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Starhotels Excelsior - Bologna

4 star Hotel Bologna

Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51 - Bologna

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 95 .00
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The Starhotels Excelsior hotel is the result of a complete renovation which merged the Starhotels Alexander and Milano Excelsior properties.

The property is situated directly in front of the Bologna railway station and just 10 minutes on foot to the city's historical center.

The hotel is decorated with the most refined Italian materials and furniture. It houses attractive and modern interiors, comfortable and elegant rooms, a stylish bar, and Avorio Restaurant, which offers international and local cuisine. State-of-the-art meeting facilities, a fitness room, and parking facilities are also provided. High-speed wireless Internet access, free for the first 60 minutes, is available in public areas.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.1 Wonderful!
Based on 589 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Great Location. Wonderful BreakFast and friendly service. Will recommend this Hote...

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Breakfast at Starhotels Excelsior

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Starhotels Excelsior

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Air conditioning
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Gym
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Garage
  • Guarded car park
  • Conference room
  • Secretarial service
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Medical service

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


A tax is imposed by the city for stays beginning 1 September 2012, and will be collected at the property. The tax ranges from EUR 1 to EUR 4 per person, per night. The amount has been determined by the local administration and depends on the length of stay, property classification, and room price. This tax does not apply from the 6th consecutive night of stay onwards, to residents of Bologna, or children under 14 years of age. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.The hotel provides private airport transfers on request (surcharge). Guests must contact the hotel in advance of arrival to make arrangements. Contact information is provided in the booking confirmation email.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 35.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Starhotels Excelsior is also known as

Starhotels Excelsior Hotel Bologna
Starhotels Excelsior Hotel
Starhotels Hotel Bologna

9.4

Clean

7.7

Location

9.2

Quiet

9.1

Spacious

9.0

Service

Starhotels Excelsior reviews

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Portugal

The hotel is accross the road from the station, which also has a very good bus service to Bologna Airport. It is also about 20 minute walk to the historic centre of the city, which is well worth a visit.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Very good.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Good structure.

7.9 Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

It is a good place .

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Luxurious spacious rooms. Excellent bar and restaurant. Convenient to the train station.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hong Kong

Overall a pleasant stay in Hotel Stars Excelsior. The reception desk staff are friendly and efficient. Breakfast room atmosphere, food and service are good. The manager there is hardworking and demonstrates a good leader role.It would be nice if the hotel can provide guests with freer wi-fi access, such as unlimited time access with a single password in lobby and breakfast room ( the 30 min availability at present is causing inconvenience not only to guests but also to reception staff; and free internet cable for lap-top in rooms. The suggestion is based on my experience in other hotels big or small in other cities, e.g. Alba Palace in Firenze and Michelangelo in Milano.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna ranks first among the 18 hotels that we have stayed at during 7 trips to Italy. Excellent, professional staff, especially in the breakfast room. Even though our room faced a busy street, there was no problem with noise from the outside. The major museums, churches, and other attractions in cental Bologna are easily reached on foot from the hotel, as are many good restaurants. The central train station, which is right across the street, is a transportation hub for day tripping to other interesting cities in Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. Great place to stay in a major Italian city that has much to offer in terms of history, culture, and local cuisine.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very good hôtel, good breakfast, quiet and clean rooms, good staff, ...

7.6 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We stayed twice at this hotel during this visit to Italy, this was our first stay. Our room was very large, but very tired and right next door to the hotel Gym. Our Windows looked out to an ordinary terrace adjacent to our room (with no access from the room) which was used by staff during breaks and guests to smoke cigarettes during their workouts at the gym....go figure? Our second stay a few weeks later was soooo much better! Great hotel located right opposite the train station and close to the botanical gardens of Bologna just around the corner of Via Indipendenza, the main shopping street.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This was our second return to this Hotel during this trip, much better than the firat stay at the begining of our trip. Room had better outlook, was more modern and overall more comfortable. We will be back.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

It was the first I stayed at a Starhotel.It was excellent and placed exactly in the right place that I wished it to be I can recommend it fully.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Good hotel, professional staff at reception, spacious room, recommended

