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Grand Hotel Excelsior
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Reggio Calabria
Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Over priced for what you get”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

The hotel is centrally located and only a few minute walk from the beach, the staff are quite friendly. The room is nice but dated, WiFi didn't work and over all for the price we paid I was disapointed with this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2011

Very nice lobby, friendly reception, clean and spacious bedrooms, and great views of Etna from dining room on 5th floor. Ignore the concrete exterior - you will not find an elegantly appointed palace in Reggio di Calabria. It's commonly acknowledged to be the best hotel in the city. It's a few steps from the' Cesare' gelataria, the town centre, the seafront, several good restaurants, and the Lido train station. Had a fantastic meal at the surprisingly named 'London Bistro' nearby, which luckily had no connection whatsoever to English food. You are very close to the main street, Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, which features the passagiata every evening. You are also close enough to walk to the museum hosting the restoration of the Bronzii di Riace. Ma non ho visto la Fata Morgana!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2010

We had a very comfortable stay here. It is located across the street from the main road that runs parallel to the Straight of Messina with an awesome view of Sicily. The staff was helpful and some English which helped me a great deal. I would recommend this as a place to stay in Calabria.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grand Hotel Excelsior
Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 66, 89123, Reggio Calabria, Italy
Location: Italy > Calabria > Province of Reggio Calabria > Reggio Calabria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Reggio Calabria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Excelsior 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel Excelsior is located in the historic and commercial center of Reggio Calabria, in the splendid natural scenery of the Strait of Messina, in front of the National Museum of the "Magna Grecia" which hosts the famous Bronzi di Riace, close to the sea and the lovely Italo Falcomata shoreline drive (Italy’s most beautiful kilometre). The main tourist attractions can all be reached on foot from the hotel: the cathedral, the art museum, the Cilea theatre, the San Giorgio church, Villa Zervi, the Aragonian Castle and the Ottimati church. Hotel guests are just a short walk from Corso Garibaldi for a nice stroll or for a shopping excursion. Refined and elegant, with a spacious Business Centre and exclusive Roof Garden, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is the ideal solution for business travellers or for romantic weekend getaways in the lovely Calabrian city. Located just 4 km from the airport, our hotel is ideal even for the most demanding of guests and a perfect temporary headquarters for business travellers. The Business centre of Grand Hotel Excelsior can host up to 200 people and offer an extensive variety of room dimension and utility; Congress halls, suites for smaller business meetings or brief seminars. These comfortable luminous fully equipped spaces will add to your Event, congress or business meeting a touch of elegance and professionality. The Grand Hotel Excelsior has 84 rooms, all of which are elegant and comfortable. Of these, 8 suites have a spacious living area. Furnished tastefully, many of them have a splendid view of the seafront and the Straits of Messina. A high standard of quality answers the needs of those on business trips or travelling. At the 5th floor of the Grand Hotel Excelsior you will find the Restaurant Gala and the best view of the city and the Straits of Messina. Restaurant offers the regional and Mediterranean cuisine and an excellent traditional Italian cooking. The renowned exclusive and refined atmosphere make it an ideal place for a Gala, Business dinners, but also intimate and romantic panoramic terrace overlooking the Straits and watching the sunset, unforgettable! professional barmen. Gala Restaurant is open all year round for resident guests and visitors. In the spacious and welcoming hall is located Lounge Bar “Excelsior” it serves informal and appetising aperitifs and cocktails prepared by professional barmen. ... more   less 
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