Hotel Paradise

Vicolo Cattani 7, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40126, Italy
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Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Small, friendly, convenient.

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 25, 2014

I chose this hotel partly because of its central location (10 minutes' walk from the railway station and the same to Piazza Maggiore) and partly because of the many good reviews I'd seen.

The Paradise is a small hotel tucked away in a side-street just off Via dell'Indipendenza, the 'main drag' which runs from the station to P Maggiore. The staff are exceptionally friendly and cheerful, with excellent English and taking obvious pride in their workplace.

There is a small lift although I believe it does not serve the top two storeys of the hotel.

My single room on the first floor was small but well-appointed, with extra blankets and pillows provided (I needed the latter), sufficient hanging and storage space and a comfortable-enough single bed. Everything was very clean indeed, including the bathroom with bidet and an efficient shower. The hand and bidet towels were small and linen, the bathtowel (just the one) cotton towelling, something which made drying hair as well as body a bit tricky. Liquid soap was provided for both shower and basin.

There are little quirky touches in the rooms: a box with balloons, an envelope containing 'chicken soup for the soul' and so on. Many people seem to appreciate that sort of thing.

Breakfast was reasonable, with a smallish range of cold foods, pastries, yoghurts etc as well as eggs. Adequate coffee came from a 'proper' machine in the reception area as well as a machine in the breakfast area itself. I would have appreciated fresh bread rolls rather than the pre-sliced pieces of bread which were provided. I look forward to fresh rolls with honey when breakfasting in Italy, but on this occasion it was not to be.

This part of Bologna is a warren of streets which still follow their Medieval layout. Their narrowness and the tall buildings amplify all noise. Although there is barely any traffic in the area, other than the occasional scooter, noise from the pleasant little bar/cafe opposite would have been a real problem for me had I not had my ear plugs.

I can't fault this hotel for its friendliness, its cleanliness and its convenient location. Just be aware that, especially if you are a light sleeper, you may well find it rather noisy if you have the windows open.

Directions: Take Via Bertiera off Via dell'Indipendenza (section to Via Malcontenti is pedestrianised), about halfway between the railway station and Piazza Maggiore.

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A nice central choice

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 7, 2014

This is a small 3 stars hotel not far from the central Maggiore square. It is about 1 kilometer far from the railway station so, if you have not heavy luggages you can also walk up to here.
The room was not so big but it s normal for this kind of hotels in the center of the cities in Italy.
Breakfast was not huge but there was everything you need.
Wi-Fi worked good in the room. We paid 70€ for a double room breakfast included.
The staff was very kind.

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Satified Stay in Bologna

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 8, 2008

May 2006: Room Rate Quoted 76 Euros for a double room with private bathroom and breakfast. I stayed in room 306, which was an interior room (a little on the dark side). It was very quiet at night, which I liked after staying in Florence. My room had a large bed, tv, desk and two outlets, room safe, large mirror in the bedroom and bathroom with plenty of bright lights; hair dryer. The shower was small but larger than the one in Florence and with an accordian door. The bathroom also had a small window. A/C too! I would definitely stay here again. As in Florence, the service and people were very friendly. Good location, only a 10 minute walk to the main piazza in town. Good restaurants nearby (Maristoca and Il Portico).

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Hotel Paradise - clean and central

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 14, 2006

Hotel Paradise is a small, 3 star hotel, centrally located to the main Bologna attractions. We stayed here for 1 night in Sep 2006 and enjoyed our stay. I chose this hotel as it was a very good price and located only 5-10 minutes walk from the city's main square.

There are 18 rooms, which have been re-decorated fairly recently by the look of it, and all have private bathrooms. The staff were helpful, offering us a map and information about the surrounding area.

Unique Quality: Our room was in very good condition and nice and clean. It had a large bed, mini-bar, TV, air conditioning and the all important hair dryer. The hotel was close to many good dining options, including one of the best gelato shops in town.

We enjoyed our stay here, and would stay again next time we are in Bologna. The room cost 75 euro, which included breakfast.

Directions: Located just back from Via dell'Independenza, off Via Bertiera.

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Address: Vicolo Cattani 7, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40126, Italy

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