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The only "problem" I can mention is that the room was not as large as I would expect, but, given the price we paid, it was really a GOOD bargain! Staff was really kind and competent and breakfast ok. You are in front of the main railway station, buses start from there to go anywhere and just a 15 minutes walk from city center. I was walking around the neighbourhood several times, also at night, and never had any bad experience, but be prepared to meet some "peculiar" guy! ;-)!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Still the best hotel in Bologna!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Next time, maybe, even if I don't book a Deluxe or a Junior Suite, but an Excelsior or a normal room, I'd like to find some tooth-brush and a bathrobe. Anyway, it's just an advice ;)

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

One of the best hotels I have stayed in! New (which is foreign in Italy)clean and extremely friendly staff (something not overly seen in Italy as a whole). I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The best experience and doubtful it can be matched in any other city.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Taiwan

Hotel location great, just one minutes walk to the train station

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Would recomend this hotel to anyone looking for a city break in Bologna with easy access to rail connections to many other cities in Italy. Friendly, helpful staff with added bonus of kettle in room.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This is a great hotel and a great value for the price. The worst thing I can say is the rather high price to use the wireless internet in your room (~11 EUR/day). You can use the internet for free in the lobby, but then you have to be down in the lobby and it is slower than the internet connection you pay for. Other than the internet issue, the is a great hotel and one I would absolutely stay at again. Bologna is a huge Italian city and having this hotel be literally right in front of the train station is as good a location as any in the city for convenience. It makes it really great to use Bologna as a hub for day-trips given that Bologna train station has lots of trains departing for just about everywhere. And when you are coming back from a day-trip at 9pm or 10pm it is great to just have to take a few steps from the train station and be walking through the front door of the hotel. You would think noise would be a concern, but the hotel has been well built to block out the outside noise and noise between rooms.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

Enjoyed our 5 night stay. The hotel is directly across from the train station which made our travels to Ravenna, Ferrara, Parma and Modena quite easy. Being near the train station also means there are vagrants and undesireables around...but they caussed no problems. Only complaint was breakfast. Once items were depleted, they were not replenished, even when requested. I expect more from a 4 star property. The attitude in the breakfast room was the least welcoming... not the best way to start the day.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very nice hotel and close enough to city center to walk. Very modern hotel, good breakfast was included and have no complaints.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I chose the hotel for the location, in front of the train station, but it's also a couple of minutes far from the downtown (by walking). My room was clean and very spacious (the bathroom, too), the bed comfortable (pillow included). The staff is kind. If I should mention a defect I'd say that, since I eat healthy, the breakfast didn't match this necessity of mine, but I always have this problem when I travel (but the food is good and you have a good offer). I definitely recommend the hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Israel

If i knew that in Rome there is the same hotel i would have made a reservation in this hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

Every thing is fine. It is very convenient place, just in front of the train station. the room is very spacious and breakfast is good.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

the hotel is near the railway station, but at 1 km from the Arena. Anyway the service has been perfect and the hotel deserves even 5 stars.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Japan

It's very good Hotel !!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was the most modern hotel we stayed at in Italy--the rooms were large and the bathroom very nice. The hotel cateres to business people so we were the minority, but we found Bologna to be not touristy at all. The staff was polite and helpful, but not everyone spoke English as we found in other cities. The hotel was across the street from the train station which was very convenient for us as we departed by train to our next destination, and did not have to take a cab. It was about 15 min walk to the main square and the staff recommended several restuarants to us. Breakfast was good, especially the croissants, which I found to be wonderful wherever we went!

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

We absolutely loved our stay here and recommend this hotel to everyone! Great service, great location, great rooms, great rates. We will come back next time! Thank you! That's what we call a great hotel!

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

Although we stayed only one night at this hotel and did a half day`s city sightseeing, the hotel staffs and the people in the city who we met with,were all helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast at this hotel.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Japan

The hotel is nice and the rate is reasonable. It is ideal for those who wish to travel by train because the hotel is located just in the opposite side of Bologna station. However, the surrounding area is not convenient for shopping or eating because the place is a little bit far from the downtown (about 20 minutes walk to the center of the city).

