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Starhotels Excelsior

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Pietramellara, 51, 40121 Bologna, Italy (Porto)
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Ranked #20 of 105 hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a tired property, worn furnishings, stains in carpet. Overdue for renovation. The staff is unwelcoming in the extreme. Inflexible in their rules. There are so many better choices in this interesting city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is in front of Bologna train station, but it was very quiet (our room was behind). Breakfast is excellent, with a huge buffet. Room was large, good bed, and there was a good new crib that I asked for my baby. Walking distance from Bologna city center (15 min). Shuttle bus to IKEA leaves practically in front of the... More

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Siheung, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotels for nights. The room was spacious, wide with bath. On a bed table, there is a heart-shaped paper written buona notte (Good night). After house keeping, there were two chocolates all the time. This is really wonderful and considerate service for the guests. Its location is really perfect, just across the central station. In the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not bad for one night stay, WIFI is free for one night/ 6 Euros for 24 hours. Rooms were simple no AC during my stay period (end of March). The rail station is across the road and car parking is too small. Average service and not bad breakfast. Overall, good for a short stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off in Bologna as part of a mini euro tour and found most things about this hotel to be excellent. Perfectly located opposite the railway station and with the large historical centre behind which we explored, it was a great place to stop over. A large modern hotel with an office block appearance we had a fifth floor... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The hotel is just in front of the railway station and you can walk everywhere in central Bologna or get a bus or a taxi if you need to go farther. As I said, is a business hotel, clean, quiet if a little impersonal and character lacking. Check-in and check-out were very fast and the people at the reception were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stayed there last night on our way back to Dusseldorf from Ferrara. The hotel is right in front of the train station yet the windows are double glass so you won't hear a thing from the outside. We were well addressed when we were arrived and given room 324. When we told them we won't be staying for breakfast since... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This hotel is located directly across the street from Bologna's main Railway Station , ideal for those arriving or departing by train or bus, there are also many taxis available to. The hotel itself is first class and reasonably priced considering it is within easy walking distance from the city centre where you will find the many fine restaurants, bars... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Our first visit to Bologna and we planned several day trips by train. This is an excellent choice for that...it's directly across from the station (a station that is a hub for high speed trains and local trains alike). We often stay in hotels with "character" and the Excelsior was very business-like in the modern decor, fast elevators, and good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

The Excelsior is located right across the street from the train station, perfect as a base for exploring nearby towns --Padua, Farrara, Ravenna. The hotel is modern and spotless. Good breakfast. The lobby bar turns into a restaurant in the evening, with a limited - but very good - menu. Service a little spotty, though. Would certainly return, although there... More

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