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Grand Hotel Elite
Ranked #49 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Reviewed 25 May 2012

This was a nice location, 20 minutes walking from train station. There is plenty of buses too. It is also 15 minutes walking to city center. There is plenty of nice restaurants with outside sitting (take streets behind hotel towards old city) that are open late.

Hotel and room were clean. Staff speaks English, and very helpful. Breakfast and internet are NOT included in the price. Both items you can find cheap someplace else. There is plenty of breakfast options right outside of the hotel. Food and coffee are very cheap in Bologna. There is mini fridge in the room.
Hotel was very good value for the price paid

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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EliteBologna, Direttore at Grand Hotel Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2012

Dear Guest
First of all we wish thank you for your nice review and for your preciouses time.
Nevertheless we feel sure that you can understand that cause of rooms’ low cost policy, services as breakfast and internet cannot be included in the room rate.
In our hotel you can have full breakfast as well coffee shop service at your choose; Cordon Bleu Restaurant, inside the hotel, is actually not expensive and offers typical local gastronomy, in particular only home made pasta; we offer several interesting internet proposals climbing cost.
We really hope to welcome you back to Bologna.
Best regards
Marco Bertuzzi - Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Hotel was clean and staff helfpul and friendly. It is a good twenty minute walk into the old city. Mostly under cover thanks to the arcades which are welcome both as shelter from the rain and sun. Beware the food considering Bologna is advetised as the gastronomic centre of the region the hotel offering is poor. Breakfast plentiful I would give the orange juice a miss, it very strong orange cordial. The bacon is just fat with a tiny streak of meat and the eggs well see for yourself. Lovely croissants and coffee and you they will give you a pot of water and cold milk for tea. Dinner in the hotel - I really would not bother. I would go out of the hotel turn left 15 minute walk to La Fraisse - excellent fish and meat extensive menu to suit all pockets and friendly staff. Alternatively out of the hotel turn right 10 minute walk Restaurant Gigi, warm welcome - fish and meat some cooked on wood fire bit more expensive. Be aware the hotel restaurant is closed on Sunday after breakfast. Internet connection is very very slow.

Room Tip: Get a room at the back of the hotel, the road is very noisy - we stayed in 301 nice room almost the...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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EliteBologna, Direttore at Grand Hotel Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2012

Dear Guest
We wish to thank you indeed for you review; guests’ reviews are really very important and help us to improve ourselves.
Concerning our Cordon Bleu restaurant, it offers all kind and size of home made pasta, which is the queen of our typical local gastronomy, as well as meats: grilled, stew, roasts, scallops, all garnished with vegetable in seasons; cannot miss and there are the famous appetizers like sliced typical of our region besides pies, cakes and pastries. It is true, our restaurant is normally closed on Sunday.
We already take care about breakfast suggestions and provided to verify internet connection service.
We sincerely hope to welcome you again to Grand Hotel Elite.
Your faithfully
Marco Bertuzzi - Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 22 May 2012

had 5 nights there and we were very happy with our stay. The hotel is on the bus route from the airport (6 euros) and about 20 mins walk from the main centre of Bologne. The rooms are huge and have equipped kitchen area and breakfat bar with stools. Road outside is busy but double glazing cut out all the noise. Breakfast was included and is superb, catering for all tastes, even staff on hand to make coffees. There is no restaurant and no bar though, also we were unable to make wifi connection work, but minor problem. Staff all very friendly and taxis arrive almost instantly, 15 euros to airport. There are lots of very good restaurants in easy walk, food shops and supermarket.. Bologne is a fascinating place to visit and we took the train to Venice which is less than 2 hours and costs about 20 euros for unbooked seat, very busy train though. Hotel is very stylish and excellent value.. There is on road parking outside but a car is not necessary.

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EliteBologna, Direttore at Grand Hotel Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2012

Dear guest
Thank you very much for you nice review about Grand Hotel Elite.
customer satisfaction is our why satisfaction.
Actually in hotel there are both, Bar service an Restaurant offering typical local gastronomy: we really apologize you missed this information and the opportunity to taste it.
We also thank you for signal internet connection non well working: we already provided it.
Waiting to welcome you soon again to Grand Hotel Elite, we remains, sincerely yours.
Marco Bertuzzi - Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

3 girlfriends stayed in May- very large room plenty wardrobe space.Had kitchenette with fridge which we really appreciated to keep our water cool! Very friendly and helpful staff. Spotlessly clean. good choice at breakfast.highly recommend.
Can walk to city centre or take bus-buy your ticket from tobacconist next door to hotel-1 trip 1.20 or 4 euros for 24 hours!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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EliteBologna, Direttore at Grand Hotel Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2012

Dear guests
We thank you indeed for you nice review and for recommend our hotel.
We hope to have the great pleasure to welcome you back as soon.
Marco Bertuzzi – Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 13 May 2012

If you like vintage atmosphere ( in good meaning of this word:) and great great breakfast and everything is in cost you should stay in this Hotel. Huge advantage is also very nice and friendly staff, and room service- they clean up every day, change your bed-clothes :) Besides Hotel is very close to the heart of the city, a 20min stroll :)

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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EliteBologna, Direttore at Grand Hotel Elite, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2012

Dear guest
We wish to thank you for your nice review and for the time you spent for edit it.
Hoping to welcome you as soon to the Grand Hotel Elite, we remains, your faithfully
Marco Bertuzzi – Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 26 April 2012

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

It was very easy and cheap to get from BLQ airport to hotel by bus (6EUR). I get off on bus stop Ospedale Maggiore and next continue about 500 m same direction.
There is a big hotel sign on the building so it was easy to find the hotel. But to find the hotel door was a rebus. Entrance is in the passage and it is easy to overlook it.
Reception staff was were friendly and everything went quickly. The room price was very good for Bologna and the high quality, breakfast did cost additional EUR 12 per day.
Internet WiFi connection was expensive and I used the mobile 3G network instead.
Hotel is in distance to centre what is disadvantage for night return.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Address: Via Aurelio Saffi 36, 40131 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#33 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
Price Range: £20 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Elite 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exclusive 4-star hotel in the center of Bologna Grand Hotel Elite for 50 years does not betray the wishes of its guests by offering even today the same refined atmosphere donated by precious materials, elegant details, the quality of living in spacious comfort rooms, unique in the functional solutions, a real its objection in the hotel reality. luxury 4 star hotel, high quality cuisine, perfect spa area for their physical fitness and meeting rooms where you can gather for the demands of work: you will find all this and more at the Grand Hotel Elite, 4-star hotel in the center of Bologna Near Marconi Airport and Central Station, not far from the Stadio Dall'Ara, the Fair and the city center, this beautiful hotel suite gives you a unique stay with many plus and daily attention to your service. Inside you'll find a furnished room in vintage style, where furniture and decorative elements recall perfectly the elegance of the '70s: a luxury of the past, which the Grand Hotel Elite is brought to light, perfectly combining it with good facilities and staff always attentive to your needs. A choice of this property with the view to preserving the unique character of the structure. ... more   less 
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