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Starhotels Excelsior
Ranked #24 of 102 Hotels in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 23, 2014

The hotel is opposite the train station of bologna.Die rooms are quiet and large. The breakfast is ok. Staff does their wor,.away from the centrum duration 10 minutes.There are many bars and restaurants opposite the train station

Room Tip: ok for 2 nights
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent hotel near the railway station that is a safe area. We were upgraded to a deluxe room that was excellent and spotless. The breakfast buffet was superb except for the strange selection of 3 juices that must be an acquired taste. We found the location near the railway station to be quite safe and very near to the main pedestrianized area of the city is only a 2 minute walk. We visit Sicily by train from the UK regularly and will now probably always use this hotel for a stopover or short break.

Room Tip: Our room on the third floor overlooked the rear and was very quiet so cannot comment on the rooms th...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We made Bologna a pitt stop whilst driving to Southern Italy from the UK and it is a comfortable and convenient hotel for a short stay. It is a taxi ride to the centre of Bologna (about 10 euros to the towers) but very easy to get taxis as there is a stand at the train station across the road. We had a room in the back and had no problems with noise. The parking has a surcharge but right at the hotel so very easy. Overall a comfortable experience but if we were to return I may opt for something more central, especially if we didnt have a car.

Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

We made Bologna a pitt stop whilst driving to Southern Italy from the UK and it is a comfortable and convenient hotel for a short stay. It is a taxi ride to the centre of Bologna (about 10 euros to the towers) but very easy to get taxis as there is a stand at the train station across the road. We had a room in the back and had no problems with noise. The parking has a surcharge but right at the hotel so very easy. Overall a comfortable experience but if we were to return I may opt for something more central, especially if we didnt have a car.

Room Tip: Try and request a room that doesn't look over the main road, preferably int he back.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed here on the first night of our trip from Italy. It was a hot evening, and we'd been traveling for 16+ hours. So to be able to hop on a bus from the airport, arrive at our room and find it COOL, quiet and clean and perfectly well appointed was a great surprise. We walked to a nice dinner, then slept like babies.

We enjoyed an included truly wonderful breakfast (beautiful dining room, fruit, eggs, cheese, meats, yogurt, baked goods, healthy and more indulgent choices). Then, we walked back across the street (to where the Airport Bus) dropped us off, and into the train station, to depart for Cinque Terre. PERFECT Location.

Room Tip: Our room was up high, and facing away from the train station. That may have added to the quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

This hotel is opposite the train station and all that represents - busy and a a transient population outside. Location is good if you are driving as it is outside the limited area. All that said, once you get inside the staff are very welcoming and accommodating. Breakfast is an exception - they could not care about their guests and you are always suspicious when you see the manager treating the waiter poorly. The rooms are fine - quite a standard hotel quality but big about for a foldout couch as an extra bed for our son. Parking is also an issue - you have to use the hotel parking and it is quite expensive. I would not stay here again - would try to get something away from the train station and a bit closer to the city centre.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Plans changed which required an overnight in Bologna. We booked last minute based on other TA members recommendations, the price and the location of the hotel. This hotel was a pleasant surprise. The room was big, spotless and well appointed. The bed was comfortable and the hotel felt secure. The room AC worked but didn't get the room cold. I did not call down to get service or a different room since I would only be in the room for a few hours and it was not especially hot. The location is great. When others say it is near the train station, it's true. It is literally right across the street. The street is busy but the rooms were quiet. It's an easy walk to loads of restaurants and the city center. If shopping is your thing there are hundreds of shops along the road to the older city center. ATMs are everywhere as well. If you just want a snack, slice of pizza, a coffee and don't want to eat in the hotel restaurant these are all available just steps from the main entrance to the hotel. We had to leave before the free breakfast in the morning to catch an early train so no comments on the breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
#16 Family Hotel in Bologna
#17 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
#19 Business Hotel in Bologna
Price Range: $105 - $524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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