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Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, 40121, Bologna Italy
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#34 of 111 hotels in Bologna
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4.5
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4.2
Value
4.1
Strategically located opposite the main Central station and only 2 km from Bologna's exhibition centre, the Starhotels Excelsior is a blend of classic style and contemporary taste. The hotel's 193 stylish, elegant and comfortable rooms and suites all feature prestigious furnishings and many overlook an unforgettable panorama of the city's rooftops and medieval towers. The Avorio by Eataly restaurant offers a selection of traditional local dishes, based on the finest ingredients, and the welcoming Fondente by Eataly bar is the ideal venue to enjoy a relaxing drink. Equipped with modern hi-tech facilities, the 5 meeting rooms can host up to 210 people, providing the ideal space for business meetings and private events.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Parking garage
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Strollers
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Cable / satellite TV
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Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, French, Italian
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Hivedoc wrote a review Sep 2022
Kensington, Maryland253 contributions217 helpful votes
The Starhotel Excelsior is located directly across the street from the central train station, thus is very convenient for those arriving to Bologna by rail. It is also very easy to come in by car without having to battle the traffic of central Bologna and parking is very easy. The hotel is a 15 minute walk to the central square. The walk is pleasant day or night on streets lined with shops and restaurants. The area around central station is lively at any time and feels reasonably safe. The hotel itself is quite modern. Rooms are large and quiet despite its proximity to the bustle of the train station. The quality of the rooms and service is extremely good for the price.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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stevebintley wrote a review Aug 2022
Bedford, United Kingdom6244 contributions921 helpful votes
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If you’re arriving by train then the location couldn’t be better - immediately opposite the station. Despite this it’s still a good location for seeing a lot of the main sights in the city and while awfully busy in the area outside, inside is calm and tranquil! Checking in was quick and pleasant with a very friendly member of staff happy to engage in conversation. Having had a rather painful journey to get there it was a delight to have my reservation swapped to a suite, which if available when booking I’d highly recommend. There’s a number of lifts which serve all the floors very quickly. The room was on the fourth floor and was very spacious. The bed was massive and exceptionally comfortable, the sofa a delight to relax on and there was plenty of storage throughout, including within the unit on which the TV sat, although this itself wasn’t as large as you’d expect for the room. There was loads of lighting throughout the room with lots of different settings, which helped make the room brilliantly cosy. Plugs at both sides of the bed, stocked mini bar and hifi unit, arm chair and coffee table plus machine meant an extended stay here would be perfectly comfortable. The air-conditioning wasn’t great unfortunately and while the curtains were only decorative, the blackout blind behind was very effective. No noise from outside or the corridors made for a great night’s sleep! The bathroom was equally as spacious as the main area and everywhere was very clean. The toiletries were provided in small bottles with a hair dryer mounted on the wall, but surprisingly there was no magnifying vanity mirror. The shower was above the bath with separate toiletries, and it was powerful and nice to use. While I didn’t have an opportunity to use the bar or restaurant, the main lobby area is lovely with plenty of place to sit and relax, either alone or in groups, and gives for great first impressions when you arrive. Checking out was seamless, however having left my luggage for a few hours it proved slightly more complicated retrieving it, since only a limited number of staff members appear to have access to the room. More secure perhaps, but if you’re in a rush make sure to leave enough time for this! Overall I had a brilliant stay here and I would happily return again, especially if it was for a lengthy duration - highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Jb-tb wrote a review Aug 2022
Rotterdam, The Netherlands160 contributions113 helpful votes
This is an excellent hotel: businesslike, sleek look and our room was spacious and neat. The check-in was very friendly (although a bit on the slow side), and the breakfast buffet was -certainly by Italian standards- very extensive and of excellent quality. The location of the hotel is good too, especially for train travelers, as it is right opposite the station. There were some unsavory people hanging around in the area between the station and the hotel entrance in the evening, but that didn't bother us. The hotel is not too far from the city centre either. We will definitely come back here if we ever visit Bologna again!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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MpPhotoPro wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom60 contributions36 helpful votes
Great modern hotel with perfect location and parking (for extra charges). worth considering, highly recommended for couples or business. walking distance to centre of the city and two Towers. Staff is very friendly and helpful rooms are spacious with a great view
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: parking available on the back of the hotel for extra charge manage by external company
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Dario F wrote a review Jul 2022
