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Grand Hotel Elite

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Aurelio Saffi 36, 40131 Bologna, Italy
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Ranked #42 of 104 hotels in Bologna
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean and tidy hotel in a good location. 10 minutes from the train station. The number 13 bus stops a few yards up the street from the hotel and takes you in to the beautiful city of Bologna. The number 19 brings you back. Breakfast is your standard continental and egg, ham and bread selection. Very filing and tasty.

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We decided to stay at the Grant Elite again (after 7 years) and weren't disappointed. The two bedroom apartment is the way to go if you have children. The rooms are spacious and clean and beds are comfortable. There are several grocery stores in the area for a quick snack. The hotel states you will be charged a cleaning fee... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it is a 4 star hotel it does feel more like a 3 star. Other than that it was fantastic. Big rooms, massive bathroom, free bottled water in the mini bar and a huge wardrobe. The only issue with the room is that it has no safe. Location wise we knew when we booked that it was going... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here on a stopover from Bologna on the way to Tuscany. Really enjoyed the stay. Easily accessed from the airport and only a short walk into the city. It's slightly dated in the decor but it's really clean, large comfortable beds, well airconditioned, large bathroom and overall a real pleasure to have found this place. Staff were helpful and... More

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Johnston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just come home after 4 nights? A short taxi ride from airport 13euros an easy transfer after flight , hotel very clean, staff helpful, breakfast plentiful on the bed and breakfast option. The room was large, bed comfortable, shower was very good, lots of wood panelling made the public areas in the hotel slightly dark at times, wifi worked fairly... More

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Saint-imier, Suíça
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We believe that the hotel was a 4 stars in the past – however the lack of renovations is today obvious. Lots of details like the shower drainage, the cumulating of “limestone” on the spigots. The breakfast wasn’t bad, but no fresh fruits, no homemade pies, all very “industrial”. The WIFI on the bedrooms doesn’t work has was written in... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A short, cheap and not so scenic taxi journey away from the airport and you will discover Grand Hotel Elite. The hotel was fantastic value for money and it boasted vintage decor throughout! The breakfast consisted of delicious fat of the pig throat (Mortadella), fresh salami, sought after cheese slices and stale bread. Also, not forgetting the miniature croissants. A... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We didn't really know what to expect of Bologna since it's not a huge tourist destination in Italy. We enjoyed a couple of days at Hotel Grand Elite- only €13 for a taxi directly from Bologna airport. The staff were helpful. We didn't eat at the restaurant, but were pleased with our deluxe room; lots of space with a small... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Hotel is really old fashioned, 20 years ago the furniture was i guess outstanding. Nevertheless paying ~20 euro per person/night was really good, clean towels, clean bedding, that was ok. There were no glasses, plates in the room, only one plastic glass per person. That's why I'm wondering why they have 4 stars? In summary our stay was really great... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We booked this last week, 3 days before travelling. It is quite far out of the centre (about 20/25 minutes walk) but is a straight walk down the same road. On arrival we were given room 800 on the top floor with amazing views. I wasn't expecting much but there was a small kitchen, big sofa, stools and a breakfast... More

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Address: Via Aurelio Saffi 36, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Elite 4*
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Bologna #23 Luxury Hotel in Bologna #31 Family Hotel in Bologna
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This 4 star hotel in Bologna manages to satisfy all its guests' needs with a vast range of proposals varying in quality and service, all of 106 rooms and suites.It's simple: we manage to offer much more to guests who are looking for a room, we offer a Suite. Elegance and refinement dominate the characteristics of each room, from the splendid classical structures to the interiors in precious wood, marble and brass. ... more   less 
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