Hotel Nearby Bologna Fair – Here’s where to stay!

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If you are looking for a hotel near the Bologna fair, you are in the right place! In this article we have collected some useful tips for looking for good accommodation with excellent value for money.

Furthermore, you will be able to find some useful tips for your trip so that you can organize yourself in the best possible way.

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The Best Hotels in Bologna in the Fair Area

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The best hotels in the Bologna Fair area

In this section we have selected for you the best hotels near the fairgrounds. These structures are all located just a few minutes from the fair and represent an ideal solution for business customers who intend to participate in one of the many events organized throughout the year.


During some very popular fairs such as Cersaie and Cosmoprof it can be really difficult to find a place to sleep in Bologna both near the fairgrounds and in other areas. Also, costs tend to be higher nearer the date of these events.

For these reasons, we suggest not waiting too long to reserve a room and, if possible, book in advance.

Hotel Michelino Bologna Fiera

This 3-star hotel with a modern and minimal design is appreciated for its comfort and location, it has more than 60 rooms, all with parquet and soundproofed. In each room it is possible to regulate the climate independently and among the equipment we find a minibar, a safe, a WIFI connection, a 40-inch television with satellite channels.

As for the toilet, the bathrooms have a comfortable shower cubicle, a hairdryer and a mirror.

The Michelino hotel is equipped to accommodate people with disabilities and smoking rooms are also available.

Among the services offered, the well-equipped Fitness Room with Technogym machines, accessible free of charge by guests, should certainly be mentioned. While the Bononia restaurant offers excellent traditional Italian and regional dishes.

The breakfast is very rich and in the form of a buffet with seasonal products and sweet and savory foods.

The reception is open 24 hours a day and the courteous and helpful staff speak several languages. Finally, those traveling by car will appreciate the presence of a video monitored parking inside the structure.

UNAHotel Fiera

The UNAHotel Fiera boasts a strategic position a short distance from the historic center and easily accessible by public transport. The structure has 10 meeting rooms that can be used for corporate events and conferences, the largest can accommodate more than 200 people.

This solution is ideal for those looking for an accommodation characterized by style and elegance. Thanks to the innumerable quality services and the genuineness of the hotel staff, the UNAHotel is much appreciated by both business customers and those who want to enjoy a holiday in total relaxation.

The structure is equipped with different types of rooms so as to best satisfy the different needs of travellers. From the Classic to the Junior Suite, each room is designed to make guests’ stay welcoming and pleasant.

The hotel also offers tasty dishes from the Emilia-Romagna region at the UNA Cucina restaurant. The menu changes periodically according to the season and the ingredients have been carefully selected by the chef.

For those traveling by car it will be important to know that it is possible to take advantage of a free outdoor car park or a private garage for a fee.

Hotel Fiera Wellness e SPA

This recently renovated 3-star hotel can meet the needs of a wide range of visitors, from businessmen to young couples, without forgetting families with children.

The hotel has almost 100 elegant and spacious rooms that offer guests all the comforts necessary for a pleasant and relaxing stay.

The hotel also has a SPA open every day, inside there is a Turkish bath, sauna, Kneipp path, emotional showers, Jacuzzi and relaxation room.

The “Il Mercante” restaurant offers guests traditional dishes and international cuisine, vegetarian menus are also available.

The Sydney Hotel

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Sydney Hotel is a perfect solution for those looking for a welcoming and bright environment. This 4-star hotel in the fair area is also located a short distance from the Palazzo dei Congressi which often hosts events of great national and international importance.

The kind and welcoming staff is always ready to assist guests with the utmost care so as to make them feel at home.

The rooms are appreciated for their large size and can accommodate up to 4 people, their simple and comfortable style is studied in every detail while the bathrooms are equipped with both a shower and a bathtub. For families, communicating rooms are also available so as to ensure all the necessary space while allowing the privacy of parents and children.

The hotel is equipped with a congress center which has 10 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 500 people, all rooms have the necessary equipment for the organization of business events and conferences. Furthermore, it is possible to organize aperitifs and dinners to accompany the event.

If you are looking for a moment of relaxation, it will be essential to know that the structure has an outdoor swimming pool, ideal for relaxing in the summer, and a newly renovated fitness room.

At the “Opera” restaurant it is possible to taste the creations of the chef who loves to amaze the palate of guests with excellent dishes. During the summer it is also possible to eat outside, by the pool.

Finally, the structure has a large car park which can also be accessed by buses and can be easily reached from the highway and the ring road by taking exit 8.


This 4-star hotel was completely renovated in 2021 and today presents itself with a trendy and modern decor. Very appreciated by both business and leisure customers, it has large spaces designed to guarantee the privacy and comfort of customers.

The restyling of the rooms was carried out with a modern style in order to design practical and comfortable environments able to best satisfy the needs of the guests. The rooms are equipped with the main comforts necessary for a pleasant and peaceful stay, for example each room has a minibar, safe, independent temperature control, 43-inch TV with access to the main Italian and foreign channels.

The NeroArancio restaurant and the lounge bar await guests with high quality products, while a rich variety of hot and cold products is available for breakfast.

Furthermore, if you choose to stay at the Savhotel, you can take advantage of the video-monitored private parking.

