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Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, 40121, Bologna Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 12/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#26 of 113 hotels in Bologna
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Strategically located opposite the main Central station and only 2 km from Bologna's exhibition centre, the Starhotels Excelsior is a blend of classic style and contemporary taste. The hotel's 193 stylish, elegant and comfortable rooms and suites all feature prestigious furnishings and many overlook an unforgettable panorama of the city's rooftops and medieval towers. The Avorio by Eataly restaurant offers a selection of traditional local dishes, based on the finest ingredients, and the welcoming Fondente by Eataly bar is the ideal venue to enjoy a relaxing drink. Equipped with modern hi-tech facilities, the 5 meeting rooms can host up to 210 people, providing the ideal space for business meetings and private events.
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Viale Pietro Pietramellara 51, 40121, Bologna Italy
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Marina Z wrote a review 11 Sep
Athens, Greece16 contributions25 helpful votes
Starhotels throughout Italy are always a good choice. We are a couple travelling for leisure and have travelled extensively by car around Europe. Hotel Excelsior is in front of the railway station, with parking and at a walking distance from the city center and its sights. We booked a deluxe room to be more comfortable and the room proved to be extra large. Good breakfast and polite staff. If we visit Bologna again we will stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
lorenzatraveling wrote a review Jul 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark56 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a good stay, the location is perfect, the hotel is well equipped and the rooms are good, however they could use a refurbishment and maybe an investment in building an indoor pool. The breakfast was good, and staff friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Marcantony wrote a review Jul 2021
Dublin, Ireland56 contributions56 helpful votes
Great location !straight across the road from the train station. My room was very spacios and clean. Staff are lovely and very friendly. Breakfast in line with other 4 star hotels in italy. Price also very good for this level of hotel. I booked directly with im a star loyalty program and saved a lot. I would highly recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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peter102110 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom262 contributions347 helpful votes
The location is handy for the railway station and airport, not so much for the city centre, which is about 20mins on foot. Our room was fairly large and well appointed, with all usual amenities. Service was generally friendly and efficient, although having only one member of staff serving the breakfast buffet with five others standing around seemed rather odd. When I pointed this out, the manager walked away shrugging his shoulders. It was excellent value, though - joining their loyalty programme unlocks some excellent deals directly through their website.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Marius Richard Cilia wrote a review Feb 2020
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Choose Star Hotel for a 4 day visit to Bologna and do not regret it. Very clean room, helpful staff and extremely near to train station. Central to all areas of interest in Bologna and shops and markets just minutes away.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from DirezioneStarhotels, General Manager at Starhotels Excelsior
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Dear mariusrichardcIlia, thank you for your feedback - we are glad to read you enjoyed the strategic location of the hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Starhotels Excelsior Management
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Frequently Asked Questions about Starhotels Excelsior
Which popular attractions are close to Starhotels Excelsior?
Nearby attractions include Stazione di Bologna Centrale (0.09 km), Porta Galliera (0.2 km), and I Famosi Tortellini della Nonna (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Starhotels Excelsior?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Starhotels Excelsior?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Starhotels Excelsior?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Starhotels Excelsior?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gustopiano, Ristorante Pizzeria La Verace, and Il Panino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Starhotels Excelsior?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Starhotels Excelsior offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.