NH Bologna de la Gare
What We Love
- A downtown Bologna stay in the gastronomic heart of northern Italy - with breakfast and more Making the most of Bologna’s culinary heritage and regional flavours in the home of bolognese
- The excellent downtown location, within walking distance of Piazza Maggiore and San Petronio Basilica
- Checking out late from your comfortable base, which has all the amenities for a home away from home stay
What To Know
- The on-site restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Steps from the train station for those traveling by rail
- Free WiFi
With so much prosecco and pasta to sample across Italy, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where the country’s gastronomic heart lies. Follow your stomach to beautiful Bologna, however, and you’ll find plenty of food for thought as to why it is one of the country’s key foodie contenders, and largely considered within Italy to be the culinary capital. As the home of the bolognese sauce and Mortadella sausage (“baloney”), this is the place you may want to pack your stretchy waistbands for.
Within easy reach of the city’s main square, Piazza Maggiore, and the San Petronio Basilica, NH Bologna de la Gare serves up its cold cuts in contemporary surroundings. Regional flavours top the bill in the Amarcord restaurant, and guest rooms are a mix of old and new with wooden floors and colourful wallpaper. Just a short walk from Bologna Centrale train station this is the perfect base for discovering what La Grassa ( “The Fat One”, Bologna’s affectionate nickname throughout the rest of Italy) has to offer.
How to Get There
Visited Bologna May 2019 for a conference and booked as my base- I needed to be in station area due to proximity to conference. When I arrived, I was upset as there was no independent wheelchair access and I booked the hotel on this basis; the bell was also not working. Kudos to them- they fixed the bell the next day, informed all staff, and confirmed they would be fixing independent access in the next part of the refurbishment. The hotel is clean and modern, a good breakfast and helpful, friendly staff. As a wheelchair user, I found the accessible rooms excellent. I had a refurbished room- bright, large, and modern. So comfortable I was reluctant to leave room- excellent.
Spacious, clean and comfortable room. The usual superb beds by nh. Great service. Top location - convenient access with a car which is very important for Bologna having in mind the limited access by car. Hotel has no parking but a very good underground parking is available across the street. 15 minutes walk from historic centre. Bologna central station is unlike many other European train stations - area is clean and as far as I can tell from 4 days - safe. Recommended!
Hotel is in a great location, 2 mins from the train station and a very nice walk along the Via Independezi to the main square and old town. Rooms are very comfortable. Lots of local coffee shops close by where you can have breakfast. Would certainly stay here again.
The hotel is very close to the train station and about 1 km from the city centre.
It is clean with good breakfast and nice staff.
The only complaint is the soundproof that is not very good. You can hear the street and the other room noise.
Nice hotel, sleek design. It's about a 3 minute walk from the train station; turn left as you exit, & you'll see it soon, on the right. Very convenient for new arrivals who don't know Bologna. It's a beautiful walk, under colonnades, to the centre; about 20 minutes to Piazza Maggiore. There's a nice park across the square from the hotel. I had booked a basic room; at check in they offered me an upgrade to a junior suite with terrace for €30, which I accepted; it was well worth it. The food is very good, & includes some local specialties.