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 shortage of hot water in the shower seemed to become an issue around breakfast time too, so head up there early for hot water and cheese priority!
Our room was big, clean and free from city noise. Prior to booking, we requested a non-smoking room which lead to us being allocated the top floor room with a mountainous view.
The hotel staff were friendly, polite and spoke good english. The restaurant in the evening was consistently quiet, but that ensured the one-man team did not struggle.
With a half an hour walk up the straight stretch, you will find the centre of Bologna. Alternatively there is a small tobacco shop a few doors down from the hotel which sells cheap bus tickets to different locations, including to the centre. San Michele in Bosco (a church on the hill attraction) was good and easy to travel to from the hotel. Mambo Art Museum too was interesting, but for an afternoon aperitif and scenic view, search to discover Hotel Touring where you will attain a rooftop terrace overlooking Bologna. Either pretend you are a guest and jump straight in the lift to the top floor or simply be incredibly polite and persistent, like we were.
Prioritise food, wine and beautiful scenery in Bologna. Visit Venice, Florence or Rome via a short regional train journey away from Bologna Central Station on spare days.
Overall, The Grand Hotel Elite along with Bologna, makes the perfect value short break destination. It's clean, quiet and hassle-free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Bologna