Hotel Astor Bologna

This 3-star hotel is loved by both families and business travelers thanks to the friendliness of the staff and the good value for money.

Definitely a good solution for those who do not need a luxury residence, the structure has well-furnished rooms equipped with all the necessary accessories for a relaxing stay. Pets are allowed inside the structure.

The reception is open 24 hours a day and the staff is available, courteous and ready to provide guests with all the necessary information.

The abundant and tasty breakfast is much appreciated by guests thanks to the good assortment of fresh products.

Those traveling by car can take advantage of the garage and the outdoor car park subject to availability.

Bed & Breakfasts and Apartments

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Bed & Breakfast in the fair area of Bologna

Choosing a B&B or an apartment in the fair area is certainly a valid alternative for those seeking to contain travel costs. This choice is recommended for all those who prefer to maintain a certain independence and do not need full board or room service.

In this case there is no need to worry, in the surrounding area there are numerous restaurants and at the end of this article we will give you some advice on this!

Carlotta Fiera Suite

This bed and breakfast has been designed to welcome guests and make them feel at home. The philosophy with which this accommodation was created and furnished is based on cordiality and availability.

This makes it an ideal environment to relax and disconnect from work and everyday life. In fact, whether you are on a business trip or on vacation, during your stay you will feel immersed in a serene and pleasant atmosphere.

La Finestra sulla Fiera

The structure has been weighted to reflect a young and contemporary but at the same time functional and comfortable environment for those visiting Bologna for fairs and congresses.

The location is extremely advantageous for those who want to visit the Fair as it is only 100 meters from the entrance!

Fiera Boutique

The Fiera Boutique is located a few steps from the exhibition center and about 10 minutes on foot from the city centre.

This accommodation, comfortable and flexible, is much appreciated by guests for the cleanliness and the organization of the rooms.

Definitely a good alternative for those who prefer a quiet area and want to stay in Bologna on a budget.

Why Choose a Hotel in the Fair Area

The area around the Bologna Fair is undoubtedly very popular with business travelers who need to go to one of the many events that bring the fair complex to life during the year.

The accommodations available near this center are often designed specifically for business customers and offer ad hoc services, however the area is also frequented by those traveling for pure leisure.

In fact, the area is suitable for the needs of most visitors, generally speaking Piazza Maggiore, considered the heart of the city, is about 3 kilometers away while Fico Eataly World can be reached by car in 10 minutes.

Useful advice for those staying near the exhibition centre

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How to move

The area is well served by the public service ensuring good mobility and the train station is about a 10-minute walk from the area.

To reach the historic centre, you can use bus lines 20 or 28 which run along via San Donato or lines 35 and 38 on via Stalingrado.

The city has a good taxi service that can be booked via text message or call, for more information, see the article taxi in Bologna.

Where to eat

As we have already mentioned, there are many restaurants in the area and there is the possibility of ranging from traditional to ethnic cuisine.

In via Stalingrado there are several good quality restaurants. Ducati lovers will certainly want to try the Scrambler Ducati Food Factory where some pasta dishes, delicious hamburgers and a selection of pizzas are served. If you prefer a good plate of meat, one of the Roadhouse chain restaurants will satisfy your desire.

On via Donato Creti we find the Margherì pizzeria which offers excellent traditional Neapolitan pizzas with some very tasty variations.

For those who prefer ethnic cuisine, we suggest the Pars Persian restaurant in via Pietro Lianori which will amaze you with exotic flavors and heady Middle Eastern aromas. If you love Japanese cuisine we recommend Haiku, its a la carte menu is full of traditional dishes from the rising sun, all prepared with great dedication.

If you are interested in the delicacies of Bolognese cuisine, don’t miss the article: where to eat in Bologna!

Places of interest nearby

In the surrounding area there is no shortage of meeting points, parks and attractions that allow you to have fun and get away from work.

For theater enthusiasts right next to the Palazzo dei Congressi we find the EuropAuditorium with a vast and well-curated program. If you want to spend a few moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Parco Don Bosco is a small green oasis where you can stop and relax from everyday tensions.

There are even discos, the Numa Club and the Kindergarten are within walking distance and host evenings with DJ sets and live music.

Frequently Asked Questions about hotels near the Bologna fair

Prices can vary a lot depending on the period and the demand, usually a night in a hotel in the fair area could cost between 60 and 150 euros depending on the season.

However, on some days such as national holidays or during particular international events, the prices may be much higher.

Yes, there are some hotels in the Bologna fair area that offer free parking for their guests, but not all of them. In the list of structures suggested in this article you can find some.

Ci sono molti hotel nelle vicinanze del quartiere fieristico di Bologna, tra cui l’Hotel Michelino e il Savhotel. In questo articolo puoi trovare la lista completa dei nostri suggerimenti per l’alloggio in questa area.

There are many hotels near the Bologna fairgrounds, including the Hotel Michelino and the Savhotel. In this article you can find the complete list of our suggestions for accommodation in this area.

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This article was written by:
Camilla Viviani
With a keen passion for food, art, and history, I’m always eager to uncover Bologna’s hidden gems and indulge in its cultural offerings, never passing up a chance to explore its myriad museums. As an enthusiastic cartographer and meticulous planner, I thrive on crafting uncommune travel itineraries that promise to delight travelers, offering unique experiences that leave lasting memories.
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