When we booked the hotel we were initially concerned that it would be quite a long walk from the centre of town, but it really wasn't at all, it was a leisurely 20 mins walk into the historic centre, with plenty of trattoria's and cafes along the way to stop for breakfast, snacks or coffee.
On our first night in the hotel, we were unfortunate enough to be in the room under the breakfast room, so were woken up quite early in the morning with constant noise from people having breakfast. We mentioned this to reception on our way out that morning and we were lucky enough to change room and even luckier to be upgraded to a suite! which we appreciated and enjoyed so much. The room we had initially was roomy and had everything we needed, but the suite was even bigger and we had a balcony to enjoy when the sun made an appearance later in the week. The rooms were clean, the staff were so helpful and friendly and we had a great time in Bologna.
Only one minor point to note about the breakfast, I wouldn't say it was bad, it just wasn't really to our taste - and I appreciate it was a typical Italian style breakfast, and maybe its just the british that struggle to eat cakes first thing in the morning. That said, the cakes were very nice! The staff in the breakfast room were so lovely and even kept yoghurts aside for us when we were late down for breakfast. I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel...especially if you like cakes... ;-)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Bologna