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Via dell'Orso 6, Bologna, BO, 40121, Italy, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.4 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 283 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.5
  • Service
    4.6
  • Comfort
    4.2
  • Condition
    4.4
  • Neighborhood
    4.6
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great bargain and perfect location"
Metropolitan is a fabulous hotel and legend has it a former brothel! The staff is fabulous and responsive. The rooms are a little small but very comfortable. I'd definitely stay there again. Don't bother adding on the breakfast. Italians like sweet things in the morning, not the big meal of hams and cheeses you find in other places. You can buy breakfast in a cute little coffee place nearby.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jan 1, 2013
Nichole
US
3.0 / 5Good
very good service, hotel situated in the town!
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jan 2, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
on the whole i am quite pleased with my stay at the Metropolitan : it is very near the center of the town with the major museums and ancient churches as well as very good restaurants ; the staff is helpful. Although the photos on the web page are pretty indicative, the size of the rooms are difficult to appreciate. The bedroom was OK but our bathroom was very small (difficult to use by two people at the same time !) Could you not give the actual size (in square meters)? Good mark for the travel file sent just before my departure ;
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Oct 22, 2012
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Staff Service is King"
The hotel was mediocre overall. Facilities are acceptable; location was very good...close to Ols City and Rail station. Staff was not helpful. In fact, the general manager - Claudio is extremely rude. Unfortunately, he checked us in and we never go back because of Claudio. They try to allot inferor rooms to non-Italians. Asking simple questions like, directions or restaurant reservations were not satisfactory or helpful.
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3 night trip Sep 13, 2012
Paolo
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Breakfast was excellent. Staff was very helpful
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Oct 18, 2012
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Breakfasts were excellent. Lots of small things to try which combined made a substantial whole. Staff very friendly and helpful. One negative comment : there was a not very good pianist playing until 2am on the Saturday into Sunday. :(
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Oct 9, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
After staying in a number of tiny hotel rooms, I really enjoyed my large and comfortable room in the Metropolitan Hotel. The room was spacious and the staff could not have been more helpful. The price through venere.com was very reasonable.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Oct 3, 2012
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
As the allocated room was not ready we were taken across a (2nd floor) garden to a sybaritic room, with curtains - which the central shower lacked! Unforgettable. Comfortable night & good breakfast.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Sep 22, 2012
A Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

3.0 / 5Good
"Hotel Metropolitan review"
If you are looking for a central location then this hotel is good however the service provided was disappointing. The breakfast provided also lacked variety and the staff were not very attentive. I would rate this hotel as average at best.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Aug 14, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good hotel in a great position"
Great position, central but quiet
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jul 28, 2015
Susan
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Location"
Great location, clean and comfort, good breakfast. Basic design of the room.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 22, 2015
A Traveler
IL
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Extremely comfortable and very friendly"
Everything was wonderful, and the people who run the hotel are extremely nice and helpful. This was the best hotel in its price range of the many I have stayed in throughout Italy.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night romance trip Jul 15, 2015
Chad
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ideal, excellent quality family accommodation"
Excellent family room accommodation in the heart of the city. Very helpful and welcoming staff, good breakfast and great value - we booked online on arrival at Bologna airport.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 16, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Location couldn't be better with a 30 second walk to the main street, staff were unbelievably helpful in all aspects. A very enjoyable stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jul 11, 2015
John
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Location."
Great location and within easy waking distance of key attractions as well as food markets and restaurants. A quick walk from the train station and only 10 minute taxi ride to the airport. The staff are very friendly and very helpful, providing maps and additional information when you arrive, so you can just get on with the sightseeing.
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1 night romance trip May 29, 2015
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Central location"
We took an upgrade to their 4 star apartment block which is very spacious with cool modern decor.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip May 26, 2015
Paul
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent location"
A warm welcome from all staff who were extremely helpful throughout. Walking distance to historical sites, excellent restaurants, cafes (Bologna being Italy's food capital) and shops. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Short walk to main railway station. 30 minutes by train to Florence. Shuttle bus to airport 20/30 minutes.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 25, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"GreT location, very friendly staff"
Arrived and explained we were needing a train first thing in the morning and they printed out the train timetable which was very kind! Took our luggage to the room, big room, loads of space. Breakfast was fine, busy but to be honest bologna has so much food to offer, the hotel is fine for a coffee and pastry and then head out! Good central location, cannot fault it!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 23, 2015
h
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"good location"
like usual
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Apr 26, 2015
Zena
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Convenient modern central hotel"
Great place to stay for a city break, friendly and helpful staff.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 5, 2015
Becky
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great service, good quality."