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our first stay at Starhotels Excelsior was wonderful. The price was right and the room was spacious, very clean and modern. Even though the train station was just across the road, the hotel was very quiet and very safe. City center of Bologna was a short walk away. There were many restaurants and cafes near the hotel. Staff were very polite and helpful and spoke excellent English.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Everything perfect. Best ratio quality/price

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

I spent one night here and got a great nights sleep here ,,the sound proofing is excellent,,staff very helpful and friendly.The only disappointing part was the breakfast,,compared with other hotels of a similar standard that i stayed in ,,it was below par in terms of variety of foods and freshness,,no toasting facilities,,it just seemed all rather stale to me ,,breakfast is supposed to set you up for the day ,,this one didnt!!Over all though i was very pleased with this hotel.

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Thailand

Male staff took too long over his PC.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

ottima stanza, personale gentilissimo purtroppo la zona non è frequentata benissimo essendo vicina alla stazione ma questo non è imputabile all'hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

I was quite satisfied.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent value and location

7.6 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Rooms too hot and impossible to open the windows at night because of the outside noise.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

The location is perfect just in fron of the train station (also a bus stop to the airport). It's a modern, clean and spacious four-star hotel. You never get disppointed. It's a bit of walking to the center though it's enjoyable walking after you eat a lot of delicious food Bolognese.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Taiwan

Excellent hotel, the most comfortable bed I ever sleapt in.

7.1 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Not shampoo and only soap in the bath. They didn't arrange the lackness. Not bath towels on my arrival: and they arrived only after a second call and after more than one hour.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Situated across the road from the railway station but no noise. A few yards from the main shopping centre and a short stroll to the historic centre. Top marks for location, price and quality of hotel. We are staying here when we next come to Bologna. Great city by the way!

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

A Pleasant Stay, indeed A working trip to Italy with a business colleague. We covered three cities, Milan, Florence and Bologna in 4 days. Stayed at Starhotels in both Milan and Bologna. In Milan Starhotels Anderson and in Bologna Starhotels Excelsior. Both of them were really nice properties. Starhotels Excelsior is located just in front of Bologna Railway station = location that is more central would be difficult to find. Spacious, well-furnished rooms are of excellent quality, prices quite reasonable and professional service. Complimentary tea/coffee. My only problem with this hotel/chain is their internet policy. Minimum price for the web access is €8, which I think is too much. I personally think that charging for internet access nowadays is like charging for towels. I would sincerely advice that they should better bake in internet access in the room price but it should be complimentary. I would have no objection paying € 105/night instead of €110/night but purchasing cards for internet takes the grading of the hotel down.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

A nice restaurant Il Bologneses nearby.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Comfort eccezionale

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

A very nice, clean hotel. Good breakfast. rooms are typical business type, without much 'character' associated with some other hotels in Italy.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

We only wish we could have extended our stay at Starhotels Excelsior in Bologna. Our room was directly across from the train station but was absolutely soundproof, it was spatious, well-apointed and perfectly clean. Because we had less than 24 hours to spend in the city, the kind receptionist explained to us how best to spend the Saturday afternoon and evening sightseeing. He selected and booked a restaurant for us--Tony's--which we thoroughally enjoyed. Tony's has authentic charm, delicious food, delightful waiters and is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. We had to catch a plane before breakfast, so this same receptionist arranged a 'picnick' breakfast for our departure. Finally, he arranged a taxi to the airport for us. In sum, thanks to the ideal receptionist, whose name we do not know, our all too brief stay in Bologna was perfect. We will deffinately stay at Starhotels Excelsior again.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

My stay is for sightseeng. This time, I chose by train for mainly moving means. So your hotel's standing is very convenient for me.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a very comfortable, modern and well maintained hotel clearly aimed at the business market. I can think of only two minor areas that would enhance the experience - free Wi-Fi the rates currently charged are too high and the need to catch the attention of staff to secure a hot drink at breakfast. It would be more customer focussed to ask guests upon arrival in the breakfast area what beverage they would like and provide a pot rather than cup.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