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Really terrible resturant i ordered a plate of tortellini and you can count them if there was more than 10 it was too much and sry it costed €16 stealing people incerdible waste of time never again this is not how to attract people and thats the worst serivce ever that i had
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Paul G wrote a review Jul 2022
106 contributions40 helpful votes
Picked this hotel since it was next to train station and we would be arriving by train and leaving by plane and needed the Marconi Express. It was great to be in a luxury hotel after traveling around. Clean large rooms and great bath. Front desk help and tips great appreciated. Laundry service perfect. We had no trouble walking everywhere but it is a bit of a walk to say the two towers. Best breakfast of trip, included. Since it is by the train station many options for cafes and street food less than one block away.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Paal C wrote a review Jul 2022
Stavanger, Norway80 contributions9 helpful votes
We spent a few nights at Excelsior Bologna during our vacation, and booked it based on our previous stay, and were not dissepointed tvis time either. Check-in was good, rooms very nice (we had 2 x Deluxe rooms) and parking of car was efficient. The cleanliness of hotel/rooms were good, and breakfast-buffet were delightful as well. Minor things to mention regarding the breakfast can be that is didn’t seem like there were a system for coffee when seated for breakfast, the staff were busy cleaning tables so could take a while before able to order coffee…, but as mentioned just a minor detail. The hotel is located in walking distance to city center and restaurants, 15-25 minutes depending on were you want to go and how fast you’re walking. All in all very happy again with our stay and will for sure come back next time we’re in Bologna.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marie M wrote a review Jul 2022
Oslo, Norway110 contributions70 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night. Great and quite modern hotel. The room was clean and spacious and the bed was comfortable. The staff was friendly. It is in walking distance to everything. Parking in the backyard was very convenient for an extra fee.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anna D wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom134 contributions108 helpful votes
We'd just had a wonderful few days at an air B&B in Bologna & travelling back to the UK on 30th June 22. We'd gone through security at the airport and our evening flight was delayed, by 14 hours! We quickly logged into Booking.com to try to book a room for that night. Starhotels Excelsior popped up & as we'd stayed there about 6 years ago and had been very happy, we quickly booked & paid for a room. We hopped on the shuttle from the airport to the railway station, crossed the road and checked in. Perfect! The lady on reception confirmed as we'd paid online there would just be the City Tax to settle on departure. We went up to our room, clean, tidy ,& spacious, dropped our bags & headed out to a pizzeria nearby. The hotel restaurant was fully booked, so we considered ourselves lucky to get a room. Panic over. We slept well, the beds are comfy & bathrooms clean. We left around 7am on 1st July for our rescheduled flight at 9.40am. The gentleman on reception took payment of what we believed to be the City Tax and ran over the road to catch the shuttle back to the airport. Once back in the UK we checked our credit card. The Booking.com payment had been processed. All good we thought after an annoying delay. 48 hours later, however, the hotel charged our card AGAIN for the room as well as City Tax. Despite 3 emails explaining this to the hotel and asking for our money to be refunded, they HAVE NOT RESPONDED! Our credit card company is now in the process of disputing the charge. We had a last minute delay of our flight along with thousands of other people. We considered ourselves lucky to find a nice hotel that was easy to get to from the airport so easily. Luckily we are able to pay and wait for the matter to be sorted. What if we hadn't the reserves to pay twice and wait for a refund? In this day n age after all that has happened/happening in the world, businesses need to attract customers and provide not good, but exceptional customer service. DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL IF THAT'S WHAT YOU EXPECT. Read my other reviews over 10+ years. I rarely write a disgusted one.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Samantha H wrote a review Jul 2022
Lexington, South Carolina29 contributions30 helpful votes
Check in was terrible. Arrived at checkin time and room was not ready for two more hours. Once we finally got our keys, they would not work to open the door. I had to go up and down the elevator and finally someone came to help me get in. The beds were hard. The air conditioning was not good. I would not recommend this for Americans. The only plus was that the room and hotel were very clean and I only had to stay one night.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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$114 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
ItalyEmilia-RomagnaProvince of BolognaBolognaPorto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
193
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Frequently Asked Questions about Starhotels Excelsior
Which popular attractions are close to Starhotels Excelsior?
Nearby attractions include I Famosi Tortellini della Nonna (0.2 miles), Porta Galliera (0.1 miles), and Stazione di Bologna Centrale (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Starhotels Excelsior?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Starhotels Excelsior?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Starhotels Excelsior?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Starhotels Excelsior?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gustopiano, Il Panino, and Yuzuya La Cucina Giapponese e di Casa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Starhotels Excelsior located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Bologna.
Are any cleaning services offered at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Starhotels Excelsior offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.