34 USD per day. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Bologna with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

      Is breakfast offered at Hotel San Donato?

      Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Hotel San Donato. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 10 EUR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

      What is the smoking policy at Hotel San Donato?

      Hotel San Donato does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel San Donato?

      Bologna-Centrale Train Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.1 km away from Hotel San Donato.

      What restaurants are nearby Hotel San Donato?

      Hotel San Donato is located in Bologna City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Lab 16, Pizzeria napoletana DOC and Il Banco del Pane.

      What popular shopping places are close to Hotel San Donato?

      Hotel San Donato is located in Bologna City Center area which features shopping places such as Crete - Piece Unique, La Tarlatana and Bruno e Franco - La Salumeria.

      What are popular attractions near Hotel San Donato?

      Guests at Hotel San Donato can easily visit Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Piazza Maggiore and Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda located in the Bologna City Center area.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel San Donato?

      Hotel San Donato is located in the Bologna City Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Horror Vacui Tattoo Parlour, Torre Prendiparte and Platano monumentale.

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      What people love about Hotel San Donato

      • 7.2

        Very good
        Location

        "Quick overnight stop here, good location, near shops and restaurants, front reception lady was fantastic, recommended a great restaurant"

        Scott

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        December 9, 2021

      • 8

        Very good
        Staff 

        "Very friendly staff and nice terrace with good views."

        Murray

        |

        January 28, 2019

      Property ranking|Compared to 1,351 Bologna properties
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      Room comfort score
      7.5/10
      Location score
      8.7/10
      Service score
      8.6/10
      Cleanliness score
      8.7/10
      Better than
      99
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      Overall rating:

      8.2

      Excellent
      43 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.7
      Facilities
      7.4
      Location
      8.7
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      More about Hotel San Donato

      More about Hotel San Donato

      Well-placed in the culture, shopping, sightseeing area of Bologna city, Best Western Hotel San Donato provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Only 8 km away, this 4-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      Best Western Hotel San Donato offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, taxi service, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out.

      59 rooms spread over 2 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, closet, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, heating can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Bologna, make Best Western Hotel San Donato your home away from home.

      Amenities and facilities
      Very good
      Facilities

      7.4

      Most talked about facilities

      Food & Dining

      2 mentions

      Breakfast

      2 mentions

      View

      2 mentions

      Housekeeping

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • French
      • Italian

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Solarium

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Safe dining setup
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Bar

      Services and conveniences

      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Elevator
      • Food delivery
      • Gift/souvenir shop
      • Luggage storage
      • Salon
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      Access

      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Car park [charges apply]
      • Taxi service
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • American
      • Italian
      • Gluten-free
      Location
      Via Zamboni 16 downtown, Bologna City Center, Bologna, Italy, 40126
      Excellent
      Location

      8.7

      Airports

      • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
        5.8 km
      • Florence Airport (FLR)
        78.0 km

      Public transportation

      • Bologna Zanolini
        1.0 km
      • Bologna-Centrale Train Station
        1.2 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Due Torri
        100 m

      Convenience store

      • InCoop
        90 m

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        30 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda
        140 m
      • Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
        330 m
      • Quadrilatero
        360 m
      • Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
        380 m
      • Piazza Maggiore
        400 m
      • Basilica di San Petronio
        410 m
      • Archiginnasio di Bologna
        510 m
      • Teatro Anatomico
        580 m
      • Museo per la Memoria di Ustica
        2.0 km
      • Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
        4.4 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • La Macchina del Tempo
        50 m
      • Crete - Piece Unique
        80 m
      • COOP 2 Torri
        90 m
      • Kinki
        100 m
      • Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore
        100 m
      • Due Torri
        100 m
      • La Tarlatana
        110 m
      • Palazzo Orsi
        120 m
      • Ghetto Ebraico
        130 m
      • Torre degli Asinelli
        130 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-2 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
      Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
      Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
      Others
      • The City of Bologna introduced a City tax, which is charged on the accommodation of non-residents only for up to 5 consecutive overnight stays. The tourism tax rate, which is according to local regulations, must be paid directly at the hotel.

