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Starhotels Excelsior
Ranked #24 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Stayed for 1 night at this beautiful hotel. Very close to the station...just across the street. The lady at the reception was exceptionally helpful (Sabrina) and very efficient. Rooms spacious, clean and comfortable....if not a bit too hot. Tried to adjust the air condition temperature but couldn't manage so we tried opening the window instead - but we had to close it since we considered it too dangerous (we had young kids who could have easily climbed on the back of the sofa onto the windowsill - we were on the 6th floor). Breakfast was brilliant and service excellent. Would recommend to friends and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Stephanie B
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Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

Located right across the train station. Perfect for travelers using Bologna as a base to travel across the region.
Service was good. Called room service and we got what we asked in less than 3 mins.
Try Ristorante Nino (ask reception for directions). It was the best meal we had in Italy.
Value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

The staff was friendly and helpful, given that I speak no Italian. The rooms were comfortable and nicely appointed. The location is fabulous: right across the street from the train station and a bus and taxi stand. Short walking distance to shopping and good restaurants.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

We definitely recommend this hotel if you decide to visit Bologna. The location is great, just across the street from the train station and a 10-minute walk to the centre. Spotless rooms, very friendly and helpful staff and a very good breakfast make this hotel a gem in Bologna.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Ideally situated opposite the railway station, bus station in next block. Local buses outside hotel front and taxis on the other side of the road. 10 min walk to city center and restaurants. We had the business room fronting the rsilway station and the busy street. No noise. Well equipped rooms with a TV showing mostly Italian channels. Free wifi st lobby but maximisd to 30 min per vouchrr. The staff gladly hands over a couple vouchers if asked. Medium buffet breakfast but you have to order coffee by overloaded staff. Excellent choise for excursions in the region with the railway station so close. The airport bus which leaves every 15 min is also at the station. Many bars around the hotel, incl icecream.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank ResenarSverige
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

Brilliant position just across the road from the railway station, yet only ten minutes walk from the centre of beautiful Bologna. A good clean comfortable hotel with excellent front of house staff.
Breakfast was limited in choice but of a good quality.
Although on a busy road, rooms are well insulated from any noise.there is a supermarket down the road, and the usual bars and eateries you would expect close to the station.
Bologna is a great place to stay

Room Tip: All rooms well insulated for noise.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

Before I stayed in this hotel I was in Venice and Verona so I had the opportunity to compare all the hotels that I stopped by. This hotel was terrible for my girlfriend and I. Room not cleaned , poor breakfast, the receptionist at the front desk were impolite and they charged me mistakenly one extra day and when I realized that and tried to get my money back they just ignored me. I do not recommend this hotel for anybody I was unlucky when I booked this hotel!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Eduardo P
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Additional Information about Starhotels Excelsior

Address: Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Region: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#16 Family Hotel in Bologna
#17 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#19 Business Hotel in Bologna
Price Range: £81 - £371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Starhotels Excelsior 4.5*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna. In this beautiful ancient University city, our contemporary chic hotel is considered to be one of the best. The location opposite the railway station is conveniently close to the Fiera as well as the historical heart. Our Italian style is an alluring combination of clean, fresh interiors throughout the lobby, library and restaurant, and cosy traditional bedrooms.In our city centre Bologna hotel there are 193 rooms and suites; a well-equipped fitness room; lounge and bar for relaxing, Avorio restaurant serving traditional Bolognese food; and five meeting rooms seating up to 380 delegates in total. ... more   less 
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