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Starhotels Excelsior

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were very good and helpful, however the hotel is tired and needs some updating especially the 5th floor. The hotel is located centrally and convenient parking right behind. The breakfast was average on the first day and sadly below on our second day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For me the best hotel in italy. 1 minute from train Station and 20minitem by walk from city centre. Good standard staff and nice breakfast included. The bathroom always big and clean. No problem z late check out and ealier chack in. If you need good hotel choose it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came into Bolgna on a train from Lanciano a couple of years ago. The City is really neat, it has a ring road similar to but smaller than Rome. We stayed at the Star for a couple of nights and we enjoyed the room & breakfast very much. More importantly, the location is outstanding. They will allow you to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel 2 mins from station, and a 12 min stroll to city centre centre; ideal location. Front desk lady was so welcoming and helpful; gave us a 5 min guide to Bologna and directions. Room (for 3) was spacious, large bathroom, tea and coffee and fridge. Breakfast is good and varied, staff excellent. Only one negative...we had to ask the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid for an upgrade and were disappointed. The room looked good initially, but once we unpacked we noticed several maintenance issues which we reported to the front desk only to be told nothing would get fixed because it was Saturday and the hotel has no maintenance staff on the weekend. Funny how they book guests on the weekend anyway.... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review about your recent stay at Starhotels Excelsior-Bologna. We are sorry to hear that you found your room not perfect and you experienced some issues – as you can read from other reviews this is not in line with the positive feedback the rooms usually receives. Please accept our sincere apologies if we didn’t... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have time to explore the city; we were there just one night in two rooms setup with an extra bed. Service really good: explained about a nearby restaurant (IL VELIERO which was a good choice) and just a few minutes away; organised breakfast boxes for the following morning as we had to leave before the 7am start of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smart, clean hotel. Friendly staff, great location, with reasonably priced valet parking. Buffet breakfast was plentiful. Family Room spacious well apportioned with plenty of towels and toiletries for all. Perfect for city visit, tour bus stop just outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This nice hotel is right in front of the train station which is really convenient if like us you are coming and leaving Bologna by train. We had one of the older rooms and it was still a very nice room. We received very good service from the reception and I would go back without hesitation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was well appointed wth clean spacious room. It was very convenient as it is over the road from the station but did not have that "close to the station" feeling. A short walk to the center of Bologna. Good breakfast. Since we stayed in smaller more personal hotels for the rest of our trip it seemed a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location if you are OK walking approx 1500 meters to the centre of town (no problem for us but might be an issue for others). It is located directly opposite the train station so if you plan to base you self in Bologna to visit other locations then its ideal. The hotel also has a car park but be... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna. In this beautiful ancient University city, our contemporary chic hotel is considered to be one of the best. The location opposite the railway station is conveniently close to the Fiera as well as the historical heart. Our Italian style is an alluring combination of clean, fresh interiors throughout the lobby, library and restaurant, and cosy traditional bedrooms.In our city centre Bologna hotel there are 193 rooms and suites; a well-equipped fitness room; lounge and bar for relaxing, Avorio restaurant serving traditional Bolognese food; and five meeting rooms seating up to 380 delegates in total. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Starhotels Excelsior

Address: Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Price Range: $91 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Starhotels Excelsior 4.5*
Number of rooms: 193
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Also Known As:
Starhotels Excelsior Hotel Bologna
Starhotels Hotel Bologna
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#13 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#19 Business Hotel in Bologna
#25 Family Hotel in Bologna
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