        The city tax surcharge is applicable as follows:
        From EUR 1 - 30.99: EUR 1 per person/per night.
        From EUR 31 - 70.99: EUR 1.50 per person/per night.
        From EUR 71 - 120.99: EUR 2.50 per person/per night.
        From EUR 121 - 200.99: EUR 4 per person/per night.
        Over EUR 200.99: EUR 4 per person/per night.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out from04:00
      • Check-out until11:00

      Getting around

      • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)10 EUR

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
      • Number of bars/lounges1
      • Number of floors2
      • Number of restaurants0
      • Number of rooms 59
      • Room voltage220
      • Year property opened1850
      • Most recent renovation2009

      Parking

      • Daily parking fee34 USD
      Property announcements

      The property is located in a pedestrian area. Access to the historical centre by car is only possible through the Porta San Vitale gate. Guests arriving by car are requested to communicate their license plate upon arrival.

      Reviews of Hotel San Donato from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.2
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.7
      Facilities7.4
      Location8.7
      Room comfort and quality7.5
      Service8.6
      Value for money8.0
      High score for Bologna
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (8)
      8-9 Excellent (7)
      7-8 Very Good (10)
      6-7 Good (3)
      <6 Below Expectation (3)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (12)
      Jun - Aug (5)
      Sep - Nov (10)
      Dec - Feb (4)
      All guests (43)
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      Showing 31 verified guest comments
      12
      8.3
      Excellent
      Stacy from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in December 2011

      Great Location”

      Walking distance from everything, Far from main street

      the best thing about this hotel is the location. it is located within walking distance from the piazza maggiore (neptune fountain), the train station (bologna centrale) and other main attractions in the centre of bologna city, but at the same time far from the busy and noisy main street. the room was okay for the price we paid, for one night to celebrate the new years eve. our room balcony was a plus and the rooftop is splendid, you can see the whole city and its breathtaking.

      Reviewed January 05, 2012

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Yuichi from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in May 2014

      Superb accomodation with central location”

      Location, food, frindly staff

      I really enjoyed my stay here especially as this hotel has the best view from its rooftop. Every staff is very helpful and speaks english very well (I found local people in Bologna don't really speak english). I would like to stay here again when I visit Bologna definitely.

      Reviewed May 26, 2014

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Snyder from Philippines
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

      Perfect location!”

      Bologna is an old city so you can also expect an old building. But everything was very clean and the staff were very accommodating. Love them! There is also a terrace for every room and there was a huge roofdeck for you to relax after dinner. If there is one negative, the walls were kinda thin so you hear a bit of the other room. But all in all, awesome experience!

      Reviewed November 29, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nicolo from Italy
      Business traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

      Great ”

      Very nice place close to the main attractions: in a couple of minutes you get Bologna Towers, Piazza Maggiore, S. Petronio Church and so on. The Hotel is clean, the breakfast is really good and the staff very kind.

      Reviewed February 28, 2018

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      7.3
      Very good
      ISABELLE from France
      Family with teens
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

      excellent location in historical heart”

      great view from the terrasse

      the best western is located in a palace at the beginning of via zomboni, and at the gates to the erstwhile ghetto, right in the center of the medieval city. our room was correct, reasonably appointed, but with a window...on a wall. bathroom is basic with a very small shower. hotel lounge is warm and welcoming and offers a "haapy hour". do not miss the view from the terrasse!

      Reviewed January 10, 2012

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      7.0
      Very good
      Simon from Singapore
      Business traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

      great hotel with great location”

      efficient of room service, good location and friendly staff

      overall this hotel is best recommended for any traveler to Bologna. only point to note that is not to check in on sunday as the main road is close for walkers. we got candies every time we are away from the room...

      Reviewed March 22, 2013

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Catherine from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

      Fantastic position, very friendly staff”

      The central position, the helpful and friendly staff and the roof terrace

      Brilliant. The hotel is centrally located right in the centre of Bologne. You can ealk to all the main attractions - churches, towers, statues, museums and restaurants - and the shops. The room was spacious and clean. A chair to sit on and a few more coat hangers would have made it even better. Tea and coffee amking facilities are not immediately available but if you ask they will be provided. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone visiting Bologne. DOn't forget to go to the 4th floor. The view from the roof terrace is fantastic.

