Stayed here for 3 nights on a midweek visit to Bologna, the hotel staff are very friendly and helpful and speak reasonable English, rooms are clean and tidy as is the rest of the hotel, you could say it is a little dated but that is being picky, breakfast is basic continental style, cakes, pastries, meats, bread, fruit and cereals, there is no tea or coffee making facilities in the room which is a shame. The hotel is a good 20 - 25 min
walk to the centre but there is a bus stop outside across the road where you can catch a number 27a or 27b which takes you right into the main square, there is a paper kiosk at the back of the hotel where you buy tickets, 1.25 euro each way.
The hotel is on a corner of a main through road with a busy road at the side, I doubt there is a room where you can get away from the traffic noise which is constant during the day, it quietens down about 11.p.m. but you get the odd truck passing by through the night and starts up again about 7.a.m if you are a light sleeper like me, takes ear plugs.More