Grand Hotel Majestic

Italian Cities, Bologna

  • Only a short walk from Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers
  • Situated in the heart of Medieval Bologna

Only a short walk from Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers lies Bologna’s most prestigious hotel. Housed in a former palazzo dating back to the second half of the 18th century it became a hotel in 1911. Adorned with 16th century frescoes and fine antiques, the Grand Hotel Majestic exudes an elegant and refined atmosphere. Experience the grace and tradition of this beautifully restored palazzo, where stylish bedrooms have been appointed with traditional Venetian furnishings, including Murano glass chandeliers. The Grand Hotel Majestic encompasses all the luxuries of a long-established hotel in the heart of Medieval Bologna, home to Europe's oldest university and its very own pair of leaning towers, the 12th century Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

The hotel has 109 rooms (official rating 5 star) Child prices apply to ages 2-11 years.



Bars & Restaurants

Breakfast room & Enoteca Morandi Wine Cellar

Included With: Bed & Breakfast

Cafè Marinetti

The café bar overlooks a small winter garden and has a welcoming atmosphere, ideal for a relaxing break, aperitif or light snack.

Il Carracci Restaurant

Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers during the evening 

The hotel’s restaurant features a beautifully frescoed ceiling by the Carracci brothers. Its chef, Giacomo Galeazzi, uses local ingredients to prepare a delicious range of regional dishes, which complement the great selection of wines from the cellar that lies underneath.

Spa & Wellness

Health and Wellness Area & Gym

Health and wellness area with steam room, sauna and relaxation room. Gym open 7am - 9pm.

Cooking Classes & Wifi

Cooking Classes

Available on request.


Free internet access.

About the location
Holidays in Bologna will take you to one of Italy’s most elegant and exciting cities. Among the weaving porticoes and medieval towers, you will experience spirited markets and bustling arcades, all in a city that continues to feel vibrant and welcoming long into the evening. Bologna holds international acclaim for its food, architecture and automobile design, while retaining an authentic and intimate city centre where each street exhibits the city’s historical and social roots. Whether you are looking to taste the local tortelli al tartufo nero underneath the shadows of the famous Due Torri or for relaxing evenings spent strolling through the Colli district to watch the sun set over the skyline, you will find much to enjoy in this remarkable city.

Bologna’s food culture could entertain and fascinate even the most experienced gastronome. It is commonplace to witness the making of fresh pasta and the tasting of locally made burrata when walking around the central piazza. Alongside these delights, Bologna hosts over fifty museums displaying work from renowned historical figures such as Michelangelo, Raphael and Mozart, as well as prestigious modern institutions such as the MAMbo, Museo D’arte Moderna Di Bologna, which maintain a thriving contemporary art scene.
Transfer Time
The hotel is 20 minutes from Bologna airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Superior Double

Max 2 Adults

Superior Rooms are magnificently furnished in a classical style, embellished with Murano glass lamps and featuring bathrooms in precious Carrara marble. They can sleep up to two adults.

Size: 28m²

Junior Suite

Max 3 Adults

Junior Suites are decorated in classical style have a semi-canopied double bed and large windows which make the atmosphere airy and light. Original antiques, silk fabrics on the walls and precious brocade drapery add further charm and elegance. Some Junior Suites have a welcoming fireplace.

Size: 50m²

Deluxe Room

Max 3 Adults

Deluxe Rooms are elegantly furnished in classical style with a semi-canopied bed and a small sitting area with a desk. They can sleep up to three adults.

Size: 32m²

Classic Room

Max 2 Adults

Classic Rooms are magnificently furnished in a classical style, embellished with Murano glass lamps and featuring bathrooms in precious Carrara marble. They can sleep up to two adults.

Size: 20m²

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Absolutely lovely concierge/front desk staff and great experience
vdelacru, Los Angeles, California
Tripadvisor review Sep 11 2022
I was a bit hesitant about this hotel initially despite its reputation as the best hotel in Bologna ??? that???s because I tend to like more modern hotels and I was worried the place would be a bit...
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Great location, excellent service and quiet rooms
biztraveller22, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Tripadvisor review Aug 24 2022
Ideally located to visit the city and only 10-15 minutes walk to the train station if you want to explore Firenze or Parma in a day trip. You can also catch a bus to the station right in front of the...
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