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Starhotels Excelsior
Starhotels Excelsior
Starhotels Excelsior
Starhotels Excelsior
Starhotels Excelsior
Starhotels Excelsior
Starhotels Excelsior

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8.7

Excellent

5,197 reviews

5,197 reviews

Breakfast22
Housekeeping22
Shops2
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Giardino Giorgio Amendola

60 m

Stazione di Bologna Centrale

80 m

Porta Galliera

170 m

Cinema Capitol

260 m

Bologna-Centrale Train Station

30 m

Popular landmarks
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica

1.1 km

Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda

1.2 km

Piazza Maggiore

1.2 km

Basilica di San Petronio

1.3 km

Quadrilatero

1.3 km

Closest landmarks
Stazione

70 m

Kiss & Ride

210 m

Garage Autostazione

240 m

Dynamo - la Velostazione di Bologna

250 m

Squash Center

280 m

Starhotels Excelsior

Viale Pietramellara 51, Bologna City Center, Bologna, Italy, 40121 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Bologna City Center part of Bologna, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

40 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Swimming pool [indoor]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Bologna every 41 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.2
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportBologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
Distance to airport4.8 km

Rooms available at Starhotels Excelsior

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Superior Double Bed
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Deluxe
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Deluxe Double Bed
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Connecting Room - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Family Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Shower
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Starhotels Excelsior?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Starhotels Excelsior?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Starhotels Excelsior has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

Is breakfast offered at Starhotels Excelsior?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Starhotels Excelsior. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 14 EUR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Starhotels Excelsior?

Starhotels Excelsior does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Starhotels Excelsior?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Bologna-Centrale Train Station, 30 m away from Starhotels Excelsior.

What restaurants are nearby Starhotels Excelsior?

Starhotels Excelsior is located in Bologna City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Mavit Bar, Antichi Sapori and Avorio Restaurant.

What popular shopping places are close to Starhotels Excelsior?

Shopping options in Starhotels Excelsior’s Bologna City Center neighborhood include Profumi & Cosmetici Naldi, The Picture Gallery of Poveri Vergognosi and Bruno Stefanini.

What are popular attractions near Starhotels Excelsior?

Starhotels Excelsior is located in Bologna City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Piazza Maggiore and Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Starhotels Excelsior?

Starhotels Excelsior is located within Bologna City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Torre Prendiparte, Horror Vacui Tattoo Parlour and Platano monumentale.

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What people love about Starhotels Excelsior

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location right after station."

    kyungwon

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    November 20, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Very nice hotel, directly opposite the railway station and 10 minute walk up to Old Bologna."

    Mark

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    August 25, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Good breakfast, kind people and the nice thing is the nice bed."

    Taiha

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    July 22, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,353 Bologna properties
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Location score
9.1/10
Room comfort score
8.5/10
Cheapest price score
Value for money score
8.2/10
Better than
99
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of Bologna properties
Better than
99
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of Bologna properties
Better than
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of Bologna properties
Better than
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of Bologna properties
Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
5,197 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.2
Location
9.1
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More about Starhotels Excelsior

More about Starhotels Excelsior

Starhotels Excelsior

Whatever your reason for visiting Bologna, Starhotels Excelsior is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Starhotels Excelsior. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Starhotels Excelsior. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Starhotels Excelsior are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Starhotels Excelsior, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Starhotels Excelsior has a range of activities that will meet your needs. The many offerings at Starhotels Excelsior ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool. With the hotel's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag.


Around the property

Venture outside the hotel and explore Bologna. You're sure to want to visit Piazza Maggiore located 1.2 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Bologna. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica located 1.0 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Tourists travel from around the world to see Biblioteca Salaborsa, which is an easy visit just 1.1 km away.


Around the property

Venture outside the hotel and explore Bologna. You're sure to want to visit Piazza Maggiore located 1.2 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Bologna. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica located 1.0 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Tourists travel from around the world to see Biblioteca Salaborsa, which is an easy visit just 1.1 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 99% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 99% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 99% of the city's other options.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 99% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 99% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 99% of the city's other options.

Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

46 mentions

Housekeeping

23 mentions

Internet

14 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • Cat-friendly
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Mini bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

AVORIO RESTAURANT

  • Cuisine: International, Italian
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
Viale Pietramellara 51, Bologna City Center, Bologna, Italy, 40121
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports

  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)
    4.8 km
  • Florence Airport (FLR)
    79.0 km

Public transportation

  • Bologna-Centrale Train Station
    30 m
  • Bologna AV
    220 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Stazione
    70 m

Convenience store

  • Coop
    960 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    20 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Museo per la Memoria di Ustica
    1.1 km
  • Le due Torri Asinelli e Garisenda
    1.2 km
  • Piazza Maggiore
    1.2 km
  • Basilica di San Petronio
    1.3 km
  • Quadrilatero
    1.3 km
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
    1.3 km
  • Archiginnasio di Bologna
    1.4 km
  • Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
    1.5 km
  • Teatro Anatomico
    1.5 km
  • Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
    4.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Bologna-Centrale Train Station
    30 m
  • Giardino Giorgio Amendola
    60 m
  • Stazione
    70 m
  • Stazione di Bologna Centrale
    80 m
  • Porta Galliera
    170 m
  • Kiss & Ride
    210 m
  • Bologna AV
    220 m
  • Garage Autostazione
    240 m
  • Dynamo - la Velostazione di Bologna
    250 m
  • Cinema Capitol
    260 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-15 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 16 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Due to local regulation, all guests are committed to the city tax surcharge (EUR 0.5 to EUR 5) which is not included in the property reservation cost and will be collected by the property upon check-in.
  • Parking is available at an additional charge of between EUR 20 and EUR 35 per night. The rate depends on the size of the vehicle.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)14 EUR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee8 EUR

The property

  • Number of rooms 193
  • Room voltage220
Property announcements

To ensure your safety the hotel’s fitness center (gym), wellness and pool facilities, where available, are temporarily inaccessible.

Reviews of Starhotels Excelsior from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.5
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10
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.2
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.5
Value for money8.2
High score for Bologna
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9+ Exceptional (122)
8-9 Excellent (70)
7-8 Very Good (62)
6-7 Good (22)
<6 Below Expectation (14)
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Mar - May (70)
Jun - Aug (89)
Sep - Nov (83)
Dec - Feb (48)
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10.0
Exceptional
Jennymaiolo7 from Australia
Couple
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

Close to train”

Good location - right across the road from central station and a short walk to the old town. Very clean and large rooms.

Reviewed May 05, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Becky from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

good location, nice room ”

The staff are friendly and the location is good.

Reviewed April 24, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Alexandra from Romania
Couple
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2021

Good Choice!”

The hotel is conveninently located right across the street from the train station so you will be one step away from other locations like airport (7 minutes), various cities like Florenta, Parma, Verona Etc. (1-2 hrs), and also very close to city center (20 min. walk). The rooms are nice, clean and up to date - the only incoveninace I could identify is that they don't provide slippers or bath robes.

Reviewed October 25, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Janice from Singapore
Solo traveler
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Fantastic location ”

Fantastic location near the train station. Room was massive too.

Reviewed April 18, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Jimmy from Indonesia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Exceptional”

Great location, just across the train station.

Reviewed July 13, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Silvana from United States
Couple
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Exceptional”

Always stay Starhotels when I'm in Bologna

Reviewed October 05, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Tuna from Turkey
Couple
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Hotel location is very closer to main train station and center 15 min by walk.”

We had reservation 2 months ago for this hotel but the hotel gave us the disabled room because no other room avaliable.I think this is not possible.

Reviewed October 21, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Maria from Philippines
Group
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Hotel with Great Location”

This is a very modern hotel that is very near the major train station, good restaurants and tourist sites.

Reviewed July 16, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
antonio from Italy
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Soggiorno mediocre”

Ho segnalato eh la camera era ad una temperatura trono bassa ma mi hanno detto che non poteva modificarsi per il periodo che non è ne caldo ne freddo...mah, al ristorante poca scelta dal menu prezzi non giustificati dalla qualità del cibo inoltre non poteva addebitate sulla camera per un problema ... il bagno nonostante ampio non consentiva di lavarsi senza accostarsi al water e state inclinati per farsi la barba perché lo specchio non è stato messo al centro del lavandino ... insomma per un hotel del genere questi inconvenienti andrebbero evitati. Ottima la pulizia e lo staff

Reviewed November 03, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Angeline from Singapore
Couple
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Great location if you want to ride the train”

Booked this hotel to catch an early train elsewhere. It is not close to the main tourist area, you will either need to walk say 20 minutes or take a taxi there. Otherwise, its a decent business hotel.

