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Grand Hotel Elite

4.0 of 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Bologna and go there often, and this has been my go-to hotel for the past 4 years. Rooms look good, are clean and spacious (I've stayed in doubles and a quad) and the staff is very helpful and efficient. Breakfast is good, although the variety of items has lessened significantly since the first time we were there- still... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I dont really find the 4 stars of this hotel. Things i loved: 1. Big rooms 2. Big bed 3. Rooms have a dining area 4. Clean rooms 5. A nice balcony 6. Nice breakfast Things I didn't really liked: 1. Poor, extremlly poor Wi-fi signal 2. Hard pillows (made of concrete??) 3. Not the most friendly staff 4. Tv-... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Very modern hotel but basic. We had massive wifi problems for the 4 days there. Lovely bedroom and a massive washroom, Lovely town and great places to see all within walking distance. Would stay again if they sort the WIFI out

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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night in city for business. Paid close to 300 euro And had the worst stay at a hotel anywhere in world. This hotel is out of the 1960's And feels like a men's club complete with dark paneling , darkened windows, And fluorescent (horrible) lights in rooms, bathroom, lobby... Seemed clean but Didnt feel clean. Everything was dark,... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Friends of us booked the Grand Hotel Elite in Bologna not knowing what to expect, the location was the main point of attraction at the time , to our surprise the bed room was spacious and clean with plenty natural light, bathroom excellent with bidet and a large shower, to our surprise the linens were being changed every day,, breakfast... More 

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Rzym, Włochy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

2 CONS: rooms a bit smelly (mustiness) with a scary looking-ceiling; service not always useful: they did not bring towels, although they promised to do so. also, they were not friendly enoug - opening a hotel garage after 11 PM appeared as a problem for them.. PROS: location, specific athmosphere in the hotel bar, quiet rooms. GENERALLY, decent value for... More 

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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This hotel is 10 years overdue for a refurbishment, staff are unhelpful and too arrogant to respond to email requests during your booking process. The hotel is a 20min walk from the main square in Bologna, which is not an issue as the walk is quite easy. The rooms smell of damp timber, and we could not access the wifi... 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*
Number of rooms: 106
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Bologna
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Bologna
#24 Luxury Hotel in Bologna

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