Hotel Astor

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Via Fioravanti, 42/2, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40129, Italy
Hotel Astor
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Satisfaction Very Good
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 34% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families62
  • Couples60
  • Solo57
  • Business38

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Forum Posts

Help: Bologna in 48 Hrs, On a Budget!

by romancandle

Dear VT-ers,

My boyfriend and I are going to be in Bologna for two days from 9-11th June this year. We are on a budget, and would like suggestions regarding where to stay. Our budget is $100 at the high end.

Any recommendations would be most welcome!


Re: Help: Bologna in 48 Hrs, On a Budget!

by leics

Cannot give you personal recommendations as have not stayed in Bologna, but while you are waiting for some I do recommend you to look at

It lists almost all Italian hotels, is entirely reliable and has honest guest reviews (you can only post a review if you have completed your stay via venere). They take no money from you unless you don't show up (you pay the hotel as normal) and have good mapping. Rates are usually lower than on the hotel's own website. is also a reliable site.

Re: Help: Bologna in 48 Hrs, On a Budget!

by ForestqueenNYC

I second Have used it many times searching for budget lodgings.

Re: Help: Bologna in 48 Hrs, On a Budget!

by althenomad

I've just booked a room on here

Don't know if it's any good but it's the cheapest I found in Bologna

Travel Tips for Bologna


by Azhut

The Palace of Re Enzo was constructed in the 1244-46 as town hall and was the place where Enzo King of Sardinia (son of the Ghibelline emperor Federico II) was kept in prison for nearly 30 years (was the 1249).

International Soupe Festival (about 25th April)

by ludogatto

For the fifth time in Bologna, in the Corticella quarter, via Stoppato near Villa Torchi, the Great International Festival of the soupe is organized. The clappers of the great competition of the better Zuppa of the world are opened; a prestigious international giury will choose the better Zuppa, to which it will come attributed the "Mestolo of gold".( gold soupe spoon) The winner will have the honor to participate to the International Festival of the Zuppa in Lille (France)!
The International Festival of the Zuppa is born more than 10years ago in Lille , and in the time it touched Barcelona, Madrid, Cracovia, Berlin and... Bologna. In the soupe we find that common and popular plate that it joins all the people!

It's not difficult to get to...

by alexae

It's not difficult to get to Bologna: all railroads pass from here, and most motorways.
The airport is growing, and you can even arrive biking (but be aware of the million cars on the roads).
As a tourist, it is enough to walk around. The centre of the old town can be crossed in 45-60 minutes... Busses can bring you everywhere, the service is quite good (but slow,
because of traffic). Careful, drivers are not very friendly, and you have to buy tickets before boarding. More info:
From the train station to the very centre of the town it's 10 minutes by foot.
From the airport you can take a comfortable aerobus, every 15 minutes connecting the airport with the railway station. Taxi is very expensive.

Great ambiance, great food

by Tijavi about Osteria de' Poeti

Located in a wine cellar of a 14th-century palazzo, this restaurant has definitely got the ambiance. To make it even more atmospheric, ask to be seated near the stone fireplace. The place also features live music, which seem to be de rigeur among Bologna's fine restaurants.

Beyond the old world ambiance, they serve great food, too. It was porcini (mushroom) season, and I was craving to sample these flavorful fungi, from appetizer: fossa cheese mouse in truffle cream with porcini mushroom - creamy, earthy, delicate with a great mouth feel - heavenly; to mains: veal wrapped in bacon filled with mozzarella and porcini mushroom - tender meat with the great mix of flavors from the bacon, the mushroom and mozzarella cheese all combining into perfect harmony in one bite. At this point, I was already in cloud 9 with the all the good food, then I just needed something sweet to wrap it up. More richer flavors this time: black chocolate mousse with red chilli pepper sauce on a bed of candied orange - the description says it all. The mousse was cooked perfectly, the red chilli pepper blending beautifully with the dark chocolate flavor and the tangy candied orange. Chianti red was the wine of the evening.

Service is good and the waiters are quite good at recommending what to order. Would love to come back again and have another bite of the good life.

More leaning tower(s)...

by Mundus

Italy has, without any question, a troubled relationship with towers.

During during the Middle Ages, Bologna's weathly families used to compete with eachother on the size of their towers.

At the apex of that mania there were about two hundred towers, about ten are left today.

The Asinelli and Garisenda towers are the most famous ones. The Garisenda is waaaayyyy to inclided for my comfort...


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Address: Via Fioravanti, 42/2, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40129, Italy