Reviewed December 04, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
su from Taiwan
Couple
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Great location ”

Opposite the train station. And one supermarket inside the train station, few restaurant next to the hotel , very convenien t

Reviewed June 04, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Robert from Singapore
Couple
Double/Twin Superior NON-REF
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Right Opposite the Rail Station - PERFECT for an Overnight”

Great for an overnight Train to Airport or vv. Breakfast huge selection. Lots of silly gadgetry in rooms incl the door lock - not user friendly at all. Daft designer!! Shower the floor so easy - just a part solid glass partition etc. But all clean, As a transit bedroom - excellent, Wifi in room hopeless. I am 3 million mile traveller - so.....

Reviewed November 04, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
KIATTINAN from Thailand
Business traveler
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 5 nights in September 2019

Nice and easy to stay”

Nice to stay here, it is very good location.

Reviewed October 07, 2019

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4.8
gabriele from United States
Business traveler
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Overpriced”

Small room, no AC functioning, dirty toilet, no wake up call as asked, billing confusion, and a price that is excessive. The one good thing is the location if you need to catch a train.

Reviewed May 03, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Gayle from United States
Business traveler
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Great Hotel!”

I have been to Bologna on business several times and the Starhotel Excelsior was by far the best hotel I have stayed thus far. The rooms are clean and lovely, the staff is wonderful and the location is walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants and across the street from the train station. Superb stay!

Reviewed March 19, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
David from United States
Couple
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

Great stay. Staff helpful and excellent location.”

Location across from train station and easy access into the old city.

Stayed for two nights at this hotel in Bologna. It is located directly across from Bologna Centrale Train Station so if you are coming by train to Bologna from different parts of Italy it is an ideal location. It is also within 15 or so minutes walking of many of the sites within the old city. Besides location, the hotel staff was also a plus. We had a few questions and found the staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms and hotel in general are clean and well-kept with a slightly modern feel, particularly compared to many hotels I've stayed in Italy. Would stay here without hesitation if travels take me to Bologna again.

Reviewed May 26, 2012

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9.6
Exceptional
Kumara from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Convenient location, excellent breakfast”

The hotel is superbly located literally opposite the Bologna Centrale train station, and is a 5 minute walk to the airport shuttle stop, which takes you to the Bologna International Airport. The shuttle costs 6 Euros per person one way, and the ride takes about 20 mins, as the airport is located 6 kms from the train station. The room was clean, comfortable bed, with excellent selection of various types of pillows according to your needs. The breakfast was impressive with a wide variety of food - bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages, hard boiled eggs, cereals, cakes, cheese, mortadella, fruits, croissants, yogurt, fresh milk and fruit juices. An excellent choice for families, couples and business travellers. The staff at the front counter are very polite and helpful and speak impeccable English Language.

Reviewed August 21, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
Orawan from Thailand
Group
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Easy to find, excellent services”

Close to city centre, and just oposite the train station

I arrived very late at night with worried how to get to the hotel with darkness around. But after I got off the AERO bus from the Bologna Airport, I see Starhotel Excelsior right away. Great location indeed with nice staff on top.The room was properly clean. But it would be better if the hotel provide the free internet wifi in rooms.

Reviewed October 17, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Ching from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Will come again!”

The room is clean, receptionists are all helpful. The lobby is quite large, which gives a widen vision, make me feel comfortable and relax. Hotel is located near the Bologna train station, it will be very suitable for someone who come back to Bologna from another city late.

Reviewed August 06, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
CESARE from Italy
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Long W.E. in Bologna”

Very good location just in front of Bologna railway station. Surroundings are quite pleasant and safe as well as the bar and food shops nearby. City Center is very very close. Excellent concierge service, breakfast and bar/restaurant. Rooms are very quiet, big and clean. Value for money is guaranteed

Reviewed May 04, 2018

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Dear Cesare, thank you very much for your having chosen the Starhotels Excelsior. We are glad to hear you had a lovely stay with us. We look forward to welcoming back you here in the near future. Your sincerly, Starhotels Excelsior Management

Responded April 05, 2019
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