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“really good for the price paid” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Hotel Elite
Ranked #48 of 104 Hotels in Bologna
Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“really good for the price paid”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

Hotel is really old fashioned, 20 years ago the furniture was i guess outstanding. Nevertheless paying ~20 euro per person/night was really good, clean towels, clean bedding, that was ok. There were no glasses, plates in the room, only one plastic glass per person. That's why I'm wondering why they have 4 stars? In summary our stay was really great at the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WojtekSnieg
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

We booked this last week, 3 days before travelling. It is quite far out of the centre (about 20/25 minutes walk) but is a straight walk down the same road. On arrival we were given room 800 on the top floor with amazing views. I wasn't expecting much but there was a small kitchen, big sofa, stools and a breakfast bar, balcony with amazing views, bathroom with hairdryer.

Pleasent stay, the wifi doesn't work great on the 8th floor but if you ask at recpetion they will reset it and it seemed to work after that. We didn't opt for the breakfast, if you want it on the morning it's 10 euros extra. If you are planning on having breakfast out there are plenty of supermarkets and places to eat on the same street. If you can get it cheaper when booking the hotel I would suggest this. It is served between 7am - 10. Fresh bedding and towels everyday.

Really enjoyable stay. Also the TV's in the room, some of the English films/programmes that are dubbed over give you the option to change to English on the 'tools' section on the remote.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Leanderjune
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Bathurst, Australia
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111 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in September 2013. The rooms were nice and clean, service was friendly and the overall look of the hotel was quite good. It was close to some amazing restaurants. The bar was attractive and it was close to the major sights.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lugano, Switzerland
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57 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Travelled with family (2 young kids).
Room was big, with small kitchenette.
The beds are the right size; not the most confortable mattresses.
Dinner at the restaurant - below average.
Hotel is pretty close to city center...20 minutes walk - just OK if you go to town once, otherwise bus is probably better option.
Good private parking @ 15€/day
The booking was done last minute and the price was good.
If the stay is longer than 1 day i would probably consider something different; maybe something a bit more outside, but with more green a more local "taste"

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lugano_Joe
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Portlaoise
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

Exceeded expectations. Room (for 4 persons): very big, with view to San Luca, had small kitchenette and bar,big TV, big wardrobe. Comfortable big beds. Staff friendly and helpful. Not far away from city center- about 15-20 min walk or easy access with bus (bus stop near hotel). 10 min to airport by taxi. Very good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ramunas B
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Malta
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198 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

My family and I stayed in this hotel for 1 night in April 2014.
The pluses of this hotel are the larger than normal rooms (we had a quad room), and the proximity to Bologna's historic centre (20 minute walk).
The hotel is old and badly in need of refurbishment, however it was clean and the staff were very helpful with all that we needed.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SLM_Malta
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Istanbul, Turkey
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

The price was so-so but at least the room (a suite) was big, reasonably clean and comfortable. Also they had a fair shuttle in the mornings although I took it only once and it took forever to get there. It is also reasonable easy to reach from the city centre but it is not a pleasant walk, better take the bus or a taxi.
A poor showing for breakfast in the capital of food; no proper coffee service, no prosciutto crudo and just one variety of cheese for which you have to beg for. Also the wifi was nonexistent other than in the reception as is sadly the norm in Italy. Finally, the whole hotel looks dated (green tiles!) and is in need for renovation (green tiles in bathrooms!)

Room Tip: Street facing rooms can be noisy, 2-bedroom suites are very large and can comfortably accommodate 5.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PromeneurSolitaire
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Property: Grand Hotel Elite
Address: Via Aurelio Saffi 36, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Bologna > Bologna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#30 Luxury Hotel in Bologna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Elite 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exclusive 4-star hotel in the center of Bologna Grand Hotel Elite for 50 years does not betray the wishes of its guests by offering even today the same refined atmosphere donated by precious materials, elegant details, the quality of living in spacious comfort rooms, unique in the functional solutions, a real its objection in the hotel reality. luxury 4 star hotel, high quality cuisine, perfect spa area for their physical fitness and meeting rooms where you can gather for the demands of work: you will find all this and more at the Grand Hotel Elite, 4-star hotel in the center of Bologna Near Marconi Airport and Central Station, not far from the Stadio Dall'Ara, the Fair and the city center, this beautiful hotel suite gives you a unique stay with many plus and daily attention to your service. Inside you'll find a furnished room in vintage style, where furniture and decorative elements recall perfectly the elegance of the '70s: a luxury of the past, which the Grand Hotel Elite is brought to light, perfectly combining it with good facilities and staff always attentive to your needs. A choice of this property with the view to preserving the unique character of the structure. ... more   less 
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