Great location, great service and nice breakfast. We had a child and an infant with us, the front desk showed us two rooms and let use choose which one we wanted. The breakfast selection is typical for Italy, ie. slim choices, but everything was very good quality. The parking situation is a little tenuous, but worked fine. They have a deal with a garage about five minutes away walking. Great neighborhood, easy access to the best sites in Bologna.
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1 night family trip Apr 6, 2015
Jonathan
IE
2.0 / 5Fair
"bad smell from toilet"
Bad bad smell coming from toilet all the time, linens and towels not soft, elevator sometimes only working, room too hot, not controls operating,
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Mar 25, 2015
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic Location - Lovely Hotel"
Roberto, in particular, was a treasure. Our room which opened onto a lovely courtyard was small but comfortable - the shower was great!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Mar 28, 2015
Judith
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location, clean and warm"
My family and I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. We loved the location, the staff at the front desk were helpful and friendly and spoke very good English. Our rooms were warm and clean. The presentation of the breakfast was amazing. Highly recommend staying.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jan 2, 2015
Wilson
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Central location with the best bar in town!"
On a business trip with an extra personal day added on. This hotel could not have been better located - right in the heart of the historic district of Florence. Staff were really excellent (and really good looking in some cases!) Our room as a 'standard' room which definitely needed modernization. Good breakfast choice, good gym, good price.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 3, 2014
Joe
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent location and helpful staff"
Excellent location and very helpful staff at reception
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Oct 4, 2014
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel close to everything"
Easy to find from the train station. Fast, Friendly check in.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 16, 2014
PJ
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely, chic hotel in centre of Bologna."
Excellent, well priced hotel in the centre of the city. The hotel is situated off one of the main throughfare in the heart of Bologna and is easy to find. On arrival the staff were very friendly and helpful,as there were throughout our stay. The hotel is very stylish and our room was well decorated and clean with very comfortable beds; the room overlooked a passage where there was a bar and at night it could be noisy, however this did not bother us unduly. Breakfast was buffet style and was well presented with pastries, cereals and fruit. We stayed for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time in this lovely city. Would I return to the hotel, definately!! Would I return to Bologna, ditto!!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Oct 7, 2014
Susan
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Ideal City Centre Hotel"
Stayed here for 3 nights on business in September, albeit for a trade show when rates are at their highest. A little sceptical as it only has a 3* rating but there is nothing to fear here. It is ideally placed in a pedestrian side street in the City Centre perfect for walking to all the shopping, tourist attractions and restaurants. It is also walking distance (around 10-15 minutes) from the main station. A small reception and public area with a small area for buffet breakfast that was adequate. The triple room I was allocated at the rear of the hotel was quiet with a double bed and a separate area with a single sofa bed; this area could also be used as a work area. The room and bathroom were clean and the bathroom featured a good shower (no bath). Some of the suites share a small courtyard where you could sit outside. Hotel staff were helpful and I would certainly stay here again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 29, 2014
Bradford Boy
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Hotel, Clean Room but Bad Service"
A great property and the room was very nice and clean. But the staff was very unpolite and they dont give anything additional even if you request for a basic thing like an Iron & iron board to iron your clothes. The Room was very clean and a great beds.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Sep 18, 2014
Prashant
IN
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good choice of hotel which I am happy to recommend"
It is an easy journey to/from airport, both taxi fares under 20 euros. Hotel is well located with main square etc just a 5 minute stroll away. We asked for, and got, a quiet room. Reasonable size and facilities. Everything worked. Excellent desk folk and always helpful. Good breakfast with marvellous coffee! We had only four days and on that basis I felt one day was about right for Bologna itself especially as we returned each night - decent local restaurants. The train station is 10 - 15 minutes easy stroll away but I would recommend buying tickets night before if possible. We went out on day trips to Ferrara (a pretty small town but maximum one day and with a car then maybe less), to Ravenna (sadly in the rain as though the mosaics are truly wonderful I should have loved to see them sparkling on a sunny day. Admittedly less time available as the train journey was 1hour 20 minutes but I would have been happy to spend a little more time in Ravenna armed now with some knowledge) and then to Verona which we loved. This being a spur of moment trip we had done no research and rather longer time would have been a good idea. Serendipity gave us a memorable, and pretty cheap lunch by the river. The train service is very cheap by English standards, and quite reliable. We paid more to go to Verona to gain the benefit of a non stop train, journey time 50 minutes but still well worth while.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 10, 2014
Brian
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"City Break Perfection"
