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Starhotels Excelsior
Ranked #23 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Generally stay away from railroad or bus station's vicinity, but this hotel was a great exception. Across from Bologna's central rail station, this hotel offers great accommodations, clean and very comfortable big rooms. Great breakfast and conveniently located right across from the rail station.

Room Tip: Rooms are soundproofed, spacious and super clean
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

The hotel was fine for our one-night stay (we had a plane to catch the next morning). The concierge was efficient with check-in and check-out. If you are using Bologna as a hub for day trips to other parts of Emilia-Romagna, this hotel could work for you because it is so close to the main train station. However, for exploring historic Bologna I would recommend a hotel that is closer to the city center.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sankt Augustin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The hotel is opposite the train station of bologna.Die rooms are quiet and large. The breakfast is ok. Staff does their wor,.away from the centrum duration 10 minutes.There are many bars and restaurants opposite the train station

Room Tip: ok for 2 nights
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Excellent hotel near the railway station that is a safe area. We were upgraded to a deluxe room that was excellent and spotless. The breakfast buffet was superb except for the strange selection of 3 juices that must be an acquired taste. We found the location near the railway station to be quite safe and very near to the main pedestrianized area of the city is only a 2 minute walk. We visit Sicily by train from the UK regularly and will now probably always use this hotel for a stopover or short break.

Room Tip: Our room on the third floor overlooked the rear and was very quiet so cannot comment on the rooms th...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We made Bologna a pitt stop whilst driving to Southern Italy from the UK and it is a comfortable and convenient hotel for a short stay. It is a taxi ride to the centre of Bologna (about 10 euros to the towers) but very easy to get taxis as there is a stand at the train station across the road. We had a room in the back and had no problems with noise. The parking has a surcharge but right at the hotel so very easy. Overall a comfortable experience but if we were to return I may opt for something more central, especially if we didnt have a car.

Stayed June 2014
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We made Bologna a pitt stop whilst driving to Southern Italy from the UK and it is a comfortable and convenient hotel for a short stay. It is a taxi ride to the centre of Bologna (about 10 euros to the towers) but very easy to get taxis as there is a stand at the train station across the road. We had a room in the back and had no problems with noise. The parking has a surcharge but right at the hotel so very easy. Overall a comfortable experience but if we were to return I may opt for something more central, especially if we didnt have a car.

Room Tip: Try and request a room that doesn't look over the main road, preferably int he back.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bellingham
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We stayed here on the first night of our trip from Italy. It was a hot evening, and we'd been traveling for 16+ hours. So to be able to hop on a bus from the airport, arrive at our room and find it COOL, quiet and clean and perfectly well appointed was a great surprise. We walked to a nice dinner, then slept like babies.

We enjoyed an included truly wonderful breakfast (beautiful dining room, fruit, eggs, cheese, meats, yogurt, baked goods, healthy and more indulgent choices). Then, we walked back across the street (to where the Airport Bus) dropped us off, and into the train station, to depart for Cinque Terre. PERFECT Location.

Room Tip: Our room was up high, and facing away from the train station. That may have added to the quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
#13 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#19 Business Hotel in Bologna
#25 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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