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Grand Hotel Elite

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Aurelio Saffi 36, 40131 Bologna, Italy
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Ranked #45 of 105 hotels in Bologna
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in Bologna for two nights and we chose Grand Hotel Elite because it had a good reputation in the net and the price was right. Just like people have written, this is a hotel that has seen it's glory days. Couple decades ago Elite was probably the poshiest thing in Bologna. If you still want a piece of... More

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Rijeka, Croatia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
45 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is old and used but very well managed and clean. Bravo for the people who clean rooms and other facilities. Hotel is seriouslly 20 minutes wlak from the centre and is well located for trips with car from Bologna. It offers a garagewhic will need to be paid but hey what is for free these days. People at... More

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Brussels, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old style hotel, a bit far away from the center but can reach by bus. However; the room was quite big. The breakfast was extra so we rather took it outside at another place. The hotel is very clean and the staff is friendly.

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Warsaw, Poland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing to write exciting about this hotel. Proper accomodation with a little old style. But for people visiting Bologna it is a relly good choice. Proximity to bus stop. Ample family room. You can submerged in Bologna history and come back late night by bus. Very convenient.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little out-dated yes, but why not look upon it as old-school glamour? There are tassels on the room keys, that deserves points. I stayed in the Grand Hotel Elite for 7 nights and had no complaints. The room was cleaned daily and a fair size for two with a little sofa and plenty of storage. The walk into town... More

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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived and went to check in, where we were met by a fairly old man behind the desk. He could barely speak English, but we managed to work out that he wanted us to pay upon arrival. I haven't stayed in many hotels, but thought this seemed odd? We were 3 people staying for a week and were given... More

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Talk about a dated hotel in need of a facelift. Booked this as a 4 star hotel online, more like a 2 star. Hotel wanted us to move rooms three times over 4 night stay, asked if we could leave and if they would refund NO..... Not a happy customer... customer service lacking

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank god we were only staying here for 2 nights. It was roughly half a hour walk to the centre of Bologna which i did not really expect. The hotel its self is slightly outdated, it really needs a refurb, I felt like this could have been a 4* hotel 20 years ago but not now. It was okay for... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place, quiet location and super price. If you have a car, there is parking garage, with fee, but worth every penny! Walk to town square. Room with fridge, stove and counter. Small elevators, but so are most in Italy. Many banks nearby andrea & dave

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Sofia, Bulgaria
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Grand Hotel Elite, was a good choice for Bologna! It was a pleasant walk to the city centre, but a little far from the train station. There is a bus stop few meters from the hotel leading to the train station. The BLQ bus and 81/91 leads you close to the airport. Nice bus connections. The check in was easy,... 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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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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