Excellent modern style hotel, very clean rooms with all the necessary facilities. Good breakfast. Located opposite of the railway station, which is perfect if you plan to travel by train to nearby towns, like we did (Ravenna is a must!). 15 min walk from the historic center, which was actually a good thing after a good bolognese dinner.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Lebanon

It was a very nice hotel. staff very competent and told about the paces to go. a bit far if walking to the city center, but we wanted to stay by the train station hotel. recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

Nice hotel, very friendly personnel, clean rooms, stylish bar. close to railway (that was important for us). recommended.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Very convenient location, right across the street from central train station and an easy walk to major tourist attractions. Hotel is modern and attractive, a business hotel that is long on comfort, if short on character. Exactly what I needed for a quick in, quick out visit to Bologna. The bus to the airport is also right across the street.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

This is the best hotel ever in Bologna!

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Bermuda

We were given free upgrade to suite..........was able to keep the room next day until my train left at 3.00pm....staff very accomodating.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

This is the most beautiful hotel in which I could and wish to go everytime I come in Bologna

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Lebanon

the hotel location is great, perfect for shopping and for travelling as it opposite the central station and 10 min waslk from via del indipendenza. the employess at the time of our arrival were very very nice and the hotel is big and comfortable. would come back.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Puerto Rico

eccellente in tutto.Notevole la gentilezza e cortesia del front-deck

7.3 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Modern hotel situated opposite railway station. Good location if travelling further afield. Staff were polite and helpful. Room service was very good. Only criticisms were high price of drink from room mini-bar and limited choice for breakfast. Overall, to be recommended.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel was nice, quiet and modern. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We wanted a hotel near the train station. The hotel was right in front of the train station, so that was perfect since we were traveling with my 82 year old mother. The hotel staff were very helpful, and friendly. They provided maps and gave us suggesions on where to eat, what to visit, etc. We walked to the center of Bologna easily and there were many places to eat and shop along the way. At night, though, the area around our hotel was a bit creepy, not because of the hotel itself, but due to the nearby park and transient travelers coming from the train station. The rooms are beautiful and the breakfast excellent. This hotel very much caters to business people, so they are very efficient and helpful. I would stay there again if I were to go to Bologna.

5.7 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We ate dinner at the restaurant in the hotel because we were tired from traveling. The food was too expensive and poorly prepared. However, the hotel was very convenient to the train station.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Extremely convenient hotel if you arrive in Bologna by train. Hotel staff were extremely accommodating and went out of their way to help us, given our limited competence in Italian. We stayed twice during this trip and enjoyed both visits. As a bonus - the hotel has an excellent breakfast buffet.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

This Hotel is well recomended, very clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly,The breakfast is good "ish" we diden't leave hungry.We would book this hotel again Very happy, Oh! dont buy a drink at the bar its expencive €32.00 for 2 vodkas and coke and 2 beers

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

I would recommend this hotel to anyone it was very comfortable, particularly the beds! Next time we visit cities where this chain has hotels we will seriously consider using them then in preference to any other hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The Starhotels Excelsior is a very new modern hotel, directly across from Bologna Centrale train station, and within easy walking distance to the historial city center. The location is perfect if you're making Bologna the base for a stay and want to take day trips to other cities in the Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Toscana regions. The hotel is really quiet despite its location on a busy street, and the rooms were excellent. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. I really enjoyed my stay here. I should note that the area outside the hotel is not the most picturesque (being right across from the train station), so if you want to stay in a picturesque setting, a hotel within the historical center might be more appropriate.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Not only were the employees uniformly helpful and pleasant, but the building was well cared for and the room comfortable. The proximity to the railroad station is a major asset, but the walk to the major tourist sites is not long either.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Hotel is really straight accross the road from the station (not the normal Italian 100 mtrs or 5 minutes) Staff could not be more pleasant

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Our stay at the Hotel Starhotels Excelsior Bologna was wonderful and all staff were efficient and welcoming. The location was fantastic as the train station was easily accesible as well as the town centre with all it's attractions. The hotel was superbly designed with modern interiors. I would thoroughly recommend people stay here.

