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Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni"
Ranked #1 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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“Elegant accommodations and outstanding service”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We spent three days at the Grand Majestic in Bologna. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms very comfortable. Great beds, lovely baths, and beautiful appointments. The staff is extremely helpful with reservations for trains, restaurants, taxis, tc. The breakfast buffet is superb - running he gamut from European to full English and American breakfast selections. The patio is a lovely place in the morning. The hotel is well located in the historic center within walking distance of just about everything. The staff is multilingual.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Tiberio B, Direttore at Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni", responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

we would like to thank you for your preference in choosing Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni” during your visit to Bologna and many thanks for your kind review.
We are also happy to receive your compliments about our rich and well stocked buffet breakfast!

Look forward to welcoming you soon.
kind regards,

Tiberio Biondi
Manager
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

What a grand, old exquisit hotel. Formally a monastery, the hotel is located in the heart of Bologna and you can walk to many of the sites in the city. The rooms are so elegant and beautifully decorated that the only way to describe the feel is Over the Top Elegance. Rooms are warm and have all of the amenities that one would expect of a five star hotel. Hallways between the lobby, restaurant and suites are decorated with fine art and statues. The concierge is excellent and well versed about the city, things to do and places to eat. The restaurant is as elegant as the building. We both enjoyed a quite meal wonderfully prepared and served. Even the luggage closet is behind a beautifully crafted door. All this comes with a price though so be prepared to put a dent in your wallet. Nevertheless, we so enjoyed the hotel that it was worth the money. Don't worry about taking a room key home with you, they are large and can become an annoyance. We haven't submitted many photos of the places we've been but thought that the best way to describe the elegance is to include a photo of our suite.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tiberio B, Direttore at Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni", responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Guest,
we would like to thank you for your preference in choosing Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni” during your visit to Bologna and many thanks for your kind review so detailed about our Historic Building! According to this we take the occasion to inform you that we have just entered the Association of Historical Establishment of Italy.

Looking forward to welcoming you in the future!
kind regards,

Tiberio Biondi
Manager
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

This hotel has it all -- great location, elegance, and fabulous staff! Our stay could not have been more perfect. Although our room was located on the street which is busy it was very quiet. The breakfast is lovely and the morning staff cheery and helpful. Shanti, the bar manager, speaks fluent English and makes you feel as if you have your own personal butler serving your drinks. Although I realize this hotel is not in everyone's price range I must say you are not short changed for what you are paying!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Tiberio B, Direttore at Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni", responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest,
we would like to thank you for your preference in choosing Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni” during your visit to Bologna and many thanks for your kind review.

We are really glad to read that enjoyed your stay and also our breakfast and lounge Bar!
We will report to Shanti your words!

Thankl you again and we do look forward to welcoming you again soon!

kind regards,
Tiberio Biondi
Manager
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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Dear Sirs,

I just wanted to make you aware of the wonderful stay I had with my wife in the Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni in Bologna (Italy). It was certainly one of the most pleasant stays I have ever had in a city hotel and I want to recognize that all the service, end to end, was absolutely excellent. We spent a weekend in the hotel and everything went extraordinary well, from reservation to check out.

I would like to congratulate all the staff and management of the hotel for the excellent service we enjoyed at the Gia Baglioni.

Best regards.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Tiberio B, Direttore at Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni", responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest,
we would like to thank you for your preference in choosing Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni” during your visit to Bologna and many thanks for your kind review.

We are really glad to read that your stay was a memorable one and that you appreciated our services!

We really suggest you next time to enjoy our recent Wellness centre or to take a cocktail to our recent renewed Lounge Bar.
Looking forward to welcoming you in the future!
kind regards,
Tiberio Biondi
Manager
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Beautiful historic hotel! Impeccable service and in a great downtown location. Would definitely stay there again.

