Bologna, Italy

Elizabeth Lifestyle Hotel Bologna

Price per night from$132.45

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR119.09), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Art house

Setting

Laid-back Little Bologna

Never mind the Renaissance city right outside – at Elizabeth Lifestyle Hotel Bologna you don’t need to leave your boutique pad to find a few masterpieces. Modern-art prints adorn the jewel-toned walls, courtesy of a collaboration with Milan-based Galleria l’Affiche, and scattered sculptures range from the classical to the can-I-take-it-home-with-me. Add to that spacious rooms, La Bottega bath products and a signature Laura Tonatto scent, and it’s clear Elizabeth has comfort down to a fine art, too.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

51, including six suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.

Prices

Double rooms from £117.73 (€131), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €5.00 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually include a buffet breakfast with both Continental and cooked options.

Also

The Bolognina district is formally called Navile, but locals know it by its nickname – meaning Little Bologna – thanks to the village-like vibe and multicultural make-up that recreate the big city in microcosm.

At the hotel

Art collection, parking, laundry, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and La Bottega bath products.

Our favourite rooms

It’s a tough choice when every room boasts its own contemporary-art collection, but the art deco details of the Deluxe rooms seal the deal for us – request one with a four-poster bed for peak decadence. If you’re craving some quiet, ask for an Initiale or Junior Suite with inner courtyard views.

Packing tips

Stash a sketchbook – with Bruno Munari’s paintings and Enrico Benetta’s sculptures surrounding you, you never know when inspiration will strike.

Also

All common areas are accessible for wheelchair users, but there are no specially adapted rooms.

Pet‐friendly

Small pets (under six kilograms) can come along for €30 a night; beds and bowls are available on request. See more pet-friendly hotels in Bologna.

Children

All ages are welcome. Extra beds and cots can be added to most rooms free of charge.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

While away warm (and wine-filled) evenings on the terrace, or snuggle up with a spritz in the leafy lobby.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant, but a morning buffet of Bolognese cheeses and charcuterie, along with hot dishes, cakes and pastries, is served in the bright, art deco-detailed breakfast room.

Hotel bar

The small, sleek bar is part of the plant-lined lobby. Expect a selection of spritzes and an abundance of vino Italiano.

Last orders

Breakfast is available from 7am to 11am.

Location

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Address
Elizabeth Lifestyle Hotel Bologna
Via Ferrarese, 161
Bologna
40128
Italy

Elizabeth Lifestyle Hotel Bologna calls the Bolognina district – an area known for its street art, markets and tight-knit multicultural community – home. It’s a short bus ride from Piazza Maggiore and between half an hour to an hour’s walk to most of the

Planes

Bologna Airport is a 15-minute drive away. The hotel can arrange transfers for €50 each way.

Trains

Bologna Centrale is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Direct services run there from Florence, Padua, Venice and Milan.

Automobiles

Bologna is easy to explore on foot, and extensive restricted zones – including most of the city centre – make driving tricky. If you do decide to bring wheels, there’s a car park at the hotel.

Other

The Linea 25 bus runs from the Casaralta stop, right outside the hotel, to Piazza Maggiore. The journey should take around 25 minutes.

Worth getting out of bed for

In a hotel decked out in gallery-worthy pieces, it would be rude not to squeeze in some wall-gazing. See if you can spot Bruno Munari’s monochrome faces, Guido Scarabottolo’s surrealist illustrations and Elisa Talentino’s pastel-splashed screen prints. Pose for some retro snaps by the full-size Fiat 500 model – or admire it over an Aperol spritz at the bar. When you’re ready to roam, the street-art-clad Bolognina neighbourhood is on your doorstep.

Bologna lays claim to some of Italy’s favourite foods – tortellini, mortadella and, of course, the world-conquering ragù (traditionally served with tagliatelle, not spaghetti) are counted among its culinary creations. Fill your basket with Bolognese specialities at the Mercato delle Erbe, the largest covered market in town. Nearby, family-run bakery Paolo Atti & Figlia is a Bolognese institution – head there to pick up your panettoni, pappardelle and pasticcini in a time-warp of antique furnishings, right down to the original 19th-century shop sign.

If it’s mediaeval history you’re hankering for, stop by the city’s totemic Two Towers. Both built in the 12th century, each has its own claim to fame – Asinelli is the tallest in the city; Garisenda sees Pisa’s 3.97 degree lean and raises it a full four, a tilt so noteworthy Dante documented it in his Inferno.

The heart of the centro storico, Piazza Maggiore is home to a handful of Renaissance palazzi, as well as the Basilica di San Petronio – step inside to see Cassini’s Meridian Line, one of the snazziest astronomical instruments of the 17th century, then settle into a café with a cappuccino for some serious square-side people watching.

Local restaurants

Pop to Pappare’ for a brunch that does it all: choose from fresh pastries, vegan bowls, all-the-trimmings pancake stacks and globe-trotting cooked dishes, washed down with coffee-snob-satisfying pour-over espresso. If it’s a bread-based lunch you’re looking for, head to Forno Brisa. Its sourdough loaves and artisan square slices of pizza come with a hearty helping of feel-good factor, thanks to its commitment to sustainability in all its guises – economic, social, agricultural, they have it all covered. The team of youngsters run their own farm to fuel their baking habit, and what they don’t grow themselves they source from tried-and-trusted local producers. Ristorante Donatello is something of a historic heavyweight. Since opening its doors over a century ago, the family-run joint has welcomed stars from Joséphine Baker and Federico Fellini to Andrea Bocelli and Roberto Baggio – and have the pictures to prove it hanging on the walls. Expect traditional local recipes – try the meat-stuffed tortellini – crafted from fresh seasonal produce, but be warned it doesn’t do dinner at weekends. Fine-diners flock to I Portici Restaurant, where head chef Emanuele Petrosino oversees a menu of Bolognese staples with a stylish slant. Opt for one of the tasting menus for dishes such as risotto Emiliano, rabbit alla cacciatora and lashings of Parmigiano-Reggiano – there’s a fully vegetarian version available, too.

Local bars

If you’ve ever fancied yourself a palazzo-dwelling partier, 16th-century chapel turned bar Le Stanze is the place for you. Ask the master barmen for your favourite cocktail, then sit back and enjoy next to floor-to-ceiling frescoes for a night of Renaissance-inspired revelry.

Reviews

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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Bologna and unpacked their mortadella and mozzarella, a full account of their stylish city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Elizabeth Lifestyle Hotel in Bologna…

Every inch the urban explorer’s pad, Elizabeth delivers a sense-stirring boost in each artful detail, so you’ll be ready to seize a day of sightseeing no matter how late you were up nursing Negronis at the bar. Bursts of boiled-sweet hues and modern art coax bleary eyes open, and we defy you to be drowsy after tucking into Bolognese mortadella and freshly baked apple cake in the pillar-box-red breakfast room. Weary wanderers returning from a day of portico-strolling and leaning-tower touring are just as well looked after. There are spritzes to sip and paintings to ponder at the bar, but for the truly tuckered out, four-poster beds, La Bottega bath products and a signature Laura Tonatto scent will lull you to sleep

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