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Art Hotel Novecento, Bologna

Art Hotel Novecento

As the name suggests, there’s a prominent emphasis on art and design at the stylish Art Hotel Novecento. Interesting design pieces are displayed throughout this boutique hotel, and the chicness continues from the polished lobby, with its fountain and bronze statue, to the sleek and stylish guest rooms, which are equipped with comfortable amenities and modern bathrooms. 

Located on a small, peaceful square just off the central Piazza Maggiore, the property is ideally situated in the heart of Bologna and makes a great base for exploring the medieval city’s attractions and shopping streets on foot.

Our rating: First Class

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The rooms have been carefully designed with guests’ comfort in mind and feature design elements that reflect the hotel’s art focus. In addition to the art pieces displayed throughout the hotel, each room is equipped with modern comforts and amenities, such as a well-stocked minibar, safe, complimentary Wi-Fi and a spacious yellow marble bathroom with a rain shower or bathtub and plush robes and slippers. Some rooms also feature sofa beds for families with young children.


Positioned in the heart of Bologna, the hotel is located on a quiet little square just off the central Piazza Maggiore. A stone’s throw from the city’s medieval Palazzo Comunale (city hall), the Basilica of San Petronio and the shopping streets, the hotel is well situated for exploring Bologna on foot.

Food and drink

The hearty buffet breakfast features a spread of local produce, including seasonal fruit, cheeses and an assortment of pastries. These cold dishes are complemented by a small selection of hot dishes and freshly squeezed orange juice. While there isn’t a restaurant for evening meals, numerous dining options are available in town and the staff can help make your restaurant reservations.


Hotel Novecento offers sofa beds in some of the guest rooms as well as cradles, high chairs and babysitting services upon request.

Our opinion

A charming boutique hotel in the heart of Bologna, we love the Novecento’s stylish decor and attentive service.

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