      Reviewed October 23, 2013

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Iddo from Israel
      Business traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2009

      highly recommended”

      Location, great lobby, good service, very quick laundry service
      room was a little disappointing

      The greatest advantage is the location: right at the center of town, next to restaurants and bars. Never the less, the hotel is very quite and peaceful. The lobby is very large and very comfortable, cosy and welcoming. The crew was also attentive and efficient. They also recommended on some very good, not expensive restaurant. All together I had a very positive experience, and I would try to come back.

      Reviewed November 30, 2009

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Hee from New Zealand
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in June 2013

      Good hotel”

      Clean and large room, good breakfast, great view of the city

      This international franchise hotel offers a large, clean room with beautiful antique furnishing inside the room. Breakfast was great with a variety selection to choose from. Internet is fast but requires entering a password every half an hour which was quite annoying. We had very quick check in which was very good for us as we needed an immediate shower after growing very tired of walking in the heat of the summer afternoon. However when we were checking out after our time of stay we had to wait 10-15min for the receptionist lady to hang up the phone and check us out. This was very annoying as we were getting late for our train and after a while I had to get her off the phone and urge the her to check us out immediately and later that day we almost missed our train. It takes 30min on foot to the station

      Reviewed June 25, 2013

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Sandra from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

      Central location.”

      Location, friendly staff, comfortable room.

      Enjoyed our stay, location meant we could walk to sightseeing points, restaurants, shopping. staff were obliging and friendly. View from the rooftop terrace was fabulous. If church bells ringing are a bother, better select a venue out of the central city.

      Reviewed May 14, 2013

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Anthony from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2010

      heart of bologna”

      location, parking, front desk clerk- (martina), breakfast terrace, two elevators, roomy terrace off the room, ample and varied breakfast.
      need to connect with desk from a block away to lower street barrier to get onto via zamboni, because area is pro pedestrian. shower is less than phone booth in size.

      this hotel although within the medieval town is almost spacious. the clerk was willing to print out some doc's from my flash drive. chambermaids were alert and watched for who was coming and going. 100 meters to north is a little restaurant featuring portuguese style food and drink. the university population keeps the area vibrant and lively. many sites to visit are within a 20-25 minute walk.

      Reviewed June 14, 2010

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Chan from Singapore
      Business traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

      Central Located in Bologna with Fantastic View”

      Good view on roof top, clean hotel, free coffee/tea throughout

      Very good hotel in the area. Hotel has smoking area for guest. Free drinks (coffee/tea etc) throughout at the lounge area. No food except breakfast.

      Reviewed October 06, 2013

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      7.3
      Very good
      YAU from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in November 2013

      Good location and resonable price hotel”

      Friendly staff, location and resonable price

      Friendly and helpful staff,clean and comfortable room,breakfast was standard but acceptable, will consider to stay again in this hotel next time visit

      Reviewed December 01, 2013

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Debby from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

      drevers”

      This is a decent hotel - not top of the line. However, it's a good location and the little roof top terrace is charming.

      Reviewed April 27, 2018

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      7.6
      Very good
      Mutlu from Turkey
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017

      Great location, old rooms”

      Plus: Very good location, close to the central. Very nice terrace to have breakfast, and breakfast is also good quality. Breakfast-staff is very nice and friendly. Minus: Rooms are like from 90's, air-conditioning system is even older I guess. Extremely small shower - I kept hitting my elbows to the door. Reception-staff (ladies) are not very friendly, but thankfully the gentleman there is helpful.

      Reviewed August 30, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Murray from Australia
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

      Location location location”

      Very friendly staff and nice terrace with good views. Did I mention the great location? (Coffee needs working on ...)

      Reviewed January 29, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Beverly from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Very good location and value.”

      Central location

      Reviewed June 05, 2018

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      7.2
      Very good
      Scott from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Economy Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2021

      Good location ”

      Quick overnight stop here, good location, near shops and restaurants, front reception lady was fantastic, recommended a great restaurant

      Reviewed December 09, 2021

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Gary from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2013

      Great hotel in a great location”

      Location, staff, design
      Reviewed May 31, 2013

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      5.2
      Mawuyram from France
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2021

      Nul”

      La literie laisse à désirer ! Je me lève avec des douleurs cervicales. Douche minimaliste à faible débit ! Et surtout le bruit, une horreur! J’entendais même Les mets des voisins ! Les valises qu’on tire de part et d’autres, les volets qu’on descend…. La première et la dernière fois! Le personnel était cependant agréable

      Reviewed November 29, 2021

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