Fodor's Expert Review Albergo Centrale

Via della Zecca 2, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40121, Italy

A stone's throw from Piazza Maggiore, this place that started out as a pensione in 1875 has been brought firmly into the 21st century and offers the winning combination of comfort, affordability, and some family-size rooms. Rooms are simply furnished, and those facing the inner courtyard (without a view) are really quiet; many are triples and quads. The bathrooms are large by Italian standards (though not all rooms have a private one). A copious buffet breakfast includes breads, yogurt, and cheese, along with local specialties like mortadella. Parking is usually available in the nearby square.

PROS

  • very good value
  • excellent location
  • excellent, central location
  • abundant breakfasts

CONS

  • might be too plain for some tastes
  • street-facing rooms can get some noise
  • some rooms have a shared bath
  • dated decor

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Basic
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 051-225114 | 051-0063937

HOTEL DETAILS

25 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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