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
We spent only 1 night at this property, but we found it cosy and convenient. The location is very good, rooms are clean and quiet, and the service at the reception is very professional. Totally recommended
Great for the train station & the town, about 10 minutes walk to the main square. Hotel is clean & has everything you need but it’s a bit dated, I think though they were in the process of renovating it (judging by the noise!).
The location is perfect for those travelling by train, just a few meters from the main trainstation. About 1km to the actual old city centre.
The hotel is normal standard but certainly the most worn-out NH-hotel I have stayed at. The carpets are in many places plainly horribly dirty, fixtures and handles fall in your hand, the airconditioning only blows hot air when you want cold air, and so on … Also, the extra fast wi-fi internet, that I paid 10 euro for (per day) is horribly slow …
To top it all, for some dates they have the audacity to charge over 300 euro per night. I paid 100 euro per night, and it is just worth that.
The service is very good and there is a minibar in the room (very overpriced, though, more so than usual compared to local prices).
I guess they tried once to be a better four star hotel, but have now declined to three star.
OK for one night if you get it for 100 euro and need the approximity to the trainstation. But not good for May–August due to the lack of airconditioning!
We stayed for 1 night and made a booking directly at reception for the same night. We had to leave our previous accommodation earlier than planned so it was a relief to be able to get a room.
Silvia at reception was fantastic, after we explained our situation of no sleep for 3 nights previously, she gave us a lovely quiet room and the end of the corridor and complimentary breakfast too (obviously we looked exhausted).
The bed was extremely comfortable, well supported but soft top and pillows were very good too.
The bathroom was quiet large by European standards with excellent water pressure and hot water supply.
1 minute from the train station also helped as we had to change travel due to a general strike!
Breakfast included the usual pastries, fruit, yogurt, bacon&eggs. Espresso Coffee was machine made but not bad at all.
Air conditioning was working fine so we had a great night sleep in a quiet, dark room. Check out was effortlessly easy.
I would certainly stay again and recommend this hotel.
Silvia is to be commended on her Customer service.
We are currently staying at hotel NH de la gare Bologna. If you’re traveler like we are and want to get out of the hustle and bustle of Rome and Florence, in to a more alternative environment this is the place for you. Hotel de la gare and Bologna is friendly and relaxed and seeing Monica’s smiling face at reception at the hotel was a breath of fresh air. Grazie Mille! Craig & Rach, Raglan New Zealand