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Starhotels Excelsior

#23 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
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Pietramellara, 51, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Washington DC
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon arriving in Milan, we found that there was going to be rain for 4 days. We decided on the spur of the moment to leave and looked at the weather map. Bologna wasn't going to get rain so that's where we headed. I quickly looked at hotel reviews on Trip Advisor and found the Starhotels had good ratings and... More 

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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Opposite the railway station it's only a short walk to the main square. Staff were very friendly. Room was great, block out curtains, comfy bed and good sized bathroom and room. Breakfast had a good selection. Free wifi is only basic and is very slow if doing anything but checking email

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Switzerland
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although the hotel is located across the street from the train station, the rooms are incredibly quiet. Our room faced the station and we heard no noise at all. The rooms are modern, large and the beds are comfortable. They even have two pillows: one that's hard and one that's soft. I slept in a double bed, which I shared... More 

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Chicago, IL
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This large and modern hotel is directly across the central train station. It's a 20 minute walk to Piazza Maggiore under the historic Bologna porticos along Via Indipendenza. Check in was quick and efficient; upon learning we had a very early flight before breakfast was open, our hosts had breakfast to go prepared for us for pickup. Very kind and... More 

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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great hotel in a very good position being opposite the central train station. This is where the bus from the airport stops, which is very regular -- about every 15 minutes and costs about 6 euros, one way. The hotel is very business like but also caters for the leisure market. Our room was really nice and had loots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Big hotel and big rooms, great attitude from the staff, rich brakefast. In the room the lights are bit dim. Under the hotel there's garage, but unfortunately it's not free (about 24€ per 20 hours). The location of the hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the center of the city.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I am pleased with our stay at this hotel - clean and comfortable. And just accross the train station, the area is good and we felt really safe. Great coffee at breakfast! We had 3 nights stay, helpful staff, room and bathroom were spacious. I do recommend!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It was around 8.30pm when I went down to the bar/lounge at the lobby to get some ice, after being asked by the front desk to do so as there is no ice machine and the other alternative is to order ice from room service which I have to wait for quite some time and be charged for it. After... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We chose this hotel for it's proximity to the train station and discovered it was a great place to stay with good service, excellent breakfast and an amazing dinner for two in the Fondente restaurant with their Eataly menu! Our waiter Luciano was a wonderfully attentive host and gave us fascinating insights into Tuscany dishes and wine! Our only not-so-comfortable... More 

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Cuggiono, Italy
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37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I stayed one night on a business trip and made my choice based on its location, right in front of the main railway station of Bologna. The personnel at the reception desk and at breakfast were really nice and the overall quality is good. Breakfast was appropriate and I found a good selection of food and drinks. They upgraded me... More 

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