My brother and I (25 and 22 years old) were looking for a break in Italy. We picked this particular hotel purely because it had a pool, and intended to spend most days sunbathing. We stayed for 7 nights.
Overall, the experience was very good. The hotel throughly deserves it's 4* rating. The room was spacious, clean, and fully air conditioned. There was also free wifi (via a code you get from the front desk which allows you 12hours surfing time).
The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.
The price of the hotel restaurant and bar were extremely overpriced (4euros for a can of coke/ 7 euros for a pint of beer). We ate at the restaurant the night we arrived. The portion sizes were very small, and I had to ask my pasta to be reheated.
After the first night, we decided to stock up on food and drinks from the local supermarket.
The breakfast was a buffet, which was the same each day. Plenty of variety, but fairly basic.
The location of the hotel isn't ideal. We used taxi when travelling into Bologna or to the supermarket and it normally cost 10-12 euros each way. The hotel is right next to a motorway which makes walking rather difficult.
We visited the city of Bologna, and also got on the train to Florence which was very reasonably priced when we booked online.
I would stay at this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Bologna Fiera is a modern 4 star hotel with 207 rooms, strategically located in the heart of the Exhibition district, 3km from the centre of Bologna and main railway station, 7km from the airport and with easy access from the Bologna Fieraexit of the A14 highway and the Tangenziale (200 m). Ideal for business trips, it is close to the Convention Centre and also offers 8 meeting rooms (300 guests), business corner, WiFi access, NovotelCafé restaurant (24 hours), a bar, pool and parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Bologna Fiera Hotel Bologna
- Bologna Novotel