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Starhotels Excelsior

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Pietramellara, 51, 40121 Bologna, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #16 of 104 hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This hotel is opposite the train station and all that represents - busy and a a transient population outside. Location is good if you are driving as it is outside the limited area. All that said, once you get inside the staff are very welcoming and accommodating. Breakfast is an exception - they could not care about their guests and... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plans changed which required an overnight in Bologna. We booked last minute based on other TA members recommendations, the price and the location of the hotel. This hotel was a pleasant surprise. The room was big, spotless and well appointed. The bed was comfortable and the hotel felt secure. The room AC worked but didn't get the room cold. I... More

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St Andrews
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293 reviews 293 reviews
25 hotel reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect location for the train station and walk to town centre. Room quiet but a little tired. Kettle with complimentary tea/coffee bags. Shower desgned by a madman with the intention of causing splashouts. Personnel in general not too cheerful. Breakfast with good variety but mediocre produce, sometimes plain poor (e.g. the fruit juices, the coffee). Functional, but at the pirce... More

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New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night between train trips. Wish we'd stayed much longer. Great location across from the central train station and just a few blocks from the gorgeous walk on Independence under the porticos into the center of town. The rooms were modern, large, quiet and lovely. Wifi worked great. Terrific breakfast buffet. Helpful front desk. Great value.... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here only one night, but thought it was a lovely comfortable hotel in a very central location opposite the train station. We arrived vey late but received a warm welcome. The bed was great and the breakfast was delicious. Only issue was the shower where the small splash panel (I think there should also have been a curtain)... More

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quiet. Very comfortable clean rooms. Very close to train station and walking distance from the old centre of Bologna. Very helpful and friendly staff. Great breakfast. A great experience staying here.

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18 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly personal (Tiberia, Francesco, Serafino, Manuela and a lot more), spacious room and very clean, we had a room facing away from the main street: heavenly quet, opposite the train station, modern business hoteel, breakfast very good, the price was very reasonable, the restaurant recommendation of "Il Veliero" just 5 min away was excellent as well: Thank you Tiberia. Our... More

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Sliema, Malta
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a model chic lobby right and is literally across the road from Bologna Centrale. The rooms are not as modern though, but the beds were very comfortable, the linen crisp and white. The bathroom had organic toiletries and there was enough for 2 people. There were tea making facilities in the bedroom which included herbal teas. Breakfast... More

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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and clean as by expectation . Service is very good and the location is really comfortable for business issue. Hotel need a small refreshment it's almost 5 or 6 years that it is not restyling. Overall a good experience.

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Clearwater, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently had the pleasure of spending a night in this hotel. It was chosen because of its proximity to the main train station in Bologna. We arrived late on a Sunday night and were welcomed by a friendly and helpful desk staff. The room was well appointed with a very comfortable bed and large well stocked bathroom. Although it was... More

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Address: Pietramellara, 51, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna > Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Starhotels Excelsior 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Bologna #12 Romantic Hotel in Bologna #18 Business Hotel in Bologna #19 Family Hotel in Bologna
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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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