7.6 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Japan

I asked to reserve a taxi next early morning,but an unlicensed taxi came. Cost was very expensive.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Questo non è un hotel. Questo é L' HOTEL!! Non ho mai visto un posto cosi perfetto nel suo essere, nella sua accoglienza e nel suo insieme...dovrebbe essercene uno cosi in ogni città.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

We were incredibly lucky to get a large room with a pants press(!) for an incredible price. The hotel is righ across the train station (don't let that deter you), so it is great and easy for those travelling by train or for day trips to Modena, Parma or Florence. It is also located a nice 15 minute walk from the historical centre and great shopping. The front desk staff, although young are incredible competent, professional and helpful (they speak English). Bologna is a must if only for the great food (there were no organised tours offered by the City Visitors bureau)! This hotel was the best we stayed at in Italy, we were dissapointed to move on after 2 nights. It has a good breakfast offering scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal and variety of danish.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

excellent hotel seule réserve :le prix du parking attenant

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • South Africa

We were extremely happy with this hotel, it was superior to many of the hotels we had stayed in Italy. Our only complaint was that we had only booked in for 1 night. Next time we would most definitely spend at least 3 or 4 nights there. The hotel front desk also recommended an excellent restaurant for the night and his recommendation was first class.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

very good

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • India

Our stay at the hotel was really memorable. We were very happy with the room cleanliness and size. It was really value for money. The food also was really good. All in all the stay was excellent. We stayed for 2 nights and we found the hotel to be the ideal place to stay as it was very close to the station, and also not far from the main square. I would really recommend this hotel to others for staying whenever they visit Bologna.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was wonderful, providing wonderful advice, great service and a friendly manner. We will stay at this hotel again should we return to Bologna.

6.5 Fair
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Sweden

Near the railwaystation. Pretty long way to walkto the citycenter.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

perfect hotel, great comfort, ideal for stays either on business or just for sightseeing. We will come back!

6.4 Fair
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

- no room service menu in the rooms - quality of dinner only so-so

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

We were thoroughly impressed with our stay.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

This hotel is a very good solution for who travels by train or airplane, near the railway and in a central position inside the city. the rooms are perfect, clear, spacious like the bathroom.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

o.k.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

I'm a regular visitor to this hotel and the service, cleanliness and quality of this hotel is always excellent. Very modern and ideally located for the train station. I highly recommend this hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

very convenient and comfortable even in Italy.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

One of the better hotels I've stayed in, anywhere/anytime. Gave me an upgrade without a request, and room outstanding. Bologna is an easy walking city, and hotel is directly across from train station, but close to everything else also. It's a business-oriented hotel, but that just added interest. Fine breakfast, including hot items.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

This is an excellent hotel. It is the best value I have seen in Italy. The service and welcome were impecable. The room was outstanding in size, cleanliness and facilities provided. Everything was to the highest standard. Breakfast was the best we have experienced in Europe. The clientelle were mostly business so the hotel was quiet and orderly. The hotel is situated right at the Train station which is so convenient, (although train stations do attract undesrables hanging around). I would recommend this hotel for a base for any visit to Tuscany/Florence. Highly Recommended

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

I can fully recommend this accomodation. I would stay there again. Ich kann dieses Hotell vollumfänglich empfehlen. Ich würde dort wieder übernachten.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

AC in room didn't work; closed restaurant for dining on Sat/Sun with no notice to guests; poor wake up service; no concierge for help. It did have location to train terminal

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Albergo di ottima qualità con arredi di gusto minimalista (che ho molto apprezzato). Comoda posizione per chi viaggia in treno anche se la zona non è una delle più belle della città.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