Ticks all the boxes for the ideal city break experience. Comfortable rooms. Excellent location. More than adequate breakfast offering. Special mention to Roberto, for a welcome which was as warm and genuinely friendly as anyone could wish to have; there are quite a few positive comments about him, and they are spot on, because he is a gentleman and a credit to this fine establishment. Thanks also to Michael, for his helpfulness. Bologna is a beautiful city, up there with the best Italy has to offer. We will be back, and we will look no further than this hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 31, 2014
Phil
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotel Metropolitan"
This was a good hotel with comfortable beds and close to central Bologna. The staff were helpful, the only slight drawback was that breakfast was not included which was a little inconvenient.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 22, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"What a Gem."
Great location to the old town and shopping area of Bologna. Staff were extremely helpful, friendly and welcoming. Hotel was clean, modern and well maintained. Rooms were spacious - we were a family of 5 travelling. Would definitely stay here again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 18, 2014
Olive
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Gary&Ing, Sydney"
Book it..........really good place; the people are friendly and helpful plus they know what's opened or closed.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Aug 8, 2014
Gary&Ing, Sydney
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Location with savings"
Pleasant hotel in good location for short stay travellers wanting to see Bologna. Staff were very helpful and provide great recommendations for restaurants. Rooms don't match the standard of the reception but are very comfortable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 28, 2014
AWTS
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel in city center"
Great hotel in the heart of Bologna white Clean and big room. Loved it Sara at reception was a proffesional a real asset for this hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 7, 2014
Astrid
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Pleasant Surprise"
We booked a room at the hotel, not the apartments but upon checkin they graciously offered us a chance to stay in an apartment instead. The location was perfect for getting around the city on foot (we didn't bother with a car) and the staff were really helpful with recommending and booking restaurants. We felt the price for the breakfast was a little steep, so we opted out and found some local coffee bars that opened early instead. Being in the apartments we never even saw what the breakfast looked like though, it may have been very good. They did offer to let us check it out before deciding whether we wanted to pay for it or not.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip May 31, 2014
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Brilliant hotel"
Great location, nice rooms, helpful staff, lovely breakfast. Can't really fault this hotel at all, and the rates are good for the quality available. Would definetly recommend
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip May 30, 2014
B
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
Very good hotel near the centre with very helpful reception staff. I would happily stay there again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 30, 2014
e
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great stay"
nice central location near everything easy to find bus from airport outside
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 24, 2014
Tim
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Rude, threatening, and unprofessional management"
After departing the hotel I received a call from hotel reception that there was a very small amount outstanding on my account for one local phone call and a tourism tax from the city of Bologna. I let them know I was on a train and would pay the charge by credit card when I arrived at my destination. No problem, right? Wrong. I arrived at my destination to find an email from hotel management stating that they would be reporting me to the police if I did not immediately pay the tax. Strangely, they also attached an official document from the city of Bologna explaining that this tax was entirely voluntary. Despite hotel management's bizarre and aggressive behavior, I provided them with a credit card to cover the charges. After I left a negative review of the hotel online the following day, the Hospitality Manager of the hotel sent me an offensive email containing insults and untruths. Aside from the unprofessional management, the hotel offers rooms that are dark and pint-sized. A bar on the street outside makes sleep at night nearly impossible. All in all, this was one of the worst hotel experiences of my lifetime.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip May 5, 2014
CJ
MX
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cozy hotel"
Hotel rooms r cozy and big. The interior design is superb and I love their breakfast. However they don't hv carpark and need to park in a garage offsite which charges a very high rate.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 4, 2014
CT
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"excellent location and service"
Made to feel welcome from arrival, our bags were looked after whilst we toured the town. All receptionists spoke excellent english and always greeted us with a cheerful smile. Breakfast was unexpectedly varied and of high quality. Room was clean although if the room looks out on to the side street it can be noisy from the bistrot below. All major sites in the town were within easy walking distance and hotel able to recommend first rate tratorrias and restaurants for eating, recommend to all friends and would stay again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Apr 25, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"First room wasnt very nice, suite was a lot nicer"
So we had a double room, first room we were given really wasnt very nice, cramped and very dated, also it had a hob cooking area in it which was strange, walking past other rooms that looked to be the same type (standard double) they looked a lot nicer so I think we just got the worst room there. So I upgraded us to a suite which was really nice inside, only annoyance was a family above were noisy and I think the room/house/apartment above didnt have carpet. So my main reason for 3 stars rather than 4 is that the first room was just a huge let down.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Nov 1, 2013
Tom
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Staff, Ideal Location!"