Only thing to keep in mind - is that it can be very confusing getting there by car!! Our company organised a meeting for a group of approximately 40. Many of the guests who drove, arrived very late because, although the map provided by the hotel was correct - the city centre being closed to traffic and the map requiring you to drive in bus lanes etc. created great confusion.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Tiberio B, Direttore at Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni", responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest,
we would like to thank you for your preference in choosing Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni” during your visit to Bologna and many thanks for your kind review.
It doesn't happen every day to stay in an historical building just a few steps from the main square of the city.
Of course, as in the most relevant European Cities, which like to preserve the Historical Architecture, Bologna has a very strict rules related to the traffic in the downtown and we are just in the heart of the city.
According to this we take the occasion to inform you that we have just entered the Association of Historical Establishment of Italy and we are very lucky to be reachable by car even though it is very difficult in driving.
We are relly sorry about the inconvinience and look forward to welcoming you in the future!
kind regards,

Tiberio Biondi
Manager
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We recently got married in Bologna and chose Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni as our wedding night hotel. My husband stayed the night before our wedding and we told them we were getting married when we booked it. Unfortunately they didn't do anything special at all to mark this very special occasion, which was really quite disappointing. Not even a card in our room...

Apart from that, the room was really lovely and spacious and the staff were helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tiberio B, Direttore at Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni", responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Guests,

thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing the Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni for this unique occasion!
We really suggest you to contact directly when you wish to celebrate something special!

We look forward to welcoming you in other occasion and we will do our best to make your stay unforgettable!

My best regards,
Tiberio Biondi,
General Manager
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

This one has it all: Old world elegance, exquisitely decorated common areas, luxurious rooms and a location one block from Piazza Maggiore, one of the most beautiful squares in all Italy. All this in Bologna, the heart of Emilia-Romagna, a city and region that's on the top of the charts for the savvy Italian traveller. Of the many 5 star hotels we've stayed at in Italy, this place takes the cake for us. As an example, their bar is the most inviting, comfortable and beautiful place I can ever remember having sipped a drink.

Though the building can't be beat, what really makes this place is the staff. They're dedicated professionals who've chosen their career out of passion for hospitality which was consistently displayed in their interaction with guests. We felt special. Not just smart and efficient, the team at Grand Majestic also conveys a genuine concern for your welfare, a real caring for guests which is a trait that can't be trained or faked. Their integrity and skill was, for my wife and I, truly inspiring to see and experience.

We give this establishment our highest recommendation. Thank you Grand Majestic and especially to Valerio at the front desk, as well as to Shanti and Max in the bar and restaurant service.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank KathrynandTim
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Tiberio B, Direttore at Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni", responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Guests,

thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing the Grand Hotel Majestic già Baglioni during your trip along Italy. Yes, Emilia Romagna is the hart of this beautiful country!

We are honored that you choosed us and we are extremely glad that everything met your expectations. Just to inform you also that our hotel has just entered the Association of Historical Establishment in Italy!

We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
My best regards,
Tiberio Biondi
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Property: Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni"
Address: Via dell'Indipendenza, 8, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#1 Business Hotel in Bologna
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#1 Spa Hotel in Bologna
#4 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Majestic "Gia Baglioni" 5*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel Majestic "già Baglioni", the oldest and most prestigious hotel in Bologna, sits in the heart of the city on Via dell’Indipendenza, within walking distance of Piazza Maggiore and the famous Due Torri. This superb five-star deluxe hotel is situated in a Palazzo designed by architect Alfonso Torregiani during the first half of the 18th century and built by order of Cardinal Prospero Lambertini, who later became Pope. The palazzo is in fact, built on top of an ancient Roman road, part of which can be seen within the hotel. The 109 rooms have a mix of antique furniture with modern amenities, a perfect blend of classic Italian style, elegance and hospitality. The 4th floor refurbishment has enriched the hotel with a new range of Junior Suites and Deluxe Room. The style in this case is classic eighteen century classical French. ... more   less 
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