SIAMO STATE 3 NOTTI IN QUESTO MAGNIFICO HOTEL.LO CONSIGLIO è VICINO ALLA STAZIONE E A 2 PASSI DA VIA INDIPENDENZA PIENA DI NEGOZI CHE PORTA DIRETTAMENTE A PIAZZA MAGGIORE CUORE DI BOLOGNA(SE NON VOLETE CAMMINARE POTETE PRENDERE IL BUS 27 A 2 MIN A PIEDI DALL'ALBERGO CHE VI PORTERA IN CENTRO IN 5 MIN)L'HOTEL è ELEGANTE E MOLTO MODERNO E IL PERSONALE GENTILISSIMO E PREPARATO.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

room was very nice and modern, very comfortable bed, and excellent bathroom. Room was a little small though. While it is across the road from the train station, it is a 15-20 minwalk up to Bologna's main piaza.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

If this hotel were not located directly across the street from the train station, I think the price would dramatically go up. The double room was clean and updated. The breakfast buffet was very good. Yes, there is a coffee machine that disperses cappacino and coffee, but you may also ask for a fresh cup of any kind also. We were able to use the high speed internet in the business center with no charges. The staff were kind and professional. We liked the fact the hotel was by the station, as we were leaving early the next morning to take the train to Venice. However if you are staying for any length of time, you may prefer something down town. It is not for families with kids, as there's nothing for them to do near the hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Brilliant hotel. Very friendly staff. Great facilities and very convenient for station.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent breakfast

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Japan

It stayed two nights with wife, 5-year-old and 1-year-old children. It was to do the hotel being which is very comfortable and is wonderful. Also, if there is opportunity, it wants to stay by all means. The geographical conditions which is called immediateness at the station as for above all, too, maximum

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Si descrive in due parole: semplicemente stupendo!

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

The hotel was for us an excellent location since we depended on public transport for visiting surrounding towns. Also the aerobus brings you right from the airport to the station in front of the hotel. Our rooms overlooked a garden at the back of the hotel which assured perfect quietness. From the hotel it's a comfortable walk into the centre of town only a few minutes away. This was my first visit to Bologna and I've enjoyed it very much and I was pleased to find out that in august there were hardly any tourists, all very relaxing. I am Dutch and I've seen more people riding bikes in Mantova and Ferrara than in Holland, just incredible!

7.9 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel is directly across from the train station. We paid 30 euro and had a drive take us to the airport early the next morning. They staff was very friendly. Unfortunately, the only complaint we had was that the room had previously been used by smokers and smelled like cigarette smoke.

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Room Details

Book your luxury accommodation at Starhotels Excelsior, offering 193 guest rooms with climate control. TVs with premium satellite channels offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Central Station visit.

A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Starhotels Excelsior

By car
From the A1 Milano-Roma highway and the A13 Venezia-Padova highway, follow the indications to Bologna, then take the Tangenziale (bypass) towards Ancona, take exit n.7 Fiera-Via Stalingrado-Centro, and follow the indications for the Stazione Ferroviaria (railway station).
From the A14 Ancona-Bari highway, follow the indications to Bologna, then take the Tangenziale (bypass) toward Nord-Milano, exit at n.7 Fiera-Via Stalingrado-Centro and head toward the Stazione Ferroviaria.

By train
The hotel is located only 100 metres from the Bologna railway station.

By airplane
The property is situated around 11 km from the Marconi airport, and can be easily reached via the Airbus shuttle service which runs to and from the Bologna railway station every 30 minutes.

Distances from Starhotels Excelsior

Santurario del sacro Cuore - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Montagnola Park - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza VIII Agosto - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Teatro Arena del Sole - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Cinema Lumiere - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Porta Lame - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Modern Art Gallery - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Palazzo Aldrovandi - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Land Rover Arena - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Civic Museum of the Middle Ages - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Bologna Botanical Gardens - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Jewish Museum - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Teatro Comunale di Bologna - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
National Art Gallery of Bologna - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
The preferred airport for Starhotels Excelsior is Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 4.8 km / 3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Starhotels Excelsior

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Garage
  • Guarded car park