The staff of this hotel were among the most helpful we experienced throughout Italy! Immediately at check-in, they were helpful with city directions, recommending AMAZING authentic Italian restaurants, and calling around for us to compare prices of car service companies for a tour the next day. They even remembered who we were and would ask us about our tours. The staff make this a great hotel! The hotel location is ideal to boutique shopping centres and stores, restaurants, and walking to the train station. The only issues we had were with the incredibly small size of the elevator and there was a lot of noise, from the street and from the next room. There is a bar with street tables outside the hotel, so you can expect bottles shattering and laughing until about 3am if you leave the window open a crack. The hotel should invest in doors that shut a little quieter for neighbouring guests. This constantly woke us up. Otherwise, good shower head pressure, clean and safe hotel, awesome breakfast buffet. Would definitely stay here again, but maybe ask for a room on the top floor, away from noise.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 30, 2013
Lauren
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent Staff/Close to Must see Sights"
Not only were we in walking distance to the majority of the must see sights but with only a few days stay and so much to see the staff steered us in the right direction. They were also very friendly and extremely knowledgable regarding dining options. Very clean and well situated hotel. Great value for the price!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Oct 21, 2013
Karen
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"In the heart of Bologna"
We stayed at the Hotel Metropolitan for 5 nights in October 2013. It was our first time in Bologna and the hotel proved to be the perfect base for visiting the historic centre. It is in a side street off Via Independenza and is very easy to find since there is a huge neon sign on the corner. There are two bars a few metres from the front door which are good spots for a drink and people-watching before going out for the evening meal. The hotel is very bright and fresh, perhaps a little clinical, but the staff are very welcoming and helpful. Our room (210) was a good size and very comfortable and clean. There was plenty of space for our clothes and other bits and pieces. The bathroom was spacious and well equipped. Since it had a window that opened there was never any problem with steam and condensation. Despite the proximity of the two local bars and the main street the room was very quiet and our sleep was never disturbed - the room did not look out on the street. Breakfast was excellent with a wide selection of cheese, meats, pastries and fruit. The breakfast room was very spacious with plenty of room for everyone. We would recommend the hotel to anyone wishing to stay centrally in Bologna and would certainly stay there again when we return to Bologna which we will have to do since the city has so much to offer the visitor.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 20, 2013
Seemakel
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fabulous all round accommodation!"
We enjoyed it so much, we will be returning at some stage in the future! Bologna city is a must see with culture, fabulous buildings/architecture and GREAT shopping! Not to mention the delicious food... too many good Trattorias, bars and restaurants to list so check them out yourselves.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 13, 2013
Babycakes
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hidden Gem in Bologna"
Tucked down a side street, the Metropolitan is easy to miss and don't be put off by the "alternative" name on the front door - you are in the right place. It's a 10 minute walk from the train station with a bar and a cafe directly opposite, and easy walks to the sites of the city. We booked a double room which was large and comfortable, with windows opening out to the side street, and great wifi. The lovely staff spoke excellent english and where extremely helpful when I lost my credit card. Only problem was the failed shower which merely dribbled water from the showerhead, but reception seemed genuinely concerned by our complaint.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 16, 2013
noisyhobbit
AU
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