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Starhotels Excelsior
Ranked #23 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
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14 reviews
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“Hotel with great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is very well located just opposite the bologna station and five minutes walk from all site seeing sites very clean rooms but small rooms very nice bathroom looks like they have just refurbished hotel staff at the reception is very arrogant I had requested a late check out which they did at 6:00 pm but with 50% room charge where as my train leaves at 8:00 which she did not accept my request so if you need to check out late please bear this in mind I have nothing else to complain everything just perfect.if my request of late check out was accepted and the staff little soft I would have rated them five star.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

My friend and I went to Bologna in August 2013. We stayed in this hotel for 3 reasons:

1) Convenient - it is right opposite the treno stazione from where we travelled to Modena and Parma. Good location.

2) Decent and clean - the room is of reasonable size. The bathroom is nicely decorated, quite modern! But if you are oversized =), please do not book it, since the door to shower was a bit small.

3) Value for money - Honestly we were so happy about the price they charged.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birkirkara, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

This was my 4th visit to Italy this year and I must say that this hotel was the best. It is ideally situated just across Bologna Centrale train station and we didn't hear any of the hustle and bustle during the night. It is also a few minutes walk from Viale Indipendenza, Bologna's so called main road.The staff is very helpful and friendly, the hotel is very clean and well kept and our room was a very good size. We loved the complimentary toiletries in the ensuite bathroom. The breakfast is very good, with a variety of hot food, ham, cheeses, pastries ... etc. We stayed 3 nights in this hotel and we must say that it is very good value for money.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

This hotel was ideal for a 2 night stay in Bologna. Being just across the road from the railway station it was ideal for the airport bus and when we caught the train it could not be easier. The room was large and well appointed. The breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a perfectly adequate business style hotel with exceptional friendly staff and good quality accommodation.

The real win though is the location, it is right across the street from the station, 50 metres from the airport buss shuttle and a 10 minute stroll from the centre of town.

We paid 69 Euros for a double room including a good breakfast spread (Nov 2013) and thought it great value.

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Porto, Porto, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Right in front of the train station, despite that, no train noise!
5 min walk to the city centre
Wide variety and extreme quality breakfast.
Great rooms, lots of space and 5* quality bathroom!
The staff was helpful and nice, they arranged for us a early breakfast without choice restriction!

Surely the best hotel I have ever been! And definitely worth the money!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Highland Perthshire, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

We booked this hotel for 5 days through Otel.com and had a real bargain price wise. We arrived by plane and found the airport shuttle bus at €6 each was an excellent way of getting to the hotel.
The shuttle dropped us off at Bologna Central Railway Station and the hotel is just across the road from the station.
The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke excellent English.
Our room was clean, comfortable and the furnishings were very good.
The choice of food on offer at breakfast was very good.
On week days, the hotel bar / cafe lays on free canapés at aperitivo time with a surcharge of €2 per drink. Well worth the extra €2.
This is an excellent choice of hotel and is within walking distance of all of the central Bologna City area.

Room Tip: Floor 3 was very nice.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Starhotels Excelsior

Property: Starhotels Excelsior
Address: Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bologna
#13 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#19 Business Hotel in Bologna
#25 Family Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Starhotels Excelsior 4.5*
Number of rooms: 193
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 
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