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Hotel Excelsior
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Pavia
Ihtiman, Bulgaria
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed 26 October 2009

Hotel is a quiet one - 20min away from the airport.

Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2007

The hotel is located next to the railway station, and quite a walk (+10 min) from the town center. The hotel occupies a whole wing of a modern apartment block with which it shares the elevator and the staircase in a funny way.The room was large and clean, in very good condition, nothing to complain about. Bathroom ok as well.

The breakfast (6 euro) was somewhat disappointing - no ham/cheese/müsli/yogurt. If you've got a car, you can use the hotel's garage for 8 euro a night.

The town itself was probably the bleakest point in our trip. The only thing worth visiting is Certosa di Pavia about 8 km to the north of Pavia.

  • Liked — The room
  • Disliked — The town
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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The Netherlands
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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2007

Hotel Excelsior is located directly besides the station of Pavia (25 mins by train from Milan Central Station) and at walking distance (+-10 mins) of the city centre.

You get complementary room slippers and for 6 euro per person per day
you have a breakfast consisting of a pretty good capuccino, juice, croisants, white pistolets served with sweet toppings like jam, jam, jam, jam and chocolat paste.

You can take as much as you want, so that is a pretty good deal ;-)

The rooms are not very big, but big enough, but the bathroom is tiny though it has a decent shower.

Oh, and the cleaning staff is very friendly.

So much for the plusses...

Minusses:
- The people at the reception desk couldn't care less about you and make no attempt to assist you in any way

- The interior did not pass the test of time... broken wallpaper, spots of unknown origin, cracks, damaged furniture... apart that it all looks incredibly outdated and depressing (minor gripe ofcourse).

- although the bed linnen is clean, the room and bathroom certainly are not: the shower walls had plenty of mold traces and mushrooms, the room was very dusty and more fungus was spotted close to the heater.

- If you are anything but a heavy sleeper, avoid this hotel at all cost. Strangely enough not the trainstation nearby but the plumbing creates a huge amount of disturbance. If the people in the room next door flush the toilet, it appears like it happens in your room... incredibly noisy and it will wake you up if you don't sleep very very tight

- very thin walls, so you will hear your neightbours frequently cough, sneeze, talk or...

- At a roomrate of 85 euro per night for a double and +-60 (excluding
breakfast) for a single, you really pay for the location, not the quality of the hotel. If that is enough value for money is for you to decide.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Cleanliness and noise disturbance
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2005

Excelsior:
Great location (a block from the train but easy to get downtown). Very nice very clean room with good perks (it had individually plastic-wrapped slippers!). Very friendly staff (especially in afternoon/evening) with good English. Good price, and helpful for location and touring. Great town too.

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Additional Information about Hotel Excelsior

Property: Hotel Excelsior
Address: Piazzale della Stazione 25, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Pavia > Pavia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Pavia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 184
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