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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 104 hotels in Bologna
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 The hotel its self is slightly outdated, it really needs a refurb, I felt like this could have been a 4* hotel 20 years ago but not now.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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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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Pennington, New Jersey
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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us stayed here for 2 nights in July. The hotel is about a 25 minute walk from the train station and a little less than that from the city center. The walk is reasonably pleasant. There are a few restaurants nearby and a few good patisseries. The Hotel is an old but well kept high rise. The layout... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reception was efficient and friendly upon our arrival, and we checked in very quickly. The room itself was spacious with a fantastic view from the eighth floor. The bathroom was well equipped and a good size, with almost too much space for a couple on a short stay, but we enjoyed the luxury of it. We found the bed to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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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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Grand Hotel Bologna

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#6 Best Value Hotel in Bologna #24 Luxury Hotel in Bologna #29 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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