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Grand Hotel Elite

Via Aurelio Saffi 36, 40131 Bologna, Italy
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this hotel, certainly lives up to its name "Grand" , stayed in Bologna 5 times, and stayed at this hotel 5 times! As I work for Lamborghini I like to stay in Bologna and travel to the factory once I'm Italy. Great food, great breakfast and nice clean rooms. Staff are very friendly and always willing to help, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This hotel was really excellent, rooms were lovely, clean and very stylish, rooms had an indicator to let chambermaids know if you were in, so no worrying about being disturbed, staff were exceptionally helpful and helped us to navigate trains to other cities during our stay. Overall this hotel gives a very peaceful relaxing stay. Buses to Bologna centre were... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This hotel is a tad out of the way from the city center but it has good transport links to towers and the piazza maggiore. For €5 you can buy and all day bus ticket and the buses are very frequent (13 & 19c). The room was very spacious (double) and clean with a comfy bed. Plenty of drawer and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I was very unhappy at my stay at the grand hotel elite- was not worth the money we paid per night- the rooms were large, but very old and needed much updating- they lacked a sense of clealiness. Very disappointed with the quality of breakfast- Had to go to the cafe for a cappuccino, because the one I ordered there... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The hotel staff was friendly and the breakfast bar was pretty good. Nothing stood out as exceptional to us, the rooms needed updating but were definitely comfortable. We did not realize that we needed to request a non-smoking room... and were given a smoking room that wreaked of cigarette smoke. We spoke with the front desk and they were able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The hotel is very well located near the route from the airport to the city center. Rooms are spacious and well equipped. The price is competitive (but remember low season!). The historical city center is practically walking distance. Staff is professional. No negatives.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My friends and I stayed for 2 nights at the beginning of February. As we had got a groupon deal, it was worth the money we paid. Would've been disappointed if we had to pay the full prices though. The staff were really friendly & always ready to help with a smile. Every time we went out, we asked for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

check in starts at 2pm which is late for me as most hotels start at 12. You can't bring food brought from outside into the hotel because they have their own restaurant. If you bring food from outside, you have to pay 5 euro extra at checkout for cleaning costs-ridiculous!

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12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Firstly ignore any bad reviews about this place. I stayed here for 2 nights 23-25th Jan and had room 804 which had a brilliant view of Bologna. The hotel was really nice both exterior and interior. It looked really glamorous and I got a really good deal, so that was a bonus, plus it has a free gym, and wifi... More 

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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

About 15-20 mins walk from the town centre this is a comfortable hotel - very reasonably priced. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff on reception. Room well- appointed and spacious if a little dark. Excellent buffet breakfast . Did not eat dinner as there were excellent restaurants within walking distance. On the aerobus route from the airport though if there are... More 

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